Photo Shoot a Big Success!

With the help of Makeup Artist Lani Barry to make the models even more lovely than nature I was able to photograph a lot of the vintage clothing that will be put up for sale. You can’t really see the clothes, how they fit, how they move without a person in them. Some of these unique outfits came alive on the models as I had imagined them in my head. What a world of difference to see them in motion on a live human. It points up the flaws in my current mannequins as well. I’m sure there are better ones out there but nothing does an outfit justice as well as a live body.

Many thanks go to the models I used; Emily DeWan of Emily DeWan Photography, who took time out from her own portrait photography of the models to model for me, Lani Barry, my makeup artist who modeled my one Victorian outfit at the very end, my sister-in-law, Kim Grad and her daughter Amanda, who I was able to photograph together for some sweet family portraits, and to New York City swing dancers Elaine Silver, Mimi Liu, Laurel Carpenter and Jeri Lynn Astra Herbert who brought a lot of sass and dancerly grace to the shots.

The models will get copies of their photos as well as a piece of clothing from Model J Vintage. Mimi picked out a wonderful retro 1950’s style jacket with an enlarged herringbone, almost puzzle piece pattern.  Jeri picked out a black velvet dress that really flattered her figure and is also great for dancing.

Most of this clothing will go up on Facebook and Etsy.com but some might be destined for eBay so stay tuned!

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Model J Vintage is launched!

Model J Vintage was launched this past weekend at local monthly New York City swing dance event Jam Circle. Happy dancers Monica, Neal and Kim took home three lovely items; a stretchy blue 40’s inspired dress that will be perfect for dancing, a lovely cotton 70’s men’s shirt printed with scattered “blue” blueberries on a background of pale red blueberries, and a beautiful 40’s inspired black print skirt with red trim also perfect for dancing. Some other lovely items are waiting for that perfect person to take them home. I will be listing them here for all to see with details on size, condition and price. Some I will send out into the ebay world and let a wider audience take a look. I am waiting for the delivery of some display mannequins to better show off the garments and give you an idea of how they hang on the body.