Curvy, full-figured, and zaftig ladies (I generally refer to myself as Rubenesque, thank you), please step forward and say hello to this week’s Instagram style star, 31-year-old Dorchester resident Ty-Juana Flores (www.instagram.com/styleyourcurves). Through her business Style Your Curves, she helps women who are size 12-plus as both a stylist and personal shopper. She also writes a blog to help inspire these gals and improve their fashion acumen. Her mission: “I feel that fashion should be effortless.” Let’s talk style, shall we?
Q. I don’t want to make assumptions, but I’m going to venture a guess that you started the business because you were trying to style your own curves?
A: I have been styling my own curves for years. I started my business after working in New York’s Garment District and seeing how clothing companies rarely catered to curvy women. I wanted to be able to share my experiences, fashion Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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