Raise your hand if you don't know why you're standing in a parking lot modeling a fancy dress. And dear photographer, you couldn't wait for that one car to go by?
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
What do I like best about this one? There's so much to choose from!! I'm torn between the 'mysterious' look, the iron-clad bra and mom jeans, or the look juxtaposed against the hopeless banality of suburban home design. I think she's trying to channel Stevie Nicks.
PS, this is one of my FAVORITE gestures. I do it all the time.
Well the club looks upscale I guess, but our gal here looks on a mission with her highly practiced, lips parted fuck me face and gold-digging champagne in hand. This dress looks downright disposable, I'm surprised it's in good enough condition to resell. Hope it's been dry cleaned.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
So a very common pose is The Penguin. Arms held to the sides with hands tilted out in what is meant to convey professional model elegance and poise. Comes off more with a college fashion show level awkwardness. I've chuckled at The Penguin for months, until I came across The Chimp (bottom picture). Yikes! A simple inversion of the gesture makes us look like circus monkeys wearing human clothes. So in conclusion, hats off to The Penguin - your faux grace and elegance is far better than the alternative, and again makes me appreciate professional modeling.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
"I remember the party, I remember that guy in a tux, I think I remember leaving the party but then I just woke up here, like this."
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
I love cats. Now you know the truth. I love my cat, other people's cats, and even commercials that feature cats. However. I find anthropomorphizing weird to begin with, and then to use it as a means to sell clothes is so strange! So I guess it's supposed to appeal to somone just like me, but the scarf one just makes me feel bad for the cat and this second one here scares the bejesus out of me!!
Normally mannequins have a cool, unaproachable look to make the fashion seem more appealing, right? So I am surprised to see the Dork model, complete with big ears, bad haircut and bushy eyebrows. He makes what could otherwise be a funky vintage leather jacket look like he's on his way to a pocket convention.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Let the record reflect entering into evidence is the victim's dress, shown slashed from shoulder to wrist.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010
I can't believe it's another horse. But this time, we're all on a bad trip with the psychadelic colors and the evil yellow stare of the horse. Shivers that horse is gonna come get me! Look, I like (non-evil) horses, don't we all? But WHY use them as props to sell clothes?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Okay so by now we know that ebay is chock a block full of slutty girls trying desperately hard to pose sexy within an inch of the pornography guidelines. Enter this fresh faced cutie, all 'I'm a cat!! Meow!!' She's got a light in her eyes, playful smile. I can't help but think that she's one to two rent checks away from having that driven out of her.
Sure this guy's in on the joke, but I love how he demos the feature of still being able to drink a beer while wearing the old gent's beard. Love the eye contact with the camera. Points for a dude in a cardigan, super bonus points for the Purple One t-shirt!
Thanks, Carin & Justin!
Labels: Guest Post
Maybe it's the chair stolen from a Hojo's free breakfast room, maybe it's the way she's working her abs to stay upright on the rocky ground, maybe it's his mullet (or is he a she?), but gol darnit I am so comfortable looking at this organic scene I can't help but want to buy the dress.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
This seller says "Caveman vest. All the rage." (side note: caveman vest? wha?) But I'm not convinced that she really believes that. Looks a bit tentative and suspicious about the whole thing.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
This is the most adorable photo and I want to eat up this little girl with a spoon she is so cute. But selling a used dress surrounded by farm animals? Who can recall that wafting children's zoo smell just by looking at this?