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21 April 2012

Something For The Weekend

The Weekly Round-Up

Last week saw...

The Covet List-lots of fun and frolics! ☞ Pinterest Pic of the Week #6 Having It All - A Family Business ☞ DIY Star Garlands ☞ Having It All - Two New Babies ☞ 'Out Of The Blue' Gift Watch -keeping you abreast of the 'Out Of The Blue' project ☞ An Inspirational Film: When I Die: Lessons From The Death Zone Having It All - A Cottage Industry ☞  Curb Your Curiosity! Meet Heidi Bowman of Giddy Kipper ☞ Having It All - Defining Roles.

A BIG thank you to all the mums who have taken the time to write a piece about their trials and tribulations of self employment vs family life. We have one more this afternoon to complete the series and I hope its helped to inspire you if you're considering taking the leap or if indeed you already have and wondering why you did!

I'd also just like to remind you of the most fantastic giveaway I have running until April 29th so get your skates on and enter for your chance to win the booty!

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This weekend I'm not digging around for some DIY goodies, instead I wanted to devote the remainder of this piece to...

The Oxfam Weddings Shoot

Back in early March I had the honour of styling an extremely important shoot for Oxfam, the images from which were to be used to promote a huge bridal auction on eBay. All proceeds from the items donated by some of the UK top bridal designers and companies will go to help Oxfam save lives. How could I possibly say no to the chance to help make a difference, however small a role it was? 

It took months of meticulous planning but with a fabulous team onboard, we had ourselves a jaw-droppingly beautiful venue, six professional models giving their time for free, a behind-the-scenes team to die for and an abundance of bridal wear and dressings donated especially for the shoot.

I chose to take the viewer through a journey of vintage style, paying particular to the 1940s-the year Oxfam was founded and of course with plenty of royal, British colours to celebrate the auction coinciding with the first anniversary of the Royal Wedding. Six looks in one day is no mean feat-believe me!

My favourite videographers Mintyslippers came on the 12 hour journey with us. Have a look at their beautiful film made especially...




You can find the full write-up here on Love My Dress and indeed find out how the proceeds (currently standing at an estimated £70,000.00) will go towards changing lives. In the meantime, I wanted to share some of my absolute favourites...

The 1920s





Credits:
Dress: Sally Lacock
Gold braid monogram cake: Janet Mohapi-Banks


The 1930s




Credits:
Embellished gown: Sparrow by Claire Pettibone
Floral hair corsage: Charlotte Balbier
Glyndbourne veil: Vivien Sheriff
Bias cut gown: Sassi Holford
Floral design: Hayford & Rhodes
Table & screen: Vintage Style Hire

The 1940s



Credits:
Dress: Astor 1940s tea dress by Suzannah
Floral Design: Hayford & Rhodes


The 1950s




Credits:
Headpiece: Flo & Percy
Calligraphy: Paul Antonio
Petticoat: Doris Designs
Gown: Verbier by Ian Stuart
Blue rose cakes: Janet Mohapi-Banks

The 1960s






Credits:
Dress: Tory by Minna Bridal
Suit: Tweedmans Vintage
Bike: Luv Handles
Floral Design: Hayford & Rhodes
Stationery and 'LOVE' signs: Dottie Creations
Oxfam biscuits: Olofson Design

The 1970s






Credits:
Embellished Persephone gown: Joanne Fleming
Floral design: By Appointment Only Design
Mint green ruffle cake with orange dahlias: Cake Maison
Rosette gown: Two Birds

Getting married and want to bid on something truly amazing for your wedding? You can find the auction here on eBay which begins on April 26th and runs until May 9th and the full list of donated items here. Go ahead, make a difference.

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Team Credits:


Photography Copyright © 2012 Eliza Claire Photography & Annamarie Stepney
Beauty & Fashion Retouching by Chanelle Segerius-Bruce at Retouch Me
Film Production: Mintyslippers
Stylist: Tiffany Grant-Riley
Curator: Love My Dress & intern Franky
Venue: Drapers Hall
Models: First Model Management
Male Model: Jack Rooney
Hair stylist: Severin Hubert at Hepburn Collection
Make-up artist: Lucy Baker
Nails: Gemma Timms


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