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Old 12th March 2006   #1
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Default All-new Barbara Encore series

The other thread was getting full, so I thought I'd start a new one, since Reitmans just unveiled a new series of images with Barbara. This sleeveless image is very nice:

And if you browse through the site, there's a new online flyer as well.

The Encore line always produces such beautiful ads. I still hope the company produces a magalog someday...
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Old 12th March 2006   #2
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Default Re: All-new Barbara Encore series

Is there any label that produces images of plus-size beauty as consistently as does the Encore brand? Arguably not. The company's apparel varies in excitement, with some being more feminine, and some more casual, but each campaign presents Barbara at her breathtaking best--and for that reason alone, Reitmans deserves the unqualified support of everyone who believes in size celebration.

Here is an image from the company's latest circular, and although how one responds to the design is a matter of taste, the photograph is nevertheless another remarkable presentation of Barbara's beauty. If only the mass media presented curvaceous women in the glowing manner that one sees in the best plus-size fashion advertising, such as this, we would quickly find ourselves living in a life-affirming culture, and most women's eating disorders and body-image "issues" would quickly become a thing of the past . . .

- Click here to view the latest Reitmans flyer (in .pdf)

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Old 28th March 2006   #3
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Default Re: All-new Barbara Encore series

The Reitmans that's nearest to me currently has the image below as a display poster, which they place just outside the store, in the mall walkway. It's hard to see in the online version here (because the picture is so small), but the image really shows off the soft beauty of Barbara's facial features:

The poster evokes a pretty dramatic response from passers-by, one that I've seen before from Barbara's pictures: almost all of the guys who pass by it, from teenage boys to distinguished gentlemen, all do a double-take as they see it, and then spend a few moments gazing at it with kind of a starstruck look in their eyes (longer than a few moments, if they're by themselves, and not with a girlfriend or spouse).

It's amazing to see the power of plus-size beauty in real life. Not all of the skinny-chic magazines in the world can extinguish it. Barbara's beauty still captures the heart.
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