24th May 2010, 05:30
There is a new rising star in the plus-size model ranks, and her name is Jeanna Sabatino. I first became aware of this blonde beauty in the winter Hips and Curves campaign, as she was looking completely angelic in a "winter wonderland"-themed white ethereal homepage image.
Since that time, this West Coast beauty has been testing regularly and has many lovely images on the Heffner and Dorothy Combs boards, and is a talent worth watching. Truly full figured, with a cherubic face. Keep an eye out for her!
<br>In our "Natural Ideal" <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=1745" target="_blank">post</a> earlier this year, we identified a host of outdoor locations that could provide effective backdrops for plus-size models' images, inasmuch as such idyllic landscapes harmonize with the fertile beauty of the models themselves. We are therefore pleased to see that Ms. Sabatino has created a series of outdoor, out-of-the-city tests.
Jeanna's "forests and woodlands" photos are especially beautiful. The mighty trees provide an effective visual frame for the model, creating a dark canopy that effectively sets off her fair tresses. The warm daylight colours give this image a pleasant atmosphere. The brown hue of her attire blends well with the setting, and the open bustline adds a touch of sensuality, as does the model's flowing blonde hair. The rich greenery underscores her lush attractiveness.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js00.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js00a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>A second image in the same location shows the model with a more alluring pose, and a gentle look in her eyes that melts the heart. The lyical expression and idyllic setting combine to create the impression of an Arcadian dreamscape, a vision of tranquility and beauty.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js01d.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js01e.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Perhaps our favourite of Jenna's outdoor images is the following, which shows her amid a "leaves and flowers" setting that, admirably, includes a few lovely blossoms on the bushes--flowers being a surprisingly rare element in plus-size models' tests. The white blooms reinforce the white of the model's comfy sweater, and their arrangement over her head creates a crown-like effect, while the coral-coloured blooms to the right harmonize with the model's peaches-and-cream complexion. Her tresses are beautifully arranged in thick, luxuriant waves.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js02.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js02a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Another image from the same test shows the model with a more pensive look. Appropriately, the setting here is a tad more sober, with geometric patterns of greenery in the background, and an organic-looking off-white element beside her.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js03.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js03a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The next three images show Jeanna in a less cultivated environment, and appropriately, the model's hairstyle is looser, and her expressions a tad wilder. This headshot displays considerable sensuality, owing to the model's alluring expression and the measured messiness of her hair.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js04.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js04a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>A wider angle incorporates more of the natural landscape, which benefits the image considerably. The scattered branches echo the wisps of hair that float around the model's head. The outfit plays up her buxom curves.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js05.jpg"></center><p>This photograph offers the best view of the attractive location, showing a stream or river gilded by the sun in the background. The low-lying branches create an appealing feeling of seclusion. The one amendment that would have improved the image, though, would have been a more natural pose. The idea of having the model lie in the mighty branches of the tree is a good one, and with her delicate, girlish dress, Jeanna calls to mind a little girl nestled in the arms of her father. However, a slightly more relaxed pose, more comfortably arranged, would have made the image more seductive.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js06.jpg"></center><p>Although this picture is overexposed (deliberately so), it is still fairly effective, showing the model in a "fields and grasses" setting with what appears to be a marshy waterway in the background. Her golden hair is more carefully arranged here, in keeping with the subtler nature of the greenery.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js07.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js07a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The final picture is something of a departure from the rest. Whereas the other photos suggest a more northern environment, the rich hue of the emerald-green leaves in this image, as well as the implication of the model's disrobed state, give the photograph a rather more tropical feeling. Fittingly, Jeanna adopts a more high-temperature look, a steamy gaze to match the lush verdure.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/js/js08.jpg"></center><p>Jeanna (who is also with Brigitte Models in Germany) is a notable talent with an attractive look and admirable posing ability. Heffner lists her as a 14, while Dorothy Combs identifies her as a more appealing size 16. Let's hope that the latter stat is correct. It will be interesting to see how her career progresses--hopefully at a genuinely full-figured size.
- <a href="http://www.jeannasabatino.com" target="_blank">Jeanna Sabatino: official Web site</a>
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