Saturday, April 11, 2009

Henry N. Jackson's Real Size Collection Launch!

It's about time! A real size collection for real women! If you wanna know more about designer, Henry Jackson, please visit his website at:

If you are in the NYC area on Thursday, please come out and support Henry and myself...


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Qristyl Frazier Designs

March 29th was the launch of plus fashion designer, Qristyl Frazier's Spring Collection on her website,

Check me out, and support Qristyl! She was one of the featured designers on BET's Rip the Runway last year! I was honored to do a shoot with her in the latest fashions! I want that leopard print jumpsuit! Sizes start @ size 10 and up...


Miss NYC Plus 2009

This is my show...once a year I throw together a runway model competition exclusively for plus size models-in-the-making. They compete against each other for the title of Miss NYC Plus along with the chance to be a borough queen... I must say, this is the 2nd year that I did the show, and it was a HUGE success both times, selling out IN A THEATER venue... not a club, a banquet hall or hotel conference room.. this was a REAL venue.. that's how I operate!

Special thanx to:

Congratulations to the grand prize Winner, Troy Safi, Miss NYC Plus 2009
(photo credit Dyi Kinney)



Ok, it's Spring 2009... I'm late, but Im gonna play catchup... Let's go back to January 2009.
Something I would like to share with you all, then you can be the judge..

On Saturday, January 10, 2009, I did a private photoshoot to upgrade my portfolio with Lucas Pics. Husband and wife team, Luke Jones and Maddy Jones (she is the editor of Plus Model Magazine, online mag exclusively for the aspiring plus model).

Weeks prior to the shoot, I emailed Maddy and told her I wanted my pics converted to black/white or grayscale because I am putting together my own personal modeling website... and I also told her I bought a tutu, and I wanted to shoot something avant garde and different.. She told me the background was white, instead of the usual gray (I have shot with them before)..

So I show up and show out like I normally do... and this is the result of what came out (pics are not retouched)...

Two weeks later, this is what showed up on the cover of the February issue of Plus Model Mag...
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#1. The model was styled by the editor of the magazine..Maddy Jones.
#2. Did she steal my concept from the January 10th photoshoot?
#3. Is this lack of creativity from someone you would expect to have creativity since her magazine reflects the style and essence of the curvy model?

Opinions please... don't hold back!

Why I'm starting this blog!

What's up? Let me introduce myself... my name is Chanel.. a plus model with a very disconbobulated view on the plus model industry...

Do you know me? Do you really think you know me? No you dont... I am a black sheep, an outcast, a diamond in the rough.. don't go there! I am a trendsetter.. So much that I felt the need to start documenting what I do and how I do it while allowing my haters the opportunity to follow me around to keep tabs on me... lol

So welcome! Holla at me whenever...