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13th April 2011, 20:42
<br>Today is a very good day for fans of stunning plus-size model Katherine Roll. First, her agency, MSA Models, has updated her <a href="http://www.modelserviceagency.com/details.aspx?nav=&modelid=518582&sexid=2&subid=7999&mainsubid=7999&indx=1&prne=16&fitnav=ðnicity=&age=&snav=&enav=&anav=&filt=" target="_blank">portfolio</a> to include an exciting new selection of images from her <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=2101" target="_blank">shoot</a> with Sassy Mouth photography (images which we will be discussing in a separate thread). Second, the model has also released the first astounding example from her recent test with photographer <a href="http://www.kristasvalbonas.com/plus.html" target="_blank">Krista Svalbonas</a>.
The photograph is a masterpiece such as only Katherine can create. Her golden tresses, long and luxuriant, cascade lazily over her shoulders in thick waves. Her breathtaking facial features, among the loveliest of any model ever seen, show a sensual degree of softness and weight. Such high cheekbones as Katherine possesses are the distinguishing traits of the most famous supermodels, but what gives her a truly superlative beauty is the visible fullness in her face, which softens and rounds out her facial contours. She possesses a unique look that would be just as identifiably gorgeous to a sculptor in classical Greece, or a painter of the Northern Baroque, as it is to the fashion world of the 21st century. This is, by definition, a beauty that is timeless.
But of course, Katherine's size-18 figure is what has made her one of the most acclaimed models in the industry--a physique that is stylishly displayed by her chic attire. Miss Roll did her own styling for the photoshoot, proving yet again that she knows just the right outfits to exhibit her opulent allure. The top showcases her voluptuous décolletage, closely embracing her every curve. Consider the skillfulness of the model's pose in how she touches her jacket. Is she daringly opening it further, or teasingly closing it? The gesture creates the unique effect of suggesting motion, even in a still photograph.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista01a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The look in the model's eyes indicates complete self-satisfaction, the calm vanity of a goddess who knows that she is irresistible, who is as secure in her rich beauty as a great composer is in his music. She fixes the viewer with her steady gaze, pleased to see her power over him. Yet for all of her sophistication--and this may indeed by the most regal gaze that Katherine has ever adopted--there is still an undercurrent of babylike softness in her look (helped by the adorable pink lips), which gives her a gentleness and youthfulness, increasing her attractiveness still further.
The black necklace and ring are captivating touches, adding an ornateness to the ensemble. The necklace is especially effective, drawing the eye downward toward the richness of the model's buxom curves. The jeans embrace and define the model's womanly hips, offering a teasing hint of her opulent proportions. The golden jacket itself achieves the glittering effect of jewellery by the manner in which it catches the light. Consider the contrast between the wood or metal in the background and the burnished gleam of the jacket: Katherine is a "golden girl" in every sense.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista01.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>One must also add a note of praise for the photographer's lighting. All too often, when a model dons black, a photographer will create too much contrast, leaving the black an indecipherable, monochrome slab, especially on a CRT computer monitor. But Krista's lighting allows for the details in the fabric to be seen, even the sensual <i>rondeur</i> at the model's midsection.<p><center>* * *</center><p>With every new shoot, Miss Roll seems to become more gorgeous. She brings out the finest in every photographer with whom she works. Moreover, she is continually exploring new emotional territory, finding looks and poses that exhibit her allure in the most stunning of ways.
This is just the first image from a complete shoot that Katherine undertook with Krista Svalbonas, which comprised four outfits in total. We eagerly look forward to any further photographs that the model will release from what was perhaps her most exciting shoot to date.
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14th April 2011, 00:35
This picture takes my breath away. I've already shared it with two of my friends, who both agreed that it's one of the most amazing photos of a plus-size model they've ever seen.
I've always loved Katherine's pictures, but there's something about her beauty or her expression in this photo that's even more striking than before. I think it's the look in her eyes, a new level of self-assurance, the kind of ultra-confidence that I associate with Christina Schmidt. Katherine is a temptress, but without even trying: it's completely natural to her to be so alluring. And with the way that she's presenting her curves - classy, yet seductive - she knows that her full figure is exactly what gives her this power, this presence. She's a goddess because of her physical richness. But there's something girlish and soft about her too, fresh and a little wild. Dazzling.
