Friday, July 16, 2010

New Look for Etsy Shop? Opinions Please

Dear Readers,

I need your help. I am in the process of a major overhaul of the look of my etsy shop Tart Deco, especially incorporating a consistent look in the photos. Can you let me know which picture you think better fits what you think embodies the name Tart Deco or even just makes you want to visit my shop? I'd really like to find something that is a bit more flirty and fun that catches the eye. I will also be experimenting with some make-up ideas, so there may be a part 2 to this. Any input is greatly appreciated!

Picture #1

Picture #2

EDIT: After reading the comments and getting a few more from Facebook, I edited the first picture to incorporate some of the elements mentioned. I even "added" make-up to the model. See what you think-


Kim Bombshell said...

I like the first expression better. She looks more sophisticated and your pieces are on the sophisticated side. I also think doing some strong eyeliner, false eyelashes and red lipstick on the model will match the style of your hair art. Maybe shape your model's bangs into pin curls. Giving your model a bit of a 20's look will fit your business title, also. Hang a solid covered fabric panel behind her, maybe in velvet, to give the photos more glamor.

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

Kim hit the nail on the head! I totally agree with the first pic. Very classic, elegant, beautiful. And yes, since you're "Tart Deco" I think a deco theme would be perfect! 20's lips (with a sharp cupid's bow), heavy eyes, etc. You can use a bit of brown powder (even eyeshadow) to exaggerate the arch and length of the eyebrow. Since the model's hair is very short, it may be difficult to play with hairstyles, but you can add a little glitz with a pretty necklace or something, being careful to not take away from your lovely hair ornaments, of course! Like Kim said, I love the idea of the fabric panel behind her. Be sure to iron the wrinkles out of the fabric and even tack it to the wall, stretching the fabric tightly so that wrinkles don't show in the photos. You can get a lot of inspiration by looking at other popular etsy sellers to see what they do to display similar merchandise. Expand on their ideas to make your store really pop! Good luck! xoxo

Eartha Kitsch said...

I love the first understated but elegant photo best. My eyes are drawn straight to the product that you're selling and not to the surroundings.

I'm a real beginner when it comes to makeup so I'll stay out of the territory. I like what the other ladies have said though. I think that your model's hair would look really dead-on if it were slicked down into a more flapper-esque style. Little pin curl at the ear maybe?

Good luck with your design! It's fun to reinvent things sometimes.

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