Monday, July 20, 2015

"Plus-size? More Like My Size" - Ashley Graham, TEDxBerkleeValencia and Free Lane Bryant Invitation!

Internationally-known body activist, model and entrepreneur, Ashley Graham, describes her journey into fashion industry stardom. She doesn't leave out any gritty details, as she describes the challenging and rewarding progression toward becoming her own role model. Inspiring body confidence in the next generation, Ashley expresses the need for the universal embrace of body diversity as beauty paradigms continue to shift.

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Ashley Graham, 27, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and discovered in a mall at the age of 12. Her natural beauty and effervescent personality led to her signing with an international modeling agency at the age of 13, launching her successful, diverse career. Ashley has worked in numerous areas of the fashion industry including editorial, catalogue, runway, commercial, television and film. Recently she stared in #CurvesinBikinis, a campaign with swimsuitsforall that made her the first plus size model to appear in an ad in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition. Recently, she was one of five models included in’s “The Best Lingerie Comes in All Sizes” feature. As a role model and body activist, Ashley is regularly invited to speak at numerous high schools and girls’ groups about body image, self-acceptance and female empowerment.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

You're Invited to Celebrate Lane Bryant's Grand Re-Opening at Destiny USA
Join Lane Bryant at an Exclusive Grand Opening Preview Event

Lane Bryant,

SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lane Bryant, the nation's leading women's special size apparel retailer, is excited to announce the Grand Re-Opening of the brand's location at Destiny USA in Syracuse, NY.

To celebrate, Lane Bryant invites you to a Grand Re-Opening Preview Event on Friday, July 24 from 4-6PM! Enjoy an exclusive look at our newest collection and two wardrobe giveaways. Plus, those who make a $75 or more purchase in store will receive a FREE #ImNoAngel tote, while supplies last.

Can't make the party? Those who visit the Destiny USA location throughout the weekend will have the chance to win one of (25) $25 Lane Bryant Gift Cards each day.

Destiny USA Grand Re-Opening Preview Event
Destiny USA
9736 Destiny USA Drive
Syracuse, NY 13290
July 24, 2015

About Lane Bryant®: Lane Bryant® is the nation's leading women's special size apparel retailer, providing stylish and high-quality fashion in sizes 14-28. The Lane Bryant collection includes a wide selection of career to fashion conscious apparel as well as accessories, footwear, hosiery and Cacique® intimate apparel. Lane Bryant® fashions are available nationwide at its 775 Lane Bryant stores, and online. Lane Bryant is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASNA). Please visit and for store locations and the latest fashion trend information.

SOURCE Lane Bryant

CONTACT: Paul Wilmot Communications, 212.206.7447: Heather Schmidt, or Heather Skolnik,

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