Plus-size models Marina Bulatkina and Denise Bidot of Muse Model Management pose nude for fashion photographer Victoria Janashvili for her personal project called Curves,which is a mission to end all stereotypes about body image among women and create a universal understanding that all women are beautiful. The shoot consists of Bulatkina and Bidot painted in white paint and draped in fabric showing off their curves and beauty.
Bidot, who famously said “There is no wrong way to be a woman”, readily agreed to this shoot to carry out her mission. Like Janashvili, Bidot’s very own personal mission is to “help girls love their bodies one photo at a time”. Bidot is a native of Miami, Florida who now calls New York City her home after being signed to Muse Model Management. She has done editorial shoots for brands like Forever 21, has made the cover of Zizzi Magazine several times, and has walked in NYFW. Bulatkina, a native of Siberia, Russia was signed to Muse Model management shortly after moving to New York as a student. She’s appeared on the cover of Russia’s Plus Model Magazine’s first issue and does campaigns in the United States, as well as international. She has also been on TV shows such as Today Show on NBC and Good Day New York on Fox.
The shoot is nonetheless stunning and has done what Janashvili has intended it to do: stir up some good ‘ol controversy. Defying and changing the beauty standard is a huge task to take on, but with the help of Bulatkina and Bidot, Janachvili is one step closer to changing the beauty standard.
Below, check out the inspiring short-documentary with Victoria Janashvili starring Bidot and Bulatkina: