Wonder Woman:Girl With Curves

Happy Friday!

Friday’s are always exciting but the icing on the cake is giving you an exclusive behind the scenes interview with real life supershero. If you missed what this wonder woman series is all about click here for an update. Without further ado, I give you one of the world’s most influential fashion icons, and our Wonder Woman of the week, Tanesha Awasthi AKA Girl With Curves!wonder woman

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Tanesha’s award-winning site provides outfit inspiration, beauty tutorials, styling tips, and a glimpse into her lifestyle as a wife, mother and top fashion influencer. She is the first digital influencer in the world to break fashion’s size barrier, working with brands in both the straight and plus size space as a stylist, model, consultant and creative director. In addition, Tanesha earned a English degree from UC Berkley and is a licensed Esthetician

Tanesha AwasthiWCW: How did you choose the name for your blog?

Tanesha: It was sort of an accident! After my tech nerd husband talked me into it, he set a google alert for my name and posted some images of me on flickr. Two weeks later I got a google alert showing links to my images being reposted over 400 times on tumblr, and the majority of comments referred to me being a “curvy girl,” so right then and there I started Girl With Curves. It’s also a way for me to claim my own label referring to my body, without allowing others to label me according to their perception. I’ve always identified with having a curvy shape, no matter what size I wear.

WCW: When or how did you become aware of your entrepreneurial spirit?

Tanesha: I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My mother and father are both self-employed with their own individual businesses and I always wanted my own business from a young age.  I started importing and wholesaling jewelry from Indonesia and India in my early twenties.

WCW: Name 3 things on your bucket-list.

Tanesha: Traveling the world, learning all my mother-in-law’s recipes – she’s an amazing cook (and she makes the best chicken, although she’s a strict vegetarian), and living bi-coastal.

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WCW: How do you unwind?

Tanesha: I walk my 3 yr old English bulldog, Kingston. He’s my first baby (before actually having my son, Narayan) and I don’t know what I’d do without him! I also love movies. They take me out of my own head, which is a good thing, since my mind never rests.

WCW: What’s your favorite movie or television show?

Tanesha: My favorite movie is What Dreams May Come, and anything inspired by Shakespeare. The only shows I watch are The Walking Dead (the concept of the world ending/being taken over by zombies fascinates me), Rachel Zoe anything (the woman is talented!), and Mickey Mouse clubhouse, because my son is obsessed.

WCW: Name your favorite place to shop online and in store.

Tanesha: Asos (online), and any mall that I get to visit is a special treat because I rarely shop anywhere besides online, including groceries and household items.

 

WCW: Who are your biggest supporters?

Tanesha: My husband is my number one supporter, he’s also my business partner. After that, my parents.

WCW: What’s your favorite fragrance?

Tanesha: Chanel Chance, Burberry Signature scent, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

WCW: Where are you from originally?

Tanesha: California girl, born and raised.

WCW: Tell us about your favorite vacation or adventure.

Tanesha: I prefer city vacations over tropical and I love London and India.  Any big city that takes me out of my comfort zone (I hate crowds!) is quite an adventure.16754508228_049642ad35_h

WCW: What is your greatest professional and personal achievement thus far?

Tanesha: My greatest achievement is doing everything i set out to do from a very young age.  My goal was to help women, be a writer and a fashion designer.  In a way I’m doing all three through blogging, and I’m extremely greatful for being able to do what I love for a living.  It comes with a lot of hard work and sacrifice, but it’s all worth it when your job doesn’t feel like work.

WCW: Describe your best practices for organization and balance.

Tanesha: I keep lots of to-do lists and notes.  I’m constantly coming across things that inspire me or getting random ideas throughout the day, so taking note of everything that comes to mind is important.

WCW: Name one item you can’t live without.

Tanesha: Chapstick.

WCW: What’s your favorite quote?

Tanesha: A dress should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady (something like that) -Sophia Loren.

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Connect with Tanesha via blog, instagram, facebook, twitter, pinterest,google+, and  youtube.

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Not sure where to start? Click here to view Tanesha’s favorite blog post!

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    THIS IS SO AWESOME! also I really like her blue and white striped dress girl where can i get it??

    1. Dāsha says:

      This interview it’s years old, this outfit is long gone😩

  2. Just discovered you on TFC – so excited!! Your style is so bomb!

    1. Dāsha says:

      Hi hun, what’s your name? So glad you found me!

      1. I’m Jeanne (like in a bottle) from STL.

        🙂 🙂 🙂

      2. Dāsha says:

        Nice to meet you Jeanne! Oh yeah, STL? Maybe I’ll see you there at the fashion week events😉

      3. Nice! I did the Go Blog Social thing here with Alive Mag. I hope I get invited out to more events!

      4. Dāsha says:

        I love working with GBS! I did the one in Kansas City and here in Chicago.

      5. That’s cool. They just invited me to an event (https://finessecurves.com/2016/05/16/athleisure-chic/). It was fun!

  3. Ahh I love the idea of this feature, definitely going to go back and read through all of your Wonder Woman posts now! All of Tanesha’s outfits are such masterpieces and she sounds so fun to hang out with!

    Sinead xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

    1. Dāsha says:

      Thank you so much, enjoy the interviews and don’t forget to send in your wonder woman nominees!

  4. Gorgeous ! And a woman after my own heart, too ! I’m also a plus-size Esthetician. 😀 No wonder she has such beautiful skin!
    The Sari and the red dress are very much my favs of all the pics, and I adore the Sophia Loren quote!
    By the way, much much kudos on the Wonder Women graphic at the top, I love it !!

    🙂
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  5. Paige says:

    I love this series! <3

    1. Dāsha says:

      Thank you for reading and your contribution as a former wonder woman of the week! We can never have too many positive women as role models.

  6. M.G. Guyton says:

    What Dreams May Come is one of my favorites as well. The plot and cinematography was beautiful. Love the Loren quote. I watched an interview once where Sasha Alexander talked about what it’s like to have Sophia Loren as her “always classy” mother-in-law. 😄
    Thanks for sharing the “true identity” of another Wonder Woman, Dasha💋. I know there are so many amazing and inspiring women out there just being awesome and I think the world should know, especially young girls because the more examples they have of what their lives can be like, the more broad, creative, and groundbreaking their dreams become.

  7. You look stunning!

    1. Dāsha says:

      Doesn’t she?!? Tanesha goes above and beyond inspiring us.

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