032 | A Tall Girl’s Guide to Fashion, Motherhood, and Life | with Robin Harris
I love tall ladies - mostly because I can finally talk to someone who doesn’t ask me, “how’s the weather up there?” Or, “how tall are you?”
(PSA, people: don’t do this.)
Tall women, tall clothes - what a concept, right? You would think it’s more mainstream than is, but it’s not. So, luckily, I mean my new bestie, Robin Harris, the creator of Model Atelier, an entire line of fabulous clothes made specifically for tall women in inclusive sizes.
As a former model, Robin has seen it all, and when she created her brand she had a vision of the types of women she wanted to see in her collection. She isn’t a size two, and she’s taller than almost any model you’ll ever see. She is changing the fashion industry, and doing it with so much passion, a beautiful smile, and a brilliant mind.
As you’ll hear, I am so in love with everything she makes, and the way in which she runs her business with her sweet husband.
Today on The Platform…
Growing up tall: Kelli and Robin compare experiences (and insecurities)
Robin’s experience parenting a tall daughter
When Robin stepped away from modeling to be her best self for her daughter
Utilizing her MBA and launching Model Atelier: fashion for tall women
How to create a capsule wardrobe with staple pieces
Robin’s focus on reviving her hometown community in the Chicago suburbs
Teaching body confidence to our children
Removing the sense of competition from fellow tall models
Robin’s experience working with her husband
Reclaiming her voice after losing it as a model: overcoming the fear
Finding a partner who can step up and hold space for your power
Succeeding as a female CEO in a room full of men
How Model Atelier became the official clothing line of the WNBA’s LA Sparks