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Old 1st April 2012   #1
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Default Valerie: A Drop of Sunlight

It is always a pleasure to see a new test from lovely plus-size model Valerie Lefkowitz. Her latest photo shoot highlights several of her most attractive qualities, particularly the exquisite peaches-and-cream fairness of her complexion.

In this glorious headshot, the model's visage seems lit from within, so fair and fresh she appears, with a whisper of a flush at the cheeks enlivening her white skin. Her clear blue eyes harmonize with these soft hues, as do her pink lips. Her golden tresses shine in the sunlight, which creates a celestial radiance around her. The coral-hued jacket goes very well with her complexion.

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Though her outfit is casual-professional, the next image introduces a touch of fairy-tale beauty to Valerie's look, thanks to the luxuriance of her blonde tresses, which cascade down her shoulders in thick, heavy curls. Only in dreams can one ever imagine a mortal woman which locks as lovely as these. Observe that her skin tone, still fair, now has a hale, robust quality to it, a pink fleshy reality rather than the ethereal glow of the previous photograph.

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None of the images in this test expose Valerie's womanly curves, but the following three-quarter-length image comes closest. The dress is attractively sleeveless, and the green outdoor backdrop provides a welcome touch of natural beauty to the composition. Here too the most sensual element is the mass of blonde hair, ever so slightly tousled by the wind, which spills over the model's shoulder, so thick and heavy that the viewer longs to take the model's tresses in his hand and feel their silken softness.

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This black-and-white image generates an entirely different sensation. It has properties of both Classicism and of 1950s style. One can easily imagine Kim Novak donning attire such as this in films such as Strangers When We Met, an elegant yet seductive gown that would highlight her bosomy fullness, just as it acknowledges Valerie's voluptuous curves. The white hue of the gown, and its fabric, with the texture of ruched drapery, invite associations with Classical goddess statuary. The hairstyle is regal and carefully coiffed, helping Valerie to create a persona, in this image, of a sophisticated young woman of wealth and privilege, who nevertheless has sensual inclinations--carefully controlled, but indicated by her décolletage.

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The final new image once more highlights the glowing freshness of Valerie's immaculate skin tone, even as the sunlight highlights her blonde hair. The model's attention-getting red top draws the eye towards her buxom contours and adds a touch of colour to an image, and a test, that otherwise exhibits muted hues. Valerie's expression is characteristically continental, a youthful yet knowing gaze that one often sees in precocious mademoiselles in France.

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Bravo to Valerie for an attractive new photo shoot, a splendid showcase of her fair features, an effective display of wearable attire that nevertheless exhibits captivating touches of timeless beauty.

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- Valerie Lefkowitz: An Homage

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