It took just four seconds to fall in love with Shaholly. When seeing her for the first time, one is instantly captivated by her presence. Her right arm, which was missing since birth, is an obvious takeaway. But it’s quickly dismissed as you step closer to meeting her. She is unimaginably smart, beautiful to the touch and heartwarmingly open. She will never ask for pity with regard to her disability. Rather, in her daily life, she is an exhibition of artistry and grace. Today, wearing the Nude Pink Wrap one-piece by Ari South, she is mischievous in Pacific waters and her smile is infectious as the summer tide encircles her body. Unlike the rest of us, she knows no confines or barriers, no reason to ever say something can’t be done. And much like that of a first love, she could never be forgotten. 

Swimsuit: Nude Pink Wrap one-piece

Label: Ari South

Collection: Ari South SS17

Model: Shaholly Ayers, Brand Ambassador of Global Disability Inclusion

Agency: ADR Agency

MUA: Nathalie Kim of Salon Cookie Couture