My first ever Simply Be collaboration was the fall 2016 Step Out campaign. Over a year later, it’s so exciting to collaborate with the team on yet another fall campaign. Simply Be is an amazing plus size clothing retailer, and one of my favorite things about them is that they pay attention to classics, trends, and everything in between for the fashion-forward plus size woman. They recently launched an installment of the “We Are Curves” campaign for fall 2017, featuring Denise Bidot and Bree Kish. I instantly fell in love with a few pieces from their look-book, and wanted to create two looks that are perfect for the fall season, and that push the fashion boundaries for plus size women.
It still amazes me that a huge part of the fashion industry refuses to acknowledge plus size women as catalysts for moving fashion forward. Fashion for plus size women, like me, is a whole lot more than body positivity. It’s also about inclusion in the process of making, modeling, and marketing fashion. As I continue to learn to love my body, even through the daily struggles, developing my personal style has had a huge impact on my journey. Clothes should be tailored for real women’s bodies, and not the other way around (this is motto for my future fashion brand/house :)). I love that Simply Be continues to offer fabulous clothing for different women with different styles. This fall, they are challenging you to break the boundaries with your fashion choices.
My instagram timeline has been flooded with Paris Fashion Week images, so my second look was definitely inspired by a Parisian chic vibe; with a little twist of course. I paired this stunning velvet dress with a statement double-buckle belt, diamond-patterned tights, knee-high boots, and topped the look off with a beret.
This blog post is sponsored by Simply Be, all opinions are my own.
Photographed by Jonathan Ganthier