View Full Version : Charlotte Coyle at Marks & Spencer!!

2nd March 2007, 15:37
What an exciting event! Charlotte Coyle is now the face (and figure) of the entire Spring 2007 plus-size line at Marks & Spencer!

M&S is Britain's top retailer, so this is the top modelling opportunity in the U.K.!

This may be the most exciting commercial campaign any plus-size model has ever done. They allowed Charlotte to look totally curvy, without apology, and completely gorgeous.

There isn't a man or woman alive who won't see these pictures and think, "That's the most gorgeous model I've ever seen."

The pictures can be found from the plus landing page, here:


Here are four looks showing Charlotte in romantic white blouses:

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I especially adore how the first blouse wraps her curves. What a perfect style for this goddess!

The picture are just amazing. Her skin looks so fair, her tresses angelic blonde. These images will do as much for size celebration as her Beauty Reborn/Shape the Nation TV documentary did.

I can't wait to see more!

M. Lopez
2nd March 2007, 16:50
Has there ever been a plus-size model who has more supermodel beauty than Charlotte Coyle? No! She is beyond a goddess, if that's possible.

It's so wonderful to see her modelling again! Every single one of her catalogue pictures is more exciting than any model's magazine tear sheets.

Here are four casual looks, showing Charlotte in colours. She looks so gorgeous in colours other than black - although black has always suited her so well, too.

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This is an incredible triumph for Charlotte. What an inspiring story for all curvy girls. The industry tried to change her, but instead, she knew that she had superlative beauty and talent, and in time, the industry adapted for her.

And watch M&S's sales go through the roof now! MAJOR kudos to them for featuring Charlotte.

But besides demonstrating just how gorgeous a truly curvy model looks, these images also show just how brilliant a model Charlotte is. Ever pose is different: accessible enough to attract customers, but still with that unique Charlotte Coyle frisson and thrill, like that special certain something in the work of a great painter. No one can ever mistake her work for any other model's.

The North American industry is missing out on the most exciting model there is - but let's hope that changes in the future.

2nd March 2007, 20:18
This is an incredible triumph for Charlotte. What an inspiring story for all curvy girls. The industry tried to change her, but instead, she knew that she had superlative beauty and talent, and in time, the industry adapted for her.
And let's not forget the horrid agents. Charlotte triumphed over them all -- but I would add that she didn't just persuade the industry to adapt to her (in convincing the British plus-size fashion establishment to celebrate her curvier figure), but to adapt to all full-figured women.

The Marks&Spencer plus-size landing page advertises:

"A new season of perfectly proportioned fashionable styles, specially designed to fit and flatter sizes 20 to 28"Doesn't it stand to reason, then, that the company should be using a model who is between sizes 20 and 28? M&S did the best thing possible, by choosing a model who embodies those requirements, yet who also happens to be the sexiest girl in the industry.

And Charlotte is "perfectly proportioned." Note how her figure gives that cardigan an attractive, curvy shape, which it wouldn't have on a thinner model.

The clothing may be basic, but M&S did a nice job with the presentation. The clean lighting shows off the fairness of the model's complexion, and the hairstyle is elegant, yet still has a vixenish quality (although I adore Charlotte's look with longer tresses).


But my favourite piece is indeed the wrap-style top that Kaitlynn mentioned, which is so curve-embracing. It's also the best image (so far!).

4th March 2007, 20:00
<br>It shouldn't come as a surprise that, of all British retailers, it is Marks & Spencer which has first recognized Miss Coyle's limitless potential, and has taken advantage of it.

M&S has always been the most size-positive of U.K. companies. It featured a thrilling campaign with Barbara Brickner several seasons ago (even with steamy <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/bb/bbms.jpg" target="_blank">swimwear</a> styles), and before that, it launched an acclaimed series of television ads in which a full-figured model famously announced <i>"I'm normal!"</i>

But this campaign surpasses every other effort by M&S to bring size celebration to Britain. There isn't a single piece here that Miss Coyle doesn't transform into the sexiest, most desirable garment in the world--all thanks to her superlative beauty, her incomparably shapely figure, and her dynamic poses and expressions. Charlotte is even more alluring now than she was when she shot her Torrid campaign, and not even the most casual of the M&S garments can disguise the fact that she is the very epitome of a supermodel.

Ms. Lopez is right that this represents an astonishing triumph for timeless beauty, and an extraordinary personal victory for Miss Coyle. For about ten years now, Britain has been the most inhospitable of all major fashion markets for true plus-size models, and it is fair to say that the faux-plus derailment of the plus-size industry was something of a British import.

But Charlotte recognized how misguided this policy was, and that full-figured women longed to be represented by models such as herself, not by straight-size models mislabelled "plus." She determinedly spread a size-positive message in the British media, until finally, one retailer recognized that the industry's absurd and arbitrary "rules" about models' sizes were preventing them from employing the most gorgeous plus-size model in the world.

The result: they <i>changed</i> their casting policy, creating suitable samples for Miss Coyle to model, and the rest is--or shall be--history.

Now, Marks and Spencer has a campaign that will not only sell plus-size fashions as never before, but will significantly advance size celebration overseas.

Charlotte's fans at The Judgment of Paris recognized and acclaimed her talent from her very first Torrid cover image, at a time when no one yet even knew her identity--and even from a test headshot that preceded said campaign. It is encouraging to see the industry finally acknowledging Miss Coyle's limitless potential, and we hope that more retailers on both sides of the Atlantic will feature her in their campaigns, in the near future.

