View Full Version : Mayara Russi at FWPS 2012

11th February 2012, 18:30
Second only to FFFWeek, Brazil's biannual Fashion Weekend Plus Size is the most exciting plus-size runway show in the world, thanks primarily to the fact that gorgeous full-figured model Mayara Russi, a U.S. size 22, is the star of the event.

Here's the first video news report about this season's incarnation of FWPS, which took place earlier today. Mayara first appears at 0:40 in the video, then is briefly interviewd at 0:51.

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Wonderfully, since the seasons are reversed in South America, this is the spring/summer edition of FWPS, so Mayara's outfit is very body-conscious. It embraces her womanly hips and bares her full arms, as this screencap shows.


How cute to see the model still in curlers while being made up for her turn on the runway. I can't wait to see the still photos of Mayara on the catwalk.


She has such ample décolletage, such a luscious curve under the chin. She is a true goddess.


Everyone knows that this is what a plus-size model should look like. Brazil is to be envied for being blessed with such a gorgeous, well-fed model to represent the nation's curvy women.

11th February 2012, 23:46
Did everyone notice a little detail in that video clip? When Mayara speaks, the caption identifies her as Mayara Alves. Perhaps that means some congratulations are in order? I recall that in a previous interview somewhere, Mayara said she was "almost married" or words to that effect. Mr. Alves may now be awarded the title Luckiest Man in the Universe!

12th February 2012, 15:49
A bit of Web sleuthing turns up a few more initial images of Mayara at this exciting event.

First, here's an appreciative write-up of the show:


It includes two truly beautiful images of Mayara. The fullness at her waist makes her utterly gorgeous. This is one of the most attractive, pro-curvy outfits she has ever worn. She clearly loves her body, and with good reason.


An appealing picture of Mayara relaxing in the company of several of her modelling peers.


The article includes a quote from Mayara about the positive intentions of the show. Roughly translated, it reads:

The idea, according to the model Mayara Russi, 22, is to demonstrate that it is possible to be beautiful and make a success out of a heavier weight. "We're here to show that you can be so beautiful," said the model, 1.71 high.Incidentally, 1.71 metres converts to 67.3 inches, or between 5'7" and 5'8" (!). No wonder Mayara is so curvy. She has a natural, non-Amazonian height.

This (http://mdemulher.abril.com.br/moda/fotos/tamanho-gg/fashion-weekend-plus-size-roupas-acessorios-inverno-2012-676822.shtml#4) article includes the first clear, professional photograph of Mayara on the runway this season:


Found on Twitter, here are two unfortunately blurry photos of Mayara in a different look.



And finally, from a Brazilian Web log (http://serplussize.blogspot.com/2012/02/fwps-11022012.html) , here's Mayara's portion of the writer's image of herself with the gorgeous model.


The sight of Mayara's deep, ample décolletage and luscious arms is intoxicating. She is a true goddess.

12th February 2012, 19:29
One Brazilian Web site offers a comprehensive slideshow (http://estilo.uol.com.br/moda/album/fashionweekendplusizei12_album.htm?abrefoto=35#fotoNav=1) of many -- but frustratingly, not all -- of the looks at FWPS. And incidentally, because of the fashion industry's tendency to stage shows far in advance of the selling season, this was actually a fall/winter event, not spring/summer.

At any rate, the slideshow features three looks showing Mayara on the runway. The first two appeared in Graham's post.



But here's a third -- a gorgeous, lacy dress that lovingly fits Mayara's figure.


From a different source, I located a second angle on this stunning outfit:


And in this runway image, Mayara in shown in profile, at the left. She has such a luscious physique, which real fullness at her middle. Her figure looks truly goddesslike compared to the woman in front of her.


It appears that Mayara actually modelled a second outfit for the designer Arian, as seen in this unfortunately blurry image. The fuchsia legwear is the same, but the dress and shawl are different.


The following stunning dress is surely the show-stopping Mayara look of the event. I hope that someone will be able to find a clearer version. The model looks absolutely luscious in this sleeveless number, which showcases her buxom voluptuousness and the round fullness at her waist. The designer is Claudia Nazário -- so we now know the names of at least two of the labels for which Mayara walked.


