Category: News

GLAMOUR HEALTH CHALLENGE & ASHLEY GRAHAM

After not blogging for a while this is my second post in just a couple of days and there’s a good reason for it: I get to give away 5 x 2 tickets to the Glamour Health Challenge on June 18 where you can meet & greet … Ashley Graham. Say what?!

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(Nederlands) MAYRA X STEDELIJK

Mayra X Stedelijk

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

Hello Belloya! Meet the brand ambassadors…

Belloya

This post is also available in Dutch.

It’s been a long time coming… Okay, just a couple of weeks. But I’m finally able to share the Belloya campaign I shot with blogger homies Edith and Marianne. I’d love to hear your feedback: is it cute or is it cute?

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Refinery29: See the 67%

See The 67%

Refinery29 just made my day with their brand new campaign / statement: ‘See the 67%’. The website is taking a stand for plus size women. They only have about 27 million unique visitors every month, so you can see why this is a pretty big deal. Read More

The All Woman Project

All Woman Project

Every now and then magic happens. To me The All Woman Project is just that: magic. I’m so excited to see a campaign like this. Diversity is really important to me. Another thing to love: no retouching. Bye bye Photoshop! I did a quick Q&A with one of the firestarters Clémentine Desseaux…

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How to rock a plus size bikini (video interview)

plus size bikini

Yay! Last month Anna Nooshin and I got together again for our second video for her YouTube channel. This time we talked about being plus size during the summertime. I showed some outfits and a my favorite plus size bikini ofcourse!

The viddy is in Dutch so just like last time I’ve translated some of the highlights. During my teens and twenties I avoided the beach. Some of my followers will remember my first post about my beach body and plus size bikini. I’ve come a long way and started to love bikinis more and more. My palm print Gabi Fresh bikini represents my change. This is the first bikini I own that I truly love. Having a plus size bikini that I really dig also made it easier for me to feel good when I wear it. I’m still a big fan of Swimsuitsforall and their collabs with bloggers en models. But I’ve also been shopping swimwear at Wehkamp and Monki. If you’re new to wearing a bikini order some goodies online. And figure out what shape and model makes you feel comfortable.


Anna also asked me if summertime makes me more aware of my body. And yes, it does. For me this has to do with the fact that I’m showing more skin during Summer. When it’s Winter I can hibernate and watch Netflix on the couch, but when the sun is out I like to be outside too. When it comes to food I try to eat healthy stuff 80% of the time. To me this is a great balance. I’m still not working out in the gym a lot but I do walk around Amsterdam for hours. Something that isn’t just great for my body but for my mind as well.
plus size bikini

One of my most important body love lessons is smiling at myself when I stand in front of the mirror. Uncomfortable at first, but it makes the start of my day truly better. I’ve also stopped focussing on the things about my body that I don’t like and started to look at the bigger picture. I am a complete person. I’m not just my fat. I’m not just my cellulite. So I remind myself to look at all of me instead of parts of me that I don’t like.

At the beginning and the end of the video I also show some Summer fashion. A lot of cute stuff from MS Mode, ASOS Curve and Monki. My favorite bikini is featured too, I’ve combined it with pants with palm print, just like the bikini. How cool is that?

plus size bikini

Most important, don’t let the way you look at your body dictate the way you live your life (during Summer). Put on a cool bikini or a bathing suit. Hug your body with a skirt or dress. Rock those jeans. Put on that freaking bikini! You are worthy of lots of sunshine and positive vibes.

Keep on shining!

 

 

 

Fat shaming: my feature on NOS op 3

fat shaming

I’m so excited! I’m featured in an article about fat shaming on Facebook and the importance of body positivity. And I just heard myself on the radio as well. I’m almost too happy to write this post… The article was published on ‘NOS op 3’, one of the biggest news organisations in The Netherlands.

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Curvy Girl Fever #ImMyOwnBodyGoals

Curvy Girl Fever

Ever since I discovered Curvy Girl Fever on Instagram I loved the movement. Firestarter Clevona recently launched #ImMyOwnBodyGoals. And I just needed to spread this important message!

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A little Q&A (+ fashion looks) with Anna Nooshin

Anna Nooshin

Let me start by saying: I love me some Anna Nooshin. She’s a big inspiration. This lady started one of the biggest online platforms in the Netherlands (NSMBL), wrote a bestseller (and is working on book number two!) and started working as a tv presenter as well. It wouldn’t be a surprise to me if this power woman becomes internationally well known. We have done a cool project for NSMBL before and I was honored to work on this video with Anna.

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Gabi Fresh is back!

gabi fresh

When I woke up way too early this morning I saw the first image of the new Gabi Fresh Swim Sexy collection for Swimsuits for All. I love Gabi and her style so I obviously had to share the new campaign on the blog!

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