Spreading the love: Nefferth of Mode Plus

by byanika on 29/05/2011 · 28 comments

in Nefferth of Mode Plus,spreading the love


Hi sweethearts! 

Last summer I started my Spreading the love-series where I feature lovely bloggers of all sizes. I started this series as a response to some of the drama going on in the blogosphere about what women are real and not. It was important to me to actively do something, to be clear on where I stand in my life, on and off line. I welcome all people in my life and in my blog. All I ask that we be respectful of each other.  

I am a self worth activist, supportive of everyones right to define their own worth and use what ever labels on them selves they choose, be that fat, curvy or straight sized, homosexual, heterosexual or transgendered. It is not the label I am interested in, my focus is the person. I have chosen to ask everyone I feature the same questions, regardless of their amount of followers and size, something that has caused some controversy, but that is ok. I welcome dialouge, that is what expands our horizons, love and understanding of each other. You can read my manifesto on self worth here: “Who gets to label my self worth? I do!”   

Today it is my absolute pleasure to spread the love for the stunning and soulful Nefferth of Mode Plus. Nefferth is my sister from my other mother. I have had the pleasure of bonding with Nefferth in London and Brussels, and am completely in love with her. 

Thank you for being such an inspiration and friend, Nefferth! 


Could you share with us your thoughts on fashion vs fatshion? 

I’m happy to see fashion companies making an effort to design for the curvier bodies. I do think designers should consider multiple variations on bodies. No body is the same and why should it be? On the other hand it’s a pity there’s still a division when it comes to what we call beautiful in combination with fashion. Fashion, in my opinion is about personal interpretation, having fun and experimenting. I’m hoping for the day that fashion will consistently embrace all kinds of beauty: fat/thin, small/tall, apple/pear, black/white. 


What is your philosophy with regard to fashion?

A couple a years ago I decided to stop following fashion rules in general and just to make up my own. I decided to stop and take a good look in the mirror. And you know what? I liked what I saw, for the first time in a long time. No more pointing out what doesn’t work but acknowledging the power of my personal beauty. I just want to be my own expert when it comes to my skin, I will not feel trapped to rules from another. I basically think a woman can wear whatever she wants as long she believes it herself.In truth it’s all about the fashion voice in your head that can make a great outfit into an unforgettable one.You wear the clothes, don’t let the clothes wear you. 


I would love for you to share three of your fave looks.

In general I’m all about practical and feeling comfortable without losing style. I’m a big fan of mixing thrift pieces with new material. And I don’t really believe it’s necessary to break the piggy bank to look stylish. As you can see from the looks, I experiment a little (much) with my hair too. Changing up hair styles is way for me to be bold. I call it the I-E Syndrome (introvert-exravert syndrome). I may be bold with my hairdo’s and fashion styles but I’m not bold around people. This is always a surprise to many. Fashion gives my introvert character a platform to express my creative extravert other.

How does blogging impact your life?

Starting in June 2010 I had no idea on what blogging meant. I’m still amazed on how much love I receive for posting outfit pictures of myself. Blogging can also be therapeutic. I may have a reader who shares the same background or experience. It makes me feel connected in life and with life. I met so many nice people and some very
beautiful ladies from all over the world, who I now can call my dear friends. Blogging enriches my soul. And opens up my creative eye for more. I can’t imagine blogging not being a part of my life anymore. 


Do you have a message for all the fashionloving ladies out there, whatever their size?

Invest in YOU. Not only you will benefit from it but you’re energy will touch other lives as well. If you believe and feel what you wear, you will wear the clothes and not let the clothes wear you. That’s why I’m a self-proclaimed Emotionista: I do fashion with my heart and I love it. Join me?

Thank you, Nefferth!

Go to the Spreading the love-page to enjoy the other features in this series, over 60 bloggers featured so far!


 I would love to connect with you!

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1 LittleRusNo Gravatar May 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm

This is such a brilliant idea about the interviews! And you both are amazing. Have a wonderful weekend, Anika! x
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byanika 2 byanikaNo Gravatar
May 31, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Thank you so much for your support! I hope your week is going well, lovely. xx


3 anita riotNo Gravatar May 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

So awesome that you did this with her! She is so amazing, i absolultely love her style and her blog. I couldnt agree more with not following fashion and just doing what you want while believing in yourself. :) Loved this interview :)



4 Kirstin MarieNo Gravatar
May 29, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Yay! I’m so happy you featured her!! She is one of my favorites. I love her confidence and her rockin style. She is such a beautiful person!

