Wednesday, 3 June 2015

#BloggersPearJoy Vintage Pin Up Shoot

I'm very excited and honoured to show you the first sneak peak at the Bloggers Pear Joy shoot today! EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS COMING SOON

About a month and a half ago, I met Laura Pearman of Pearman Photography through #gatesheadhour on Twitter. She had a great idea for a bloggers and business collaboration, a big shoot with local bloggers, photographers, stylists, hairdressers, MUAs, cars and vintage clothing suppliers- all promoting the greatness of North East businesses. The wheels were set in motion, finally on Sunday I was a model in a vintage pin up shoot!

Thanks to the weather the call time was pushed back to 11, which I'm sort of glad about as it was originally 4am. Our base for the day was Salon LRM is Hoults Yard, which is such a wonderful setting in itself. My favourite thing about the collaboration was that I was in charge of finding blogger models; who turned out to be Alice, Kathryn and Laura, some of the sassiest and gorgeous women I know.

We had our makeup done by Emily Emmett who is an MUA, she gave me massive eyeliner cat flicks and full red lips. I never do anything more to my eyes than eyeshadow and mascara so I loved the change, as well as the huge eyelashes she gave me. My skin was a shade lighter than I usually go at NC15 as that was the trend at the time, but I love being pale and interesting anyway. I have quite small lips, with my top one being really thin, so I was really glad that she gave me full luscious lips using Ruby Woo lip liner and lipstick. I couldn't stop staring at my face!

Our hair was done by the owner of Salon LRM, Liam and he gave me massive victory rolls and an updo. I've always wanted Victory Rolls but could never do them myself, so loved these. For the back he tied it then created curls and a bun, it was such a professional look!

Our clothes were provided by It's Vintage Darling and styled by Nichola AKA The Wardrobe Provocateur. Nichola envisaged two completely different looks for all of us for day and night. My day look was a luxury original 50s suit from Fenwick French Salon, with a fur collar and a red and silver brooch that I really wish I owned. The outfit reminded me of one of my style icons Bel Rowley from The Hour (weirdly my friend Rach also though Alice looked like Sissy Cooper). The Second look was very party girl with a gorgeous red polkadot reproduction dress and a huge petticoat underneath. I loved twirling it, as you can see at the very top.

Providing the vintage wheels was Ann-Marie of Valley Retro with her quite frankly sexual Buick. Ann-Marie was also our glamorous Chauffeur.

Of course documenting the whole thing was James from Visual Punch, who was very patient with me when I kept messing up and owned the phrase "throwing shade". As I said earlier James will be bringing us exclusive videos very soon. And taking some vintage snaps and looking incredible was Laura of Pearman Photography.

And now for the ridiculous behind the scenes photos

Throwing some epic shade at Alice, like she's a peasant 

Laura getting final touch ups by Nichola for her Land Girl look

Far too many selfies happened because I loved my look so much.

The overall theme of the day was body confidence and I certainly felt great about myself. I loved spending time with the whole team, whether it was twirling in dresses, posing for photos, having ridiculous chat or dancing to the 50s playlist. For me the waiting around wasn't the kindest on my fatigue (and I almost had a nap!), but it was worth it!

Check out the other blogs during the week for more sneak peaks and behind the scenes snaps. Thank you so much to everyone involved, please check them out and give them some love.

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  1. Aw, it was such an awesome day! Super excited to see the video x

  2. You look absolutely fabulous! Looks like you had such a good time, super jealous!
    Kloe xx

  3. I love your hair and makeup, and that Buick is almost lickable. xx


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