This week’s masterclass is led by Motivational Speaker and Plus Size Virtual Gym Owner Sarah Taylor. Join us in the TCF Style Lounge as we discuss self-love through fitness.
Happy Friday everyone! We hope you enjoyed our last blogger spotlight featuring the fun and quirky Jamie of Jamie Je’Taime! This week, we’re excited to bring you Alessa of Prince & Mott! Alessa rocks a cool and edgy casual street style and is wholly dedicated to the concept of self-love. As a petite plus size blogger, Alessa also shares fit issues and tips for petites who want to rock their style.
Alessa of Prince & Mott is a plus size blogger YOU NEED TO KNOW!!
Meet Plus Size Blogger Alessa, of Prince & Mott!!!
Location: New York City
How long have you been blogging? 5 years
What or who inspired you to become a fashion blogger? What led you to it?
I’ve always been into fashion. Blogging was a completely new platform about 8 years ago, and I would read a lot of personal blogs and figured something could be there with a niche in fashion.
After some research, I discovered ladies like Gabi Gregg of GabiFresh.com and Nicolette Mason who understood what I was looking for. I wanted style inspiration. Over the years I had one site that did well but ultimately wasn’t making me happy. So this year, I started anew, and Prince & Mott was born.
Do you blog full-time, for fun, as a hobby? Share your evolution!
It’s currently a hobby that I would love to turn full-time soon. I feel like my style, personality and all around unique vibes are ready to be shared with the masses. I currently work at a hat shop, but I know there is something bigger out there for me and I believe it’s in blogging.
What is your favorite asset? Your legs, arms, waist? How do you play that up?
Not to toot my horn here, but my face and my chest are my best assets. I learned at a young age to take care of my skin to give it a long life. Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Water in the morning. Trust me it works! I’ve always been naturally top heavy, so I love a good crop top or something that’s a smidge tight to get the ladies out a bit.
What are the challenges, if any, you face regarding being plus size?
Oh heavens, where do I begin? I’m short and plus size so I have to tailor a lot of my clothing. If it’s too long, then it doesn’t fit the waist correctly. Plus, because I’m short, the weight tends to sit right at my belly and doesn’t get to spread out if I gain weight. So folks will sometimes thing I’m pregnant because of it.
What’s your favorite thing about being plus size?
I absolutely love how intrigued people get with me. People get curious about a loud mouth Latina who’s short and has some weight but is strong, bold, confident and sexy. I can draw a crowd without being a size 2! It’s about my style and personality and not my weight a lot of times, and that’s fun.
What’s your favorite thing about being a blogger?
I love being able to speak about things that people want to hear about. I love that people come to Prince & Mott and look for inspiration or for comfort or for a home away from what’s troubling them. I love that plus size women can trust me in telling them that they can absolutely rock that crop top or those stripes and to forget what folks are telling them.
Who/what are your favorite designers/brands?
Addition Elle, Fashion to Figure, Rachel Rachel Roy, By Nadia Aboulhosn, PREMME, Simple Be, ELLOS, Reb Dolls, $wanky Savages, Ashley Neil Tipton! I could go on and on!
Describe your personal style.
Think me weird, but I’m an edgy mixed with casual girl. I very much can wear a sweater tunic with a moto jacket and Chelsea boots with a fedora and dark denim and rock my whole day. I can also do a simple crop top with some embroidered jeans to give it an edge and some flats to balance it out.
Which bloggers inspire you? Plus or straight size! Any bloggers currently on your radar?
Gabi Gregg, Nicolette Mason, Chastity Garner of Garner Style, Cece Olisa from Plus Size Princess, Nadia Aboulhosn, just to name a few. I want to get to their levels, for sure.
What do you think about where plus size fashion is today versus a few years back?
Creatively, it’s blooming. Women have ideas and are doing their best to implement them, but there needs to be more. We need luxury brands to take notice and some straight up down. It’ll be interesting to see where brands like PREMME take the industry.
What do you think or hear from readers, is one of the biggest myths about plus size fashion?
That we adhere to what we are “supposed” to wear, that we all can look the same after a while. Which is one of the reasons why I try so hard to stand out. We aren’t all the same, and we all have very different ideas about what we should be wearing. So, let’s see them all!
Are you working on anything or have anything to share? Anything else you want The Curvy Fashionista’s readers to know?
I’m currently a brand ambassador for Ellos USA, and you can currently find me on your TV, hopefully in a Dia&Co commerical. I also do many photo shoots around New York City, so if you’re in the area come with me one day! Let’s do some collabs!
Lastly, what does Curvy.Confident.Chic mean to you?
It means having the strength in you to forget what anyone says. Do as you wish in life and feel good knowing that your life doesn’t get dictated by what others feel.
Check out Alessa’s blog at www.PrinceandMott.com!!!
Do you dig her style? Which look is your fave?