V;mag plus size magazine


table of contents


» dream big: Maddy Figueroa interviews our first Venus Diva Dream Big Winner, Heather Husmer -- click here
» curves in store: Valery Amador chats with Robin Schneider to find out about the new Zaftique -- click here

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» notable news
Dishin': Michele Weston
Views: Catherine Schuller
On the Road: Jalyn Webb
» arts and leisure
Model of the Month
Goddess Art: Anne Baird
Book Nook: Jennifer Bennett
Around Town: Julie James
» slice of life
Positively Curvy: Miki Hickel
Over 40: Angela Howell
» work it out
Nutrition: Carol Simontacchi
PCOS: Carol Arnold
» hugs and kisses
The Legacy Tree: Rida Allen
Wedding Style: Chamein Canton
Wedding Creations: A. Jenkins
» passion for fashion
Gems: Cynthia Sliwa
VSG: Kimberly Suggs
» check it out
Recommends: Valerie Valliere

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» contests
» from the divas
» need to know
» venus diva dating

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» my space
» bulletin boards
» chat rooms

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» plus size clothing
» plus size modeling
» shopping guide


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A New Commitment to Curves!

Dear Divas --

When deciding to transform our monthly virtual magazine, we consulted not only the curvy community, but the industry’s movers and shakers. We wanted their thoughts on the transformation of the plus size woman in the media and fashion world over the past several years. Here is what we have learned:

Most attribute the birth of MODE Magazine in the Spring of 1997 to the start of the curvy transformation. With that first issue, a wave was set in motion that not only shifted the way the plus size woman viewed herself, but opened the eyes of the media and fashion world as well. When MODE ceased publication in late 2001 a hush was heard and fear set in. Without MODE, where was our voice?

But, the curvy community had faith -- faith that we would progress -- faith that change would continue and faith that dynamic women like:

  • Michele Weston, Emme, Catherine Schuller, Catherine Lippincott...
  • Actors Camryn Manheim, Kathy Najimy, Lorretta Devine, Kathy Bates, Tyne Daly, Marissa Winoukur...
  • Writers Jennifer Weiner, Wendy Shanker and others would continue being our voice to the public and the media.

We continue to be inspired by these women and all of the incredible women who make up the Venus Diva community. As we looked to the future and the redesign of our monthly magazine, we used this inspiration to “Recommit Ourselves to Curves.” The result is the birth of V:mag, a magazine dedicated to moving the curvy movement ahead by focusing on: Your Life, Your Dreams, Your Style and Your Curves. Our goal with V:mag is to:

Celebrate women in all our curvy forms by filling the pages with
uplifting stories and achievements

Design a platform where curvy women and industry professionals
can promote growth and influence change

Introduce ideas and companies that are passionate about design
and fashion for the fuller figure

Build a resource that curvy women can depend on

In our next issue, we will be including letters and comments from you, so please feel free to drop us a line at divas@venusimamging.com to let us know what you think. You and your ideas continue to inspire us.

Keep Thriving...


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