In November of 2011, we had the great privilege of attending the Curves in Couture
fashion show in London. This was a truly groundbreaking and unprecedented event, for it was the first time that professional plus-size models walked a fashion runway for top designers in the British capitol.
Of course, the curviest and most significant model in the show was the gorgeous Sophie Sheppard, who was then coming off of the success of her initial British test shoot and basking in the acclaim of her appearance, in print,
in Vogue Italia.
We took the opportunity to arrange a live, face-to-face interview with Miss Sheppard via Angel Sinclair and the rest of the staff of M.O.D., which organized Curves in Couture. It was a distinct pleasure--nay, a thrill--to meet this curvaceous goddess in person and to record her opinions on a host of topics, both professional and personal.
Every fan who has been eager to learn more about this Australian stunner will be delighted with the content of our interview, which also includes comments from Sophie's British agent, the enterprising Anna Shillinglaw, as well as from one of the top British plus-size fashion designers, who makes a surprise appearance in the latter portion of our discussion.
Be prepared: the interview concludes in the most unexpected way imaginable, in a finale that is simultaneously wonderful and horrible, a dream come true and a living nightmare rolled into one.
What might that mean, you ask?
Read on, and find out.
We will post the interview in two parts; the first section today, and the rest (with the surprise appearance by the London designer, and the heart-rending finale) in approximately a week's time.
And now, sit back and enjoy our one-on-one dialogue with one of the most beautiful and personable models in the industry: the stunning Sophie Sheppard.
Walking the Curves in Couture runway, November 2011:
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