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Hannah
22nd May 2011, 05:41
The last thread (http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=2034) about Kailee's work for Belk covered her spring promotions, so I thought I'd start a new one to feature Miss O'Sullivan's summery offerings for this U.S. retailer.

What's especially interesting is that while we've all seen many pictures of Kailee at Ashley Stewart over the past few months, the way in which Belk shoots Kailee is very different. This first group of images in particular consciously departs from the kind of steamy sensuality that Ashley Stewart favours and instead features Kailee in soft pastels and muted colours, very sweet and feminine, almost like Victoriana, except contemporary. And to harmonize with the clothing, Kailee takes on gentle expressions, and Belk lights her to make her appear very fair and delicate.


The vest over these two tops almost looks handmade.

http://i51.tinypic.com/262bg5s.jpg

http://i53.tinypic.com/qsty8o.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802769LAKCC5LI/Belle+De+Jour+Plus+Size+Screen+Tee+With+Vest.jsp?off=50

http://i51.tinypic.com/2i8xg82.jpg

http://i53.tinypic.com/642rte.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802769LAKCC4LI/Belle+De+Jour+Plus+Size+Screen+Tee+With+Vest.jsp?off=51


Kailee's skin tone in these images is almost...sugary. This is the very definition of a peaches-and-cream complexion.

http://i52.tinypic.com/24vshsk.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802769LAVAJ3ZJ/Belle+De+Jour+Plus+Size+Burnout+Tee.jsp?off=45

http://i52.tinypic.com/i1fswg.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802769LAUAJ1ZJ/Belle+De+Jour+Plus+Size+Burnout+Tee.jsp?off=44


I like the delicate beading of the necklace, and again the vest has the look as if it were crocheted by hand. Beautiful expression from Kailee, showing her soft, round facial features.

http://i53.tinypic.com/34pyu8k.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802728B7876EVN/Eyeshadow+Plus+Size+Lace+Vest.jsp?off=58


The next pair of tops may look unremarkable at the front, but they both have a lacy embellishment at the back. Very pretty. Also, it has to be said, Kailee puts Kate Middleton's sister to shame in the reverse-view photos.

http://i54.tinypic.com/688x3s.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/7ot4.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802728BI6JSDLA/Eyeshadow+Plus+Size+Lace+Back+Tee.jsp?off=17

http://i54.tinypic.com/2vv3zw1.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/t82cg9.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Women/Featured_Shop/Women_Plus/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802728BJ4JSDLA/Eyeshadow+Plus+Size+Lace+Back+Tee.jsp?off=57


I'm not fond of ponchos, but it's worth zooming in to see Kailee's pretty face, so soft and fair and sweet, in both of these images. Also, notice how the necklace is a similar blue to Kailee's eyes.

http://i53.tinypic.com/55ieq.jpg

http://i53.tinypic.com/330v53o.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Women/Featured_Shop/Women_Plus/Sweaters/Pullovers/PRD~1803526ZSVN0134/ND+New+Directions+Plus+Size+Crochet+Poncho.jsp?off=48


Now, here's where Belk moves into more alluring territory. These one-shoulder tops are very seductive, especially in passionate red, and the shoulder embellishment resembles the flounce of a one-shoulder ballgown. Kailee's expression in the red top is especially steamy.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2h575so.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/2evyuqd.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802609NP801XRSS/ING+Plus+Size+One+Shoulder+Top.jsp?off=19


This item effectively accentuates Kailee's buxom figure, showing a bit of skin around the neckline.

http://i56.tinypic.com/23ixy5j.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~180273621839LJR/Heart+N+Soul+Plus+Size+Beaded+Tank.jsp?off=9


A different one-shoulder top is more contemporary.

http://i52.tinypic.com/33c93ww.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802609NP923XRSS/ING+Plus+Size+One+Shoulder+Top.jsp?off=42


This dress looks eye-catching on Kailee's voluptuous figure. She looks even curvier here than usual, and of course her S-curve pose is very sinuous.

http://i53.tinypic.com/wtgh0n.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/2u4ros7.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/Dresses/PRD~180273661347LKB/Heart+N+Soul+Plus+Size+Maxi+Dress.jsp?off=18


