I’m so excited about Love Your Body Day! I get to judge a modeling contest with Plus Model Magazine and Brand Model and Talent Agency. The model wins a contract with Brand, a cover and editorial in Plus Model Magazine and a chance to join the ranks of the famous Hips & Curves faces and to have her curves seen by millions of people around the world!
I can’t wait to meet all of the contests and find out who we’ll do our shoot with. I love working with sensual, vulnerable, curvy women. I love how our lingerie looks on soft, feminine bodies. I love the strength and vulnerability our models show when they get under the lights and stand (or sit or lie down) in the middle of our studio in lingerie, and bare their souls to me, the camera and the world.
What I look for in a model is someone who is totally comfortable in her body. When she puts on a piece of lingerie she commits to the look and makes it happen. When she’s wearing our products she can’t be timid or afraid or concerned about how her stomach, hips, arms – whatever – look. She has to love and accept all of herself – even what she might perceive as her flaws. She doesn’t just put on a piece of lingerie and pose – she lets who she is come through her eyes, her face, her body and the way she moves. She gives 100% of herself and doesn’t withhold anything from the photographer or the camera. She embodies strength and vulnerability. During a shoot, we give everything we have – and the model has to give everything she has to make it a success.
Being a Hips & Curves model is not for the faint of heart. But it’s a wonderful experience for the brave, daring, sensual – or even the timid, who want to break out of their comfort zone and do something truly incredible. Our models inspire people to be proud of their curves and their sensuality. They are role models and powerful examples of embracing their feminine power I’ve read the emails from customers and seen the faces of the crew during the shoots. I’ve seen perspectives shift and eyes being opened for the first time. What could be more inspiring than seeing soft curvy figures, moving to the music and being free, confident and amazing?
If you’re curious, excited, confident (or want to be more confident) send us your pics! Sign up for the contest here.