What a thrill it would be to attend FWPS someday and see Mayara live -- the most curvaceous runway model in the world, and perhaps the most beautiful as well.

12th February 2012, 23:19
Another article (http://mdemulher.abril.com.br/moda/fotos/tamanho-gg/fashion-weekend-plus-size-roupas-acessorios-inverno-2012-676822.shtml#2) about the event features three more professional runway images of Mayara.

Here she is in the sleeveless gown. This is unquestionably the most beautiful item that I've ever seen her model at FWPS, and one of the most gorgeous pieces ever sent down a plus-size catwalk.


The lace dress, which is every bit as eye-catching, is, in fact, part of the runway collection of...Kauê Modas! How wonderful that this client, which has shot so many unforgettable campaigns with Mayara, staged a show at FWPS and included Mayara in its lineup, and furthermore, gave her such a gorgeous item to model. Look at how seductively abbreviated it is.


Here's a professional image of Mayara's second look for the Arian label.


As far as I can tell, then, Mayara showcased these collections:

Carlota Rio: the grey top with the geometrical design.
Arian: two outfits with fuchsia leggings -- a coat and a dress
Kauê Modas: black lace dress
Claudia Nazário: the stunning purple gown

What an extraordinary display of plus-size beauty. I wish all full-figured models wore a size 22, or started at a size 16 and went through all the sizes, through a size 28, with Mayara's size-22 figure abundantly represented.

13th February 2012, 15:46
There's more! I've tracked down several more photos of Mayara at FWPS 2012 to share. I'll post forum-sized images and place links to full-size versions below.

Among the images at one Brazilian Web log, I discovered an image of Mayara walking for a fifth (http://www.sacadafashion.com.br/fwps-1-dia-do-evento/) label at FWPS 2012: a brand named Sara Nika. The top, with the bejeweled sheer sleeves, is very attractive, but I especially love the way the tights embrace her full legs and womanly hips.



Mayara's Kauê Modas dress is shown from a dramatic angle in this image, found here (http://rosemarschick.blogspot.com/2012/02/fashion-weekend-plus-size-moda.html):



Here's (http://papofeminino.uol.com.br/2011/revistas/malu/saiba-tudo-sobre-a-edicao-do-fashion-weekend-plus-size/) one behind-the-scenes image of the model prior to the show, with her hair already in the Gibson hairstyle that was common throughout the event.


And a professional photographer who attended the show posted several dramatic backstage (http://rogeriofoto.blogspot.com/2012/02/backstage-fwps-inverno-2012.html) close-ups of Mayara as she was being made up for the event.





Mayara is most famous, of course, for her stunning size-22 figure, but she has gorgeous, full facial features as well.

14th February 2012, 00:38
Mayara appears in one of her Arian outfits in this headshot, located on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/epramos/6871849455/).


Also, while Mayara's Carlota Rio top may not be quite as exciting as some of the other items that she wore on the runway, here's a terrific profile image (located here (http://assessoriadupla.blogspot.com/2012/02/fashion-weekend-plus-size.html)) which should earn it some love.


Her physique is absolutely stunning.

14th February 2012, 16:10
Here are a host of further images of Mayara.

I was intrigued to see that the Brazilian edition of Vice magazine covered the event, given that Vice also filmed a documentary about FFFWeek in New York:

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Source: http://www.vice.com/pt_br/read/fashion-weekend-plus-size-inverno-2012


This Web log shows a gorgeous image of Mayara being made up for the show in dramatic, Italian-style makeup. With her maiden name being Russi, I've always wondered if she had a part Italian heritage.

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Source: http://mulherao.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/inspire-se-no-cabelo-e-make-das-modelos-do-fwps/

A view of Mayara in her attractive Sara Nika ensemble. She is opulent at her middle, and the outfit attractively celebrates this aspect of her figure, just as her closely fitted pants show off her womanly hips and thighs.

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Source: http://brasilpersonalidades.blogspot.com/2012/02/fashion-weekend-plus-size-2012.html

And finally, Kauê Modas posted a number of fun backstage photos of the event. In the first, Mayara's gorgeously full waist is abundantly on display.

