I love using "real" people to show off my scarves. I hasten to add that I have nothing against models. It's just that they are SO perfect, and perfection can be a little off-putting.
Here's my thinking. My scarves are worn by everyday women (and, I found out, at least one man). Women want to see other women they can relate to. If my models are always perfect, thin and classically gorgeous-- well, you see where I'm going with this. Women come in all ages, shapes and sizes and they may not be model-perfect but they are still beautiful. Beautiful enough to showcase my scarves.
Here's an example of what I'm talking about. My new design, Etched in Autumn, worn by a model, and then by my friend Donna Fujie.
Which do you like better?
Here's another example. My Hydrangeas scarf, worn by a model and by Honolulu resident Pua Frobel. She was on vacation in Siena, Italy, when she emailed me this wonderful photo.
And finally, Hula Skirt Orchids. Model first, and then Amelia Cabatu.
Of course, I'm not saying I dislike like using models. They make everything look better, that's why they make the big bucks. I'm just wondering if it's important to you to see women who are just like you and me wearing the scarves. Does it make a difference?
I'm just wondering if you enjoy seeing women who are just like you and me wearing the scarves. Does it make a difference? Let me know in the comment section below.
Let me know in the comment section below. I'd love to hear your thoughts.