Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Pin Ups In Pinnies Calendar Shoot

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to take part in a fabulous photo shoot for Manchester based cupcake company  Pin ups in pinnies.
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.

Miss January

Lady Wildflower as Miss January in Vivien of Holloway

Miss February
Rebecca Harman as Miss February. Necklace by Lilly Von Pink, Dress by 20th Century Foxy
The finished calender will be available to buy and will be stocked in cool boutiques, and on the Pin ups and pinnies website.
Miss March
Amy Hughes as Miss March. Dress by Limb

Miss April

Glorian Gray as Miss April. hair flower by Imogen's Imaginations
Pin ups in pinnies held a competition last year and sassy gals from all over the UK sent in their pictures to be voted for via a facebook campaign.

Miss May
Elle O Buoys as Miss May. Dress by Limb, Hair flower by Imogen's Imagination

Miss June
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.

Miss July
Lilly Von Pink and Nunu Von Pink are Miss July. Dress by Collectif, Necklace by Lilly Von Pink
Miss August
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.

Miss September
Elle J Divine as Miss September Blouse and trousers by 20th century Foxy. Hat by Imogen's Imaginations
As each girl was a particular month myself and Lilly worked with the lovely Alex who runs Pin ups and pinnies and decided on themes. Some were obvious (Valentines, Christmas) and others were us wanting to create some really kitsch vintage inspired images with a slick editorial feel.

Miss October
 Laura LaVelle as Miss October.Dress by Limb, Necklace by Dollycool
Miss November
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
Over two days  we went through a lot of false eyelashes, glitter and hairspray and created some really fantastic shots. The few Ive included here are just a taster of whats to come!

Miss December 
Alexandra Barnett the beauty and brains behind Pin ups in pinnies is Miss December. Dress and hair flowers by Vivien of Holloway
Poor Alex now has the tough job of deciding which ones will feature in the completed calender. We also filmed the whole thing so watch out for a vlog coming very soon.

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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