Deborah Friedman helped pioneer the plus-size modeling industry in New
York, as one of the first such models photographed by Marco Glaviano
(whose lense has also focused on former main-stream model Kelly
Emberg). An interest in the film industry prompted a move to Los
Angeles where Deborah continued modeling while working as a feature
writer for BBW (Big Beautiful Woman Magazine).
Inspired by the growing demand for plus-size clothing, Deborah entered
the garment industry as a salesperson representing the Richard Simmons
clothing line. This led to a career in sales and merchandising where
Deborah often created designs reflecting a fresh, updated perspective.
She introduced a plus-size pleat pant design that became a popular
bestseller for many manufacturers. The cocoon dress, another of
Deborah's bestselling designs, was proclaimed a hit by fashion critic
While catering to celebrities at Hammacher Schlemmer's chic Rodeo Drive
location in Beverly Hills, Deborah achieved the status of top
salesperson. She moved on to develop her own catalog marketing firm
where she specialized in promoting a variety of products -- from
wind-defying umbrellas to health and fitness programs.
Now, Deborah brings us her personal experience, business acumen, and appreciation for quality design and manufacture to www.plussizeplum.com
an online lingerie boutique and her blog www.plussizeplum.com/blog