About Me

Hey, I'm Emma Victoria. Plus Size Blogger, Body Positive Advocate and generally all round mad woman. I live in a quirky village in The Weald in the South East UK.

Why Did I Start Blogging?
I haven’t really got much of a ‘back story’ as to why, some friends just suggested I give it a go, so I just sort of did! Anchors Away originally started as Cupcake Beauty, predominantly focused on make-up and beauty, but it sort of evolved much more into fashion and body positivity so the blog changed into what it is now… Anchors Away Beauty!

What is my fashion style?
My fashion has varied a lot over the last few years, I only really started focusing on fashion when I returned back to college in September 2013; I used to be the girl in the jeans and tee, which was absolutely fine, until I felt unhappy in my own skin. I wanted to feel happy and fashionable but still be pleasing to the fact I was and still am a larger lady – hence what got me so into fashion, I wanted to see what flattered my body, what made me feel happy in my own skin.

My fashion varies a lot from 1950’s rockabilly and dresses from Collectif Clothing, to modern day fashion from companies such as New Look, Simply Be, Yours Clothing and many others.

How did I get to where I am now?
I was bullied a lot during my years in education, which has really shaped me as a person. I feel like I'm on a constant personal mission to prove myself to the world, but more importantly to the ones who expected nothing of me from school. The people who treated me like I was worth nothing and made me feel depressed and put me into a horrible place as a teenager.

I've worked very hard to get where I am now, I've fought many battles to be happy and achieve what I can to the best of my ability.

What can you expect to see on the blog?All sorts if I'm honest! Fashion, Make-up, Reviews, Guest Posts, Fitness, Health – I sort of have an anything goes policy for my blog; if it’s something I want to talk about, it will go on the blog.