News: Plus-Size Fashion Heads to St. Louis with Pop-Up & Model Search

  • Plus Size
  • October 18, 2017
  • Updated February 7, 2019
Universal Standard Model Search

Size-inclusive brand Universal Standard is bringing its model search and pop-up shop to St. Louis on October 23. The event will be held at Third Degree Glass Factory​ (5200 Delmar) from 12 – 8 pm.

Universal Standard Model Search

The St. Louis stop is part of a two-month, 12-city road trip for Universal Standard. The road show features pop-up shops in partnership with Nordstrom and the model search, which is in partnership with The Lions Model Management. The Lions is a boutique agency whose clients include Irina Shayk, Kate Upton, Cameron Russell and Stella Maxwell.

Top contenders from the nationwide search will be whisked away to New York to meet with the agency’s suits, to be considered for a contract. Learn more about the model search here.

Universal Standard Model Search

Universal Standard is a leader in the plus size category, as well as an industry disruptor. The company also leads the Universal Fit Liberty initiative, which allows customers to exchange pieces for free if their clothing size changes within a year of purchase.

About Universal Standard

Polina Veksler and Alexandra Waldman had become tired of the established fashion standard; size had become the dividing line determining who had the privilege and freedom to dress with quality and style. So, determined to solve this problem, they launched Universal Standard in September 2015. Starting with the premise that clothes should look and feel good, they designed their own fabrics, applied keen insight into their designs, and with unrelenting attention to detail, created a line of modern, elevated essentials with a chic, downtown but classic aesthetic — giving women a new standard in style, experience and innovation.

About The Lions

With locations in New York and Los Angeles, The Lions is a boutique agency devoted to building powerful personal brands out of the passions, interests, and ideas that make each of their clients truly extraordinary and unique. The Lions is committed to using its distinctive platform to Empower Women in fashion and give its clients a voice to make a difference. The Lions is the modern model management agency.

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    Catherine Brock

    As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine,, Refinery29, and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.

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