Sam Cranston Fearless Plus Size Style

What is your favourite place to shop?
I love City Chic, they have such a great variety of styles, stunning evening dresses and fantastic jeans. I do buy dresses from “the internet”, but always with a sense of dread because sizing can vary so much between brands. I prefer to try clothes on before I commit to them! As a busy Mummy, I tend to buy my basic everyday items from Farmers and Kmart. Continue reading


I get super excited about meeting my blog readers, and after talking to Grace on Facebook I was thrilled when she told me that she was willing to step in front of my camera. She’s so friendly and bubbly in real life, that the moment I met her I felt like we had known each other for ages. I love having that kind of connection!

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Meet Hannah Gough aka Miss Glamour LaRue – Glam for short. She’s a model, an early childhood educator, a Miss Pinup New Zealand 2015 finalist, derby girl and all round awesome babe. I was excited to be able to shoot with her for my Fat Girls Shouldn’t Wear Stripes project and ask her a few questions about being body positive and being a plus size woman in the Miss Pinup New Zealand 2015 finals.

 Plus Size Pin Up | Miss Glamour LaRue wears City Chic dress and Iron Fist heels
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Amy Onyx

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What is your favourite place to shop?
I prefer to make most of my own clothing and if not, then I like to op shop for the rest. I find the cut and the silhouettes of the clothing way more flattering – plus it’s generally cheaper, you’re recycling and sometimes supporting non profit organisations who provide great community services so it’s a win, win, win! Continue reading


I was super excited when beauty blogger Lena agreed to be part of this project, because I really like her style. We first met through various blogging groups that we’re both involved in, and I started reading her blog Lena Talks Beauty. One of the main reasons I like Lena Talks Beauty is that she doesn’t just show you swatches of a product, she shows you what it looks like on, which gives you a better idea of what the texture is like, how it goes on and how it wears. All things I want to know before I buy a product! 

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Fat Girls Shouldn’t Wear Stripes: Jocelyn

I have to be honest and admit that I’m probably one of the few plus-size bloggers who haven’t been fat shamed. I’m sure my day is coming (because lets face it, there are a lot of idiots out there), so I have some swear words and hand gestures prepared. It’s pretty sad that I’m preparing myself for nasty comments, but we all know it happens when you’re fat.

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