My name is Chardline Chanel-Faiteau and I am a blogger and style curator for plus-size fashion. Every single day, I am driven to be the best woman I can for myself, my community and for my readers. I have always had an interest in government, law and politics, but fashion was optional. As a bigger woman, I was routinely excluded from the latest fashion trends, cheering on the sidelines and never a participant. I was also disconnected from my own personal style because I lacked the access to fashionable clothing in my size. More restrictively, I lacked the confidence and the outlet to express my personality through clothes. Limited offerings in the plus-size sections of department stores forced me to do my best and get creative with the available options.
In recent years, the ubiquity of plus-size blogs radically changed the way I viewed the plus-sized industry, plus-sized women as a whole and more importantly, myself. I attribute the robustness of the plus-size industry to bloggers, designers, and merchants alike that serve the plus-size community in their respective capacities. My blog has experienced its own revolution from merely curating fashion trends and styles to spotlighting plus-size women, sharing tid-bits about my life, and speaking self-love, confidence, creativity and abundance with each post. I genuinely enjoy sharing my experiences and resources with my plus-size sisters, especially on the topics of beauty, fashion, health and fitness. Realizing the strength and breadth of my voice, I actively work to bring awareness to the underrepresentation of plus-size women in mainstream media and will continue to advocate on their behalf.
Although I enjoy experimenting with various styles, playing with colors and pushing the occasional envelope, my heart skips for the women who are slowly discovering their flair for self-expression through fashion. Clothing choice not only represents state of mind, but also richness of personality. Fashion communicates long before speech, and my clothing always speaks my language. The journey to personal style and ultimate comfort is a pleasant rollercoaster of self-discovery, trial and error, and experiments. I proudly display mine, and encourage more women of size to begin journeys of their own and most importantly, stay the course.