It's a bit late to be discussing a Prom 2009 campaign, but we can't let this one pass, because it is quite simply the most significant prom promotion of the season--indeed the only
notable prom campaign of the year, since neither Kelsey Olson nor Kailee shot any prom work for 2009.
The campaign comes from Aurora Formals, the company that produced last year's celebrated shoot
with Kelsey Olson and Lindsey Garbelman.
Kelsey is sadly absent this year, but AF has paired Lindsey with a different exciting model (whose work we will mention presently).
First, though, we will highlight several images in which Miss Garbelman appears solo. This is Lindsey's best prom campaign since her very first Aurora Formals outing (which introduced her to the world), since her current figure is closer to the goddesslike stature that it then possessed than it has been in any subsequent shoot.
You can see, in these images, the gorgeous expanse of her hips.
Her arms are softer and rounder as well. The impression of fullness at the midsection is unmistakable, and highly alluring.
This image effectively showcases the seductive swell of her waist, and her womanly hips.
Miss Garbelman is, of course, a natural when it comes to prom campaigns, and can strike a host of endearing poses and expressions.
She adopts various subtle gestures to accentuate her figure, like leaning slightly forward to emphasize the bust. This is a much better approach than the contemptible "cave-in-the-figure" technique that the straight-size industry pushes.
Just look at that warm smile, and those attractively untoned arms.* * *
However, in the finest images of the campaign Lindsey is joined by an even more lusciously proportioned goddess named Molly, who is apparently represented by the Benz Modelling Agency in Tampa (which also represents Lindsey).
Molly is intoxicatingly buxom, and her voluptuous contours amply fill out the Aurora Formals dresses, giving them an ideal shape.
In fact, Molly may have the most attractive figure of any model who is currently working in the industry.
In particular, her arms are breathtakingly sumptuous--perhaps the most desirable of any model's since Shannon Marie.
Perhaps some models have prettier facial features, but there is an unapologetic fleshiness about her figure that makes Molly utterly gorgeous.
Not that Lindsey doesn't exhibit beautiful arms as well in this campaign, as this image demonstrates, much as it also shows off Molly's alluring reverse-view curves.
The two girls have a definite rapport, and model together very well.
Molly's voluptuous charms are utterly magnificent, and this dress displays her figure particularly well. Note the welcome absence of a visible clavicle, which is wholly submerged in soft fullness.
This closer view shows the slight rise of a curve under her chin--a highly sensual detail.
That facial feature is also evident in the following picture, which offers an even better view of her seductively full, opulent arms.
One gets the sense from these images that Molly is proud of her buxom figure, and of her gorgeous arms. Notice that they are so soft that they even exhibit a trace of texture on the skin--a natural detail that Aurora Formals fortunately did not eliminate in Photoshop.
As noted earlier, Lindsey and Molly model very well together, and have a definite chemistry, perhaps due to the similar luxuriousness of their figures. They seem to draw confidence from one another, mutually assuring each other of the appeal of their well-fed beauty.
The fact that so many of the Aurora Formals dresses are strapless and sleeveless makes them ideal choices for goddesses with figures like Lindsey's and Molly's. The gowns essentially function as frames to exhibit the girls' voluptuous curves and rounded arms.
The following pictures show off the curves under the chin that both models possess--intensely attractive facial features which indicate that they have recently augmented their figures rather than diminished them.
The following view shows that this particular AF halter design is attractively cut low at the back, lower than the company's gowns have been cut in the past. This is an excellect design choice, for nothing is as seductive as the bare back of a generously-proportioned model.
These halter dresses, on the other hand, benefit from an extremely appealing design at the bust. The drawstring elements make the models appear especially buxom, as if the dresses cannot quite encompass their swelling figures (which is a sensual trompe l'oeil). Notice that Lindsey looks more voluptuous in this dress than in any other AF style. Also, observe how attractively full Molly's arms appear. The citrus colours are very pretty.
However, unlike the previous halter designs, the backs of these dresses are unfortunately cut too high. Note Lindsey's attractive hairstyle, though--rich and full, with sensually heavy curls visible in the front-facing image, above.
We end the series with the following image, showing Lindsey adopting her most glamorous expression in the entire series, and striking a pose that emphasizes her gorgeous hips. Molly's position shows that the back of this dress is, once again, cut a shade too high. However, one does see an attractive swell of softness emerging over the top of the dress. One cannot imagine a more sensual physical detail than that--a detail that is guaranteed to drive a prom date wild with desire.* * *
Aurora Formals deserves praise for selecting two visibly full-figured and gorgeous models, and for outfitting them in gowns that display their most attractive physical features (buxom curves, soft shoulders, round arms, etc.). Molly is an intriguing new talent, and her ample, untoned figure is possibly the best in the industry today. We hope to see more of her work in the future.
The images remind one that prom is made for voluptuous vixens, giving them an ideal opportunity to display their abundant charms. One look at a cuvaceous goddess in a prom gown can ensnare the heart of any young man. On prom night, a curvy girl can effortlessly steal any beau from an undernourished rival, since a waif cannot possibly fill out her prom dress as well as a full-figured girl can.
The pictures also demonstrate, yet again, that true plus-size models are far better are exhibiting clothing than faux-plus models. If full-figure fashion retailers wish to market their clothing effectively, they should exclusively enlist the services of models over a size 14/16. The results speak for themselves.
- The Formal Source