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By Alannah O’Neill ELLE catches up with the owner of Allistyle, Pamela Shainhouse, to talk fashion for full-figured women.

Why did you start Allistyle? "My daughter Alli passed away in July of 2006 from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She was 26 when she passed. While she was going through her treatment she gained 80 pounds and there was nothing out there in the Canadian market that she would wear. Most of the clothing was – she called it "Polly and Esther." It was like wearing your grandmother’s clothes.  We talked about starting a line while she was going through chemotherapy. When she passed away I continued on."