Body shaming is real and every one is guilty of it… Someone is too fat, too thin, too short, too wide, small boobs, no ass …yada yada yada bla bla bla.
Media personality Tolu “Toolz” Oniru-Demuren launched her lingerie line for plus sized and curvy women today called Sablier (sab-lee-ay) , and the pictures are oozing sexiness!
Toolz who reflected on her experience growing up as a full-bodied woman further detailed her journey towards accepting her body shape and size. She says:
“The journey to accepting my body hasn’t been easy. As a curvy girl, you tend to feel out of place – my body type wasn’t the hot
thing back then. I just didn’t fit in. I want ladies, irrespective of their size or body types, to be confident and love themselves,
and essentially embrace their beautiful, because beauty is from
within and is not dependent on what society dictates.
She further explains that it took her some time to come to a breakthrough about seeing herself through a lens of body positivity. That change in perspective was something she wanted to share, but
not just through words.
Before her lingerie line launch, Toolz took a course in lingerie and
swimwear design at the prestigious and award-winning London College
of Fashion to get in-depth knowledge of the lingerie market,
reiterated that her struggle to find brands that cater exclusively
to her body size was a motivating factor in creating the Sablier brand.
She say, “A huge part of my personal journey was finding clothing,
lingerie and apparel options that catered specifically to my needs as
a curvy woman. I didn’t find a lot of options in Nigeria, and most often
would shop when I travelled. It’s only natural that I take on the challenge of providing comfortable but attractive options for plus-
size African women who struggle with finding brands that cater to
See the new lookbook below.