Parisienne stay at Hotel Blomet

Lingerie by Harlow and Fox. Foundation by Beauty Is Life Cosmetics. Nails by Louboutin Beauté. Photos by Nusinamn.

As I am heading back to my native Paris this coming Monday, I am excited to share my stay at the historical Hotel Eiffel Blomet. I was able to get a taste of this boutique hotel on my last trip to Paris back in early January of this year. It has been a bit of a whirlwind for me since 2018 kicked off. This is my fourth time traveling, I went to Paris, New York, Mexico and I am about to head back to Paris to work on a top secret project.

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Wearing a Harlow and Fox Lingerie set. Shot by Nusinamn

Traveling is something that remains challenging in the sense that my anxiety kicks in and I usually have a much harder time falling asleep. So I can’t stress enough how important it is to find a good hotel. I experienced it first hand when I went to New York to pitch to clients and attend Curve NYC. I was sleepless for about two weeks. So I am excited to talk about my flawless stay at Hotel Eiffel Blomet.

This hotel is located just behind the Eiffel Tower and on the same street as the Jazz Café Blomet. I immediately felt connected to the neighborhood, as it has a rich history of cabaret and the café itself used to be called “ Le Bal Nègre.” The legendary Joséphine Baker visited that café. With that in mind I was fascinated by the fact that the suite where I stayed had this giant photograph honoring Joséphine’s memory. And there was an additional frame referencing the Exposition Universelle sitting on top of my bed.

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Close up of the Joséphine Baker photo.

It is no secret that I once performed my own cabaret show all over Los Angeles and I included songs by Joséphine Baker as part of my sets. So I felt taken by the hotel right away. It’s always the little details that make all the difference. The balcony view was priceless and I also loved how timeless the bathroom was. I tend to be attracted to hotels that are more intimate, but with a sense of details and a history that I can relate to. It makes my stay more personal and meaningful stay.

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Private Balcony outside of my suite at Hotel Eiffel Blomet.
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Black and white checkered bathroom selfie.

I was able to take several pictures in a lingerie set designed by Harlow & Fox that evoked old-Paris. I went for a “Gamine” look that was 1920s-1930s inspired and it was easy to include it in this minimalist decor. I also wore one of my favorite lace bodysuit from Zathiya Lingerie for a selfie. My hotel stay included a complimentary access to the Art Deco pool, as well as usage of the Sauna and Hammam that were located in the Spa part of the hotel. 

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My stay felt like a very secluded and private experience with only one or two other couples that used the pool at the same time as me. I cherish my privacy, as it helps me disconnect from stress and recharge my batteries for my next shoot or creative venture. My stay also included a complementary French breakfast with croissants, coffee, a fresh squeezed orange juice and toasts.

I really enjoyed my time at Hotel Eiffel Blomet and I felt like the service was excellent. My suite was extremely comfortable and my only regret is  that I didn’t have a personal tub, as it is my preference. I will happily renew my stay in the future, as I feel it is also the perfect way to discover a Parisian neighborhood.

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Thank you for reading and I hope that you feel inspired as much as I was when I stayed there.

Retro Chic in Lavinia (Part Two)

All photos shot by Jason Kamimura Photography.

I recently took a trip to Mexico and I got to stay at the most exciting spa in San Juan Cosala. That dream location combined with the perfect natural light were a match made in heaven to showcase my new lingerie addiction available through Lavinia Lingerie

*Here is a recap about the brand:

Lavinia Lingerie was founded in 2002, as a family-owned business that offers lingerie for the woman of today. What caught my attention was that their website also offers quite a few options for plus size ladies who want to dress their curves with the perfect foundation.

So I was thrilled when Armands Kruze, the founder of the brand reached back to me earlier this year and requested that our team create stylish photos wearing Lavinia Lingerie to empower curvy women. This is the purpose of what I do as a lingerie model, and there is nothing that thrills me more than to have the trust of a brand to accomplish that.

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JENNY WEARS THE SHEER LACE BIKINI PANTY LAVINIA LAURA (Goes up to 5XL) PAIRED WITH THE + SIZE MOLDED SHEER BRA.

The entire collection of panties and lingerie sets that were sent to me, were all classic pieces. I feel like the modern woman who is looking to have the perfect garment foundation will definitely be able to find some fantastic pieces to wear underneath her dress or a pair of pants.

First of all, let me start by saying that each piece is super comfortable and the fit was perfection. It was never riding up and I love that they were available in a basic beige and black. I love how neutral each style is and you can easily include it in your everyday wardrobe. To me, Lavinia Lingerie creates staples that allow a woman to not think about the lingerie she’s wearing and just live her life to the fullest.

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JENNY WEARS THE SHEER LACE BIKINI PANTY LAVINIA LAURA (Goes up to 5XL) .

There are conversation pieces when you think about lingerie and there are classic staples that you will always go back to. Lavinia Lingerie offers classic and timeless staples that are available up to a size 3X for the bottoms. I am wearing a size 36G for both bras that I modeled in the lookbook.

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JENNY WEARS THE SHEER LACE VINTAGE STYLE HIGH WAIST BRIEF PANTY FROM THE LAVINIA LAURA COLLECTION WITH THE + SIZE MOLDED SHEER BRA.

I love my lingerie when it’s vintage inspired and reminiscent of Bettie Page and Marilyn Monroe, and I felt like a total retro bombshell when I modeled each piece from Lavinia Lingerie.

One thing that can be tricky when you are a full figured busty woman is to find classic staples that flatter your figure. By now, I know for a fact that certain silhouettes look better on my body type. And Lavinia Lingerie allows me to celebrate my curves and feel good about myself.

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JENNY WEARS THE SHEER LACE VINTAGE STYLE HIGH WAIST BRIEF PANTY FROM THE LAVINIA LAURA COLLECTION

It is not hard to see how beautifully crafted every single set is. I favor chic and timeless prints over loud and not so subtle designs. I love the details from the Laura collection panties especially on the back. I am quite fond of the peek-a-boo effect and I feel it suits my curves really well.

