Stereotypical fashion calendars typically exclude plus-size models.
A woman has decided to challenge these fashion calendars with 18 women from across America.
A plus-size fashion blogger at The B Word, Brianna McDonnell intends to “empower body confidence in women through fashion and fashion imagery” after her own childhood experiences left her feeling excluded.
The Los Angeles-based model quoted to HuffPost UK: “As a young girl I was obsessed with the fantasy of fashion editorial magazines, but felt isolated from fashion because of my size.”
Starting her own blogging platform in 2015, it wasn’t long before McDonnell decided to start her ‘Be In Your Skin’ movement, which encourages a more body-positive attitude in young females.
This movement then created the idea of a calendar.
McDonnell said: “[It was] not only to honor the legacy of editorial fashion calendars but to create a space where plus-size women could be seen in an editorial, artful, sexy and represented way.”
McDonnell has been working on the 2018 edition of the calendar for six months with her favorite plus-size bloggers, models and influencers.
According to her, “The #BEinyourskin Plus Size Editorial Wall Calendar is a celebration, it’s a daily reminder that plus-size, fat, curvy, thick, chunky bodies are good bodies and can be seen in an artful, editorial, fashion way.”
The calendars are exclusively available on her blogging platform. They have just gone on sale.