Flashback to 2013; Rick Owens unveiled his 2014 Spring collection in Paris and received an abundance of flack and backlash over the presentation. Rick had a tirade of Plus-Sized-Angry-Black Women parading and stomping on his runway show in Paris; but Rick may have been on to something. He could have kept the angry-black woman escapade, the plus-sized model concept would have been extremely fashion forward and progressive for the fashion & beauty world.
A Los Angeles woman named Amani Terrell is picking up where Rick Owens left off. Amani is making sure everyone gets a glimpse of her beauty and guess what? She’s plus-sized and loving it. Amani has been turning heads and warming hearts; since the moment she decided to walk around Hollywood in a bikini in order to get her message out. Traditionally people are designed to think that big isn’t beautiful; Amani begs to differ, she says: “there’s this mass hysteria of perfection… You cannot seek validation from other people, this world is very cruel… You must seek validation within yourself and be kind to yourself.”