How we think about ourselves and the message we send to other women (and our children) have to be based on reality, it's not practical or possible for every woman to look like a Victoria Secret's model. We need to remind ourselves that beauty should not be defined by what we see in magazines. The media's definition of beauty is extremely narrow, but women come in all shapes and sizes, short, tall, dark skin, fair skin, shy, outgoing and everything in between. As grown ass women why would we let the media influence our self esteem? We need to find a way to silence the evil bitch in our head that tells us we are not enough and embrace our uniqueness. We don't have to look in the mirror every morning and think "wow, I look amazing", instead we could ask "what do I contribute to this World" ?, your worth is not measured by your appearance.
Rachel Peru is a signed "Curve" Model who embraces Body Confidence. She's recently worked with Davina McCall, was the face of the JD Williams Christmas TV campaign, worked with Ashley Graham in the Bahamas and been on ITV's Loose Women's (I had a hand in this one too). On Monday, she was plunged into the freezing waters of the River Wharf in Ilkley and prior to this I had her stand in a shop window in a bikini!! Oh and the whole thing was filmed too ...watch this space!
With thanks toThe Fitting Rooms, Ilkley
Model: Rachel Peru
Stylist: Trudy Beau Stylist
My Vintage Beau:
Video and Drone: Harrison Fletcher, Fletcher Films
Suppliers: Window 1: pink swimsuit - BooHoo Sandals - Very Earrings - Primark Sunglasses - myvintagebeau 2: white bikini top - Pour Moi Hawaiian Shorts - Primark Ref scarf & sunglasses - myvintagebeau 3: paisley swimsuit - River island Bag - Matalan Hat - myvintagebeau Wedges - models own. 4: coral bikini - from a selection at The Fitting Room Outside 5: white broderie anglaise top - New Look - Fern Print High Waisters - Miss Guided 6: White bikini top - Pour Moi Bottoms - Miss Guided Hat - myvintagebeau 7: Yellow shirt, belt, Sunglasses - myvintagebeau White sandals - Birkenstock’s 8: yellow bikini - Pour Moi -Earrings - Primark Goosebumps - Models own