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PRETTY BIG BUTTERFLIES

Photographer:@_vladiq


First of all, the most important thing to remember is: If you talk down to yourself about plus size, others will too. Start the morning right: Praise your body every day.
Pretty Big Butterflies is a plus size look book project that was held in 2017 showing the world that plus size ladies are smart gorgeous, glamorous, stylish and can have fun while at it.

I worked with a team of 4 plus size  models including myself and our photographer and it was an amazing experience bring 4 different personalities together  under the street lights of Nairobi. 

Meet the models who are doing extravagant things in our waking life. We are curvy, brainy, beautifully made and deserved nothing less than the best. 

Name: Wilfrida Indra Akello

Occupation: Teacher

Size: 14

Favorite clothe brand: Don’t have any cause I’m more of a pick what I like despite the brand

Inspiration quote: Rock them curves

How would you describe your style: simple and comfortable .

Advice to plus size women: Curves are hot but you need to make sure you look good with them. Learn your unique shape and select styles that flatter your figure best.

What inspires you: My culture, in that, the African culture/tradition embraces thick women and thick women are termed as beautiful.  From that I perceive myself as beautiful.Apart from my culture it’s my family, coming from a family of big bodied individuals really helped me embrace or rather appreciate being a plus size woman.

Social media handle: IG (Frida Indra)

Name:Akinyi Mercyliza

Occupation:Accountant & Finance Analyst

Size:16

Favorite clothe brand: Lacoste,Calvin Klein

Trends you are in love with: I love beauty trends,i follow fashion styles

Inspirational quote: Great self esteem comes from inside and feels hot and wonderful,at the end of the day,we are all trying to feel comfortable in any type of size plus size or not
My style: I choose dress wear anytime. A-line kind of dresses are my number one.My body in a dress reflects a lot of confidence,smile,high standard,authoritative me.

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak

Advice to plus size women: Tall women want to be shorter,shorter women want to be tall sometimes.Truth is we all have our beauties,imperfections embrace it all.There are things that makes us unique.

What inspires me: Beautiful and smart minds.I want to inspire people,I want someone to look at me and say “because of you,i didnt give up”.I value hope,fulfillment and love

Social media handles..

Facebook’ Mercylizer Mercyliza

IG’ Mercylizer Macilitoh

Name: Ninah Kanyi

Occupation: Accountant

Size: 14

Favorite clothe brand: I am a jack of all trades. I got no favorite brand as long as its neon colors and flaunts my curves,  I’m good to go

Trends you are in love with: Dresses, any day, any time

Inspirational quote to all other plus size out there: why do I have to inspire a big person? Your size, your choice I believe. You are mostly in control of what you are. 

How would you describe your style: Ninalicious what was life without emojis. I love animation and neon colors.

Advice you’d give to plus size women: Do you, be you, love yourself. 

What inspires you: My personal targets. I can be a go getter. 

Social media handles:

Facebook:Ninah Kanyi

Instagram:@ninahkanyi

Name: Christine Olendi
Occupation: Student/ Blogger

Size: 16

Favorite clothe brand: F&F, Anything from Sunshine Boutique

Inspiration quote:   If you struggle with body confidence, you’re not alone, but there’s plenty to be proud of. Our bodies undergo amazing feats of physical engineering every minute of every day that we’re alive. Appreciate the complexities of what’s going on beneath the surface and you’ll be hard-pressed to criticise it!

How would you describe your style: Flashy colors and comfortable

Advice to plus size women:  If you are comfortable with your body, embrace it and be proud of it. If you are not comfortable with it, do something about it. 

What inspires you: Knowing that God created me for a purpose and it is up to me to find that purpose for Him to be proud of me. For I am a new breed, a new kind and I am after my purpose. 

Trends you are in love with: shift dresses. They hide alto

Social media handle:

Facebook: Kristyne Olendi

Instagram: @kristyne_olendiolendi

Until next time, our fabulosity kills your curiosity. 

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