So one of my absolute favorite stores Re/Dress NYC is having a model search contest and lord do I want to apply. I've never been someone who thought of modeling or had an interest in it (although as you know I do like to have my picture taken), but this contest is different than most.
To start with I think the world of Re/Dress and its owner Deb Malkin. I've written about Re/Dress several times before and featured many articles of clothing that I have purchased there. Re/Dress is out to change the way society views fat women and how fat women view themselves. They're more than a place to buy some clothes, they're revolutionary and I want to be a part of that. The application involves not just a photo, but also a short essay about what you love about your body and 3 pieces of advice you'd give to women who are struggling with self love. Now that is a contest I can get behind.
Contributing to their awesomeness is that the cutoff to even be eligible is a size 18 and most plus size models are more along the lines of a 10/12/14 and hover at around 5'10. I am 5'4 and have sizes in my wardrobe ranging from a medium to a 2x, a 10-20, so I'm at the low-end of the spectrum but I'm thinking I'll apply - I can work on my essay on the plane tomorrow. The real question now is what photos to submit? If you want to weigh in with your fave photos check out my sets on flickr or past outfits on the blog and let me know what you like best.