Tanesha Awasthi shares her personal style at “Girl With Curves“.Which has now evolved into a lifestyle site inspiring confidence through fashion, style advice, beauty tips, health and living.Her goal is to inspire unapologetic confidence, encouraging women to look and feel amazing, regardless of size.
We are glad to have her share her thoughts on pluss size fashion.
What are your personal fashion favorites?
Midi skirts, skinny jeans, tailored blazers and classic flats.
What are your favorite places to shop?
Asos, Old Navy.
How long have you been a blogger?
I started Girl With Curves in February 2011, the blog just turned 6!
For those who love fashion and are interested in starting a blog, what is your advice?
The best advice I can give is to focus on what you’re passionate about and do it because you love what you’re discussing and you love connecting with people.
How would you like to see the plus size industry grow?
I’d like the plus industry to be as respected for trend-setting as the mainstream, straight size fashion industry is. The two have been completely separate far too long, and it’s time to join forces and showcase an accurate representation of women in the world, in all shapes, sizes, ages and races.
Do you find that there are more blogs in the curvy community now?
I think the blogging industry as a whole has exploded in recent years and I love that more and more curvy girls are starting their own corner of the internet to talk about different things, in addition to style.
What do you think the biggest misconceptions are about the “curvy community” or curvy bloggers who write about fashion?
Probably that we want to lose weight so we can fit into straight size clothing! For me personally, I struggled with body image and eating disorders for years and was finally able to get to a place where I was comfortable with my body and my size just before starting my blog, so that’s certainly not my goal. My mission is to show women they can look and feel amazing in their own skin, regardless of size.
Where do you hope to take your blog in 2017?
Right now we’re building a team and expanding content. GWC has been a lifestyle blog for years and we’re finally taking the next step in becoming a media platform and I’m so excited for this next step! We’re also launching product later in the year, as a follow-up to the first collections launched back in 2013 and 2014.
How has the plus-size blogging world changed since you started out?
When I started there only a few plus bloggers in the space and now there are thousands of plus blogs all over the world, diversifying the plus blogging world in shape, size and style esthetic.
So how is plus-size fashion viewed by the fashion world at large?
I think the fashion world is finally starting to see plus size women as part of the bigger fashion and style conversation with models like Ashley Graham paving the way, alongside plus influencers. We have a ways to go, but big waves are being made and they’re all steps in the right direction.
So what would you like the next plus-size innovation to be?
I would love the innovation to be dropping the size disclaimer that precedes every article about a plus model or influencer. I’m not shamed of being plus size, but it’s obvious I live in a bigger body, but why the need to call it out and separate anyone plus from anyone who’s not plus? I personally want to be respected as an influencer and major player in the fashion and beauty space, not just a “plus size” one.
You can reach her at :
Your Blog: https://girlwithcurves.com/
City based out of: SF Bay Area