ELLE France, Tara Lynn, and the Curvy Issue

Tara Lynn Elle France Curvy Issue We have seen another Magazine (albeit an international one) display the beauty of the Curvy Fashionista. With me in California, I immediately jumped to internet to find me the images of the anticipated Special Roundes Issue of ELLE France!

EIGHTEEEN images make up the spread of Tara Lynn in all her vivacious glory! I am in love! Okay… so… asides from the spread, I am even more psyched that they featured French plus size fashion bloggers!


Valerie from Blog to be Alive, Stephanie from Le Blog de Big Beauty, and  Lisa from Modeuses Rondes!

So what does this fashion spread look like?

For starters, I am happy that they featured a variety of designers- not just high fashion mainstream who have done a feature piece for the shoot, but a variety of designers, showing the likes of Marina Rinaldi (member that Ideeli invite I told you about?), Ralph Lauren Black Label, and Max Mara- sprinkled with a dash of Gucci and Hermes!


Tara Lynn Elle France Curvy Issue

Tara Lynn Elle France Curvy Issue

Tara Lynn Elle France Curvy Issue

Tara Lynn Elle France Curvy Issue

Tara Lynn Elle France Curvy Issue

Tara Lynn Elle France Curvy Issue

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(all images from Elle France Pulp Fashion Spread)

What do you think? Do you like? Or Hate? I am excited… now, the question is, when will an American Magazine don a full frontal fashion spread like our International Friends?

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  • http://www.thebiggirlblog.blogspot.com thebiggirlblog

    She is beyond gorgeous!

    Not only is she in the Mag, but she’s on the COVER… amazing!

    My fave shot is the one of her hips and legs… I also love the one of her sitting down with the white blouse/black skirt. Hmmm we can usually get international mags here in NYC, I may have to go pick this one up!


  • http://mylipstickonhercollar.com Stiletto Siren

    She is so stunning it kills me! I absolutely love it and it is so exciting that the French Fatshion bloggers got included! I must hunt down a copy of this issue, in Idaho thats going to be quite the task though!


    • http://www.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

      You may want to check Borders!!! They always carry obscure mags!!!

  • http://www.dailyvenusdiva.com Stephanie Danforth

    I LOVE IT!!! Not only is she gorgeous but she has Curves for days. Nothing against smaller plus size models (because there’s room for everyone) but seeing a model with a little extra cushion is GREAT!!!

  • http://www.boudjua.blogspot.com Kristal

    Ahh I am in heaven!!! Yes, I agree when will America do something like this?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/katedillon Moe

    She’s gorgeous of course. My first thought is that wicker chair must be prickly.

    If we got that here I’d totally pick it up. Those images would look great on a bulletin board!!

  • http://www.thecurvycoach.com/752 Kimmoy

    Wow, I can’t believe how much France is embracing plus models, this is awesome and I love, love the black and white photos. The cover is hot, very classy and chic…is that a jumpsuit or two piece? and who is it by? For some strange reason I have a thing for white outfits this season lol

    Thanks for sharing!


    • http://www.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

      I got you!!!! Kimmoy thanks for the love!

  • http://beautyestdiverse.blogspot.com/ Beauty Is Diverse

    I think Tara looks amazing, she’s beautiful has a great body and congrats to her for landing the cover and having a huge editorial spread.

  • http://www.cidstylefile.com/ V

    Don’t know why but when I saw the imagines of French Elle I got so excited. I think I like this spread a tad better than the V Mag issue, because ELLE is more recognized. French Elle showed curvy ladies that represent us and the fashions seem more attainable and do for us. Also seeing a fellow plus size bloggers made scream with glee! Ok Now I am off to go get my French Elle

  • http://www.plusmodelmagazine.com suzette

    wow! Wow! WOW! One word: LUSCIOUS! I love the nude because its SO REALISTIC! All of her thickness on full display! Then i love the fashion shot of her wearing black and white and sitting on the sculpted chair.
    There are two photos we can all learn from…the cleavage shot in black and white & the booty shot in the blue evening gown. Both show off her glorious assets in a very understated way; elegant, not overtly sexy.

