Redefining Beauty: Meet Annette "From Annette With Love"
When we were in New York City at the beginning of March for International Women’s Day, we got the chance to talk to so many impressive women. This was the perfect opportunity to get to know key influencers in the plus size industry as well as glean valuable insight into our brand from women who spend a lot of time with like-minded women. One of the women we got to talk to and get to know a little was Annette - whose blog, From Annette With Love, is inspiring, interesting, and just plain fun. In her blog, she talks about plus size fashion and travel...what could be better than that?!
Hear more from our interview with Annette:
What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty is something that radiates from the inside. Art is the reflection of what an artist feels on the inside. Culturally we're conditioned to believe that external beauty is our only currency. But on the flip side, we're told that beauty is only skin deep. We live in a contradictory society so it's important that we recognize that and be more aware of those biases.
What is your favorite thing about Trusst and/or products?
I love that Trusst is a brand created by women, for women. Most women's underwear is made by men. Designed for the amusement, enjoyment, and arousal of men. Trusst products are designed specifically for women who have a difficult time finding undergarments that not only fit, but supports them.
What does being comfortable mean to you and your life?
When it comes to clothing, comfort is key. If I'm comfortable in what I'm wearing I'm more confident in life. On the other hand, I don't believe that we should be comfortable in life. One of my favorite quotes is " A comfort zone is a great place, but nothing grows there." As a Digital Nomad I'm always on the move. I've been traveling full time for over two years. So it may be hard to believe that I'm a Type A Planner. When I saw that my control freak ways and obsessive tendencies weren't serving I decided that full-time travel would be a great way for me to learn to be more spontaneous.
Why did you choose this place to be photographed?
I selected a few options. One is a headshot at SFMoma. I felt regal, so I threw on a crown!
The last option is one of me faux hitchhiking because ain't nobody got time to be adult-napped
Trusst was founded by women who challenged the traditional stereotypes of bra design - through engineering, physics, and product design that is not typically seen in the lingerie industry. However, that passion for challenge extends further than just through design; it resonates in the way you live your life as well as the way you perceive yourself and others around you.
We will continue to share stories of other women like Annette who are redefining beauty. And we welcome you to share yours as well! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or share photos and tag us with #trusstyourself and #redefiningbeauty and we’ll feature you in an upcoming blog post.
Thanks for all of YOUR support of our brand and mission - we wouldn’t be here without you.
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