Moonlight Product Placement

Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby redwinter101 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:19 pm

I think the clothing and accessories they picked for Mick were fascinating - they were ALL high end but they weren't "superbrands". His watch wasn't a Rolex; his jeans weren't Gucci; his sunglasses weren't D&G - they were interesting niche brands (Panerai, Blue Tattoo and Rock 'n' Republic, Blinde and Persol).

A little like Mick... :whistle:

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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby jmc » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:50 pm

redwinter101 wrote:I think the clothing and accessories they picked for Mick were fascinating - they were ALL high end but they weren't "superbrands". His watch wasn't a Rolex; his jeans weren't Gucci; his sunglasses weren't D&G - they were interesting niche brands (Panerai, Blue Tattoo and Rock 'n' Republic, Blinde and Persol).

A little like Mick... :whistle:

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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby wpgrace » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:22 pm

Niche brands, not the usual, not the expected, and often hard to find.
But they showed off his bod pretty well... would Mick be aware of that, or would he be oblivious??

And interesting that he'd wear niche brands, really. You gotta personal shop for some of that stuff... which means contact. Maybe vamps owned some of those unusual labels. :devil:
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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby francis » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:45 pm

Maybe these niche brands would be traded over the internet. Mick had a lot of lonely nights with time on his hands, maybe he browsed for unusual and quality clothing. He had the money, he had the taste, he didn't want personal contact. What better way to buy clothes? Especially when you have a body that fits perfectly into normal clothes because you have the body of a model?
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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby redwinter101 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:33 pm

For some things, maybe, francis, but for others, they are brands with exclusivity - you won't find them available to buy online and are only stocked by select outlets. Now a little after hours shopping might be another option...

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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby wpgrace » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:40 pm

redwinter101 wrote:For some things, maybe, francis, but for others, they are brands with exclusivity - you won't find them available to buy online and are only stocked by select outlets. Now a little after hours shopping might be another option...

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You volunteering to be his personal shopper, Red?? :thumbs:
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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby redwinter101 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:40 pm

Oh dear Lord, Grace, are you trying to get me in trouble with boss?
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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby allegrita » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:54 pm

:snicker: I won't rat you out, Red. :smooch: And I absolutely agree with you about Mick's sartorial taste reflecting his personality. :happysigh:

Josef probably hires professional shoppers, but I think Mick would definitely do his own. Hey, it would give him a chance to feel like a "normal guy" sometimes. I imagine that vamps would tend to shop in smaller stores for the most part - the ones that did their own shopping, that is. Big stores filled with lots of humans might be distracting. I kinda like the idea of vamp-owned (or former-freshie-owned) boutiques... with interesting hours for certain select customers. I started thinking about that when I read Lilly's "A Night on the Town." :chin:
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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby wpgrace » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:56 pm

redwinter101 wrote:Oh dear Lord, Grace, are you trying to get me in trouble with boss?


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Plus I just enjoyed the visual... :biggrin:
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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby jen » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:34 pm

Thank you for this thread.

What a lovely, lovely, rich and significant detail that there was sufficient care in the small, seemingly insignificant props. It just shows the depth and thought that was put in all facets of the production.

While I do not adore the noir scenes, as a rule, the small points that detract from my enjoyment of Moonlight are very minor. When you fall in love with a show and a set of characters, you are willing to put up with flaws.

These little details feed into the tapestry of vampire life beautifully. When your livespan is not around 70 or 80 years, and you are not subject to the same dangers that the other members of the mortal coil are, your perspective shifts and other things become important. Things need to be built to last because now you are built to last. Also, there is more emphasis on substance and less on form.

I find the detail interesting that Mick's watch seems to be more exclusive than Josef's.

This last point may not belong here, but I'm 'on a roll here so I will just include it. Even though the vamps use the term 'immortal' and 'forever is a long time' all are clearly aware that they are not immortal. The lifeline is just a lot longer.

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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby Lucy » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:13 am

redwinter101 wrote:For some things, maybe, francis, but for others, they are brands with exclusivity - you won't find them available to buy online and are only stocked by select outlets. Now a little after hours shopping might be another option...

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Awh.......Red, I know a few of us would have happily been his personal shopper! :giggle:
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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby Lucy » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:15 am

allegrita wrote::snicker: I won't rat you out, Red. :smooch: And I absolutely agree with you about Mick's sartorial taste reflecting his personality. :happysigh:

Josef probably hires professional shoppers, but I think Mick would definitely do his own. Hey, it would give him a chance to feel like a "normal guy" sometimes. I imagine that vamps would tend to shop in smaller stores for the most part - the ones that did their own shopping, that is. Big stores filled with lots of humans might be distracting. I kinda like the idea of vamp-owned (or former-freshie-owned) boutiques... with interesting hours for certain select customers. I started thinking about that when I read Lilly's "A Night on the Town." :chin:



ssssssooooooooooooooo....the next time you shop in a boutique....check their fridge....what's in it? (If it looks like Mick's fridge, wear a turtleneck????)
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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby redwinter101 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:47 am

I happened to be walking past a (very) high-end jewellery store today in the Bellagio in Las Vegas and what did I spy in the window? Mick's watch. Okay so probably not his actual watch, but the same brand. The delightfully helpful sales lady directed me to the display case FULL of Panerai watches and of course I just had to try a couple on for size. :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:

I'd never seen one in the flesh, so to speak (it's a very hard-to-find brand in the UK) - they are beautiful. Classy, sleek, solid but not in the least flashy. Such a good choice for Mick.

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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby Lilly » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:14 am

Ohhhhh. I've never seen one in person. :hearts: Were they heavy?
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Re: Moonlight Product Placement

Postby redwinter101 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:23 am

Very heavy - the one I tried sat beautifully on my wrist. Sigh.

The feature that really caught my eye was the casing that runs round the winder - I haven't seen that on any other design before. The face is very plain and elegant - it has the feel of a watch made by someone who knew precisely what they wanted in a watch and trusted that others would like it too. No jewels or glitter. (The price tag is still eye-watering though.)

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