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Old 10th January 2007   #1
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Default Kelsey Olson: Sensual and sweet


It's been a little while since Kelsey Olson tested, but these stunning new photographs from the model's agency (Dorothy Combs Models, Miami) were well worth the wait.

The following headshot stands out as the best in the series, showing Kelsey in a romantic hairstyle that is one of the prettiest she has ever worn. The model's steamy gaze and expression arrest the viewer's attention, while the foliage adds a welcome touch of natural beauty. Miss Olson has never been presented in a more gorgeous manner than this.

The next image offers a more general view of Kelsey's look. The languid sensuality of her pose and expression match the romance of the hairstyle, and the garment, featuring distinctive wide sleeves with ruffled trim, has something of a medieval quality, updated for a contemporary context.

In this close-up, one sees the dramatic makeup that makes Kelsey's eyes "pop," in these images. Although her career is only two years old, Miss Olson has already acquired considerable modelling experience, particularly with her regular (and exciting) appearances at Torrid. In these images, she displays the full measure of her skill and talent.

For something on the wilder side, daring yet still tasteful, here we have an exemplary lingerie image. The evocative lighting, and the pose (reclining on cushions) make the image more romantic and chic than if it were shot against a bare backdrop, with harsh lighting, or featured the model in an uncomfortable pose. The fairness of the model's complexion is vividly apparent, accentuated by the berry lipgloss.

And finally, we see Kelsey in a white top with a pretty floral motif that evokes the folk embroidery of traditional European feminine attire. This is one of the most beautiful outfits in which Miss Olson has ever been photographed, and her demeanour is fittingly winsome and dreamy, in keeping with the ensemble's Old World charm. But what a shame that the setting is so jarring, undermining the appeal of the clothing. If this same top/skirt combination had been shot in a more natural locale, this could have been the finest image in the series. It is still a marvellous example of ideal wardrobe styling.

These new photographs dramatically showcase Miss Olson's extraordinary beauty and modelling talent, and are some of the most accomplished images of her career. It is a thrill to see her career progressing, and we are sure to see many more images of timeless beauty from this young superstar in the near future.

And in the meantime, remember--you can always see more of Kelsey at Torrid.com.

- Kelsey a la Mode, at Torrid

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Old 11th January 2007   #2
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Default Re: Kelsey Olson: Sensual and sweet

I definitely agree that these are Kelsey's most remarkable images to date. Her beauty is astonishing. These images show more maturity than any of her previous work, while still preserving her youthful appeal. The photography matches the quality of any page in a top-flight fashion magazine -- but how wonderful to see this artistry lavished on a plus-size model.

I especially admire the first hairstyle. It reminds me a little of a Charlotte Coyle style, but the romantic wave makes it uniquely Kelsey's.
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Old 12th January 2007   #3
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These are the most beautiful images I have seen from any model since Christina Schmidt did her test with Fadil Berisha. I am completely in awe of Kelseys beauty, and of how expressive she is in front of the camera, without exaggeration.

When will the plussize industry finally realize that it if public attitudes towards beauty are ever going to change, it needs to produce more images such as this, with more models like Kelsey, Charlotte Coyle, etc.? Until that happens, the industry will fail to achieve its transformative potential.

Kelsey embodies the glamorous way in which voluptuous vixens actually see themselves, today.
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