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Join us at The Vintage Starlet Parlour

Posted on 18/03/2013

Come and visit us at a fabulous new event. For ladies who want an indulgent day full of glamour, vintage, jewels, flashing cameras, your very own hair and make up stylist and personal dresser.

The very glamours Miss Turnstiles will be on hand as your personal stylist and Vintage King will be there with a stunning collection of vintage fresh from his latest buying trip to America for you to try. The famous Lipstick & Curls will be doing vintage make overs and once you’re transformed into a silver screen goddess Hanson Leatherby will snap your vintage portrait in all your finery.

Passionate About Vintage will of course be on hand to complete your look with a touch of vintage sparkle. This would make a great hen do if the bride to be is into vintage or having a vintage themed wedding!

Here’s a little more info on what you can expect on the day:

On your arrival you will be welcomed with a fabulous cocktail with top ups throughout the day as well as a variety of sumptuous cakes and savoury bites to keep you going.

The day then includes your personal style consultation with experts to choose you the best vintage outfit and jewellery for your upcoming photos and a vintage makeover by Lipstick and Curls to top off your glamourous look. There will be plenty of Vintage Books and magazines around for you to draw inspiration.

Once you are suitably primped, pampered and styled, Vintage photographer Hanson Leatherby will be on hand to take some photos of the ‘vintage you’ of which a high-res digital image is included!

If you fall in love with your outfit or jewellery they will all be available for sale should you wish to take the items home with you! The jewellery is from the fantastic Passionate About Vintage with their years of knowledge and expertise in sourcing the best vintage jewellery to make you feel like a Golden Era Hollywood moviestar! The vintage clothing is all from the USA where the best vintage pieces are found and sourced by Vintage King and Miss Turnstiles herself. The clothing will be from the 1930s-1960s so you can pick your most desirable decade with a range of sizes.

All of this is hosted at the fabulous Vintage Patisserie venue in East London to add that little bit of extra glamour to your day.

For any questions please email info@missturnstiles.co.uk tickets are £95 can be bought from Miss Turnstiles online shop.

 To find out more about Lipstick and Curls visit www.lipstickandcurls.co.uk/

To see Hanson’s fabulous photos visit http://hansonleatherby.com/

For a sneak peak of what you’ll be eating visit http://vintagepatisserie.co.uk/

For more details visit http://www.missturnstiles.co.uk/

 

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Perfect Wedding Magazine

Posted on 21/02/2013

Last year I had the absolute pleasure of working with bride to be Jemma Carpenter. It was such a delight to see her beautiful and fun filled wedding featured in Perfect Wedding Magazine. You see the entire feature in issue 78, which is out now!

Original wedding photography by the extremely talented Annamarie Stepney

Jemma & Harry tied the knot at South Farm, at Ryston in Hertfordshire

Jemma’s Mother Heather is the florist responsible for all the beautiful arrangements Heather Carpenter Floral Design

Jemma’s fifties style wedding dress came from The Wedding Shop in Wimbledon

Jewellery by PassionateAboutVintage

Article courtesy of Perfect Wedding magazine

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Jewellery Glossary: Girandole

Posted on 08/02/2013

“Girandole” is a fabulous word which refers to a specific style of earring which we now commonly call a chandelier.  The term originates from Europe. A Girandole, from the French or the Italian Girandola, is an ornate candlestick with 3 or more branches, typically used in the later half of the 17th century.

In the 19th century elaborate gilded mirrors called Girandoles were also made in this popular style, with candelabra arms as part of the design. This English Chippendale example dates to c.1762-1765, it doubles as a girandole or sconce, with three arms to support candles.

A pair of stunning French Girandole Earrings, c.1760. Made with Opal and white paste stones set in Silver.

A lovely pair of Spanish Girandole Earring, c.1750-1850. This example is Silver with a gilt back set with pieces of mirrored glass. Traditional 19th century Spanish jewellery was inspired by these earlier 17th and 18th century styles.

Another lovely example of French Girandole Earrings, c.1750-1800, but made of rock crystal set in Silver.

This amazing Girandole Pendant can also be worn as a brooch, c.1760-80. It is set with white paste and imitation Opal stones created by setting Pink foil behind milky Blue glass stones.

This opulent style has remained popular, these fabulous Vintage Schoffel Earrings c.1950 are a perfect example.

These stunning period examples are all from the © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 

Photograph by Samantha Jones Photography

 

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