Body activist and 27 year-old model Louise O’Reilly is not only the woman behind her hit blog Style Me Curvy, but is now officially one of Ireland’s most popular fashion and beauty sites. She recently won the award for the Most Influential Fashion Blogger at the Irish Blogger Association, making her the first curvy blogger to ever win such a prestigious award.
She talked to the Indpendent about how Style Me Curvy has helped her reach such a wide audience, getting emails from hundreds of girls every week thanking her for helping them with their body image struggles. “It’s a combination of people struggling with finding something to wear or people struggling with their own body image issues. That one message shows you have had an impact on someone’s life makes everything worthwhile. Nothing else matters. It’s the best feeling in the world.”
And the cherry on top? She’s also super stylish and has a great sense of style. As a model, she’s walked in tons of international fashion week shows, but we love her off-duty style ideas the most. On her site Style Me Curvy, she gives relatable tips on embracing your curves, her favorite affordable brands, and how to make trends from the runway work for any body type. It’s a good start to the weekend when we’ve found someone spreading inspiration to curvy girls, even if they’re half way around the world.