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dave phoenix

Posts: 1300

Phoenix, Arizona, US

i've noticed something here, that i think is particularly funny.

models will sell clothing in the "mm marketplace" section... and how do they choose to display the items? by laying the pieces flat on the ground, or on their beds, and taking a picture with a camera phone or point and shoot camera.

for some reason, it seems to me that models should realize that putting clothes on a good-looking model is a good way to sell clothing.

am i the only one who thinks that's strange?

Oct 08 12 04:23 pm Link

Photographer

Paolo Diavolo

Posts: 8842

Martinez, California, US

dave phoenix wrote:
for some reason, it seems to me that models should realize that putting clothes on a good-looking model is a good way to sell clothing.

am i the only one who thinks that's strange?

Now that you point it out, that is pretty funny!
I guess in their defense, they are talent not marketing, tongue

Oct 08 12 04:36 pm Link

Model

immateria

Posts: 15446

Brooklyn, New York, US

Paolo Diavolo wrote:

Now that you point it out, that is pretty funny!
I guess in their defense, they are talent not marketing, tongue

Internet models have to market themselves quite a bit to get work.

I solve this issue by not owning clothes.

Oct 08 12 06:46 pm Link

Photographer

dave phoenix

Posts: 1300

Phoenix, Arizona, US

especially when it comes to glamour models selling bras and panties - i mean, wouldn't you think they could sell those items for 10x the amount they're asking, by selling the outfit with a signed 8x10 of them wearing it?

Oct 08 12 06:49 pm Link

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Dannielle Levan

Posts: 12857

New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

dave phoenix wrote:
i've noticed something here, that i think is particularly funny.

models will sell clothing in the "mm marketplace" section... and how do they choose to display the items? by laying the pieces flat on the ground, or on their beds, and taking a picture with a camera phone or point and shoot camera.

for some reason, it seems to me that models should realize that putting clothes on a good-looking model is a good way to sell clothing.

am i the only one who thinks that's strange?

Hah! That's an excellent point actually...

Oct 08 12 06:52 pm Link

Model

Ester Ginzbur

Posts: 128

Edison, New Jersey, US

I've noticed this too. So many models say they want to be in fashion.... and yet they won't snap a shot of them in their clothing!

Oct 08 12 06:55 pm Link

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Laurence Moan

Posts: 7791

Huntington Beach, California, US

http://www.modelmayhem.com/shop/MMWear

The MM clothing line. You think they could find some models? They did get a dog.

Oct 08 12 06:58 pm Link

Model

Isis22

Posts: 2613

Muncie, Indiana, US

It's hard to take pics of yourself wearing clothing. Believe me I have tried. I sell clothes(and other things) on Ebay. I try to hang them up but, yes, sometimes flat is best. If I had a mannequin I would be in heaven!

Oct 08 12 07:03 pm Link

Photographer

R80

Posts: 2606

Marceline, Missouri, US

You're pretty sharp to notice that.  The odd thing is, this IS a modeling site.  One would think modeling her own clothes would be the first thing someone on here would think about.  They'd have the clothes and the exposure of how well they model.

Oct 09 12 12:39 am Link

Model

Melissa Drew

Posts: 189

Oceanside, California, US

I definitely agree-- but personally, most of the stuff that I sell on here is stuff that doesn't fit me.

Oct 09 12 01:16 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2376

Maumee, Ohio, US

dave phoenix wrote:
i've noticed something here, that i think is particularly funny.

models will sell clothing in the "mm marketplace" section... and how do they choose to display the items? by laying the pieces flat on the ground, or on their beds, and taking a picture with a camera phone or point and shoot camera.

for some reason, it seems to me that models should realize that putting clothes on a good-looking model is a good way to sell clothing.

am i the only one who thinks that's strange?

NO!! i'm setting up to sell all my crap and i thought the same exact thing!! i'd sooner buy something if i actually see it on someone then on the floor. otherwise i think about how ugly their carpet is or something else unrelated to me buying that item ever.

Oct 09 12 05:04 pm Link

Model

V Laroche

Posts: 2746

Khowmeyn, Markazī, Iran

It's somewhat hard to photograph yourself and I feel too self conscious to ask one of my friends to photograph me wearing 30 skimpy things. I have been asking photographers to give me a shot or two of the wardrobe items I want to sell. I now have... four photos. At this rate, it will only take 7 more years to get enough pics of my crap.

Oct 10 12 07:07 am Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 28128

Dearborn, Michigan, US

V Laroche wrote:
It's somewhat hard to photograph yourself and I feel too self conscious to ask one of my friends to photograph me wearing 30 skimpy things. I have been asking photographers to give me a shot or two of the wardrobe items I want to sell. I now have... four photos. At this rate, it will only take 7 more years to get enough pics of my crap.

Models do have a lot of crap!  I have been with models as they pick through their lingerie looking for a certain piece.   smile

Oct 10 12 07:12 am Link