View Full Version : Justine Legault, ''Voluptueuse''

16th March 2007, 14:40
<br>We tend to resist posting images of plus-size models in unmentionables on this forum, out of a desire to preserve our G rating. However, one likes to make an exception for campaigns that are particularly aesthetically accomplished, and one such promotion is Justine Legault's new work for BBCurves.com.

Back in October, we praised Miss Legault's fine <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=651" target="_blank">test shoot</a> with photographer Yanick Dery. However, her new BBCurves campaign reveals that her beauty is even more extraordinary than we initially suspected.

In fact, these are among the finest lingerie images that any plus-size model has yet produced, and remarkable presentations of timeless beauty.

We have noted before that lingerie promotions which simply display models "realistically," in hard lighting, generally fail, since the results seem clinical, almost brutal--like the photography of a police lineup, or a medical lab. (Think of those dreadful "reality campaigns" that have blighted the cultural landscape for months.)

This campaign, on the other hand, presents Justine in delicate lighting that softens her already soft look. The images reveal that Miss Legault possesses the very epitome of a "peaches and cream" complexion, with skin as fair as that of a storybook princess. Who could possibly prefer the leathery brown skin tone that modern culture (with its insistence on radioactive hyper-tans) gives to women who appear in magazines and advertising, to an ethereal, feminine complexion such as this, so luminous and fair?<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/bbcurves04e.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/bbcurves04d.jpg" border="0" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>(Click to view larger.)

To give BBCurves its due, the styles shown here are quite attractive. That neutral bustier with the pink floral motif shown above is very attractive on Justine's fair skin tone, as is the light blue style presented below, in a screen shot of Miss Legault on the BBCurves new-products landing page. The blue perfectly compliments the model's sky-blue eyes--those mesmerizing eyes, which, in a testament to Justine's talent, communicate a unique mix of sophistication and expectation.

It is also quite appealing to see the French text alongside the image, with the reference to <i>"courbes voluptueuses."</i> The word <i>"voluptueuse"</i> has multiple meanings, conveying the sense of "voluptuous," of course, as in Justine's feminine contours, but also suggesting that the model is herself a <i>"voluptueuse"</i>--a voluptuary. The <i>O.E.D.</i> defines the latter term as:<p><blockquote><i>"One who is addicted to sensuous pleasures; one who is given up to indulgence in luxury or the gratification of the senses"</i></blockquote><p>Could there possibly be a more exciting character sketch of the personality of a true goddess, a true plus-size model? One imagines Justine possessing precisely these characteristics, based on these soft images.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/bbcurves01c.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/bbcurves01b.jpg" border="0" alt="Click to enlarge"></a></center><p>(Click to view sans text.)

The following, smaller image of the model shows her exhibiting a peach-coloured style that again perfectly compliments her dazzling complexion, and hints at the model's curvy waist.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/bbcurves03.jpg"></center><p>To see this smaller image of Justine, you will need to peruse the BBCurves.com site, at the link provided below.<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/ju/bbcurves02a.jpg"></center><p>Justine's facial features are round, her hair and eyes are fair, her figure is soft, and she strikes a note-perfect pose in her every image. At a size 14 at 5'9, with a 46" hip measurement, she qualifies as a true plus-size model (although fuller proportions would make her even <i>more</i> popular). Her potential to help bring timeless beauty back to cultural prominence is limitless.

- <a href="http://www.bbcurves.com/new-styles-2007/" target="_blank">Justine Legault, Voluptueuse</a>