I still haven’t worked out who I want to be or what I want to do when I grow up, so on this blog please join me while I try and work it out while keeping child-like creativity alive!  Find home and fashion inspiration; travel and days out; photography, writing and more. Have fun looking around 🙂

 

00

Meet my new family

Mannequin family

Mannequin familyOne of the problems to overcome in an online clothing business is working out how to display the garments in the most attractive way possible. Over the last few months I’ve been keeping an eye on all the second hand mannequins that are up for sale and now I have bought three.

I’ve always wanted a clean crisp look for the Oshun website with the items clearly shown at a glance, so I went with photographing them flat with a plain white or black background – similar to the style in the Joe Browns Catalogue and also I noticed recently, on the Toast website. However, there is a disadvantage in not being able to see the clothes worn. As you probably know, clothes generally look better once worn, than on the hanger. I haven’t got the budget yet to hire a model, and anyway, when most of my clothes now are unique one-offs, usually in one size only, there seems little point. So the next best thing is the mannequin.

There is the Mummy, a slim size 8-10, a child age 3-4, but can grow a few inches, and a child age 6-7 who seems stuck at that height, but I’ll hopefully be able to remedy that! I could do with an older child really, but as I have a couple of those in real life aged 12 and 15, they will do instead for now!

I’ve been very busy over the last week taking out all the stock and re-photographing everything on the mannequins and I’m veryFolk Dress pleased with the results. I still have to finish adding them to the website, but I think I’ll finish today. I’ll still keep the original style of the first picture, but click on an item of clothing and you’ll be able to see the new photos as well.

Threads of a Fairytale,
00no comment

Other posts you may like:

Styling a lagenlook outfit
It’s cardigan season! Styling a khaki linen dress with a waterfall cardigan
April 25, 2019
This black waterfall cardigan was a charity shop find, and I love it! Not all waterfall cardigans are made equal – I like the shape of them, but some have too much fabric around the back of the neck, and some don’t have enough fabric at the front (do you balance the waterfall bit on top of your boobs, or let it fall to the side of your boobs?), but this one, originally from Marks and Spencer is perfect!….
circus fashion
Could The Greatest Showman film spark a circus fashion trend?
March 17, 2018
(Alternative title: Clowning about in the woods!) I became a little suspicious back in November when I had the chance to browse some well-known high-street shops in a city. I noticed that the stripe trend had turned vertical, and wider, like circus tents! And combined with ruffles, the effect of these details does point to the circus! It’s been known to happen before with a popular musical movie: Do you remember the 1920’s fashion trend of 2013 that well and truly kicked off after the success of The Great Gatsby? I for one am not complaining, I love everything about the circus, particularly the wonderful clothing!….

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.