Here's an event that Barbara Brickner aficionados have been waiting for with baited breath--the release of the model's first-ever promotional video
Fans have been thrilled to see similar videos of many of their favourite stars from Wilhelmina and Ford. Shooting such clips is a modelling talent unto itself, as it invokes a particular skill set that is not always employed in still images. These videos showcase a model's speaking voice, her walking technique, and her general poise and demeanour. Not every successful stills model can produce an accomplished video clip.
On the other hand, in some cases, a video offers an even better testament to a model's beauty than her still photographs. Kailee O'Sullivan first grabbed public attention when she produced her sparkling initial Ford video, and recently, Christina Schmidt set the standard by which all such clips will be judged, by filming a note-perfect video that is one of the finest visual documents of plus-size beauty ever created.
So how good is Barbara's?
Miss Schmidt's clip remains unrivaled, but Christina has the added advantage of a professional acting background, so her exemplary video is truly in a league of its own. Mrs. Brickner's clip is everything that one might expect from this perennially popular model--beautiful, elegant, and sensual. It rivals Kailee's first clip for second place.
Fans will rue the absence of a swimwear or lingerie outfit--since Barbara remains the greatest swimwear model yet photographed--but the dress that she wears is reasonably attractive, and is cut to accentuate her buxom charms.
The hairstyle is very pretty and girlish--although one might have wished for an even longer cut--and reinforces Barbara's perpetual youth. She looks just as she did when she shot her legendary Mode editorials--a testament to how a full-figured appearance maintains the beauty of twentysomething, forever.
The reverse view of the dress suggests the luscious proportions of Barbara's Classically-perfect figure, but note also the manner in which Barbara executes her runway walk.
Of all of the "model walks" that we have seen in these videos, Barbara's is the smoothest and silkiest. She walks with the softest step. It's a refreshing change from the ugly straight-size-model style, which is to stomp down the runway like an overworked beast of burden. Belying the sensual weight of her figure, Barbara's walk is actually far lighter and gentler--more feminine--than that of the undernourished stick-figure models. Barbara practically floats when she walks, whereas straight-size models clomp their feet in an ungainly manner.
Barbara's proud demeanour, her confidence in her own beauty, is captivating. She freely and unashamedly displays the attractions of her curvaceous figure,
and she dazzles the camera with a prodigious exhibition of coy looks and glances, many of which showcase her trademark "feline" expressions.
The slightly parted lips, the direct gaze--Barbara fairly offers a primer in how to generate steamy looks that are sensual and feminine rather than "mean." Self-possessed, but still soft.
At a certain point, closer to the end of the video, Barbara increases the temperature still further, flashing for a heady moment a look of such intense vanity that the viewer stops breathing. In this one instance, it is as if Barbara allows her belief in the supremacy of her own beauty to be revealed, and insists that the viewer give her the homage to which she is entitled.
But then, she switches effortlessly into a more vulnerable expression. It is the mixture of these two characterstics that makes her modelling persona so irresistible.
The second outfit is not as successful as the first, but when Barbara does a turn in this ensemble, she reveals one of the most womanly and alluring of all traits of Classical feminine beauty,
the rounded waist and abdomen that Western art celebrated in painting and sculpture throughout the centuries.
This video amply testifies to Mrs. Brickner's extraordinary beauty, her regal poise, and aristocratic demeanour. She is as elegant in her movements as she is in her poses.
Moreover, the video allows fans to hear her lovely voice--one of the most appealing of any model's, and a further testament to her ideal role as a spokesperson for size celebration.
But above all, it is the rare opportunity that this video provides to see Barbara's bewitching, feline glances--that glint of desire,
that rapacious, insatiable, hungry look in her eyes--which makes the video such a visual delight.
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