Myla Dalbesio makes history as Calvin Klein’s first size 10 model! ‘Bout time!


Model Myla Dalbesio has made history by being Calvin Klein’s first size-10 model!

The 27-year-old Wisconsin native is considered plus-size by industry standards. While most models are size zero-two, and plus size is considered anything 12 and over, Myla lands somewhere in the middle.

‘It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl,’ Myla, who stands at 5ft 11in, told Elle. ‘I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating.’

Myla, who describes her body type as ‘in the middle,’ looks stunning in the ‘Perfectly Fit’ campaign, flaunting her curves in a black bra, her brunette hair slicked back.

She says the ad, which also features the more ‘straight-sized’ Jourdan Dunn, Ji Hye Park, Amanda Wellsh and Lara Stone, is revolutionary in that it doesn’t address that fact that she is the lone ‘plus-size’ model in the group.

‘I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls and I’m not large enough to be with the large girls , and I haven’t been able to find my place,’ she explained. As such, ‘this [campaign] was such a great feeling.’

And yet some people have taken to Twitter in outrage that she could even be considered a ‘bigger’ girl.

‘Genuine WTF moment,’ one critic wrote in a tweet directed at Elle. ‘This woman is described as “plus-size” and “a bigger girl”. Aaaraagahagaagahahagahahag’.

Another person said: ‘I wouldn’t consider her a plus size model. Her height and her muscular tone should not categorize as a “big girl.”‘ And a third commented angrily: ‘How is that plus size??’

Despite the outcry, which seems to be directed at Elle rather than Calvin Klein, Myla says landing the campaign has made her hopeful that size is becoming less of an issue in the fashion industry.
I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than anyone Calvin Klein has ever worked with

‘They released me in this campaign with everyone else; there’s no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus-size girls.’

Isn’t it absolutely crazy that we live in a world that considers HER to be big? She is absolutely gorgeous – and no part of her is big!

We’re proud of Calvin Klein for using a REAL women for their ads! Let’s hope the rest of the designers follow suit!



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Laura Mercier Holiday Gifts that Give Back

We all know how chaotic it can be during the holiday season—and finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be challenging. Luckily it’s easier than ever to give a great gift that also gives back this holiday season – with the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Palette ($48), Lip Glacé in Peach Hope ($25) and Bracelet of Hope ($35). They are all amazing products that give back 100% to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund, which raises awareness and funds research to help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer.

The Lip Glacé in Peach Hope and Bracelet of Hope are the perfect stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts under $35, while Bonne Mine is a great gift for under the tree for any woman looking for an easily portable universal compact that provides a healthy glow.


Laura Mercier Bonne Mine $48.00
This ultra-sheer, blendable palette was inspired by Laura’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin and give them an immediate healthy glow. From bronzer, to cheek colour, to glow, it’s easy to customize your look.

Laura loves the finished effect – skin has a natural “no makeup” glow that looks soft and sun-kissed, not to mention the portability and ease of the compact.



Laura Mercier shop for a cause lip glacé $25.00
A high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. Any skin tone is virtually enhanced by creating a subtle contrast in texture.


Laura Mercier ovarian cancer fund bracelet of hope $35
Laura Mercier gives back with the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. Our mission is to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts that will help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer. For the month of September, in recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Laura Mercier launches a Bracelet of Hope, with 100% of the profits from the sale donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund.


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Aveeno has your skin covered this winter!


Have you been watching the news? Superstorm “Bering Bomb” is upon the US – and I heard some states will see temps drop by 40 degrees or more! It’s time to take care of that skin of yours! As Aveeno Ambassadors, Make Her Up has some great tips for keeping your skin nourished this cold winter!

It’s November, which means the onset of colder temperatures and the start of National Healthy Skin Month! As temperatures and humidity drop, unpleasant changes can start to affect your skin. Your facial skin can become vulnerable, especially if you tend to suffer from redness and dryness. That’s why it’s important to follow a winter skin care regimen specifically to care for your facial skin.

In celebration of National Healthy Skin Month, dermatologist Dr. Lisa Chipps is revealing a few simple tips to keep your complexion looking its best this month and all winter long!

