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    Saturday, September 30, 2006
    Modeling Gig....


    IGIGI and Model Service Agency, LLC Start National Model Search

    Plus-size Clothing Company to Bring New Faces to Plus-size Modeling

    San Francisco, California—October 1, 2006--IGIGI,, a leading designer, manufacturer and retailer of designer clothing in sizes 14-32, today announced the launch of a brand new, national plus-size model search in partnership with Model Service Agency, LLC, scheduled to start today and end in September 2007. IGIGI will run the contest entitled National Model Search on its website in order to select the model of the year out of the twelve model-of-the-month winners. Entrants will have a chance to apply on IGIGI website between 12:01 AM on the 1st of the month and 11:59 PM on the last day of the current month and the winner of the month will be announced by the 25th of the following month. For entrants who apply between October 1st and October 31st, the winner will be announced on the website by November 25th. More information can be found under promotions section at DeVoe Signature Events, and Divine Magazine will also be major contributors throughout the contest.

    “We are extremely excited about this contest” said Yuliya Zeltser, IGIGI Founder. “At IGIGI, we have always been very conscious of using models that are truly representative of the curvaceous beauty out there in the community, and it has tremendously helped us establish and maintain a strong rapport with our customers. As a designer, I think it is very important that we continue to scout fresh, new faces that our customers can identify with.”

    Model Services Agency will provide the model of the year with a one year modeling contract, a

    free photo test with a top photographer in New York, dinner for two, and theater tickets. IGIGI will award her with a $500 IGIGI gift certificate and participation in an IGIGI photo shoot with professional models, and run a feature article about the winner on its website. In addition, she will have a consultation session with model guru Catherine Schuller of, modeling coaching by DeVoe Signature Events and the opportunity to appear as a special runway guest in their Dangerous Curves Tour.

    IGIGI will run an interview with the twelve models of the month on IGIGI LifeStyle section as well as reward each winner with a $100 IGIGI gift certificate, a book on fashion or modeling by one of the authors and stylists IGIGI works with, and a consultation session on modeling with a representative from Model Service Agency.

    “This is a great opportunity for all aspiring models out there” said Anthony Higgins, Director of Model Services Agency. “There is a huge demand for plus-size models, and we are delighted to partner IGIGI to discover new faces for the industry.”

    IGIGI collections are inspired by the latest European and American trends. The designs are created with a goal to accentuate and celebrate the beauty and sensuality of the curvaceous female figure rather than cover it up with piles of fabric. IGIGI believes that words like ample, opulent, curvaceous, and voluptuous should be mainstays in the fashion dictionary.

    Based in the heart of San Francisco, IGIGI designs, manufactures, and distributes apparel and accessories for fashion-loving women sizes 14-32. IGIGI understands and strives to fulfill the needs and desires of the under-represented modern, voluptuous customer. IGIGI apparel and accessories can be found online at, as well as at specialty boutiques and stores.

    Thanks to Ozlem of Igigi for this update.

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    Wednesday, September 27, 2006
    You Are Most Like Carrie!

    You're quirky, flirty, and every guy's perfect first date.
    But can the guy in question live up to your romantic ideal?
    It's tough for you to find the right match - you're more than a little picky.
    Never fear... You've got a great group of friends and a
    great closet of clothes, no matter what!

    Romantic prediction: You'll fall for someone this year...

    Totally different from any guy you've dated.

    Tuesday, September 26, 2006
    Sweetface and H&M Unload Plus Size Lines...

    Both H&M and Sweetface have discontinued their plus-sized clothing lines. Here is their response as to why the lines have been ended:

    H&M and Jennifer Lopez's Sweetface Fashion LLC, brands known for style-conscious yet relatively affordable clothing, are discontinuing their plus-size lines in the United States. (H&M's collection, called BiB for Big is Beautiful, will continue to be sold in other countries.)