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For this particular collaboration I was seeking minimalism and a classic and timeless feel that would resonate with the brand’s identity. I love that each photo has that ethereal quality that we don’t often see in lingerie for plus size gals. It is something that I take pride in and I am always inspired by different aesthetics for my lingerie photoshoots. My idea was to create a story around the brand and the beautiful lingerie that they offer for curvy gals. And I am moved by how all the photos turn out.

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JENNY WEARS LACE OVERLAY BALCONY BRA LAVINIA BRIGITTE (size 36G) PAIRED WITH LAVINIA SOFIA LACE OVERLAY HIGH WAIST BRIEF (Availble up to 4XL)

In addition to creating their own lingerie designs Lavinia.com also carries a number of other brands well suited for the curvy gals. My swimsuit pick from them was this gorgeous two piece with a black and white timeless print by Lauma Swimwear. It is the perfect swimsuit whether you want to take a hot yoga class, just go for a swim, or simply lounge by the pool.

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JENNY WEARS THE PLUS SIZE BIKINI TOP LAUMA SWIM BEACH PARTY (Available from a 34B up to a 42F) PAIRED WITH THE MATCHING FULL BRIEF BIKINI BOTTOM (XS-4XL)

I wear a 36G for the the bikini top and a size XL for the bottoms. This suit fits me like a glove and to me this is a summer must have for the plus size gal.

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We are often told that curvy gals aren’t supposed to wear bold prints because they will tend to make us look larger. To me this is nonsense. We should be able to wear whatever print we want and have confidence in our curves.  I live for this print and that classic style that will look good on any body type!

IMG_2614If you would like to have more information about the brand, do not hesitate to visit their website at: Lavinia Lingerie

All photos were taken by my brilliant husband and partner in crime Jason Kamimura Photography.

Thank you for reading and remember to always own who you are.

Jenny!

Introducing Artesands

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To begin with, the brand includes  a body positive line: “Rock your curves – you are the Artist and the Arte.” right at the top of the About section of their website. And I immediately felt embraced and welcomed.
Artesands is an Australian swimwear brand that is crafted to perfection to enhance the beauty of your curves. Each piece is styled and sculptured with great bust support, secure contouring power mesh and beautiful fabrications. Designed to flatter and shape your body.
I couldn’t be more excited about my latest swimwear collaboration as I get to share with you my favorite swimsuits. The first thing that really struck me is that they are all classic styles and I simply adored that. I have been on the lookout for these types of swimsuits in my size for a long time and Artesands made that wish a reality.
I don’t have to explain to you how tricky it is to find classic swimwear staples when you are plus size. Each style is well made, it fits my curves perfectly and most importantly I feel supported. Note that they also go from a size 14 and up to a size 24.
The first swimsuit I modeled was the bandeau one piece that will be released in August / September 2018 as part of the new range of the brand.
I love this style because I feel like it gives me a proper lift and I always had a thing for black classic one piece swimsuits. To me this is a true staple and I will be able to rock this beauty for a day by the pool in L.A or at the beach. I can even take it to one of my Yoga Sculpt classes and feel confident.
I am wearing a US size 12 (AUS size 16) in all the swimsuits and the fit is on point.
Sadly, the Black Twist Front Multifit Tankini Top is already sold out.
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I felt super sexy in this swimsuit, because it offers full coverage around the body but I also felt like my cleavage looked wonderful in it. It reminded me of these classic swimsuits you would find in the 1950s except that this time it was in my size!
And the whole collection is really reminiscent of my pinup roots, with a lot of high waist bottoms, so I felt right at home wearing each style.
The next style I wore was the Black Twist Front Cup Underwire Bra in a classic black color. I wore it with the Black High Waist Briefs. And I simply adore this style, because again I feel it offers the type of coverage I am looking for and it manages to stay elegant and timeless. If you don’t have a flat tummy and are shy about showing it, this will quickly become your favorite bikini. Again this can easily be style with a sheer cover up, 1960s shades and right away you will feel like a Bond Girl.
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This next two piece swimsuit is probably my all time favorite, because it feels effortless in terms of fit for the bikini top. And I genuinely love the way I look in this design.
I wear a lot of high waist briefs even in the lingerie sets that I review, but it was nice for me to wear a style that felt slightly less covered. This is still considered high waist and I find the shape to be suitable for my shape. I was kind of obsessed with this whole look and this is probably my favorite swimsuit out of the bunch I wore. It gives me a more modern look and I absolutely love it.
This style will be available by June 2018 on the Artesands website.
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Last but not least, I wore The Baroque Spot Twist Front Cup Underwire Bra  with matching Baroque Spot High Waist Brief. This is a pinup classic style. I only regretted not styling my hair in pin curls for that one, as it would have been a classic pinup moment.
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But we really went for an overall more modern look for this session as I wanted to show that all these swimsuits are perfect for the modern woman. You don’t have to create a pinup look to appreciate the classic retro shapes of these swimsuits.
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A huge thank you to Jason Kamimura Photography for taking photos of these amazing swimsuits and helping me fulfill my vision.
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For more information please visit the brand’s website at: www.artesands.com
Thank you for reading and do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about this brand.

VALENTINES SELF-LOVE LETTERS CAMPAIGN

A Self Love Letter ” in partnership with Harlow & Fox.

Valentines Day is a celebration of love – but we also want to remember to celebrate self-love, as well as romantic love. Of course, we believe that beautiful lingerie has the power to make yourself feel even more amazing – an extra special version of yourself – and that is for every day of the year, not just Valentines!

To honour that, I have teamed up with some incredible women to celebrate loving yourself, inside and out. Together we are running a giveaway over on Instagram to win a £500 gift card, so if you’re reading this before midnight PST on 13th February, head over there and enter! If you’re too late by the time you read it, it’s still so worth reading through all of the entries, there are so many uplifting and inspiring stories of love, and resilience, and joyfulness at so many aspects of ourselves!