14th April 2011, 02:28
To me, this picture represents everything that plus-size fashion should be about. A truly curvaceous model (size 18) looking GORGEOUS, dressed in a way that's funky but really chic too. And the outfit accentuates her curves so much. "High fashion the full-figured way" is the caption I'd give it. Or I might also caption it "Uninhibited," or "Unrestrained," because the gesture with the open jacket and the very sensual neckline of the top suggest the idea of letting go of any constraints on body love and really flaunting the curves, but looking tasteful and classy doing so. There's no way any underweight model could pull off this look the way Katherine does.
Katherine is an amazing stylist, but I'm afraid of saying so too much because I always want her to be the one in front of the camera as a model. But with the lace outfit in her previous shoot and now this exciting ensemble, she exhibits a terrific fashion sense.
I want to see more from this shoot!
14th April 2011, 20:48
I love every image that this model creates, but this photograph is in a class of its own. Katherine makes classiness sexy, and sexiness classy.
Her face is soft and full, but very finely shaped. Absolute perfection. Her figure is to die for. And this may be the most beautiful hairstyle I've ever seen on her.
So often, plus-size models achieve either glamorous beauty, or a size-positive effect, but Katherine embodies the best of both worlds, both full-figured and stunningly attractive.
I just keep hoping that Katherine will not lose her opulent proportions, because right now, she's creating the most exciting photographs of any full-figured model in the world.
<br>At long last, more images from Katherine Roll's shoot with Krista Svalbonas have been published, and the results are utterly breathtaking.
Miss Roll is universally acclaimed as one of the loveliest models in the industry, particularly for possessing the most gorgeous arms of any model working today. In this photoshoot, however, she demonstrates that there is much more to her beauty than even her most celebrated figure features.
The following picture rivals the first photograph in this thread, above, as the standout image of the entire shoot. Katherine's expression is deeply emotional and full of longing, with smouldering desire radiating from her soulful eyes. Her buxom curves press open her jacket, as if visually echoing the passions that she can barely keep in check. Her thick, heavy tresses flow over her neck and shoulders, tenderly caressing her lovely face. Most sensual of all is the rounded swell at her waist, just above her beltline, as indicated by the convex curve of the seam of her top. This portrait is a definitive study of opulent, luxurious femininity, lavish and unconstrained.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista03.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista03a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Something about this seductive outfit unleashed an unprecedented degree of freedom in Katherine, enabling her to adopt some of the most alluring poses that she has ever presented. The next image showcases her seductively contoured reverse-view curves. Observe the masterful control that the model exercises in this photograph, deploying a pose that fully acknowledges her luscious shape, yet remains refined and stylish, without a trace of vulgarity. Only the finest of talents could generate such high-temperature allure yet stay wholly without the genre of fashion. The lighting creates an interesting starburst effect around the model, as if it were the glory of her own body that were generating this bright radiance. If Aphrodite herself, the self-indulgent goddess of beauty, were to don contemporary attire, she would look just like Katherine does in this image, and would shine with a similar Olympian light.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista04.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista04a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>In addition to three wardrobe looks, Miss Roll's test included a headshot session, one which yielded the following dramatic masterpiece, unlike any headshot that we have ever seen before. Although Katherine's blue eyes and fair tresses customarily betoken gentle femininity, in this image the model explores thrillingly dark passions. She exudes unmistakable vanity, rapacious hunger, even a capability for cruelty--but in a way that is bewitching and makes her even more desirable. The heart-stopping proximity of the camera to the model's face showcases the dual elements that create her gorgeous look: high cheekbones (the definitive trait of the supermodel) softened by facial fullness. Although her features are sculptural and defined, there is a visible weight in her face, a rich fleshiness that gives her visage a sensual quality. Her mien is aristocratic in its bearing, yet carnal in the appetitiveness of the gaze. Her golden tresses cascade over her bare shoulders, compelling the viewer to trace every inch of their course. The look in her eyes is a mixture of challenge and invitation. Only the most powerful of souls could feel the weight of such a gaze and not feel daunted, but worship her as her beauty demands.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista02.