WSVW= What Should Venus Wear?
Venus is the name of my armless mannequin. (Incredibly obvious name, I know.) Anyway, I use Venus to show off Three Stone Steps‘ bags, so that buyers can get a sense of their size and how to wear them. However, she is naked. This never bothered me before. In fact, I thought that usually a mannequin was much less alienating than using a live model, since, well, since live models can sometimes be intimidating because, well, who looks like that? (Of course, Venus has the same ridiculous dimensions as a Barbie doll, so that theory has more than a few holes.) Anyway, I just shot some more photos, and realized that this nudity is not good. It’s time to dress Venus.
But, What should Venus wear?
I’d love your suggestions!
Naked Venus models an abaca shoulder bag, with recycled flour sack lining, with little abaca flower brooch.
Naked Venus is carrying the mint green color of the Luna Shoulder Bag, in repurposed mosquito netting. (It’s on sale, by the way.)
Even More Test Shots
It was a perfect overcast day for photography with my little point and shoot camera, so I decided to try out more photos in context.
All these items are from the Philippines, and should–fingers crossed, diety of your choice willing–will be here at Three Stone Steps by next week.
(This cute lime green bag is made from abaca, and lined with a used industrial plastic sack. The very sweet abaca flower is sold separately.)
Dangles made with bamboo, coconut bead, and some seed. They’ll be available in many hip and fun colors.
I’m least happy with this photo, although not with the product, which is a cute, summery clutch made out of seagrass, and line with recycled flour sacks.
Well, there you have it. Some new products shot in some new context. We’ll see just what I’ll end up doing with these photos when I get ready to load them to my site.
While I’m waiting for my brand spankin’ new products to arrive, maybe tomorrow, from Vietnam, and the very great, very unique items from the Philippines sometime next week, I thought I’d experiment a bit with shooting the products with a bit more flair, and just not, as a friend described, floating out there.
I’ve done a little test with my lovely fake grass. I shot a sample of my new little purses, made with raw silk, and decorated with a mod flower. Here it is:
I can’t wait to get them. I’ll also have these amazingly cute and oh so affordable purses in black with gray flowers, and yellow with purple flowers, but thought I’d start my test with just one.
So, what do you think?
I returned on Sunday from a two week, unexpected, free, and non-Three Stone Steps related trip to Poland. I’ve never had much desire to go to that Central/Eastern Europe nation, but my partner’s provenance is, as he likes to say, 100 percent pure Polish, and, well, free airline tickets are hard to resist.
Poland, especially the area around Krakow–a lovely, if overly touristy city–was, during World War II, the epicenter of the Nazi atrocities. And, certain Krakovians are oh so cleverly taking advantage of this fact, opening “Jewish style” restaurants, offering tours to Schindler’s factory, the Jewish ghetto, and, above all, to Auschwitz. It was all very disturbing, this overt marketing of a lost Jewish community in a Disneyland kind of way, and this marketing of a genocide. But, maybe some people need to be reminded, or worse yet, even learn what happened. Ok, and also disturbing is that no one running the tours, or really awful restaurants were actually Jewish. There was this mythologized version of it all; as if there was some really colorful people and past that is now gone. It’s all well, it’s too bad, but we’ll play loads of uplifting Klezmer music anyway!
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