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.