A LAOIS woman will represent Ireland in the Miss Curvette Model Search competition in London over St Valentine’s weekend.
Anne Duff from Raheen has specialised in clothes for curvy women under the name Annie Apple over the past 12 years. In that time she has supported hundreds of women to choose styles that suit their body shape, nurturing their confidence.
With the encouragement of family, friends and customers, Anne decided to take the plunge and to challenge herself further by entering and winning the Irish title of Miss Curvette Model Search competition last November.
As part of her prize, Anne won a modelling contract with the Size Gorgeous Model Agency and an all-expense-paid trip to London to catwalk at the House of iKons, where she will launch her career as a curvy model. She will also get to walk down the catwalks at fashion shows in Ireland over the coming year.
Speaking ahead of her trip to London, Anne said: “I’m nervous and excited to be taking to the catwalk as a curvy model. This is something not normally seen in London Fashion Week, but House of iKons wants diversity on the catwalk to represent all women. I am proud to be doing that on behalf of all the women in Ireland.”
Meanwhile, Sharon McCarthy, founder of Size Gorgeous Management, who will be accompanying Anne to the London Fashion Week, also wished her well.
“It’s incredible to see how much Anne has grown in confidence, enabling women to be proud of who they are. Whatever style they choose is something that’s important to Anne, and to me, confidence is key. Anne is going to make us very proud in London. I can’t wait to see her on the runway.”