Vintage bridal photoshoot

I am so proud to show you the results of a beautiful bridal vintage photoshoot I worked on a short while ago. I hope that you enjoy the results!


 Photographer Sarah Olivier gathered a small crack team of us to help create some atmospheric photographs to showcase designer Sarina Poppy 's bridal designs. Ellen Bridger recreated the 1920's make-up look and I did the hair styling. It was a lovely morning and we have had the wonderful pleasure of having our work published in Vintage Life magazine !(The October 2013 Edition).
We were at a beautiful Sussex flintstone church in Barcombe,near Lewes, on a lovely sunny summer's day.



L to R: AvelynRuby Heels and Jessica Burchett .




If you would like to see more of the Photographs from this collection, see the album on my facebook page
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Glyndebourne 2013 Festival

It's lovely to be back doing a little work at my favourite place to work in the Sussex countryside, Glyndebourne Opera house. This year I'm working on Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (that's the Marriage of Figaro) and Britten's Billy Budd in August.
Some of the Figaro chorus. photo: Robert workman

Did you know that you can get £30 Glyndebourne tickets if you are under 30 years old? Take a look...
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Vintage-themed Hen do - Charleston dance classes at Claridges!



How fun! Claridges London Charleston Masterclasses is a great alternative to the usual clubbing or spa hen night. Classes take place in the beautiful 1920's ballroom once a month.  Thanks to lovesussexweddings for the link!
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The Famous Spielgeltent launch party 'vintage' hair and make-up

The Spiegeltent has at last returned to the Brighton Fringe, after 7 long years. I was lucky enough to be asked to do a few hairstyles and make-ups for the launch party at The Mesmerist.

The lovely Gemma Lambert, Jen from Lilly Lewis Millinery and Gabriela Tavani(All my hairand make-ups)

Jen and Boo from the Spielgeltent

Comedian Scotty the Blue Bunny takes centre stage!

Comedian/magician Paul Zenon, a Spiegeltent candyfloss girl and a party guest

Gabriela is charmed, I'm sure, by Mikelangelo (without his Black Sea Gentlemen)
The next morning Lilikoi Kaos came to the salon where I work during the day and had her hair cut and coloured(Yes, that red hair is her own)!
 
 
All great fun and a fantastic prelude to seeing both Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, as well as La Clique on the opening weekend. I highly recommend both!On the Old Steine in Brighton until the end of May 2013.
 

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Vintage-inspired bridal photo shoot


These are some of the behind-the-scenes snaps from a collaborative photoshoot in Hove yesterday. Photography by Ant Bliss, Headwear by Lilly Lewis Millineryhttp://www.lillylewis.co.uk/ and a few clothing pieces by Bobby and Dandyhttp://www.bobbyanddandy.co.uk/in Hove.
We were so lucky to have 2 beautiful models who suited their era so well - Ellie has big eyes and lovely hair to fingerwave, sooo perfect for 1920's and Izzy has a perfect heart-shaped face for 1940's/50's hair and make-up.

Strings were pulled and we had the shoot at a gorgeous house near Hove seafront that had massive windows and deco-inspired furniture and loads of space for us to spread of of our gear out - lighting, make-up, hair equipment and 5 people apparently take up a LOT of space! (I think we had a bit of house envy too, as we were sneakily taking snaps of the chandelier in the hand-crafted kitchen)

Hopefully we'll have the resulting official pictures in the next few weeks - very exciting!

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Local wedding cake baker, Katy Cakes


How absolutely gorgeous is this cake?
I had heard of Katy Cakes through various friends over the past few years, but I've on just had a look at her facebook site. Loving the vintage style ones!https://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=portslade&init=quick&tas=0.01736437501768906&search_first_focus=1363517229567#!/Katycakesofhove

And there's this one with 'lace'..

Just gorgeous!
Katy is based in Hove and her website is http://www.katycakes.co.uk/

EDIT: 20/3/2013  Today I got to try some of Katy's chocolate wedding cake - moist and delicious - scrummy!
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wild curls to smooth waves!



Just because your hair is really curly, doesn't mean you can't have smooth waves to last all day! Here's a civil partnership client having a hair try out, using the wet setting technique which your grandmothers know all about! 45 minutes under the dryer and her hair came out in smooth rolls, ready for a late 1940's/1950's Marilyn do!
(This gave her lots of time to explore the latest mags with a hot peppermint tea!)
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