Callie Thorpe
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Callie launched ‘The Confidence Corner’—a platform for others to share their self-love stories and practice body positivity.

Q+A with Callie:

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What’s the style advice you swear by to feel sassy?

Nothing makes me feel more sassy than my signature red coral lip. It’s an instant uplift to any outfit. I also try and give myself plenty of time to get ready. Taking your time to feel your best will help you look your best.

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What’s the style advice you swear by to feel sassy?

Callie Thorpe 2018 LIKEtoKNOW.it Voices of Influence Honoree UK

Nothing makes me feel more sassy than my signature red coral lip. It’s an instant uplift to any outfit. I also try and give myself plenty of time to get ready. Taking your time to feel your best will help you look your best.

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Which brands do you love for boosting body confidence?

I think ASOS do a fantastic job of creating clothes for a wide spectrum of people while also including a diverse group of people in their campaigns. They also excel with the options they provide for their curve customer. Simply Be also provide gorgeous fashion and style options. I also loved being part of Nike’s campaign to extend their sixes in their active wear. To have such a huge brand like Nike finally create an option for women up to size 32 to work out was incredible.

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Which brands do you love for boosting body confidence?

Callie Thorpe 2018 LIKEtoKNOW.it Voices of Influence Honoree UK

I think ASOS do a fantastic job of creating clothes for a wide spectrum of people while also including a diverse group of people in their campaigns. They also excel with the options they provide for their curve customer. Simply Be also provide gorgeous fashion and style options. I also loved being part of Nike’s campaign to extend their sixes in their active wear. To have such a huge brand like Nike finally create an option for women up to size 32 to work out was incredible.

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Your #wellnessmyway initiative is incredibly inspiring. What inspired you to start that, and what is your favorite day from your 25-day insta challenge?

January can be a tough time of year for people and I wanted to create a space separate from the heavy messaging in the media saying be more, do more, and change. The idea behind the movement was to create a community space to discuss an inclusive approach to wellness, that included incorporating doing things that make you feel good not bad. My favourite day was ‘create a vision board’ this was so much fun! I basically asked everyone to put all their dreams and motivational words, images and photos onto a digital or paper board and explain all the positive things they wanted out of 2019. I loved seeing what everyone put on their board! It was amazing to see the community grow and support each other. I’m so pleased to say that so far I’ve had over 2.7k saves of the calendar and over 1000 people using my wellness my way hashtag!

Callie Thorpe 2018 LIKEtoKNOW.it Voices of Influence Honoree UK
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Your #wellnessmyway initiative is incredibly inspiring. What inspired you to start that, and what is your favorite day from your 25-day insta challenge?

Callie Thorpe 2018 LIKEtoKNOW.it Voices of Influence Honoree UK

January can be a tough time of year for people and I wanted to create a space separate from the heavy messaging in the media saying be more, do more, and change. The idea behind the movement was to create a community space to discuss an inclusive approach to wellness, that included incorporating doing things that make you feel good not bad. My favourite day was ‘create a vision board’ this was so much fun! I basically asked everyone to put all their dreams and motivational words, images and photos onto a digital or paper board and explain all the positive things they wanted out of 2019. I loved seeing what everyone put on their board! It was amazing to see the community grow and support each other. I’m so pleased to say that so far I’ve had over 2.7k saves of the calendar and over 1000 people using my wellness my way hashtag!

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Which other influencers do you look to for ultimate in #LTKCurves inspiration?

I’m constantly inspired by Danie Vanier with her bold fashion choices and her love of pushing the boundaries with fashion. I also adore Its Me Kellie be for the same thing. They both make every outfit they where look phenomenal and make me want to start experimenting more with my wardrobe.

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Which other influencers do you look to for ultimate in #LTKCurves inspiration?

Callie Thorpe 2018 LIKEtoKNOW.it Voices of Influence Honoree UK

I’m constantly inspired by Danie Vanier with her bold fashion choices and her love of pushing the boundaries with fashion. I also adore Its Me Kellie be for the same thing. They both make every outfit they where look phenomenal and make me want to start experimenting more with my wardrobe.

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Any tips you have learnt from them on how we can all start loving and embracing our bodies more?

Just that we shouldn’t be afraid to be exactly who we are. That we shouldn’t be afraid to stand out and that size has no reflection on how fashionable or not a person is.

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Any tips you have learnt from them on how we can all start loving and embracing our bodies more?

Callie Thorpe 2018 LIKEtoKNOW.it Voices of Influence Honoree UK

Just that we shouldn’t be afraid to be exactly who we are. That we shouldn’t be afraid to stand out and that size has no reflection on how fashionable or not a person is.

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How do you think people’s perception to embracing diversity has changed?

I think its changed hugely in the last 6 years I have been doing this. There’s still a long way to go but now more than ever you are seeing brands extending their collections to accommodate more than one type of person.

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How do you think people’s perception to embracing diversity has changed?

Callie Thorpe 2018 LIKEtoKNOW.it Voices of Influence Honoree UK

I think its changed hugely in the last 6 years I have been doing this. There’s still a long way to go but now more than ever you are seeing brands extending their collections to accommodate more than one type of person.

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Have communities across social media boosted this, like your initiative 'The Confidence Corner'?

The internet is a wonderful place to share the diversity that is all around us. I definitely wanted The Confidence Corner to be a place that did that. I wanted to share all kinds of experiences, backgrounds, ages, race, sexualities to show that there is no one right way to be confident and secure in who you are. I love nothing more than sharing someone’s story and watching as others leave uplifting and positive comments.

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Have communities across social media boosted this, like your initiative 'The Confidence Corner'?

Callie Thorpe 2018 LIKEtoKNOW.it Voices of Influence Honoree UK

The internet is a wonderful place to share the diversity that is all around us. I definitely wanted The Confidence Corner to be a place that did that. I wanted to share all kinds of experiences, backgrounds, ages, race, sexualities to show that there is no one right way to be confident and secure in who you are. I love nothing more than sharing someone’s story and watching as others leave uplifting and positive comments.

“There is no one right way to be confident and secure in who you are.”

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