💌❣️GIVEAWAY TIME❣️💌 As Valentine’s day is approaching I wanted to offer all of my female followers the opportunity to treat yourself. Wearing and modeling Lingerie for the past two years, has been the most empowering experience of my life, because it connected me to all of you and I am forever grateful for that! To thank you I have partnered up with three amazing women to give you this amazing giveaway “ A Self Love Letter to yourself” You could win luxury lingerie by my favorite lingerie designer of all time @harlowandfox The Prize is £500 giftcard 🎁 TO ENTER: . . . 1. Follow @thebreastlife @pinupgigimarie @harlowandfox @jennyrieu 2. Comment something you love about yourself! It can be anything, big or small, and can be on any of our accounts as long as it is on the competition image. 3. For an extra chance to win, either repost this image (or create one of your own!) with your own love letter to yourself in the caption, with the hashtag #hfselfloveletter (please note your account will need to be public for us to see this) 4. For an extra chance on top of that, comment again tagging three friends! Entries close midnight PST February 13th, and the winner will be announced on Valentines Day. ** Please note giveaway accounts are not eligible, there is no cash prize alternative, and this contest is not affiliated with Instagram. Gift card cannot be used for bespoke orders*** GOOD LUCK! #spons 📷 @jasonkamimuraphotography • • • #selfloveletter #hfselfloveletter #diversitymatters #inclusivity #giveawaytime #representationmatters #ownwhoyouare #jennyrieu X #harlowandfox X #pinupgigimarie #thebreastlife

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Each of us participants in the main campaign have not only had a portrait taken by Jason Kamimura Photography wearing one of the new Harlow & Fox SS18 collections, but we also all wrote a love letter to ourselves, and we’re just all loving how different they all are from each other, each celebrating the unique woman who wrote it, in her own way.

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JENNY RIEU

Five years ago, I remember being diagnosed with having 12 fibroids in my uterus, going through artificial menopause, and then having a c-section and a three hour surgery to remove them. I would look at my tummy after the surgery and attempt to angle myself in the mirror. I would tell myself I am going to lose that pouch because I felt it wasn’t me anymore, at least not the Me I remembered.

I then found healing through wearing lingerie and I finally embraced the new me in all of these new gorgeous curves.  I now feel unstoppable, empowered and I know that my biggest obstacle to achieving my dreams is myself. Every day I keep telling myself that I am worthy and that I can pave my own way and achieve everything I want to achieve because I have set my intentions and worked for it.

I am a go-getter and I will always cherish my creativity and passion for my craft. I have also learnt that by sharing my story and my love for myself I am able to inspire other women to do the same. And that to me is the most wonderful gift.

I will stay true to who I am body and soul and continue to adapt to who I have become.  And I won’t forget where I come from.So I am making that promise that I won’t ever call myself a failure ever again and that to me is a true Self Love Letter.

Jenny

I am wearing the Juliette brasuspender and short

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ELISABETH DALE

Dear Elisabeth:

I can’t believe how much I still love and adore you after 61 years. We’ve been through so much together; raising 3 kids, ending a 25-year marriage, and launching a writing career at 50. And what’s surprising is how much you care about me with each passing year. (But no more changing hair colors, please. I love this current look.) Can’t wait to see what you do next!

Love you always

Elisabeth

Elisabeth wears the soon to be released Persephone bra and high waist brief, and Cassiopeia plain black silk kimono

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GIGI MARIE

Roses are red…

Violets are blue…

How does one write a love letter to themselves? I see you everyday, and love you more and more each year.

I have watched you grow from a young girl who always picked at her body’s flaws. You would pinch your stomach, and hide your thighs so the tell-tale lines of womanhood wouldn’t show.

Then you blossomed and became aware that your body belonged to you, and no one else. You found love in every curve, mark, or “flaw” you had. You learned to love your heart, mind, and soul before your physical image. You have empathy, nurturing and caring ways, dedication, self confidence, determination, and a drive to make sure everyone knows how important they are.

You love yourself and therefore you love everyone surrounding you in the best way possible. By being you, and loving your mind and body, you help others learn to love themselves as they are. Stay true to you xoxox

I love myself…

How about you?

Gigi wears the Eleanor Almond bias cut silk gown and Juliette steel boned sheer mesh and embroidery corset

All photography by Jason Kamimura

I hope that you all feel inspired like I did when I produced this unique campaign in collaboration with Harlow & Fox, Elisabeth Dale, Gigi Marie and Jason Kamimura Photography. One of my dreams for 2018 was to create more campaigns with more women and I feel like I am just getting started. Now is a great time to have a voice in our society and show how resilient we all are. I also want to add that supporting one another is key and I hope that everyone following this campaign will feel inspired and supported as we are all showing ourselves in such a vulnerable way.

It has been an interesting journey for all of us and participating in such a meaningful project always reminds me of how blessed I am that I get to do what I love in my own terms and that I keep meeting such beautiful souls.

Love, Always and a big thank you for your support.

Jenny

Introducing Bloom Bras

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Words from Elyse Kaye, the Founder and CEO from Bloom Bras:

“I’m a runner, dancer, yoga instructor and reformed corporate executive. I have purchased every sports bra on the market in my size. When I ran my first half marathon, I wore an underwire bra under a sports bra to get the support I needed. There was no skin left on my back from the hooks digging in and on the front from under wire. I wanted to develop a sports bra that fit real women like me.”

When Elyse Kaye reached out to me about shooting the campaign for her new sports bra ” Bloom Bras ” I got really excited, as I had been wanting to do something completely different from what I had done so far as a model. I have modeled some of the prettiest lingerie in the world from designers and brands that inspire me so much and allowed me to live my most Glamorous fantasies. But at the end of the day, like everybody else I am not dolled up all the time and I loved stripping off the glam to create this edgier look.

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I am myself a Yogi, as I started Bikram Yoga back in 2008 when I first moved from Paris to New York to become an actress. I re-discovered my yoga journey last August when I got into yoga sculpt and other variations of yoga taught in a heated room. To do this kind of practice you must have a lot of stamina and determination. I am often challenged in class, but I have that inside dialogue within myself where I tell myself that I got this. The feeling of empowerment and strength is one that stems from labor, hard work and a lot of determination. When I wore this sports bra for our campaign together with Bloom Bras I felt empowered, strong and I was even inspired to grab my weights.