Irresisitble Irish beauty, at Marks & Spencer:<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/cc/ms01.jpg"></center><p>- <a href="http://www.marksandspencer.com/gp/product/B000NXESL6/sr=1-8/qid=1174687234/ref=sr_1_8/026-1765717-9470005?ie=UTF8&node=43046030&m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&keywords=&mnSBrand=core&size=9&rh=&page=" target="_blank">That feminine S-curve . . .</a>

5th March 2007, 06:44
Marks & Spencer has now released more images of Charlotte - even more amazing than the previous set.

Charlotte looks like a more gorgeous version of Scarlett Johanssen in this photo:


There are also two full-length pics. I especially adore the skirt combination, which fits her figure so well, and shows off her curvy silhouette. This is what a shapely woman really looks like:

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In these two new top photos, I find Charlottes expression in the orange blouse really dramatic and inspiring. Its one of those self-assured, even vain, "Im a goddess - just look at me!" expressions that Barbara and Christina adopt, and it obviously comes naturally to Charlotte (with good reason):

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But my very favourite picture in the entire campaign, so far, is this one. I prefer it even to the wrap-top photo in the first post. Charlottes sweeping hairstyle is gorgeous, her expression very natural, her peaches-and-cream complexion angelically fair. But above all, I admire it because its such a relaxed pose. She looks so at ease here, so confident and comfortable with her generous, womanly beauty:


If only more full-figured women could internalize the two sensations that Charlotte presents in the latter photos - the ultra-confidence and self-assurance in the orange blouse, and the sense of liberation and relaxation in the sleeveless floral top. Charlottes images will surely help show many women that they deserve to feel this way about themselves.


6th March 2007, 21:03
Here's one more beautiful picture of Charlotte at Marks and Spencer:


It's amazing to look at these images, because it's like seeing an angel out of a Baroque painting, but dressed in today's clothing. She takes my breath away, she's so gorgeous. Her skin is luminous.

I wish we had a Marks and Spencer here, so I could see if there are any in-store posters or catalogues with images of Charlotte.


9th March 2007, 14:07
Here are four looks showing Charlotte in romantic white blouses...I can't wait to see more!
Returning to the White theme that opened this thread, here's a brand-new M&S image of Charlotte modelling a feminine white blouse with "ruffle trim." I know how much the readers here enjoy frills and ruffles, so I'm sure this piece will be a hit. It compliments Charlotte's beauty really well, as the soft fabric embraces her figure closely, defining her shape, but without binding or constricting.


I love the slightly bemused expression she has in that image.

Here's also a more modern style that some customers will appreciate more than others. But with Charlotte, every image is worth a view:


This is turning into a substantial campaign, and Charlotte looks gorgeous in every image. I hope that this represents the beginning of a real change in the British industry, and that more retailers will feature sexier and more curvaceous models in the future. MAJOR applause to Marks & Spencer for being the trailblazers, and to Charlotte for being true to herself - and a living goddess.


M. Lopez
12th March 2007, 11:53
I'll be Marks&Spencer now has the most closely-watched site of any European retailer. Here are two more great images of Charlotte that turned up today.

First, there's a photo of her in a spring jacket - and the need for this kind of mac will only be appreciated by those who have actually been to the U.K., and experienced its non-stop rainy weather! (Hey, at least it keeps the grass green). Wonderful look of secret amusement from Charlotte - she always has a certain glint of joy eyes - and how nice for M&S to provide a slightly larger picture:


But more appreciative of a curvy figure is this sleeveless top. The berry colour looks so good against her complexion, and the comfort and ease that she always puts into her pictures are even more apparent here. Her curvy figure is plus-perfect, and I've always thought she had the most angelic look (the blonde hair, the cheekbones, the blue eyes) of any currently working model - which makes her "wilder" campaigns, like her Torrid shoot, such an interesting compliment to her sweet-as-sugar looks, such as we see here...


Amazing, amazing campaign.


16th March 2007, 16:42
Since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, it seems appropriate to share a couple more pictures of Irish Beauty Charlotte Coyle.

A new image appeared at M&S today, showing Charlotte in a crochet cardigan.


To keep with the crochet theme, here's another image from a few days ago. I don't like this sweater as much, because it is formless rather than body-conscious, like the one above, but at least the top underneath shows a hint of decolletage. A little detail like that can give an otherwise dull ensemble a little interest.


But look at Charlotte's wild expression, and how her hair caught by a bit of wind. Proof positive, yet again, that Charlotte can make anything look sexy. She makes every item seem like the hautest, hottest couture available. If only this promotion had been shot in a stunning Irish landscape!

I'm dying to see Charlotte in more campaigns...


19th March 2007, 05:02
Actually, M&S just unveiled the nicest of its crochet styles today. Its in a light pink colour that looks so pretty and feminine against Charlottes fair skin, and it features a pretty silk bow.


This is a really lovely image of Charlotte...


20th March 2007, 20:21
How can a day go by without a new Charlotte Coyle post? Here is probably the steamiest look and expression that traditionally conservative M&S allowed Charlotte to exhibit:


I've often wondered why supermodels are frequently photographed in simple white tees when they're not on a shoot. Now I know. Charlotte turns this t-shirt into one of the most alluring items in the spring lineup.

Charlotte is also showing off a new striped shirt, and while the style is a bit..."meh," it's a captivating come-hither, I-know-you-want-me expression, and her blonde tresses look like spun gold.


21st March 2007, 03:36
She is simply stunning!