The gorgeous and colourful style that Yaz rocks is both effortless and cool. She is a celebration of all things curvy and for that we salute her. Positive and sunny, Yaz manages to create outfits worthy of a Vogue spread. We love everything about her which is why she was our only choice for Oola's first blog chat. Grab a coffee and lets talk all things Yaz.
How would you describe your style?
I am influenced by what is currently in fashion but I would say my style is artsy and bohemian. Fashion is a form of expression so I do like to play around with my looks, hair styles and make up.
What do you look for in a plus size styles?
Plus size does not mean you have to dress frumpy and hide areas like your tummy and arms. I like well fitted clothing, bold prints, block colour garments and quality fabric. I love getting wardrobe staples that I can layer up for the colder months and accessorise during the summer.
We know you have a love of travel. Where in the world do you love the most?
Being able to travel full time would be the dream (I am trying to speak it into existence haha). I am Indian, Sri Lankan and English and have done a lot of travelling around Southeast Asia. I am drawn to the culture, food, fashion, culture and people.
Where do you see plus size brands going in the future?
I think a lot of brands are realising that fashion should be inclusive for everyone - it's about time! Gone are the days of the super airbrushed perfect looking model it's all about the rise of the fashion bloggers.
We were lucky to have you on the Oola shoot. What are your favs from our collection?
I love all of it! But especially the purple colour way. I cannot wait to see what other colour ways you come up with.
You were not aware of your bra size. What difference has the correct size lingerie made to your shape?
You are right, I was not aware of bra size. The main reason I never got measured in a high-street store was due to the fact they never stocked my size, It felt embarrassing at times.
I cannot believe how much it elongates my midriff and how the straps don't cut into my back. My advice - take the plunge and get measured even if you do go up on your back and cup size. Embrace it, your size does not define you.