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It's no fake news that the Plus Size industry has had its share of criticisms and judgment. As a brand dedicated to size inclusivity, we at Cherry Velvet were very honoured to be a part of a fascinating documentary called, “A Perfect 14”. #flashbackfriday #7yearsago
If you happen to catch it, you may see some familiar faces – Both Diane (our designer) & Logan (our Art Director) are featured, as the documentary's crew covered several of our photoshoots. Two of their main subjects were some of our first models – Elly Mayday and Kerosene Deluxe.
These wonderful girls have been representing plus-sized women and inspiring us for years. They were even the inspiration behind two of our classic paper dolls!
If you haven't heard of Elly Mayday, her story is a bittersweet, yet inspiring journey. If you're new to Elly, we've featured her in our blog before - you can click here for that post. We've even had a dress named after her!
This alt-fashion bombshell has been internationally featured in many magazines, ads and fashion shows. She believes in promoting beauty through diversity, and has traveled the world campaigning for self love and human rights.
Do you love these? If you missed it, our other classic paper dolls (and new pin-up colouring pages) are all available here!
We hope you enjoyed getting to know a little more about the inspiration for our paper dolls!
A Perfect 14 is available on iTunes, Amazon, and many other video services. If you give it a watch, try to spot Diane and Logan on it as well as many of our dresses.
XOX Cherry Velvet
Our long-time fans might remember our darling Pin-Up Paper Dolls, fun crafts for you and/or your little ones. Take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about some of our own "vintage" Cherry Velvet styles, and learn a little about the beauties who modelled them for us - and who were featured as our Paper Dolls.
Ahh, the 2010's... It's modern vintage nostalgia!
Ruby was one of our original models, way back when we did our very first "diner" themed photoshoot. She's a Vancouverite, and a body positivity and mental health activist. As a model, she's been published countless times - including over two dozen covers for magazines and books! Ruby sincerely believes that beauty is not determined by a number on a scale or on a clothing tag. Her message is that all women are beautiful, no matter their size or shape.
Bianca comes from Vancouver Island, BC, and has been published plenty of times here and abroad too! Her work as a plus-size model included Lingerie, Pin-up and Fashion - which is how she came to work with us. Currently, Bianca is a mom with a passion for fitness, and works inspiring others through her YouTube channel as well as a lingerie model.
Do you love these? Make sure to head on over to our Pin-Up Paper Art page and download large sizes of all our paper dolls, as well as our coloring pages!
We hope these brought back good memories, or that you love them if it's the first time you see them! In these stay-at-home times, paper dolls are a fun nostalgic pastime. Please share photos with us if you cut these out and tag us on social media! #cherryvelvet
Miss your visits and love to you all from a safe distance!
XOX Cherry Velvet
Published Mar 27 2020 in Body Positive, Cherry Velvet, colouring pages, Customer Appreciation, inspiration, Made in Vancouver, paper dolls, pin up dresses, retro dresses, stay at home, vintage dresses
Long time Cherry Velvet fans may remember our darling Pin-Up Paper Dolls (which are also fun little crafts for you and/or your wee ones) so we've decided to follow them up with...colouring pages! We wanted to offer you a stylish distraction and bring some fun to your day!
Simply click on the images below to download and imbue some hues on these sweet ensembles!
Much love to you our awesome customers. Stay safe and far apart!
XOX Cherry Velvet