Nostalgia!

Taken by Kate Beavis for Your Vintage Life.

Taken by Kate Beavis for Your Vintage Life.

As some of you may know myself and Jez Brown Photography have been working on creating the Nostalgia! exhibition, which opened to a packed house at Animal Studios & Gallery in Bedford last Saturday night. The exhibition is influenced by the Golden era of Hollywood and it was my job as hair and make-up artist to re-create the looks of stars such as Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth and Gene Teirney on our shoot days.

The show is mostly new work shot specially for it, with a few old favourites like our ‘Wink’ picture added into the mix. All original Nostalgia! images on the gallery wall are framed and have been embossed with a special logo to mark them as a first edition, though re-prints of all images can be ordered too.

We were excited to have singers My Favorite Things not only take part in an exhibition shot but also sing at the party, drawing quite a crowd from the nearby restaurants! The fab Charlotte of Restoration Cake made us some beautiful Nostalgia! cookies for the occasion and the lovely Claire from Clairebella’s Closet found me the perfect dress for the occasion, not to forget my mum’s yummy sausage rolls that helped keep me going even after all the wine! A huge thank you to the guys at Animal who have helped myself and Jez, not to mention a massive virtual high-five to Jez for putting on such a beautiful show! Thank you to everyone for coming down and supporting us and making it such a great night.

The show. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

The show. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

Framed prints on the walls of Animal Studios & Gallery. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

Framed prints on the walls of Animal Studios & Gallery. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

Party spills outside. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

Party spills outside. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

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The show. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

The show. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

Pin-up win. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

Pin-up win. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

My Favourite Things performing. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

My Favourite Things performing. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

The show,opens. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

The show,opens. Photo taken at the opening party by Krisitan Purcell.

As part of the exhibition I’ll be demonstrating one of the Nostalgia! looks tonight at Animal Studios and Gallery, 6-8pm, and sharing some of my hair and make-up tips for vintage styling. Entrance is just £5 on the door and it’s a great chance to see the show and learn some of my styling secrets at the same time. The exhibition is on till this Saturday, July 4th, and will close that day at 5pm so there’s still time to come along and see it all!

 

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