    Hurray for Tara Lynn! I’m thrilled someone besides miss renn got this opportunity!

  • http://www.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

    @suzette – I LOVE the booty shot in the gown! That one is my favorite!!!! I <3 this issue!

  • Alexandra

    sorry, but this girl is just fat..
    why they going from one extreme to another one,
    too skinny, too fat.
    why they not gonna show normal looking girls. because that not normal.
    she had beautiful face but thats it.

  • Nika

    She’s beatufil but why doesn’t anyone promote models in regular sizes? I mean 8-10? Fashion world promotes only unnaturaly thin models or a little bit overweight models. So my question is what about the rest of women, who are perefctly fit?

  • Asiashamp

    She is gorgeous! She is so beautiful and realistic! I’m from poland and there people are… not so wise to aprecciate her! I don’t agree with them, because I think she is very beautiful, isn’t she?

  • http://www.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

    @Nika – You know what is interesting is that for the longest time, the size 8/10 model had been used as an industry standard for plus sizes… and even now, there are many agencies that send out a size 8 or 10 model for jobs, when a call for plus is being requested. I think that right now, there is a push to show the different ranges, and while it may be or feel one extreme or the other, I feel that eyes are being opened to see the beauty in a full figured woman, especially at a time when society is quick to judge a plus size woman on her looks alone… so we shall see… if this sparks an integration of women of all sizes, then I think we are onto something here…

  • http://www.michellereneeplusmodel.zoomshare.com michellerenee

    Just outstanding! I too commend French Elle for using a size 16 model instead of the safe and usual choice of size 10/12 Crystal. I’ve long admired Tara Lynn’s beauty, even in simple product shots (i.e. Kiyonna) To address the comment of a previous poster: “where are the 8-10′s?”, we’re more likely to see them in a “plus” spread. Allegra comes to mind in a previous Vogue shape issue, & the lovely Kasia, who appeared in the V issue is also on the smaller end of plus. Size 6 is really models’ no man’s land!

  • roberto394

    Piekne fotki tylko dlaczego tak mało, proszę więcej!

    (In English) Beautiful photos but why so little, please more!

  • Ania

    Tara jest piękną kobietą, pełną seksapilu. Podziwiam ją za to, że nie boi pokazać się taką jaka jest. Mam nadzieję, że uda się jej zrobić karierę, może nawet jako modelki. Nie powinno się promować tylko wychudzonych modelek, bo takich jest wiele i niczym między sobą się nie różnią. tara górą.!

    (In english) Tara is a beautiful woman, full of sex appeal. I admire her for that, that is not afraid to show up for as they are. I hope that it succeeds in a career, perhaps as a model. Should be promoted not only emaciated models, because such a lot and nothing between them is no different. tara hill.!

  • http://www.fuller-fillies.co.uk Suzanne

    She’s a real beauty and should be applauded! I want to say “at last – a real woman” but she is way more beautiful than the average, but then that’s models for you. I am the world’s ONLY designer of plus-sized horse-riding wear (can you believe it?) which we manufacture and sell around the world – and we ONLY use plus-sized models (18/20 typically) and get nothing but positive feedback from the public. Fuller Fillies has a fantastic following worldwide and on facebook (facebook.com/fullerfillies)and that isn’t only from bigger girls but also from appreciative men.
    bring on the revolution!

    • http://www.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

      Bring it!!!!

  • Sarah

    She is lovely!! I think she has a lovely body and I think that all people’s sizes should be accepted in magazines and ad’s.

    Thanks for doing this!

    • http://www.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

      I concur! I think and hope this is more than a random act of kindness… lol.. I really do feel the current changing! :)

  • LC

    She is absolutely beautiful and totally thee sexiest! What’s not to love about this voluptuous vixen? Too bad the world thinks scranny is it. Scranny is actually revolting and this young lady is revolutionary :o)

  • http://www.simplyyours.co.uk Charlotte

    Tara looks stunning – seriously killer curves!

    D’you think there’ll ever come a day where this become normality rather than news-worthy? Here’s hoping!

    Thanks for this Marie :)