Only a day to go …

…. Until the Stoke Vintage Fair!

Stoke Vintage Fair

The Stoke Vintage Fair

Sunday 11th November 2012

12pm – 5pm

KINGS HALL, STOKE

The Stoke Vintage Fair is back and this time for a big Autumn/Winter special!

Make room in your wardrobes because they’re bringing 40-50 vintage traders to fit you out with a new wardrobe from the 1940s-1980s. Throw in a little homeware, accessories and jewellery for good measure and then rest your weary feet in our scrumptious tea party…

And best of all I will be there running the Vintage Hair & Makeup Salon

 Email me on sgr.makeup@me.com for an appointment/booking details.

Walk ups may be available but an appointment will mean less queuing!

Price list:

Quick Hair Up £15 (20mins) [ie minimal heat styling]

Quick Makeup £15 (20mins)

Quick Hair & Makeup £25 (40 mins)

Liner & Lips £5 (10mins)

Lashes, Liner & Lips £10 (15 mins) [Fake strip lashes]

Add Lashes to any appointment for £5

You can further details of other stall holders and other event information on The Vintage Fair’s Facebook Page.

Looking forward to seeing all you vintage lovelies there!


Recreating the 1940’s …

Last thursday saw the fruits of our labour come together at our 1940s inspired vintage photo shoot at Avoncroft Museum, near Bromsgrove, Birmingham, West Midlands who let us use some their amazing buildings, we especially loved the 1940’s prefab.

Our photographer was the amazing Louise Holgate  who spent the day snapping away at our model, Helena. I created her 1940’s vintage look by creating Faux Betty Bangs and victory rolls in her hair and a simple 40s makeup. I will be doing tutorials on each of these looks in the near future so watch this space.

Louise quickly worked her magic and has produced some amazing pictures for us to have sneaky peek at while we wait for the collection to be put together.

I would just like to say a big thank you to Helena, my model, whose beautiful face graces our photos (you really can’t take a bad picture of this girl. Stunning!), to Louise for agreeing to be our photographer and taking these gorgeous photographs, to Simon from Avoncroft Museum, who stood patiently by as we set up shots in the prefab and lastly to Giulia Scrimieri, costume designer extraordinaire, who came to my rescue and raided her costume collection to provide me with an original 1940’s outfit.

We found out on our visit you can also get married at Avoncroft so if you’re planning a wedding, especially a vintage wedding, Avoncroft is well worth a look.