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Old 21st January 2012   #1
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Default Petulant Katherine Roll


One of the most size-positive campaigns of 2011 was Katherine Roll's acclaimed shoot for the Pink Shoppe Boutique, which showcased her stunning size-18 figure in the most curve-adoring manner imaginable.

As a complement to her gorgeous new photoshoot with Justin Clynes, Katherine also recently shot a test with Venezuelan photographer Osvaldo Ponton. We are privileged to share a teaser preview of this photo session, for which Katherine once again donned her popular Pink Shoppe dress.

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Whereas Katherine's images with Justin Clynes are ideal expressions of delicacy and softness, for this test the model adopts a darker demeanour. She appears deliciously spoiled and petulant, like an entitlement princess who, for once, has not gotten her way, and appears sulkily seductive. Yet due to the model's voluptuous beauty, this expression is actually endearing, even sensual. Katherine creates a fascinating persona, and the viewer senses that the same dark emotions which can generate such a look could also fuel other intoxicating passions, lurking just beneath the surface of her goddesslike demeanour.

Observe how snugly the dress embraces Katherine's opulent physique, closely defining her womanly hips and thighs, which are the glories of her celebrated figure.

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The model's hairstyle is very different from her usual 'dos. The tightly pulled-back style communicates a quality of intensity, to go with her demenaour, yet Katherine's blonde tresses flow out of the clasp like a fountain of gold, framing her face, delicately caressing her cheek, and adding a touch of whimsy to the effect. The model thus looks girlish, for all that her figure is so robust and full, and this youthfulness softens the effect of her pouty demeanour, rendering her displeasure quite fetching. The fullness of the model's facial features is evident, and this sensual quality of weight in her face greatly enhances her alluring beauty. She smoulders with a banked-down fire in her deep blue eyes, which exhibit a wild, catlike quality. The most sensual aspect of all is the expanse of fleshiness at the model's neck-and-shoulder area, a fullness unbroken by any trace of a visible clavicle, thus presenting an intoxicating display of soft, well-fed femininity.

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We eagerly look forward to seeing further looks from this shoot, created in such a strikingly different style from the model's recent Justin Clynes session. Katherine vividly displays her versatility in creating such heterogeneous tests. Even the difference in demeanour between her Osvaldo image and her photographs in the very same dress for Pink Shoppe show her limitless range and versatility.

Fans revere Miss Roll for her astounding beauty, but let no one elide the fact that she is also one of the most talented models in terms of pure craft, able to generate an endless array of personae and tell any number of stories in her images, each more captivating than the last.

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Old 22nd January 2012   #2
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I've always admired Katherine for her gloriously curvy figure, which she proudly shows off, and rightly so. She is a true inspiration for full-figured women.

This image reminds me of the Italian approach to fashion, with the bewitching, eye makeup and Katherine's own feline eyes. It's very much in the tradition of Anita Ekberg and Sophia Loren -- hellcats who were sinfully seductive, as Katherine is.
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Old 25th January 2012   #3
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At last, a second image has emerged from Katherine Roll's shoot with Osvaldo Ponton, and this is surely one of the most thrilling, size-celebratory images that she, or any plus-size model, has ever created.

Seldom has any image so seductively exhibited the attractions of the well-fed, feminine physique. The intimate apparel fits Katherine's figure like a second skin, defining her every sinful curve. Her full, fleshy arms are nakedly displayed. The bold profile view showcases the model's luscious contours, in particular her ample reverse-view curves. There is a sense of transgression in the image, a daring abundance that no other goddess is woman enough to possess. This is more than mere "body love"; this is body infatuation, body worship. "Look at me," she seems to say, "Look at all of me, and die of desire." Miss Roll is renowned for having the most gorgeous figure of any North American plus-size model, and this image indisputably verifies her renown.

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The model's expression is wickedly seductive, as if she knew that she were transgressing in possessing such rich contours, and in so boldly exhibiting the generous contours of her physique. Her eyes smoulder with passion and appetite--the same desires that, lavishly indulged, have shaped her figure into such opulent magnificence. No other goddess has ever felt the sinful power of her own sumptuous beauty as Katherine does. It is the very immoderation of her body, the unbridled richness of her curves, which no attire can tame, that, she knows, makes her so desirable.

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If viewers can tear themselves away from marvelling at Miss Roll's magnificent figure, they will find that it is her steamy expression which is the key to the impact of the image. Katherine has a soft, babylike quality to her facial features, which makes her adoption of such a carnal expression extremely provocative. She exudes excitingly spoiled qualities of selfishness and greed, but softened by virtue of the gentle roundness of her face. Observe the irresistibly sensual detail of the fleshiness at her neck. The persona that she creates is that of a goddess who has indulged her every desire and still craves more, knowing that her beauty entitles her to having everything she wants.

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As ever, in her test images--and in this photograph in particular--Miss Roll points the way forward for the plus-size industry, leading it to a realm where mere "confidence" is passé. Now is the time for full-figured girls to recognize themselves as vixens rather than victims, the very embodiments of earthly desire, surpassing all lesser, meagre rivals in beauty. Katherine creates precisely such a compelling identity in this new test picture, and invites all curvy girls to follow suit.

