View Full Version : Jessica West: Now with Ford Toronto

19th March 2010, 03:03
<br>Last summer we <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=1565" target="_blank">posted</a> about an attractive up-and-coming Canadian plus-size model named Jesse Rae West, who had made a splash with her debut on The Shopping Channel (the Canadian equivalent of HSN).

We are delighted to announce that the model (now billed as Jessica West) recently signed with Ford Toronto. Furthermore, her beauty has increased significantly, as she is now listed as a 14/16, with measurements 38dd-36-<strong>48</strong>.

For the benefit of her growing number of fans, we thought that we would share a few of the model's images. First, a pair of headshots that are among the loveliest that we have ever seen.

This image emphasizes the attractive roundness of her facial features and the exquisite fairness of her complexion. The soft fullness in the model's face and neck are evident, giving her countenance a childlike quality, and what 19th-century writers would call "the freshness of a ripe peach." Apart from a memorable Whitney Thompson photo from <i>America's Next Top Model,</I> this kind of eyes-looking-upward pose is relatively rare in plus-size modelling, but Jessica makes it work, as her expression suggests a touch of vulnerability.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/jw05.jpg"></center><p>An over-the-shoulder image from the same test is equally memorable. Here she gazes directly at the viewer, but in a pleasingly gentle manner. Her doe eyes openly reveal a romantic longing. The angle of the image further emphasizes the roundness of her face, with her high cheekbones attractively softened by facial fullness.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/jw06.jpg"></center><p>Aficionados of Classical proportions will find much to admire in this image, showing the model exhibiting her womanly size-14/16 curves. The dress closely embraces her body, defining her contours in the attractive manner of a Mark Fast design.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/jw08.jpg"></center><p>The very finest image that Jessica has yet produced, however, is the following original and memorable photograph, which is highly sensual in a '50s manner. The dress clings lovingly to her figure, while the pose plays up her buxom beauty and allows her brunette tresses to tumble down her back. Her expression is calmly, indolently alluring. Where the image acquires its magic, though, is in those adorable floating bubbles, which contribute an element of fantasy and delicacy. Their spherical shape betokens the model's own rounded appearance.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/jw07.jpg"></center><p>The gazing-upwards pose may become a Jessica signature, for she achieves considerable success with such looks. Her expressions in these skyward-looking pictures take on a special youthfulness and innocence. This image showcases the dazzling fairness of her skin tone. Notice the faint whisper of a flush at the cheeks, and the adorable pink lip colour.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/jw03.jpg"></center><p>In a corresponding image from the same series, Jessica appears a tad more mature and knowing, yet her creamy complexion still catches the light and emphasizes her softness. The dress frames her voluptuous decolletage, while the ever-so-cute bow at the strap adds an irresistibly girlish touch. The reflection in the window creates an interesting photographic effect, reminiscent of well-known photos of Lillian Russell showing her alongside a looking glass.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/jw04.jpg"></center><p>What makes Jessica's best pictures so effective is how her full-bodied sensuality is wholly acknowledged, yet tempered by touches of youthful freshness.<p><center>* * *</center><p>Shortly after signing with Ford, Miss West booked a notable campaign for Lola & Gigi (www.lolaandgigi.com). Her work has included a swimwear shot--and as the image indicates, the model benefits from an ideal swimwear figure.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/lola01.jpg"></center><p>She has also modelled several Lola & Gigi dresses, for which she has variously adopted darker or gentler expressions. Here she appears looking fresher and more innocent. The wide-open neckline shows off the lovely expanse of her white shoulders.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/lola03.jpg"></center><p>Here she appears more darkly seductive, with the dress hugging her curves and playing up her womanly, 48" hips.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/lola02.jpg"></center><p>Miss West is one of the industry's more attractive rising stars, and is specifically gaining popularity for being both gorgeous and genuinely full-figured. Fans eagerly look forward to her future successes.

19th March 2010, 11:20
I think she has one of the best bodies of any represented plus-size model, hands down! Not to mention the fact that she looks like Snow White. I suspect that once she gains a little more work experience, Miss Jessica West could be a force to be reckoned with.

19th March 2010, 11:49
Wow! This is the first I've heard of Jessica since I didn't see that post from last summer, and I'm completely taken aback by her exquisite beauty in these images. And what a lovely portfolio of work she has, with a variety of appealing poses and facial expressions. she clearly has great modeling talent and skill.

I agree that the "gazing-upward" pose is perfect for Jessica as it really showcases her stunning eyes and soft facial features. Plus, that pose always reminds me of Titian's gorgeous paintings of Mary Magdalene---and Jessica certainly does possess the sensuous beauty of a Titian masterpiece!


Penitent Mary Magdalene (1531)

7th June 2010, 17:39
<br>When you think of "plus-size models on the runway," the odds are that (unfortunately) you think of faux-plus models who are barely distinguishable from straight-size waifs, because those are the sorts of girls who invariably get cast in a certain perpetually disappointing Italian plus-oriented runway show, held twice per year.

On the other hand, what you (and everyone else) would <i>love</I> to see on the runway instead are models who look like the girl in the following image. If you can survive the sight of such luscious beauty without experiencing a heart attack, notice what an utterly perfect figure she possesses. Not only is she decadently buxom, but she exhibits sensual, womanly fullness around her midsection, giving her truly Classical proportions.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/alt05b.jpg"></center><p>The model in possessions of this soft, well-fed figure is, of course, Jessica West (Ford Toronto), and here, her opulent size-14/16 curves make her dress looks like the most exciting garment in the world. The snapshots are from an event dubbed "Alternative Fashion Week," held two months ago in Toronto.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/alt04a.jpg"></center><p>Note the effectiveness of the styling, from the voluptuous hair to the elegant back necklace that complements Jessica's raven tresses so well. Fans have likened Jessica to a fuller-figured Amy Lee from the singing group Evanescence, and the comparison seems quite apt.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/alt02.jpg"></center><p>A major part of the appeal of the look is, of course, Miss West's attractively pale complexion, which creates a "Snow White" effect. Also, she has consistently been more successful with serious expressions than with smiling looks, and her impassive demeanour in these images is quite alluring.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/alt01.jpg"></center><p>Without a doubt, though, it is Jessica's sumptuous figure, so lovingly defined by this dress, that makes her presence on the runway so eye-catching. Observe how the garment embraces and showcases her womanly hips. <i>All</I> models in <i>all</I> fashion shows should possess similarly generous proportions. Imagine what a world of beauty the fashion industry would be if that were the case.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/jw/alt03.jpg"></center><p>Fans will be delighted to learn that Jessica recently launched an official personal Web site, accessible via the link below. It features a gallery and a brief bio.

We continue to wish Miss West every success.

- <a href="http://www.jesseraewest.com/gallery.php" target="_blank">Click to visit Jessica's official site</a>