|27th July 2012||#1|
Join Date: November 2008
Sophie Sheppard for AntiCode
Fans of gorgeous plus-size model Sophie Sheppard, watch out!
She just shot a campaign for the French label AntiCode:
No images yet appear on the company's Web site, but on its FB page AntiCode released the following behind-the-scenes preview pic:
Full size: http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hpho...364976908_o.jpg
Sophie looks adorable! I love her fair complexion and the blossom in her hair. Gorgeous. Can't wait to see the images from the promotion.
|7th August 2012||#3|
Join Date: December 2011
Re: Sophie Sheppard for AntiCode
AntiCode has now released a second lovely image of Sophie from the shoot:
So beautiful! I can't wait for this campaign to come out.
|6th September 2012||#4|
Join Date: July 2005
Re: Sophie Sheppard for AntiCode
As we have frequently noted on this forum, commercial images featuring the most attractive plus-size models can often be ever more beautiful and size-positive than fashion editorials in so-called "major" magazines.
Sophie Sheppard's recent campaign for the French plus-size label AntiCode provides an instructive example of this. Without any exaggeration, these may be the most gorgeous and pro-curvy commercial images that any model has ever created.
The images come in two series--an outdoor shoot on a Parisian balcony, and an indoor studio session. Naturally, the outdoor shoot is the one that initially catches the eye, particularly for the first two photographs, which show Sophie in one of the loveliest, most feminine dresses that we have ever seen. This picture is the very definition of timeless beauty. Sophie exhibits the finest features of any goddess: a fair complexion, golden hair, and blue eyes. She appears soft and gentle. The dress is admirably sleeveless, thus disclosing Miss Sheppard's full, gorgeous arms. But the most exciting feature of all in this image is the way in which the fabric of the dresses fits snugly around Sophie's waist (a luscious 41 inches).
A second image, which draws even closer to Sophie, also exhibits the soft fullness of the model's midsection, which forms the dress into an alluring, feminine shape. Sophie's facial features appear deliciously well fed. Her arms are rounded and fleshy. Truly, the sight of Miss Sheppard in this dress, which both defines and reveals the robust shape of her figure, is the epitome of the timeless ideal.
AntiCode features several more items modelled by Sophie on this balcony--the setting itself providing much of the interest in the pictures. The wrought-iron balustrade is stunningly wrought, and the magnificent apartment blocks that line the street in the background epitomize the Neoclassical grandeur of Paris. These ornate architectural touches perfectly harmonize with Sophie's opulent beauty.
The reason why AntiCode shot Sophie in this particular position, however, is easy to discern: note the view of the Tour d'Eiffel in the background. How could the company resist including a glimpse of the city's most famous landmark in its images?
And yet, the truth is that, enchanting as Paris certainly is, Miss Sheppard's own beauty outshines even the aggregate splendour of the most celebrated capital in Europe. Not all the monuments of the City of Lights can match Sophie's loveliness. Observe how bewitchingly she touches her golden tresses in this photograph.
The accessory in the model's hair is an enchanting touch, adding colour to a monochrome outfit and paralleling Sophie's own appearance: both the flower and the model are in full, voluptuous bloom. The fact that Sophie has unbuttoned the top button of her dress, exposing a view of her buxom richness, is intoxicating.
Even when the outfit in question is only middlingly interesting, having a gorgeous plus-size model exhibiting it can greatly enhance its appeal. In this case, AntiCode draws in closer to Sophie, allowing her own enchanting beauty to captivate the viewer. Observe the milky fairness of her soft skin, exhibiting just a hint of a flush at the cheeks, and those dreamy blue eyes.
The next picture is even more immediate, as if the photographer simply can't get close enough to Sophie. Her expression is mesmerizing, an idyllic gaze filled with soft longing. How the viewer aches to touch those rounded cheeks, as the model herself does, triggering a similar desire in all who see her. The touch of dimpled flesh in the model's right arm, at the left of the frame, is highly sensual.
Miss Sheppard may be the only model in the industry whose studio images are every bit as exciting as her outdoor photographs, if the clothing showcases the full beauty of her figure -- and these AntiCode photographs do so, as perhaps no pictures have ever done before. This image, for example, delights in showcasing the round fleshiness of the model's arms. Not since her Claudio Raschella test have Sophie's limbs been so vividly exhibited in the full measure of their beauty.
Even more thrilling is the reverse view, which makes the heart race. Again, the model's plump arms are lovingly displayed, as are her generous reverse-view curves. But look at Sophie's steamy gaze, a vain, penetrating look that makes the viewer tremble. Her complexion is as fresh as a May morning. This is beauty incarnate.
The following outfit is casual and comfortable, but Miss Sheppard's figure transforms it into something astonishingly seductive. Observe how her generous 49" hips shape the skirt into a womanly form.
In all of these AntiCode studio images, however, it is the reverse-view images that are most captivating. For this picture, Sophie parts her pouty lips to exhale, as if by this action she were subconsciously indicating to the viewer her own high-temperature allure. The stray tress falling over her eye is wickedly flirtatious.
The front-facing images in this series are breezy and effortlessly confident, their fascination deriving from the heady glimpses of Sophie's arms, so softly rounded and gorgeously untoned that the model appears never to have exercised a day in her life.
Yet again, Sophie provides a entrancing reverse-view pose. This time, her expression reads bemused vanity, via her mischievous, pink-lipped smirk, as if she had just treated herself to something delectable and was particularly pleased that her irresistible loveliness allows her to indulge herself freely and still be the most beautiful model in the world.
Sophie is just as gorgeous even without the incomparable advantage of wearing sleeveless apparel. Every inch of her figure is sumptuous perfection. This top embraces her physique, defining the same soft curves at her sides as did the floral dress shown first in this thread.
Yet for pure, heart-attack-inducing beauty, what can match this reverse-view photograph? Not only does it celebrate Sophie's abundant reverse-view curves, but observe the unbelievably sensual curve of fullness along the model's upper back. Fittingly, Sophie's expression is one of pure haughtiness, knowing full well that the more closely her ultra-feminine curves are revealed, the most incontestable is her title of "fairest of them all."
Goddess that she is, Sophie is nevertheless not without a sense of humour. Observe the wit with which she endows this take on the classic playing-with-the-tresses pose. Yet note too the seductive fleshiness of her gorgeous arms.
As ever, it is the reverse view that seizes the imagination. It too shows the dimpled flesh of the model's arm, while her expression is a more imperious demeanour. This is a highly fitting choice, on the model's part, in showing off this garment, which, with its looser fit, communicates a sense of grandeur and magnificence about the model's well-nourished physique.
In fact, so compelling are Sophie's back-view photographs that for the last two items we will cover--for now--we will exclusively focus on the reverse images. In the first, the dimpled flesh of the model's left arm is sensually displayed. Her expression, with lips parted and teeth showing, is the most carnal and appetitive of the many subtle variations that she conceives with this pose.
And finally, in the following picture, observe how she completely transforms her mien by partially hiding her eyes behind her stray tress and thus taking on a more coy, vulnerable appearance. In the previous image, she is aggressively enacting with the viewer; in this image, she adopts a look of helplessness to draw the viewer in and have him approach her.
This series from Miss Sheppard is everything that one could ever hope for, from a plus-size goddess. The model herself is incomparably beautiful; her soft physique is fully displayed, not disfigured by any "shapewear" or photoshopping; and on top of that, the pictures are a stunning display of modelling prowess, with Sophie demonstrating a matchless ability to convey different looks and demeanours with the subtlest of variations in expression.
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