The Model and Me: Ever looked at a model wearing an item of clothing that appeals to you and dismissed the purchase out of hand? Yep, me too. Well, I’m here to tell you that you SHOULD get into that change room and give the object of your desire a try. You may not look like the model (I don’t, I’m a size 14), but you never know, it just may look right for you.
I was asked to be a model recently. Which is hilarious. Because I am not.
And the other models, who were not models either, were not getting my jokes about “modules” as so eloquently termed by blogger Jo Thornely in her very, very funny Australia’s Next Top Model blog posts.
So, I decided to just drink a glass of champers and make the most of it.
And it’s one I’ll continue to do, not just because of the aforementioned champagne or that I think I have tickets on myself. No, I do it because I want to show those present that you don’t have to be a skinny minny to wear this “one-size-fits-most” label.
It really is about choosing styles from within each collection to suit.
One top from the current collection worked so well for me that it’s now hanging in my wardrobe. It’s the Manipulate Tank ($139.95), as shown here on the model.
See how it has a kind of upside down u-shape going on under the bust? That, my dear Stylers, works to create beautiful shape in that area and around the waist. The “manipulate” bit comes from the ability to change the position on the ties that dangle down from the u-shape. You can make the top look longer or shorter depending on how you want to work the layers to suit your body shape.
It’s the perfect top for over skinny jeans or a tube-style maxi skirt. And in the “me” photo below, you’ll see it teamed with a Metalicus skirt in the same colour and fabric, making it look like a dress. Genius.
Are you are Metalicus fan? Does the concept of one-size-fits-most layering scare you a little? And importantly, do you think there’s room for a middle-aged, curvy addition to Australia’s Next Top Model?