Nicolette Mason

Body-positive blogger Nicolette Mason has become a leader in creating and celebrating fashion for women of all sizes and shapes. Mason studied at the Parsons School of Design and worked at a variety of graphic design jobs before beginning to write for Vogue, Refinery 29, and other fashion magazines in 2010. Meanwhile, she began blogging in 2009 on fashion, travel, food and other passions. In 2011 she became a contributing editor for Marie Claire, publishing the column “Big Girl in a Skinny World.” In 2014 she launched an eponymous clothing line through ModCloth, making sure to create sizes from extra small through 4X. She has also consulted with some of the top brands in the fashion world, including Chanel, Christian Dior, and Forever21. Resisting the fashion industry’s biases against full-figured women and against lesbians, Mason has spoken openly about her size and sexual orientation, working to change the culture.

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Thank you for your voice. I was a well proportioned good looking young woman in 1961. Unfortunately I was also 13 and a size 16. It was a hellish exprience to try to be fashionable in a sea of teenagers who were no larger than a size 10. And we wont even talk about being gay and trying to dress out of the norms. I finally made it to a size 14 at 70 and still fight the sterotypes  from all sides. I always dressed differently from "the Girls" however" the Boys" have always loved my wardrobe. Keep your voice loud and clear I know it will ease the pain of the fabulous zaftig women in the world. 



Date of Birth

Los Angeles, CA
United States

Writer, Editor, Journalist, Designer

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