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Thursday, 18 July 2013

What a difference a year makes.

 I cannot believe that a year ago to the day I started writing From the corners of the Curve. I don't know why I called it that, moment of madness I guess but I love it so dearly now. As many of you may not know I started this blog as a diet diary, after years of being miserable and unhappy I thought HEY, let me share my hatred for my body with the entire world, that will surely make me lose weight. Umm yeh that didn't work out too well.

I shared it with twitter and my Facebook and everyone was supportive, they all chipped in about how they hated their bodies it felt like I wasn't alone everyone else hated their bodies too. After successfully losing weight for a few weeks I thought I had it nailed, my blog 'Slimming in the City' was actually helping. Sadly this didn't last long, I put on weight the following week and felt truly awful. How do you tell everyone that you are a failure, that even though you tried you have put on weight. It was terrible, I was scared about what people would think of me. I cried, A LOT. There I was sat at home crying over what everyone thought about me, then I thought, what are you doing Callie? I began looking back through my pictures on my Facebook there was hundreds of me wearing black, black tops, dresses, leggings. I looked at the pictures and I thought, you need to sort out your life. Why do you care what Tom, Dick or Harry thinks about you. It was then that I decided to change my blog. From the corners of the Curve would be a space to talk about body positivism, to challenge me to wear fashionable outfits and to share them. To talk about the things that make me happy, not sad. The rest is history. I thought I would do a little timeline of the great things that came out of this blog and how happy I feel as a result of it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart if you are a reader of my blog without you this would be nothing.



My first ever bloggers event. 

I will always hold a special place in my heart for Curvy Kate, the girls that work there are the nicest people EVER  They are so passionate about the brand, and they making banging bra's. I was so grateful to be invited and they welcomed me with open arms. I even got my boobs out for them (aren't they lucky ;)  <3






My first Evans Clothing event.

 This was my first plus size clothing event, I remember that lots of the plus size bloggers were going and I was quite nervous to meet them! Bethany and I met up beforehand and I had such a great night. My highlight was meeting Suzanne and Ignacio the design duo for  Clements Ribeiro, They are truly wonderful people. 






Modelling for Clements Ribeiro's Swan Holiday Collection.

This one is a big-un, Before Christmas I got an email from the Evans team asking me if I would take part in a blogger colloboration with some other world renowned bloggers. I couldn't believe I was picked. The experience was one of the best in my entire life. I got to wear amazing clothes, actually experience how professional photo shoots work and get to hang out with these babes. 






Features in the Media, papers, magazines and TV.

Soon after the modelling things kind of hit off, lots of people were interested in us girls and we asked to do lots of interviews including The Daily Mail, The Times and Vogue Italia.











I was also on channel 4 news with John Snow! You can watch that here if ya like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm7R0iMAU9k 


Basically these last 365 days have been amazing, more than words describe. I have learnt so much about myself. I have learnt the importance of self love and worth. I have been given opportunities which I always thought I would never have at my size. What I have learnt the most is that with simply changing how you look at yourself you can change your life. Go out there and grab opportunities, don't wait until you can get down to a certain size before you live your life. If you want to lose weight do so with care and love of yourself, be forgiving and be content with who you are even through your changes. Most importantly be yourself. Thank you again. Love Always. 

xoxoxo 

32 comments:

  1. Happy blog bday lady! You've come a long way <3 xx

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  2. Happy Blogaversary! You can be really proud, it is amzaing what you have accomplished in just a year! I look forward to see what the next year brings! :-)

    -Karina
    http://copenhagencurves.blogspot.dk/

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  3. Your blogs manage to make me laugh and cry all in one go. You are a total inspiration to me and I really hope that I can start learning to love my very curvy (emphasis on the very) body and live life happy in who I am instead of worrying about what people think of me!
    Happy Blog Birthday honey :-)

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  4. Hi Callie, congratulations on your success! Love reading you blog so much.

