The Top Ten Cheesy Poses

For the past eight months, I have had the pleasure of posting Top Ten blogs every Monday. I loved reading your comments and feedback and have had a great time brainstorming ideas with the other ModLife writers. Recently, I moved into a new position at ModCloth, so I have decided to bequeath the Top Ten to our fabulous new writer, Hannah. To commemorate this special day, Hannah and I collaborated on a very special post that we call The Top Ten Cheesy Poses. Enjoy!

– Maggie

Keep reading to see more cheesy poses!

1.  The Pose for Mom.  There’s undoubtedly one of these on your family mantelpiece.

2.  The On a Chair with Flair Pose. Chairs: they make every portrait that much better.
3.  The Boy Band Shot.  For a look that’s larger than life.
4.  The Glamour Shot.  It’s so bad, it’s almost good.

5.  The Prom Picture.  Stiff, awkward, forever cherished.
6.  The Hug a Tree Snapshot.  Nature lover’s delight.
7.  The High Fashion Photo Shoot.  Because even fashion models get stomach cramps.

8.  The Best Buds Photo.  Often seen on the early 90’s TV shows of our youth.
9.  The Give ‘Em the Guns Shot.  Whoa, cowboy!
10. The Peaced Out Pose.  Just give peace a chance, yo.

And so the torch has been passed.  I look forward to keeping the Top Ten blogs burning bright.  See you next week!

– Hannah

P.S.  Like our outfits?  Gee, thanks!  Guess what, they’re new ModCloth items.  Get them here:  La Boqueria Dress, Mesa Verde Bracelet, Double Indemnity Heels, Virtual Reality Sunglasses, The Hannah Dress,    Gold Peacock Feather TightsBlack Mirror Wedges


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    Molly 06/02/2009 at 12:59 pm #

    Welcome, Hannah! This is so cute!

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    Kim 06/02/2009 at 1:10 pm #

    This really is adorable. And I love your outfits- they almost de-cheese the poses. Almost. =)

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    Daniel S. 06/02/2009 at 1:15 pm #

    You just made my day, Maggie!

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    Hannah 06/02/2009 at 1:19 pm #

    What about me Daniel? *tear*

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    Elyse 06/02/2009 at 3:48 pm #

    LOL! So great. <3

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    Katie 06/02/2009 at 4:00 pm #

    Combine the glamour shot with the pose for mom and you have my senior picture: rest your elbows on this mirror, then fold your hands and rest your chin on them so we can see your CLASS RING! Incline the head ever-so-slightly.

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    arum 06/02/2009 at 4:36 pm #

    hannah is such a cutie! i love the dress and the tights she’s wearingggg~~

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    Aarika 06/02/2009 at 5:45 pm #

    What brand makes the Hannah dress? So cute!!

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    crystal 06/02/2009 at 7:11 pm #

    aww- so cute you guys!

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    Charlene 06/02/2009 at 8:18 pm #

    The Hannah Dress + Gold Peacock Feather tights = Divine 🙂

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    Tigerlily 06/02/2009 at 10:30 pm #

    you guys looked so cute in those pics haha you made my day happy ^__^

    I love modcloth ever since i first found it. Love all your collections!
    Sometimes i featured them in my blog too ^^


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    Lena 06/03/2009 at 5:04 am #

    What about those portraits where a smaller, somewhat hazy version of yourself is floating somewhere in the background. Does anyone know what I’m talking about? Those were the best. Oh, and the pics that were superimposed into, like, wine glasses and stuff. Classic.

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    Susan 06/03/2009 at 5:58 am #

    You guys are too cute 🙂

    Welcome Hannah!

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    Joe 06/03/2009 at 7:02 am #

    This is too awesome. We are now better for having seen it.

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    Lauren H. 06/03/2009 at 8:12 am #

    This is awesome.
    Congratulations on your new position Maggie…
    AND Welcome Hannah!!!
    We like our top 10s 🙂

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    Alisha 06/03/2009 at 8:42 am #

    #9 hands down. No question.

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    Lauren 06/03/2009 at 10:05 am #

    Oh God, #4 and #1 are definately a familt staple -_-;;

    But Number Nine is clutch, no question. -grins-

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    Julie 06/03/2009 at 5:51 pm #

    hahaha i had recently organized personal photos of mine, and came across a classic planned prom lineup photo at a coctail party from this past year, hilarious! personally i love #9, it reminds me of being a a social gathering where there’s always that one guy that makes everyone uncomfortable, who not only gives the guns shot but also comments after everything, “that’s what she said”

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    Lauren x 06/03/2009 at 8:29 pm #

    Lol this is just great and so true. #7 would have to be my favourite in terms of how much they annoy me. I love reading other girls style blogs but when you see 100 pictures and they all look like that it’s like just stand normally!

    And Julie lol “that’s what she said” all my friends say that all the time. Though I am Australian so maybe we’re a little bit behind here 🙂

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    Angela 06/04/2009 at 3:38 am #


    You forgot the Myspace self taken portrait!

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    Alivia 06/04/2009 at 7:23 am #

    Aww this is so cute =D

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    Hannah 06/04/2009 at 7:43 am #

    We actually thought of the Myspace self portrait, Angela. That was definitely number 11!

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    Shelly 06/07/2009 at 2:49 pm #

    This is great!
    Best part? I definitely have a tree-hugging picture. A fake tree.

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    Beth Nicole 06/07/2009 at 6:16 pm #

    I didn’t know that photographers still get schooled at the “house of cheesy” until I viewed the professional photos of my friends on a cruise they took last week! I mean there they were in all their glory strutting their stuff in pose #1 and #8. The pics immediately made me think of this posting and I just laughed.

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    Madison 06/07/2009 at 6:26 pm #

    haha, so true! love the boy band pose.

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    Vince 06/29/2009 at 9:21 pm #

    This is a really great top ten list Hannah, very creative. Hug a Tree and the Boy Band Shot are my favorite, what’s up with that overhead angle the always use? Anyone can post their own list to our site The coolest feature is you can let other people vote on the rankings of your list.

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