What they say about me:
CeCe Olisa lives by her personal mantra, “don’t wait on your weight to live the life you want”. Named one of the “Top 10 New York Fashion Bloggers” by WhoWhatWear and a “person who proves you can be fit at any size” by MTV, CeCe helps women build confidence through wellness, beauty and fashion. An influencer, turned entrepreneur, CeCe’s successful companies include: theCURVYcon, a convention celebrating body positivity and plus size fashion during New York Fashion Week and Cocoa by CeCe, a body positive beauty company. CeCe currently resides in New York City.
What I say about myself
First giving honor to God, who is the head of my life. I’m the oldest of three girls. My father is Nigerian, my mother is Black American. I was born and raised in California. When I moved to New York City, I quickly realized that a girl like me had to work a little harder and be a little smarter in order to reach my goals. I had unique challenges as a plus size girl. From dating, to job hunting to finding wide calf boots, things were different for me. I needed a place to sort through my own feelings of insecurity. So, I started a blog as a hobby where I could write about fashion, fitness, dating and living in New York City from a curvy girl’s perspective. From the beginning, I’ve had a community of passionate and insightful women who have come along with me on my journey (if you’ve been with me from the beginning, thank you!). As my work made an impact in the world, I’ve been super humbled to model and work with brand partners including: Nike, Loft, Ford Motor Company, the New York City tourism board and so many more.
INFLUENCER // ENTREPRENEUR
I like to say I’m 51% creative and 49% business. As an influencer, I get to lean into my creative side—I love telling stories through photos, videos and writing. As an entrepreneur I get to lean into my business side—I enjoy building successful companies like theCURVYcon and CoCoa by CeCe. I can’t wait to continue sharing my personal and professional evolution with you here.
Doll Butter is here!
COCOA BY CECE
It is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to my new company, Cocoa by CeCe and our first product… Doll Butter.
I’m pleased to announce that I have signed a contract to be a brand ambassador for FORD Motor Company! It feels REALLY good to join the FORD family as they roll out this Historic Ford Maverick® – now a hybrid truck! As I work to launch Doll Butter I’ll be driving a First Edition Ford Maverick® Hybrid truck around New York City. Keep up with my adventures on Instagram.
In 2013 I made my first plus size workout video on youtube, I prayed that Nike would someday want to work with me…
My Journey Is Just Getting Started
Cut + Clarity
It's official! I'm an ambassador for luxury jewelry company, Cut + Clarity!
I’ve curated an incredible “Self Love Collection” with my favorite pieces, including The dainty mini name plate necklace, that I wear every single day. Use code CECE for 10% off your purchase
It’s important to know the difference between what’s personal and what’s private.
I always have Prosecco chilled in my fridge – this way I’m always prepared to celebrate!
All the fun facts
01. Favorite TV Show
02. Guilty Pleasure
90’s Pop Music (*NSYNC forever!)
03. Fave City
04. Platform of choice
05. Starbucks order
Cortado (with cream, not milk!)
06. Place to shop
07. When I’m not working