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When I introduce a new style to my audience, I always make sure that it is something that I am truly proud to endorse. Bloom Bras are designed to fit fuller busted women like me who are looking to achieve full support and not be bothered by an underwire that will end up hurting them.  I must confess I love wearing practical clothing and underwear too. So I was thrilled to be able to give a test run to this new sports bra. I used it for a quick run and also to lift up weights, which is something I do regularly at yoga sculpt.

 

The straps are also extremely comfortable and I love how  they are connected to this sheer mesh back part of the bra, that gives you the feeling of breathing in your bra. I also felt that the weight of my breasts was evenly spread out across my back through the Divot Control System offered by this style.

There is also no painful underwire to deal with. I can’t tell you how many times I tried on sports bras before that made me feel like I was suffocating and on top of it I could feel the wire digging through my skin. Well none of that discomfort is happening with my Bloom Bra.

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I love that the bra has a front zipper and a little hook to keep everything in place. This is the most practical sports bra I have ever tried on and I cannot wait to use it regularly for my yoga practice and for my day to day errands. This bra feels sexy, empowering and I already found ways of wearing it with some of my cute outfits. I would say though that as much as I love this bra, it doesn’t fully support and that’s why I would recommend it for low impact workouts. I tested the bra by wearing it for a run and I just didn’t feel supported at all. Nonetheless if you plan on using it for a yoga practice or any low impact workouts, this is a great alternative to any crop tops.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE

To determine what size you need, Bloom Bras’ website has included a fitting chart. I find it especially helpful since nowadays most of us shop online and don’t ever go to malls to try on our lingerie. This makes it crucial to include a fitting chart for the modern woman who wants to receive her new bra at home and save herself the hassle of going to a Bra Store.

*Click the link to find the right fit: http://www.bloombras.com/fitting-chart/

For any additional information please visit the website of the brand:

http://www.bloombras.com

Or Leave your Comments below the story.

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All photos by Jason Kamimura Photography.

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Pin-up ronde et glamour, découvrez la sublime Jenny Rieu

Une Interview par Solène.

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Originaire de Paris, Jenny Rieu est journaliste et mannequin grande taille, passionnée par la mode rétro et la très belle lingerie. Elle vit aujourd’hui à Los Angeles, faisant de sa passion son métier. Ses plus de 80 000 followers la suivent quotidiennement dans ses déplacements et ses shooting photos. L’équipe Glamuse est allée à sa rencontre.

Parle-nous de toi Jenny, quel est ton parcours ? Comment as-tu été propulsée dans l’univers de la lingerie et pourquoi ?
Mon parcours est assez atypique : j’ai débuté ma carrière à l’âge de 20 ans comme co-animatrice d’une émission sur Fun TV, une chaîne câblée française. J’ai par la suite fait de nombreuses figurations avant de partir pour Barcelone où j’ai travaillé quelques temps pour un magazine à destination des expatriés anglo-saxons. Après ça, j’ai pris mon envol pour les Etats-Unis afin d’intégrer l’American Academy of Dramatic Arts de New York. Passionnée par les arts de la scène et le chant depuis toute petite, j’ai eu la chance de monter et produire mon propre spectacle de cabaret plusieurs années après, en 2010, à Los Angeles : « The lady In Red ».

Je suis alors follement tombée amoureuse de l’esthétique rétro et des tenues de scène vintage. Au fil des années et de fantastiques rencontres,  je me suis faite un nom au sein de la communauté pin-up et je suis devenue mannequin rétro grande taille. Un style de mannequinat assez unique et spécifique que je me suis moi-même façonné. Au départ, je me suis associée avec des marques de vêtements d’inspiration 40’s et 50’s pour assurer leur promotion sur les réseaux sociaux. Progressivement, mon envie de me lancer dans l’aventure du mannequinat lingerie est devenue une évidence. J’ai longtemps hésité par peur de me faire juger, jusqu’au jour où… Je collabore depuis avec de nombreuses marques de lingerie grande taille et « full bust ». Je suis également chroniqueuse de la rubrique « Pin-me up » sur thelingeriejournal.com.


Que représente la lingerie féminine pour toi ? Est-ce plutôt un instrument de séduction, un accessoire de mode, un moyen pour gagner de la confiance en soi…?

La lingerie féminine est pour moi le symbole de la découverte de ma féminité, de mon sex-appeal et de ma confiance en moi. Elle peut être utilisée pour séduire l’autre, mais à mon avis, il s’agit avant tout de me faire plaisir et d’avoir l’opportunité de créer un univers visuel qui m’est propre.

Nous sommes en 2018, ère où la culture du « body positive » est en pleine effervescence dans beaucoup de pays occidentaux et où les femmes veulent célébrer leur corps et leur féminité pour elles-mêmes avant tout. Aux États-Unis, nous assistons à une vraie révolution de la mode des courbes et il y a maintenant une plus grande représentation en terme de variété de morphologies dans les médias.

Il est vraiment essentiel pour moi aujourd’hui d’endosser le rôle de porte-parole pour la diversité. Par le biais de mes réseaux sociaux et ma chronique, les femmes en recherche de jolis sous-vêtements à leur taille peuvent trouver un peu d’inspiration. La lingerie est devenue à mes yeux bien plus qu’un accessoire de mode, elle fait partie de mon quotidien. J’aime aussi l’inclure dans mes tenues de tous les jours.

Qu’est-ce qui te plait dans l’esthétique vintage et dans la lingerie rétro ?

Ce que j’aime tant, c’est que cela va à tout le monde ! Peu importe la taille et l’origine, il s’agit avant tout d’un style classique, élégant et nostalgique. En tant que femme ronde, je trouve qu’il n’existe pas d’univers qui m’aille et me corresponde aussi bien. J’aime le côté cinématique et bien exécuté que l’on retrouve encore et toujours dans la lingerie rétro. Les jupes crayons, les bustiers, corsets, culottes taille haute et autres bas mi-cuisse.. Il n’y a rien de plus glamour et sexy sur un corps voluptueux.