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Smiling for the camera:

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Being interviewed by the Brazilian press. I can't understand what she says in her interviews, but she always seems very articulate, and has a lovely voice. With her look and her energy, she is the perfect spokesmodel for the plus-size industry.

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A view of the entire Kauê Modas FWPS team:


15th February 2012, 16:56
Mayara's portion is brief, but she appears in this video showing various runway looks from FWPS at 0:40 in her Carlota Rio top.

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I hope that more runway videos of the various labels for which Mayara walked will be forthcoming. Not only is she gorgeous on the catwalk, but she has a terrific runway walk, very smooth and fluid and graceful.

17th February 2012, 00:58
One Brazilian blogger not only provides a gorgeous photo of Mayara, but a lovely comment about her as well.


Translated, her text reads:

The highlight of the Carlotta Rio show was the model Mayara Russi. This girl, who was among the largest-size models, was also the most beautiful of all. I had to pick a picture from Google so I can show you how beautiful she is. At the time of the runway show, I could not photograph her face, but she is as beautiful in person as in photos.
No wonder this Brazilian girl was so impressed by Mayara. With her luscious figure, she makes every outfit look terrific. She is the totality of size-celebration incarnated in a single person. The photograph that the blogger took was clearly meant to accentuate her curves.


I love the fact that the writer associates "largest" with "most beautiful of all. This is the turn in thinking that the sight of a true plus-size model can accomplish, so long as the model is sufficiently full-figured and sufficiently gorgeous (as Mayara is).

Another blog comes with a very size-positive photograph of Mayara in her Sara Nika outfit. The model's full, rounded midsection is clearly visible.



The Sara Nika Facebook page also includes two images of Mayara in the designer's outfit, one at the end of the runway,


and one up close.


Every part of her beautiful body, from her face to her arms to her waist to her hips and thighs, is visibly plus-size. And she is stunningly gorgeous.

If only the North American fashion industry embraced similarly attractive models who were equally curvaceous, the public would soon clamour for plus-size beauty.

17th February 2012, 14:53
Everyone has found so many wonderful images of Mayara at this show that I feel I have to get in on the action.

Best of all, I've discovered that Mayara appeared in not just one, but two more runway shows at FWPS, though images are hard to come by.

First, this (http://www.thefrufru.com/2012/02/fwps-1202.html) web log features a photograph of Mayara in her Cláudia Nazário dress. I wish there were more photos available of this stunning look. These pictures have a curious fog-filter effect.


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Anyone who has browsed through all of the FWPS photographs has surely noticed the bizarre headpieces, resembling dunce-caps, worn by the models in a show from the so-called "Ex.Size" label. It turns out that Mayara walked in this show as well. The headwear is awful, but her outfit is actually very attractive on her luscious figure.


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Next this (http://www.pink-online.com.br/2012/02/fwps-2012-parte-5-desfile-sara-nika.html) web log includes a new image of Mayara in her form-fitting Sara Nika outfit:


And finally, here are two videos of Mayara on the runway. The first is very brief, just showing the conclusion of the Carlotta Rio show. Mayara is at the head of the procession, of course.

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Next, it turns out that Mayara closed the Korukru show. I have not yet found any print images of her in this designer's fashions, but in the video of the complete presentation, she closes the show, appearing at 9:28 and subsequently at 10:49. In this case, though, you really must keep the video's sound turned off, as the onstage band creates nothing but sense-assaulting noise.

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When it comes to ideal womanly proportions, Mayara is the definitive plus-size model.

M. Lopez
20th February 2012, 03:04
A few more images of Mayara at FWPS have recently turned up.

Browsing this Web log,


I found a pair of "slides" of Mayara in two collections. First, Sara Nika:


It's a pleasure to find a reverse-view image of Mayara and to see that she has soft, luscious curves along her back. It's a sensual, natural detail, and I'm glad that the photographer captured this feature. Plus-size goddesses should feel confident in all of their curves, because they're all beautiful.


