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Old 29th June 2006   #1
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Default Liis: Modelling guide (on TV)

Here's an interesting bit of news. According to the following article,

Liis is going to be filming a program of modelling tips, which will be broadcast on a Canadian digital TV channel, later this year.

Modelling always seemed to me about individual style, and no two models pose quite the same way, so there are things about the craft that probably can't be taught. On the other hand, for beginners, I image that there are a lot of basics, like facial expressions, stance, walking, etc. that could be shared. To use an analogy, you can't teach someone to be a great painter, and you can't give them talent; but you CAN teach them about proportion, perspective, drawing materials, etc.

Here's the relevant bit from the article:

The Canadian plus-size model, whose face and physique has appeared in Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Wedding Bells and Today's Bride, wants to be a mentor of the modeling world, helping young women prepare for the camera and the catwalk. July [Liis] will shoot a series of half-hour TV shows on the subject for Canadian Learning Television that will air in the fall.

It's entirely possible that her advice and insight will be helpful -- modeling is not an easy industry to break into even if you're not plus-sized -- but the interest in her course is also the result of the reality-show trickle-down effect, which is convincing an ever-growing audience that they, too, can be taught, trained and tweaked into doing almost anything...

But Windischmann says she is not selling good-looking snake-oil, but offering a cautionary modelling tale.

"I'm not telling everybody that you come to my class and you can become a model," she says. "But here is the information that you need to know from an insider that is not going to lead you astray. Whether an agency accepts you or not, I can't guarantee that. But this is the best shot you have."
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Old 30th June 2006   #2
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Default Re: Liis: Modelling guide (on TV)

This sounds like a fascinating project. Even for women who do not aspire to become models, the program could offer interesting tips on styling, poise, etc. It could demonstrate that the fuller figure is the ideal feminine shape for exhibiting romantic and alluring fashions. This, in turn, could help plus-size viewers realize that they deserve to indulge in alluring wardrobe for their current body types, and need not diminish their figures one iota, to look gorgeous in ultra-feminine styles.

It will also offer plus-size model aficionados a rare opportunity to see one of their favourite goddesses in living motion.

As long as the program adopts the size-positive philosophy that all curves are beautiful, and makes no concessions to outdated, anti-plus notions of body "flaws," it could truly be a boon to size celebration. We look forward to seeing the results.

One of the model's own favourite images, from her official Web site:


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Old 6th August 2006   #3
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Default Liis: NEW Ford video

Since plus-size-model cinema is proving to be quite popular, we thought that this would be a good opportunity to share Liis's captivating, brand-new, second promotional Ford video.

Liis's first video is still posted in our gallery, and remains a marvellous piece of film. But this new production surpasses it. This time, Liis sports a voluptuous hairstyle, and displays more of that regal, vain attitude that fans admire so much.

It also shows Liis doing her sinuous catwalk prowl. The styling in this video--as in nearly all of the Ford promos--is feminine and alluring, showing Liis in a body-conscious camisole.

The video also exhibits the beauty of Liis's soft, rounded facial features, which fans have admired throughout her career, and further testifies to her remarkable camera presence.

It's exciting to see so many recent examples of plus-size beauty captured in moving images. Let's hope that these visual documents help bring about an increased presence of full-figured femininity in movies and television--the media that remain so dominant, in our time.

You may click on the link below to view Liis's new video:

- lv

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