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I've never been good at scavenging the vintage and op-shops for amazing garments and objects. It's just a talent I don't have. But I'm inspired after my old book purchase to look into it more. There are so many vintage resellers out there on Ebay and Etsy - people with an eye for a gem. These are a few things I found today that I am lovin'...
Vintage Telephone from UrbanLotus How amazing is this? Following on from my previous post of vintage electronics I just couldn't pass this by. If I ever get around to finding a nice big bookcase for my studio I'm filling half of it with treasures like this!
Chiffon Dress from MyFavoriteVintage Now this is just to die for. I can totally imagine this dress as part of a fabulous photo shoot - can't you? This girl has loads of the most amazing vintage dresses I've ever seen - perfect for special occasions.
I reckon the trick is in the photos. The right composition, lighting and props can totally make or break a vintage item. It's all about finding the inner essence of that item and accentuating it. I think if I saw these items in an op-shop, or a dark photo with a dodgy background I wouldn't have the same vision.
A fantastic photo is definitely worth the extra effort - it shows you are professional and chic. And if you don't know how to capture your items in the best possible way - find a budding photographer who can! Check out these How-to articles on the Etsy Storque. These are some other beaut finds over on Etsy...
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