Passionate about all things plus-size and keen to inspire other curvy girls, Naomi started her blog 'Diamonds n Pearls' in 2010. Her collection is being sold in white in sizes 16, 18, 20, 22/24 and 26/28.
Before you get your hands on the limited edition XL.Promodoro design, find out more about Naomi and why she decided on ‘My time is valuable’ as a slogan.
Naomi wearing the special edition T-shirt
What is your background in plus size fashion? .
I began blogging in 2010 after finishing university and wasn't quite sure what I wanted my blog to be about. I've always been interested in fashion but felt limited due to my size. I would spend loads of time hunting for things to make great outfits. I soon started getting compliments from friends and family about my fashion sense so I decided to blog about it! Eventually my readership grew, and here I am now!
What do you think of the term plus size?
I really feel that the term plus size is necessary. I understand why some people don't like it, but until ALL retailers and fashion houses become completely inclusive, we need the term 'Plus Size' to facilitate our shopping experience. There's no point in me looking around a shop or online store unless I know it definitely caters to my size. If retailers use the term 'plus size' I can usually be sure that I'm welcome to shop there. Just as sections like 'Tall' 'Petite' or 'Maternity' are there to make everyone’s shopping experience that little bit easier, so is ‘Plus Size’. And my god, we need that as plus size shoppers - it's hard enough even with the label!
Why did you want to create this collection?
I've got a really varied sense of style and over the years it has definitely evolved. I used to live in cute little dresses but over the past 18 months I'm more likely to be found in a pair of jeans, trainers, some statement jewellery and if I could find one, a cool slogan tee! Some of the tees out there on the market for plus size woman are awesome but others are still quite 'twee'. I wanted to add a cool item to the options out there in plus size fashion - one that I could rock with my jeans and my trainers. Or even with a classy midi skirt and heels and I feel like this is it!
What does the 'my time is valuable' message mean to you?
Probably not what you think. Yes, my time is valuable - but it goes a little deeper than that. For me it means life. It means going out there and enjoying everything life gives you without worry, without fear of wearing a swimsuit on a beach and missing that opportunity because you're worried about what someone may say. When I was younger I lacked confidence because of my size and it held me back from doing things, wearing things and going places. Now I know that my time and my life is far too valuable to miss out on those moments!
What is your favourite colour?
Oh, this is tough! I love yellow because it's so vibrant and happy. But I also love the classic black and white combination. I always get told that I look good in red so I wear that a lot too!
What is your favourite fashion trend right now?
I love floaty Bardot off-the-shoulder tops. They are perfect for summer and creating 70's boho vibes. I'm also a big fan of slouchy, over sized jumpsuits. Overall though, I'm not much of a trend follower. I prefer classic looks and wardrobe staples: a good pair of jeans, a classic black dress and a perfect cool t-shirt. I love items that live with you forever. Items that can be worked and reworked time and time again.
What is a fun fact about you?
It's a bit of a naughty one but I can actually hold a bottle of champagne between my boobs and drink it! Talented, I know!
Where do you want to be in 10 years?
My dream is to be writing for my blog full time. And of course doing it from a gorgeous place by the sea, with a whole range of different T-shirt designs under my belt!
Get your exclusive T-shirt designed by Naomi online now for £13.99!