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Old 24th October 2011   #1
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Default Katherine Roll for Nordstrom


Although most plus-size-beauty aficionados are unaware of this, the print work that a model does is the equivalent of an iceberg in relation to her career: it only constitutes the one-tenth of her work that is visible, whereas the other nine-tenths of her busy modelling schedule are occupied with professional presentations for buyers, company executives, and other such VIPs, all of which take place behind the scenes. Such modelling work is variously termed "informal" or "promotional."

Gorgeous full-figured model Katherine Roll (MSA Models New York, size 18) recently worked one such promotion for Nordstrom, and what distinguishes this particular job is that a few precious photographs of the event have been released. Because these shows are closed to the public and involve company professionals, they operate according to a form-follows-function aesthetic, usually taking place in readily available store settings.

Nevertheless, these photographs are priceless, because they demonstrate Katherine's talent at this brand of modelling and show her exhibiting some extremely attractive holiday styles.

Even presenting outerwear, the model looks smart and sophisticated: youthful and energetic, but capable and confident--exactly how the customer would wish to present herself.

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(In the case of the following photos, we will brighten them for the benefit of readers with darker monitors, but clicking on the images will open the originals.)

Miss Roll is universally acclaimed as having the most gorgeous figure of any plus-size model working today--a fact that enables her to present these fashions in the most attractive manner possible. In this image, she deftly showcase a stylish handbag, while her curves give her sleeveless top an alluring, feminine shape. In particular, the pose showcases the luscious roundness of her arms, perhaps the most beautiful feminine limbs ever photographed. Her smile is warm and endearing, a welcoming expression that radiates self-satisfaction and the sheer pleasure the model takes in her own well-fed beauty.

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To say that Miss Roll has the figure of a goddess is no exaggeration. The simple truth is that fashion was made for girls like her, because everything she wears looks better on her physique than it would on any other model. No faux-plus frame (let alone any minus-size skeleton) could ever fill out this seductive yet classy outfit as beautifully as does Katherine's flawless figure. The one-shoulder style not only exhibits her opulent, sumptuous arms, but bares a heady expanse of soft fullness at her neck and shoulder area. The result is an utterly intoxicating effect. The dress embraces the model's body lovingly but comfortably, allowing for an ease of movement and even permitting the wearer to blossom into a curvier size and still have it fit perfectly. The fetchingly abbreviated length shows off the model's shapely legs, even offering a teasing glimpse above the knee--an almost mandatory style choice for someone with limbs as lovely as Katherine's.

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A double shot shows Katherine offering another view of her soft, luscious arms, and finds her accompanied by model Tricia Campbell, another popular FFFWeek alumnus who has joined Katherine on the runway in the past. Surely if the designers of this outfit could see Miss Roll modelling it, they would be dumbstruck, because they could never have imagined, in their wildest dreams, just how good it could look. Katherine's expression is joyful but with a wry touch of personality. She unfailingly invigorates her images with energy and charisma, making each photograph a pleasure to view and giving each outfit extra zing.

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An extra image from this event finds Katherine presenting her stylish outfit in isolation. It really is an appealing design, in the way in which the model presents it--festive enough for the holidays but chic and stylish enough for a more formal context. The one-shoulder concept recalls Greek gowns, yet the design and fabric are completely contemporary. With its abbreviated and sleeveless elements, it is an visual expression of body love--which makes it imperative that the wearer have a physique worth displaying, as Katherine so emphatically does. The body-as-fashion-accessory principle applies here, for the partly bared figure is what makes the outfit complete.

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A full-size view offers a more generous view of Katherine's soft, seductive arms and her replete proportions, but also presents a closer look at her adorable smile. In her recent Patrick Brassard shoot, Miss Roll demonstrated an unparalleled facility for generating dark, passionate expressions, but her sunny smiles are just as bewitching. There is a self-adoration that emerges in her radiant smile that is utterly captivating. She loves her own beauty, and she loves being admired for her beauty, which may be the two most irresistible qualities that a goddess can possess. The wit and vivaciousness of her character is evident in her expression, giving the portrait energy and pizzazz.

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As she always does, Katherine made this promotional job a modelling tour de force. A consummate professional, she presented the clothing in the most appealing manner possible, not only through her shapely, opulent curves and her graceful poses, but by evoking the spirited persona that potential customers would wish to channel when wearing this attire.

These photographs offers further testimony that for every aspect of plus-size modelling, the industry is best served by girls who are gorgeous and genuinely full-figured, especially when they exhibit as much natural talent as Miss Roll.

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- Katherine Roll YouTube channel

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Old 24th October 2011   #2
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To say that Miss Roll has the figure of a goddess is no exaggeration. The simple truth is that fashion was made for girls like her, because everything she wears looks better on her physique than it would on any other model. No faux-plus frame (let alone any minus-size skeleton) could ever fill out this seductive yet classy outfit as beautifully as does Katherine's flawless figure. The one-shoulder style not only exhibits her opulent, sumptuous arms, but bares a heady expanse of soft fullness at her neck and shoulder area.

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Very true. The idea that emaciated girls can "wear anything" is not only a myth, it's the precise opposite of the truth. The reality, as this stunning image demonstrates, is that a curvaceous size-18 stunner like Katherine can wear anything, and wear it better than any underweight rival. It's the generous shapeliness of her physique and the roundness of her limbs that makes the dress beautiful. The outfit is an attractive frame for her figure, but it's even more the case that her figure is what makes the outfit. On a skinny-mini, it would look like nothing. On her, it's gorgeous.

And these are very appealing styles indeed. I hope we'll see Katherine modelling these and other items on the Nordstrom web site in the near future. Nordstrom has many fine items that would look terrific on Katherine, who would show legitimately curvy customers just how good they would look in the Nordstrom holiday fashions.
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Old 30th October 2011   #3
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I hope we'll see Katherine modelling these and other items on the Nordstrom web site in the near future. Nordstrom has many fine items that would look terrific on Katherine, who would show legitimately curvy customers just how good they would look in the Nordstrom holiday fashions.

I agree. I browsed through the Nordstrom site and identified at least one, maybe two of the pieces in these images, and truly, they look far more attractive on Katherine than they do on the current Nordstrom website models. I do have to give the company credit for offering such beautiful, sleeveless fashions for full-bodied women, styles that are figure-baring yet elegant and tasteful enough for upscale events. But these pictures of Miss Roll give a much better sense of how the items will look on curvy bodies -- which is to say, they would look fantastic.

The one-shoulder dress is an appealing outift, but I also love this top. Katherine's pose is wonderful, consciously showing off her luscious arms.



She's a stunning beauty.
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