Interviews

The Interview — Gabi Gregg, Blogger, GabiFresh.com

Blogger, GabiFresh.com

Gabi Gregg is a LA-based brand consultant, designer and blogger who started her site GabiFresh.com in 2008 after noticing the lack of fashion resources for plus size young women. One of the first blogs of its kind, GabiFresh mixes style advice, outfits, and body positivity while rejecting outdated fashion rules. Gabi revolutionized the market when she popularized plus size bikinis, designing her debut collection for SwimsuitsForAll in 2013. She has contributed to Vogue.it, Refinery29, xoJane, and Rookie Mag, and was the first plus size contributing editor at InStyle Magazine in 2012. Follow Gabi on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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July 13, 2015

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Your greatest achievement:

Gabi

Creating a successful swimwear line. There’s no better feeling than seeing designs I sketched on my couch end up on thousands of girls around the world.

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What do you love most about your work?

Gabi

The ability to be creative on my own terms, I love not having a boss! And the fact that I’ve found an authentic way to pursue a career in fashion where I actually feel like I’m helping women improve their self-esteem.

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One piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self:

Gabi

Stop dieting.

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Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession:

Gabi

I just went to Bar Pintxo in Santa Monica, everything was delicious. The best tapas I’ve had in LA.

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Your dream dinner party guest:

Gabi

Drew Barrymore—I think she’s such a smart, amazing woman and I’ve always wanted to be her friend!

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Where does your credit card get the most use (feel free to name a store, activity, restaurant, online store, etc)?

Gabi

ASOS.com. I’m terrible. I get a box from ASOS almost weekly!

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On Sunday, we’ll find you wearing:

Gabi

An oversized tee with leggings and sneakers, because I usually spend Sundays lounging.

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Your favorite restaurant for brunch and your go-to order:

Gabi

Nothing beats brunch from Coney Island in Detroit (where I’m from). I always get scrambled eggs with bacon and grits.

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Your celebrity crush?

Gabi

Samira Wiley from Orange is the New Black. She just has this aura. And that smile!

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The skill or sport you’re dying to learn:

Gabi

Kickboxing! It’s been on my to-do list forever.