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Old 30th March 2012   #1
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Default Sophie Sheppard on ITV ''This Morning''

Sophie Sheppard's career in Britain continues to reach new heights. Earlier today she appeared on ITV's news program This Morning, which is the U.K. equivalent of American shows such as Today or Good Morning America.

Sophie models two looks in this video, and the first of the two looks is part of the new Clements Ribeiro line for Evans. She looks gorgeous in this outfit! It's fun and youthful, and shows off her buxom décolletage and reverse-view curves. The hairstyle is terrific on Sophie, a breezy 'do that lets her flip her hair and be ultra-flirtatious. She even gets to say a few words at 2:03 (a wonderful touch!), in her charming accent.

The second look is nice too, but the first dress is especially eye-catching on her shapely figure. Everything looks good when Sophie wears it.
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Old 31st March 2012   #2
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I had previously seen that dress elsewhere (it's currently on the Evans cover page) and thought it was so-so, but Sophie really makes it come alive. Her figure shapes it into a curvaceous, womanly form, and her voluptuousness gives it a touch of va-va-va-voom sensuality. Sophie's delicious appearance in that dress epitomizes why clothes, in fact, look better on plus-size bodies than they do on underweight girls.

I was also pleased with the choice of presenter. Gemma Collins's name came up on this forum last year, in a post about a stunningly size-positive photograph that she appeared in:

Gemma is very pro-curvy as a presenter on television, and Sophie was the perfect model for demonstrate the irresistible appeal of the curvy female figure in fashion.
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Thanks to Graham for posting this video! Sophie is absolutely beautiful; an amazing role model for curvaceous beauty. I love to wear feminine, floral prints, and the two dresses were very appealing. Gemma Collins was looking quite lovely in her dress too.

I can't say it enough; this forum is tremendously inspirational, a breath of fresh air! After a typical day of being bombarded by negative messages in the media towards curvy women, it is wonderful to have a place where you can see images of beautiful, ample, sumptuous women, wearing beautiful clothing! It is very uplifting and I thank Heinrich and everyone else for their contributions to the site.
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Sophie's appearance in ITV's This Morning program provides fine counterpoint to her recent test. In the photo shoot, Miss Sheppard explores earnest looks, but for her television appearance, she adopts glorious smiling expressions.

Sophie's ITV hairstyle is especially attractive, a loose, flowing 'do that allows a shock of golden hair to fall flirtatiously over one eye.

As she stands before the program's hosts and guest presenter Gemma Collins, the attractive Evans dress accentuates her sumptuous hinder-view curves.

Observe the supreme confidence that Miss Sheppard displays in her brief runway walk and in her poised stance. She radiates self-satisfaction and the sheer joy in her own being.

At numerous points in the program, Sophie glances to the side, which results in a coquettish tossing of her golden locks. The effect is utterly bewitching.

The Clements Ribeiro dress offers a generous view of Sophie's buxom décolletage, capitalizing on the abundant curves that Miss Sheppard, as a true plus-size model, possesses. No faux-plus fraud could wear this dress in half as captivating a manner.

Aspiring plus-size models could learn many a lesson from Sophie's engaging television presence. Far from standing frozen in place, she adopts a host of subtle variations in pose and demeanour (such as this delicious tease of her hair), which make her beguiling to view and sustain the viewer's interest.

The joy that she radiates should communicate to all curvy viewers (i.e., potential customers) that they would feel similarly exuberant and beautiful if they were to don this apparel.

As Graham noted, Sophie exchanges a number of clever witticisms with the program's host, who asks her, "Sophie, what do you think--for the hot weather? You're feeling hot?"

Undoubtedly she is. She responds, "I am. I'm an Australia, so this is perfect for summer," then specifies, "British summer," to distinguish it from the blazing Australian summer season, for which bikinis would be the maximum bearable coverage.

The exchange between Sophie and the hosts is most welcome, as in indicates how charismatic and telegenic the model is, making her a perfect spokesmodel as well as fashion model. Observe the luscious curve under her chin.

