Not only was I asked to model (I was Miss June and Lilly Von Pink was Miss July) but myself and Lilly Von Pink also acted as make up artists alongside Lena Stobbe who provided hair styling.It was a Vintage Pamperbox dream booking.
Mister Bee was on photography duty adding his special brand of magic to every image.
The idea behind the shoot was to create a calender reminiscent of the fab Elvgren pictures from the 1950's so very cheesecake, very cheeky and with lots of glamour.
|Amy Hughes as Miss March. Dress by Limb|
|Elle O Buoys as Miss May. Dress by Limb, Hair flower by Imogen's Imagination|
|Betty Bee as Miss June. Dress by Collectif, Necklace by Diamonds and Daggers|
The lucky winners got to model some quite stunning clothes and accessories as well as being given the full Vintage Pamperbox treatment.
|Lilly Von Pink and Nunu Von Pink are Miss July. Dress by Collectif, Necklace by Lilly Von Pink|
|Lena "Bopalena" Stobbe as Miss August|
As you can imagine from the early stages quite a few rather magnificent companies wanted in on this and the final sponsors list was a bit of a whose who of rockabilly, 1950's inspired chic.
Dresses were provided by Collectif, Vivien of Holloway Limb and 20th century Foxy, Jewellery by Lilly Von Pink,Diamonds and Daggers and Dollycool and hats and fasinators by Imogen's Imagination.
|Elle J Divine as Miss September Blouse and trousers by 20th century Foxy. Hat by Imogen's Imaginations|
|Laura LaVelle as Miss October.Dress by Limb, Necklace by Dollycool|
|Andrea Jayne Holland as Miss November. Dress by Limb.|
Lilly designed all the make up and her "face sheets" were invaluable on the day of the shoot. We didn't just want to do the standard glam fifties look (although we heart it and did use it for some) we also wanted to move outside of our comfort zone so devised looks using pink eyeshadow, glitter lips, face paint and big hair.
|Lilly's invaluable make up face sheets|
|Alexandra Barnett the beauty and brains behind Pin ups in pinnies is Miss December. Dress and hair flowers by Vivien of Holloway|
The whole experience was an absolute joy.Creative,interesting and such a good laugh.
Every girl who modelled was a total dollychops. It was a real mix of experience with some already having done some modelling and others coming to it for the first time and yet they were all voguing like they had been doing it all their lives once the cameras began rolling.
I will of course keep you all posted as soon as the calender is ready to buy-keep your eyes peeled!
Collectif Discount Code
The fabulous Collectif who sponsored my calender page and whose marvellous frocks are also seen here on Lilly Von Pink are offering a rather fabulous 10% discount to all my readers with the code BETBEE. Just type it out in the promo code box at the checkout, its valid for the whole of August!
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