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Old 27th January 2012   #4
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At last, a second image has emerged from Katherine Roll's shoot with Osvaldo Ponton, and this is surely one of the most thrilling, size-celebratory images that she, or any plus-size model, has ever created.

Yes! I strongly agree. I was both inspired and enraptured when I first viewed this picture yesterday, and have felt more empowered ever since.

Katherine owns her curves in a way that every full-figured woman should. She presents her luscious size-18 figure as the epitome of perfection, and looking at this image, who could deny it? This image communicates more about size celebration and pro-curvy self-adoration than any essay ever could. I love the "Adore me" feeling of the picture. You can image the model as gazing at herself in the mirror this way, and feeling the power of her own curvy physique.

I also love the two distinct qualities communicated by Katherine's expression: a soft, baby-doll face, but a mature, simmering expression. Her eyes could set a room on fire, and her curves could cause an inferno.

My favourite images of Miss Roll are those in which she acknowledges and celebrates her stunning figure, and this is one of the finest of all.
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Old 1st February 2012   #5
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Miss Roll is renowned for having the most gorgeous figure of any North American plus-size model, and this image indisputably verifies her renown.

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This has become my new go-to image for body confidence. I dearly loved the photoshoots that Katherine created last year, set in gorgeous natural locations, but for unadulterated body love, it's hard to surpass this exciting masterpiece. Katherine's curves represent the true shape of feminine beauty. She's so luscious, so dangerous, so decadent -- and she knows it. The allure that she exudes by so sinfully showcasing her bountiful reverse-view curves is scorching. She's all woman -- and all gorgeous.
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Old 9th February 2012   #6
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Finally, after weeks of breathless anticipation, the balance of the images from Katherine Roll's test with Osvaldo Ponton have been released, and the results confirm this as the most sinful, darkly passionate photoshoot that she has ever created--that perhaps any model has ever produced.

It never seemed possible that a model could inject a headshot with as much sensuality as the following alluring masterpiece displays, but Katherine is in a class of her own. Her arms and neck-and-shoulder area are so soft and full that the viewer's heart pounds as he gazes upon the image. The way in which the strap presses into the abundant flesh of the model's shoulders is intoxicating. The intimate apparel appears barely able to contain her ample voluptuousness.

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Observe the luscious appearance of the model's left arm (on the right side of the image): though only viewed at an angle, its contours appear sumptuously opulent and heavy, free of any hint of unattractive muscle tone, its rounded perfection formed by the natural shaping inclinations of self-indulgence. The model's hands exhibit the pulchritudinous detail of dimples at the knuckles, and even the fingers exhibit alluring fullness. She possesses the delicate, tender skin of a newborn, flawless in its pink softness. Katherine's steamy blue eyes smoulder with naked passion, exuding unrestrained greed. One easily perceives the appetites that have endowed her with the most gorgeous figure of any plus-size model. Her pouty pink lips are parted with appetitive desire. Observe how, with one finger, she delicately tugs at a stray blonde tress and caresses her soft skin, enacting the viewer's longings for similar tactile engagement.

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A second image of Katherine in her chic Pink Shoppe dress finds her adopting a dynamic pose, plunging her hand through her ponytail in a bewitching manner. This dress does wonders for Katherine's figure, particularly in disclosing the swell of roundness at the model's midsection, which seductively presses against the fabric. It is the totality of curves that plus-size models possess that makes them goddesses of beauty--not just media-sanctioned contours, but the forbidden feminine allure of ample waists and substantial hips--and in this regard, Miss Roll's physique is matchless.

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Here too one marvels at the exquisite peaches-and-cream colouring of the model's complexion, which has grown fairer and most beautiful with her every shoot. Yet observe that even though Katherine exhibits angelic features in this photoshoot, she deploys them in deliciously wicked ways. The persona that she creates is that of a seductive temptress whose fairness disguises the dangerous desires that course through her body like liquid fire.

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The most decadent, beguiling picture of the entire shoot may be the following portrait, in which alluring evil simmers in Katherine's feline eyes. The fur wrap adds a primal element to the image, and in keeping with the attire, the model channels primordial passions. She dramatically pulls open the fur wrap at her bust, deliberately unveiling her abundant voluptuousness. Her heavy décolletage has the soft, natural appearance of a real woman, which is infinitely more desirable than the synthetic artificiality of Hollywood disfigurement.

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She fixes her hungry gaze upon her prey, watching ravenously as his will crumbles while she exhibits her buxom richness. Her predatory look speaks of insatiable hungers, and desire for all manners of sensual fulfillment. The nether portion of the model's midsection is only partly visible in the frame, but it appears full and rounded, adding to the sense of luxurious fullness imparted by her physique.

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As has been observed earlier, the images in this thread have a Mediterranean quality, with Katherine echoing the catlike carnivorousness exuded by the stars of Italian cinema, such as Sophia Loren and Anita Ekberg--the latter being an especially apt comparison, as a Nordic beauty whose appearance conformed itself perfectly to the feline qualities of the Italian look. But while Katherine's ice-on-fire blue eyes smoulder, and her pink lips bespeak kissable carnality, it is the luxurious expanse of bare skin that this headshot exposes which makes it such a masterpiece of feminine allure. The soft fullness of the model's body discloses no trace of the skeleton underneath, merely a teeming abundance of well-fed flesh.

