Featured Blogger: Marie Denee, the Curvy Fashionista

by grechen on October 24, 2011

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Starting NOW, I’ll be featuring a different Fashion Blogger over 30 every Monday. Our first featured blogger is Marie Denee, The Curvy Fashionista and owner of Marie Denee LLC. Marie has accomplished so much in her niche, I hope you’ll find her as inspiring as I do. She’s also the author of an ebook coming next month!

Tell us a little about your blog?

I started the Curvy Fashionista in December of 2008. I really wanted my blog to be a resource and outlet for all the fashion I found that was available for the plus size woman who loves fashion. Since then, it has evolved into a lifestyle, featuring shoes, beauty, and accessories! I aim to edify and leave my reader learning a new place or designer who caters to her. In addition, it has also evolved to be a voice for the plus size woman, allowing her to be Curvy.Confident.and CHIC!

What are some things you’ve learned in your 30’s that you apply to blogging?

I have learned to accept myself as I am. It is okay if I do not fit into a mold, outfit blogging, activism, just to be comfortable where I am and with who I am. I am constantly learning and I have come to appreciate even more the relationships and friendships that I have gained over my time blogging.

In your opinion, how are bloggers over 30 different than bloggers in their teens/twenties? What value do we add?

I think each blogger is different and has a unique perspective to add and share. My perspective on fashion may be a bit more lifestyle focused, at times it can be a bit reserved, but my voice is my voice. I think as we age, we become more confident in our voice and understand the game in its entirety… as with wine, life and blogging in my case has gotten better for me! LOL

Do you think it’s harder to be a fashion blogger over 30?

I dont think so…. or at least not yet. I find my readership skews more in the 25-45 area, so they relate to me and I to them… I am not sure yet!I think age may be an obstacle but not a defining obstacle :)

What do you hope to get out of your participation in the Fashion Bloggers over 30 community?

I really love hearing and reading about the journey and experiences other people have and I love to learn. Networking, support, and knowledge!

Thanks for participating Marie! If you’re interested in being a Featured Blogger, please fill out the questionnaire.

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Purple Box Jewelry November 9, 2011 at 11:16 am

You go girl!

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Shanna November 23, 2011 at 3:15 am

Lovely feature!! I so agree with what Marie said about being more accepting of yourself in your 30′s. It certainly helps with being comfortable doing your own thing, offering your own unique perspective and not feeling pressured to “keep up” with the rest.

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