Meet Hollie of Haute Glam Hollie!

Meet Hollie of Haute Glam Hollie!


*Disclosure* This is a  sponsored style series with Lane Bryant and the featured influencers opinions are their own. 

We are back with the newest blogger feature, with the help of Lane Bryant, in our LBxTCFStyleSeries! As we bring you bloggers to know and watch, we are here to introduce you to Hollie of Haute Glam Hollie! 

So far, we have introduced you influencer and model, Kenni Powe, and last week, you met blogger, Jess of A Neutral Life!  Our relaunch of our Blogger Spotlight series is all about introducing you to bloggers and influencers who are on the rise, and are ones to watch!

Some you will know and others you may meet for the first time! 

So, if you are looking for more style inspirations to follow, make sure you keep reading!  

Lane Bryant x TCFStyle Series:

Meet Hollie of Haute Glam Hollie!

Lane Bryant Lena Dress with Tortoise Belt Buckle (Up through a 28)

Your Name: Hollie Cooper
Your Blog: hauteglamhollie.com
Age:  29
Dress Size: 16/18
Height: 5’7
Location: Houston, TX   
 

How long have you been blogging?

2 years

What or who inspired you to become a plus size fashion blogger? What led you to it?

I’ve always been a lover of fashion and all its many layers but I was truly inspired by my followers.

I would receive so many questions about where I’d purchased something or how would I style a outfit. Then one day I decided to give this blogging thing a try, and now we’re here a few years later. 

 

Do you blog full-time, for fun, as a hobby? Share your evolution!

In the beginning it was just a hobby, because I honestly felt no one was truly interested in what I had to say. But I was totally shocked by the amazing feedback I received!

This then became more than a hobby and more of a part- time job, which I loved because I have so much to talk about.  

I’m hopefully wanting to become a full-time blogger in the near future.

Lane Bryant x TCFStyle Series-Haute Glam Hollie
Lane Bryant Lena Dress with Tortoise Belt Buckle (Up through a 28)

What is your favorite asset? Your legs, arms, waist? How do you play that up?

I would say my waist. I’ve found throughout the years that I never truly appreciated my body the way I should. In the past, I’ve always looked at the flaws and not the assets.

But with time and meeting other fabulous individuals, I’ve learned to love my body features. For me, my waist is my favorite and I love adding belts, high waisted skirts, etc. to really show off that hourglass figure.

 

What are the challenges, if any, you face in being plus-size?

I’m challenged with finding consistent fashion styles within different brands of clothing as well as high end luxury lines.

For the most part, many companies have added plus size clothing to their fashion lines. But many have not mastered the idea of creating fun, sexy, trendy styles for plus size women!

 I’m continually striving to advocate that as a plus size woman we want to see more inclusion for plus size clothing, in all major brands.

Lane Bryant x TCFStyle Series-Haute Glam Hollie
Lane Bryant Lena Dress with Tortoise Belt Buckle (Up through a 28)

Get Haute Glam Hollie’s Look Here: 

Dress: Lena Dress with Tortoise Belt Buckle (Up through a 28) | Earrings: Jeweled Leopard Studs

 

What’s your favorite thing about being plus-size?

As a plus size woman you are automatically a part of a sisterhood or community of women who understand the daily struggles you may encounter with being a plus size woman.

Because of that, you can never fear that you’re alone, because the support for one another and encouragement to love yourself at any size, is like no other.

Lane Bryant x TCFStyle Series-Haute Glam Hollie
Lane Bryant Smocked Waist Fit & Flare Dress (Up through a 28)

What’s your favorite thing about being an influencer?  

I love being able to share my thoughts on fashion, life or style with individuals of any age, race or size.  Each person has something they can take away from and inspire them to try.

 

Who/what are your favorite designers/brands?

I have a Plethora of brands and designers but for the sake of time my top 5 in no particular order would be:

  1. Lane Bryant
  2. Asos
  3. Target
  4. Eloquii
  5. Christian Siriano

 

Describe your personal style.

I would say my style is Trendy Chic with a touch of Avant-Garde

Lane Bryant x TCFStyle Series-Haute Glam Hollie
Lane Bryant Smocked Waist Fit & Flare Dress (Up through a 28)

Get Hollie‘s Look Here: 

Dress: Smocked Waist Fit & Flare Dress (Up through a 28) 

Which blogger inspire you? Plus or straight size! Any bloggers currently on your radar?

My top 3 plus size fashion bloggers would be:

  1. Rochelle Johnson – @iambeauticurve
  2. Hayet Rida – @hayet.rida
  3. Kelly Augustine

 

What do you think or hear from readers, is one of the biggest myths about plus size fashion?

I think the most common surprise to me is people believe just because your plus size you can’t be stylish or set trends.

I think that’s the farthest thing from the truth! Style is what you make it.

And when given the right tools anyone of any size can create a style that will make heads turn.

I personally feel plus size woman are some of the most stylish and fashion forward woman thus far.

 

What do you think about here plus size fashion is today, versus a few years back?

I think plus size fashion has advanced in a major way and has made great strides in becoming mainstream, but I feel there is still work to be done.

But it will take continuous voices of plus size bloggers and influencers to keep the momentum going and moving forward in a positive way.

Lane Bryant x TCFStyle Series-Haute Glam Hollie
Lane Bryant Smocked Waist Fit & Flare Dress (Up through a 28)

Are you working on anything or have anything to share? Anything else you want The Curvy Fashionista’s readers to know?

I truly appreciate platforms like The Curvy Fashionista because it creates a space for women whether it be a blogger, stylist or just a girl who loves a good outfit!

It gives everyone an opportunity to see curvy women in all its glory and I LOVE IT!

Ohhh, follow me, Haute Glam Chic on Instagram @therealmisshollie and Pinterest at /holliec21!

 

Lastly, what does Curvy.Confident.Chic mean to you?

To me that is everything a plus size woman embodies. And every woman should wake up and feel confident, love their curves and be effortlessly chic in whatever they do.

Get Haute Glam Hollie’s Look Here: 

Dress 1: Lena Dress with Tortoise Belt Buckle (Up through a 28) | Dress 2: Smocked Waist Fit & Flare Dress (Both Up through a size 28)

Make sure to score her look at LaneBryant.com! 

Make sure to come back next Friday to meet another plus size influencer/ blogger as we kick things back off this season! While you are here, make sure you meet our other bloggers’ spotlight in this series, Kenni Powe and A Neutral Life!

*Disclosure* This is a  sponsored style series with Lane Bryant and the featured influencers opinions are their own. 

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