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Big Buzz

March 17, 2011

I am envious of skinny girls, especially the ones who eat. Oprah and I have been size 10, 12, 14, and well… I’ll stop there. Which is where most fashion ends, unless you are City Chic. They celebrate size 14 to 24 curves the way 17th century Rubens painted voluptuous female nudes, fleshy and fabulous.

It’s taken four centuries for curves to come back and City Chic is making the most of it. Their vixen themed runway show at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival climaxed with a design by Tealia Scott of Kamikaze Couture. BMG model Laura Wells strutted out in heels taller than I am. Okay, that’s an exaggeration from the gal confined to flats.

Covered in a black veil and wearing fishnets and chains, Laura looked hot. Then she got hotter. She pulled down her veil which rejoined the still almost see-through skirt. giving the audience more wow: curvaceous cleavage and full breasts that jiggled. Buxom bouncing happens so rarely on runways that I gasped then smiled. I was not alone.

David Caird, a photographer with the Herald Sun, captured the glamazon on film and everyone made news. Except for the dress’s designer, Telia Scott which made me even more delighted that she gave us an interview which I will post when wordpress and I stop dueling.

Congratulations City Chic for making the most of your market niche and for understanding that partnering with gifted designers generates great media buzz.

P.S. Bravo to Cosmopolitan magazine for co-sponsoring the show. Their fourteen year commitment to ‘body love’ has meant zero starvation diets on their pages. Yum yum.

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