I Knew I Was Next is an award nominated UK plus size fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Zoë Godfrey-Meers
Hello, pleased to meet you! My name’s Zoë; a jack-of-all-trades freelancer (I write copy!! I draw!! I edit video!!) currently based in Dundee, Scotland. I’ve always had a fondness for fashion and style, refusing to accept that either my budget or my size would rule me out of wearing whatever I want, so when I first started I Knew I Was Next back in 2015 it became clear pretty quickly exactly what kind of space it would be.
As circumstances in my life have changed over the years the blog has evolved. I’ve opened it up a little and started writing about other things such as my new found love for make up and skincare, my personal experiences with chronic illness, and what it’s like navigating wedding planning as a plus size bride-to-be.
I’m here for the bargain hunters, the DIY lovers, the people who enjoy putting together outfits, and those who are just looking for some plus size fashion inspo. As a small fat, my voice should never be the loudest, but I’m incredibly keen to do what I can for the push towards more diverse representation in fashion and beyond – we’ve not been doing our jobs properly until everyone can see themselves fairly and regularly represented in the media.
Where to Start
If you’re a brand new reader then I’m so pleased you have found me; I hope you decide to stay a while. Here are some good places to start jumping right in:
- Check out some of my latest outfit posts and get a feel for my style.
- If you’re more into beauty posts then I have some of those too, all with an affordable angle.
- Have a little more time to spare and fancy sinking your teeth into a long read? My opinion articles and writing can be found here.
- The story so far about my upcoming wedding is collected together here, along with some helpful tips and tricks if you’re planning your own wedding as a plus size bride or groom.
I Knew I Was Next has brought me some wonderful opportunities and experiences over the past couple of years including nominations for the Navabi Plus Size Blog Award in both 2015 & 2017, as ‘One to Watch’ in the Style XL Awards 2017 and in the Fashion category of the UK Blog Awards 2017. My writing has been included in Bustle, I’ve taken a turn modelling for Source Vintage, shared some of my best styling tips for Navabi, and even featured in print for Blogosphere Magazine and the Daily Record a couple of times: 1 | 2
In late 2017 you’ll have seen me in an advertising campaign on ITV Be for Simply Be, and you can find me in the pages of a beautiful new plus size style book edited by Bethany Rutter for Ebury Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK. I also have an exciting collaboration in the works with the independent clothing label, Deep Breaths Collective.
I’ve collaborated with a variety of brands ranging from some of the biggest names in the plus size fashion, beauty, and events world, through to introducing new independent brands that I know readers will love!
- THE BIG TIGHTS COMPANY
- THE CURVE FASHION FESTIVAL
- CURVY KATE
- DEEP BREATHS COLLECTIVE
- FASHION WORLD
- MAKEUP REVOLUTION
- NINE X LINGERIE
- PINK CLOVE
- PRETTY LITTLE THING
- QUIZ CLOTHING CURVE
- SIMPLY BE
- SKIN REPUBLIC
- SOURCE VINTAGE
- SPIRAL UK
- UK SWIMWEAR
- WOLF & WHISTLE CURVE
Where Else to Find Me…
I work as an editor for She Might Be, the UK’s first completely ‘body positive’ online lifestyle magazine and community which focuses on beauty, plus size fashion, sex, events, mental health, disabilities, wellbeing, family, weddings, swimwear, accessories and so much more.
You can also find me (very, very) sporadically on YouTube – I always intend to do more videos and I’m hoping this is a promise I can deliver on soon – sharing my day to day goings on over on Instagram, or rambling away on Twitter …come say hi!