Tag Archives: Retro

Faux Fur Retro Chic

Fashion designer Kelly & her fiance, Martin’s engagement is a total joy of faux fur, retro chic! Their amazing-sounding Halloween  themed wedding will be taking place in October this year and after Kelly told me she’s not only making her bridesmaid dresses but her own wedding dress I was literally already chomping at the bit to see the results! In this, their engagement session, Kelly looks amazing in her red tights, vintage faux fur coat (from a Salvation Army store) and headband (a gift from her future Mother in law.) Congratulations guys!

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Thursday Treats – 4th March 2010

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Credit: Via Le Divan Fumoir Bohemien

It’s our favourite time of the week again- tasty treat time. Yum!

Snowy vintage wedding style
Doze magazine is full of gorgeous photography – and turn to page 62 – 77 to see the amazing wonderland feature by Kirsty Mitchell
♥ Jane & Warrick’s beautiful, personal cliff top ceremony
Vivien of Holloway = swoon
♥ I love tattoo tuesday
Gorgeous blonde
♥ Why is my clutter not so effortlessly chic?
♥ Fab black & white Rock n Roll bridal style
♥ Katherine O’Brien always shoots the most perfect vintage brides
Together we are beautiful
♥ Amazing whimsical, Santa Monica vintage wedding

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Belgian Retro Chic

Melody & David are a super cool Rock n Roll couple from Belgium who certainly added that little bit of cool to their engagement shoot. They brought along things that really meant something to them to use as props and the result is a quirky, retro vibe to die for.

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Quirky, British Fare

There is going to be much love for this wild English wedding, because as soon as I saw it my heart flipped and I couldn’t wait to share! Not only because Micheal & Alice’s wedding was quirky, vintage and Rock n Roll cool, but because they are British too…yey for the UK giving the uber stylish yanks a run for their money!*

The couple chose The Hop Farm as their venue because, in their own words, “it had a certain britishness to it and being both born and bred in Kent we grew up with the iconic images of the oast houses and it just felt comforting and homely to have them as a back drop to the wedding.” They didn’t really have one theme per-say but they just came up with/borrowed ideas from many areas that inspired them. In fact the only stipulation they put throughout the whole of the process of planning their wedding was that they wanted to get as many people as they liked together to have a really good party, and the actual ceremony and marriage was just a small part of that.

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Bowling Alley Rockabilly Bridal Shoot

This exceptional Rock n Roll style fashion shoot photographed by Jessica Monnich at Highball in Austin Texas hit me right between the eyes. I’ve fallen in love with the vintage 1950s rockabilly stylings, the gorgeous fashion, the stunning models, the bowling alley setting…well basically how damn cool the whole thing is! I’m so excited to share this shoot and all the people involved with you..you’re gonna love it!
Be sure to also check out Wild Orchid Studios‘ amazing video to accompany this set after the ‘jump’

“We went with a 50’s theme. The location was very hip swanky 50’s feeling bowling alley on South Lamar in a bowling alley here in Austin Texas called Highball. In keeping with the vintage theme we did a place setting in the color scheme of the shoot using fiestaware which was popular during that time period. We thought Wizard of Oz Pez dispensers would be fun as that was a popular movie during that time. We also had mock cakes made up for the shoot that had a very rockabilly feel to them as well. The “bride” carried a lotus flower surrounded by sweet peas and the “bridesmaids” carried a combination of flowers including pink sweet peas and poppies.”

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Art Deco Inspired Fashion Shoot

This Art Deco bridal shoot took place at Eltham Palace in London. The fabulous dresses including  Valerie’ by Sarah Arnett, ‘Kristine’ by Claire Pettibone and two dresses by Olivia Couture were provided by Blackburn Bridal and were all chosen to reflect the Art Deco nature of the building and the shoot. The flowers were sent by  Veevers Carter. Photographer Sarah wanted to tell me all about her vision.

There were a few motivations for the shoot. I wanted to show off the Art Deco design of the Eltham Palace and I felt that our model, Victoria’s look really encapsulated the decadent spirit of the 1920’s which was perfect. The dresses were also chosen according to the venue with the exception of the the Olivia Couture swirl dress which was shot in an Italian style room adjacent to the iconic circular entrance hall. The soft, vintage styled bouquet worked well with all the dresses and the final shots with the black bobbed wig were an unashamed homage to Louise Brooks, the Art Deco pin up herself!”

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