PLUS SIZE FASHION BLOGGER
Empowering women of all shapes and sizes through providing fashion tips on how to dress for your body type, as well as offering life advice on how we can (and why we should) all love our bodies! We had the pleasure of sitting down with Meagan to learn more about her journey of fabulous plus size fashion, self-love and body positivity.
Who is Meagan Kerr?
I’m a 32 year old style and self love blogger from Auckland who is a little bit sassy and not afraid to stand up for what I think is right. I’m a savvy businesswoman, stepmum to a teenager and a fiercely loyal friend. I love spending time with my family, swimming in the ocean, and it’s my goal in life to make friends with as many dogs as I can.
Three words to describe yourself?
Smart, thoughtful and generous.
Shot by: Amanda Wignell Photography. Make-up by: Grayson Coutts
"Start embracing the skin that you're in"
Talk us through a regular day in your life.
In the morning I’m up and doing stretches or yoga to ease myself into the day. I check my emails while my partner makes breakfast (usually eggs on gluten free toast) and then we eat together - he works evenings so it’s nice to be able to take that time together in the morning.
As an entrepreneur, every day is different for me - sometimes I’m writing blog posts, taking photos or filming videos, other days I’m heading out to events or meetings with clients. I could be editing videos or working on posts for other websites that I write for, or planning future posts - I try to get as much as I can done in advance to reduce stress for myself.
After dinner I try to have a bit of down time - either by treating myself to a bath, reading a book or watching something online. I’ve been binge watching old episodes of NCIS lately, and have almost made my way through eight seasons in the last few months!
Inspiration behind starting a plus sized fashion blog?
I wanted to be able to help other people find clothes that expressed their style, and have the confidence to wear them.
What does self-confidence mean to you?
Not being afraid to be yourself, just as you are.
Best thing about what you do?
Hearing from others that what I do has helped them. I treasure every comment, picture and message I get to say that I’ve helped someone find a piece of clothing they love, or feel confident enough to rock something that they didn’t think they could.
Best advice for girls and women who are struggling with their own body image?
Change the channel. Stop listening to people or reading magazine and websites that are telling you you’re not good enough. Find body positive friends, bloggers and media that will empower you and help you to start embracing the skin that you’re in.
Must have wardrobe item?
Great underwear that fits well and is comfortable - a great outfit starts with a good foundation.
And beauty item?
A good moisturiser with SPF (I’m using the Skin Smoothing Cream plus the Solar Defense Booster SPF50).
How would you describe your personal style?
Simple and stylish. Black and grey feature often (with a bit of white and navy on occasion), as well as a lot of stripes.
Where would you like to see the fashion industry head in the future?
I would love to see more diversity within fashion. Both in terms of the models we’re seeing (different ages, sizes, abilities, ethnicities and body shapes please!) and in terms of what’s in fashion. Let’s stop rehashing the same trends over and over and try something new (no more revived 90’s fashion please).
How has social media impacted your career?
I think that social media has been a really important part of what I do, mostly because of how it allows me to connect with my readers. It allows messages to spread faster and further, as well as giving me the opportunity for conversation (rather than traditional print media which is largely one sided).
And least favourite thing about social media?
A lot of bullying happens on social media, and part of that is because of the ability to remain anonymous and the disconnect that can happen when you’re behind a computer screen.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Drink water. My dad was forever telling me to drink more water when I was young and it has so many benefits when it comes to your skin and how your body and brain function.
"It has to be cruelty free and something that works for my skin"
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