For most models, a spread in Vogue is nothing short of a pipe dream.For plus-size models, it’s even more of a rarity. But Marquita Pring,who fluctuates between a size 12 and 14, has already been there, donethat. Now the 21-year-old New Yorker has a couple other things to tickoff her bucket list. “I want to have my own tapas place someday. In anideal world, I would just peace out to an island somewhere and open oneon the beach,” says Pring, who’s been repped by Ford since 2009. “We’dhave hummus, guacamole and fried ice cream.” Since posing for Vmagazine’s plus-size issue last year, her star has been on the rise. Shewalked in Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring show and then landed that VogueItalia cover this past June. Here, the young model chats about thoseexperiences, as well as padding up, shooting with Steven Meisel and hersecret meeting with Marc Jacobs.
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews