ASHLEY

‘Ditch The Sizes, Wear What You Want’

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Queen of con­fi­dence Ashley Gra­ham is our go-to for feel­good mantras. Now, in a bid to de­mol­ish stereo­types and trans­form the per­cep­tion of body im­age, she’s writ­ten an en­tire book of es­says about how she cracked the in­dus­try and con­tin­ues to break the mould. She’s full of con­fi­dence-boost­ing ad­vice… No Rules Ap­ply

‘If you’re talk­ing about white jeans or nude leg­gings, hor­i­zon­tal stripes, body-cons – any­thing. I’ve worn it all. Wear what you want.’ Lose The Clothes

‘walk­ing around your house butt-naked builds your con­fi­dence. you have to see the things that you were told were imperfect your whole life. you ac­tu­ally see it and deal with it. don’t hide it away.’ Ditch The Num­bers ‘Who cares about the num­ber that’s in­side your jeans?’ says Ashley. ‘If clothes are mak­ing you feel bad about your body, go ahead and buy a big­ger size. It re­ally does help your con­fi­dence.’ Be Kind To Your­self ‘talk to your­self in the mir­ror. it feels corny at first, and even fake,’ ad­mits Ashley, ‘but you fake it ’til you make it! it doesn’t come overnight, but if you keep work­ing at it, even­tu­ally you’ll be­lieve it. if my lower pooch is re­ally puff­ing out that day, i say: “lower pooch, you are cute.”’ Em­brace What You’ve Been Given ‘I got most of my con­fi­dence by hav­ing a mother who never said: “I don’t like this or this”,’ says Ashley. ‘It was just: “You’ve got to love what you have be­cause it’s the only body you’ve been given”.’

A New Model: What Con­fi­dence, Beauty, and Power Re­ally Look Like by Ashley Gra­ham, out 15 June

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