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I'm A Plus-Size Model. Here's What A Week In My Life Is Like.

Prevention Logo By Melinda Parrish of Prevention | Slide 1 of 5: On days that I'm not on set or traveling, like today, I try to write for my blog and connect with people who would make interesting subjects for my posts. Today I'm interviewing celebrity stylist Denise Caldwell, who is also the spokeswoman for Fit for Me by Fruit of the Loom, a major sponsor of Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek®). I met her a few weeks ago at the Fit for Me FFFWeek press preview event.Denise and I connect by phone for the better part of an hour, discussing her background, her career, and what it's like to be up-close-and-personal with celebrities. She works with clients ranging from A-list celebs preparing for formal events to "real women" she performs makeovers on. She's a big believer in foundational garments: "You have to make sure you have great underwear that's going to smooth and achieve the correct shape for an outfit," Denise explains. "The clothing is just the top layer."After my interview with Denise, I spend time going over my notes, refining some of the highlights that I want to mention in the piece. I usually walk away from my notes for several days to let everything marinate before I start writing. I find that bigger, better insights and ideas come forth if the piece has some room to breathe! So I move on to catching up on email, going over my editorial calendar, and doing other administrative tasks in preparation for my busy week ahead. (Psst! Here are seven habits of super-productive people.)

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On days that I'm not on set or traveling, like today, I try to write for my blog and connect with people who would make interesting subjects for my posts. Today I'm interviewing celebrity stylist Denise Caldwell, who is also the spokeswoman for Fit for Me by Fruit of the Loom, a major sponsor of Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek®). I met her earlier this year at the Fit for Me FFFWeek press preview event.

Denise and I connect by phone for the better part of an hour, discussing her background, her career, and what it's like to be up-close-and-personal with celebrities. She works with clients ranging from A-list celebs preparing for formal events to "real women" she performs makeovers on. She's a big believer in foundational garments: "You have to make sure you have great underwear that's going to smooth and achieve the correct shape for an outfit," Denise explains. "The clothing is just the top layer."

After my interview with Denise, I spend time going over my notes, refining some of the highlights that I want to mention in the piece. I usually walk away from my notes for several days to let everything marinate before I start writing. I find that bigger, better insights and ideas come forth if the piece has some room to breathe! So I move on to catching up on email, going over my editorial calendar, and doing other administrative tasks in preparation for my busy week ahead. (Psst! Here are seven habits of super-productive people.)

© Photograph courtesy of Melinda Parrish

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