At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 52
eet icky eli , founder
of Box2 - a collection of
stylish, ell cut clothes
and versatile accessories
designed to atter every
figure from si e
um-of-two Nicky lives in the
beautiful countryside of West
Sussex with her dog Bertie.
It took her years to feel
confident about the ay she looked,
as she explains here.
'Teenagers are sensitive at the best
of times, and
asn t your average
teenager. t ,
as ft in tall,
a si e
and a redhead. t as difficult
to find clothes liked that ould fit me,
so in the end made my o n.
fter finishing a business course in
, icky moved to taly. here,
far from being an issue, her si e as
embraced - literally -as she met and
married her gorgeous Italian boyfriend.
'He taught me everything I know about
fashion and we opened a boutique:
the first in taly to sell eans, icky says.
'The country always has been known
for its sense of style but young Italians
tended to dress like their parents, so
our little shop as an instant success.
adly, the marriage ended, so icky came
back to the
and her home to n,
righton. t didn t take her long to
realise that, hen it came to finding
stylish things to ear in larger si es,
very little had changed on the high street.
decided to do something about it,
she says and she opened her first shop
in righton, selling clothes in a ide
range of sizes and also accessories.
thought hy shouldn t larger omen
have the same choices as everyone else
Curvy women came to the shop and liked
the way the clothes looked. 'Even more
important, icky adds, they loved ho
they made them feel more confident
and happy in their own skin.
'It gave me a thrill to see celebrities
like udy innigan and ern ritton
earing our outfits on
o make the collection more accessible,
Box 2 later switched to mail order.
aking omen s lives that bit easier
is at the heart of what we do. Women
are pleased hen they find us, as they ve
often been made to feel like outsiders.
o continues to provide a friendly,
personal service and stocks a wide
range of excellent European fashion.
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