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Old 21st November 2009   #1
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Default ChloŽ and Christina: lovely in lilac


When we stumbled across the birthday pictures that Miss Agnew recently posted on her Web log, the one showing ChloŽ bedecked in a lilac garland and sporting a matching boa particularly caught our fancy.

ChloŽ looks stunning in this outfit, with her golden tresses and fair complexion exquisitely set off by the rich floral hues. The lip colour perfectly matches the accessories, and ChloŽ's mischievous expression is the crowning touch.

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While we were gazing at this image, it occurred to us that something about the styling was oddly familiar. After a few moments' pondering, we recalled where we had seen a vaguely similar outfit: in the final episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation, Season Two, featuring the breathtaking Christina Schmidt.

True, Miss Schmidt's outfit is somewhat different from ChloŽ's. The storyline of this episode has the Degrassi students participating in a Hawaiian-themed school dance. Instead of a garland, Christina wears blossoms in her hair, and rather than a featured boa, she sports a Hawaiian-style lei--a necklace of flowers. But the colour scheme is very similar, and the effect is comparably enchanting.

Christina was always lovely on Degrassi, but this may have been the most gorgeous, feminine outfit that she ever wore on the show--an attractive, sleeveless dress embellished with floral accessories. It was like an Angelo Asti painting come to life; fashion worthy of a more beautiful era than our own.

Notice, in this still, that she also looked alluringly buxom in her dress.

The scene in question (which appears as an online video in our profile of the model, linked below) involves Christina comforting a male classmate whose father has just passed away. The dramatic scenario allows her to express a profound depth of emotion, her character's empathy with her friend evident in her facial expression.

Christina's beauty in this scene is dazzling, heightened by the wounded, vulnerable look in her eyes. She is so warm and nurturing. Observe how sensually round and full her facial features appear, with plump cheeks, high cheekbones, and a babylike, pouting mouth. No one could help becoming enamoured of her.

Although we usually pay scant attention to cosmetics on this site, Christina's lovely makeup in this scene is worth noting. Observe how her lilac eyeshadow harmonizes perfectly with her floral accessories. (Also, marvel at how soft and delicate her facial features appear in this still.)

Here is another look at Christina's pretty eyeshadow. It was a stroke of genius on the MUA's part to complement the lilac blossoms in her hair, and around her neck, with this shade. This particular still is highly effective because it shows Christina with sensually parted lips, conveying the appetitive quality that is so much an element of her irresistible beauty.

ChloŽ Agnew and Christina Schmidt are close contemporaries, and two of the most gorgeous girls in the public eye. They embody the pinnacle of timeless beauty, both in face and figure. How appropriate that they should have adopted similar lilac-themed outfits, albeit for wholly different purposes. This rich colour, one of the prettiest in nature, suits them both exceptionally well.


These pictures also indicate how vividly floral accouterments enhance feminine beauty. It would be a pleasure to see such accessories come back into style, as part of the ongoing push for the "New Femininity" in fashion.

(Notice the sensual fullness around Christina's middle, in the above still.)

- Christina Schmidt profile

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Old 24th November 2009   #2
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Both Chloe and Christina are utterly gorgeous. They do have "timeless" looks - not the harsh features that modern models and actresses possess, but soft, angelic faces of the kind that you see in great paintings from the past. In face and figure, they embody roundness. True femininity. Contours, not angles. Fullness, not bones.

Seeing them bedecked with flowers is like viewing them as they would have appeared if they were dressed in the clothing of past centuries - the kind of attire that would have best suited their unmodern beauty. I can easily imagine Chloe as the fairest maiden in an ancient Irish village, wearing a wreath of fresh-cut blossoms while dancing at a spring festival. And the "tropical" theme of Christina's wardrobe makes one think of an idyllic paradise of ease and relaxation, with white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees - the perfect environment for her lush beauty.

I love the gentle, caring looks that Christina gives in this scene. She is heartbreakingly pretty. The screencaps reminds me of just how good an actress she is, as well as a model. I always wish we could see more of her.
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Old 25th November 2009   #3
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The official Celtic Woman site now features several new stills of Chloe from the forthcoming Songs from the Heart special.

Again, the grey dress fascinates because it conforms to her figure so closely, emphasizing the concept of Miss Agnew as a classical sculpture come to life, like a latter-day Galatea.

This still features Chloe during the folk-dance number, which is sure to be a high point of the evening, as Miss Agnew possesses the affinity for dance that is so characteristic of full-figured goddesses.

But it will surely be her Victorian-style pink gown with embroidered bustier and matching sash that will steal the show.

This still provides a wonderful view of Chloe's feminine figure. Her supplicatory hand gesture is interesting, almost suggesting a moment of prayer. (Actually, Chloe appears to be thanking the audience at this moment.)

And here we see Chloe taking her bows at the end of the show, along with several other group members, including Celtic Woman's music director, David Downes.

Songs from the Heart is set to debut this weekend on most PBS stations. Be sure to tune in to see the loveliest singer in the world--a timeless beauty of the first order.

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