10 October 2013

Modeling for Zulily

I'm sure by now, you know how huge of a fan I am of Zulily, right? It's such a great place to get great deals on kids clothing, toys and shoes. As well as women's clothing, accessories and home goods. I shop there probably more than I should.

I was ecstatic when I received an e-mail from the marketing team, asking if I'd like to come down to the Zulily headquarters and join a discussion group to give my experiences and feedback. I love when companies go out of there way to try to create relationships with their customers, and actually care about what they have to say. I'll be honest, as much as I love Zulily, there are definitely things that I think need improvement, so I was happy for the opportunity to give some constructive criticism. And course, let them know how much I love them. ;-)

Well, as a result of the discussion group, I was put in contact with another employee, who asked if my boys would be interested in modeling for Zulily. I jumped at the opportunity because, hello, who would want to see their cute kid plastered all over their website? Okay maybe not ALL over there website, more like just in one spot. But okay, let me back up, I always told myself I'd never be the kind of Mom that let their kids "model".... but obviously, you can check add that to the list of things I'm now doing, that I said I would never do. Whatevs. Anyway, just one day after the discussion group, I was contacted and informed that they had some samples for Bennett to model for a few upcoming events. He was scheduled for the following week, and that was that.

Turns out that Zulily does the majority of their product shoots in house, which I think is really awesome. They have a plethora of sets, backdrops, and props to use for the shoots.

When we got there, we were immediately directed to the "models playroom". It was really cute, set up with all kinds of toys for the kids to play with while we waited for everything to get set up.

A few minutes later, we were introduced to Bennett's stylist and brought back to the set he was going to be working in. He modeled for two events, one was for a toy company, and the other was for boys formal wear. And let me tell you, I died when I saw Bennett all dressed up in a suit. *sigh*.


I was completely shocked at how well Bennett did with the whole thing. He is usually kind off off in his own world and doesn't generally pay attention very well. But he listened and followed direction so ridiculously well, I can't even believe it. These people know what they're doing!! It probably helps that all of the employees at Zulily are super friendly and accommodating. They have snacks & juice boxes on hand, as well as tons of toys and things for the kids to do to keep themselves entertained during any downtime. It was a super fun experience and I'm glad we got the opportunity.


He will be featured on their website today and 10/12!! So be sure to go check him out :)

And for fun, here's a screenshot from today :)


13 comments:

Leah said...

He is just the cutest and I LOVE that picture of the two of you doing a selfie!

My Life of Travels and Adventures said...

How exciting! The suit is adorable. Can't wait to see him live on Zulily.

Kerri @ Simplicity Interrupted said...
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Kerri @ Simplicity Interrupted said...

Oh what a little stud-muffin he is in that suit. Love the photo of the two of you at the end - beautiful :)

Emily said...

So cool! Bennett looks so handsome and Zulily looks so fun!

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

He is simply ADORABLE! What a fun opportunity for you BOTH!

Kym Fox @ Travel Babbles | Living the (hockey) Life said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This is the cutest!! What a fun opportunity, and I love the "behind the scenes" of Zulily!!

Fran said...

That is SO cool - and he looks dashing in his little suit!

Lauren said...

Thats so fun!!

Lamielle Lira Lincke said...

Bennet is such a cutie :)

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Oh my gosh, that is awesome! He looks SO handsome in that outfit!

alittlehopex said...

That is fantastic! I am so happy for you & your family. That must be an amazing experience! He is such a handsome dude!

Stephanie Clark said...

So fun! I love me some zulily! I want to know what your feed back was... ;) I've always had pretty good luck with them, but I'd love it if they had more GOOD women's stuff. Every time I scroll through women's clothes or shoes...they aren't really what's on trend now I guess, but they didn't ask me =)