Ashley Nell Tipton

Designer

Nationality: American Born: Unknown

Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A. A. Milne, was an author and poet from England, who was particularly famous for being the creator of the character Winnie the Pooh. Milne was educated at the University of Cambridge and initially worked as a playwright; however it was as the writer of Winnie the Pooh in 1926 that he became famous. It was followed up by The House at Pooh Corner two year later. Other than that, he was a prolific writer who wrote children’s short story and poetry collections, newspaper columns, plays and had also been a columnist for the popular magazine Punch.
I encourage women to wear color, wear stripes, wear sequins - just wear what makes you feel confident and strong. If it looks good and fits well, you'll look great and feel great, too.
Be bold and wear things you like. If you want to wear a cropped top, do it!
It's a constant battle being a plus-size designer.
Don't limit yourself to wearing a black dress because it's 'slimming.'
I want to wear things that make me feel good.
I'm not trying to get approval from anyone else. No one's approval matters to me - what matters is making myself happy for myself and no one else. And if I look good to someone else, I hope they take me as inspiration or whatever they want.
I originally thought I would be going into wedding dresses. I wanted to create gowns, especially for weddings. I liked the idea of dealing with just one color, and within that, you could design whatever you want.
The wear time on clothing for plus-sized women is half the life span of a straight-sized woman's clothing. Straight-sized women's bras can last them three, six months? Our bras don't last as long as a straight-sized woman's bras normally do because we have more movement; we have more weight.
I love to sew. But when it's something that's being repetitive over and over and over again, it takes a toll.
Everybody says black makes you look slimmer, but what about those other colors that also complement your skin tone or your figure and things like that?
Being dyslexic, creativity was my way of expressing myself.
I had a hard time with bullying in school, so being creative was my outlet.