• Opinion

    Plus size ‘super model’ Ashley Graham stars in music video

    A huge win for body diversity in mainstream media today as a music video by popstar Joe Jonas landed starring plus size ‘super model’ Ashley Graham. While pop isn’t exactly my cup of tea, I totally love how Ashley’s beauty is celebrated in the video for ‘Toothbrush’ – every inch of it. She prances around in her underwear like it ain’t no thang (not that it should be!) and it’s totally gorgeous. She’s not treated any differently than I imagine they would have treated a thinner model, and that sends such a powerful message. Yay for Ashley, yay for Joe, and yay for everybody who celebrates bodies of every shape,…

  • Fashion,  Opinion

    #IAmMe – Evans plus size clothing is live in South Africa!

    It’s with great excitement that we can finally say – UK plus size clothing brand Evans is now live on Spree! I have vicariously been a long-time fan of the brand, seeing some of my UK plus size blogger/activist sisters taking part in their #IamMe and #StyleHasNoSize campaigns. The brand has a brilliant reputation not only for high-quality, fashion forward clothing for plus sizes, but also for championing a movement for confidence in larger women, and for empowering all women to feel beautiful – the same values that are close to my heart. So, when Spree approached me with the news that they were bringing the brand to our shores…

  • Competition,  Fashion

    Evans Plus launches in South Africa – Win a VIP modelling experience and R1500 voucher

    One of the biggest gripes of South African plus size women is that there just aren’t enough fashion-forward plus size clothing options available. So, when I found out that leading UK plus size brand Evans was coming to South Africa via Spree – well, you can’t even begin to imagine my excitement! I was given an exclusive sneak peek at the launch range, and had a bit of fun styling the Evan garments with other things available from Spree’s plus size offering, as well as my own closet. These are some of the looks I came up with: Evans Look 1: Jersey bar back top:  Evans at Spree Skirt: Similar…

  • Fashion

    Plus size OOTD: Teal fit and flare dress from Edit at Spree

    I’m not even going to bother with apologies and explanations about why it’s been so long since I last posted. Instead, I’m going to launch straight into the fact that a dress I really like is ON SALE at Spree! Check out the below, and if you like it, score yourself a deal! Skirt: Edit Plus at Spree Heels: Mr Price Necklace: Penelope Frog Lipstick: ‘Tramp’ by Manic Panic available at AnonaMiss Beauty Emporium Photographer and Stylist: Simone from Yellow Papaya Shot on location at the Woodstock Exchange

  • Opinion

    How the #Jetloveyourself campaign can change the world

    Ever had that nightmare – the one where you rock up somewhere with everyone you know, only to realise you’re in your underwear, or worse, naked? Well, this nightmare came true for me – except that it turned out not to be such a nightmare after all. The response to the #JetLoveYourself campaign has been overwhelming, and I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am to be a part of it. Showing how women of all different shapes, sizes and skin tones can be beautiful in a large-scale media campaign is a giant leap for South African media, and one that I hope paves the way for many more…