If Sex and The City taught us nothing, it’s that New Yorkers love their fashion.
Meet Egypt ‘Ify’ Ufele who, at just 10 years of age, is the city’s newest fashion sensation.
Ify was mercilessly teased about her weight in primary school, once she was even stabbed with a pencil.
Rather than letting the bullies drag her down, to empower herself, and other children like her, she started designing plus-sized clothes.
At first it she was just drawing and hand-stitching outfits for her dolls, then she graduated to her Grandmother’s sewing machine.
Ify then started to share photos of her work — for children and grown-ups — on her Instagram account (the handle is @bullychasers, by the way).
Over weekend, she launched her label ChubiiLine on the runway at small show for Full Blossom Magazine at New York Fashion Week.