She’s fearlessly beautiful, smart and successful. That’s rare, and she’s doing her best to change that.
With plus-sized, full-figured, curvy this-and-that popularized in recent years — only a handful — of its forerunners tickled my fancy. Obviously, Nadia Aboulhosn was one of them.
Best and simply described as a Half-Lebanese quadrithreat from Florida who migrated to New York City, Nadia Aboulhosn has done what many influential people tend to do: Inspire. Subsequently, she has been celebrated and discussed in an array of credible publications and was one of the beautiful models for GabiFresh’s Swimsuits For All Fatkini collection. Deservingly, the line was featured on Good Morning America. During our time together, what I enjoyed most about her is how she maintains the allure of the girl next door. She’s so easy to talk to, she laughs a lot, she eats fast food like the rest of us, and she’s selfless. It’s authentic. According to traditional industry standards (or hers), she is not really a model but at 5’2″ she stands tall and proud for what she believes in.
We picked Nadia as our first Woman of the Season, because she’s a trailblazer, and in this instance, she blazes a trail of disparity and limits to guide others with like-minds, spirits and hearts. We could have just written about her like everyone else has but, she’s worth more than that. We needed to create a new category.
We asked our Woman of the Season to curate a music playlist that best describes her personalities and this is what she came up with:
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Now, for some behind-the-scenes business:
As written in this HuffPo article, Nadia states:
[quote]Fashion doesn’t mean you have to be skinny. Fashion, to me, is feeling comfortable and confident in clothes that display your personality. That has nothing to do with weight, height, hair color or skin color. I’m a firm believer that when you figure out who you are as a person and what you want out of life, the need for acceptance from others minimizes. Society and self-imposed limits are the only factors stopping us from feeling like our complete selves. Acceptance is the true key to happiness.[/quote]
We couldn’t agree more. For more about Nadia Aboulhosn, visit her website. It is a website that portrays messages of self-respect, self-acceptance and self-empowerment along with images of her in clothing sent to her from fashion brands, vintage finds and reworked fashion. You’ll love her (more), if you don’t already.
Danielle Adefeso (Stylist)
Sheena She (MUA)
George Lee (Editorial Photographer)
Ahyende Sandy (Behind-the-Scenes Videographer)
Richardine Bartee (Behind-the-Scenes Photographer and Creative Director)
Nikita Clothing (Clothing Sponsors)
Lomography (Series Presenters)
For more Nadia Aboulhosn, just click here.