Yes, it's my real name.
Born in Los Angeles, I graduated NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and was told upon meeting with my first agent: "You're too fat too be the pretty girl, and too pretty to be the fat girl". Not settling, I took a suggestion from a friend and went to an open call to be as a plus size model. Blessed, I have been working in this industry for over a decade., modeling in the showrooms of Vera Wang, Elie Tahari, J. Crew and my newest and most exciting client: Melissa McCarthy.
It was only natural that my theatre degree would influence me as a fashionista or "FATshionista" as I like to say.
Over the years I have been collecting vintage clothing, estate jewelry, and hard to find plus sizes becoming a stylist among my circle of friends. Out of that passion for fashion and a burning desire to help women who are often overlooked, find amazing clothes and gorgeous jewelry - I have began working with Pinup Girl Clothing - the forerunners in the market for beautiful and affordable couture of all sizes. The first dresses I designed for them are available now and I could not be more proud.
My jewelry is an extension of my heart and soul - you will find it for sale here and on the Pinup Girl Clothing website. Thank you for the opportunity to help make the world (of fashion) a better, more inclusive place.
Looking forward to the future!