· Both morning and night, cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser like AVEENO® Ultra-Calming® Foaming Cleanser. Its gentle formula will help prevent over-drying or aggravating sensitive skin.


o If you wear make-up try AVEENO® Ultra-Calming® Makeup Removing Wipes to gently remove dirt, oil and makeup before you go to bed.

· Moisture is essential during the winter months. After you wash your face, gently pat it dry and immediately apply a good moisturizer to prevent moisture loss. Be sure to reach for a moisturizer with a SPF of 30 or higher. SPF is always important – yes, even in the winter! This helps to protect against aging skin concerns, sunburns and skin cancers caused by UV rays reflecting off of the snow and ice.

· And last, but not least, general health and well-being promote great looking skin year-round. Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, drink plenty of water, sleep – seven to eight hours daily, and manage your stress for a beautiful, healthy looking complexion.

AVEENO® offers a wide range of products to meet your winter skin care needs. Click here to view a full range of AVEENO® Face offerings.


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New! Osmosis CC Cream with Japanese Peppers & Reflective Lifting Technology

osmosis cc cream

I have tried so many BB and CC creams over the last year and there are very few that are even worth mentioning. When I heard about the new Osmosis CC Cream I figured it would be another tube on the shelf that looked and felt more like a tinted moisturizer.

The Japanese Pepper ingredient sounded interesting so I figure why not give it the old college try. So hoped out of the shower and pumped a bit on my hand. At first the color took me by surprise that it was so white with tiny color beads. I thought it was going to be way too light.

swatch osmosis colour cc cream

Then I applied to my skin and noticed once I started rubbing it in the little beads of color burst and it actually matched my skin perfectly. Better than I could match myself shopping for foundation.

before and after osmosis cc cream

I happened to have a minute the first time I tried this and took a before and after picture. Now after a rough week, and little sleep I was looking like I was rode hard and put away wet (and not in a good way).  After I applied it I was pleasantly surprised how much better my skin looked. It evened out the ruddiness and hid the marks of a crappy week of sleep. My skin felt and looked so much smoother and clearer.

I have been using this daily for almost 2 weeks now. Yep, this has become my daily go-to foundation. And I love how great it makes my skin look, good enough I skip mascara and other makeup most days. But my favorite thing is it stays matte all day long, no mid day shine or end of day greasy feel. My skin looks and feels amazing from the moment I apply to when I remove it at night.  All that and its improving the tone and texture of my skin while its on. Think will be a long term relationship for me.


Osmosis Colour CC Cream
Light Lifting Effects & True Tone Technologies paired with Japanese Pepper Extract provide skin-tightening, correcting and brightening benefits

Osmosis Colour’s NEW CC Cream provides natural, lightweight color correcting coverage to perfect, tighten, smooth and illuminate the skin.

Available in 4 shades (Neutral, Ivory, Warm & Mocha), the line creates a bright even tone with lifting and hydrating benefits. The result is a cream that restores uneven skin tones, reduces dark spots, and minimizes pores while offering anti-wrinkle and elasticity support.

As one of the most scientifically advanced skincare lines, the magic behind the Osmosis Colour CC cream lies in True Tone Technology and their exclusive Light Lifting Effects. True Tone Technology features natural makeup encapsulated in micro-capsules that burst to provide perfect pigments that transform into your own skin tone when applied. The cream’s formula is then enhanced with Light Lifting Effects which diffuse skin discoloration while giving the enhanced appearance of a brighter, more youthful complexion.

Product Highlights

  • Titanium Dioxide: Excellent natural UV protection with light reflective benefits. The reflective qualities create the effect of brightening and lifting of the skin’s appearance.
  • Adenosin: Has the ability to increases the production of dermal fibroblast proteins (elastin and collagen), It increases blood flow to the outer layers of the skin improving cell volume resulting in a healthier and more youthful appearance.
  • Zanthoxylum Piperitum (Japanese Pepper) Fruit Extract: Source of antioxidants which are essential in preventing and repairing damaged tissue by slowing down the effect of free radicals on the skin.
  • Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract: A natural anti-bacterial agent, a potent anti-microbial and anti-fungal agent with anti-biotic and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Price: $38, 1.7oz via

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