Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Meet My "Assistants!"

What is the best way to showcase an apron?  On a dress form?

Or on a human being?


Since so many of my sales are made online I fret about this.  What do YOU think?  Does a real person distract from the product?  Or does a headless mannequin look creepy?

My preference is a real person but I'm challenged in this regard...We live out past the boondocks and I rarely get the opportunity to snap pix of friends and family wearing my aprons.  So I usually rely on my faithful "assistants."

These are the ladies who keep me company as I stitch away my days...

Meet Coco:

She has an inpossibly tiny waist, yes, but she's a real work horse.  She patiently poses while I take countless pictures of her modeling my aprons - such a good assistant!

Then there are my "twins," Babette and Beatrix:

They also pose for pictures and model my wares at craft shows.  Bonus - they never have a bad hair day - hahahaha!

This is Brigette, my little assistant:


Brigette was my first dress form and when she arrived (I'd purchased her online) I immediately realized she was just too small to model my aprons, except for my "Little Girl Crayon Apron."  She normally stands near the front of my tent at shows and does an outstanding job of drawing in customers.

Mimi models my shower caps, makeup always perfect:

And, of course, my most loyal, sweetest assistant is Twyla:

She often lies under my desk/sewing machine, patiently (or not sometimes!) waiting for me to play with her and giving me little kisses on my ankles and feet.  And on more than one occassion, she's accidently (???)stepped on the pedal - oops!

I'd love to hear from you ~ let me know what you think about the dress forms vs. real models and you're automatically entered to win this month's blog giveaway:


Each of your comments on this post or any of my October posts counts as an entry, so the more times you comment the more chances you have to win - yay!  (Drawing is October 31st.)

7 comments:

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I like the dress forms better so I can concentrate on the aprons! lol All yours are such inspiration for me! I'm a beginner!

Linda Ruthie said...

I think a 'real person' model is wonderful to show an apron in action. But I have the same problem as you with a lack of willing models so I rely on my one and only dress form to photograph my aprons.

Becky said...

Well, with a pretty model like you!!! who needs a mannequin?!

I'm a bit too "real" (read - chunky) to model my own aprons. Sometimes I can draft my tall and cute daughter to model. But usually it's Ethel, my ample dress dummy.

Our Petey the Boston Terrier used to help me sew too. That pedal pushing can be right startling!

Becky said...

Well, with a pretty model like you!!! who needs a mannequin?!

I'm a bit too "real" (read - chunky) to model my own aprons. Sometimes I can draft my tall and cute daughter to model. But usually it's Ethel, my ample dress dummy.

Our Petey the Boston Terrier used to help me sew too. That pedal pushing can be right startling!

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

I think the mannequins can be ordered about a bit more and with such lovely figures I would continue using them...although when you do get the chance to use a real model you could do so and introduce them as a guest! Variety is best I think.
Living over here in Blighty I may be a little too far for your giveaway, you don't need to count me in...but keep up the good work, I love having a nosey at your lovelies. xxx

Anonymous said...

The mannequins produce a 'crisper' picture of the aprons I think...but I almost always wanna see what they look like on someone too. So there's my $.02 for what it's worth! I love having a nosey at your lovelies too! LOL...I just love that expression!

Nadine

Yujin Cho said...

Wow, I didn't know you named them. That's so cool :) I think I like Brigette the most beside Twyla - she would be a good model for people like me - skinny or little!