Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Name the Dress Form Contest!


Happy December, lovely readers! I'm happy to say that I finally saved enough money to get a professional dress form. She arrived in the mail a few days ago, and ever since, I've been looking at her and all I can think is, "What the hell is your name, lady?"

The new girl. So far her hobbies include being banged on by a wrench during assembly and getting cat fur all over her while I wasn't looking. (How!? She's hanging up!)

Growing up in my mom's antique store we had a bevy of different dress forms about and most of them had names. They were often in a shocking state of undress and a tradition of giving them racy names stuck. I have been giving my own dress forms (and other inanimate objects like cars, vacuum cleaners, computers and curling irons) slightly inappropriate names ever since... (thanks, mom.)

You've met "Slut Jane the second" (the descendant of a particularly naughty-looking lingerie dress form my mother named a few decades ago) and "Boobs McGee" (my bullet bra form from the 50's) already and it's time to name the new girl. Preferably something equally inappropriate so she'll fit in with the rest of the girls.



So I know from reading your comments and emails that you're a clever and often hilarious bunch and I would love your help naming the new girl!

For the next two weeks you can leave a comment with your name idea on this post and I, and a panel of judges will choose a winner.
Our lovely guest judges include two of the coolest sewing bloggers I know; the talented and hilarious Brittany of Va-Voom Vintage Blog and the witty and clever Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons! Our third judge will be my best friend Becky, who is basically one of the funniest people I have ever met (and also the most talented artist I've ever seen!).

The person who submits the name we choose wins something too, a $30 gift certificate to Mrs. Depew Vintage!

The rules: I don't mind dirty words in your comments but others might, so keep that in mind. Also, the name can't be too inappropriate... I do have to blog about it after all!

I'll be announcing the winner on December 19th so submissions are welcome until then!

Best of luck!


43 comments:

  1. What a fun and silly tradition! Love the "Mean Girls" reference, by the way. I think it's time to watch that movie again.
    How about Lusty Lulu? Or something like Kitty Chanel? A twist on one of my favorite designers, Coco Chanel, and the fact that you mentioned cat fur getting all over her!
    -Emily

    Emily's Vintage Visions

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  2. Well, to go with the theme of wrenches and tools.. how about Screw Me Sally? ;)

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  3. Oooh, drag queen names would be perfect for this! Natalie Attired? Polly Esther? Frieda Fondle? Helen Bedd?

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  4. There's something about the way she stands that makes me think of the movie Lars and the Real Girl.
    I vote for Bianca.

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  5. To go along with the mean girls quote how about Raunchy Regina or Shady Cady?

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  6. How about Leggy Lola (because she's a show girl...please tell me you're old enough to get the Barry Manilow reference!)

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  7. At first I thought "Ruth", but then it should be something like "Ruth, the naked truth". But "Saucy Sally" is also a great hooker name. I'll think about it and get back with more. :)

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  8. Well, she looks like a "Viola" to me. Can't explain why, it's just the first name that popped in my head.
    Some of the other suggestions are funny as heck!! :) Good luck on deciding on her name, you have so many to choose from!

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  9. I am terrible at this type of thing, but what makes her stand out from the other forms is obviously her legs. So, I am thinking something like....Leia Long Legs? or Lusty Legs Lilly?

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  11. Mattie Silk, famous Madam in Denver during the turn of the other century

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  12. OMG...you have seriously clever peeps that follow! I'd have to be able to remember it to have it be a real name...I'm also fond of one word names. To that end I'd call her (very simply) "10" and know that very loosely she resembles Bo.

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  13. Charlee is the first thing that came to mind.... I'm sure you could add a few inappropriate adjectives to it!

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  15. Sally Spreadums! She's trying to fool the world but we all know the truth :)

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  16. Let's use real people for inspiration- like Gertrude Heinie, Marie Furry, or Clara Ho

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  17. How about Chesty LeRue, or Beverly Bodacious, or Kitty Galore.. This is a fun contest! I look forward to hearing her new name!

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  18. Titsandass (Tits and Ass )
    scandanavian sounding and the parts you'll be touching the most whilst dressing her !!! :)

    ciao joan in italy

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  19. Haha! How about "The Dangling Doll" :D LOVE reading all of everyone else's ideas. XD

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  20. ...Or the "Collapsible Shoulder Holder" (yes, I did gogle rhymes for shoulder lol).

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  21. Rosie Cheeks! Meaning the "other" cheeks. Or maybe "Gam-o-rama-ding-dong". (if anybody here knows the song Rama Lama Ding Dong....a song from the 50s)

    This is fun!

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  22. "Lola Ramona" it is a shoe brand here in Denmark, and they make the most beautiful shoes !!! Think I would fit perfectly..

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  23. "Lola Ramona" it is a shoe brand here in Denmark, and they make the most beautiful shoes !!! Think I would fit perfectly..

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  24. sally spreadums is so good, i can't top that!

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  25. Her legs are her asset so how about Leggy LaRoux.

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  26. I know I'm late but I finally thought of one - For Seinfeld Fans....... Dolores.

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