Whitney's most recent CoverGirl commercial offered fans another wonderful display of her beauty and modelling talent. The premise of ad was, Whitney goes to a designer to find the perfect gown for a red-carpet event.
In the first still, notice how shapely Whitney appears, even showing an indication of that loveliest of all facial features, a soft curve under the chin.
Whitney's figure-baring yellow dress is an attractive wardrobe choice in its own right, yellow being such a pretty colour on her. Notice a sensual detail--the straps of her bustier visible beneath the delicate straps of her dress.
The shots that follow pick up on a time-honoured motif in Western art--the image of the goddess admiring her own reflection in a looking glass, enchanted by her own beauty.
Inasmuch as she herself embodies the timeless feminine ideal, Whitney is the perfect model to enact this Classical trope in a contemporary context.
What makes Whitney's presentation of this art-history motif so successful is the thrilling vanity and self-adoration that she displays. She appraises her own beauty in the way that a painter might examine his masterpiece.
In Whitney's voice-over (spoken in her enchantingly soft, feminine tones), she explains how fashion and "dressing up" have always held a fascination for her, ever since childhood. This is a wonderful message for the many young girls who are Whitney's fans to be hearing. Hopefully, these curvy girls will grow up thinking that fashion is tailor-made for them, that their full figures enable dresses to look beautiful, and are ideal for stylish embellishment.
An especially captivating moment in the video comes as Whitney does a turn in front of the mirror. You can see the delight in her eyes, how much she relishes her own appearance--and rightly so.
If only all voluptuous vixens could possess this degree of self-confidence.
Notice that in this commercial, Whitney looks more buxom than usual.
No androgynous waif could ever look as delectable in this dress as Whitney does, with her soft, lavish figure.
Viewers may recognize the designer in this ad as Stacey Bendet of the firm Alice & Olivia, who appeared during the go-sees episode of America's Next Top Model
Cycle 10. But what makes her presence alongside Whitney so fascinating is that she, the designer, is underweight, while Whitney, the model, is luscious and well-nourished. There is something eminently agreeable about seeing a famished waif functioning as a servant, a handmaiden, to a self-indulged, well-fed, blonde princess. It is a reaffirmation of the natural order of things.
Whitney seems to immensely enjoy the experience of being waited on, hand and foot.
If anything, her self-love increases during the commercial. She can't take her eyes off herself--especially not in this delicious red dress.
This exciting look in her eyes--one of the most thrilling glances that she has ever displayed--seems to say, "No one else can hold a candle to my beauty." There is a wickedness in her eyes, playing off in a fascinating way against her angelic appearance.
A final glimpse of Whitney leaving the designer's studio shows an interesting contrast between her rounded figure (the shape of the future), and the caved-in waist of the plastic mannequin (so passť).
Next, we see Whitney en route to her red-carpet event, beginning with a close-up of her striking green eyes.
The following image of the model beautifying herself with the help of a compact (notice the continuing mirror motif) may be the loveliest shot in the commercial. Whitney displays a ravishing smile, a pouty look beaming with self-satisfaction--generated, no doubt, by another glance at her own extremely agreeable reflection.
The paparazzi flashbulbs go off as Whitney emerges from the limo.
A tight close-up shows her gorgeous face, romantic tresses, and an alluring look in her eyes.
From the very beginning, Whitney has always known that she was a star. Her tremendous success and popularity have only validated these beliefs--and curvy girls are fortunate to have such a charismatic, confident, and gorgeous model as their icon.
You may view the complete ad at the CW site, at the link provided below.
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