I have been considered plus size most of my adult life–I have teeter tottered from a size 10-26 and back again. And yes a size 10 is still considered plus in the fashion world. I have been in love with fashion and beauty trends since I was 2 years old when I told my father I was going to study in Paris as a fashion designer. 34 years later, I am not a Parisian fashion designer, but I have had a few stints as a makeup artist, hair stylist and clothing stylist for fashion photographers and found that the job part itself was not the reward, it was in the bridal makeup and makeovers in general where I found my passion–the passion for helping others feel their most beautiful.
During my maternity leave I found it increasingly difficult to find clothing I loved and wanted to wear for an important event–and the most crucial of all, feel beautiful in. As I had the time to scour the internet for something to inspire me, I realized that there is not one single place where I could go to find everything I needed in one stop, and easily find classic,well made pieces I felt good about. I decided once and for all to create a website where plus size women can go to find beautiful, well made, classic pieces to add to their wardrobe. Some of the plus size sites out there have an antiquated feel to them and the clothing is dowdy, mumu like and nothing that I personally would ever feel sexy in. There are a few sites out there that deliver on what they are promising, but they are worn by half of the plus size population. I want to bring something new, fresh and lovely to the plus size world.
Just because you need to find an item in a size 14 or 28–doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t feel like yourself or beautiful in general. Regardless of your size, you are not tied to shapeless, uninspiring clothing pieces and I am building a place for you to feel comfortable going to for fashion advice, beauty tips, food, exercise and any other lovely little ideas and of course…friendship.
I will be keeping this blog alive until I decide to go crazy and REALLY set up a website with my personal faves of clothing, shoes and anything else that gets my motor revving. So please stop by frequently and see where I end up.
I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband Martin, my son Magnus and two dogs. Feel free to drop me an email or make any comments. I am excited to help all of you enjoy your pretty pear-shaped selves.