The New York Post is talking about the Australian catwalk beauty Robyn Lawley who shows off her curves in a new ad campaign. The plus-sized model has been named the new face of British lingerie firm, Boux Avenue. Robyn, 23, who is a size 16, and has graced the pages of Vogue and Elle, said: “I am delighted to be chosen as the face and body of Boux Avenue lingerie. The brand is striving to promote a healthy body image and their size range reflects this.” The 6ft 2ins tall model added: “They are making beautiful and exquisite lingerie accessible to every woman.” Boux Avenue’s lingerie line caters to women ranging in sizes 8 through 20. Picture by: Splash News/Boux Avenue.
Fashion Magazines and major diaries are covering the Aussie “supersized” model.
Robyn Lawley covers GQ
Label Robyn Lawley a plus-size model if you want. Or, why not go with our preferred adjective – hot. Introducing the local beauty making a big impression on the international fashion scene.
“I’ve got big hips and a big body. I’m double, triple the size of other models – and I embrace that, I own it,” declares Robyn Lawley.
She also owns an overwhelming sense of ease – a laidback Aussie charm that further sets this internationally recognised 24-year-old apart from her lithe, often uptight, colleagues.
“At 6ft 2, I like to make men sweat a little when I meet them,” she offers as a cheeky aside, a broad smile stretching beneath twinkling green eyes. And sweat they would, Lawley an undeniably powerful presence – as well as one of the most fun models we’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with.
Little wonder interest in the former Sydneysider has led to Vogue covers (that’s right – plural) and a notable 2012 Ralph Lauren campaign.
The recent spotlight comes despite starting out in the industry nine years ago. It was a different time and Lawley was in a very different headspace – compelled to comply with scrawny model stereotypes by starving herself. It lasted six months – before moving to France. “That was game over,” she says, again laughing, “there was just way too much bread and cheese.”
I like the fact that not only the skinny super models are covering glossy mags and fashion websites. My only point is that the gorgeous Aussie model is considered an “oversized” model. I think Robyn has a gorgeous body and this classification can be sending the wrong message: I wonder if an oversized model is a “fat” model – of course this young supermodel is not fat at all.
I wonder what the sizes are for being labelled as oversized.
How true is that a model like Robyn is changing the weight idea of models?
They’re tall, beautiful, super skinny and totally untouchable, right?
Robyn Lawley is a couple of those things. But she doesn’t seem very interested in the others.
This are the kind of headings that major websites are using to describe the work of the Australian beauty.
Australian Model defies industry’s weight idea of weight (NYPost)
Australian plus-size model Robyn Lawley changes the shape of fashion in a hot GQ shoot (Daily Telegraph)