I can't stand the print of this dress, but it also accentuates Kailee's voluptuousness. On a model with less of a generous bust, the dress would be pointless - only Kailee's figure gives it an attractive shape.

http://i53.tinypic.com/zwjitk.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/Dresses/PRD~180273661363LIDN23/Heart+N+Soul+Plus+Size+Printed+Maxi+Dress.jsp?off=31


A walk on the wild side. The model's curves make the blouse vixenish, even more so than the animal print.

http://i52.tinypic.com/15waz5x.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~180273622403LJK93/Heart+N+Soul+Plus+Size+Ruffle+Front+Top.jsp?off=13


The next three tops are a kind of "teal set" from Belk, and what's interesting is that they all have decorative embellishments, from the ruffled front to the gold thread to the lacy trim. More subtle touches of Victoriana.

http://i52.tinypic.com/52drpc.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~180273622403LJR/Heart+N+Soul+Plus+Size+Ruffle+Front+Top.jsp?off=14

http://i55.tinypic.com/szfyw5.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802769LAVAJ4ZJ/Belle+De+Jour+Plus+Size+Burnout+Tee.jsp?off=33

http://i54.tinypic.com/2zjanlz.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~180273672250LODG/Heart+N+Soul+Plus+Size+Crochet+Trim+Top.jsp?off=8


This item appears very refined and ladylike, with the Victorian-style ruffles, but Kailee's curves give it a trace of sexiness.

http://i55.tinypic.com/29orbx3.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~180273625300LTR/Heart+N+Soul+Plus+Size+Ruffle+3+Fer.jsp?cm_vc=cross_sell_prod_page


And here's one last look at Kailee's oh-so-pretty round face, with her blue eyes and softened cheekbones.

http://i52.tinypic.com/vep3kz.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802609NP560XARSS/ING+Plus+Size+Dolman+Top.jsp?off=36

When a model is as pretty as Kailee, she can make even ordinary clothing look fashionable and exciting. I'm glad that Belk is continuing to feature her in its catalogue. But I also like the little romantic touches that Belk has added to many of its plus-size items. A step above ordinary.

Karsten
22nd May 2011, 07:57
Every image is lovely. Kailee's swimwear photos, though, are still the most arresting pictures at Belk.

Here's one swimsuit that wasn't featured in the previous thread about Kailee's Belk shoot:

http://i52.tinypic.com/142ftvq.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/3347n91.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/SwimShop/PRD~1804620HS1CR85W/Hobie+Jr++Plus+Check+Out+Bandeaukini.jsp?off=38


In fact, I find the reverse-view photos even most enticing than the standard views, and Belk has helpfully shown each swimsuit from the back as well as the front.

http://i51.tinypic.com/330wgts.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/SwimShop/PRD~1801627FA505T854/Malibu+Dream+Girl+Check+Yourself+Halterkini.jsp?off=79


There's a visible softness in Kailee's figure that is truly beautiful.

http://i54.tinypic.com/2u3uys8.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/SwimShop/PRD~1804620HS1CK82W/Hobie+Jr++Plus+Fluorescent+Hibiscus+Print+Halterkini.jsp?off=64


The images show that a girl doesn't have to have an androgynously "toned," mannish figure to go to the beach, nor slather on a grotesque spray tan. In fact, a curvier figure is more feminine and attractive.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2uh31wk.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/SwimShop/PRD~1804620HS1CJ82W/Hobie+Jr++Plus+Hibiscus+Tankini.jsp?off=30


Most of the swimsuits show off a good deal of the wearer's bare back, which is a great way to look sexy but in a modest way.

http://i51.tinypic.com/2mxhgcn.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/SwimShop/PRD~1801627FA489T860/Malibu+Dream+Girl+Love+Game+Halterkini.jsp?off=82


Kailee has a good deal of experience modelling images from the reverse view, given all of her work for Ashley Stewart, so she deftly turns her head to the side to allow her face to be seen, and strikes a host of interesting expressions in these photos, from a noble profile, as in this case, to the gentle expressions in the previous pics.

http://i56.tinypic.com/5txawk.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/SwimShop/PRD~1804620HS1CR85W/Hobie+Jr++Plus+Check+Out+Bandeaukini.jsp?off=1#

It seems that more and more retailers are showing their items in a 360-degree view, from multiple angles. It's an excellent practice, as it better shows off the apparel, and it gives models a new skill set to master - one at which Kailee is clearly adept.