Les magazines rabâchent sans cesse qu’il faut à tout prix perdre des kilos avant l’été, pour être prête pour la plage. Ça m’exaspère parce que ça perpétue des stéréotypes inaccessibles pour beaucoup de femmes, qui ne font pas, ne peuvent pas ou ne veulent pas une taille 34. La lingerie et l’esthétique rétro a tendance à embrasser les formes et à les mettre en valeur. Il s’agit d’une véritable célébration de notre féminité. Cela a quelque chose de très positif.


Comment as-tu découvert Glamuse.com ? 

J’ai eu la chance de rencontrer à plusieurs reprises Dita Von Teese à Los Angeles au fil des ans. Elle représente pour moi, avec Ashley Graham pour le curve modeling, de véritables icônes du monde glamour rétro moderne.  Un crédo : la liberté d’être femme sans pudeur.

Suivant Dita sur ses réseaux sociaux, j’ai appris au travers de ses publications que sa collection de lingerieétait disponible sur Glamuse.com où je me suis offert l’une de mes pièces favorites, dont je ne peux plus me passer : Le déshabillé Lamarr Robe.
J’ai par la suite eu l’opportunité de compléter ma tenue avec la nuisette longue Dalhia Noir en m’associant à Glamuse pour illustrer ma rubrique « Pin me Up » parue en juin dernier dans thelingeriejournal.com sur le thème des arts de la scène et des vieux films hollywoodiens.

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Jenny Rieu wears Dita Von Teese Lingerie through Glamuse.com Make-up by Beauty Is Life Cosmetics. Photos par Erika Nelly Photography

Ce n’est un secret pour personne, le corps d’une femme change tout au long de sa vie. Comment as-tu appris personnellement à appréhender ces changements ?

Je confirme, le corps d’une femme change tout au long de sa vie. J’ai pendant très longtemps fait une taille 38, pour ensuite faire une taille 40. Mais c’est après m’être expatriée de New York à Los Angeles que je me suis vraiment vu progressivement changer. Aujourd’hui, je fais une taille US 12/14, ce qui correspond à un 44/46 taille française. Le changement n’a pas été évident à appréhender au début, d’autant qu’il est survenu suite à un problème de santé en 2013. Après une opération et des traitements hormonaux pour traiter de multiples fibromes, j’ai alors pris deux tailles supplémentaires. Le volume de ma poitrine a augmenté, mes hanches se sont arrondies et j’ai commencé à avoir un peu plus de ventre. Pour être tout à fait transparente, ça m’a vraiment agacée au début car plus rien ne m’allait. Il a donc fallu que je refasse ma garde-robe. Mais surtout, je ne me reconnaissais plus physiquement. Je continuais à comparer mon corps d’aujourd’hui à celui d’avant, malgré moi. J’ai cependant réalisé que je pouvais continuer à m’entretenir et à faire du sport au moins 4 fois par semaine, et bien sûr manger sainement.

Love your body at any size ❤️ I was shocked when I found the picture on the left in my archives. I thought to myself: did I really look like that 10 years ago? My tummy is the most sensitive topic here. As I revealed it before, I underwent a heavy surgery 3 years ago to remove 12 fibroids. And after that I ended gaining another size. Currently between a size 12/14. I know that I am still working through it, but I also know that I am no longer that girl on the left and that's ok. I am sharing this with you to show you that you should love your body no matter what size. The funny thing is that I have way more confidence today than I ever did over a decade ago. #ownwhoyouare #bodypower #womanhood @allgoodthingstv

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Je prends donc soin de moi, peut-être même plus qu’avant. Mais j’ai aussi accepté le fait que plus jamais je ne retrouverais une taille 38. Je suis ronde et fière de l’être mais il ne faut oublier que c’est un travail quotidien sur moi-même. Et la meilleur façon pour moi de gérer ces changements physiques est de les accepter tout en maintenant une certaine discipline de vie. Au fil des années, j’ai développé une véritable philosophie d’amour ou « self-love » pour mes nouvelles courbes.


Tu es passionnément engagée dans le mouvement « Body Positive ». En quoi est-ce indispensable pour toi ?

Je suis passionnée et engagée dans le mouvement « Body Positive » car il véhicule un message important d’acceptation de soi-même et de son corps, quel que soit sa morphologie. Notre société adore mettre l’accent sur les kilos en trop, le fait de devoir rester jeune, de ne pas avoir de cellulite ou de vergetures parce qu’elles dévoilent les imperfections de nos corps, etc… Mais en réalité, la majorité des femmes ont des corps différents et imparfaits. C’est ce qui nous rend intéressantes et uniques.

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Collaboration avec la marque de lingerie Curvy Kate – Photo par Jason Kamimura Photography.

Je me souviens qu’étant adolescente, j’achetais des magazines féminins et je voyais toujours le même type de mannequin en couverture. Grande, mince et blonde. La jeune femme était belle à tomber mais elle ne me ressemblait pas. Aujourd’hui encore, c’est le critère de beauté le plus mis en avant dans les médias et je trouve cela particulièrement redondant. Cependant, avec la révolution « Body Positive » nous voyons enfin des femmes rondes telles qu’ Ashley Graham, Tara Lynn et Sabina Karlsson en couverture de magazines comme Elle, Vogue ou Glamour. Et je pense que nous avons besoin d’avoir plus de diversité dans les médias car cela fait du bien au moral et met à mal les clichés. Pour moi il est indispensable que la petite fille de la génération suivante puisse s’identifier quand elle regarde une série à la télévision ou lorsqu’elle feuillette un magazine.

C’est véritablement un sujet qui me tient à cœur car j’ai souffert de ce manque de représentation lorsque j’essayais de devenir comédienne. J’adorerais aussi voir plus de femmes rondes au cinéma, mais il semble que cela reste difficile.


Ton mot de la fin ?

