Team Deplx :First of all do introduce yourself to our readers?
Claudia Floraunce :I am Claudia Floraunce Fortelka, an published international Model/ Actress and Designer and Body Positive spokesperson.
Team Deplx : Do you think there is more of a push these days to accommodate women of all sizes?
Claudia Floraunce : There has been a positive change, but still needs a lot more progress.
Team Deplx : Tell us about your clothing line ?
Claudia Floraunce : Claudia Floraunce Collection is a line for any woman. I wanted to offer a line that makes any woman embrace her body and look amazing while doing so.
Team Deplx : How has your size, or the industry’s view of your size, affected the type of projects you get to do?
Claudia Floraunce :Unfortunately My size a proud 26 is still not accepted in this industry and it’s a real struggle to book work. But I am determined to change that.
Team Deplx :You’ve been in the business as a plus-size model for several years now. How have you seen the industry change, and where do you think it is heading?
Claudia Floraunce : I have seen a lot of great changes and I believe all sizes will be accepted in the near future.
Team Deplx : Do you think the fashion industry is changing to accept women of all body types or do we still have a long way to go?
Claudia Floraunce :They still trying to cater to sizes 16 and below, but we still have a long way to go for all body type acceptance.
Team Deplx : If you could choose, what three actors would you really want to work with?
Claudia Floraunce : Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denzel Washington and Melissa McCarthy
Team Deplx . Speaking of the term “plus-size”: Do you take any issue with it?
Claudia Floraunce :Not all I am proud of my curvy body and honored to be called plus size.
Team Deplx . Do you think the fashion industry is moving towards a more enlightened view on body image?
Claudia Floraunce :There are positive changes, but still so much more work needs to done.
Team Deplx : Ideally, where would you like to see yourself five years from now. How will your career have evolved?
Claudia Floraunce :On the cover of vogue and were my size 26 is no longer discriminated against when booking a job.
Team Deplx .Shopping for plus size clothes isn’t easy, and plus size work wear is even more difficult so let us suggest any website where we can easily buy it?
Claudia Floraunce : I am always open for suggestions.
Team Deplx :How did you come up with the idea of Claudia Floraunce Collection?
Claudia Floraunce :I have always embraced my curves, but finding clothing that let you show off your curves in a stylish and affordable way was almost impossible. So my manager Chico Nieves Stevens and I decided to create just that. It’s time that women of all sizes can look and feel sexy and stylish too
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