Shelley
30th July 2011, 03:06
No more Victoriana at Belk, alas, but still, a host of pretty pictures of Kailee.

Until a day ago, the Junior Plus section of the site featured this lovely image on the landing page, with Kailee looking like a ray of sunshine.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2evyc13.jpg


This pretty top shows her in another citrus hue. I love these juicy colours on her.

http://i56.tinypic.com/idajno.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~18037527P385Y59/Seven+7+Plus+Size+Necklace+Top.jsp?off=19


I've always loved the romanticism of peasant tops. Kailee's expression is quite aristocratic.

http://i56.tinypic.com/ieqtz4.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802728B9379GVZ/Eyeshadow+Plus+Size+Peasant+Blouse.jsp?cm_vc=cross_sell_prod_page


A happier look in a purple hue.

http://i55.tinypic.com/10hua8k.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802728B6170A6/Eyeshadow+Plus+Size+Crochet+Trim+Top.jsp?off=1


Here's the product page for the citrus landing-page image. The scoop neckline attractive shows off Kailee's decolletage.

http://i55.tinypic.com/264hz03.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~18037527P71141W76/Seven+7+Plus+Size+Printed+Top.jsp?off=23


The next series of dress photos shows Kailee adopting a host of fascinating expression. She looks very serene and regal here, with the one tress caressing her face.

http://i53.tinypic.com/a09pw2.jpg

Gazing off into the distance.

http://i52.tinypic.com/zufntu.jpg

Wide-eyed and vulnerable.

http://i54.tinypic.com/iqhdnm.jpg

The trace of petulance makes her very pretty. Her pose effectively accentuates her buxom curves.

http://i53.tinypic.com/1zcfrpg.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Women/Featured_Shop/Women_Plus/Dresses/Casual/PRD~180260961D82XNCP/ND+New+Directions+Plus+Size+Maxi+Dress.jsp?off=17


Now for something much happier, a closer look at her pretty face, highlighting her blue eyes.

http://i51.tinypic.com/34taowh.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/Sweaters/PRD~1802769LBBBGFAI/Belle+De+Jour+Plus+Size+Screen+Tee+with+Vest.jsp?off=1


Much more self-satisfied here, and in such a beautiful colour.

http://i55.tinypic.com/o5p112.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~180283887592XPRS/Moa+Moa+Plus+Size+Embellished+Top.jsp?cm_vc=cross_sell_prod_page


Lost in reverie.

http://i52.tinypic.com/dvmwxy.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802728B9379GWA/Eyeshadow+Plus+Size+Peasant+Blouse.jsp?cm_vc=cross_sell_prod_page


Oh, how I wish Kailee were fuller-figured. But she does shape her body into an S-curve to show off her figure as much as possible.

http://i53.tinypic.com/2u3wdpw.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~1802609NQ386KEXRSS/ING+Plus+Size+Dolman+Top.jsp?off=30


Gazing off into the distance. So many of her expressions are passionate and romantic.

http://i55.tinypic.com/s5cnf6.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~180273625217LBHR01/Heart+N+Soul+Plus+Size+Belted+Top.jsp?off=20


A walk on the wild side, in a dress that bares her voluptuousness.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ng63jp.jpg


This top embraces her buxom curves and defines them in a sensual way.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ex2btf.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~180273622150LJK104/Heart+N+Soul+Plus+Size+Ruffle+Front+Top.jsp?off=33


Finally, a delightfully smug look, in a top that seductively reveals a touch of skin.

http://i53.tinypic.com/1zp6s0h.jpg

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Primary/Juniors/Featured_Shop/JuniorPlus/TopsTees/PRD~180273621717LBID193/Heart+N+Soul+Plus+Size+Printed+Top.jsp?off=29


No matter what she models, Kailee's emotional looks and sinuous poses make her photos captivating to view. If she were genuinely plus-size, she'd be unstoppable.