    "It's absolutely not an image issue," said Lisa Sandberg, director of communications for H&M in the United States. Her sentiment was echoed by Andy Hilfiger, president and co-founder of Sweetface, as well as representatives of the Gap, J. Crew and other companies that offer extended sizes online.

    According to Hilfiger, the plus-size line "did okay." The problem, he said, was that department stores stocked it in their plus-size departments; Hilfiger wanted it in juniors, next to the brand's other sizes.

    "A lot of designers, they're not advertising the plus-size line," Hilfiger said. "I wanted a girl that was a size 2 to shop with a size 13."

    Hilfiger admitted that designing for plus-size customers takes experience -- a point that Lane Bryant likes to emphasize.

    Article Coutesy of The Washington Post

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    Tuesday, September 19, 2006
    Roll Call: Some Funnier Moments at My Recent Photo Shoot

    A recent pic of your girl Yasi being silly at a test fashion shoot. Posted by Picasa

    Me to Photographer: Why give 'em sexy when laughter is more fun?Posted by Picasa

    Will I be able to stop lauging long enough to get some good shots?
    See the final product on Myspace:

    Plus Size Vogue Supermodel Crystal Renn to says to World...



    By Sharon Van Geuns
    CRYSTAL Renn is top fashion house Dolce & Gabbana's newest modelling sensation... and she's a curvy Size 16 who weighs 11st 7lb.

    Crystal Renn, 20, has appeared in Vogue, is the current darling of designer Jean-Paul Gaultier and has stormed the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week.
    Ironically Crystal has only found fame AFTER gaining weight.
    When London Fashion Week starts tomorrow, most of the models will be stick-thin. But pressure is growing for the policy to change.
    Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell yesterday called for a ban on super-thin stars, warning that ordinary girls feel under pressure to starve themselves to get the same look. It comes after Madrid's Fashion Week banned the skinniest girls and South American model Luisel Ramos, 22, died from heart failure moments after stepping off a catwalk.
    Crystal is all for the ban. She says: "I'm glad the fashion industry has begun to change and use healthy-sized women. It's not a moment too soon."

    The industry took a different view three years ago. Crystal, 5ft 9in, had starved and exercised herself down to seven stone and Size 4, losing 4st 6lb after a modelling scout said she needed to shrink if she was to make it big. But despite her stick-insect size, she still struggled to find fame, and developed worrying health problems. Her hair thinned and began to fall out, her skin was spotty and dry and her periods stopped. She knew things had to change after she began to gain weight despite almost nothing thing. She says: "My agents would say 'Maybe you should go on a diet'. I'm going, 'You must be kidding!' There was nothing left to cut out."

    Crystal changed agents, joining Ford Models which has represented the likes of Rachel Hunter and now looks after supermodels such as Erin O'Connor and Paris Hilton. They suggested she become a Plus Size model - and she has since featured in spreads in Vogue and Vanity Fair, appeared on the catwalk for Jean-Paul Gaultier in Paris and will be in the November issue of German Vogue.

    Florida-born Crystal had been told to lose nearly 40 per cent of her body weight by a modelling scout when she was just 14. "The scout told me I had potential, but that I had to lose 10 inches off my hips and about four and a half stones. I just said 'sure' and so did my mother because we did not really grasp what that meant. I was young and naive. I cut out bread and would eat egg whites instead of yolks and low-fat dressing. In three months I lost 20lb. The scout told me I was doing great and to keep going. That is when it got very extreme. I began counting
    everything to the last calorie."

    The maximum number of calories a day Crystal would eat was 800. But she would often survive on around 600 (the recommended amount for women is 2,000). She lived on high-fibre cereal, vegetables and lettuce.

    She exercised obsessively, working out seven days a week for up to three hours. She says: "I also drank obscene amounts of water and although I never got into laxatives, the cereal had that effect. No sugar, no fat, no protein, nothing. I kept notes of what I ate and put pictures of models on my bedroom wall so I'd see them the minute I woke up. And if I went over my limit of 600 calories, I'd go to the gym immediately. "

    It took her two years to lose the weight and at her skinniest she weighed seven stone. "Emaciated as I was, I never thought I had an eating disorder," she says. "For me, it was more like a marketing plan. My whole philosophy was, 'Thin is a job requirement. .. you need to act professional' ."

