Born in a small town, it didn't take long before Courtney moved away to the big city to chase her creative dreams. After graduating from university with an English and Theatre degree, Courtney moved to Toronto and pursued a career in plus-size modeling, blogging, and writing. She now runs a plus-size Fashion&Beauty blog "The Glitter Thread" and has begun the #curvesreign movement over Instagram. Loving anything to do with beauty, Courtney continues to submerge herself into a world where she expresses herself through fashion and writing. She currently lives with her boyfriend and cat in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Fashion Made Quite A Statement In The Latest 'GoT'

May 22's Game Of Thrones episode "The Door" really hit most of us hard in the hearts — emotions and stakes running at an all-time high. One of the things I found especially poignant about this episode, however, was the amount of symbolism that went…
By Courtney Mina

7 Plus Size Outfits Inspired By 'Real Housewives'

If you're a lover of reality TV, then you've probably been keeping up with the lives and dramas of the housewives in Bravo's popular series, The Real Housewives. We fans of the show just can't seem to get enough of the glamorous lifestyles, the…
By Courtney Mina

7 Things To Remember When You're Shamed Online

Progression is a wonderful thing, and I'm constantly reminded of how far the body positive movement has come whenever I see photos of plus size people baring their bodies proudly and shamelessly online. Yet no matter how far society has progressed,…
By Courtney Mina

9 Ways The 'Gilmore Girls' Revival Can Be Body Pos

If you're a fan of Gilmore Girls, chances are you've been waiting with bated breath for the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, anxiously counting down the days before Lorelai, Rory, and all the beloved personalities of Stars Hollow return. There are…
By Courtney Mina

11 Times Fashion Was The Star Of TV Shows

Most of us can't resist a good TV series: One that makes us laugh, or captures our attention with vivid characters and developed plots. All of these aspects are well and good. But when you're a style lover like I am, your favorite things might be…
By Courtney Mina

The Season 2 'Outlander' Costumes Are Incredible

For those of you who are Outlander fans and have been suffering all year with "Droughtlander," the wait for the highly anticipated second season is almost over. The series premieres on Starz on April 9, 2016, and this time, the Outlande r season two…
By Courtney Mina

9 Plus Size Looks Based On Fictional Heroines

When it comes to personal style, we often take inspiration from anywhere and everywhere: People on the street, magazines, store windows, and even our friends. However, some of my favorite places to get inspiration from are books, television, and…
By Courtney Mina

11 Fantasy Dresses From Movies & How To Copy Them

As someone who loves both fantasy and fashion, I'm constantly drawing inspiration for my daily style from the fantastic fantasy dresses from movies. I have always been someone who enjoys visual stimulation whenever I'm watching a film — not in the…
By Courtney Mina

Getting Ready In The '90s Versus Today

When it comes to getting ready in the mornings, most of us have our routines fine-tuned and perfectly timed (usually allowing for maximum snooze). Lately, however, I've started thinking about how different it was getting ready in the '90s and early…
By Courtney Mina

21 Most Memorable 'Gilmore Girls' Hair Moments

When it comes to Gilmore Girls, fashion has always made important, memorable statements in the show. Personally, I will forever remember all the snazzy chic outfits that were worn by Lorelai and Rory. But what about the memorable Gilmore Girls hair…
By Courtney Mina

Beth Ditto's Clothing Line Has Had Mixed Reactions

With the recent launch of Beth Ditto's clothing collection, the online plus size community has been buzzing with reactions to the beloved rocker's highly-anticipated independent line. Ditto, singer/songwriter of the indie rock band Gossip, has been…
By Courtney Mina

I Dressed Like Hermione Granger For A Week

Hermione Granger is undoubtedly one of the most beloved characters of the Harry Potter series. She is a perfect example of a beautiful, confident babe. And while she may not necessarily be a style icon, after pondering what Hermione Granger's style…
By Courtney Mina

32 Photos Of Individuals Repping Big Foreheads

If you're anything like me, then you're one of the many people with a big forehead out there. I'll admit that it hasn't always been easy for me to be a member of the "Big Forehead Club" (or as we members properly dub it, the "Five-head Club"). Going…
By Courtney Mina

27 Magical Fashion Illustration Accounts To Follow

When it comes to getting daily inspiration from all things fashion, I cannot be satisfied with simply flipping through magazines and following fashion blogs alone. Fashion is, after all, an art form. That is one of the many reasons I love to follow…
By Courtney Mina

I Got Lip Fillers & This Is What Happened

For the past few years, I have been toying with the idea of getting lip fillers. It was something I had seen both celebrities and friends do (with some seemingly successful, lovely results) and always wanted to try the procedure out for myself and…
By Courtney Mina

41 Rad People Rocking 'Star Wars' Themed Outfits

If there's one thing in this world that connects us all, it's our universal love for the Star Wars universe. With the release of The Force Awakens , many people have been taking their fandom and love for the franchise to their closets, where Star…
By Courtney Mina

25 Amazing Photos Of 'Star Wars' Inspired Hair

With the incredible popularity of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and all things related to the Star Wars universe), it's no surprise that people have taken to expressing their fandom through their hair. Many are even creating some really awesome Star…
By Courtney Mina

17 Of The Most Fabulously Best Dressed Witches

With Halloween swiftly approaching, the "Season Of The Witch" is upon us all, and witches everywhere are busy practicing their craft, casting spells, and perfecting their own witchy wardrobes. Many of us are inspired by some of the most fabulously…
By Courtney Mina

How To Dress Like A Zombie Jon Snow For Halloween

Halloween is upon us, which means costume ideas are frantically floating around the Internet. Thus, those of you who are die-hard Game Of Thrones fans may be starting to wonder just how to put together a zombie Jon Snow Halloween costume. After all,…
By Courtney Mina

15 Ready To Wear Plus Size Halloween Costumes

While some folks may get creative with their Oct. 31 ensembles — visiting thrift stores and surfing the Net for bits and pieces — the rest of us prefer the simple method of choosing from ready to wear plus size Halloween costumes. Halloween is just…
By Courtney Mina