Thanks for your message-I wasn’t upset, I had no idea, I figured you did already. Anyway, I will be contacting you soon about something in June! :)

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5 OfeliaNo Gravatar May 29, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I love Nefferth, I followed and read her blog all the time. She has the most beautiful face and skin completion in blogger land! I also love her style and how she changes her hair style.
I agree with Nefferth when she says that trough blogging we find so many other people that share similar experiences or backgrounds as ourselves and for me that is the best part of blogging. Well I also love learning how other people live their lives and express themselves through fashion.
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6 DCNo Gravatar May 29, 2011 at 6:21 pm

I’m so happy that you featured her! Her blog and her style is amazing and she’s a beautiful inside and outside!!!
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7 DC(K)No Gravatar May 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm

I’m so happy that you featured her! Her blog and her style is amazing! She’s a beautiful person inside and outside!
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8 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar May 29, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Wow, my dear Nefferth, I don´t have to join you. I am already there:
Absolutely 100% with you: I’m a self-proclaimed Emotionista: I do fashion with my heart and I love it. Join me?
Thank you Anika for introducing Nefferth to me. I am off to see her blog inmediately.
Love you both.
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byanika 9 byanikaNo Gravatar
May 29, 2011 at 7:09 pm

I am so glad! I knew you would love her, she is made of the same stuff as us. I love you so much Sacramento, you are a blessing in my life. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


10 JamillahNo Gravatar
May 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Loooovely…she is so beautiful and I remember when you posted on your meetup at Big Mama’s.

Her answers are so sweet to your questions. I totally believe in all her tenets on fashion, “I do fashion with my heart.” Big smiles and hugs.


11 FashnlvrNo Gravatar
May 29, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Hey! I loved reading the answers Nefferth gave to the questions. I love that you do this series! Nefferth looks so sultry in that leopard dress!
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12 AmbujiNo Gravatar May 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Absolutely adore Nefferth’s style!! The first photo with the stunning hair, expression and to die for bow tie seems to be the essence of her-she is doing fashion thru her heart-a true Emotionista and “gets” the essence of style and fashion!!! She is fierce in her individualism and I admire her. Thanks for introducing Nefferth to us sweet Anika!! As always you continue to give the gift of love! I will definitely follow Nefferth.
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13 paulineNo Gravatar May 29, 2011 at 8:59 pm

really cool hair!!



14 BNo Gravatar May 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm

She’s amazing : a real beautiful woman !


15 RocquelleNo Gravatar
May 31, 2011 at 1:37 am

OMG, I LOVE her! She is one of my favorites, and adore her even more after reading this interview! I too am an introvert-extrovert at times; my style is always MORE extrovert than my shy personality. Cheers to being emotionistas!
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16 QuoNo Gravatar May 31, 2011 at 1:39 am

She’s really great. So beautiful and I absolutely love her style. Oh yeah, that hair rocks!
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17 Laura ConnellNo Gravatar May 31, 2011 at 11:04 pm

“Wear the clothes, don’t let the clothes wear you.” Excellent motto! She’s got a terrific sense of style, from the velvet bowtie to the gauzy leopard print. I am taking notes!
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June 1, 2011 at 2:52 am

What an absolutely stunning & smart beauty. I love Nefferth’s style. Yay! This is yet another wonderful feature Anika! Emotionista! I love that. Would love to meet her! (on my list of many bloggers to visit including YOU) -xxoo
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19 HaleyNo Gravatar June 1, 2011 at 8:28 am

She is very self-confident,I love her style
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20 StephanieNo Gravatar June 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm

This is a beautiful and inspiring series Anika.
You are spreading the love one blogger at a time, annd it is an absolute inspiration to me, and I am sure many other’s.
This women is beautiful and has a style all her own. (Much like you tee hee) Thank you so much for featuring her!



21 KaraNo Gravatar
June 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Wow, great interview! I remember reading your manifesto and loved what you said. I also love what Nefferth said in the end – invest in yourself. (And love the ‘emotionista’ tag!) Thanks for visiting my blog!

xx Kara
Sprinkles in Springs
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22 Best Of Palm BeachNo Gravatar
June 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Oh I love her! Totally inspiring and I relate to investing in yourself. Now not only am I a fellow self worth activist but now I am also an Emotionista-doing it from the heart!

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byanika 23 byanikaNo Gravatar
June 2, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I love it! So happy to connect with you, lovely.


24 SandraNo Gravatar June 3, 2011 at 1:20 am

Hi! This is my first time reading your blog. I loved this interview and I am slowly catching up with all your posts. Love your style!
All my best,


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