Monday, June 11, 2012


I guess it’s about time I introduced Dolores, the new Snapshot Sailors model.  Perhaps new is not the right word. I’ve actually been using Dolores for a couple of months now, though I guess I’ve been enjoying perpetuating the myth that those were still my legs in my bag photos.

Dolores has fantastic legs. I love her feet, because they fit into the blue anchor high heels, and I love her ankles and knees, because they can tolerate those heels for hours and hours and not ache one bit.  My ankles and knees are not so tough.  They’ve had a hard life. (Including an encounter with a pickup truck a few years ago.)   They deserve a break.  Well, no, a break isn’t what they deserve-they deserve a rest.

I had reservations about using a mannequin as a model.  Mannequins just don’t have the same quality that a real live person has, but Dolores is the most workable solution for me right now.  I was overjoyed when I found her.  She was in a seated pose, which was essential, and she was also the featured mannequin of the month, and so she was on sale!  When I was choosing her hair, I toyed with the idea of getting the Amy Winehouse wig.  For better or worse, Amy Winehouse was a gifted musician, and I admired her sense of style too.  But can a mannequin get a tattoo?  Probably not.

I’m looking forward to working with Dolores. 

But every now and then, when I think she isn’t looking, I’ll put on those blue shoes.  Just like old times.



  1. She is a leggy beast isn't she?

    And a bit on the racy side, in her sailor boy's top and heels!

  2. That's too funny Cam! Leggy beast! I'm writing that down in my little book of favorite writing ideas.

    Though she's just a mannequin-I get the feeling she has a wild streak in her;)

  3. Remember that 80s movie Mannequin?

    She does look like trouble...

  4. Lisa-I do remember that movie-it was pretty bad as I recall, wasn't it! I hope this mannequin won't be too much trouble to work with:)

  5. I bet your Dolores and my Frances would have a lot to talk about if they ever got together...of course Dolores has arms and legs and Frances doesn't, but Frances has never lost her mysterious smile...:-)

  6. Have you heard of the song, "Delores"? Frank Sinatra has a great rendition of it. :)

  7. Dawn-they would get along well. In fact, Dolores thought it would be fun if Frances could be her pen pal, but under the circumstances...;)

    Agreed, Melissa!!

  8. I had no idea there was so much more going on beyond those sailor-shoe shod legs! Dolores is gorgeous. And I loved the ending, when you say you bust out the shoes when she's not looking :)

  9. I had no idea those were Delores' legs:) What a great find she was!