Subscribe to our Newsletter
Tags365 Photo Challenge 1950's 1950s and 1940s Audrey Hepburn big top birthday boudoir photography Bridal Make-Up Bridal Photo shoot British Bump and Baby circus Confidence boosting ideas cosmetics Diggle Blues Festival discount engagement photoshoot Era ethical fairy Fairy Party fancy dress Fashions in the year of the Queen's Coronation glasses Greater Manchester Groupon handmade hats hen party Inesse Jude Gidney Photography kinki knickers Kinky Knickers Kyla Brox lingerie shoot Lipgloss and Lenses Lisa Marie Gee Beauty Make-Over and Photo Shoots makeup Manchester manufacturing Marilyn Monroe Mary Portas Maternity Photography moustache offers Oldham Pamper and Photo Party Lancashire Pamper and Pose Pamper Parties Pamper Party Pamper Party in Oldham photobooth Photography Studio Saddleworth Photo Pamper Parties Photo Pamper Party photo studio Pin-Up Girls Portrait Studio Oldham Portrait Studio Saddleworth Portraiture pose princess princess pamper party props Queen's Diamond Jubilee Rockabiliy Saddleworth Saddleworth Photography Studio Saddleworth Studio skincare Studio Portraits swishing tent. textiles vintage Vintage and Handmade Fair Vintage Fashions Vintage Gloves Vintage Hats Vintage Make-over photo shoot Vintage Make-Up Vintage Photography Vintage Portrait Session Vintage Portrait Shoot voucher site Wedding Make-Up Wedding Photography WI wigs
Tag Archives: Vintage Fashions
Last Wednesday night saw a group of businesses from the Saddleworth area, part of a collaborative named Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade and
supporters, making ourway to the Best of Vintage Manchester Awards 2012 at Matt and Phred’s Club in Manchester.
Out of the businesses were 4 finalists, so tensions and excitement was high. The finalist were LisaMarie Gee ( hair and Make-Up), Mandy Beck of Saddleworth Shindigs ( Best crockery retailer), CarolOldham ( Best Blog) and myself ( best Vintage Photographer).
Preparations were started at my studio, where Lisa Marie Gee transformed most of the ladies into Vintage Glamour Models with her hair and make-up skills. We than boarded a Vintage Bus, from the Saddleworth Vintage Bus Company and made a very bumpy and noisy trip into the centre of Manchester.The evening was so surreal, with the majority of guests dressed in 1930, 1940s and 1950s evening wear. To rapturous applause, the awards were announced and Carol Oldham of Dormouse and the teapot came away with an award, the rest proud of coming second.
Images accompanying the blog are received with many thanks to friend and Photographer Darren Hargreaves.
The slideshow of images taken at the studio before the bus departed.
If you'd like to hear more about offers please leave your email address.
All is very exciting in the glittery world of Lipgloss and Lenses because we have both been shortlisted in the Vintage Manchester Awards. I (Lisa) am nominated for Best Vintage Beauty and Jude is on the shortlist for Best Vintage Photography. To say we are excited is a major understatement. The publicity surrounding the awards is doing wonders for our profile, so if you are finding us for the first time, here’s a little video that shows all the things we do at Lipgloss and Lenses.
Meanwhile, if you would like to vote for us in the Vintage Manchester Awards just click on the icons below to go through to the voting form. Every vote counts and believe me, we really do appreciate all the support.
Can you feel it? There’s a distinct swell in our pride in all things British. Something is definitely in the air. Whether it is the upcoming Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or the Olympics I’m not sure, but there is definitely something happening. Even good old Marks and Spencer are proudly flying the flag in their new summer TV ad. Have you seen it? They’ve signed up Gary Barlow to sing Here Comes The Sun Now that might not be the most apt song given today’s major snowfalls, but you can’t deny the spirit behind it.
It could be a long time yet before Britain pulls itself out of the financial mire it is in, but there is a real optimism in the air, like we have all collectively decided to pull the country up by its boot-straps and make it great again.
The best way that we can do that is to support British manufacturing and British creative talent. Mary Portas has hit the nail right on the head. We have a wonderful textiles heritage, particularly in Oldham and the surrounding mill towns. It is a crying shame that the industry is all but gone, lost to cheap overseas manufacturing. Mary, champion of the British High Street, has rightly decided that this is a travesty and a tragedy and she is leading the way in doing something about it. She has brought jobs to a troubled area of Middleton and come up with a great product, Kinky Knickers, a product 100% made in Britain.
Kinky Knickers launched in several retailers last week and they are already like gold dust. Interest in them has no doubt been stirred up by the Channel 4 series, Mary’s Bottom Line, but more than that she seems to have hit a patriotic chord with Britain’s women. I love the fact Mary Portas is doing so much to support British manufacturing, but I also love the product and especially its glamorous vintage style packaging.
Vintage is huge right now. It makes us all nostalgic for better times. Why do you think Jude and I love it so much? Well, there is the glamour too of course. We all love a bit of glamour.
There is a massive amount of creative talent in this country and it needs to be supported. More than that, there’s a massive amount of creative talent in this area. Lots and lots of small businesses, independent designers and makers. Supporting local businesses has long been a passion of mine, after all I have one and so does my husband.
There will never be a better time than 2012 to promote all things British. The eyes of the world are upon us this year and we can all do our bit. I know finance, or lack of it, is a key issue for many people, but if you can support a British business, or better yet a local one, then please consider doing so. Just think of the difference we could make.
At Lipgloss and Lenses we are trying to do our bit to promote British creative talent by organising a Vintage and Handmade Fair to mark the Jubilee weekend in Saddleworth. It will be held at Uppermill Civic Hall on Sunday 3rd June and will feature stalls from a number of renowned designer makers, local creative businesses and vintage sellers, plus a vintage tea room.
You can read more about the fair and other events happening that weekend on www.saddleworthvintage.co.uk. Please support us in supporting local manufacturing. Anyway, it’ll be fun
With many thanks to our beautiful model, Charlie, who gamely posed for us in nothing but a Union Jack so that I could get on my soap box.
Hair and makeup: Lisa Marie Gee
Jewellery: Samantha Mills
Photography: Jude Gidney
The Royal Accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne – 6th Feb 1952
With the radio on, I’m hearing a lot today about what happened 60 years ago. 1952, well within our Vintage period that we cater for for Parties and Photoshoots, and I was intrigued as to what memories my mother had of the day. She said
I can’t remember a lot, I was only a teenager at Luton High School. I think the TV and Radio just played sad music. I think they gathered us in the playground and told us about it, then sent us home. I was (the age of my eldest son ). Can you imagine his reaction? (I was) excited to be let off school early but home was very sad with all this sad music and of course parents looking very solemn.
I thought it was an interesting insight into the Era. We’d also be interested to hear any stories you’ve heard – please leave a comment.
Things are getting busy, and new plans afoot. Just a quick video today for a feast of Vintage loveliness.