Popular Media Personality, Tolu Oniru-Demuren, better known as Toolz, has launched a lingerie line for fuller-size women.
The well-known On-Air-Personality (OAP), who announced this via her Instagram account on Wednesday, said the brand, Sablier, a premium fuller bust lingerie line – which is French for ‘hourglass’ – was created to cater to the often overlooked plus-size market.
She wrote: “Super excited to announce that I’ve just launched Sablier – a premium lingerie line for fuller bust women.
It took a few years of blood, sweat and tears, but so thankful to God that it’s finally here!
Our sizes are from 34D and go up to 42J (for now). A lot of our bras are around N6000 to N8000 so quite affordable!! Thank you sooo much to the team that helped make my dream come true!! Photographer: Emmanuel Oyeleke
Creative Direction: Caroline Chinakwe
Hair provided by: Lautress Hair
Hair styled by: Aircraft
Shoes: Gbemisoke Shoes
Models: Praise, Britney and Loveth (from Plus Size Fashion Week Africa) and Toolz
Check us out at www.shopsablier.com or @shopsablier”
While reflecting on her experience growing up as a full-bodied woman, Toolz further detailed her journey towards accepting her body shape and size.
“The journey to accepting my body hasn’t been easy. As a curvy girl, you tend to feel out of place – my body type wasn’t the hot thing back then. I just didn’t fit in,” she said.
“I want ladies, irrespective of their size or body types, to be confident and love themselves, and essentially embrace their beautiful, because beauty is from within and is not dependent on what society dictates.”
Toolz also opened up on the loss of her baby during an exclusive interview with Genevieve Magazine and the pain she experienced coupled with her incredible journey to healing, following a life-changing experience, and battles with depression.
Read excerpts below:
On losing her baby: She said:
“I’ve never spoken about it because it was very painful, and it’s still very difficult for me to talk about it.”
On having a fairytale marriage: Her reply was:
“I’m a die-hard romantic, so I did think marriage was going to be like a Disney movie….no arguments, birds singing every morning. (Laughs) To be honest It’s not quite like that, but I’m very happy. I think what I love most about being married is being part of this team. It’s amazing knowing that whatever I’m going through good/bad – someone will always be there with me to hold my hand or cheer me on.”