Hello there! welcome to Style for Curves.
My name is Rachel Francoise, I’m the wife of an amazing husband, and a mother of two most wonderful and beautiful children.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH FASHION
Growing up at as the youngest of a family of six girls in Africa, I was always interested in everything my older sisters wore. By the time I turned 11 I found myself being more interested in my appearance than anything else. I remember just how much I loved watching American red carpet events, and dreamed of nothing but wearing their outfits. Since I couldn’t wear or even afford them, I would draw pictures of those outfits and kept those memories with the hope that I would wear them someday.
At around the age 16, I took an apparel course in high school where I fell in love with sewing. I found myself sewing everything from prom dresses, to evening gowns, to everyday outfits. I also attended a beauty school, and was one of the contestant at the Miss Africa USA pageant where I was also able to design my own gowns with very little sewing experience.
Thought I didn’t pursue my fashion design dreams, I’m grateful that I can still work as a blogger of Style for Curves.
WHY STYLE FOR CURVES?
After Graduating from high school in 2011, I experienced a lot of difficulties life experience and losses that I found myself 100lb heavier in less than two years. And of course I did experience lot of bullying from friends and family who talked about my weight gain non-stop and made me feel like I was ugly. From that experience, I knew that it was up to me to make a decision to either let myself go by listening to their comments or to shut their mouths by embracing my beauty and new body.
So, I embraced my new body. I decided to not let my sense of style go but instead I showed off my curves and continued to wear make up and style my hair every single day. But during this experience, Shopping around in local stores was stressful. I mean, the plus-size sections in most places are very unflattering. Finally, I decided to do more research on where to find really good clothes for women like myself without having to break the bank.
That’s why, Style For Curves is a chance for me to help women like myself to embrace their beauty and to find great styles regardless of their shape. I don’t want any other women to think that they aren’t pretty or attractive enough because of their weight. We, as a community should find ways to encourage one another by stopping these unfair prejudices by loving and embracing ourselves the way we are because Plus is Gorgeous!
I hope that this site can be a place where women of all sized, colors, and ethnic background can find encouragement and tools to help them either improve their looks or embrace themselves the way that they are and to rise above the false prejudices claiming that big isn’t beautiful, because it is, and every women is beautiful.
I hope that you enjoy this site. Please feel free to comment in the comment section if you have any questions or would want me to help you find an appropriate style for your beautiful self.