Talle' Apparel Inspiration Series: ifancycupcakes
Tell us about your brand, the inspiration behind it, and what you hope to achieve with your brand.
I am a beauty influencer. I have a YouTube Channel called TheHeartsandCake90 that I started in 2013 as a hobby, and in 2018 I quit my full-time job as a Middle School Art Teacher to do YouTube. I started my channel because I loved wigs and felt like I had a unique voice in our community. I hope to leverage my platform to eventually do more things in the creative world. My first love is Art.
As a tall and curvy woman, how do you feel about the retail industry? What changes would you like to see?
I feel like there have been huge strides as far as the plus size community, but not so much with tall and curvy women. I feel women who are both can only shop at a handful of places. It sucks. Especially when buying jackets.
Let's play a quick game of this or that:
Skinny jeans or flares? Skinny jeans
Jumpsuits/Catsuits or Dresses? Dresses
What season has the best fashion?
Fall, Winter, Summer, or Spring? Winter hands down.
Walk us through a typical day in your shoes. How do you fit in "me" time and what do you like to do?
I wake up when my husband is getting ready for work. I scroll through my social media and emails. I check my planner to see what’s on the schedule. I shower and brush my teeth, and more than likely I am either filming or editing content. Me time includes decorating my planner or drawing.
I was teased for being tall and slim when I was younger. As a result, I was not always confident in my body. Were you always confident? If not, how did you gain your confidence? What advice would you give to someone who is not confident?
Heck no! I hated being tall when I was younger. Over time I started taking better care of myself mentally and physically. Now at almost 30, I love being tall. The advice I would give would be that everyone is made different. It is what it is. You can’t change it. Stop wasting your life self loathing or wishing you looked a different way. Be the best version of you. You have to know how dope you are without the co-sign from other people.
We are in a brand new year! What are some of your 2020 goals?
To Buy a house, visit Disney World, get bigger sponsorships, create more art, and have more adventures with my husband.
Check out her Youtube for clothing hauls for the tall & curvy, wig hacks, and other beauty tips!