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MelanieW
11th June 2006, 03:38
Its only happening by increments, but I am finally seeing signs that the plussize industry may be getting over its hang-ups about body "flaws" - as if there actually were any such thing! - and starting to show that ALL curves are beautiful, by featuring genuinely soft-figured models.

Ive noticed before that ShopKo sometimes features models who are truly plus-looking. Here is an image from one current ShopKo flyer. I dont know the identity of the model, but for once, its nice to see a company showing that its OKAY to have a curvy waist, and that such a feature doesnt make you any less beautiful.

http://akimages.crossmediaservices.com/dyn_li/200.0.70.0/Retailers/shopko/060611_BC_13BK.JPG

The item appears on this page at the ShopKo site:

http://shopko.crossmediaservices.com/shopko/default.aspx?action=browsepagedetail&storeid=2315313&rapid=281446&pagenumber=4&listingid=-2094919308&ref=%2fshopko%2fdefault.aspx%3faction%3dbrowsepagelarge%26storeid%3d2315313%26rapid%3d281446%26pagenumber%3d4

I also noticed that a small Canadian company called Ki-Ki is feautring a curvy model. Again, I dont know her identity, but she is pretty, like a fuller-figured Melissa Archer. She is definitely closer to a natural plus look than the 6'0 size ten models that some companies consider plus:

http://ki-ke.com/images/mainsection_shop.jpg

The site is here:

http://ki-ke.com/pages/shop/index.php

Its still hard to find really positive examples like this, but I hope that in time this will change, and that the industry will produce more inspiring images with models who are naturally curvy and truly gorgeous. (Barbara and Christina are the ideals to emulate.)

HSG
11th June 2006, 05:31
<br>The ki-ke.com site merely identifies the model as "Jennifer." Whether or not she is a represented talent is unclear, but it certainly is encouraging to see companies using fuller-figured girls, both to reflect, and to foster, the growing body-confidence exhibited by plus-size women today.

Another image of this model appears on the page linked below:<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forum/ki-ke01.jpg"></center><p>- <a href="http://ki-ke.com/pages/shop/collection.php" target="_blank">Ki-Ke Collection</a>