Model Watch: Addition Elle x Wilhelmina #curvycastingcall

Long before cool plus size clothing landed in the States, those of us who lived within driving distance of Canada would make a pilgrimage to the nearest Addition Elle to pick up fashion forward wares for the season. To this day, despite having international shipping and access to many brands, I usually block off a few hours of any Canadian trip for my Addition Elle try-on session. Now they are making headlines everywhere due to their sexy lingerie collaboration with Ashley Graham, aka the plus model who is currently dominating the world.  So, this company knows talent when they see it and sure can pick models, which is why I was particularly excited to hear about their upcoming search for the new face of the fall line.

We were lucky enough to catch up with the 5 gorgeous finalists in the Addition Elle #CurvyCastingCall powered by Wilhelmina modeling agency. On a cold New York night, there was nothing but hotness inside the Aloft Hotel where bloggers, board members, curve models got a chance to mix and mingle the night before the big rooftop photo shoot. I got a chance to interview these glamazons for our live social media and they are every bit as charismatic as they are stunning. Just for you, we have some behind the scenes info so you can get to know the women behind the images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Jessica Larsen (@jessalarsen_)

Age: 22

Hometown: Matawan, New Jersey – USA

Favorite Style Icon: Slick Woods because she’s edgy and different.

What had been the best experience for you so far about the model search and why?

Meeting the other girls and models and hanging out at the events.

Models are role models. DO you have any advice for young women who look up to you?

Only repeat positive things about yourself to yourself.

What is your favorite piece from Addition Elle? The Denim…The most comfortable jeans ever!

What is your go-to style? I’m a creature of comfort 100%!

How do you find your fashion inspiration?  Instagram

What are your must-have for summer fashion?  Anything strapless and jumpsuits.

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Name: Breanna Moore (@bre.moore)

Age: 20

Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia – USA

Favorite Style Icon: Rihanna because her style is fearless and daring.

What had been the best experience for you so far about the model search and why?

My best experience so far is being able to meet all these amazing people and network. This experience is one of a kind!

Models are role models. DO you have any advice for young women who look up to you?

Do not spend so much time on the negatives. Your current problems are temporary and will pass.

What is your favorite piece from Addition Elle? The denim jacket with colorful, fun patches

What is your go-to style? My go-to style is comfortable and effortless.

How do you find your fashion inspiration? My fave place to find fashion inspiration is Instagram. There are so many fashion bloggers with amazing style.

What are your must-have for summer fashion? Denim pieces and sunnies!

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Name: Zoie Jaxon (@Zoiejaxon)

Age: 19

Hometown: San Bernadino, California – USA

Favorite Style Icon: Chantel Jefferies because she breaks norms and sets trends

What had been the best experience for you so far about the model search and why?

The entire process so far has been a dream come true. My favorite part has been all the amazing people I’ve met so far.

Models are role models. DO you have any advice for young women who look up to you?

I now it’s easier said than done, but find your own way to love yourself. Whether it’s verbal reassurance or anything else…do it your way.

What is your favorite piece from Addition Elle? I’m obsessed with the NOLA fitness line!

What is your go-to style? Trendy, edgy and vintage alt mixed into one.

How do you find your fashion inspiration? I’m huge on using hashtags to find inspiration. I also look to celebrities.

What are your must-have for summer fashion? Anything mesh and bralettes as shirts.

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Name: Amanda Boudjaklian (@mandab.xo)

Age: 20

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta – Canada

Favorite Style Icon: Jordyn Woods. She’s street and comfortable.

What had been the best experience for you so far about the model search and why?

Being able to gain confidence and surround myself with like-minded people who see this movement in the industry as a positive step forwards.

Models are role models. DO you have any advice for young women who look up to you?

Love the body you were born with. Now is the time to feel confident.

What is your favorite piece from Addition Elle?

The denim bomber from the spring collection. I wear it every day.

What is your go-to style? Streetwear

How do you find your fashion inspiration? Celebrities. Magazines, Instagram, and Pinterest

What are your must-have for summer fashion? A nice denim jacket

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Name: Marika Leblanc  (@marika_ofarrell)

Age: 18

Hometown: Sherbrooke, Quebec – Canada

Favorite Style Icon: Gigi Hadid. She’s confident with herself.

What had been the best experience for you so far about the model search and why?

Shooting my first photoshoot.  It was new for me and made me feel confident.

Models are role models. DO you have any advice for young women who look up to you?

Be yourself and love the skin you’re in!

What is your favorite piece from Addition Elle? The overalls

What is your go-to style? Streetwear

How do you find your fashion inspiration? Social media, in particular, Instagram.

What are your must-have for summer fashion? Bodysuits.

 

 

Follow #AdditionElle #CurvyCastingCall and all of these girls to root for your favorite! Who do you think will win?  Winner will be announced soon on social media.

SLiNK

-- Editor-in-Chief SLiNK Magazine

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