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista02a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The following full-body shot is an interesting study in how a plus-size model can accommodate herself to the requirements of certain clients, yet still achieve a size-positive effect. On the one hand, the model's pose has her looking quite trim. But on the other hand, the image celebrates a seductive hint of roundness at the model's middle, a deliciously womanly figure feature which gives her a natural quality, even as it enhances her goddesslike allure. Of particular delight to Katherine's fans will be the fact that this image bares the model's celebrated arms. Even when seen at some distance (as required for taking a full-body photograph), her limbs appear luscious and shapely. The dress displays an attractive, open neckline and an enticingly abbreviated length. The fishnet tights add a wicked, sinful touch to the outfit, introducing a retro element that contextualizes Katherine's allure in silver-screen vixenishness. Her demeanour is supremely confident and commanding.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista05.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista05a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>With just the subtlest alteration of her facial expression, Miss Roll takes on a softer, more relaxed mien, warmer and more easygoing. Observe, however, how present and immediate she remains in this image, still arresting the viewer's interest with her astounding loveliness. Her eyes penetrate to the very soul. The wide neckline displays a smooth expanse of her bare skin, soft and full, with her clavicle wholly submerged in soft fullness--a key component of plus-size beauty. The partly unzipped fastening offers the subtlest touch of seductiveness. She appears completely comfortable with herself, secure in the power of her own attractions, aware that her well-fed physique is the very incarnation of human desire.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista06.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista06a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The final photograph in this series shows another example of Miss Roll looking very trim, yet still qualifying as plus-size (thus indicating how the model could present a variety of figure types, as required by a client). The pose and the attire showcase Katherine's buxom curves especially well. The marble-like floor in each of these full-length images creates a podium-like effect, which, along with the low angle, creates the impression that the model is on a pedestal, like a living work of art--a Classical sculpture come to life.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista07.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista07a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Bravo to Katherine for another gorgeous photoshoot, one in which she demonstrates how chic stylishness and sensual seductiveness can perfectly be blended. One of the supreme distinctions of gorgeous and genuinely full-figured plus-size models is that they can realize the sophisticated aesthetic of the fashion industry, yet embody this aesthetic in a fleshy, natural, feminine form. Katherine accomplishes this feat perhaps better than any other model, as these images so ably demonstrate. With high-quality photography (courtesy of Krista Svalbonas), elegant makeup artistry, and attractive styling (by the model herself), this shoot is an example of plus-size fashion and full-figured feminine beauty at its very best.
We earnestly look forward to the next triumph by the stunning Katherine Roll.
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11th May 2011, 17:20
Breathtaking! These are some of my favourite images of Katherine, ever. I love the first of the new photos in the gold jacket, showing her looking off into the distance. It has so much feeling. Katherine has such a stunning figure that it's easy to overlook how accomplished a model she is, but this photograph is a testament to her talent. It makes the heart ache, it has so much yearning in it. And I adore the fact that her curvy waist is unconstrained. So sensual.
The next image, the profile shot (also in the gold jacket), is excitingly bold. I love that Katherine is so confident as to show off all of her curves in profile. And the lighting and the screens frame her very effectively. It's as if a doorway has opened and a supreme goddess has stepped forth. You can almost hear the gasps of awe from the audience as she is revealed in this dramatic manner.
Why should the fashion industry ever resort to faux-plus models (let alone starving waifs) when well-fed models like Katherine can show off clothing in such a chic and alluring way? Everything she wears looks ten times better on her physique than it would on a smaller model.
11th May 2011, 22:22
GASP. Incredible. The soulful eyes, the angelic face, the luxurious golden hair, and of course the sumptuous figure. The best of everything.
I'm also intrigued by the headshot against the white background. It's incredible to see a headshot that can tell a whole story and offer so many possible interpretations, as that one does, yet still showcase the model's flawless complexion. So dramatic and expressive.
I agree with what M. Lopez said: why should plus-size customers settle for size-10/12 models when there are truly shapely, gorgeous models like Katherine who can represent full-figured women more authentically? Visibly curvy, visually exciting, this is what plus-size fashion should be all about.
12th May 2011, 20:43
For me, the most gorgeous and the most important image is this shoot in the profile view. This is the height of fashion, to be sure, but it's also "blazing with the heat of a thousand suns," and Niles Crane would say on Frasier.
