Store Manager Carmen Yammine came into The Photo Studio Australia to get in front of the camera and prove she was confident in her own skin.
For a long time, Carmen would hide from being in front of the camera, not feeling self-assured enough. She wanted to prove that she could overcome these fears and help other women with similar issues.
“I wanted to showcase and embrace my curves and in doing so I chose some clothing items that I felt confident and sexy in. For example, we went for the tight black dress and crop-top overalls. “ Says Carmen.
Her own styling involves bodycon and curve-hugging garments to show off her figure. Carmen says others who have paved the way for a rise in curvier models constantly motivate her.
“My biggest inspiration came from Ashley Graham. She couldn’t care less about what people said about her body, she conquered the modeling industry and allowed me to gain that confidence to get in from of that camera.”
“I also gained inspiration from the Kardashian family in terms of their sense of style and fashion. I love that everything they wear is in the trends and hugs the curves.”
Just as Carmen draws inspiration from models and celebrities with curves, she hopes her conviction will go on to inspire others to take a risk.
“I want people to look at the confidence shown in my photos and feel inspired to get out of their comfort zone and try something new. Be happy, feel sexy and do not worry about what other people think.”