We hope you enjoyed meeting up with our fabulous TCF contributor, Aaronica of The Crunchy Mommy and The Needle & The Belle. This week, we head to the Philippines to meet up with Loiselle of Curvy Statements. Like Aaronica, Loiselle makes a lot of her own clothes. As a petite plus size woman living in the Philippines, a scarcity of options has fueled her creativity, and Loiselle re-purposes, decorates, and makes her pieces truly her own through her handiwork. She even makes jewelry! Through her blog, Loiselle shares her personal style and works to change standards and perceptions about appearance in the Philippines and worldwide. She is a plus size blogger YOU NEED TO KNOW!!
Meet Loiselle of Curvy Statements!!!
How long have you been blogging? 6 years
What or who inspired you to become a fashion blogger? What led you to it?
My experiences and ambition to work on my own brand someday and my advocacy in uplifting and every plus size woman is my inspiration in blogging. We have limited fashion choices here in the Philippines, and I’d like to do away with fashion that covers/hides my body just because I belong to the plus size. I have always believed that we should be free in expressing ourselves even if we are bigger than regular women. I wanted to awaken the inner goddess of plus size women and make them realize that they deserve to be happy and comfortable with their size. That is why I sometimes make my own dresses and accessories to show them that we can redefine beauty together.
Do you blog full-time, for fun, as a hobby? Share your evolution!
I started blogging in 2012 as Fatfashionologhist on blogspot and Tumblr until I turned it into Curvy Statements. It is more than just fashion. It includes plus size issues, creativity, my dreams and aspirations in life.
What is your favorite asset? Your legs, arms, waist? How do you play that up?
My legs are my favorite asset. I always wear something that would highlight my legs. As they say, flaunt your assets. Even if I’m busty, I balance everything off by color blocking and wearing beautiful dresses. (my favorite)
What are the challenges, if any, you face regarding being petite and plus size?
Since I’m 5’0″, plus size dresses are usually too long for my height. I am made fun because of my bust since I’m petite and I’m a D cup. It is really challenging when I’m wearing shirts since I have to use men’s sizes, and it’s unflattering.
What’s your favorite thing about being petite and plus size?
My favorite thing in being petite is that a lot of dresses and designs can still fit me and still be flattering.
What’s your favorite thing about being a blogger?
Being able to inspire the younger generation of plus size women. It’s like my advocacy is helping in uplifting and empowering them. I wouldn’t like them to experience what I have and seeing them fight for their rights and happiness is everything to me. I would like to inspire them for the rest of my life.
Who/what are your favorite designers/brands?
Christian Siriano, Lane Bryant, Bloomingdales, H & M, Marks & Spencer, Stradivarius, Mango, Krikor Jabotian, Ashi Studios, and Zara.
Describe your personal style.
Modern day plus size pin-up girl. Summer chic, regal and romantic dresser.
Which bloggers inspire you? Plus or straight size! Any bloggers currently on your radar?
Lu zieht an, Blaire Eadiebie, Troy Solomon.
What do you think about where plus size fashion is today versus a few years back?
The plus size fashion now is more fierce, experimental and filled with wide and various choices from different styles. It already keeps at par with regular size fashion. Before, it was just limited to big jeans and shirts.
What do you think or hear from readers, is one of the biggest myths about plus size fashion?
Plus size bloggers are unhealthy and justifying reasons to be fat. Nice plus size fashion is all about big loose clothes that covers your whole body/ body parts that are big.
Are you working on anything or have anything to share? Anything else you want The Curvy Fashionista’s readers to know?
In addition to my blog page, I also have an Instagram account.
Lastly, what does Curvy.Confident.Chic mean to you?
Curvy.confident.chic means being yourself and not being afraid to express one’s self and uplifting curvy women like me. Encouraging them to unleash the creativity inside them through their talents , dressing up, and expressing ideas.
Check out Loiselle’s blog at Curvy Statements.blogspot.com!!!
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