“Marina Rinaldi celebrates the return of real women: passionate and seductive, beautiful and confident, elegant and proud of a newly found femininity.”

Over in Milan, Marina Rinaldi (the sister designer line to the Max Mara label) is is consistently delivering campaigns, look books and plus-size fashion that are both aspirational and inspirational.

For the re-launch of their flagship Milan boutique, Marina Rinaldi tapped 12 bloggers from across the globe to bring a fresh, contemporary and individual spin on their designs. Celebrating plus-size women, this campaign was created to bring attention to and awareness of the beauty that all women have, and I was honored and humbled to participate in this amazing campaign. The fact that so much international major press came out for this event spoke volumes to the reception of plus-size fashion.

From the US, Marina Rinaldi also invited The Curvy Fashionista, Gabi Fresh and Girl with Curves to participate. Photographed by the world renowned Riccardo Vimercati, each of us was shot in black and white headshots (his signature style) to capture our individual style and aesthetic.