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  5. Happy Blogiversary! An amazing post and such a fantastic journey to have been on - you are an inspiration to women of all shapes and sizes to just embrace who you are, have fun and live your life to the best of your ability. You only get one shot, enjoy it!
    Becs xx
    miscriant.blogspot.com

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  6. What a lovely post and wow, you've come so far in just a year! I always assumed you'd been blogging a lot longer! x

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  7. Happy blog Bday! These pictures are lovely, looking forward to another year of posts from you!

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  8. Congratulations Callie!! It's amazing how much you have done in one year, and I take my hat off to you - I would be terrified doing photo shoots and channel 4 news interviews! It takes huge courage to go and out and make things happen like this. I think your attitude about going out and grabbing life by the horns and making opportunities is really inspirational.

    Flora
    www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Thanks for sharing! This is wonderful :)

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  10. Its been amazing to watch your acceptance journey unfold through the blogging world Callie, it makes me so happy to see other people learning to love their bodies. I remember reading your first post after you changed your blog from a weight loss one and being excited that you'd come over from the 'dark side.' Congratulations on all that you've been involved in this past year and I hope the opportunities keep coming! xx

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  11. Well done! You have achieved so much in a year and looks like you've had a lot of fun x

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  12. Job Well Done and Congratulations on a Successful year ! Wishing you many more!!! Absolutely Love your Blog!

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  13. It looks like Disqus is working to me!

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  14. Yay! All of my other comments have gone, but hopefully they will import tomorrow! Thank you Amanda!

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  15. Thank you Janae! I really appreciate you reading, truly! x

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  16. Wow, mel I remember that post too, your comment really touched me, its crazy to think how much things have changed! Thanks for always being supportive! xx

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  17. Thank you Becky! I am glad that I finally changed my mind set and I am so grateful that people take the time to even read this! xx

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  18. Cati thank you for reading! <3

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  19. Your comment has made my day Michelle, I really hope that you are progressive with your confidence, I am the biggest I have ever been, yet the happiest. You can do it girl xx

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  20. Thank you Hanna! xx

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  21. Rosemary Waugh18 July 2013 at 21:29

    You have achieved so much in a year, it's fantastic. I absolutely love your blog and I can't wait for future posts.

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  22. Aww thanks Leanne! No just a little old year! Thanks for reading petal! <3

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  23. Uhhhh thank you soooo much <3333 xxx

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  24. I was really feeling down about my body one night and sumbled upon your blog and I can't tell you how cool it was to read all of your posts. I didnt know that this is how it began for you but it's awesome to see how it progressed. I struggle with being fat and being bulimic, and while going through your blog something stuck for me and I think it was that you looked so /happy/ and I sincerely hope you are. You seem looe a really beautiful person inside and out and super cool. It's awesome you got to do all these things and I hope you have many more new adventures!

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  25. I don't think many people do! Strangely. I deleted all of my old (body hating) posts. If you go right back I have loads of recipe posts from my old blog! This was my first post for my new one if you care to see http://www.fromthecornersofthecurve.com/2012/07/welcome-to-my-new-and-improved-blog.html

    It means so much to me that you took the time to say these lovely things really!! xxx

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  26. Hy Callie! Congratualations for this 1st year. I read you for a few months now and I love it, and belive that you area a big inspiration and example for all women out there. This blog is fresh, bubbly, full of emotions and good vibes, and also you have been a great inspiration to me personaly in my journey to became more confident and out of my confort zone. Thank you for this great year :) love from Lisbon. Paty

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  27. Aaahhhhh congrats baby girl! What a year! Love you xxx

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  28. Julie Fassinger2 August 2013 at 13:00

    Well said! I've been inspired to start my own blog for quite some time, but keep saying "as soon as I lose those ten pounds!" You're right; don't wait until you're the "right" size to start living your life :)

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  29. Thank you for this post Callie. I have been receiving quite a bit of flack about the way I look and I have been feeling a bit down lately on the attention my slimmer, prettier colleagues than me are getting. Basically, I am feeling very 'unpretty' at the moment. This post has inspired me to take a better look at myself and appreciate me for me, to not wait until I reach a certain weight before taking care of how I look to represent the best version of me. Most importantly, this post has taught me to take care and love myself because I am worth it.

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