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Style Tastemakers

We are always inspired and amazed by the extraordinary lives of those within the Dia community. Over the following weeks, we'll introduce you to the first in our Style Tastemakers series along with their favorite styles available at dia.com.

Emme Emme

SUPERMODEL & ADVOCATE

Emme

Known for three decades as the award-winning groundbreaking American supermodel, Emme was twice selected as one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People, a Revlon spokesperson, and named by Oprah Magazine as the “Godmother of the full-figured industry.”

Today, she is a trusted voice in the beauty, wellness, fashion, and news industries and recognized globally as a lead influencer for positive body image and self-esteem.

Emme was the first celebrity advocate to speak before a Congressional subcommittee to increase public awareness of eating and body image disorders. As a social reformer, she is a sought-after expert for TV, radio, magazines, and podcasts. The author of 5 books, a clean beauty advocate, ICF wellness coach, and consultant.

Emme’s latest mission is the launch of her 501c3 charity, the True Beauty Foundation whose mission is to fortify youth mental wellness by providing programs and events designed to champion positive body image and self-esteem.

Emme is a long time Ambassador of the National Eating Disorders Association, honorary board member of the Model Alliance, honorary board member of Project Heal, and Kent School Trustee.

Raised in Saudi Arabia, Emme is a mom and a passionate traveler. Her love for nature and fitness fuels her active lifestyle, which includes snowshoeing, boogie boarding, hiking, camping, biking, swimming, and can be found daydreaming about kite surfing.

“To feel extraordinary and free in our bodies to live our most inspired lives possible.”

Q & A

Get to Know Emme

HOW DOES A GREAT OUTFIT MAKE YOU FEEL?

Like I can handle all the goodness coming at me and all the challenges with ease and grace.  A great outfit gives me a skip in my step and the guts to step up to opportunities when they knock or when I walk on a stage in front of 10 thousand people.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?

Classic-Chic with twists of Rocker-chic thrown in to keep me interested.

Is there a brand/style you'd love to wear that doesn't exist yet in plus?

Roberto Cavalli!

What are you excited to add to your 2023 wardrobe?

Super special white shirts a la Anne Fontaine, slides in black suede, and fabulous dresses.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT 11 HONORÉ | DIA & CO INTEGRATING AND BECOMING THE PREMIER DESTINATION FOR PLUS FASHION?

Congratulations by the way! Having you both come together allows me the ease of finding necessary essentials or designer event dressing, all in one place! Now that's service!

IS THERE A CHARITY YOU'D LIKE TO SPOTLIGHT IN THE NEW YEAR?

The one I founded in 2022, the True Beauty Foundation, our mission is to improve youth mental wellness. Learn more at www.truebeautyfoundation.org

Keep up with Emme's work, life & style on Instagram @theofficialemme and at www.truebeautyfoundation.org

PHOTO CREDITS

Main ImageLily Cummings

From left to right: Anastasia Garcia Photography, Lily Cummings, & Heath Latter.
Final Image: Lynda Sheeter

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