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Re: Real life customer models


@sidsmom wrote:

Don’t understand.

Shouldn’t a S/M/XL on a professional model looks the same 

as on a customer?  What would be the difference?

 

Yes it does make a difference.  Professional models whether plus or regular sized have certain specifications that have to meet which ensures they look good in the clothes they model.  It's not like every size 4 has a model's body because they don't.  Same goes for missy sizes and plus sizes.  If saw the jumpsuit on a plus size model who was 5'10 with lean legs, that would not have had the same effect as seeing it on a 5-6 wom dimples and rolls who wasn't in 6 inch heels.  That makes a big difference.  I don't know if this is something special, I saw a customer-model yester day too or if it's something new they are just rolling out.  


 

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Re: Real life customer models

Oh goodie!    I could use a free trip to Florida.   Don't know what kind of clothes they could put on me, tho.    I'm "extra short".    Maybe I could sell pots and pans..............

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Re: Real life customer models


@Chrystaltree wrote:

@sidsmom wrote:

Don’t understand.

Shouldn’t a S/M/XL on a professional model looks the same 

as on a customer?  What would be the difference?

 

Yes it does make a difference.  Professional models whether plus or regular sized have certain specifications that have to meet which ensures they look good in the clothes they model.  It's not like every size 4 has a model's body because they don't.  Same goes for missy sizes and plus sizes.  If saw the jumpsuit on a plus size model who was 5'10 with lean legs, that would not have had the same effect as seeing it on a 5-6 wom dimples and rolls who wasn't in 6 inch heels.  That makes a big difference.  I don't know if this is something special, I saw a customer-model yester day too or if it's something new they are just rolling out.  


 


Then you would have a zillion different scenarios for zillion different sizes

Size 4: busty

Size 4: hippy

Size 4: short waisted long legs

Size 4: long waisted short legs

Size 4: cellulite

Size 4: apple shape

Size 4: pear shape

Size 4: athletic shape

...and on & on. And this is only size 4 in petite. 

The set would get really crowded with all those models.🙃

I’ve said this before in other posts...at a certain point in one’s life,

you should know what looks good on you. I would think my 59yrs 

of Life buying clothes which I feel good in or get compliments on

will be something I will purchase again & again.  And for those things

I want to try ‘180’...I really don’t give a rat’s-patooty what someone

else thinks. A professional model is just presenting the item, showing

the colors, showing the ‘hand’ of the garment. No more; no less.

It really doesn’t make a difference if the model is pro or ‘real.’

 

Most of us have lived a long life buying clothes out of catalogs, 

buying dress patterns & otherwise buying clothes without a model

of any type...and those clothes were still purchased & looked good.

Why has this formula changed in the TV Shopping Era?

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Re: Real life customer models

Colleen had a customer model on for the jewelry show a few nights ago. Sheryl Crow's line had a customer model on a year ago. Fun idea,  not sure if they really help sell. they are usually short ladies, hunched over standing rooted to one spot with the fig leaf pose.

 

 

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Re: Real life customer models

That's pretty cool.  I would never be able to be comfortable doing that though.

 

Christopher and Banks has fashion shows with customer models too.  I have been asked to model several times.  It is not my thing and I declined.  I do like the idea though.

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Re: Real life customer models

HSN is celebrating Customer Appreciation Month...it ends the last day in April. It's been explained over & over that's why customers are models on the shows & appearing in film clips.

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Re: Real life customer models


@kitcat51 wrote:

HSN is celebrating Customer Appreciation Month...it ends the last day in April. It's been explained over & over that's why customers are models on the shows & appearing in film clips.


@kitcat51 

 

I didn't know this and there are probably others who didn't know this as they don't watch much if at all.

 

But I doubt that HSN (or any on air retailer) would do this if they didn't think it would increase sales.  Whether it does or not I don't know.

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Re: Real life customer models

Seems like a stupid idea to me.  But then a lot of what happens on tv falls into that category as far as I am concerned now.

 

 

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Re: Real life customer models


@Sooner wrote:

Seems like a stupid idea to me.  But then a lot of what happens on tv falls into that category as far as I am concerned now.

 

When I buy a car I want to see it clean, shined up and without junk on the back seat.  Not the way my car might look at times.  

 

 


 

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Re: Real life customer models

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Using customers as models isn't a good way to evaluate a design.  Models are super thin so you see the shape of the piece, not the shape of the model.

 

For example, if a woman modeling has a large waist, of course the item will have to fit her.  How can you compare yourself to her?  Only women with her body shape can identify.