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Emily
9th May 2006, 16:16
It's such a pleasure to see new work from Barbara at Nordstrom -- and modelling a really lovely item, too.

It's a gorgeous image, showing a radiant Barbara in motion, hair flowing, flaring out a dress that has a tempting description:


"Ruching cinches the waist of a sleeveless, A-line dress, topped with a no-closure jacket."


I wish they'd also shown how it looks without the jacket, but the ensemble looks stunning. And the fit is described at:


"FIT TIP: Form-fitting; a body-hugging, close fit."


That is, of course, the best fit of all -- as Barbara demonstrates.

http://a1216.g.akamai.net/f/1216/955/6h/images2.nordstrom.com/images/store/product/large/30472.jpg

You can view the item here:

http://store.nordstrom.com/product/product.asp?StyleID=2892535&Category=2376776%7E2374327%7E6002274%7E2382059&ProductFinder=True&pfindid=13

HSG
9th May 2006, 23:37
<br>What a stunning image--but who could expect any less from Mrs. Brickner? The pose is especially attractive, a fluid, almost balletic stance. Between that, are the Classical curves of her figure, she makes the outfit look remarkably pretty.

Here is a gorgeous recent test image of Mrs. Brickner, showing how much a romantic hairstyle adds to her already breathtaking look. The longer hair elevates her beauty to yet another level, and the swoop over one eye is one of the most feminine and bewitching styles that a goddess can wear. Barbara never merely duplicates her past triumphs. She is continually innovating, and enhancing her already incomparable allure.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/bb/test02.jpg"></center><p>- <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/Barbara.htm" target="_blank">Our humble encomium . . .</a>

MelanieW
10th May 2006, 17:18
Theres another gorgeous new image of Barbara on the Nordstorm site:

http://a1216.g.akamai.net/f/1216/955/6h/images2.nordstrom.com/images/store/product/medium/53049.jpg

Shes showing off a "wrap"-style dress, and once again Nordstrom gives the fit a pro-curvy descrption: "Form-fitting; a body-hugging, close fit."

http://store.nordstrom.com/product/product.asp?styleid=2898774&refsid=53045&refcat=2376776~2378685~2378693~2374395&SourceID=&slotid=1&origin=related

I really like wrap cuts, but you absolutely need to have curves to wear this style (or else, theres nothing to wrap...).

HSG
11th May 2006, 06:47
<br>The image that Melanie posted is yet another tour-de-force from Mrs. Brickner. And note the business with the waist tie, which is one of those clever, subtle gestures that great models employ to breathe life into a garment, when they showcase it.

The same dress is also available in a slate colour, and while the floral print is attractive, the solid hue gives a better idea of its cut, and the ruching. It's a shame that this isn't a sleeveless design, but the wrap style is indeed irresistible on curvaceous figures, especially if the wearer actually possesses a full, womanly midriff, rather than an unappealingly narrow/constricted waist (which gives the silhouette too much of an artificial, "bottleneck" shape). Barbara, as always, exhibit the definitive, natural curves.

Mrs. Brickner's expression in this image is especially arresting, displaying the self-assurance of a true goddess. Her cascading tresses frame her face a most becoming manner.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/bb/bn40.jpg"></center>

M. Lopez
15th May 2006, 04:26
Barbara is also modeling this oriental-style jacket at Nordstrom:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2899333/0~2376776~2378685~2378693~2377783?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=2377783&P=1

It isn't really to my own taste, but I am enjoying this new series because Barbara's hairstyle is so lovely.

http://a1216.g.akamai.net/f/1216/955/6h/images2.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/Product/MediumLarge/1/_5194341.jpg

Actually, the real reason why I'm contributing to this thread is because I noticed that just this past week, Barbara gave two lectures about body image at Seattle Pacific University (www.spu.edu). The topics sounded very interesting:


WEDNESDAY, MAY 10
10PM THE TRAVELING BODY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON BODY IMAGE (DH 150) Free food Served!
World famous plus size model, Barbara Brickner and two SPU students that traveled on SPRINT will share about how the body is received in countries around the world.

