Vintage Weekend In Eastbourne

one sunny weekend in October my Friend Juan and lovely Ladies of Proud Parkers Photogaphy took a trip to Eastbourne for a vintage shoot. Here with my Juan ready for a day of serious hard work!!

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so we took ourselves back in time to the 1940’s and  Juan looking very cool, looking like Frank Sinatra. on the Beach a little  gathering of friends  met up with us  for a picnic and a few glasses of fizz and a few giggles on the beach, my idea of a perfect photo shoot!

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we were blessed with fine weather and really had a fun day, I decided would try and do a similar image to the famous Jerry Hall and Norman Parkinson Shot which involved me  balancing on this groyne. Was a bit of a challenge after a few glasses of fizz, what you can’t see that the other side of it was a 4ft drop Juan was standing just out of the pic ready to catch me!

 


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but what a giggle getting me up there in the first place!  Natasha of Proud Parkers Photography had one chance of the shot as I was shaking like a leaf. Luckily there was no trips to A & E!

 

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Now the shot we wanted to do for a long time, at last the everything was in place to do it, the sea was calm enough and not that cold considering!! so we waded out complete with umbrellas! passers by must of thought we were completely bonkers, and they wouldn’t wrong either! it was worth it

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great day was had by all, although 2 people ended the day slightly wetter than they started but did they care? of course not!

the lovely ladies of Proud Parkers certainly did us proud.

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What a difference a week makes

So this week has been a bit quiet this week but some lovely clips and photo’s have appeared on instagram and twitter that the lovely Audience took at the Selfridges extravaganza

little video link of us descending into the beauty Hall to fab welcome

I walk on by with Summer, what a beautiful girl she was and such a poser, even more than me!

stop for a little pose for the cameras

Just a couple of babes wafting through Selfridges #beautyproject

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Selfridges Beauty Project and Oodles of Poodles

Thursday evening, I found myself back in the 1950s as an Elegant Parisian lady hitting the floor of Selfridge’s with other classic Models for the launch of the ‘Beauty project’ and the audience had a taste of the performances that are to follow over the next few weeks. Alongside us were Woodstock, Ibiza and Tribal who wowed the audience with their amazing Zulu Dance.

 

 

1950s Parisian Elegance

Annabel Davies and me complete with poodles

Then Saturday we were back again with even more beautiful ladies. We arrived bleary eyed in the early hours for our travel back in time to the 1950s in gay Paris with amazing hairstyles and make up and of course our beautiful couture clothes. This time I had a gorgeous black standard poodle, called ‘Summer’, an essential fashion accessory for elegant lady! We had to meet our poodles in the car park so they could get to know us, then walk round the store so they could get to know the route, this was when I got accosted by a security guard and told I would have to leave if I couldn’t carry the dog!! Then just to finish off rehearsals my lovely model friend Annabel’s poodle, Sonny decided to have a poo in the middle of the beauty hall!! We descended down the escalators in the the beauty hall to applause and gasps from the audience, the atmosphere was amazing. Our performance took us round the beauty hall  complete with bell boy, accordonist and chauffeur in tow, ending up seated in a posed tableau with Maurice Chevalier’s ‘Hello Beautiful’ serenading us before we disappeared  up the escalators

Posing for the Cameras!