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Friday, 20 April 2012

Putting on the Blitz....

Hi all, I trust you are all well my dears?

Today I'm going to be looking at 1940's fashion. My sister and I are getting together a little group of friends to go to a very exciting event! On 5th May in Shoreditch London is The Blitz Party. It's an evening of 1940's fun, fashion, music and cocktails.
The dress code is strict 40's gear civvie or uniform. They have live swing bands, singer and dancers. And you can have a 40's cocktail to drink to boot.

I cant wait for this fab event, if you fancy popping along then take a look at the photos below for some outfit ideas.

If you are looking for a 40's style outfit a good place to start is with a tea dress of bellow the knee skirt suit or a straight skirt with a nice little blouse with a cardigan.
Also another option is to hire a WWII uniform and go for that option.

When we've been to this amazing event I will of course post the pictures.
Here is the link to the Blitz Party website. If you manage to go I'd love to  see youre photos! You can upload them to my facebook page

Thanks for reading my dears. Love Doris xxx

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Vintage wedding weekend!

Well I've had a very busy weekend! It was kicked off on Saturday with a hen party at Hooga bar in Chelmsford. The lovely ladies were given a Vintage hair and makeup lesson by my good self, starting with pin curling followed by an afternoon tea while their hair dried and set.  Then we moved on to final styling and pinup style makeup. They had a lovely time and were all 'set' for the evening out that followed!

The afternoon was provided by Calamitea Jane's Vintage Tea partie's @

Then Sunday was spent doing Hair and makeup trials at the Essex Vintage Wedding Fair at Shire Hall in Chelmsford. There was lots of lovely people showing their wares and also visiting up for inspiration. Here are some pictures of the trials I did today -

Thanks for reading, Love Doris xxxx

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

My Eggcellent Easter weekend!

Well I hope you had a lovely Easter Weekend! Mine was very busy and productive.

After a lovely quiet Good Friday with family I had a photo shoot for my Vintage hair and makeup venture Bombshell Boutique Makeovers.  This photo shoot was such great fun , I styled the look of the shoot with the help of my sister. Our lovely photographer Mick Parkins helped to put all the girls at ease and feel relaxed in front of the camera as they are not professional models but our friends. We went for a vintage glamour look with the slight feel of pinup.  Here are some of the photo's.

Then on Easter Sunday I went to Essex fashion week with the fabulous Top to Toe Vintage Clothing and did the girls hair and modelled. We had a fab day and met lots of new interesting people.

I will be back shortly with a blog featuring fab vintage style clothing from a wonderful dress maker.

But for now, Thanks for reading,

Love Doris xxxx

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Top to Toe Vintage

Hello all,

Well I have been busy this week! I had a fabulous photo shoot for my local vintage shop on Monday, Top to Toe Vintage in Essex. I will pop a link to the website at the bottom.
The Photo shoot was at Diesel Punk Studios in Essex with Michael Lake as the Photographer. We were modelling clothes, hats, gloves and bags from the shop.

It was such fun and I did the hair and make up for my Vintage hair and makeup sideline, Bombshell Boutique Makeovers.

Take a look at the pictures and check out the site links I put at the bottom. xxx

The Head scarfs were made by my good self, The black dress is mine but the  red and black under skirt i for sale in the shop.

All other clothing items apart from the shoes are also from Top to toe vintage.

Links -

Thanks for reading and visit the fab websites above (and tell them I sent you) Love Doris xxxx