View Full Version : Justine Legault in Elle Quebec, August 2013

21st July 2013, 22:01
<br>Everyone here will surely remember the spectacular May 2013 <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=2563" target="_blank">issue</a> of <i>Elle Québec,</I> which featured gorgeous plus-size model Justine Legault in the most attractive and pro-curvy cover that any "mainstream" publication has ever printed. The cover showed Justine in an off-white shirt and little else, while within the pages of the magazine itself, Justine sported a succulent coral dress.

However, viewers who watched the captivating footage of the making of the cover might also recall that Justine shot one further look for <i>Elle</I> in addition to the two outfits which appeared in the May issue. That look appears at 1:15 in the video:<p><center><object width="690" height="423"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/aaIRv4RDKmQ?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/aaIRv4RDKmQ?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="690" height="423" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></center><p>Alas, for months it seemed as if the images showing Mlle Legault in that stylish blue outfit would never see the light of day.

Until now.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq05.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq05a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>That's right. The current, August issue of <i>Elle Québec</I> incorporates Justine's blue-look photos into a new eight-page editorial. And of course, the model looks utterly stunning, with the abbreviatd skirt showing off her luscious legs. No reader could ever mistake Justine for a standard, anorexic fashion waif: she is clearly a <i>plus-size</I> model, with softly rounded limbs that appear attractively untoned, shaped to perfection by natural fullness.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq05.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq05c.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The images appear to having nothing directly to do with the article, but are used as a kind of backdrop for cosmetics, perfumes, and heaven knows what else. The textual captions are informational in some way, undoubtedly, but what matters is the pro-curvy impact that the pages will have, as the huge photos of Justine show readers just how gorgeous a plus-size body can be.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq06.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq06a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>This page is especially size-celebratory, as the inset image shows an underweight model obviously preparing to subject herself to gym-torture; however, the minus-size girl is appropriately relegated to a mere thumbnail picture, while the well-fed Justine takes pride of place, and clearly outshines her meagre compatriot in attractiveness, thanks to her voluptuous form. It is the self-indulgence of the plus-size model, rather than the diet-starvation of her skinny rival, that is clearly the key to true beauty.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq06.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq06c.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Notice the sensual "wet look" hairstyle that <i>Elle</I> gave Justine for these photos, a seductive 'do which injects an element of raw allure into what is otherwise a flirtatious but decorous look.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq07.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq07a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>This image is especially daring, as it offers a dangerous glimpse of the model's opulent thighs. The fitted skirt also suggests the fullness of the model's womanly hips and hints at her generous waist.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq07.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq07c.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>A fourth image of Mademoiselle Legault in this outfit graces two separate pages in the magazine.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq08.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq08a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p> One can't help but marvel at Justine's talent for graceful, feminine movement, evident in how she effortlessly manages to twirl her skirt in an excitingly coquettish manner.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq09.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq09a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Ah, but those of you who might have wished to see these lovely images of Justine on their own, sans text, don't despair: <i>Elle</I> has also released a composite banner joining together all four photographs, as if in a narrative sequence, along with a credit to the talented photographer, Geneviève Charbonneau, who made all of this magic happen.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq10.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq10a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>The open top button teases the viewer with a discreet intimation of décolletage, even as the model's buxom curves fill out her blouse. She very deliberately displays her sumptuous legs, as if to say to the viewer, "Yes, my legs are those of a <i>plus-size</i> model, full and lusciously untoned--and you know that they're the most gorgeous legs you've ever seen."<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq10.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq10b.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Justine's work has a quality utterly unlike that of any other plus-size model, an <i>aristocratic</I> sensibility, which is evident even in her most coy and girlish poses, such as this enchanting flip of her skirt. She always evidences a certain poise, a refinement, a ladylike quality, no matter how pulse-poundingly sensual her images might be. Surely her ancestors were nobles from the Vendée, who fled their Château and ancestral lands during the Revolution and resettled in <i>La belle province,</I> Québec.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq10.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq10c.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Our final offering presents a clear view of the picture that appeared on two separate pages within the magazine, above, but was partly obscured by text. Justine allows her skirt to open up like a flower in full bloom, even as she kicks up her heels and sensually touches one foot against her oh-so-softly seductive leg.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq10.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/elleq10d.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Bravo to Mlle Legault for her outstanding work in this shoot. And special congratulations to <i>Elle Québec</I> for recognizing what a treasure-trove it had in these images and bringing them back to illustrate a second, full editorial, simply for the reason that the magazine's readership should and must be exposed to more images of <i>plus-size</I> models--of which none is lovelier than Justine.

Should magazines such as those bearing an <i>Elle</I> masthead begin featuring genuinely full-figured models such as Justine Legault more often, the timeless ideal of curvaceous beauty will inevitably be restored to cultural dominance. Soon, readers will no longer be content with being subjected to pages upon pages of malnourished models who resemble reanimated cadavers, but will insist on seeing robust, well-fed beauties like Justine on every cover and in every issue.

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4th August 2013, 11:10
<br>To complete the set, as it were, from Justine Legault's photo session with Genevieve Charbonneau for <i>Elle Quebec,</I> here are the final, never-before-seen images from the shoot, newly released by Muse Models.

The attire is elegant yet feminine--sober, dark pants topped by a filmy blouse that appears as delicately beautiful as is the model herself. Her pose accentuates the posh quality of the outfit, with Justine adopting her trademark regal, aristocratic bearing, an almost intimidating beauty that is appealingly softened by her princess-like golden tresses, which cascade over her shoulders in gentle, romantic waves.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/muse/muse08.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/muse/muse08a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Mademoiselle Legault adopts a steamy gaze in this arresting photograph, a feline look that courses with sensuality, even as her fair tresses flow over her shoulders. Her deep-V top invites the viewer to admire her decolletage. Her pose is convincingly incidental, suggesting movement.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/muse/muse20.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/muse/muse20a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Numerous shots in the behind-the-scenes video (posted above) which <i>Elle Quebec</I> released when Justine's cover issue came out show the model flipping her hair in a bewitchingly insouciant manner. The following photograph illustrates the results. Justine's gesture appears thrillingly dramatic, even as her haughty gaze testifies to an alluring vanity on her part, as if she were saying, "Just look at all of my breathtaking beauty--beauty of which you are unworthy, desire me as you might." The sheer weight and length of her golden tresses is utterly magnificent.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/muse/muse07.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/muse/muse07a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>And finally, Muse has also released a text-free version of the photograph of Justine in her coral dress which appeared in the magazine's May issue. Observe how the model encourages the skirt to fly up, in order to display her attractively full, soft, shapely legs.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/muse/muse18.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/muse/muse18a.jpg" border="0" title="Click to enlarge" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>Naturally, the most exciting outcome of Justine Legault's shoot for <i>Elle Quebec</I> was the fact that her finest image--the one that bared her sumptuous thighs--appeared on the cover of the magazine's May issue. But as these additional photographs have demonstrated, the entire photo session was a resounding success.

Let us hope that this results in more images of plus-size models in magazines bearing the <i>Elle</I> masthead--because without question, any one of Justine's pictures is infinitely superior in beauty to all of the publication's decades' worth of waif photography combined.

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