All I know is that if you know me you KNOW I love me some Monif C. She is one of my fave plus designers in the industry and I had the pleasure of modeling for her "My Beach Is Better" swim event last week. She outdid herself and put together such a classy promotional event for bloggers to come see her new designs. She's makin' us curvy girls look delicious for the beach this summer!
Hello beautiful people! I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to update the blog! I tend to default to my Instagram (which I LOVE and you can follow me at: MsTiffanyBank), Facebook and Twitter so please pardon my delay on the updates!! Where do I start? Fashion Week is a good place to start!
I came back from LA just in time to attend New York Fashion Week and I got the opportunity to sit front row in a few awesome shows that included some friends of mine who modeled in them! I even got to see my girl Lil Kim work the runway and model icon Janice Dickinson! One of these days Ill get to strut on a NYFW runway! I'm claiming it! Maybe it will happen in September?? ;)
my volup2 magazine editorial
Sooo if you read any interview of mine during my time on BIG SEXY you'll know that my biggest inspiration to start modeling was my friend/mentor Velvet D'Amour. If it weren't for her I'm not sure I would have had the confidence to even contemplate modeling. Over the course of 6 years she's stood by my side and has been a shoulder to lean on when I needed support. This past September I was able to go to Paris to shoot with her for her own magazine, Volup2! She shot the editorial and it definitely was a full-circle moment for me in my career. I'm so thankful for the opporutnity and couldn't believe I was able to actually model for Velvet herself 6 years later. Isn't that amazing? I can't show you the full editorial but here are a couple snapshots! I hope you love. It debuted on Valentines Day which was the perfect way to celebrate the holiday for me. ;) To purchase your copy please visit the site here.
back at columbia!
I'm just one of those lucky girls who got a dream opportunity to speak at Columiba University last year and then got asked to speak again this year for their Body Wellness Week at Barnard College, Columbia's women's college. According to the women's wellness department it was the most attended event of their Body Wellness week and was well-received by the students. What was even more amazing is that a couple alumni from my talk last year showed up along with friends and a few Instagram supporters of mine. It truly was a magical night filled with deep conversation about body image, sexuality, the fashion industry and, of course, it was filled with lots of laughs. Thank you Barnard for having me back!
bet's rip the runway
How cool is it that BET asked me back to model for them for their yearly runway show, Rip The Runway, which merges fashion with music?! I was super stoked to be casted and got to work with some AMAZING models and friends yet again this year. It's always a fun time backstage at Rip The Runway and I got the chance to get interviewed by Atlanta Housewife Kenya Moore (watch it here). I also got to model a wrap dress by Igigi and walk alongside yummy R&B artist Omarion! The hosts this year, Kelly Rowland and Boris Kodjoe, did an awesome job! If you missed me rip the runway with my Size Sexy girls you can check it out by clicking the photo below!
love from germany!
Shout-out to SixxTv in Germany for playing my show BIG SEXY! And thank you to the fans who sent fan mail and love via my Facebook Fan Page! Muchhhhh love to you!
Feature in Skorch
Thank you Skorch Magazine for featuring me in their #HonorMyCurves feature this month! This is why I love Instagram and the plus positive community there! You can check out the feature here!
It's been an awesome couple month's and I'm just getting started! I can't wait to see what else is in store for 2013 and I'm so ready for the journey! Thank you again for all your amazing support and love!!!
Hey hey hey loves. Just wanted to share my interview and feature with UK based SLINK Magazine. They are such a fun group and I was honored they chose to interview me. I love this mag for so many reasons: the editorials, the clean layout, the mixture of fashion and lifestyle. Great job Slink and thank you again for having me!! Special squishy hugs to writer and designer Jeffrey Michael who interviewed me and gave me lots of smiles and laughs and thanks to my girl Gabi Gregg :) Please read my interview here on pages 82-85. (photo by White Cedar Photography)
Hey loves! I apologize this comes with such a delay but I wanted to share my interview/feature with Fashion Sign Magazine. Fashion Sign is a new print magazine based out of Canada and I was honored that they chose to interview and shoot me for a feature. The shots were taken by one of my *fave* photographers, Cat, at White Cedar Photogrpahy and in almost all the shots I wore Mercura Sunglasses , a celebrtiy eyewear designer. (I LOVE THEM). To purchase your own copy of the magazine please click here. I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think! Besos!
Hey yummies! Check out this fun feature that retailer Jessica London did on me today for their site! They were kind enough to have me come play dress up in their closet and I got to choose a few of my favorite things AND you can shop my looks! How cool is that?! We laughed non-stop during our shoot and they made me feel right at home. I hope you enjoy the Q&A too! Happy shopping and thank you again Jessica London! Please click on the photo below for all the goodies :)
One of my favorite things about being a fit model is being apart of the process of creating more fashionable options for the plus-size woman. I was fortunate enough to model for The Limited's new plus-size line called Eloquii this past year. Seeing it all come to life has been so exciting and such a blessing! I hope you enjoy the new line and I'm so grateful to The Limited for going out on a limb and listening to the plus-size consumer. It's a win-win situation! Thanks to Eloquii for inviting me to their beautiful launch party this week with host and my girl Gabi Fresh!
You asked for it! Here it is! My editorial and interview for Obvious Magazine as seen in BIG SEXY :) What do you guys think? Special shout-out to Jerris, Douglas, Darya and the entire team for this amazing opportunity. This was a dream photo shoot because I got to do old Hollywood glam and wear high-end couture gowns from Jiovanni Couture. I wanted to live in this gowns!! Click on the photo below for the whole spread :)
I had the pleasure of wearing eyewear designer Mercura for a fun photoshoot with White Cedar Photography recently. Their designs have been seen on celebs like Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Elton John. They are SO sweet and I look forward to working with them again!! (link here: http://tinyurl.com/3l7lev2)
Hellllo guys. My Spring editorial is here! I'm modeling City Chic in this month's PLUS Model Magazine. Hope you enjoy it! Special shout-out to the PLUS dream team!!!
Big hugs and shout-out to PLUS Model Magazine for blogging about my cover this week AND including the cover in the April Issue!! I love you guys SOOOO much!!!!!
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