Too often, plus-size models try to hide their curvaceous allure because of the minus-size fashion industry's aversion to sexiness. But that's a misguided surrender to curve-o-phobia. Full-figured models are sexy, more than any other models, and when a goddess really owns her curves, the way Katherine does here, the result is sizzling allure, but with class.
Plus-size models shouldn't apologize for being sumptuously contoured, but should proudly flaunt their gorgeous shape. It's only the envious, underweight women who call themselves fashionistas who try to pretend that cuves are "flaws" - out of sheer envy and resentment for what they don't have. A seductive figure is the advantage that a plus-size model has over her skinny rivals. Katherine shows full-figured women that they should feel empowered because of their womanliness.
13th May 2011, 17:38
I just wanted to mention that Katherine's latest pictures have now been added to her MSA portfolio:
It is now a rich collection of some of the most stunning and size-positive photos that any plus-size model has created. It's exciting to see all of those these alluring photos alongside Katherine's opulent measurements: 38D-37-49, and to realize how much beauty a model with such goddesslike proportions can generate.
<br>As a further addition to this thread, we are delighted to include the final version (released by MSA Models) of the preview image that appeared in the initial post.
Although it is the same photograph, subtle differences distinguish the preview from the published version. For one thing, the resolution of the final print is clearer. For another, the framing is slightly altered. The published version includes more of the picture in the frame, which is especially beneficial as it captures a greater quantity of Katherine's golden tresses cascading over her shoulders. Her accessories are now sharper, showing their intricate detail. The greater resolution also offers a clearer view of the model's curves below her necklace and of the softness of her facial features. In other aspects, though, the final image has been slightly adjusted, leading us to prefer the original.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista01c.jpg"></center><p>In either form, this remains a masterful depiction of timeless beauty from a test that admirably showcases the model's loveliness and talent. Katherine is lusciously full-figured, possessing the ideal size-18 proportions for a plus-size model. Her facial features comprise a unique blend of ideal elements: on the one hand exhibiting a sumptuously well-fed look, yet on the other hand displaying the perfectly sculpted cheekbone contours of an '80s supermodel. Her pose and expression also reconcile the most desirable of conditions, appearing soft and gentle yet exuding serene self-satisfaction.
Whenever any skeptic questions whether plus-size models are indeed the most gorgeous women in the world, all that it would take to change their opinion would be to show them an image such as this, and they would concede the point . . . and become ardent worshippers themselves.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista01b.jpg"></center><p>Gorgeous, talented, youthful, and visibly full-figured, this is the manner of goddess whom the plus-size industry should be showcasing to the world. Were it to do so, the timeless ideal of full-figured feminine beauty would soon be restored.
15th August 2011, 08:47
<br>Everyone who was thrilled by the images that emerged from Katherine Roll's spring photoshoot with photographer Krista Svalbonas will be delighted to know that Miss Roll has now issued one further image from that acclaimed test.
In this stunning headshot, the model veritably melts the film in the camera with her direct, seductive gaze. She is the definitive plus-size model in every characteristic. Her facial features exhibit noble bone structure--in particular, those high, sculpted cheekbones--yet her visage is sensually softened by the visible weight in her face. The bare display of her neck and shoulder area reveals an alluring expanse of opulent flesh, with her clavicle attractively submerged in fullness. Her blonde tresses cascade over her shoulder and caress her bare skin. Although the photograph is a headshot, the skilful composition includes a tantalizing hint of her buxom decolletage at the very edge of the frame.
We have never before seen a model achieve such a compelling blend of softness and power, coupling vulnerable femininity with such regal splendour. Her sheer physical presence is intoxicating; she has a sumptuous magnificence to her person. And yet the gently parted lips suggest an irresistible undercurrent of neediness and desire. After rapturously admiring every aspect of this image, however, the viewer is drawn back to those hypnotic eyes, which smoulder with a banked-down fire, suggesting secret appetitive passions barely kept in check.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/krista08.jpg"></center><p>When the general public petitions the fashion industry (as it consistently does) for more generously proportioned and attractive plus-size models, Katherine embodies precisely the image that they have in mind. Genuinely curvaceous, breathtakingly gorgeous, she brings timeless beauty to life in a contemporary manner, and creates the ideal aspirational image for today's full-figured women.
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