View Full Version : Russian Plus-Size Beauty

27th April 2012, 12:16
<br>In this post, we are privileged to introduce not just one, but two exciting talents in the worldwide movement toward size celebration, both hailing from Mother Russia: gorgeous up-and-coming plus-size model Viktoria Kasiyan, and talented photographer Ilya Fedorov.

This duo recently collaborated on a timely and pro-curvy online editorial titled "Put a Ring on It!" (after the Beyoncé video of the same name).<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk01a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>A closer look at one of the cover photos indicates why proponents of size celebration are so excited about this model's prospects. She exhibits every trace of ideal plus-size beauty, from round facial features to soft, plump hands with dimpled knuckles, to a smooth neck area with the clavicle submerged in soft fullness.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk01b.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Further images from the editorial exhibit the model's generous, sensually untoned waist. They also reveal that she has a real knack for posing, as the witty image on the right demonstrates.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk02.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk02a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Viktoria's opulent voluptuousness endows each item she wears with an alluring, feminine shape, while her long, luxuriant tresses complete the timeless look.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk04.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk04a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Mr. Fedorov's photography is note perfect. Even without a title, most viewers would immediately recognize this editorial as a take-off on the Beyoncé video. However, the photographer manages to reference the source without making the photoshoot a mere copy of the original, but rather, using it as a springboard to create images that stand on their own as a fashion editorial.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk03.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk03a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>In addition to collaborating on the aforementioned editorial, this model/photographer team previous worked together on Mr. Fedorov's 2012 calendar for the Russian online publication, <a href="http://www.happyplus.ru/" target="_blank">Happy Plus</a>. Interested viewers can see each image from the calendar at the photographer's <a href="http://www.ilyafedorov.500px.com" target="_blank">Web site</a> and <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bbw_photo/" target="_blank">Flickr</a> page, but Victoria's picture is unquestionably the most accomplished, in its playful, retro sensuality. The model's expression is gentle and sweet; her offering-the-pie pose is an innocent seduction; and the tug at the dress is a provocative tease. Most alluring of all, however, is the heady display of the soft, rounded flesh of her arms, neck-and-shoulder area, and buxom décolletage.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk05.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk05.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>An outtake from the calendar is equally delightful, with the model's pose accentuating her voluptuousness via the sweetheart neckline of the dress. The floral accessory in her hair is a lovely touch.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk06.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk06b.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p><center>* * *</center><p>In addition to her work with Mr. Fedorov, Miss Kasiyan has also distinguished herself with a number of independent credits. In December of 2011, she walked in "La Donna Dolce," which is a plus-size-model competition in Russia.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk07.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk07a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>With her raven tresses, Viktoria looks especially attractive in a Judgment of Paris shade of royal purple, wearing a top that emphasizes her buxom curves.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk08.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk08a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>For <a href="http://rt.com/online-exclusive/galleries/donna-dolce/svesta-advertise-contract-factory/" target="_blank">winning</a> this competition, Miss Kasiyan was awarded a modelling contract with Svesta, a well-known Russian plus-size label. Observe the round fullness of her facial features and the luscious curve under her chin.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk09.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/vk/vk09a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Gorgeous and genuinely full-figured, Viktoria is a well-nigh perfect example of a plus-size model. We earnestly wish her every success.

Photographer Ilya Fedorov has a clean, beautiful style and a sincere appreciation for full-figured femininity. We fully expect him to create many further memorable images that will convincingly showcase the irresistible appeal of timeless beauty.

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