It’s easy to forget you are in the presence of one of the world’s highest paid supermodels when meeting Ashley Graham. Her booming laugh and infectious energy settle you into a warm sense of familiarity. Fabulously frank and refreshingly bold, the body activist and supermodel is reshaping fashion as we know it with her no-holds-barred attitude towards body positivity and self-love.
Dress, Dhs4,340; shoes, Dhs3,660, both Marina Rinaldi by Fausto Puglisi
It’s this uncanny relatability to women from all corners of the globe that has gained her a cool 8.1 million followers on Instagram.“I don’t have a persona that I put on, I am who I am,” she says of her undeniable magnetism, “It’s so much less exhausting to just be yourself on Social Media or TV and in person.”
Dress, Dhs6,920; shoes, Marina Rinaldi by Fausto Puglisi
With a jaw-dropping roster of career highlights including a Ted Talk on the power of self-acceptance, a book entitled A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like, a swimwear line, and even a Barbie in her own image, it seems the sky’s the limit for the 31-year-old American supermodel.
Dress, Dhs2,650, Marina Rinaldi by Fausto Puglisi
On her second trip to the region to celebrate the opening of Marina Rinaldi's brand new store in The Dubai Mall, BAZAAR follows the curvaceous body activist on her tour around Old Dubai as she soaks up the sun and rich culture, exploring everything from Arabian spices in the Souq to sampling fresh fruit from the Dubai Waterfront Market.
Dress, Dhs8,160. Marina Rinaldi by Fausto Puglisi Middle East Capsule Collection. Shoes, Dhs3,660, Marina Rinaldi by Fausto Puglisi
Wearing none other than her very own spring/summer 2019 Denim Capsule for Marina Rinaldi, and pieces from the sensational new Fausto Puglisi X Marina Rinaldi spring/summer 2019 and special Middle East lines, Ashley's body image revolution is clear.
Jacket, Dhs1,590; top, Dhs410; skirt, Dhs1,240, all Ashley Graham x Marina Rinaldi
Encouraging women and girls to get comfortable in their own skin via stretch denim and cleverly-crafted silhouettes that complement curves, it's a collection guaranteed to boost your confidence - whatever your shape or size.
Top, Dhs8,460 and trousers, Dhs6,210, both Marina Rinaldi x Fausto Puglisi Middle East Exclusive Capsule Collection
The Ashley Graham Spring/Summer 2019 Denim Capsule for Marina Rinaldi and the Spring/Summer 2019 Fausto Puglisi X Marina Rinaldi and special Middle East collections are available online and in stores across the region including the newly opened store at The Dubai Mall.