Candice Huffine delivers a body beautiful editorial, styled by Elizabeth Cabral with a beauty team lead by editor Claudia Valdez. Photographer Peter Ash Lee captures Candice for Vogue Mexico April 2017./ Hair by Romina Manenti; makeup by Niki M'Nray
Candice has long been a leader in the body positivity debate. In April 2015 she co-led Lane Bryant's #ImNoAngel campaign. In September 2015, Carine Roitfeld featured Huffine in 'One Size Fits All' for CR Fashion Book. But it was Franca Sozzani's focus on curvaceous seduction in her June 2011 Vogue Italy Steven Meisel cover editorial ‘Belle vere’ featuring Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley that made the loudest about the beauty of curves.
Industry leaders said it was the first time voluptuous women have graced the cover since Sophie Dahl, circa 2000.
Sozzani’s comments were then more important than the images — in a fashion world that doesn’t believe them for one moment (and still doesn't, no matter what they say):
“Why should these women slim down? Many of the women who have a few extra kilos are especially beautiful and also more feminine”.
Anne of Carversville is devoted to exploring a woman’s world: her ideas, her self-image, the messages fashion sends to women about body image, beauty standards and the expression of her sexuality.
In my extensive personal life experience and my career work on these topics, cultural, political and religious messages are always part of fashion’s impact on a woman’s identity.