THURSDAY, MAY 11
1:00pm-2:00pm Fashion Industry: What do they have to say about Perfection
Come listen to different members of the Fashion Industry participate in a panel discussing the role of perfection, featuring Barbara Brickner, international plus-sized model. Part of Respect Your Body Week.
I'm certain that for young women, hearing about size celebration from a gorgeous plus-size model like Barbara would make MUCH more of an impact than if they were to hear the same info from an ordinary lecturer. She would be her own best evidence that curves can be beautiful!

Kaitlynn
23rd May 2006, 22:33
Barbara's new Reitmans campaign may be stealing the show, but here are two shots of her showing off a new dress at Nordstrom that are very exciting as well. Barbara looks so majestic in this image, truly like a goddess to be worshipped. And her face looks even more beautiful than usual. I think it's because her full, romantic hairstyle frames her face in such an opulent way. The earrings complete the effect.

http://a1216.g.akamai.net/f/1216/955/6h/images2.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/Product/Gigantic/17/_5194337.jpg

The dress looks so good on her. I have this weakness- any time I see a dress on either Barbara or Christina Schmidt, I always feel like buying it, because they have the most shapely and curvaceous figures of all of the top plus-size models, and they show what a dress will actually look like on a curvy figure.

The back view is just as stunning, not only because it presents the dress so well, but because it shows how breathtaking the longer hair looks on Barbara. It tumbles in thick waves down her back, and the effect is truly luxuriant.

http://a1216.g.akamai.net/f/1216/955/6h/images2.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/Product/Gigantic/2/_5194822.jpg

Of course, the fit of the dress is described as being Form-fitting; a body-hugging, close fit, and on a perfectly-proportioned figure like Barbara's, that's the only fit that she deserves. If I had any change to make, I would only wish that the dress might be a tad shorter, as it seems a little long for such an energetic style.

Here's the item page:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2898969/0~2376776~2378685~2378693~2377783?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=2377783&P=1

M. Lopez
6th June 2006, 14:55
Just to let the fans know, Nordstrom has added several new lovely images of Barbara, such as these,

http://a1216.g.akamai.net/f/1216/955/6h/images2.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/Product/MediumLarge/5/_5210465.jpg http://a1216.g.akamai.net/f/1216/955/6h/images2.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/Product/MediumLarge/12/_5210412.jpg

along with a sleeveless style, linked below. Beautiful poses, gorgeous hair, and above all, the requisite curves to make every dress look beautiful - especially attractive "wrap" styles.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2905301/0~2376776~2378685~2378693~2377783?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=2377783&P=1

Kaitlynn
6th June 2006, 15:58
The new image that really struck me was this one, showing Barbara in a white lace dress. Barbara always looks especially beautiful in white, because it's a colour that really shows off womanly curves.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2905296/0~2376776~2378685~2378693~2374394?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=2374394&P=1

It's worth looking at both in its small version, to get a sense of the silhouette:

http://a1216.g.akamai.net/f/1216/955/6h/images2.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/Product/MediumLarge/14/_5210614.jpg

and at a larger size, which shows the detail better - as well as Barbara's lovely facial expression:

http://a1216.g.akamai.net/f/1216/955/6h/images2.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/Product/Gigantic/14/_5210614.jpg

I would have preferred it just a little shorter (which is a frequent reservation I have about Nordstrom dresses), but it's a nice item, and a beautiful image.

MelanieW
8th June 2006, 07:09
I also like this new image, showing a lush floral sleeveless dress. The length thankfully looks a little shorter.

http://a1216.g.akamai.net/f/1216/955/6h/images2.nordstrom.com/ImageGallery/store/Product/MediumLarge/5/_5210985.jpg

I love the colors of the print, which go perfectly with brunette hair. And the image shows why Barbara is such a terrific dress model, and why you really need to have a curvy figure to make dresses look seductive. On Barbara, the dress falls into an attractive "bell" shape, rather than the straight-up-and-down "pencil" look that straight-size or even faux-plus models produce, when they model dresses. A fuller figure gives the dress the contours it needs.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2891846/0~2376776~2378685~2378693~2377783?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=2377783&P=1