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Sophie Tweed-Simmons on her size, body shaming

Gene Simmons’ daughter, Sophie Tweed-Simmons, wants to give women of all sizes ‘confidence with affordable clothing.’Atisha Paulson for Yahoo Style Gene Simmons’ daughter, Sophie Tweed-Simmons, wants to give women of all sizes ‘confidence with affordable clothing.’

Sophie Tweed-Simmons, the 22-year-old daughter of legendary KISS bassist Gene Simmons, isn’t afraid to use her assets to promote her passions.

The brunette beauty is hoping to join the ranks of designers like Stella McCartney with her new clothing collection, Sophie x TheStyleClub, a line of separates for average and plus-sized women.

“I felt like I really had the chance to give girls confidence with affordable clothing,” she told Yahoo Style in a new profile. “If you have a platform, you should use it.”

The collection, which launched in October, features clothes like sequined skirts and flattering, fluttery tops — all priced at no more than $ 115.

“A lot of the designers that I love don’t fit me,” Tweed-Simmons told Yahoo Style, adding that her size often fluctuates between U.S. size 8 through size 12.

Tweed-Simmons says she’s against retouching photos. Atisha Paulson for Yahoo Style Tweed-Simmons says she’s against retouching photos. Enlarge Sophie Tweed-Simmons, daughter of KISS rocker Gene Simmons and aspiring fashion designer, says that she refuses to be body shamed or photoshopped. Atisha Paulson for Yahoo Style Sophie Tweed-Simmons, daughter of KISS rocker Gene Simmons and aspiring fashion designer, says that she refuses to be body shamed or photoshopped. Enlarge

Sophie Tweed-Simmons says that she refuses to be body shamed or photoshopped.

As a teenager, Tweed-Simmons was scrutinized for her weight and when she was 17, an image of her in a bikini was even splashed across the cover of British tabloid the Daily Mail with the caption, “Gene Simmons’ plus-size daughter.”

Even with the intense media scrutiny, Tweed-Simmons, whose mother is former Playboy model Shannon Tweed, has kept her cool.

“I grew up as a chubby kid and into a curvy girl,” she said. “I have cellulite, stretch marks and freckles — and that’s fine with me.”

In fact, she says she’s perfectly happy in a larger size, and refuses to have her images digitally manipulated.

The budding designer says she fluxtuates in size, but doesn’t want to ‘kill myself’ with working out.Atisha Paulson for Yahoo Style The budding designer says she fluxtuates in size, but doesn’t want to ‘kill myself’ with working out. ‘A lot of the designers that I love don't fit me,’ Sophie Tweed-Simmons says.Atisha Paulson for Yahoo Style ‘A lot of the designers that I love don’t fit me,’ Sophie Tweed-Simmons says.
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  • The budding designer says she fluxtuates in size, but doesn’t want to ‘kill myself’ with working out.
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“I like eating cookies and food,” she told the site. “I like the treadmill, but I don’t want to kill myself,” she added, and said size 8 is her “happy place.”

Each piece of clothing in her new line was named after a strong female role model, like the Hillary turtleneck or the Oprah sweater.

“I think girls who say they’re not a feminist are wrong,” Tweed-Simmons said. “Being a woman living in this day and age, you’re living all of these achievements of women who came before you, of women who’ve blazed the train for you.”

Read the full interview at Yahoo Style

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