Merci de m’avoir accordé cette interview. J’adore Glamuse.com et la sélection de lingerie que vous y proposez.

Vous pouvez me retrouver sur Instagram ou Facebook et pour les bilingues mes rubriques sont sur : http://thelingeriejournal.com/category/opinion-columns/jenny-rieu/
Je souhaite rédiger prochainement mes rubriques en français sur mon nouveau site internet. Je ne manquerai donc pas de vous tenir au courant.

Et merci encore pour ce partage et l’opportunité de m’exprimer sur un sujet qui me passionne !

Lingerie de luxe pour femmes rondes : les plus belles photos de Jenny Rieu

My Bridal Editorial in collaboration with the online French Magazine: ” Ma Grande Taille ” was released on September 18th, 2017 and it was a dream come true. As the year is coming to an end. I wanted to include additional photos that didn’t make the final cut, as many wonderful lingerie designers contributed their pieces to create this wonderful story.

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Robe: The Pretty Dress Company. Chaussures: Golden Age LA. @goldenage_la Styling/Muah: Ooh La La PR #OohLaLaPR Photo par Pauline Darley @paulinedarley

[Article in French language from the Bridal feature on Ma Grande Taille.]

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The Bride getting ready wearing Christine Lingerie Pink Silk gown paired with Harlow & Fox Lingerie set. Make up by Beauty Is Life Cosmetics. Photo by Jason Kamimura.

Vous la connaissez déjà certainement, Jenny Rieu est un mannequin grande taille au style glamour inimitable. Mais cette Parisienne installée à Los Angeles est aussi une fervente militante du mouvement body positif. Elle nous prouve aujourd’hui s’il le fallait encore que les femmes rondes peuvent avoir elles aussi fière allure en lingerie de luxe.

Jenny Rieu, un mannequin grande taille pas comme les autres

Elle s’appelle Jenny Rieu et fait partie des nombreux mannequins grande taille que nous suivons. Difficile pourtant de la comparer à ses collègues modèles plus size car s’il y a bien quelque chose d’unique chez Jenny, c’est son style !

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The Bride getting ready wearing Christine Lingerie Pink Silk gown paired with Harlow & Fox Lingerie set. Make up by Beauty Is Life Cosmetics. Photo by Jason Kamimura.

La belle porte en effet à merveille le style pin-up et est une véritable source d’inspiration côté style. Elle a d’ailleurs collaboré en 2014 avec la marque Pinup Girl Clothingpour la campagne « Couture for Every Body ».

Mais si Jenny est notre source d’inspiration fashion, elle est aussi notre modèle lorsqu’il s’agit d’accepter et d’assumer ses rondeurs. C’est d’ailleurs un rôle qui tient à cœur à notre mannequin rétro qui est un modèle certes, mais aussi une militante body activiste.

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Jenny wears a vintage I. Magnin & Co Marabou robe paired with the Serena Rose Lingerie set by Harlow & Fox. Make-up by Beauty Is Life Cosmetics. Photo by Jason Kamimura.

Elle se plaît d’ailleurs à utiliser les réseaux sociaux pour faire passer son message body positif, notamment sur son compte Instagram où elle nous incite à célébrer notre corps peu importe notre taille.

Jenny a collaboré avec de nombreuses marques comme Secrets in Lace, Curvy Kate ou encore Harlow & Fox. Sa collaboration avec la marque Zathiya Lingerie/ Comexim a même été publiée dans le numéro de septembre de Elle UK. Une carrière prolifique donc, qui ne semble pas prête de s’arrêter. Et on ne peut que s’en réjouir.

Les plus beaux clichés de Jenny Rieu en lingerie de luxe

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Vous rêvez vous aussi d’arborer une sublime parure de lingerie de luxe mais n’osez pas franchir le cap ? Laissez-vous inspirer par la belle Jenny Rieu et comme elle, assumez pleinement vos rondeurs.

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On commence notre top photo de Jenny Rieu avec ce superbe cliché qui reflète à merveille l’univers de notre modèle grande taille. Dans cet ensemble de lingerie, elle est tout simplement sublime.

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Soutien gorge par Comexim @comexim_lingerie (sur Instagram) Disponible via @zathiyalingerie (sur Instagram) Corset Antoinette par Angela Friedman @angelafriedman (sur Instagram) Robe de chambre en dentelle : The Giving Bride @thegivingbride (sur Instagram) Styling/Muah: Ooh La La PR #OohLaLaPR Photo Jason Kamimura Photography @jasonkamimuraphotography (sur Instagram), @jason_kamimura (sur Twitter), @JasonKamimuraPhotography (sur Facebook)

Une fois de plus un ensemble de lingerie à croquer mais aussi un décor recherché pour un résultat haut en couleur. Jenny nous montre ici comment accessoiriser une parure de lingerie, en portant par exemple un éventail et un joli collier.

GLAMOUR

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Jenny nous prouve avec ce cliché que les femmes rondes n’ont pas à rougir de leurs rondeurs. Notre mannequin les porte à merveille et nous incite à assumer pleinement les nôtres !

TENDANCE NUDE

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Le saviez-vous, Jenny Rieu a collaboré il y a peu avec Nubian Skin, une marque de lingerie anglaise qui s’attache à proposer de la lingerie pour toutes les couleurs de peau. L’occasion pour nous de rappeler que la tendance nude doit pouvoir s’adresser à toutes les couleurs de peau en proposant des teintes adaptées à chacune.

DEVOILEZ VOS RONDEURS

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Le ventre est une source de complexe chez de nombreuses femmes, qu’elles soient minces ou rondes. Jenny nous incite ici à nous dévoiler sans aucune gêne. Et on a vraiment envie de suivre son exemple…

VIVE LA MARIEE

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Lingerie: Harlow & Fox @harlowandfox Stockings: Secrets in Lace @secretsinlace Styling/Muah: Ooh La La PR #OohLaLaPR Photo Jason Kamimura Photography @jasonkamimuraphotography (sur Instagram), @jason_kamimura (sur Twitter), @JasonKamimuraPhotography (sur Facebook)

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De nouveau un cliché qui résume parfaitement le style de Jenny que nous aimons tant. Rétro, glamour, sensuelle, on est fans, et vous ?

