Robyn Lawley, Australian bombshell has just launched her latest swimwear line, and the spread is hot as hell! But Robyn isn't your typical model, she's considered one that is "plus size". What's a plus sized model? According to Meieli Sawyer, a freelance fashion and lifestyle journalist, a plus sized model must be at least 5"8 in height, wear a size 10 and up in clothing and bear a proportional figure.
But Robyn Lawley, along with many women world wide simply don't understand why models must be classified in different categories based on their weight. When speaking about a model, we don't generally categorize them by saying "blonde hair- blue eyed models" or "short hair- well structured face models". Yet, the term "plus sized model" is one very popular classification.
Lawley hates the term "plus size" but has come to realization that society will always group a person, and throwing her into the "plus size" pool is easiest. When Lawley first started modelling, words like "pig" and "hefty" were thrown at her like a ball. But now, the striking model explains that she's okay with that. "I'm really confident, and I love my body as it is," she told Ellen DeGeneres, "saying you love your body creates a positive rebound effect, you really start loving your body."
Like many teenagers who want to model, the Australian bombshell did her fair share of dieting. But even at her absolute skinniest, agencies told her that she wasn't thin enough to model. "I gave up. I fell in love with food [...] I started a food blog. Food's not the problem, it's society [...]. We should all be accepting our natural size," Lawley explained.
Robyn Lawley believes in natural beauty. She explains that her big bone structure simply doesn't allow her to have a super skinny figure. This Australian model stood up to several agencies that didn't believe she would make it in the modelling industry. Her courage and determination are an excellent example to society. "Be happy at your natural weight", she emphasized to Ellen.
The aim is to "put in place a team of hand-picked police officers whose activities will be guided by the principles of availability, visibility and accessibility."
These officers will undergo an intensive five-week "citizen immersion course" where they will be immersed in the community without weapons or uniforms in order to "raise awareness and influence his or her vision and approach in the field."
Ultimately, the new model is designed to "help the most vulnerable people, such as those suffering from addiction or homelessness, the elderly, or victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or abuse."
The government has also set aside a yearly investment of $300,000 for a "psychosocial intervention support team."
"A closer relationship between our police officers and our citizens will generate a better understanding on both sides, and thus favour interventions that are more preventive than repressive," said Guilbault.
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Montreal is such a creative hub. When it comes to fashion and design, I think that there's a lot of talent here. But it's not always easy for designers here in Montreal to broadcast their message where it needs to go.
There's a sensitivity to local production, which is something that we're really putting forward — local talent, local expertise, celebrating that through the production of all of our garments.
I think a lot of people are striving to revive the industry. With the new generation coming in, there's going to be also a new way of consuming local products and local production... it's nice to have a strong local economy and I think people are more and more sensitive to that for sure.
Can you give us a preview of what you'll be pitching to the Dragons?
Dragon's Den was excited to hear what we had to say and allow us to pitch the product and the brand to the Dragons. We're still waiting for the exact pitch date, but we're so excited to be able to show our project in our movement to the Dragons.
What we're looking for is obviously a key investor to help us take this worldwide. The goal is to be able to dress every wide man with quality products that are made in Canada, that are designed here in Montreal and bring this vision to the world through the magic of the internet age.
Our Kickstarter launched only weeks ago and we're already over our target. The demand is there and I think [the Dragons] were just also impressed with the branding, the story. What we really want is to offer to the wide men of the world something that they can be proud of for once.
Why do you think Wide The Brand important to you and the fashion industry as a whole?
The notion of sensuality and masculine fashion is all about chiselled bodies and there's this notion [that] wide bodies are not viewed as being attractive.
I also think that there is this misconception that plus-size men don't care about the way they look. And I think that for us, that's the root cause of everything.
It's not that we don't care about how we look. It's that we have no options to change the way we look. So if we have no options and no possibilities, how can we change our reality?
And that's what Wide The Brand is about. To give these men options, giving them the possibility to build their own persona show to the world instead of having to deal with the one that's offered to them because no one has ever shown them. There is no reason why plus-size fashions should not be as stylish comfortable.