23 February 2011

An Army of Me

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Here's a little sneak peek at the new Etsy shop look I was working on yesterday. What do you think? Feedback is welcome! A lot of you said you liked seeing the clothes on a real person and I did too. Of course, this real person wasn't supposed to be me! Unfortunately the weather had other plans so for now we'll have to make do with me and my unwashed hair. I have to say it's a little strange to be looking at so many of me at one time! Ha, ha. I think I'll use the "real people" shots for the blog updates and include them in the Etsy listings, but I'm also going to shoot each piece on the dress form as well. I like the simplicity of those shots so I think a combination of the two is best. Oh, and if you see something you like here, I'll be adding all of these pieces to the shop next week!

46 comments:

tara-lynn said...

it's great!

Kara Athena said...

Looks great! Do you ever reserve items/provide information on specific items, before they hit your etsy shop? I see one item that I would love to have!

-Kara

Ana - Better in Sepia said...

I love these new photos, it will give your shop amazing character! I know what you mean about the purity of using a mannequin, but real people are so much easier to relate to. I switched my Etsy shop to a mannequin last year, and now I'm prepping to switch back to modelling my own stuff again.

ramona muse said...

Love this photo mash up. Really cute. Very professional too!

amberly said...

this photo is so coool! I just keep looking at the rows and rows, and how amazing every piece is!

so awesome! definitely a little sally jane army!!

I want to wear a beige beret and denim now :)

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i am always more inclined to purchase vintage online if i can see how it fits on a real person! great idea!

Maria Confer said...

I think this will be amazing!!

Mandi said...

Lookin good! ;) I was talking with Elsie Flannigan (of A Beautiful Mess) over drinks one day, and we were chatting about selling clothes online. She told me that I should try modeling the clothes myself because she has found that when your readers see something on you, and they already dig your style, they are more likely to buy it. I have yet to take her advice, but there ya go, you did! So, good luck with the new look! I think you will see success. As if you don't already. :)

hannah and landon said...

whoa I love it! I am most impressed by your ability to keep your feet the same distance apart each time O_O!

Tiny Dancer Clothing said...

I love it! It's so helpful to see them on a person, and all your photos are so clean, simple and bright. There are so many fabulous things I can't wait to see them all!

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Jennifer!! This is the coolest lookbook ever :D
I'm sure it needed a lot of work but it must be so much fun to see the result! Also, a very smart way for yourself to see quickly what style suits you best :) You never cease to amaze me!
Ale

Ashley said...

Haha! This is an AMAZING image! I think a combination will be really nice - I like your simple shots but it can also really be helpful to see things styled and on an actual body. There's some great stuff here - I can't wait for the update!

Elsie Flannigan said...

SUCH a fun image.
i strongly prefer human models too. they tell a lot more about the clothing.
XO, elsie

BARGAIN BEX said...

i can't get over how freakin' amazing it is to see so many little yous ... LOVE IT! :)

leanne said...

i'm in love with some of those jeans. i'll be keeping my eye out for the shop update.

fashion_player said...

you're a great model:)

boezeroen said...

Dear Sally Jane,

I truly luvvv your clothes but maybe I luvvv your photography even more!

As a semi-amateur-photographer I know how hard it is to make these photos...the light, distance to the camera, pose...it must al be the same - even the beige baret..

I take a bow..

Greetings!

Rebecca said...

I really like this idea. It's a little bit like paper dolls - in a good way! I think it's great to see a shot with the garment on a person but for me the clarity of mannequin shots is really necessary to see the details. So having both would be perfect.

Diana said...

Wow! That looks so amazing all together like that. You must have such patience to do that! I can barely try on 3 outfits before I get fed up and cranky. Well done!

I think a mix of real people and dress form shots is perfect for shopping online, so it's nice you'll have both.

Lauren said...

Oh my gee! I love these pictures! Your own personal army! I love seeing the clothes on people too cause you can see more movement. I hate when vintage sellers use those full mannequins because clothes never fit them right, there's no plushy body underneath! Haha!

Lauren
Sparrow & Urchin

fashion fierté said...

Looks really good, and eye-catching, I'm sure you'll have a lot of people interested in your items! xx

Pistachio said...

That is awesome! What a great image!! You need to print that and use it somehow for something!
Cheers!!
P.S. The shoppe ain't bad either!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

makes me want to listen to bjork's "Army of Me" and want to spend money all at once.

Christina said...

Love it! I'm always more likely to buy vintage clothing if I can see it on a person...

And you look cute!

Rebeccak said...

These are amazing! Really cool look - particularly like the uniform shoes throughout for some reason?

inbar said...

Wow, love this and most of all - I LOVE the skirts!

TheGreenPoet

Vanessa said...

So excited!

thatdamngreendress said...

LOVE this. except now I'll be tempted to buy things so I can join your army! Love the attitude!

vivatveritas said...

i like to see clothes on person than dress form better! i feel like i can better determine what the clothes would look like on me that way:)

Jannine said...

This is an amazing compilation. I really like it when shops model things on people. It gives a much better idea of what it'll look like on you.
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bestie said...

Infinitely better than before! Now I want to buy everything!

Caitlin said...

you have some amazing items in there!! and you look lovely!

Featherlight Vintage said...

Wauwh! Imagane what an army of you can do like that! I bed you can influance your whole town to wear vintage hihi

Beautifull <3

x

Rhi said...

love everything!

tagtraeumerin said...

i love these photos, i think you're a great model and the clothes are also fantastic! i also prefer seeing the garments on a real person instead of just a dress form. (:

i just thought - how great would it look if you had an online shop and posted all these rows there and you could click on the outfit you were interested in... fantastic!

laura
www.tagtraeumerin.de

foto.mod.foto said...

I love it !

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alexandra grecco said...

wow! impressive, lady.

xo
alexandra

anselblue design studio said...

I just started reading your blog and it gets delivered to my inbox. Imagine this being the first post that I get to read! Great photographs, it must have been a lot of work.

knitlit kate said...

omg that is amazing!!! and best way to showcase your brand and your cool clothes...way to go...i'm sure this was not easy to put together!

kathy said...

Love these, i wish i could get my etsy pics to look this good! x

Couve Illustrations said...

Oh Sally, such an improvement! It's so much better this way, and you're a lovely model. The looks and the brain for a perfect photo outfit!

bella vintage said...

Yes! i do that too! i love showing it styled on a person and on the form to show the shape an see the seam lines! love your collage!!!

ANewPairOfVintageBoots said...

Yeah I like these shots as well.

I'm going to visit your shop for sure!


x
ANPOVB
http://anewpairofvintageboots.blogspot.com/

blouse said...

i like to see the clothes on a real person. my only question as a customer would be are they all you size?

i also like how it's still very uniform. ya know. same pose. i think that makes it easy for the customer to follow. if i were you i'd leave out the dress form all together.

but then again, we pretend we're shooting for a fashion mag when we do our pics! haha!

as always, you have some great picks!

xo~jane

abbeysaccessories said...

Very cute! It has a 1930's flare, very Bonnie Parker (Bonnie and Clyde) with the beret.

Deoma's Boutique said...

Love this! Love the way you shot the feet on the darker part to make it look like film!