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Please welcome the newest member to the PSF family and face of our Curve line @itskatejanmaree
You may have noticed a new face on our P.S. Frocks website. That would be the face of the beautiful Kate Cooper rocking our latest summer frocks.
Kate is a successful Influencer and Blogger with an ever-evolving following. Kate passionately shares in our mutual love for promoting body confidence and self-love always.
We thought you'd like to get to know Kate a little better, so we've asked her some a few questions, nothing like delving into someone’s life. We are sure you will love Kate as much as we do xxx
Q: When you’re not advocating for positive body image and writing for top magazines, what do you like to do for fun?
A: Well, I'm always advocating body positivity. But when I've got a free moment, you'll usually find me spending time with my family or friends, my girlfriends and I love a long lunch and my stepdaughter and I have recently started rollerblading together!
Q: When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I always wanted to be a teacher when I was younger, then it turned into a music teacher as I found a love for music. I grew up playing instruments and being super involved in music programs – but that is not where I ended up, although I do still put on a great concert in the living room.
Q: Was there a turning point in your life that led you to become a model?
A: Once I started sharing my journey and thoughts on social media, getting into modelling grew organically from there. I was using my platform to try and lift women up, showing them that everybody was beautiful and that any size body could be fashionable, which is a misconception that so many women seem to have (that you must be slim to be fashionable or beautiful) and that idea exists only because we didn't see it growing up! Being a model for me is about being the girl I needed when I was younger, if young girls can see my body shape and all different bodies as models in advertising and media then maybe we can change the ideals of beauty for the better.
Follow Kate on instagram.com/itskatejanmaree/
Q: How do you balance family and work life?
A: This is a hard one for me! I'm still working on it. Especially since most of my work is on my phone, which we carry everywhere with us these days! Now that I'm working for myself, I try to set out a lot of my work during the week (during school and my partners work), so it doesn't interrupt my family time. Then when everyone’s home I can set my work and phone aside to be present for them, for me it's so important that my family is my first priority but it's definitely a juggle!
Q: What motivates you to get out of bed every morning and do what you do?
A: The women around me, my community and the women that I know are out there and need to hear what I have to say. I show up for them. For the women that might be having a bad body image day, the ones who are missing making memories with their kids because they feel bad about how they look, for the women who feel less just because of their body. I do everything for the women who just need to learn to show themselves a little more love.
Q: I know none of us have travelled for a minute but what's your favourite holiday destination?
A: So many places! My absolute favourite countries to be in are Austria and Holland, I've been lucky enough to have been to both a few times. I just love the atmosphere, the stories, the architecture and the history of European countries.
Q: Favourite cocktail?
A: Oh, a classic Margarita is the one for me. No one ever regrets a little Tequila, right?