“I Turned Negative Attention into Positive Attention” – 10 Year Old Nigerian Girl Bullied for Her Weight Debuts Plus-Size Clothing Line at New York Fashion Week



What does a 10 year old child do when constantly bullied about her weight? Cry, feel sorry for herself?
Well not Ify Egypt Ufele! Ify decided to build a fashion mansion from the bricks thrown her and today her work debuted at New York Fashion Week.

Ify , a 10 year old child is slightly chubbier than kids her age. As is usually the case her class mates bullied her -calling her all sorts of name.

This was what inspired Ify’s fashion line called ChubbiLine brand. Chibbiline is focused on African Inspired pieces for plus-sized individuals Ify started by sewing clothes for her dolls then went on to sew for adults.. She would draw out her designs in sketches then use her grandma’s sewing machine to bring them to life.

Ify is the first kid to showcase a plus size clothing line at New york Fashion Week. Her collection titled “Face the Sweet” features pieces for both adults and kids. Backstage she is hands on, helping models get ready to showcase her work.

In an interview with Today she explains her passion:

“People tell me I’m good at fashion,’ Ify said. ‘Sometimes I give my models ideas, and then we agree on it, and I end up making it. Being a designer and being at fashion shows are really exciting because you get a lot of attention, and a lot of people ask you what inspires you. I turned negative attention into positive attention!”





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