Former All Walks model Laura Catterall has covered French Cosmopolitan’s April issue. Her curves are beautifully displayed by the 50′s style shoot. All Walks is proud to have introduced Laura to London designer Mark Fast in 2010; he subsequently booked her to walk in his catwalk show alongside other “plus size” models, including Hayley Morley.

The shoot in French Cosmo shows Laura’s stunning feminine curves, and emphasizes her healthy, beautifully toned athletic limbs:

The French seem to be leading the way in terms of featuring curvy, “plus size” (not a very helpful term) models prominently; with French Elle having used Tara Lynn on their February cover, describing her as “The Body,” a title formerly used to describe super model Elle Macpherson.

Here at All Walks we are aware that magazines have often featured curvy models in a way that makes them seem like a novelty, rather than as beautiful women whose figures more closely resemble those of the general population. However, putting such beautifully curvaceous models on the cover of the magazine shows an acceptance that they are aspirational figures who can sell fashion (magazines) as well as any ‘standard’ size model.

We say, “Continuez le bon travail!”

Words by Charlotte Gush

Charlotte Gush is a freelance fashion writer, blogger and editor, as well as the Online Commissioning Editor for All Walks.

She has previously spent 6 months working for All Walks at the London office as a social media, marketing and production intern.

Charlotte writes a fashion, street style and personal style blog,, with a dedicated Facebook fanpage here, and a Twitter account @CavaCharlotte