Model of the Month : Michelle Barnes (Shelly)

Our December, and final Model of the Month for 2018, is Michelle Barnes (Shelly)! Michelle started working with us through long time SG model, Shenelle, and has participated in multiple shoots, shows, and campaigns since. Learn more about her below!   1. Aside from occasionally modeling for SmartGlamour – what do you do? I consider myself a jill of many trades. I am going to dote on myself a little bit. I am a professional plus model (signed with agency support). I often do lifestyle modeling and commercial modeling. In addition, I am a professional fit model. I also walk in runway shows….

Model of the Month : katie bishop

Our June Model of the Month is katie bishop! She’s participated in two runway shows, multiple shoots, campaigns, and our Round Table Discussion video with LGBTQIA folks. She’s also in our Model Directory! Learn more about her below. [hr] 1. Aside from occasionally modeling for SmartGlamour – what do you do? my main focus in life is building community and creating connections between my social groups. i have communities of friends centred around queerness, kink, coffee, music, and performance and i really enjoy bridging gaps between them all and introducing people to other people and holding space for new friends…

Fashion is for everyone. Clothing can heal.

One of my biggest personal gripes with the fashion industry is how exclusionary it is – not just in size and price accessibility – but in pretension. Everyone wears clothing – yet the industry at large spends money + energy making folks feel left out, not good enough. They hope this is “aspirational” – that we will pay hand over fist to get an invite to the cool club. But for many folks – it just makes us not want to participate at all. No more. Not here. Fashion is for everyone. And it can heal. I’m so excited to…

Model of the Model : Jenna Lee

January’s Model of the Month feature is Jenna Lee! Jenna joined the SG family during the #InYourSize campaign and then came back for our Spring 2017 runway show. Always happy to have her! Learn more about her below. [hr] 1. Aside from occasionally modeling for SmartGlamour – what do you do? I’m a subacute rehabilitation nurse. I help take care of patients after surgery. I love my job but it’s beyond challenging at times, so I do model as often as I can. I try to split to two equally. 2. How did you get involved with the brand? I…

Model of the Month : Moet Cristal

A few days late, but our last Model of the Month feature from 2017 is here, in 2018! This month we are introducing you to Moet Cristal – an SG staple who has been in multiple shoots, shows, and campaigns. Moet even created the floral backdrop from our Fall 2016 shoot and show. Learn more about this awesome artist below! [hr] 1. Aside from occasionally modeling for SmartGlamour – what do you do?  I’m a freelance plus size model, visual artist focusing on curvy colorful work in mixed media, photography & digital form, as well as a personal care assistant.2. How…

5 Fashion New Year’s Resolutions to Make 2018 Your Best-Dressed!

It’s almost 2018 — which means that “New Year’s Resolution” season is just around the corner. You know: the couple of weeks where everyone resolves to become less themselves. Smaller. Quieter. More “disciplined.” Normally, we’re not big fans of New Year’s resolutions here, specifically because many people use this time to get down on themselves. However, this year, we’re going to flip the script. If you absolutely must make a New Year’s resolution, why not make one that encourages you to show up, unapologetically, as more of yourself? To help you get started, here are 5 body-positive, fashion-focused New Year’s…

Introducing the SmartGlamour Tribute Series: Feminist Artists of the 1970s

It’s almost Christmas, but did you know that SmartGlamour’s clothing lines have a hidden “easter egg?” You may have noticed that many of our products have people’s names — that’s not just a stylistic choice; it’s a deliberate way in which we pay homage to the people who have made waves and pioneered the way forward throughout history. Today, we’re going to take a look at the Holiday 2017 line, which celebrates feminist artists of the 70’s: Renate Eisenegger Renate Eisenegger is a multi-disciplinary avant-garde artist from Germany. Some of her photographic work includes painting her face with bright white…

Model of the Month: Farin

This month’s model of the month is Farin! Farin has been modeling for us for just shy of two years, and has participated in shoots, shows, and videos. Learn more about her below! 1. Aside from occasionally modeling for SmartGlamour – what do you do? I direct opera and coach singers, and stage manage theater. And some other modeling. 2. How did you get involved with the brand? I saw a friend’s sister model a dress I loved. Once I learned more, I loved the fashion, and the representation without tokenism, and the message. I got in touch, and was…

Model of the Month : Tracy Rivas

October’s Model of the Month feature is all about Tracy Rivas! Tracy was introduced to SmartGlamour in 2015, and has participated in campaigns, shoots, and shows since. She is a positive ray of light – and we love having her as a part of the SG family. Read more about her below!   1. Aside from occasionally modeling for SmartGlamour – what do you do? I work as a community events manager at WeWork. I oversee and source events for our 40 buildings in New York City. 2. How did you get involved with the brand? A good friend of mine, Alexa…

Model of the Month : Bear Spiegel

This month’s model feature is all about Bear Spiegel! Bear has been modeling with us for just over a year now. They’ve participated in runway shows, photo shoots, campaigns, and videos. Learn a bit more about them below. Bear in our Amelia Graphic Tee 1. Aside from occasionally modeling for SmartGlamour – what do you do? Primarily I am an actor and activist doing my best to use theatre to educate and inspire others. I also perform in the city living out my fantasy as a drag queen, Bear Lee Legal. And I’m finishing up my final year of college…

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