Meet Tanesha of Girl With Curves

Meet Tanesha of Girl With Curves. This oh-so-glam gal balances blogging with working full-time, all while donning divine ensembles that are professional, without looking stuffy. She hopes her blog will inspire other women to be comfortable with their bodies, and excited about expressing themselves through fashion. She’s all about classic silhouettes with punches of color, which is why we named this fantastic bag after her blog. And you can also peruse the other ModCloth merch that Tanesha is coveting right now. If this little teaser has gotten you curious, read on to learn just what makes Tanesha tick.

You work full-time and blog – what do you do for your day job? How do you balance both worlds?
I’m an account manager at a tech company full-time. Juggling work, the blog, and my new puppy is hard, but I love what I do so much that I wouldn’t have it any other way. I feel extremely lucky being able to do things I’m really passionate about.

What advice would you give someone looking to start a blog? How can you develop a community and readership?
The best advice I can offer is to develop your own unique voice – the beauty and fun of blogging is that there are no rules! Also, develop a consistent posting schedule, so your readers know when to expect a new post. Lastly, take the time to reply to comments, give advice when asked, and create a friendship with your audience.

What’s the most exciting opportunity that blogging has brought you?
Aside from being on a billboard in Times Square and going to Fashion Week (both amazing dreams come true!), the most exciting opportunity is being able to reach women all over the world, and encourage self-esteem and body-acceptance.  I never would’ve thought that something as simple as a style blog would turn into something so fulfilling. My favorite part about blogging is knowing that I’m helping someone, somewhere, feel better about themselves in being able to relate to me.

How would you describe your style?
I’d have to say classic with a twist on trends. I gravitate towards classic silhouettes that flatter my shape, but I do love statement jewelry. I’m also a vintage lover because the clothing from the ’50s and ’60s just fits my shape better than those made today, and they’re so timeless and ladylike!

Do you have any style icons?
My style icons of the past are Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sophia Loren. They all embody a classy, yet sexy, sophisticated woman. People I look to for inspiration today are Olivia Palermo, Kourtney Kardashian, and Katie Holmes. One thing all of these women have in common is the way they keep it classy and sophisticated, with their own personal take on current trends.

What blogs do you read for inspiration?
Right now I’m really into my fellow Bay Area bloggers: 9 to 5 Chic and This Time Tomorrow. They both have full-time careers outside of blogging (which I can totally relate to!), so their style is office-appropriate while being fashion-forward.

Here’s how Tanesha made her statement namesake bag the focal point of a relaxed workday look.

What would you wear the Girl With Curves Bag with?

About Turi

When Turi isn’t blogging, you can find her nose behind a book. But reading isn’t her only pastime. She loves running (cue jogging stroller), taste-testing pizza and burgers, and working on the next great American novel. Her latest homage to all things literary? Her son is named after writer Dashiell Hammett. How apropos.

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  1. *Sassy Diana Marie* (@SassyDianaMarie) 04/11/2012 at 11:15 am #

    LOVE this! Great advice and I’m such a fan of your message/blog AND style. Thanks so much for the share 🙂

    Ps: love the photo on the tracks! The blue coat is gorgeous on you and makes that pic burst! beautiful

  2. katwzim 04/11/2012 at 11:20 am #

    So happy to see Tanesha featured here! Her blog was the first one I actively followed (I’ve always read style blogs here and there, but it wasn’t until more recently that I started reading them regularly). Actually discovered her on the ModCloth Style Exchange (Flickr)!

  3. Jyoti (Style-Delights) 04/11/2012 at 11:37 am #

    Love her style and blog! I am not a curvy girl, but totally get her POV of being happy in my own skin! BTW, I’d pair this bag with a slim fit cropped pants and a Doris Day style swing jacket!! Ooooh, did you see the head turn on the sidewalk yet??;-)

  4. Eliza 04/11/2012 at 11:49 am #

    Ooh! I love her! I would wear the bag with a chic black and white striped dress, the Charter School Cardigan in Honey, and a simple pair of silver T-straps. To be classy, I would accessorize with a set of vintage pearls.

    You are such an inspiration, Tanesha! You are very lovely, and so wonderful. Thanks so much!

    • Eliza 04/11/2012 at 11:49 am #

      By the way, I love your blue trench!

  5. Libertad 04/11/2012 at 2:51 pm #

    I love seeing true women with curves around here. Not all the girls are thin, there are some of them (like me) with big busts and wasp waist; there are some other ones with belly, with hips… we’re all different, so our bodies are. Please, don’t do fashion a ‘similar’ thing to everyone ’cause the best thing about fashion is playing with it and being yourself!

    Thanks for this LOVELY interview and for choose this gorgeous girl.

  6. Christina 04/11/2012 at 3:30 pm #

    I love how much she’s embracing her womanly figure! What a great blog she has. 🙂


  7. Tammy Jones 04/11/2012 at 4:54 pm #

    How totally refreshing to see a normal woman modeling clothes. I am so sick of seeing clothes that are only suitable for a runway on stickfigure anemic-looking girls.

  8. esmeraldista 04/19/2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Is there any other way to follow you, Tanesha, other than tumblr?

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