There’s a new campaign group called Models of Diversity to encourage the fashion industry to use more diverse women in TV and magazine adverts. How fabulous! Evans met one of the plus size models, Kate Blackett, to find out how she got involved and what’s coming up next.
Job: Plus Size Model
Describe yourself in 3 words . . .
Curvy, bubbly and creative.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I trained as a make up artist and then moved to New Zealand for a while. Then I decided to come back to the UK and become a plus size model and got involved in models of diversity campaign.
What’s Model’s of diversity about?
It’s a non-profit organisation we are campaigning for more diversity across models in the fashion industry, magazines and TV. I’ve been involved for the past 6 months and I’ve met some great people, it’s something I’m very passionate about.
When’s the next Models Of Diversity event?
We’re planning a Plus Size Fashion Show for our next major event this summer – very excited, can’t wait!
What’s the best thing about being a plus size model?
I love that I’ve been able to make a modelling career from my curves.
What are you’re plans for the summer?
This summer I’m heading to Ibiza mainly for work, but I’m really looking forward to it.
What item can’t you live without on holiday?
Can I have two?! I love salt spray to achieve the tousled beach hair look and a pair of cute wedges because they go with everything.
What are your favourite picks from evans?
I love the shoes, you have such a great variety and the fit is perfect for me. The spot espadrilles are my favourite . . .