5.12.2010

Etsy Update: Hats & The Dude

Sorry I've been missing in action more than normal this week. I caught a bug on Monday night (my last day of school when I should have been celebrating) and was stuck on the couch with a migraine, moans, and a belly ache instead. All better now though! I've been dying to get take outfit photos, but I'm sticking to my word and holding off until that camera remote is in my hands. In the meantime I went out and shot some vintage hats to put up in the shop.

Anthropologie has been my main source of inspiration for catalog photography ever since I can remember, and I often find myself hoarding the old issues like their precious family jewels. Somewhere in the middle of all my sickness I pulled out the big stack of past issues that have been collecting in my room for the past two or so years and began flipping through them in search for the perfect shoe photography. I knew exactly what shoot I was looking for. I've had it in my head ever since I saw it last year, but when I was flipping through the pages another creative Anthropologie idea caught my eye. Maybe it's all those art history classes I've been taking and the in depth discussions of old Grecian and Roman sculptures, but this particular idea charmed me more than anything else I saw.

I decided to borrow it.



Unfortunately, Jake and I are far from fancy. The only sculptures we have lying around the house are two pieces he did for his ceramics class a couple years ago. One is an octopus tentacle we have greeting our guests at the front door, and another is a bust he did of his favorite person in the world: the Dude. That's right my friends. Jake's Big Lebowski obsession is a pretty big part of his life, so much so that he choose to spend many, many hours creating a bust of Jeff Bridges. Everyone that passes through our house thinks it's Jesus which makes it even more hilarious when they finally figure out who it is. Seeing as this was the only thing I owned that even came close to the Anthropolgie sculptures, I carried this heavy thing out into a field to have him model my vintage hats. His head is far too big for these ladies hats, but I'm willing to bet you get the idea.

16 comments:

Little Ocean Annie said...

HAHAHAAAA, he looks so pretty! That is so amazing! Anthro has nothing on you!
Glad to hear you're feeling better, love! And glad to hear you're enjoying the purse!

Rosie said...

This is so clever! haha amazing!

L. said...

the dude abides...and wears snazzy hats.

so cute.


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Away with the fairy's said...

I want that velvet petal hate so much! as soon as i have money....

http://illustratemypillowcase.blogspot.com/

Mitzi Cocoa said...

That velvet petal hat is PERFECTION! Beautiful shoot, by the way. I read on your Etsy that the hat is for Plus Size women and was a tad big for you... I have a tiny head. Chances are it will be a tad too big for me, right?

Justice Pirate said...

HAHAHA that is the greatest thing ever to see the big lebowski modeling hats!!!! Oh wow this made my day to see that. Thank you for being so amazingly unique. I am glad you are feeling better today. Sounds like what you went through is horrible! I remember seeing those old anthropologie statues model stuff. I haven't had their catalog since then, so that is why I remember. I loved your little ADD thing you had going on too. I get that way too. Oh you are so funny! Have a great weekend and have fun with that remote of yours! it is helpful but sometimes annoying trying to focus in (at least mine is. I seem to mess it up from time to time like my latest shoot I have to edit).

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

this is freaking hilarious.

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Oh, goodness. The Dude never looked so pretty. Ha!

Michal said...

ahahaha this post made my day. :)

BaronessVonVintage said...

My Dude loving hubby NEEDs to see this when he gets home. BRILLIANT!!!!!

Paige said...

I pretty much adore these photos. So hilarious. And lovely bee pictures, too!

Meghan said...

So flippin funny!

Meggstatus said...

You know how I feel about hats and that red one is so pretty! Your boyfriend would probably love this, I went to an art opening at the Laguna Art's Museum and there was an artist that did a painting of the Characters in the Big Labowski set at the table of "The Last Supper" it was probably 12 feel long, he said it took him five years!!! I wish I remembered the artists name.

Ollie Otson said...

I love this! Seriously just made me laugh. I have to be honest, though, I've never seen the Big Lebowski, which makes it amazing many people in my life still talk to me. It's in my instant queue on Netflix, though, so I'm making an effort!

In response to your comment on my blog, what school does your friend go to? I went to SCAD. And if you ever make it over to that corned of The South, I'd love to meet up with you! =]

Manja said...

Hahaha, I thought it was Jesus at first, too!
But now that you mentioned it - YES, definitely the Dude! (did he also sculpt a carpet?)

Little Garcon said...

I love this idea, the hats look great and its pretty hilarious.

You are the best!