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15th June 2011, 00:18
<br>We are always enthusiastic about new entries in the world of plus-size fashion, especially if they enlist the services of Judgment of Paris favourites in their inaugural promotions.

Two sisters-in-law named Nathalia and Jackie recently established a new online shopping boutique called "<a href="http://www.pinkshoppeonline.com/" target="_blank">Pink Shoppe</a>," and to give their enterprise a ceremonial launch, the duo staged a fashion show this past weekend. To the certain delight of all aficionados of plus-size beauty, the gorgeous Katherine Roll (MSA Models, size 18) was one of the models who appeared in the show.

Professional pictures will soon be forthcoming, but in the meantime, Pink Shoppe co-created Nathalia has kindly granted us permission to post a few of her own cell-phone snapshots showing Katherine in one of the two outfits that she wore for the event.

Miss Roll looks stunning in this body-conscious, abbreviated dress that bares her luscious arms and shapely legs. The close fit of the dress hints at a touch of sensual roundness at the model's waist. The one-shoulder style is most appealing on curvy girls, as it modestly discloses an expanse of bare neck-and-shoulder area.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/pinkshoppe02.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/pinkshoppe02a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The release of these "teaser" photos couldn't be more timely, as today (Wednesday, June 15th) marks the official launch of Full-Figured Fashion Week 2011, and Katherine was the star of FFFWeek 2009, just as Lindsey Garbelman stole the show in FFFWeek 2010. Her stunning curves are as opulent as ever, and her catwalk confidence is just as striking. She poses with effortless self-assurance and aplomb, consciously showing off her full, shapely limbs and goddesslike figure, knowing that she is irresistible<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/pinkshoppe01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/pinkshoppe01a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Katherine was joined in this runway show by a number of other models, most notably an up-and-comer named Beth Braddy. Beth wowed the audience with another form-fitting number with a geometric print. With her round, full facial features, flowing blonde tresses, and sumptuous figure, she is clearly a talent to watch.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/pinkshoppe03.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kr/pinkshoppe03a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>We eagerly await the release of the professional images from the show, but in the meantime, these cell-phone teaser pictures demonstrate that Pink Shoppe is an exciting addition to the world of plus-size fashion. Not only does the label offer admirably form-fitting fashions, but in showcasing these designs on models as gorgeous and genuinely full-figured as Katherine and Beth, the owners show their love of the plus-size female body, as well as their keen awareness of what a plus-size model <i>should</I> look like.

We wish Nathalia and Jackie every success with their venture, and congratulate Katherine on another stunning runway triumph.

(Click images to enlarge.)

- <a href="http://www.pinkshoppeonline.com/" target="_blank">Click to visit the Pink Shoppe web site</a>

15th June 2011, 15:30

I did a little searching on FB and found a few more images of the show, taken by a company called Dizzy Bird Imaging. Have a look at this dramatic, beautiful picture that they took of Katherine at the show, in mid turn. With her hair flowing that way and her fleshy figure, she truly resembles a goddess.


Their album also includes a picture of Katherine in her second look. This is a fun, summery dress, and Katherine has the perfect figure for it. Very pretty.


And here's a group shot. Katherine is further to the right, while Beth is the model on the left, with her curvaceous legs and adorably full facial features. What a beauty! I hope we see more of her in the future.


I take this as an encouraging sign, that when a new plus-size brand makes its appearance, it presents itself to the world by using young, ripe, beautiful models with curvy, well-fed bodies which make the clothing look fantastic. What a terrific debut for Pink Shoppe.

27th June 2011, 20:48
We've been seeing so much runway on the forum recently that I've become addicted to it, so it's a pleasure to be treated to a little more.

Pink Shoppe has now released the professional images of its recent launch party / runway show, featuring one of Katherine's two looks from the event.


She's so adorable! And her legs look full and shapely.


I marvel at how confident she always appears when she walks a catwalk. It's the most effortless thing in the world to her. And I love the set of her face when she walks the runway - so serenely beautiful and angelic. She glides.


Looking very curvaceous for her end-of-the-runway pose, with the sensual touch of fullness at her middle.


A quarter-turn, to show off her luscious arms.


Pink Shoppe made a brilliant move in selecting Katherine for this show. I would never have known about the site otherwise. I wish every runway show featured Katherine, and models like her, just as FFFWeek did. If that were the case, I'd begin to really love fashion.

27th June 2011, 22:40
Better still, Pink Shoppe just released several more images from its show, featuring Katherine in her second look. WOW. These are even prettier. Here's that serene expression.


I love Katherine's sideways glance here, which is a new pose that I haven't seen before in runway photos. It's very graceful.


Short, summery dresses look perfect on genuinely curvy and gorgeous models. I can't fathom why any plus-size retailer would ever want to use faux-plus models, when everything looks better on fuller-figured girls, especially short, sleeveless items like as this.


This is my favourite picture of all, with the way that Katherine's tresses flow over her eyes. It's such a fetching touch.


Beth also looks very pretty in her second look in the show.


The reverse-view picture is especially size-positive, showing the soft, sensual curves along her back.


I feel summery just looking at these beautiful pictures. As she did at FFFWeek, Katherine makes everything she wears look stunning.