    Between 16 and 17 she stayed super skinny, but then the weight began to creep back on.

    After working 15-hour days in the studio she was struggling to put in the hours at the gym. She says: "I'd work out past midnight, sleep, and do it again."

    Crystal says she will never go back to being skinny - and wants to urge young girls not to do anything as drastic as she did in a bid to make it big in the fashion world..

    She says: "I was not happy. Now I am. And if I gain weight, I gain weight. I eat healthily, but I eat what I want. I want. really like turkey burgers and crab cakes. I love pizza and ice cream!"

    She adds: "The biggest lesson I learned is to be who I am. The happiness I feel inside comes through to the camera now, you can see it. It has made me a more successful model."

    Article courtesy of

    Saturday, September 16, 2006
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    Friday, September 15, 2006
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    Monday, September 11, 2006
    World's Fattest Man Realizes the Consequences of Poor Eating Habit

    by Monalisa Hyden

    World's fattest man Manuel Uribe Garza, 40, weighs 1235 pounds. Due to his morbid obesity, he faces challenges like inability to move and walk. Manuel Uribe, was born in the state of Nuevo León, México and lives in San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León. He is considered the fattest man in the world because he weighs over 550 kilos (1210 lbs.) and remained confined to bed since the past 5 years! Manuel, with restricted movement, has to meet all his physiological necessities from bed. His mother takes care of his necessities and looks after his auto parts sales business through telephone and internet. Manuel has now realized that his poor eating habits caused him to suffer from morbid obesity. He says that he had very poor eating habits.

    Eating habit is a prime concern of the nations where obesity is high in population. Life is fast and hectic today and there is no time to sit and plan your every step, even take the pain to prepare healthy food at home on regular basis. The best way to help our health under this circumstance is to make appropriate eating habit and avoid unhealthy food as well as lifestyle. This will make a great difference for you to keep a good figure as well as enjoy good energy level throughout the day. Here is some fitting healthy habit you should incorporate in your hectic daily life. They are easy and at the same time cost effective.

    1. Drink water throughout the day, as many glasses you can.
    Water is a wonder substance which is great for your skin,
    digestive system, circulatory system and aids in weight loss and
    cellulite reduction.

    2. You can replace high-sugar food with low-sugar or no-sugar
    versions. Refined sugar foods are bottomless pit of calorie,
    almost all soft drinks, baked goods, candy and ice creams etc.

    3. Keep coffee and soda intake under control. Substitute these
    with fresh fruit juice and green tea.

    4. Plan what you will eat beforehand and keep everything at home
    to prepare healthy meal. When you are grocery shopping, do not
    forget to pick up bags of baby carrots, nuts, fresh and dried
    fruit, string cheese, single serving packs of applesauce,
    wholegrain crackers, yogurt, peanut butter, turkey jerky, etc.
    This way you will be able to avoid unhealthy foods and fast food
    options outside your home.

    5. Pack your lunch the night before so that you do not have to
    munch on vending machines and office cafeteria later on.

    6. Whenever possible make an excuse to walk. And walk as much as
    you can.

    7. Exercise at least thrice a week or if possible minimum 15
    minutes a day. This will boost up your energy level and keep you

    8. Get enough sleep. It is important for your good health and
    peaceful mind to have at least 6 hours sound sleep every night.

    The recommended tips are easy to follow but the outcome is a
    healthy and fit body with no extra pounds, which is obviously
    the key to a happy and energetic life yielding you success in
    every step.


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    Saturday, September 09, 2006
    The Look: A little EVEspiration....

    Always known to make a statement with both her lyrics and her look, cutting edge rapper come actress/designer Eve, shows she still has what it takes to add some spice to the mix both on and off the stage at a recent MTV Total Request Live taping in NYC...

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