Photoshoot (part 1)

I have been lucky enough to take part in a number of photo shoots with some very talented photographers and models where Vibrant Vintage clothes have been used.  I am always asked if it is glamorous and have been wanting to write about the photo shoots for some time.   Here is an honest two part blog about what it really is like behind the scenes of a photo shoot.

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Behind the scenes

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The first photo shoot I took part in, was in February 2012 at Rose and Lee Living’s Studio.  The idea was for the businesses involved to give their time and expertise in exchange for the photos.  My role was to dress and style the models.  I really enjoyed working with the models to create some great vintage looks

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Owner of Rose and Lee

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Two of the models







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Alice the make up artist



The venue was perfect for a photo shoot as there was lots of exquisite antiques.  I was one of the models but was full of a nasty cold with a bright red nose.  Alice did a wonderful job of hiding my hideous nose and kept telling me to dab my nose and under no circumstances should I blow my nose.  Believe it or not it is very difficult to refrain from blowing your nose!  However, I’m glad I did as the photos were brilliant!






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original 1950’s dress

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fur coat and 1920’s style dress











Sadly the heating at the venue had broken so it was very cold.  The models had to wear fur coats in between shoots.  However Rose and Lee Livings mum kept the team going with hot cups of tea and even cooked us all a lovely meal after the shoot.  It really was a fab day and a great example of businesses pulling together to help each other achieve some great photos.  As a result of this the photos turned out beautifully

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All of the models


After this photo shoot the stunning Coco Fierce contacted me to borrow some clothes from Vibrant Vintage for a 1940’s shoot at a disused RAF Tilstock airfield.  The make up artist was Alice Kitty Wink.  Although the shoot took place in March, it was a freezing cold day.  Coco Fierce was a trooper and did not complain about the cold at all, as a result the photos look fab.  Coco Fierce is wear a original 1950’s winter wiggle dress on the left hand side.  While in the photo on the right she is wear a 1970’s coat and dress.

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Coco Fierce has also borrowed clothes from Vibrant Vintage for a Candy Candy shoot (photographer Laura Hince) and a Jubilee shoot (photographer Mudkiss photography).  For the Candy Shoot Coco Fierce wore an original 1950’s black and yellow dress (on the left) and a 1980’s cream wedding/event dress for the Jubilee shoot.  Since this photo shoot Coco Fierce has gone on to model for some top designers and I am honoured to have had her modelling Vibrant Vintages clothes.

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Last year Vibrant Vintage had a stall at Polka Dots and Pearls vintage wedding fair.  Kath and I attended the fair as Wayne isn’t great with wedding dresses!  Alice was the make up artist for the event and got all the models ready for the catwalk show.

I dressed the models in their dresses for the catwalk show and decided who looked best in which dress.  Some of the models involved in the catwalk show had to have a quick change in the middle of the catwalk show.  Before this I didn’t realise how difficult it is to get in and out of a wedding dress!  This was a great experience but at the time it was very stressful trying to get the models in their dresses and on the catwalk in time.

Thankfully the catwalk show was great and all the models looked beautiful.  The flower stalls made some lovely bouquets that complimented the dresses perfectly.  Vibrant Vintage still have wedding dresses and if you are getting married and want a vintage dress drop us an email and we will arrange a fitting at the shop.

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