13 October 2009

Sneak Peek for Etsy Update!

I spent a long, somewhat frustrating day taking photos for a much overdue Etsy update. I love this new studio space but it is showing its unique challenges as I try to adjust to a new lighting situation. It took me quite a while today to figure out the right camera settings to get the photos looking the way I want them to. No, my wall didn't change colors ten times today, that's little ol' me trying to work out a white balance issue. Just as I figured it out, the sun was going down and I lost the chance to finish up. Argh...

So, while they aren't quite ready to be posted in the store, I thought I'd give you a little peek at what I was working on. This is the first batch of dress but I also have a pile of lovely skirts and blouses that I'll be getting to this week as well. As far as the question of when these pieces will be available, I'm going to cross my fingers and say Thursday. Maybe if I put it in writing, it'll force me to buckle down and make it happen!

Once again, thanks so, so much for stickin' with me through this little transition period. All of your kind words and thoughtful comments really brighten my day!

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31 comments:

Summer said...

We know you can do it. Just keep us updated. =D

Summer
A Writers Den
Brown Mestizo

caramelizedvintage said...

Mmmm you'll get the hang of it! I love how you are going to utilize your dressform now. I can see quite a few gems. :}

Lexie said...

oh my gosh! i'm in love with that green jumper on the top row. LOVE.

graciee. said...

soooo gorgeous!♥
my favourites are 2, 12, and 19. <3
xx

AlicePleasance said...

Is the new wall mint green? ...pale blue? ...light grey?
By the way it looks nice!

james said...

nice collections on clothing.i saw a site where we can get more discount coupons on all types of accessories you can visit redtagdals.

Ashley said...

aw!!! So many pretty dresses! It's a dreamland! Love the 2 flora dresses and the pale blue one with lace collar!

mieletcannelle said...

I'll be waiting on thursday to scoop the blue with stripes. Gorgeous!

Q's Daydream said...

hehe, this made me giggle! when I first moved I had the same problem. then when I had it all figured out my camera broke! I've got a new one, so it's better, but that white balance sure is important isn't it!? lol

Lovely dresses! :o)

Kelley Anne said...

After all that hard and frustrating work, they came out very well. I can't wait to see more. You always find such wonderful things.

Mandi said...

I feel your pain. My friend used to be my model for my Etsy shop, but it was too hard to work out our schedules, so I moved to a dress form and set out to find a spot in my house with good lighting. I think I spent two hours photographing clothes... and when I uploaded them, I discovered the coloring was ALL off and I would have to rephotograph everything, because it was too much trouble to fix in Photoshop. A total nightmare. Good luck!

CMA said...

GORGEOUS

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Maria @ Chicisimo said...

Love the orange dress, third row on the right. Also love the lbd, fifth row, centre. Love them! Keep up with the great job!

christina said...

I love all these pieces! And the new way of presenting them is really neat

Jenny said...

nice :)

Meghan said...

I love that zebra-y print dress. Really pretty stuff.

becca said...

i think things are lookin' good! no doubt you'll have the lighting all figured out pretty soon and it will be perfection.

(by the way, i kinda, sorta maybe tagged you on my blog. it's lame, but your blog is one of my favs, so you know... shrugs, blushes...)

dautretemp said...

Hello! Escuse my bad english. Compliments, i love your way of combining clothes! I will go to Pars, capital of vintage. Have you advice for me? Bye, from vintage italian girl!

dautretemp said...

Hello! Excuse my bad (very bad) English. COmpliments, i love your
way of combining clothes. I will go to Paris, vintage capital. Have you advice for me? This is the last comment for today, promised!

Eyeliah said...

oh I'm going to have to keep checking, those black and white dresses both caught my eye.

the style spotter said...

i love that floral dress!

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Piglet said...

Oooh there are some little stunners in there!
Good luck with the rest of the photos, I know how frustrating it is when they don't look right!

helgesok vintage said...

I think they look great! Good job, dude! I struggle with lighting too and have yet to figure it out completely. I love your new dress form, too!

ainikki said...

I cant wait to see more of your house.

Rachel C. said...

i've moved so much in the past 3 years, so i know just how frustrating and challenging this can be. i still haven't figured how the right way to photograph pieces in my newest home.

your photos still look great, though. and i'm sure once you figure out the kinks it'll be smooth sailing!

xoxo

Vintage Avocado said...

lovely!!
You've also changed the interface!
Please, check my stuff at:
www.vintageavocado.etsy.com
www.vintageavocado.bigcartel.com

Lots of looooove!

Megan said...

I completely understand your frustration with the photos. It's so hard to find an aesthetically pleasing background that actually has good lighting, and then make all the necessary camera adjustments!

I just opened up Audrey Leona Vintage on Etsy and I am struggling right there with you.

But, it's looking marvelous! And beautiful dresses...

~Megan
www.AudreyLeona.Etsy.com
www.AudreyLeona.Blogspot.com

Tanglewood said...

Both of those black and white dresses are wonderful. Refresh button it is!

Katie said...

love the new look SJV...especially the artwork at the top of page. looks fantastic.

Aya Smith said...

I just LOVE the new look for the updates!!!

Tali said...

I know you said you miss your brick wall but this new background looks great!!! That's actually the color of my bedroom. I think its lovely and really blends well with the antique-ness of the mannequin and the dark hardwood floors. I love the whole shabby chic interior.