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HSG
13th January 2010, 12:54
<br>Aficionados of plus-size beauty were treated to more exciting catwalk moments courtesy of <i><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=1717" target="_blank">How To Look Good Naked Canada</a></I> last night, as the third episode in the series provided further views of the gorgeous Christina Schmidt.

Not only did she appear in multiple looks in the final runway show, but each separate look was showcased earlier in the episode as well--in advance of every commercial break, to keep viewers coming back for more. The show clearly understands that Christina's beauty is the program's main draw.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap002.jpg"></center><p>Several shots of Christina appear even before the opening credits, presenting her in an abbreviated skirt and closely fitted top that closely embraces her luscious physique. Notice how snug it is around her waist, alluringly defining her most gorgeous figure feature.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap009.jpg"></center><p>The opening also shows Christina exhibiting modest but seductive sleepear. Once again, the opulent fullness of her midsection is evident.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap015.jpg"></center><p>Later, a brief clip in advance of the first commercial break shows Christina in a chic dress with an intriguing design at the bust--a gold metallic section which draws attention to her voluptuous contours.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap018a.jpg"></center><p>Notice the interesting hairstyle that she wears for this episode--a "mini Gibson." The Gibson is one of the most elegant and gorgeous updos ever conceived, but only a goddess with long, luxuriant tresses like Christina's can wear it properly. This mini version is less elaborate than a full-fledged Gibson, but still has its charm.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap038.jpg"></center><p>Before the second commercial break, the show offers a glimpse of Christina in yet another look, a youthful, attractive top that plays up her buxom beauty, and coyly hints at the sumptuous expanse of her waist.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap045.jpg"></center><p>The pants are closely fitted, and the outfit provides a suggestion of the model's alluring reverse-view curves.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap050.jpg"></center><p>As a way of enticing viewers to return after the final commercial break, the show offers another view of Christina in intimate sleepwear. Now how the seductive design showcases the curve of her hip and the soft <i>rondeur</I> of her waist.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap058.jpg"></center><p>The final runway show reprises each look that the program previewed throughout the hour.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap064.jpg"></center><p>First, Christina presents the elegant yet eye-catching ensemble that fits so closely around her midsection.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap067.jpg"></center><p>Next, she sports the dress with the gleaming bustier. This slightly different angle shows the softness of Christina's middle.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap067a.jpg"></center><p>As she turns on the runway, the camera catches a wonderful view of her womanly silhouette. The ideal full-figured physique combines the most luscious elements of each body type--hourglass, apple, pear--just as Christina's does.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap067b.jpg"></center><p>The camera lingers to catch a glimpse of the model from the reverse view. Note the details in the mini-Gibson hairstyle.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap067c.jpg"></center><p>Another view of Christina in this eye-catching top shows how it intimates the generous proportions of her upper body.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap081.jpg"></center><p>A profile view shows the model's attractive silhouette.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap083.jpg"></center><p>Finally, the audience is treated to one more view of Christina in body-conscious sleepwear.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap085.jpg"></center><p>While Miss Schmidt may be the real star of every episode, the series does spotlight a new "real woman" every week. The makeover stories of these poor, self-conscious souls are quite touching, and each lady travels a considerable distance from her initial feelings to body shame to her ultimate destination of body confidence.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap091.jpg"></center><p>Here, Christina joins the crowd in applauding the week's subject.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap092.jpg"></center><p>Note how the fullness of her facial features softens and beautifies her high cheekbones.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cs/htlgn03/cap089.jpg"></center><p>Wonderful as these still images are, they are no substitute for seeing Christina in living motion. With that in mind, we have assembled her clips from this episode into a brief video (linked below).

Miss Schmidt is a runway natural, and exudes a degree of self-satisfaction that increases her attractiveness still further. Her delight in her own beauty is infectious, and makes her compulsively watchable.

Bravo to <i>How To Look Good Naked Canada</I> for delivering a weekly dose of body confidence to the show's subjects (who need it so badly), and hopefully, to <i>all</i> of the program's full-figured viewers. And special kudos for featuring such a gorgeous young plus-size starlet as the show's main professional model.

- <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ggije-Ahm0" target="_blank">Click to watch program excerpts</a> (video)

Emily
15th January 2010, 05:42
I caught the first two episodes on repeats over the week, and tuned in again on Tuesday to watch the newest broadcast. I agree -- Christina makes the show. She is ultra-confident on the catwalk, radiating beauty and youth. She is an inspiration to everyone who watches.

So far, the most interesting "subject" has been the singer who was made over on the second week. The program has a great formula, and the only thing that would make it better would be if they gave Christina even more screen time, or had her say a few words. All in all, it's just exciting to see Christina on TV again!

Notice the interesting hairstyle that she wears for this episode--a "mini Gibson." The Gibson is one of the most elegant and gorgeous updos ever conceived, but only a goddess with long, luxuriant tresses like Christina's can wear it properly. This mini version is less elaborate than a full-fledged Gibson, but still has its charm.
Christina's modern version is okay, but I love the bigger, true "Gibson girl" hairstyle. It's an updo, but it's so full and voluminous and feminine, making it perfect for plus-size goddesses, especially when it has a trace of "measured messiness."

Here it is on a stamp:

http://en.wikivisual.com/images/7/73/Stamp-ctc-gibson-girl.jpg
Worn several ways

http://www.hairrific.com/graphics/gibson_drawing.jpg

The loveliest style of all is when the wearer's tresses are long enough that she can wear a thick, massive curl down the side of her neck.

http://giam.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/en_by_gibson_1.jpg

Gorgeous. I first learned of the idea of the "mini Gibson" from Kailee O'Sullivan's classic hairstyling video. However, there, in addition to the little Gibson up top, the hairstylist allowed the tresses to flow freely over the shoulders on both sides, which was a nice touch.

http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=621

At any rate, gorgeous performance by Christina. I can't wait for her next appearance on the show!

tkds
18th January 2010, 23:25
Christina's modern version is okay, but I love the bigger, true "Gibson girl" hairstyle. It's an updo, but it's so full and voluminous and feminine, making it perfect for plus-size goddesses, especially when it has a trace of "measured messiness."
Interesting to think that Christina's elegant hairstyle would have been thought of as a casual style in Lillian Russell's day, when the elaborate full Gibson was in vogue.

That first outfit she models is superb, the kind of thing that should be in every lady's wardrobe. It is completely appropriate for business, but is not in any way dowdy (in fact it is quite flattering), and would also be great for an evening out. The kind of thing that the fashion industry (at any size point) tends to forget about in the endless drive to be "new" and "trendy."