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Hannah
16th September 2009, 00:23
I don't know if anyone else has seen the pictures yet, but Barbara Brickner has joined Valerie in the Fall 2009 campaign for Nordstrom.

Here is Barbara's first new Nordstrom image in several seasons, and a link to the page:

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/11/_5928091.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3065512/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007135?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007135&P=1

It also comes with a back view.


There are also many images of Valerie. She is, of course, far prettier than any of the other blondes at Nordstrom, but how I wish these pictures had been taken just one short year ago, when she was a size 16 or 18. Then, they may have been the most gorgeous Valerie pictures of all time.

This image, at least, suggests her womanly hips (her best figure feature):

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/3/_5908603.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3041636/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007135?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007135&P=1


I love her hairstyle in this photo.

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/large/15/_5907655.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3020101/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007060?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007060&P=2


Here she is in something uncommonly daring. I do love her soft, fair hair and her white complexion. Everything looks good against that dazzling, delicate skin.

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/1/_5907641.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3018173/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007135?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007135&P=1


At least Valerie's figure gives a little shape to these tops:

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Medium/12/_5929012.jpg http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Medium/0/_5907940.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3037262/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007060?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007060&P=2
http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3038414/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007060?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007060&P=1


Beautiful in this dress:

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/0/_5905220.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3044708/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007060?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007060&P=2


Look at the interesting MUA work in this picture, especially the lip colour:

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/10/_5903270.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3029694/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007060?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007060&P=3


She looks kind of aristocratic here:

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/2/_5908462.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3056699/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007060?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007060&P=2


But this is probably my favourite of the campaign. She looks so sweet and gentle and natural here - truly angelic.

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Gigantic/3/_5907663.jpg


Valerie's images are also in rotation on the Nordstrom plus-size shop's cover page. If you browse the Nordstrom site, you'll find many more lovely pictures of her.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/C/6007059/0~2376776~2374327~6007059?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=leftnav&pbo=2374327

Chad
2nd October 2009, 13:22
Browsing through the Nordstrom site turns up several more images of both Barbara and Valerie. This picture shows Mrs. Brickner in a similar outfit to the one posted above:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3065511/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007060?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007060&P=1

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/16/_5928176.jpg

The reverse view is more curve-accentuating:

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/1/_5928181.jpg

Speaking of which, here's the reverse view of the image in the first post:

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/16/_5928096.jpg


Here's another new item:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3064524/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007060?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007060&P=1

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/17/_5928077.jpg


For Valerie's part, her best image in this campaign is probably the following landing-page photo, which shows at least a trace of her hips/thighs, which may be her only remaining plus features. Beautiful photo, especially with the soft hairstyle, and the chiaroscuro lighting:

http://i35.tinypic.com/1zcjndu.jpg

A trace of curves remaining in this photo:

http://content.nordstrom.com/images/store/boutique/plus_shop/2009/0817/main1.jpg

A cute picture in a pink chemise,

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3028381/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007135?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007135&P=1

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/large/2/_5907182.jpg

and in a tankini. Lovely expression here:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3057692/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007135?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007135&P=1

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/large/15/_5908475.jpg

I echo what was said earlier. Obviously Valerie is prettier than other models her size, but when she was fuller-figured, she was so much more gorgeous.

Kaitlynn
15th October 2009, 19:26
I see two new pictures of Barbara at Nordstrom. In one, she's showing off a scoop-neck top:

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/large/16/_5928056.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3060563/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007060?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007060&P=1

In another, a warm cardigan:

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/large/4/_5932704.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3042241/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007060?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007060&P=1

Pretty images, but I wish they'd select Barbara to model some of Nordstrom's attractive holiday dresses.

Valerie is showing one of these off. I like the abbreviated length. She looks curvy here, but I regret that it's probably only due to padding, as her features completely lack the gorgeous fullness that they once possessed.

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/large/6/_5905146.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3058962/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007060?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007060&P=1

But what IS interesting is that Nordstrom has brought back one of Barbara's images from a couple of seasons ago, and all I can say is, WOW. At the time, this was just one of many great pictures by Barbara, but now it looks like such a masterpiece compared to anything else on the Nordstrom site. Her tresses have "voluptuous volume," he expression is sensual. It's just a casual top, but Barbara makes it an incredible photo.

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Gigantic/6/_5199846.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2897381/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007060?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007060&P=5

M. Lopez
23rd October 2009, 03:47
Pretty images, but I wish they'd select Barbara to model some of Nordstrom's attractive holiday dresses.
Ask and you shall receive! Here, at last, Nordstrom features Barbara showcasing an attractively abbreviated dress:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3067085/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007135?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007135&P=1

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/9/_5931929.jpg

Now, that's what the legs of a plus-size goddess should look like! Barbara shares with Kelsey Olson the distinction of having the shapeliest legs of any model currently working.

Nordstrom also features Barbara modelling two new silk blouses:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3074863/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007135?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007135&P=1

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/2/_5931902.jpg

I prefer this pattern:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3067086/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007135?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007135&P=1

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Large/18/_5931898.jpg

Valerie looks pretty in her images too, of course, but comparing these shots with her gorgeous Lion Brand images breaks my heart. If she had shot this Nordstrom campaign with the look that she possessed just a year ago, for Lion Brand, when she was a size 18, her Nordstrom images would have been the most gorgeous photos of her entire career.

I'm going to end with a full-size pic of Barbara showing off those full, luscious gams:

http://content.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/product/Gigantic/9/_5931929.jpg

MelanieW
18th November 2009, 22:37
Here are two product pages showing Valerie in which she appears marginally curvier than in some of her Nordstrom shots. She is very pretty, of course, but oh, how I wish that she still possessed her size-18 figure.

I like the low cut of this dress, which shows off a bit of decolletage. Its a nice holiday item.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3074231/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007135?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007135&P=1

http://g.nordstromimage.com/imagegallery/store/product/large/2/_5975582.jpg

Here she is in a jacket/dress combo. The fact that the blouse is sleeveless, and that the skirt has interesting tiers, gives the ensemble a femininity that it wouldnt otherwise have.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3074256/0~2376776~2374327~6007059~6007135?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007135&P=1

http://g.nordstromimage.com/imagegallery/store/product/large/9/_5975749.jpg

Very nice hairstyle on Valerie in the above picture, and an attractive pose. The product page features more images of the ensemble.