Wednesday, September 2, 2015

.#SimplyBeYourself Campaign.

As a little girl who aspired to be a model one day, I lived, breathed, & ate America's Next Top Model. I dreamt of doing those high fashion photoshoots, walking a high wire above a shark tank while "smizing" of course & being a top model in my industry.

However, never in a million years did I actually think that I would be a model, or have the opportunity to work with so many amazing companies, like SimplyBe
When SimplyBe reached out to me to partner with them for their new campaign #SimplyBeYourself I jumped at the chance. Why? Because I heard they were an official sponsor of America's Next Top Model Cycle 22 (& I love them, Duh)! It's all about empowerment, & embracing who you are! Myself & 4 other women joined in & picked one of the 5 themes that best represents them, I chose:

         #SimplyBeFearless 



 The other themes are: #SimplyBeSassy, #SimplyBeUnique, #SimplyBeSeductive, & #SimplyBeHeard. 
For more information about how to join the movement, & for your chance to win $500 or $100 click hereGood luck!


xx,  



Friday, April 24, 2015

.Smart Glamour.. is genius!.

It's tough enough to find clothing as a plus size woman, as I'm CERTAIN you all know. I recently discovered Smart Glamour and decided to give them a try. The initial appeal was that they offer clothing for ALL sizes and it's customizable.. Plus I just really wanted a 'Feminist' Jacket TBH. 



So, I sent off my measurements, and was pleasantly surprised with the clothing. It fit well, and was fun..and affordable.



I'm wearing the Joan Sheath Dress and Amelia Bomber Jacket. The Bomber comes in 3 color options, with 4 verbiage choices - Feminist, Babe, Lady, or Boss...All pretty amazing! The clothes are hand-made to order in NYC and as an added bonus, they use vegan fabrics.


You can visit the website to see more, or if you are in NYC, Smart Glamour currently has a pop up shop in the East Village - which ends on May 30th. They have every size XXS-6X available on the same rack, for the same price as one another. It is the first and only NYC body positive boutique where women of every size, shape, height, and weight can shop together in this way!! It blows my mind in the best way!


(photos by Nick Holliday)



So go check them out, or visit www.smartglamour.com! Which piece is your favorite?

xx,

Tess

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Charlotte Russe Introduces Plus Sizes!


If you haven't already heard, Charlotte Russe has finally launched their plus size range and it doesn't dissapoint. There are loads of great pieces for Spring and Summer and I am loving everything that I have tried so far.
The colours are fun and bright and the cuts are fearless too. There is everything from adorable tops and Summer dresses to printed rompers and really cute denim. 
The range runs up to size US24/ 3X and is available in select stores and of course, online


Check out this gorgeous acid wash chambray skirt that I have paired with the pom-pom trim flutter crop top. 
I was worried that the sizing would be junior plus instead of true plus size but here I am wearing a 3X on both top and bottom and I have a bit of wiggle room, so the sizing is comfortable and true.


Have you all checked out the range yet? What pieces do you love?




Thursday, February 26, 2015

.A First Look at the Ashley Graham Collection


Like I mentioned in my last post, I am the first, apart from Ashley Graham herself, to try pieces from her new lingerie collection for Addition Elle and they are all so gorgeous. 
The collection launches officially in mid-March but I have a little preview of what is coming here for you. 


 

The pieces are beautiful and I can't wait for all of you to see them once they are out!
You can sign up to get more information and exciting news about the collection at www.ashleygrahamcollections.com.

xx




Monday, January 26, 2015

Ashley Graham Collection for Addition Elle- Exclusive!

I'm SO excited to be the first to show you guys the exclusive trailer for Ashley Graham's Spring lingerie collection for Addition Elle! No one else has seen it until now...
It's super hot and Ashley is killing it in every shade of grey! Apparently, in Canada, they could only show it online and before R rated movies, So we figured why not mix it up a bit.


She's so gorgeous and is such a great model for women out there breaking down beauty standards and   beaming with confidence. I've looked up to her for ages, so I'm thrilled to be able to share this. 

As you all know,  I love great lingerie so I'm really excited for this collection, but also because it will include G-H cups... Annnnd I will be the first, apart from Ashley, of course, to try her new collection, but you'll have to stay tuned to see that *wink*!

The collection will be available mid-march,  but if you want to know more then sign up for email alerts on Ashley Graham's page to be the first to know!
xx,