I’m so honored to introduce today’s LifeStyle feature, Tanesha of Girl with Curves. Tanesha has been inspiring me with her classic and effortless style since I began my blogging career. Her recent entrepreneur endeavors, Girl Wth Curves clothing, has also been a source of inspiration. She’s a pioneer in the plus size blogging community and is as sweet as they come. Enjoy her interview and be sure to stop by her blog and shop!
1. Where are you from and where do you currently reside?
Born, raised and currently reside in the SF Bay Area.
2. What inspired you to start the Girl With Curves clothing line?
From a really young age, my dream was to be a designer. Growing up a girl who was not only always the biggest but also the tallest, I dreamed of making clothes that would fit girls and women who’s bodies were like mine, versus the models and celebs I saw in magazines. It was frustrating not being able to wear the amazing clothes I wanted to wear because they weren’t made in my size or they weren’t long enough, so I became fascinated with the thought of making anything my heart desired.
After starting the blog in Feb. 2011, as a creative outlet outside my former career in technology, I saw a potential to make the Girl With Curves brand into something more, and made it my goal to one day launch a collection.
3. Who is the ideal GWC customer?
The unapologetic size 12 – 24 curvy girl seeking classic, sophisticated style with a fashion-forward edge.
4. What’s your favorite piece form the GWC Fall Collection and why?
The Frill Hem Blazer in Ivory! It goes with everything from jeans to a pencil skirt, and it’s appropriate for the office as well as casual settings. I’m all about functionality and versatility for my own wardrobe, so I try my best to carry that same fashion philosophy into the clothing line.
5. Looking ahead, where would you like to see the GWC clothing line in 5 years?
My goal is for GWC to be available in boutiques in every major fashion city in the world, in addition to becoming a major online retailer.
6. As a wife, mommy, and an entrepreneur, how do you find balance in your everyday life?
I’m the oldest of 6, so I think growing up in a large family where everyone was always involved in sports and other activities in addition to school taught me how to manage many things at once. My mom is a wizard at managing many things at once – she runs a Daycare, is the President of a National Softball League and has an eBay store. So I think I get my multi-tasking talents from her! I also keep a very tight calendar and I let nothing stand in the way of my daily to do list.
7. What advice do you have for someone who’s trying to find their passion and purpose in life?
No matter what anyone says or how far out of reach they may seem, always envision yourself accomplishing your goals and do everything in your power to achieve them, and it will happen! And YES, what every wise person has ever told you is completely true – there’s no secret ingredient to success. It’s about hard work and believing in yourself every step of the way.
How can WNJ readers keep up with you?
Thanks for reading and be sure to follow Tanesha on social media! Her brand has really expanded and she’s such an amazing and inspirational woman, mother, wife, entrepreneur and much more. We can all learn so much from her journey. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!
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