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Sarah Chiwaya (the blogger babe behind @curvily, discovered the world of plus size blogging around the time of her wedding several years ago. She learned firsthand the power of representation, and fashion, to radically transform a woman’s sense of self worth!

Sarah has built her own blogging empire since then, and has used her voice and her image to create powerful representation for curvy bodies in the fashion world. She also happens to be my fashion week spirit guide--I’ve literally bumped into her every time I’ve attended shows at NYFW, and she knows all the insider tips and tricks for getting on the lists for shows, and establishing yourself as a fixture on that circuit.

She also knows the progression of plus size representation within NYFW first hand, because she’s witnessed it at the shows she’s attended over the years. Sarah is a pioneer and she’s paving the way for women to fall her into the world of high fash-un for plus! Keep tabs on Sarah to get the best insider’s POV on upcoming NYFW 2018, starting February 8!

Key takeaways:

  • Bridal body drama

  • How Sarah discovered the world of plus size blogging

  • The power of representation

  • “Thinspo” trolls and follower politics for plus size bloggers

  • Sarah’s journey with body positivity and why being unremarkably remarkable is now a goal

  • The progression of plus in NYFW over the past few years

  • Chromat’s use of plus models in fashion week

  • Fashion week hacks for those who want to get into the shows

  • Why fashion insiders resist size inclusion, and the controversy over the term “plus”

  • Sarah’s favorite exemplars of plus size brands delivering high end fashion

  • Why brands are running out of excuses not to be size inclusive

Mentioned in this episode:


Universal Standard

All67 leather jackets

Rachel Antonoff’s collaboration with Gwynnie Bee

Sarah’s Instagram

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