Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Round Robin Challenge: Mannequins

"Models are there to look like mannequins, not like real people. Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy."

-Grace Jones

Some are shy looking, some look like they are anything but shy. Some look bored. Some look like the flower children from the "Summer of Love." Some have no heads or legs, but they are all gorgeous representations of the many moods and style we ladies have. LOL. I love mannequins. They intrigue me. I guess it was a certain episode of the Twilight Zone, that first peaked my interest in them. In the episode, the mannequins in a department store were allowed to come alive, and live as a human for only one 24 hour period, once a year. What an interesting thought. Imagine if you will, meeting a stranger on the street or maybe even at Starbucks, and they seem perfectly normal, but in reality, they harbor a deep, dark secret. They are actually a mannequin! It's not all that silly a notion is it? I mean, we all have deep, dark secrets... right? (Insert spooky music here). Bwhahahahahahahahahaha! :) Have you ever met a plastic person?

Opening Narration...

Express elevator to the ninth floor of a department store, carrying Miss Marsha White on a most prosaic, ordinary, run of the mill errand. Miss Marsha White on the ninth floor, specialties department, looking for a gold thimble. The odds are she'll find it, but there are even better odds that she'll find something else, because this isn't just a department store. This happens to be the Twilight Zone.

Closing Narration...

Marsha White in her normal and natural state... but it makes you wonder, doesn't it? Just how normal are we? Just who are the people we nod our hellos to as we pass on the street? A rather good question to ask, particularly in the Twilight Zone.

-The Twilight Zone, The After Hours, June 10th, 1960

Be sure to visit all the particpating Robins. Just follow the links below! :) And be sure to pay a visit to the official Round Robin blog on Thursday of this week, to find out the subject of our next challenge! :)

Linking List

1. Carly... Ellipsis

2. Nancy... Nancy Luvs Pics

3. Karen... Outpost Mavarin

4. Janet... Fond Of Photography

5. Tammie Jean... Long Drives To Nowhere

6. Vicki... Maraca

"The Summer Of Love Girls"
Berkeley, California
August 7, 2007


Janet said...

LOVE the summer of love photos...that picture of Janis Joplin in your photos just takes me back!

Nancy said...

OH MY GOD...Carly, these are awesome! Just fabulous!! I am incredibly impressed with your choices...and the creepy narration!
Where on earth did you find them??


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Just an astounding collection here, Carly. I'm jealous! And I remember that TZ. There was also a movie a bit like that. I think maybe John Cuzack was in it.

MyMaracas said...

Wonderful pix, especially the Flower Power and nude. I gotta say, though, the ones with their mouths wide open are way up there on the creepy scale. I remember that TZ episode too - also creepy. LOL

Great topic! Thanks for the fun.

Suzanne R said...

Love your mannequins, Carly! Out here in the country, I don't have access to them much. ;-) I don't think we even have a dress shop in my town any more. I love the way you have gotten such imaginative pictures, and put them together in this great way, complete with TZ!

Tammie Jean said...

Oh these are fabulous!! What creative displays, and you've captured them so well! Fun post too :)

gina said...

i love it! great job.