It is really difficult for me to summate what Mia meant to me because
she meant so much. She was a friend, a confidant, and the face of Monif
C. Mia and I were partners in that she brought my vision to life like
no one else could and in many ways our work together means we are
forever linked. Where ever I go, people always tell me, you know that
model on your website, she is stunning…or I buy anything Mia
models…or it feels so good to see a woman that looks like me modeling
your clothes. And she would tell me she couldn’t go anywhere without
someone recognizing her as “the Monif C. model”.
I believe though that everything in life happens for a reason and there
was definitely a larger plan at work in our relationship. Women
worldwide looked at Mia’s pictures as their battle cry to feel more
confident. A real tribute to who she was is seeing the numerous
Facebook pages, blogs, websites, many of them even from overseas, that
feature pictures of Mia in Monif C. clothes. That tells me that what
Mia and I did together was much more than just modeling or selling
clothes but about creating something for women that look like us to step
out of their comfort zones and feel good about themselves. Knowing
Mia’s genuine love and compassion for others, it was absolutely natural
that is what her life’s work became. It only makes sense that she will
forever be a symbol of what it is to use your life to help and uplift
others. I can only hope we will all be inspired to continue her legacy.
Mia, I love you….until we meet again…
For more on Mia go to PLUS Model Magazine.