I'm Featured on The Truth Renaissance

By Alysse Dalessandro
on January 30, 2018
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I'm Featured on THE TRUTH RENAISSANCE
If you've been following me for the past year, it's no surprise that I am a big fan of working with photographer Benjamin A. Pete. Many of my favorite plus size fashion images have been captured by Ben. He is a photographer who understands how to capture the essence of his subjects and he is really easy to work with. He has also become a great friend to me over this past year of working together even though we live 400 miles away. 

Ben is so much more than just a photographer. He's a true creative and in addition to shooting, he interviews individuals on his website, The Truth Renaissance. Through these interviews, hreally dives into important topics and our conversation is no exception. We cover everything from my proudest moments and style inspirations to how men can be better allies.  

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I'm One of Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting People of 2018!

By Alysse Dalessandro
on January 02, 2018
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I'm One of Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting People of 2018!
Just two days into 2018 and I already have an exciting accomplishment to share! I was one of 30 people selected as one of Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting People of 2018. The annual list is one of the magazine's most anticipated issues and definitely a coveted list to be on.

Although I was on the list with celebrities like Savannah James and Isaiah Thomas, I was most excited to be on the list with my boyfriend, Giovonni Santiago (who is a transgender advocate)! We discovered on our first date that we had both been selected for Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting People of 2018 based on our accomplishments over the past year and we couldn't believe it. But at the same time, it made total sense because we are both very passionate and driven in our respective fields.

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I'm featured on Stile.Foto.Cibo's Fashionably Femme!

By Alysse Dalessandro
on November 08, 2017

I'm featured on Stile.Foto.Cibo's Fashionably Femme!

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Dannie Levine-Moore from the blog Stile.Foto.Cibo to shoot a feature for her Fashionably Femme series. Dannie's blog and the Fashionably Femme series is designed to increase femme visibility and as a queer fat femme, that's something I am so down to represent!
I was told to wear whatever expresses my style and as soon as Dannie told me that, I knew I had the perfect outfit! Check out the outfit details below. All images are by Levine-Moore Photography. And don't forget to check out my full Fashionably Femme feature here

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I Modeled for Dia&Co!

By Alysse Dalessandro
on October 05, 2017

I Modeled for Plus Size Fashion Brand Dia&Co!

A few weeks back, I traveled to New York City for the CURVYcon on behalf of plus size fashion brand Dia&Co. While I was there, I had the opportunity to shoot a lookbook on fall sweaters with the Dia&Co team. The styling of the shoot and the attention to every detail was by far my favorite part and that shouldn't surprise you at all because Dia&Co is a plus size styling service
Last week, these images starting popping up online as advertisements which was totally surreal! Below you'll find a few of the ads and all of the photos by Terry Doyle but first a little bit on my experience as a true model for the first time.

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My Print Plus Size Fashion Editorial in SLiNK Magazine

By Alysse Dalessandro
on August 11, 2017


It's not often I see a body like mine, short and visibly fat, in the pages of a fashion magazine. I had the amazing opportunity to create a fashion multi-page editorial and feature for UK-based SLiNK Magazine and I have to say that this is one of my proudest accomplishments.  

I have fought to not only show others but also my own self doubt that I deserve to have a place in fashion. This is the same doubt that kept me from applying to fashion school. And now here I am in the pages of a magazine in a feature that I modeled and styled. I have a voice and a vision in fashion that's worthy of being seen and heard. Walking into Barnes & Noble and flipping through multiples pages of my own work, was pretty damn satisfying. I appreciate SLiNK for giving me this opportunity to show what I can do.

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