About Alysse Dalessandro

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Alysse Dalessandro is a plus size fashion blogger, writer, social influencer, designer, and professional speaker. After graduating with a double-major in Journalism and Gender Studies from Loyola University Chicago, this entrepreneur is best known as the founder of body positive fashion brand and personal style blog, Ready to Stare which she founded in 2012.

Bringing both a design and marketing background and a passion for social change to the table, Alysse is a trusted expert voice in the plus size fashion industry. Alysse has been featured on Good Morning America, VICE, Allure, People, Buzzfeed, Glamour and more. She’s been a contributing writer for BUSTLE, The Curvy Fashionista, On The Plus Side, The Lingerie Addictand FabUplus Magazine among others.

As an influencer, Alysse has had the opportunity to work with many brands who align with her personal mission of making fashion more inclusive. She represented Dia&Co. at the CURVYcon in 2017 and was also featured in their Fall marketing campaign. She served as a brand ambassador for Curvy Couture in 2016 at theCURVYcon and in 2017, she was the brand ambassador for Big Fig Mattress at the TCFStyleExpo. She has partnered with brands including JCPenney, Amazon, River Island, Lane Bryant, Torrid, Avenue and more.

She recently walked in dapperQ's fourth annual queer fashion show during New York Fashion Week. And she was named one of Cleveland Magazine’s 2018 Most Interesting People.

From product development to creative direction, she designed her own original collections for Ready to Stare through 2016. Though her focus is now blogging, she continues to sell popular items from past collections on her e-commerce site. One of her proudest moments as a designer was seeing Gabourey Sidibe wearing her designs on the cover of NYLON Magazine.

Ready to Stare has become a haven for those whom fashion has otherwise ignored. It's a space where individual style is celebrated and breaking the rules is encouraged.

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