Big post today, but it is totally worth it!
I was recently invited to attend as one of the photographers for an event to launch the new Clifton Hill Costume And Textiles clothes shop.
For the evening, there were seven different themed rooms - each styled in a different era. The eras were '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s. Within each era there were two models sporting the most fantastic clothes from that time. Each room you went into was like dropping into a scene from the past. It was wonderful! An hour before the guests started to arrive, me and the other photographers were given a chance to peruse the different rooms with our cameras, arranging the models how we wanted, sharing set-ups and so on.
As well as all this, there were two halls in the basement. One had a bar, and the other, a stage with live music surrounded by different vintage stalls. There were stalls for vintage jewelry, clothes, records, lace, oil cloth bags/items and vintage-inspired magazines.
Later in the evening, a fashion show was hosted! Everyone crowded round the staging area which had a runway surrounded by vintage shoes with flowers planted in them! The models from earlier came down and paraded along the catwalk with different outfits, the music matching the era depicted.
The night itself was a massive success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves! A huge congratulations and thanks to Sue Fyfe-Williams and Ali Cook of Jezebel Events for pulling the night off!