|31st July 2012||#1|
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Kailee O'Sullivan in The New York Times
Last week, readers of The New York Times were confronted by something quite unexpected: the sight of an actually attractive model in the newspaper's fashion section.
The model in question was the lovely Kailee O'Sullivan, size 14, wearing a so-called "gypsy-inspired" outfit, shot by photographer/model Heather Hazzan (www.heatherhazzan.com).
Kailee's agency, Muse Models, has included a host of further images from this shoot--and in colour, no less, allowing fans of the model to appreciate the way in which the attractive grape hue of her fabric contrasts with her wavy, strawberry tresses.
The most captivating photograph of the set is the following entrancing headshot. Kailee's steamy gaze plays off her youthful, almost childlike features, creating a haunting vision of feminine loveliness.
Observe the alabaster fairness of the model's complexion, which gives her a heightened quality of softness and vulnerability, while the eyelashes add mystery and drama.
Notice how Kailee can create starkly different emotional effects with the subtlest alterations in her demenaour. In this picture, she adopts a Mona Lisa-like near-smile, which accentuates her apple cheekbones. The touches of green and red in the background merge with the hues of her look to create a marvellous palette of shades.
Delicate blossom that she is, Kailee nevertheless smoulders with sensuality, as in the following photograph, which shows her completely in control, flashing a "Come hither, if you dare" expression. The neon sign seems to punctuate the implied invitation. And yet, for all of her sangfroid, one senses that this vulnerable woman-child needs protection, making her all the more irresistible.
By far the most size-positive of the images is the next still, in which the viewer sees an alluring swell of fullness along the model's back. Her snowy limbs appear attractively soft and untoned, her buxom curves discreetly highlighted.
A final glimpse of Miss O'Sullivan in this outfit reads almost like a mug shot. Yet the grey backdrop highlights the vivid colours of the look, from Kailee's voluptuous tresses, which seem veritably to be on fire, to her violet apparel, in such delicate, sheer fabric. The brass necklace is a captivating, exotic touch.
Muse has added two further new images to Kailee's portfolio which richly reward a look. First, this very passionate study in red, showing the model adopting a carnal, hungry expression, her red lips parted in a greedy, seductive manner.
Second, a haunting black-and-white portrait, in which the model exhibits a mysterious, troubled look.
Bravo to Kailee, the most romantic of plus-size models, for another mesmerizing depiction of ideal feminine beauty.
Last edited by HSG : 12th August 2012 at 11:39.
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