Meet the latest member of the Vint Condition family, Eileen. Eileen was found today at an auction, and after a pretty fierce bidding war in which I spent more than I anticipated, Eileen came home with me. I think she actually would have gone for more, but she had a hideous rubbery head plopped on the top. We got quite a few strange looks as we carried her to the car.
Eileen is a J. R. Bauman dress form. I've wanted one of these for awhile, and not just because Bauman and Bauman/Wolf dress forms are all the rage amongst etsy sellers. I wanted to use a vintage dress form since it fits with the whole concept of selling vintage clothes. On a practical level. I also wanted to have a dress form that isn't white. While Peggy (our other dress form) is a breeze to work with, Victorian whites and light colored clothing doesn't show up well against her.
Speaking of things showing up, we're entertaining opinions about our new backdrop. I made a wallpaper backdrop out of, well, wallpaper and a window shade. It's not perfect and if I had to do it again I wouldn't pick wallpaper with quite so much shine. I'm on the fence about it thus far, but it does have the advantage of creating contrast. What do you think?