Marshmallow Boy│Today, another random model job story. These days there isn’t much to tell about these jobs that we get… We has now done numerous jobs, for many different products, but this particular job deserves a little attention.
Have a look at that little marshmallow man! I couldn’t stop giggling at Eli in this range of Chinese kids clothing. They were so thick and had a rounded shape. The leg part was designed to stand out, so those wide parts that you see aren’t stuffed or anything, they are just sewn to stand out like that. Why?… I have no idea! The majority of this photo shoot was for toddler sleeping clothes, so I was surprised to see how thick this one was. Within three minutes Ei was dripping with sweat and his cheek began to go red. The only solution I could think of, was that perhaps these were for families without any heating in their homes in winter. I asked why a baby would sleep in this outfit and the Chinese folks there told me that these were, in fact, daytime clothes! This marshmallow outfit was NOT for sleeping.
Everyone he fell over, he rolled around like a turtle on it’s back.
Eli had already done 5-6 other outfits, so when we got to these padded outfits, and he started to drip with sweat, he was NOT impressed. As you can see below, he had at least three of these marshmallow-boy ensembles to model. I have tried to explain to MANY Chinese friends (and strangers), that foreign babies get much hotter than Chinese babies. Eli will be wearing just a sweater and his cheeks will be flushed and clammy, but a Chinese toddler in the same room with be wearing six layers, and not even be warm.
I don’t understand it… but I know that I’m dripping with sweat in summer, and Chinese people (wearing a jacket) are completely dry.
There he is in a “normal outfit”. It was still very warm, but nothing compared to the marshmallow suits he had to wear towards the end of the shoot!