We do events, photoshoots, and runway shows SOMETIMES.
Its not a very frequent thing, maybe 10 a year.
We have girls asking to model for us ALL the time. Constantly. I just got my third email from some obviously white girl with a Japanese name, Pissily asking why I never responded to her first two inquiries into a modeling gig.
so here it is
1.) We have no events coming up.
2.) Its also our busy season, Wedding and Prom. I’ve done at least 100 long line bra fittings this week. Typically I would shoot back a pretty general email saying we’d keep her name on file for future events. But seeing as I’ve been eatting my lunch during fitting because I’m so slammed, I didn’t get a chance.
3.) And THIS is THE MOST IMPORTANT PART. I’m not using you as a model if you’ve never showed your fucking face in this store. We are a local small business. Don’t you fucking dare send me an email, telling me you have SO much experience modeling corsets (and live so close!)
But you’ve never bought anything off me, your not supporting our shop, Why the fuck should I help you with your modeling career?
When I can just pay a customer, who I know, Who supports our business who I already know her sizing and what looks good on her?
Is it too much to ask that you establish a connection first?
I’m so sick of it.
All Models are pretty, But the really special ones are the girls that stop in, show their face, and support our business.
This also goes for all of you “Stylists”
Do you know how many of you are trying to do Pin-up shoots or 50’s vintage shoots.
A butt ton.
Do you have any idea how annoying it is to have people I have never seen, or met, calling or emailing to see if they can score some garment for a photo shoot?
Not only is is disrespectful, and shows poor networking skills,
But it also tells me you don’t know what the fuck your doing, or your an amateur. I can’t lend you our a corset, or a vintage merry widow, because I can’t resell it after your shoot. Sanitary laws baby.
Now we do have stylists we work with. But those stylists have come in early in their career, and bought items for their shoots. I toss them a little discount, and they come back for their next.
In the future, if they buy a couple things, but need a merry widow, or an open bottom girdle, I’ll sell them an older garment thats been hanging around the store for a bit at a greatly reduced rate.
All I’m saying is, If you go the extra mile, so will we.
But if you throw an exaggerated hissy fit and act like an entitled twat,
Then I’m not even going to email you back. There are thousands of pretty women out there. It doesn’t mean jack to me.
To be completely honest, when ever a stick thin girl comes in and asks to model, I take their information and toss it on the pile. Your not special because your pretty. I get tons of them.
What would be awesome, is a larger women, curvy, someone to fill out our extended sizes corsets, or plus size lingerie,
that makes up,
I don’t know,
HALF OUR STOCK!
Thank-you for listening to my rant. Its been an aggravating day.