• Plus Size Fashion Days Hamburg 2017 •

• Plus Size Fashion Days Hamburg 2017 •

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Photos: Thomas Jödicke Photography
Heike Ross
Tobias Grill for Happy Size
Manu Göbel
Manuela Cosenza
Marshmallow Mädchen
Melina Wachendorf
Werner Emmerich
» Hamburg | Cruise Center HafenCity
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I’m finally ready to show you all photos and the video of this year’s → Plus Size Fashion Days in Hamburg. It’s been an incredibly exciting time and I’m proud to say that this was my third time on the catwalk and I’ve been booked by so many brands – it was a pleasure and honor to walk for them and it’s so great to know that they trust me to represent them.

Above, you can see a picture from the rehearsal – this is my most casual self: black leggings, black t-shirt, sneakers and a cozy cardigan (it was pretty cold at the location during the training, fittings and rehearsals).

As every year, I feel like these are the most intense days of the year. I’m pretty sure, actual models don’t think so as this is their job – but for me as the tiny nugget I am, this is something so special and exciting and at the same time horribly exhausting because there’s so much to do around the final result, the fashion show. It’s very stressful, positively, though, but I’m pretty much completely useless after the event. Plus, this year, I got very sick afterwards. But it’s worth it. This is such an important event, with such a honorable message. An event of true diversity in terms of plus size, with people of different sizes, different heights, different skin tones, different stories, beginners and professionals, women and men. And this is exactly what the world needs. ♥

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• Casual Chic •

• Casual Chic •

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Photos: Annika Hirsch
» Hamburg | Cruise Center HafenCity
Bouclé Blazer: Yessica
Tunic: Yessica
Jeans: Yessica
Bag: Gilson Martins
Sneakers: Puma “Fenty”
Earrings: Chanel
In collaboration with C&A.
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Here comes another look with C&A – this time, I decided to go for a classic “casual chic” look, combining jeans and a simple white tunic with a slightly longer bouclé blazer. I’m wearing sneakers (cause they were the only shoes I had with me the day we shot this) but also already wore this outfit with black boots – the shoe choice is up to you, I like both. :)

We shot this at the Plus Size Fashion Days for a interview with femtastics – if you’d like to read it (in German), just → click here. :)

By the way: I found out that you can still find the sweater from my last post with C&A in their stores, so if you fell in love with it, don’t forget to visit a store. This also applies to the blazer and jeans in this post – there’s not always everything available online but the selection in stores is a lot bigger. :)

Edit: the blazer is now available online, → here!

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• Recap & Thoughts | #BeachBodyNotSorry 2017 •

• Recap & Thoughts | #BeachBodyNotSorry 2017 •

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As usual, I want to do a short recap after my #BeachBodyNotSorry project and share a few more thoughts about the looks with you. I know that this year’s project wasn’t that “beachy” at all because of the photos I had to take in our garden. I only managed to do one shoot in Hamburg at the Elbe and even this one isn’t at the beach. I’m a little sad about this because, of course, beachwear looks best at the beach. But sometimes, we have to change our plans. And wearing your bikini and swimsuit at home is no shame at all. :) At least I got the chance to spend some time in the sun during a super hot and beautiful summer here in the south of Germany.

As every year, it’s extremely important to me to show you that beach wear is for everyone. You don’t need to hide and you don’t need to wrap yourself in tons of fabric so nobody will notice that you’re not skinny. I’m pretty sure that you all want to have fun in the summer and that nobody wants to sweat in long-sleeved clothes instead of jumping into the water. I also want you to see a body that’s not photoshopped or somehow “perfect”. I have some major cellulite around my thighs, I have stretch marks around my belly and hips (which you can’t see this time because of the high-waisted pants or swimsuits), I have a hanging belly, I’m super white,… The world is still missing enough unretouched photos and “natural” bodies.

P.S.: You can find two exclusive pictures (one of a not shown look on the blog) on Instagram, so don’t forget to check my account – @luziehtan! ;)

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• Here comes the bride… | Curvy Edition •

• Here comes the bride… | Curvy Edition •

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Photos: Falko Blümlein
» Hamburg | Planten un Blomen
Dresses: “Francesco” by Callista
“Santorini” by Callista
“Madena” by Molly Monroe by Lohrengel
Earrings: Konplott
Tiara: Sky is no limiT “Salon”
In cooperation with Vollkommen.Braut.

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I am so incredibly happy to finally share this very special editorial with you! It’s been such a lovely day at the beginning of May – perfect summer weather, perfect wedding conditions! ;)

This post is dedicated to all future curvy brides and to my husband who finally had the chance to see (and photograph) his wife not only in one beautiful wedding dress but three, even though we “just” had a civil wedding. Maybe another day… ;)

I’ve teamed up with → Vollkommen.Braut. – our local “Curvy Bridal Concept Store” in Hamburg – for a very special collab: we want to show you that being plus-size doesn’t mean you have to lose weight to wear the dress of your choice, that you can’t wear an actual wedding dress on your big day. You don’t need to give up feeling like a princess, wearing loads of tulle and lace. And you definitely don’t need to wear one of these little jackets or let the tailor add some sleeves to your favorite dress.

You’re the bride – it’s your choice. And you can’t imagine what an overwhelming feeling it is to step outside in such a stunning dress, all ready to say “I do.” and spend one of the most amazing days of your life. Never let anyone dull your sparkle you’ll have when you’re all happy in one of these dresses. And don’t you dare to say “I wish I could wear such a dream, but I’m too fat!” cause you’re not. Believe me, you’ll regret it when you don’t do what your heart wants you to do (or in this case: to wear).

The selection of plus-sized bridal dresses isn’t as small as you’d think – there are so many gorgeous dresses, you’ll probably go crazy when you see them all. My favorite brand has to be Callista and → Vollkommen.Braut. is Germany’s exclusive retailer of their creations. So if you’re not sure where to go to find YOUR dress – book a short trip to Hamburg with your girls, spend a lovely afternoon with the ladies of Vollkommen.Braut. and celebrate your bachelorette party in this wonderful town! :)

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