Many people know that I didn’t start promoting Autumns Eyes up until a couple years ago. One of the first promotional ideas I had was to design merchandise for the band. Being a huge metal fan, I love to show my support for the bands I love by wearing their clothing. So I decided to do the same, even if I didn’t have much exposure to begin with.
Since I taught myself to build a website, now I needed a way to display these clothes I’d be selling on the site. I knew right off the bat I wasn’t going to model the clothes, as I wanted to attract people to the site and not drive them away with my ugly mug plastered all over the place.
I had the idea to hire some good looking girls to model my clothing, and hopefully draw more attention to the site. The first group of girls I hired were Sinful, Alex, Alissa, and Eden. I paid for the clothing out of my own pocket, and had it sent to the girls who would then take photos on their own terms and send the photos back to me. Needless to say I was blown away at how good they all looked. The clothing wasn’t anything special or eye catching, but the girls definitely made them look worth much more than they actually were.
As soon as the photos were posted online, the visitor count skyrocketed. The girls were gaining more attention, and so was Autumns Eyes. Since it was going so well, I decided to find another group of models to add on the site. I started thinking that they should all have a catchy name to refer them by as a group. Something that would associate them with Autumns Eyes, but with a unique twist that would separate the two. A friend of mine came up with the ingenious play on words by calling them Autumns Eves. It fit perfectly with the brand, and since most everyone knows the reference to Adam and Eve, it all worked out perfectly.
I created a separate website for the merchandise and the girls, now under the name Autumns Eves. The new site became the official online store for all Autumns Eyes merchandise. Not only were people visiting the site to purchase clothing, music, and posters, but also to keep up with all the new models and photos that were showing up on a regular basis.
To date the site has about twenty models, and there are many more to come. I held contests over the past two years to find new girls wanting to model, and after searching through over five hundred applicants I narrowed down to a couple dozen more who will be featured on the site in the near future.
Each one of the models has a unique style and vision all their own. I didn’t just hire them on good looks alone, but because they are amazing people who I completely respect. They are students, mothers, working models, actresses, and genuinely great people to work with. Over the years I’ve stayed in contact with most of them, and even made some very good friends.
They definitely brought more attention to Autumns Eyes, and for that I am indebted to them. I value each and every single fan out there, and take none of them for granted. Without help from the Autumns Eves girls, I would not be so fortunate to have so many amazing fans across the globe.
The models have taught me over the years that women are not just a pretty face, they are the reason we exist. If you are a guy, don’t ever approach a woman thinking you are above them, you are not even close and never will be. No matter what a man claims to do better than a woman, they need to remember women can make people. In the end, that’s why they deserve to be worshiped as the goddesses they truly are.