The following is the loveliest still from the video, an image that showcases the dazzling beauty of Sophie's face, so gloriously framed by the masses of her golden hair in this attractive, weighty yet breezy style, a 'do that offers both volume and movement.

Yet observe how, a moment after interacting so wittily with the hosts, Sophie transitions back into an effective fashion model, as soon as Gemma begins commenting on several details in the dress. This too is a gorgeous headshot of Sophie, showing the measured messiness of her lovely hair.

Eagle-eyed viewers will notice a hint of the model's intimate apparel visible at the edge of her neckline. At one point in the video, she demurely conceals this glimpse of lingerie, but the original look, with the coy glimpse of the model's bustier, is a eye-catching presentation.

As Sophie departs from the set, her profile view exhibits a soft curve at her waist,

as well as her generous reverse-view contours. The presentation illustrates why Sophie is the ideal plus-size model, looking both gorgeous and visibly full-figured.

The second look that Miss Sheppard models in the program exhibits an entirely different character, a jacket/skirt combination that does not as closely define the model's curves. Yet Sophie manages to make it just as attractive, thanks to her irresistible self-presentation. Note, for example, this coquettish tease of her hair.

Once again, she stands confidently and proudly, beaming with youthful vitality, making all curvy girls thrilled to have a figure like hers, and all underweight waifs gnash their teeth in envy.

Not even the priciest, most glamorous outfit, displayed on a lesser model, would look half as appealing as this ensemble does when exhibited on such a breathtaking goddess.

At one point, Gemma opens Sophie's vest to display the wardrobe beneath, generating an electric frisson out of the irresistible suggestion that she would disrobe the model of her jacket altogether and bare her shapely arms.

As Sophie turns to depart the set, watch how her golden tresses flow in a luxuriant drapery of gold around her face.

The model's luscious curves even manage to from this looser outfit into a desirable, womanly shape.

Miss Sheppard's prowess in creating stunning still photographs is well known, but her recent video appearances have amply testified to her talent when modelling in living motion. How wonderful that audiences in the U.K. are seeing Sophie rather than a faux-plus model as a representative of plus-size beauty. Curvy women can find her both relatable and aspirational, a goddess who proves, beyond shadow of a doubt, that girls can be gorgeous and genuinely full-figured.

- Sophie Sheppard interview, part one

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Speaking of Gemma Collins (the co-host of the fashion segment in the video with Sophie Sheppard), Heat magazine in the U.K. just published an article about her in which Gemma expresses some relatively pro-curvy statements.

Some of the better comments:

Just as The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins is about to launch her own plus-size clothing collection, Heat has caught up with the 31-year-old Reality TV star to find about her new boyfriend Charlie and to talk body image.

Last year Gemma lost 3st, only to regain most of the weight – however, she says she’s happy with her body now (yay for Gemma!) and that dieting only made her miserable.

“I’ve been working on the line since September. It was either lose weight to get into high-street sizes, and be a bit miserable, or stay as I am and create something for myself and other women like me,” Gemma tells heat this week.

“I went down to a 14. But was I happy at the end of it? No. It zapped the personality out of me. I’d be worrying about whether to have a drink or not when I went on a night out with friends. I’m, like, a 16 now.

Why do I want to become a diet bore? For me, it’s not about getting stick-thin, it’s about feeling happy in myself. I wasn’t happy when I lost weight."

It's a pity that she had to subject herself to diet-starvation to realize that it made her miserable, but hopefully the experience has reconciled her to her naturally full-figured physique.

No wonder that food deprivation "zapped the personality out of her." It's a terrible thing to do to one's body. But fortunately, there's an easy remedy: stop starving, eat whatever you want, and the joy and personality will come back into your life.

The article comes with a cheeky and very attractive picture of Gemma, seated like an empress on a throne of men.

I love the fact that the dress exhibits the round fullness of her waist. She looks gorgeous.
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