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Next, here at last are the first still photos of Mayara walking for Korukru. So far, only a video posted earlier testified to the model's presence in this show.


This image dramatically indicates her full, rounded waist.


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Curiously, one of the Korukru images shown above can be seen at a larger size at a different Web log (even though it bears the watermark of the first).



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Also, here's a brief video of the final showcase from the Sara Nika show. Mayara (reverse view) is in the foreground of the video for the first half, the clapping section, and can then be seen closing the show as the final model in the lineup.

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The word "goddess" was invented with Mayara in mind.

20th February 2012, 18:51
The same Web log that M. Lopez shared now features a second post about FWPS.


I've clipped the following images from the author's "slides". First, Mayara in her Kauê Modas dress and intriguing hairstyle:


Next, her two runway looks for the Arian label:

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Best of all, a new image of Mayara in her gorgeous Cláudia Nazário gown. I love how her dramatic gesture gives the dress movement. Mayara is famous for her stunning figure, but her modelling technique is highly accomplished.


And finally, new images of her Ex.Size outfit.


The headpieces are just odd, but Mayara otherwise looks terrific in the ensemble. Her full waist is abundantly displayed.


23rd February 2012, 01:07
For everyone's viewing pleasure, here are images of Mayara from two new posts at a Brazilian Web log.

First, the model appears in her Sara Nika dress. (The black borders appear because the original image was rotated, so I've tried to orient it properly.)


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Source: http://serplussize.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-02-19T18:48:00-08:00&max-results=1

Next, in her Carlotta Rio top.


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Source: http://serplussize.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-02-19T09:19:00-08:00&max-results=1&start=2&by-date=false

The real finds are further images of Mayara walking the runway for Korukru. This headshot is dramatic and beautiful, showing the fullness of her facial features.


Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/epramos/6920388829/

The creme de la creme, though, is this stunning full-length, which Korukru posted in its Facebook album. It showcases the generous roundness at the model's waist.


It's such a pro-curvy photo that it deserves to be viewed full-size:


This is the definition of what the figure of a plus-size model should look like. Mayara's presence on the runway makes FWPS, along with FFFWeek in New York, the only two legitimate recurring plus-size runway shows in the world. The various faux-plus shows are a joke by comparison. Mayara represents actual full-figured women when she walks down the runway, goddess that she is.

24th February 2012, 17:32
Like everyone else, I keep hoping that there will be more images of Mayara in her Cláudia Nazário gown. But in the meantime, further pictures of the Korukru look have emerged.

This photo appears in the Korukru Facebook album:


Mayara has such a commanding presence on the runway. She indicates the curvy womanliness of her hips without any kind of exaggerated stance - simply by standing proudly and confidently.


This (http://gehcarneiro.blogspot.com/2012/02/minha-passagem-pelo-fwps.html) Brazilian Web log includes an image that is even more sensual. The full roundness of the model's midsection is clearly visible beneath the fabric.


The belt cannot encompass her generous waist, so is rides high on her frame. Yet the model's pose is pure self-adoration.


All curvy goddesses in her luscious size should feel this way about themselves. If there were more models as curvy and beautiful as Mayara in the public eye, they surely would.

29th February 2012, 02:26
The official FWPS Facebook page has now added images of Mayara in her two outfits for the Arian line, united by her eye-catching scarlet stockings, which show off her gorgeous legs.


The dress is especially attractive, with its sheer sleeves (the next-best thing to sleeveless). And the wrap adds a lively extra touch of colour to the ensemble.


Even when she's dressed in a coat, Mayara's amazing figure exhibits a luscious substantiality at the waist.


The full-size version also shows the fullness of her facial features, which are including towards a curve under the chin.


Ever aspect of Mayara is visibly plus-size -- and gorgeous. As all full-figured models should be!

28th April 2012, 11:48
Here's a late addition to this thread: a new video from FWPS showing Mayara Russi walking in the Korukru runway show.

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She looks gorgeous, and every inch a U.S. size 22. Absolutely stunning.

30th April 2012, 19:28
My kingdom for more footage of Mayara in that very feminine dress (at least I think it's a dress) that is glimpsed for a tantalizing moment at 0:02.