Irish plus-size model shares the VERY revealing outtakes from her stunning shoot featured in Vogue Italia as she calls on women to ‘love their cellulite’

A plus-size model has stripped off for a candid swimwear shoot in a bid to encourage women to ‘love their cellulite’.

Irish model Tia Duffy, from Dublin, bared all for the shoot which was featured in Vogue Italia, and has shared the stunning images with Femail in the hope that it will help to boost diversity within the fashion industry.

The 28-year-old posed alongside Karyn Inder in the stunning beach shoot by fashion photographer Maya Sherwood as part of her #BeBodyAware campaign.

Tia, a UK size 14 who has walked the runway for designers including Lesley Hampton, can be seen posing in a series of stripped-back shots wearing nothing but a skimpy black swimsuit and a loose-fitting shirt alongside Karyn.

Irish model Tia Duffy, from Dublin (left) bared all for a shoot alongside Karyn Inder. The pictures were featured in Vogue Italia, and Tia has shared the stunning images with Femail in a bid to encourage women to 'love their cellulite'

Irish model Tia Duffy, from Dublin (left) bared all for a shoot alongside Karyn Inder. The pictures were featured in Vogue Italia, and Tia has shared the stunning images with Femail in a bid to encourage women to ‘love their cellulite’

Twenty-eight-year-old Tia (back), posed alongside Karyn Inder in the stunning beach shoot with fashion photographer Maya Sherwood as part of her #BeBodyAware campaign which she launched last year

Twenty-eight-year-old Tia (back), posed alongside Karyn Inder in the stunning beach shoot with fashion photographer Maya Sherwood as part of her #BeBodyAware campaign which she launched last year

Explaining her decision to take part in the shoot, Tia told Femail: ‘I myself have been photoshopped over the years to the point where I didn’t even recognise myself.

‘I created Be Body Aware to take that control back and educate all parties on a shoot from the stylist, to the photographer to the make-up artist.’

Speaking about her past experience with being edited in fashion shoots, Toronto-based Tia added: ‘It was horrifying at times to see myself in an image with a different nose or a smaller waist.

 

‘It is important for me as a model to have an organisation like Be Body Aware. We challenge designers and photographers to challenge themselves and in doing so everyone wins.’

Tia said of her latest shoot for the fashion bible: ‘The images [that appear in Vogue Italia] are retouched as the photographer believes that retouching the images is part of the art of photography. 

‘[But] what she did do, however, was retouch the images in a way that didn’t alter body shapes or hide our cellulite or body shapes. Which is very important to educate people on these days.

Tia, a UK size 12/14 who has walked the runway for designers including Lesley Hampton, can be seen posing in a series of stripped-back shots wearing nothing but a skimpy black swimsuit and a loose-fitting shirt alongside Karyn (right)

 

Tia, a UK size 12/14 who has walked the runway for designers including Lesley Hampton, can be seen posing in a series of stripped-back shots wearing nothing but a skimpy black swimsuit and a loose-fitting shirt alongside Karyn (right)

Explaining her decision to take part in the shoot, Tia (left) told Femail: 'I myself have been photoshopped over the years to the point where I didn't even recognise myself'

Tia (left) and Karyn Inder

Explaining her decision to take part in the shoot, Tia (left) told Femail: ‘I myself have been photoshopped over the years to the point where I didn’t even recognise myself’

Tia (left) explained: 'I created Be Body Aware [campaign] to take that control back and educate all parties on a shoot from the stylist, to the photographer to the make-up artist'

Tia (left) explained: ‘I created Be Body Aware [campaign] to take that control back and educate all parties on a shoot from the stylist, to the photographer to the make-up artist’

‘At Be Body Aware we are trying to encourage designers and photographers to come on board everyday. Although I do think images that are totally untouched are refreshing, the 100 photographers that we surveyed voiced their opinions and said that retouching can be done in a way that doesn’t change the appearance of a model.

‘These photographers are going to university for years and learning about the art of retouching and we must understand just as a painter uses different tools and brushes to paint, a photographers tool is photoshop.

‘Having become very familiar myself with the photoshop app, I see the differences between using it to enchance light and using it to make models appear thinner.’ 

She added: ‘It’s our job at Be Body Aware to work between finding that balance and still making sure the images are as honest as possible yet they are still works of art and the photographer doesn’t feel chained.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4583754/Irish-plus-size-model-reveals-UNRETOUCHED-Vogue-images.html#ixzz4m9dtrfu3
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