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We hope you enjoyed meeting Natalie of A Wheelbarrow Full of Style! This week, we meet up with Texan Christian of The Christian Simone. Christian is a dynamic blogger who shares her knowledge and experience with beauty, fitness, and style to help other plus size women live their best lives.
From thrifting and fit to make-up techniques and workout advice, Christian has you covered. She is a plus size blogger YOU NEED TO KNOW!!!
Meet Plus Size Blogger, The Christian Simone!!
Location: Dallas, TX
How long have you been blogging? 2 years
What or who inspired you to become a fashion blogger? What led you to it?
I lost weight, like a lot of it, and was wanting to express my style. I have always been adventurous with fashion as I didn’t want my light to be dimmed by clothing that didn’t deserve me. I saw many bloggers who all appeared to look alike. I wanted to show a professional plus size lady who isn’t scared of prints.
Do you blog full-time, for fun, as a hobby? Share your evolution!
My blog is very much hobby and a great outlet for my depression and desire to leave my mark on society. I have grown so much as a creative by finding my voice as a blogger and sharing my truth.
What is your favorite asset? Your legs, arms, waist? How do you play that up?
Hmm, that’s a hard question as my whole body is my asset. If I have to pick one it would be my legs as they are strong and don’t have a lot of muscle.
What are the challenges, if any, you face regarding being plus size?
As a non-socially acceptable shaped plus size chick, I don’t get the plus size love. I don’t have a big ass, my arms aren’t tiny, and my waist isn’t small. I find that I don’t get the likes, so to speak, from media outlets. From finding clothing, I have learned how to look devastatingly beautiful no matter what my dimensions are.
What’s your favorite thing about being plus size?
I love that my mere presence makes others uncomfortable, yet I am powerful and can’t be ignored. I love rocking a full face and dress and just looking amazing while living my most festive life!
What’s your favorite thing about being a blogger?
Blogging has saved my life as I felt so unsuccessful in my career. By blogging, I can use my voice to show a different perspective in the plus size community. I represent the classic beauty who can also be a touch sexy. I share fitness, fashion and beauty for the 30-something chick out there.
Who/what are your favorite designers/brands?
I really don’t have any fave brands or designers. I am drawn to classic investment type pieces that last for years. Now a brand I use a lot is well-trusted Lane Bryant. They give me access to pieces I need to snatch the souls of those in corporate America.
Who Are You
Describe your personal style.
I have a classic bougie edgy style. I love timeless pieces with added embellishments. I also love bright colorful florals with a bit of edge.
Which bloggers inspire you? Plus or straight size! Any bloggers currently on your radar?
Musings of a Curvy Lady is my all time fave. She is like champagne and cupcakes. Her energy is bright and refreshing. I love her boldness to be feminine.
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What do you think about where plus size fashion is today versus a few years back?
It has come a long way, but it still has a long way to go. I want to see quality in brands that are costly. There are a few brands I would love to drop money on but can’t as quality is lacking.
What do you think or hear from readers, is one of the biggest myths about plus size fashion?
I often hear that one who is plus size cannot be beautiful. I challenge the myth that plus has to be matronly.
Are you working on anything or have anything to share?
Currently, I am re-launching my YouTube channel, The Christian Simone. I will be sharing more fashion and beauty. I also recently launched The Style Revamp, a virtual fashion styling/beauty service that is tailored to professionals and entrepreneur women who want to update their image. As a former MUA, I have helped many women look and feel their best which in turn allows them to reach their ideal life.
Lastly, what does Curvy.Confident.Chic mean to you?
I am bold, I am in demand, and I am everything that I need in my life to not just exist but radically live. I am an experience!
Check out Christian’s blog at TheChristianSimone.com!!!
Love her bold attitude and her desire to help women find their own fearlessness!
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What do you think of her style and her thoughts? Is her blog one you read? Let’s discuss!
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