Because all bodies are good bodies. Because all women are real women. Because all females are strong as hell. At PrettyLittleThing, we know size does not hinder your style or your beauty.
We’re Celebrating #EveryBODYinPLT
In honour of our PrettyLittleThing Starring Ashley Graham campaign drop, we asked influencers a series of questions to get their take on all things self-love, body positivity and what #EveryBODYinPLT means to them.
Yasmin Maya // @beautyybird
What three women inspire you the most?
My mother, she’s one of the strongest women that I’ll probably never get to know how she’s been through so much but yet continues to have the biggest heart!
Selena Quintanilla, she’s not only made my childhood 1000 times more memorable but she’s taught me to live my life to the fullest and unapologetically! To always put my heart and passion into everything I love and it’ll make dreams come true!
Dulce Candy (Youtuber), she sparked a light in me when I was at my darkest moment. She taught me how to see life in a different and optimistic way and for that I am forever grateful.
Shaniece Hairston // @shanieceh
What inspires you?
Evelyn Lozada and Oprah. To me, Evelyn symbolizes strength and humour and Oprah symbolizes success as a black woman.
Princess Mae // @maelovecleo
There comes a time when you need to look at yourself in the mirror and convince yourself that you’re all the things you think you’re not. Some people think that they’re not the prettiest or the smartest or not the best at something. Your goal is to convince yourself otherwise. If you don’t believe it how can you expect anyone else to? It starts with you.
Kiera Please // @kieraplease
If you could tell your younger self one thing what would it be?
Focus on what you like to do not on what you’re told to like.
Camila Low // @camilakilla
What’s the best life advice you’ve ever received?
The best life advice I’ve ever received was to really accept/love the person I am! The moment I became less concerned about my flaws, it became a lot easier to love myself and get things done! Now I focus on things to make myself better like school and doing things that I love! I think it’s important to not be ashamed to love yourself and surround yourself only with people that love you and that you love back!
Hannah // @djhannahb
If you could tell your younger self anything what would it be?
“Don’t go through life, grow through life”
“if you want something never had, you have to do something you’ve never done’”.
Tess Daly // @tess.daly
What three women do you most look up to?
Jillian Mercado – although things are changing, people like myself with severe disabilities (in fact – ANY disability!) are extremely underrepresented within the fashion industry. Jillian is a badass, successful model who has just appeared in Teen Vogue and is paving the way for inclusivity and diversity within fashion. She’s gorgeous, fearless and making waves for the disabled community – there’s no better role model in my eyes!
The Slumflower – this woman is female empowerment personified. I look up to her so much as not only is she incredibly intelligent and mindful, but she is unapologetically HER. I’ve been following her on social media for little under a year, and already I feel like I’ve learned so many things about myself as well as society in general, just by opening myself up to QUESTIONING everything. Everyone should know this powerhouses name!!
My mom! She had shown me the importance of strength and resilience. No matter what life has thrown at her, she has been the cornerstone of my family and has kept us all going, no matter what. I would not be the person I am today if I was not raised to be this determined and focused. If she starts something, she means to finish it – and that trait has definitely rubbed off on me!!
Inas Hanaif // @inasx
What’s important to yo when it comes to getting dressed?
I like to wear whatever makes me feel powerful! When I leave the house knowing I look dope my confidence is on another level! I need that!