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Among other things, this photoshoot constitutes a lesson for plus-size models in how to create successful editorial looks that avoid any trace of commercial prettiness, but still conform to an aesthetic of beauty, while exploring darker narrative territory. Some models veritably scowl when they venture into non-smiling expressions, but such mean, abravise looks are one-dimensional. Katherine, on the other hand, infuses her images with a host of vivid, complex emotions--selfishness, petulance, greed, vanity, laced with touches of vulnerability and neediness--all of which are far from commercial convention, yet dramatically increase her desirability.

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The photoshoot also yields two black-and-white images, and although we invariably favour colour photography, these have a cinematic quality that is quite compelling. In the first photograph, the semi-sheer black intimate apparel offers a tantalizing hint of the full, rounded waist beneath. Observe how tightly the denim fits around the model's hips and midsection, the button barely able to close, the fabric tugging at it, creating a tension in the image, anticipating that the fastening will unclasp at any moment.

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Consider how effectively the model matches her expression to her pose. The previous playing-with-the-ponytail image, shown above, found the model being deliberately vixenish and turning up the allure. In this case, she creates the captivating persona of a naughty girl who is saucily going through the poses that the photographer asks for, but under protest, impatient with the process. Her pouty mien reinforces this impression.

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The final image, an elegant headshot, capitalizes on the cinematic qualities of black-and-white film. The dramatic lighting showcases the sculptural contours of Katherine's face. As if by magic, the model appears to be of indeterminate age, her features at once exhibiting qualities of both youth and maturity, with the softness and poutiness of a delightfully spoiled little girl, yet the darkly feline gaze of a practised seductress. Her beauty is haunting, mesmerizing. Her gaze exhibits a uniquely leonine mix of ferocity and lassitude, an indolent appetitiveness that, at any moment, can ignite into fiery predation.

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In most of the images, the viewer can't help but be enthralled, above all, by the sumptuous fullness of her soft physique, but in this image, it is the model's visage which entrances the eye. And yet, even in this headshot, the bare expanse of skin beneath the model's neck, with the dent intimating the model's décolletage, introduces the captivating sensuality of the true plus-size model.

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Never has there been a photoshoot that displays how captivating angelically fair, genuinely curvy plus-size models can be when they explore darker emotions. Instead of grim or angry looks, Katherine adopts expressions that are rich in nuance, yet vivid with raw passion. Her facility for modelling is second to none, and she is every bit as accomplished in editorial complexity as in commercial beauty.

Thankfully, all of this talent is possessed by a goddess who is gorgeous and genuinely full-figured. Her abundant physicality enhances her ability to create such compelling personae in her work, and it represents precisely the kind of legitimate plus-size beauty that curvy women wish to see in the models who represent them. Katherine represents the measure--in size, in attractiveness, and in ability--that should be the standard for all plus-size models, for she embodies the true ideal of timeless beauty.

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Old 9th February 2012   #7
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Among other things, this photoshoot constitutes a lesson for plus-size models in how to create successful editorial looks that avoid any trace of commercial prettiness, but still conform to an aesthetic of beauty, while exploring darker narrative territory. Some models veritably scowl when they venture into non-smiling expressions, but such mean, abrasive looks are one-dimensional. Katherine, on the other hand, infuses her images with a host of vivid, complex emotions--selfishness, petulance, greed, vanity, laced with touches of vulnerability and neediness--all of which are far from commercial convention, yet dramatically increase her desirability.

This is a very important point, I think. When many models attempt to do what they consider "editorial" looks, in order to get away from smiley expressions they run straight to looking as repellent as possible, and this impairs the picture. But Katherine goes a different route and shows how it should be done.

An editorial look still should convey attractiveness, just in a different way than commercial pleasantry. Katherine creates a host of different dark expressions that are rich with personality and tell a compelling story, but are highly alluring.

Above all, though, I love the fact that Katherine is truly full-figured and owns her luscious size in her photos. She creates an aesthetic of opulent femininity in her images that the minus-size androgynes could never approach. These images make an unforgettable impact - powerfully seductive. Plus-size models can create all of the artistry that the mainstream fashion industry favours, and then some.
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Fans of Miss Roll will be delighted to see that the model has now released an extra image from her shoot with Osvaldo Ponton. In addition to showcasing Katherine's attractive facial features, the picture exhibits a heady expanse of her décolletage, as well as offering a glimpse of her full, rounded arms.

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The sight of so much fair flesh is utterly intoxicating. Katherine's neck-and-shoulder area is sensually smooth, with her clavicle submerged in soft fullness. The neckline of her intimate apparel appears to have been deliberately opened wide for the express purposes of display, just as her fur stole is parted to exhibit her buxom charms.

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This test series has consistently held its place as one of the most popular threads on this forum over the past several months, and with good reason. The public is dying to see images of gorgeous and genuinely full-figured goddesses, making Katherine in every respect the ideal plus-size model for our time.

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