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Old 18th December 2006   #3
Emily
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Default Re: Men prefer curvy women to size 0s (article)

I generally don't care for pin-up imagery, but the picture on this Torrid card is breathtaking. She seems curvier than most pip-ups -- beautifully so. The strapless figure-embracing dress, the flower in the hair, the seductively indolent pose -- it creates a beautiful mood. She looks like she knows that it is precisely her well-fed appearance that makes her attractive.

It reminds me very much of one of Barbara's tear sheets from Mode, during its glorious heyday:

http://www.judgmentofparis.com/bb/bb16a.jpg

It's another example (like the Lillian Russell homage in the recent "Sexy food goddess" thread) of how Mode updated the pro-curvy aesthetic of the past, and made it contemporary, while avoiding ugly modernity.
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