#StyleForAll: Meet Anna O’Brien

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Pictured: Honored Concept Convertible Maxi Dress in Red, Art Show Elements Vegan Heel in Caramel

About Anna
Anna is a fashion influencer and body positivity blogger based in Austin, TX. You might also know her as Glitter + Lazers. You definitely get what you see with this outspoken, fearlessly fashion-obsessed travel addict. She had us in stitches during the shoot, dropped some body positivity truth bombs on us, and worked that camera like a seasoned diva.

What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
My day job is actually designing software, which a lot of people who know me as a blogger don’t know. They complement and balance each other really nicely. Fashion allows me to be creative and extend myself to think about things in new ways, and technology allows me to practice precision and accuracy in what I do.

3 fun facts
1. My dog’s name is Data. After the Goonies, not Star Trek.
2. An ex-boyfriend was dressed up as a ninja when we met, and that’s what attracted me to him.
3. I was trying to think of something both masculine and feminine for my online persona. Glitter and Lazers. Boom.

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Pictured: Verified Vacationer Knit Dress in Vibrant Stripes

On body positivity:
The first step towards changing the perception of what a “normal body” is, is by providing a wider array of imagery to the mix. It’s not about being brave, it’s about creating a balance in the images we see. So here’s my contribution to the mix times five because I had a lot of my fun in my body today and that fun has had nothing to do with its shape. All bodies can be fun bodies.

Advice to your younger self:
Stop giving a crap what anyone thinks. Easy…but not really.


Pictured: Two Ways, All Day Midi Dress in Meadow

+ Check out Anna’s blog at glitterandlazers.com and make sure to follow her on Instagram for plus sized fashion inspo, hilarious musings, and truly deep thoughts.

About Helen Lee

Helen works on social media, influencer, and community programs at ModCloth. Yep, so pretty much all the fun stuff. She has a weakness for hammocks, chocolate, and Korean scrubdowns.

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5 Responses to #StyleForAll: Meet Anna O’Brien

  1. Natalie 07/08/2017 at 10:26 pm #

    I just adore Anna! And I always thought Data was named after the Star Trek character, now I know better!

    • Helen Lee 07/10/2017 at 7:12 pm #

      Awww. We absolutely LOVE Anna. She is just as amazing in person as she is on Instagram. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. SaraLily 07/10/2017 at 9:44 am #

    Love love LOVE Anna! I follow her on Instagram and love the positivity and “No BS” attitude she brings.

    • Helen Lee 07/10/2017 at 7:13 pm #

      Hear hear. Her Instagram musings regularly have us either crying or laughing hysterically. Love that woman.

  3. Nicole 07/12/2017 at 9:38 pm #

    Not to be a creep but I am now pretty darned certain I saw Anna at the Sigur Ros concert a few weeks ago wearing that red dress!!! I saw her from where I was sitting and thought ‘dang that dress looks like a million bucks on her’.

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