By Juliet Ebirim
Due to her experience growing up as a plus-size woman popular Media Personality,Tolu Oniru-Demuren, popularly known as Toolz who was challenged with accepting her body shape and size, has launched Sablier, a premium fuller bust lingerie line. According to the OAP, Sablier, which is French for ‘hourglass’, was created to cater to the often overlooked plus-size market.
Her words: “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 bodies, 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.
Toolz who took a course in lingerie and swimwear design at the prestigious 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.