Plus size model Tess Holliday is on the cover of the June issue of People Magazine. It is really not that big of a surprise because the world can’t seem to get enough of the size 22 beauty since she became the first model of her size to be signed by a major agency.
To the world, Tess is the new hot “it girl” but to the curvy community, she has been raising the bar and motivating other women for years. Aside from her work as a model and the “Eff Your Beauty Standards” movement, Tess encourages plus size women to be bold and confident. This is something that Tess had to learn to embrace too because growing up she was bullied on based on her size.
Although I know that not everyone will see the beauty and positive light in Tess, I think that they should recognize our need for such a presence in society. She is showing girls and women all over the world that it is more important to love yourself than it is to conform to society’s beauty standards.
Who said plus size women should shy away from certain colors and patterns? Why should we have to embrace fashion as opposed to exhibiting our own style? What you wear should always be a reflection of the woman you are, not the woman society says you should be. In my opinion, there should be three things that a woman factors into her attire:
1. The occasion.
2. How she feels.
3. Her own personal style.
LIFE TWIRLS ON!!!!
Like many of the other curvy cuties that attend The Curvy Fashionista‘s swim event at The W Hotel in Downtown Atlanta this past Sunday, my attire was very important. From the day the event was announced, my wheels begin turning. I am not an outdoors person at all, so I own not one swimsuit, and I haven’t for years. However, I wanted to bring it for this event because I knew that my fellow curvy girls were going to bring that HEAT!!!
I knew that i wanted a polka dot swimsuit and I knew that I wanted the color scheme to be; black white and lime green but I was unsure of the bottom. I contacted my friend and designer Charlie Hill of Chuck B. Moore designs to assure that she would be able to make me something for the event but it wasn’t until I went to the fabric store that I committed to the striped fabric for my skirt.
The rest is history!!!! Charlie took my scrabbled ideas and brought them to life. This look did just what clothing is supposed to do for a woman; exhibit her style, mimic her personality and make her feel fierce.