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Meet @curves.and.campervans

November 12, 2020

Meet Abee, aka @curves.and.campervans. Cornwall resident, campervan lover and super stylish FatFace fan, Abee Hague is the star of our latest photoshoot at FatFace HQ.

Accompanied by Fanny, her beloved campervan (Fanny was born in 1988, same year as FatFace!), Abee loves grabbing life by the horns and exploring new places whilst looking great.

We recently had a great time shooting snaps while chatting clothes, road trips and why the sun always shines in Abee’s world, so here’s what happened when we sat down with her…

A portrait of Instagrammer Abee Hague, aka Curves and Campervans, wearing a berry woodblock print dress.

HI ABEE, IT’S GREAT TO CATCH UP. SO FIRSTLY, WHAT DOES A WINTER WARDROBE MEAN TO YOU?

“Feeling cosy in soft, squidgy loungewear, soft natural fabrics, layering, statement coats, autumnal walks, thick snuggly tights, coffee dates, leather boots, festive sparkly dresses, cute Christmassy headbands, bonfire night, Christmassy candles, warm autumnal shades, like cinnamon and mustard.”

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR WINTER STYLE?

“In the past, I have often packed away my summer wardrobe with sadness, bundled it into vacuum bags under the bed and wished it well until the following year. This year, I’m mostly excited about two things: Firstly, summer dresses! I am absolutely loving this year’s trend of beautiful long maxis and midis, which can continue being styled throughout the winter with a pair of thick snuggly tights, winter boots and a cosy coat. It has been a seamless transition into autumn and I’m loving reworking summer outfits into cosy winterwear. Secondly, the obvious return of those long-lived winter boots, which complete every outfit with a matching leather bag. I always think though, it’s pretty much a rite of passage to invest in a new winter coat. It would be rude not to though really, wouldn’t it?”
Instagrammer Abee Hague sitting on the floor wearing a pink floral dress with black boots.
Instagrammer Abee Hague wearing her hair loose with a white lace top and navy cardigan.

WHAT OCCASIONS ARE YOU DRESSING FOR THIS WINTER?

“Thanks to our good old friend, Mr. Covid, I don’t think there are going to be quite as many opportunities to get glam this winter. Though, this will not stop me investing in some gorgeous, sparkly winterwear, which I’m sure will make an appearance in the festive period. Mainly, I will be looking forward to days out in ‘Fanny the Van.’ I love nothing more than to take off for the day and park up by the sea to have a blustery winter walk followed by tea and biccies in the van – and probably polished off with a mulled wine in the pub!”

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT EACH OF THE PIECES YOU WORE AS PART OF OUR SHOOT?

“Oh, my goodness, I absolutely fell in love with the FatFace Winter 2020 pieces that I got to try and photograph at FatFace HQ. You guys reading this are all in for a treat this year! The beautiful boho style dresses were OBVIOUSLY my favourites to wear. Such beautiful materials and patterns – the Bonnie Midi being my absolute favourite.
A selection of outfits worn by Instagrammer Abee Hague, including a green floral print dress, PJ set, & blue cardigan & jeans.
The loungewear that I sampled literally had to be prised off me, as I completely fell in love with the softness and quality of the pieces. Those jeans were the comfiest that I’ve ever worn. And let’s not forget the headbands to die for in cute colours and patterns and a mixture of other beautiful tops and gorgeous winter boots.”
Instagrammer Abee Hague swimming in the sea and a sneak peek of the inside of her campervan.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO INSTAGRAM?

“I have always loved using Instagram as a chronological picture diary. It started off with days out in the camper, amazing days at the beach and it gave me a place where I enjoyed sharing everyday life and fashion tips with a few followers and friends. Over time, my following began to grow and it was a complete joy to share my journey of being a bigger ‘Cornish lass’ with so many people who began to find my content relatable. As I continued over time to celebrate being a bigger girl, with a love for fashion and the great outdoors, I gained so many wonderful followers and friends online. Who knew that posting a picture of yourself at the beach with a few lumps and bumps, happy and confident could inspire so many women?
This inspired me more to be an example to women to love themselves, feel confident in their own skin, get outdoors and to inspire this confidence through clothes and positive mentality. I’ve always wanted my Instagram to be a positive, happy place where followers feel inspired to be the happiest versions of themselves. I receive so many wonderful messages from women who tell me that after following me through the summer, that they put on their swimming cozzie at the beach and strutted their stuff for the first time in years. They tag me in pictures of themselves in BEAUTIFUL dresses that they have seen me wearing and say they feel a million dollars! Honestly, it is the biggest gift to know that you have a positive effect on other people’s happiness. Thank you to those women as they continue to inspire me too! Everyone deserves to feel FABULOUS!”
Instagrammer Abee Hague wearing a white snuggle top and check PJ bottoms.
Abee Hague wearing an ivory roll neck jumper. Dreams are made of this. Talk about being so cosy you don't want to take it off!

WHAT MAKES A GOOD PRODUCT FOR YOU?

“Products tailor made to fit bigger bodies properly. Ethical brands where you know the incredible person who crafted that item of clothing is paid and recognised fairly. Shopping with local and small business or with a company who has a positive economic, environmental footprint on our planet and takes sustainability seriously.”

WHY DO YOU FEEL LIKE FATFACE IS A GOOD FIT FOR YOU?

“FatFace is my absolute FAVOURITE fit! I adore the fact that you are a size inclusive brand, meaning that bigger women can feel fabulous in your clothes. I adore your patterns, styles and natural materials. Your clothes are not only beautiful but practical for every occasion. Your items are well made, tailored to all bodies and last for a long, long time. Also, your brand ethos and environmental footprint is very good. But most of all, I can always guarantee that any item of FatFace clothing makes me feel a million dollars!”
Instagrammer Abee Hague wearing a red and white floral print wrap dress with black tights and boots.
The front headlights of a classic VW campervan.

FINALLY, WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS THIS WINTER?

“I am currently renovating a very old VW camper van, which is going to be my new business venture in 2021 (fingers crossed). I’m working hard doing that and getting all of the background material ready to launch next year. This business is going to involve my love for singing and campervans. Can you guess what it might be? On top of that, I am working full time and creating content for Instagram, but that comes easy when you live in a place as beautiful as Cornwall. I am looking forward to days out in the camper, winter walks with family and friends, pub lunches and Christmas shopping. I hope everyone has a wonderful winter, too!”
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