Miroir, Mon Beau Miroir

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Jenny is wearing a Lingerie set and robe designed by British Lingerie Designer Harlow & Fox. Nude Stockings by Nubian Skin. Photo by Jason Kamimura.

Un dernier cliché absolument sublime de la belle Jenny Rieu. On est vraiment sous le charme de son univers et de son look glamour. Des photos qui nous donnent envie de nous aimer nous aussi et de sublimer nos rondeurs, peu importe notre taille. Merci à elle pour l’inspiration !

A special thank you to Harlow & Fox, Christine Lingerie, Comexim Lingerie, The Giving Bride, Golden Age LA and Long Gone Shoes who has contributed to dressing me.

All the make-up was provided by Beauty Is Life Cosmetics and Bésame Cosmetics.

Photos by Pauline Darley and Jason Kamimura Photography.

I feel extremely grateful and I am in love with this editorial.

The full original article can be found here: http://www.ma-grande-taille.com/lingerie-de-luxe-pour-femmes-rondes-plus-belles-photos-jenny-rieu-183188

XoXo.

Jenny

True Nude in Jane Woolrich Designs

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True Nude 👸🏽🎭 Wearing my bespoke Copper silk gown by @janewoolrichdesign Mask @soffittamasquerade Jewelry @cecipunch Purse @whitingdavisbags Shoes @goldenage_la 📸 @jasonkamimuraphotography

I recently had the pleasure of teaming up with one of my favorite luxury lingerie designer of all time, Jane Woolrich. I attended a Masquerade Ball at the Los Angeles Theater in Downtown LA for the screening of the movie Labyrinth with David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.

For the occasion I wanted to create a unique look that emulated Old-Hollywood and my passion for luxury lingerie worn as outerwear. When I think about showstopper red carpet moments that have inspired me in the past, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez are the two queens that come to my mind. I always love how their looks are never overdone, they look feminine and their stylists are able to dress them in styles and colors that complement both their skin tone and body type.With that in mind, I wanted to find my own look and style it my own way.

I fell in love with the Mermaid Style Nightdress, which is 1930s  inspired design in silk satin, with a bias cut and silk chiffon godets. The back featured a mesh panel edged with Chantilly leavers lace in a beautiful bow design. The straps were adjustable and the gown was custom made to my measurements.

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I chose the copper color as I knew it would be my true nude and it matched the location so perfectly. I have worn variations of copper several times before for photoshoots, but this gown is my all time favorite copper look. The quintessence of luxury and old-Hollywood.

We discussed measurements, color choices well in advance with Jane’s team and it was hard for me to make a choice in the sea of luscious designs and options available to me. My idea was to collaborate on a design that would be part of my life forever, almost like a Heirloom piece. And this Mermaid Style dress will be in my closet forever.

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Wearing Jane Woolrich Designs, Soffitta Masquerade Mask and Ceci Punch Jewelry. Photo by Jason Kamimura Photography.

For this look I also chopped off my hair for the occasion into a shorter bob. It happened the night of the event and I am so glad I did it as I thought it was the perfect hair length to contrast this long gown. I was inspired by Louise Brooks and Coco Chanel, but again I put my own spin on.

You can custom your own nightdress by visiting the Jane Woolrich website now, here:

https://www.jane-woolrich.co.uk/1673-mermaid-style-nightdress.html 

A massive thank you to the entire team from Jane Woolrich, this look was for the books.

Jenny.

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All Photos by Jason Kamimura Photography.

 

Retro Chic in Lavinia Lingerie

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Jenny is wearing the The Lace Overlay Cleavage Boosting Plunge Bra Lavinia Sofia bra (I wear a size 36G) and its matching high waist brief (I wear a size XL). Photo by Jason Kamimura Photography.

The Birth of the brand

I had the pleasure of recently working with the lingerie brand Lavinia Lingerie to share some of my favorite lingerie and swimwear sets that they currently carry.

Lavinia Lingerie was founded in 2002, as a family-owned business that offers lingerie for the woman of today. What caught my attention was that their website also offers quite a few options for plus size ladies who want to dress their curves with the perfect foundation.

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I love the peekaboo effect of the high waist panties, it’s extremely sexy and I felt confident rocking this set. Captured by Jason Kamimura Photography.

The new classic 

For years I have been on the lookout for a full-bust push up bra that would be my go to classic set. I immediately fell in love with The Lace Overlay Cleavage Boosting Plunge Bra Lavinia Sofia bra (I wear a size 36G)  and its matching high waist brief (I wear a size XL).

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The Fit

I love wearing this bra with everything as it gives me maximum cleavage and support. It also gives the illusion of a sheer lace push up bra, but nothing is revealed. I feel sexy and fully supported wearing it and I finally own a classic bra that doesn’t fully cover my breasts. For  years, I was searching for that perfect plunge bra and Lavinia Lingerie made my dream come true. This style is absolutely classic and timeless and I can’t rave enough about it.

The high waist panties are a little snug around the bikini line, as I am clearly in between sizes right now.  The 2X would have been less tight around my tights, but the waist area would have been too big.

So I am glad I sized down, as I know the garment will also stretch out a bit and relax overtime as I wear this set more and more.

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I fell in love with this classic black lingerie set and high waist briefs to match. I felt right at home the minute I put it on and I know that I can wear it with confidence.

So if you have always wanted to embrace your inner Sofia Loren, this gorgeous retro inspired lingerie set will definitely give you that feel.

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*Find out more about this set by visiting the Lavinia website and clicking the links below:

https://lavinialingerie.com/products/lace-overlay-cleavage-boosting-plunge-bra-lavinia-sofia-ll0216?variant=35499968769

https://lavinialingerie.com/products/lavinia-sofia-lace-overlay-high-waist-brief-ll0236?variant=35506438913

Sailor Pinup Gal

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1940s Pinup girl wearing a swimsuit by Forluna Swimwear found through Lavinia Lingerie. Photo by Jason Kamimura Photography.

