Plus size model: Laura Du Vé
Laura has been an avid member of online communities since she was a teenager. in 2013 she began a tumblr blog which she found some success through the, then, up-and-coming body positivity community. Through her interesting imagery in her self portraits and outfit posts and the way she positively spoke about the way she looked and cared for herself, she found followers looking more and more into her work. She found herself with 10s of thousands of followers on tumblr, before transferring across to Instagram fully in 2014. This new found community she was a part of helped not only her own body image thrive further, but also convinced her of ability to start modelling in a more professional setting in Melbourne. She was represented by Folk Collective agency for most of 2015 but is currently working as a freelance plus size model. She has been featured in Sydney based Subvrt Magazine, Be. Collective's issue #2 on self love (which has recently teamed up with i-D for Future Culture at Sugar Mountain Festival) and issue #9 of Melbourne's internationally printed Archer Magazine as part of the 12 page editorial spread. She was featured in Diesel Australia's 2017 campaign "We Are Equal" photographed by Atong Atem and featured in the promotional images for Melbourne Fringe Festival. She has be fortunate enough to work with brands such as Melbourne based and handmade lingerie brands: Hopeless Lingerie, San Fransisco based Alexandrea Anissa, Unlucky Lingerie and JBC Lingerie. In 2017 she dipped her toes in the plus size industry in LA, California through Proud Mary Fashion by Jessica Hinkle (@Jessicahinklestyle) and found herself promoting Gabi Gregg (@gabifresh) and Nicolette Mason (@nicolettemason) incredible international plus size brand Premme. Through this she was posted on Manrepeller.com. She continues to work with many local and sustainable brands such as Remuse Designs, Filfy Rish, and promotes positive body image, self care and discusses issues around queer identity within body positive spaces through instagram and her photography work.