Posted by HSG on February 27, 2005 at 22:37:20:
In Reply to: Hollywood without makeup posted by M. Lopez on February 27, 2005 at 17:52:27:
The contrast between the sham ideal of Hollywood, and the natural ideal of timeless beauty, is startling indeed. The present author has had the good fortune of seeing a small handful of plus-size goddesses with his own eyes, and the beauty of Christina Schmidt and Tracie Stern, for example, is every bit as flawless in "real life," without any significant makeup, as it is when viewed through the camera.
And it's not as if plus-size models cannot adopt the "Hollywood" look when they wish to do so. Here is a mesmerizing new test image of Liis, with what some might consider a femme fatale '40s look, for its elaborate hair arrangement and veil--although the exotic jewellery harkens back to earlier, even-more-opulent times. The model's allure easily matches and surpasses that of any silver-screen starlet, precisely because her facial features possess the soft roundness that most stars lack--or lose, through self-inflicted privation.
And below is an utterly thrilling new test image of Wilhelmina L.A.'s Melissa Masi. (Click the accompanying link to see it at a much larger size.) Tonight's red carpet "event" will offer nothing to match the excitement of Melissa in this dress, because none of the tinseltown waifs possess a figure nearly as shapely as hers.
Just imagine how these goddesses would look walking down the red carpet, dressed in this manner, with the world swooning at their feet.
Someday, the Hollywood couturiers will have a collective epiphany and realize that the best, the only way to show off their designs is exhibit them on plus-size goddesses. Until then, the media's desperate efforts to suppress timeless beauty will continue, for it threatens to topple the anorex-chic aesthetic any time the public catches a glimpse of it.
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