Thursday, 27 December 2012

Top Plus Size Model Ms Cherry Red Rachy Speaks To The Fashion Police

Top Plus size model Ms Cherry Red Rachy
1)Please tell us who you are for those not familiar with you?

Hello there. I am Cherry Red Rachy - I am an alternative BBW model

2)What 3 word best describe you as a person?


3)Describe your fashion sense?

As a mature alternative woman who is also interested in fashion I describle my fashion sense as ROCK N ROLL QUEEN. There is no reason as one matures, to ignore the faithfullness to ones style. However age does dictate an appropriateness required.

4)Do you think your a true representation of a today's woman if yes/no why?

Most definiately. Women of age and size are shockingly under represented in the mainstream - as is ANY alternative fashion. 

5)If you was to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear?

I love designers .. Jean Paul Gaultier would be dramatic and fun... Michael Kors would be interesting and appropriate. Ben De Lisi would produce a stunningly beautiful gown... Vivienne Westwood would have fun clashing with my style.. however... the late great Alexander McQueen would probably have encapsulated my personality and my curves.

6)If you was given 1 ticket to fly any where in the world where would you go and why?

I have seen little of the world so anywhere would be greatfully received - although I would like to visit the Americas first. Friends in Texas and Florida would be sooo excited :)

7)Tell us all about you as a person,we want to know everything.......

Im a challange even to myself. I have found my niche late in life after a difficult childhood and aimless wanderings. I am fiercely loyal, sarcastic and funny. I enjoy the solitude of my own company and love to cook, draw and decorate. I am a strong believer in doing what is right - no matter the cost. Animal lover with a penchant for Terry Pratchett books and costume drama TV and a collection of over 200 pairs of shoes.

8)If you had the power to change the fashion world what would you change and why?

The fashion world is changing - but far too slowly. The idea that a 'plus sized' model is a size 14 (the national average) still grates at me. I am not dissing the more slender models but.... ALL SIZES should be represented AND labelled correctly.... starting IMMEDIATELY... and if JPG can use BBW models on his runways, so can everyone else.

9)What makes a good model?

Attitude.... quite simply put.... if you have the presence to be photogenic or lucky enough to be able to walk.. your natural talent WILL take you so far. A good model will be easy to work with, pleasant to converse with, amenable to difficult situations, focused, creative  PATIENT and controlled.

10)If the fashion police was to be a fly on your bedroom wall what would they be shock to see?

My sleeping attire..... I have a penchant for sleeping in t shirts and boy shorts....

11)What do you love most when doing photo shoots?

The banter... when on set we are ALL equal..I love talking to the make up artists and hairdressers, lighting techs and the photographer.

12)What would you say is your best assets?

HAHAHAH. ;)p .. in all honesty... my eyes.... I can use them to draw people into an image.

13)What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog?

Im addicted.... nuff said :)

14)Who are your 2 best friends you would ride and die for?

My friends Shelley and Danella (and a quick mention to my ex husband Sid.. still my best friend)

15)What are 4 things men do that makes you mad?

I couldnt possibly keep it to just four... :)

16)What music would have you running to the dance floor to shake that booty?

Guns and Roses still moves me even after 20 years... im currently obsessing about a group called the Black Veil Brides....

17)What is the worse chat up line that i guy ever said to you?

Trust me - the worst is unpublishable....

18)What do you think of men who teaches women to walk?

Women dont walk (a certain way) for women - we should celebrate men strong enough to embrace both the masculine and the feminine AND convey themselves to teach.

19)What is more sexy a man in the following......(1)boxers.......(2)briefs........(3)thongs?

Man in a thong??!!!!!!!!! noooooooooo - lol... I personally prefer briefs.. nice... tight... black.... cough - anyone got some water - Im feeling a little flushed ;)

20)If you was given the chance to do a shoot with 3 other plus size models of your choice who would you choose?

Sadly the choices are not such that I have many to choose from. Velvet D'Amour and Tess Munster would most definitely feature.

21)If you was to stay home on valentines with your lover what would you wear and cook?

You cant go wrong with suspenders and stockings under a LBD...... as for food..... I do an amazing moroccan roast lamb..roasted veggies and red wine followed by amaretto infused chocolate mousse... YUM.

22)What advice do you have for anyone looking to walk into your footsteps?


23)What is one thing people may say about you that is not true that you would love to address here?

I hate bullys and sometimes standing up to them you have to be a little hard.. inevitably there are two sides to every argument and I have been accused of being a bully myself. This is one of the most untrue things ever said about me. I have a strong personality but I most certainly do not go out of my way to hinder people for my own satisfaction..... quite the reverse.

Ian Brock Photography

24)Any last words for our readers?

Stay true to yourself.... NEVER let an injustice go unrectified if it is within your power to do so.... love as many people as you can... buy local produce... support animal charities ...... hold your head high and NEVER EVER forget to read FASHION POLICE NEWS BLOG. All the best for 2013 xxx

Photographer Nathan Thompson
Make up by.....Karen Salandy
Models...Rachel,Mr Fierce,Busta Seal

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