Change is good and acceptance is growth. Diversity is slowly becoming the new normal in many ways in today’s ever-changing society. Fashion has always played the part of both friend and enemy to the female species. On one side, it’ll tell them that they are too thin and need to eat something. On the other hand, you are too fat and we need to see your bones. When it comes to fashion as a woman there is no easy way to win. Most times we end up joining this facade because beating it and standing against it is a complicated mind game with your self-esteem.
Paloma Elsesser is among the many plus size models breaking the glass ceiling one runway at a time.
The Canadian born, Californian raised model who currently resides in New York, is the talk of the town and there is more than one solid reason why. I came across Paloma on one of the Vogue magazine beauty tutorial videos on YouTube. She is a true natural beauty who gave the term “no makeup makeup” a whole new meaning. Her execution was flawless, for lack of a better word.
Paloma Elsesser’s approach to fashion as a plus size model is hugely based on self-love and body positivity.
She has used her social media platform to show young curvy girls that it is okay to love yourself fiercely. Moreover, to be exactly who you are as loudly and as proudly as you possibly can.
This attitude and passion has not only gotten the attention of legendary makeup artist and makeup line, Pat McGrath, but also that of Vogue magazine. You know that when Vogue comes calling you pick up the phone without hesitation.
Her recent milestone in terms of her career was appearing on the cover of Vogue Arabia with the one and only Ashley Graham.
Now in this moment and time, these two ladies are huge role models to curvy girls all over the world. Paloma has a vibe that says “Hello world, this is who I am and I don’t plan on editing it for your benefit.” Her confidence is admirable and her career is a clear indication of just how far we have come.
She was also on the epic British Vogue cover that pretty much placed diversity in the face of every non-believer and we loved it!
A decade ago you would never see a plus size woman on any runway let alone in any copy of Vogue magazine. Today they are dominating fashion weeks and fashion magazines beyond just Vogue. Designers have gone a step further and are now creating size inclusive collections.
Paloma is seen as a member of the fashion community, she is present at exclusive fashion parties and galas. Magazines and major brands seek to work with her and she uses every opportunity she gets to promote self-love and size acceptance.
Here is a look at some of that Paloma Elsesser magic that all females should look up to…
This is the age of the authentically cool girl and not the girl struggling to fit into the world of the “cool kids”. Take a page from Paloma’s book, self-love is the new normal!
Media courtesy of Paloma Elsesser’s Instagram!