This week, we interviewed Faith Costa, AKA Faith Plus Fashion. Faith is a signed plus size model, who is also a mental health advocate and business woman. Based in New Jersey, you'll see lots of posts from airports on Faith's Instagram Story – she always seems to be traveling to a shoot!
PBK: Hi, Faith! Thank you for taking the time to be interviewed! First question: What made you decide to start blogging?
FC: I started blogging because I’ve always loved expression, fashion and sharing positive things, opinions and helpful discoveries with people. I began by seeing a lot of incredible plus size bloggers via instagram, most of whom I had never seen or heard of before. I didn’t know fashion blogging was a space for us, so I was thrilled to see such a thriving community of people. I knew I had to be part of it!
PBK: What kinds of things do you blog about? Why are you passionate about those topics?
FC: I generally blog about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, mental health awareness and body positivity. All of these things are so prevalent in my life, that I feel it comes easy to me to have chosen them.
I am so lucky to have a voice that I am choosing to use and that people seem to relate to on many fronts. I feel like it’s our duty to share our passions with the world in a constructive and loving way.
PBK: I love that. Blogging has helped connect people around the world! One of the things I see folks talk about is the term "plus size," and how they feel about it. How do you feel about the term "plus size"? Is there a term you prefer?
FC: I am completely fine with the term plus size. It’s simply a description and should have zero negative stigma towards it even though I know some people feel differently. Being in the “plus size” fashion industry is something to be proud of.
PBK: How would you describe your personal style? Is
FC: My personal style is very glamorous/high fashion, with hints of goth-chic and occasionally Mary-Kate and Ashley-esq boho!
PBK: Yesss! I totally get where you're going with that. What's coming up that you're excited about?
FC: Philadelphia Curves in August was a great experience! I can't share what's coming up because of NDAs, but be sure to stay tuned!
PBK: Love this! What about photoshoot plans? Do you have a "Fantasy Photoshoot"? Like a photoshoot you've been dying to put together, but haven't yet?
FC: I feel like I have 100 photoshoot ideas that I need to make reality! I really love to push more plus size editorial shoots because we don’t see enough of them in the media. I’ve also kind of been dying to do a boudoir shoot because I’ve never done anything like it before and I’d really like to push myself to try it even though it’s a bit intimidating for me!
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