Monday, March 22, 2010

meet Vivian

This is Vivian. Vivian Corrine Caldwell to be exact. She came to live with me when I was a teenager having been rescued from a dumpster behind a clothing store that was going for a more "modern" look with their models. Unfortunately we were not able to save her arms. And her top and bottom don't match. But who cares, it just makes her more unique. I named her Corrine after a character on LA Law. Caldwell came from some ritzy family with their own signature umbrella on the beach in Destin. That was her name. But then my friend Natalie said her first name needed to be Vivian from Pretty Woman. I liked it so it stuck. She has lived with me for over 20 years now. Even scared the crap out of a maintenance man in an apartment I was living in. And now, after all of these years, Vivian has a job.
She is modeling again!! I have finally gotten around to opening an etsy shop to sell my scarves. Like I said in a previous post, if I don't start to sell them I will start to drown in them! So, my cute little Metalsgirl logo got a face lift - she lost her hammer in favor of a scarf, super cute if I do say so myself. Anyway, check out my shop and let me know what you think... it's called Yarngirls!

ps. I am curious, I have gotten some feed back that mannequins are creepy. Should I not be using Vivian to photograph my scarves? Please tell me what you think. Thanks!

3 comments:

Kim Maguire said...

Love that you have another store on Etsy. I'm not sure about creepy factor. I'm going to go look at your Etsy page and see.

Liz said...

Vivian!!!
I love her.
I can see where some people might find it creepy because they don't know the whole story. It's funny when you know the story and when one knows YOU. Otherwise I think of some of the weird shops I buy Indian saris from on Ebay.

I think you would make a far cuter model. Maybe Vivian could share the spotlight?

Mare said...

i think she is lovely. I wish i had someone(?)something(?) like her for my adult knit and crochet things. It looks so much better to display scarves and hats on a model than it does to lay them flat or stuff them for a photograph...I'm glad you took the leap with another shop! Good for you!