Not so long ago, fashion was considered a skinny-person business. The catwalks and magazine covers were filled with super-slim models, actresses had their diet and size monitored by paparazzi and gossip columnists, and designers made clothes for sizes 0 through 10 at best. And then came Nicolette Mason.
Mason is just one of a series of plus size fashion bloggers who have revolutionized the fashion industry by simply refusing to fit into its rigid beauty standard. Born in Los Angeles in the eighties, Nicolette grew up in a time when being skinny equaled beauty. As a bigger girl, she was taught that she didn’t belong in the fashion world.
But that didn’t stop her. She got her degree in fashion from Parsons School of Design and then started her blog while looking for her first grown-up job. That blog exploded, gaining a massive following from all around the world and launching Nicolette into stardom.
Nicolette has become one of the most recognizable figures not only in plus-size fashion, but in fashion in general. She’s written for top fashion magazines, worked with fashion brands and launched her consulting business, all thanks to her unwillingness to listen to naysayers. Today, Nicolette is an inspiration for women and girls everywhere – proving that style and fashion have nothing to do with size.