Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ebay photo shoot! :-)

Current mood:bouncy
I've got a closet full of things I have bought over the years, much of it NEVER worn because it was bought in a pink fog, with out trying it on, and when I got it home I found it just didn't fit very well.

So I have recently started trying to sell a few things on Ebay to get my closet cleaned out. It is stuffed so full it's about to reach critical mass, and when this baby blows it might take out my entire neighbor hood! So far I'm not having much luck and I figure at least part of the reason is that many of the things look plain as hell on a hanger hooked to the door. I was sitting there thinking "Damn! I wish I had some sort of dress form to hang these on for pics!" when my wife said something about she was gonna go grocery shopping. Somewhere along the way it struck me that I'd be my own damn dress form and thus started a few hours of lottsa fun. Put a dress on, fix the hair, go down the steps being careful to look out front and be sure my father-in-law wasn't parking, take a series of pics, then run back up the steps, rip the dress off and throw it on the bed. Grab the next gown and repeat . . . Even though I was rushed trying to get it all done before my wife returned, I was still thrilled with the way many of these pics turned out.

Oh - you should have seen the look on my wifes face when she saw the results of the "Kim Bomb" in the bedroom! Dresses every where!

This gown really requires someone with a great figure. You can hide corsets or pads under it due to the shear middle:

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In doing my research to figure out about what the red gown below was worth, I've found that this gown may be something of a hidden or lost treasure. It was made by/for a high-fashion retail chain based in San Antonio Texas called Frost Bros. Frost Bros. was known for quality personal service, including name recognition, purchase preferences, and personal shoppers. Their customer service was on the same level as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom. Well, that department store went out of business about 20 years ago. The gown is very heavy, superbly made, high quality fabric, design, and workmanship. If I had to take a guess, I'd say it probably sold for several thousand dollars. All these years it's been sitting in my closet and I had no idea! lol

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This purple one is nothing special. I probably bought it at a thrift store and it is most definetly used. I haven't yet decided it its even worth putting on Ebay - I may just chuck it:
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A cute little number, but "little" is the operative word here. It claims to be a size 12 but it comes no where near fitting me. If you zoom in on the picture showing it's back, you will see it's not zipped up all of the way. If it fit, I'd keep it, but it doesn't so it's gotta go! :(
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This white one is the gown everyone at and Flickr seems to like the most. The irony here is that it is not one of the better gowns in this phot shoot. It fits me very well and I do like it, but where the hell am I ever gonna wear it?

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Like most of us, I have had a bit of a fascination with wedding dresses. There is pretty much nothing more feminine than a wedding dress and so I've collected a couple over the years. Again, where the hell would I wear it and I really need the closet space:
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I don't know what it is, but something about this dress I just don't like. On top of that, it got the kiss of death when my wife told me that she doesn't like it and it doesn't flatter me. Once my wife tells me she doesn't like something, I might as well get rid of it because I will hear her words in my head every time I wear it if I don't:
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This green dress is going no where! This was just the first chance I've had to try it on and see what the whole package deal looks like. I think it looks great and so it's a keeper!
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The dress below is by far the sexiest dress I've ever worn. The irony is, it has sat in my closet for about 8 to 10 years because it didn't fit when I bought it. While taking these pics to get rid of it, I realized that since I've lost a lot of weight since then, it fits just fine thank you very much. Now I am terribly torn trying to decide if I should sell it or not. I may put it on Ebay, but if I do I'm not gonna give it away - it will go for a fair price or it will stay with me for the next time I get the urge to draw a lot of attention.  :-)

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Nothing too special, but reasonably pretty:
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The gown below is also a good quality. I bought it at Neiman Marcus Last Call years ago, back when my wife also had a job and we had that kind of money to spend on frivolous things. Sigh . . .
This is another one that didn't fit me when I put it away, but seems to fit fairly well today!
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I always liked this suit, but it is too small AND my wife gave it the kiss of death.
And I quote her "I don't like that."  That's all it takes. She hates it so I can't bring myself to wear it anymore.
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This was the first time I've ever done a photo shoot just for the photos and I had a great time. Wish I could spend more days playing fashion model!  :-)

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