The 1940s Aesthetic

My second choice as part of my collaboration with Lavinia Lingerie was a Sailor Inspired swimsuit that they carry by Forluna Swimwear. That swimsuit is such a classic piece and I am happy to introduce it to you with a modern vintage twist.

I immediately fell  in love with that set, as it reminds me of the Technicolor films from the 1940s. I immediately was on the lookout for a location with a vintage feel and beautiful colors to complement the swimsuit I wore. And Manhattan Beach Pier was perfect for that.

The first photo was taken in front of the showers that had the most magnificent tiles I had ever seen. I felt inspired and was reminded of my love for pinup modeling.

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I also styled my hair in a 1940s inspired hairdo and added scarf to match my swimsuit. Red lips were also a thing then, so I wore the shade of American Beauty by Besame Cosmetics, as they are the only brand that exactly replicates the lipstick colors from the past with precision.

What still really strikes me when I look at the world of pinups then and now is the lack of inclusivity. That’s why I take pride in breaking down those barriers by working with a variety of brands. I feel like everyone deserves to be represented and there shouldn’t be just one cookie cutter pinup look, like the one that has been the “ model” forever.

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To this day, women of color still aren’t playing enough leads in movies or getting cast in mainstream campaigns and that needs to change.

The Fit of the Swimsuit

I wore a 36G bikini top and an XL for the bottoms and the fit was really perfect. I felt supported and I was happy that the bottoms were high waist as they are my go to even for my everyday underwear. The band isn’t too tight and I feel like the cups of the bikini are true to size.

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If you would like more info about this set, feel free to click the links below.

-Plus size Bikini top by Lauma Swim Regata: https://lavinialingerie.com/products/plus-size-bikini-top-lauma-swim-regatta?variant=36267428609

-Full Brief Bikini Bottom by Lauma Swim Regata: https://lavinialingerie.com/products/full-brief-bikini-bottom-lauma-swim-regatta-lm07f51?variant=36264844417

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All photos by Jason Kamimura Photography.

Thank you for reading!

XOXO

Jenny

Un après-midi avec FiFi Chachnil

Shot at the Atelier de Fifi Chachil on July 2017 by Jason Kamimura. Jenny is wearing ‘Mon Amant’ lace gown. Corset by Hips and Curves. Make-Up by Beauty Is Life Cosmetics.

This Summer I flew back to Paris, where I was born and raised. I was invited to a family wedding which inspired me to do my first Bridal Editorial entitled: ” Les Plus Belles Photos de Lingerie de Jenny Rieu.” , that was recently published on Ma Grande Taille.com an online French magazine dedicated to plus size fashion. My goal for doing this editorial was primarily to inspire all women and show that plus size gals are equally deserving of glamorous lingerie and to have pretty pictures taken at dream locations.

As the body positive movement is getting bigger and bigger each year, my frustrations at the lack of diversity and access to luxury designs for plus size is gradually dissipating. Of course I feel like there is still a long way to go, but do I still personally feel excluded? Not entirely anymore! I feel a great sense of hope and I think that there are big changes in the works in the fashion and media industries. The plus size market is worth $17 billion and the world is taking notes.

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For those of you who have been following me for a while, you know that I love luxury and Couture brands. I am always on the lookout for new and established lingerie designers from all over the world and this time around I wanted to invite you inside my Dream Fashion House for French Lingerie.

Nearly 6 months ago, I shared a lovely afternoon with one of my favorite French lingerie designers of all time, an icon, and someone I have heard of since I was a teenager: Mademoiselle Fifi Chachnil. I still remember watching documentaries about her on TV, and that’s when I discovered her beautiful babydoll inspired designs. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would get to meet her in person and have a private personal fitting session. I was also permitted to snap pictures outside of her Parisian atelier and improvise a photoshoot for the purpose of this article.

Anyone who loves luxury lingerie as I do, with lots of beautiful French lace and silk fabrics in every color, needs to visit her atelier already. The minute I walked in I felt like a Parisian Princess, something I always try to emulate in most of my photo shoots. It’s my way of paying a tribute to the Parisian aesthetic that I grew up admiring and loving more than anything. Being a former high school student from the Versailles district, I was obsessed with all things regal and Marie-Antoinette inspired. My mum often said of me that I have always loved luxury since I was very little, and that passion has been growing even more since I became an expat moving to America nearly 10 years ago.

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At the Atelier, Fifi Chachnil selected for me the gorgeous  ” Mon Amant ” lace robe that was made of French lace with gold and pink accents. I felt relieved when I saw that she had picked a design that was adjustable to my size, as I was wondering if anything would even fit me. At first glance, the plus size selection on the website and inside the shop seemed almost non-existent. But at the Atelier, I was told that Fifi accepted bespoke orders all the time.  I can’t stress enough how important it is for designers to have more designs available in a wider size range and preferably past a ” Large ” size. So the fact that the Atelier offered a bespoke option made me feel accepted and embraced.

During the fitting session, Fifi kept telling me that dressing me was like dressing a doll. When I introduced myself to her as a plus size model, she said it was funny to her to use this adjective and that if you are a model you are model regardless of your size. We talked body confidence and how the next generation of women and young girls felt more empowered now than ever. I was really nervous the whole time because Fifi was always kind of a fashion icon to me growing up. So being able to have this conversation and fitting session with her was a dream come true and I felt very privileged.

F​ifi Chachnil and Jenny Rieu striking a pose outside of the Parisian Atelier. Shot by Jason Kamimura Photography.

*Note :

To order the “ Mon Amant “ Lace gown designed by Fifi Chachnil please visit her website, by clicking the link: https://fifichachnil.paris

For size orders you can visit or contact the Fifi Chachnil atelier at 68  rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris.

I would like to thank the entire team from the Fifi Chachnil Atelier and especially Bridget for connecting us and  the warm welcome! I hope to visit the shop again on my next trip back home.

Bien A Vous Fifi, Jenny.

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