Tess Holliday, the world's first size 22 supermodel has just landed People magazine's Body Issue cover, a huge scoop for her cementing her position as someone to recon with in the modelling world - move over Kate Moss, Tess Holliday is here!!! We here at City Chic have been following Tess Holliday's career for a long time, having interviewed her for the blog way back in 2011, back when she was still Tess Munster. So it's very exciting to everyone here at City Chic to see just how far she has come. From singing with MiLK Model Management, the first model of her size to ever have a modeling contract to all the amazing press she's been receiving making her a household name. The success of her #effyourbeautystandards hashtag on instagram means Tess is making waves in the body positive movement and getting the message across that you can be beautiful at any size. It's a huge win for the plus size word in gaining acceptance and seeing ourselves represented in mainstream media too. As a lovely bonus it seems that Tess Holliday loves City Chic almost as much as we love her.
Tess also sported this City Chic Kaftan whilst in Australia.
And a visit to Australia wouldn't be complete without some roo's. Tess is displaying the fearless attitude she has to life in her City Chic tank top bearing those very words.
I was lucky enough to meet Tess Holliday while she was in town attending the Curvy Couture Roadshow as part of Melbourne Fashion Week, can you tell I was a little starstruck? In person she's every bit as lovely as she comes across in her instagram.
Congratulations Tess Holliday, we can't wait to see where this takes you next!