Gasp! A Model With BOOBS!

26 May 2010

We may be fickle, but we have a new favourite model. We know, we know, we were all over Georgia May Jagger five minutes ago, but hey – that’s just how we roll. Today it’s ALL about Ashley Smith at Grazia Towers.

Ashley who, we hear you ask? (We really do hear you). Well, Ms. Smith is spearheading a revolution in the model industry and we are right behind her. You see Ashley is a catwalk model with boobs.

Louis Vuitton’s AW 2010 show spearheaded the trend for curvier models, when Marc Jacobs showed us what women could look like with boobs and hips. Lovely Laetitia Casta of Victoria’s Secret fame sashayed down the runway in Marc Jacobs’ 50’s inspired collection and the fashion press were duly awestruck. The thing is, though, that whilst girls like Laetitia are championed as curvy, in reality they’re very slim. Just not QUITE a slim as some of their contemporaries.

But now, the fashion industry is opened mouthed – agog if you will – at the sight of a model with one (or two, ahem) big difference (s). Ashley Smith is a Texan model with a face like Lara Stone and a body unlike anything we’ve seen on the catwalks for a very, very long time. If ever.

Here are the vital statistics that have been getting the fashion pages in a spin: 5’8”, 24” waist, 34” hips and 32D cup boobs. D! And a big D at that! Now, of course a D cup is nothing exceptional in the real world; in fact it was recently revealed to be the standard size for UK women, but we all know that the fashion industry is a whole other ballpark, and let us tell you this for nothin’ - it ‘aint one where big boobs are the norm.

Terry Richardson got in there first and shot Ashley back in February (no comment), but now designer darlings Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott are said to be poised to shoot the upcoming super. We would love to see Ashley take the lead in one of the campaigns which Mert and Marcus shot for last season; how fabulous would it be to see her lined up against Lea T for Givenchy? Or reclining beachside for Gucci a la Natasha Poly?

We are VERY intrigued about what the future holds for Ashley... but we want to know what YOU think.

Will the fashion industry leap at the chance to work with Ashley? Would you like to see more models like Ashley in designer ad campaigns?

Answers below...

- Alex Butt


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