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Vintage enthusiast and internationally published PinUp Model Lillian Love is a nominee in the Pin Up model category for the National Vintage Awards!

Lillian says;

“I’ve been a vintage enthusiast for over 10 years and I’ve always loved Pin-Up Art and Classic Hollywood Glamour.  I’ve enjoyed old black and white Hollywood movies since I was a child – I remember rainy afternoons watching them with my Mum and Sister and spending hours afterwards drawing costumes! I remember wanting to look like Ava Gardner and dance like Cyd Charisse.

I finally got up the courage to start my Pin-Up modelling page in February 2013. I decided to use my Grandmother’s maiden name as my Pin-Up name because I’ve always admired her.  Once I got a portfolio together, I put myself forward for more shoots with a range of photographers.  The last year or so has been incredible! I’ve enjoyed every moment and I have been lucky enough to work with some amazingly talented photographers, models, designers, makeup artists and hairstylists.

A friend mentioned that there was a pinup category (at the National Vintage Awards) this year and suggested I enter.  I wasn’t feeling particularly confident about it, but they convinced me to give it a go so here I am! I’m really grateful to them for getting me to enter the awards – whether I win or not, its fantastic just being part of it!”

We are really stoked for Lillian and wish her the best of luck, to vote please pop over to http://thenationalvintageawards.co.uk/vote2014/

 

 

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The Suitcase Bazaar is back for it’s third outing. Sunday the 4th of May will see some lovely traders dusting off their well-traveled cases and bringing them along to the Burnaby Arms filled with new exciting things for you to browse!

With cake and a whole pub to relax in before and after you do your shopping, I’m not sure there is a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

 

For more info pop along to the events page here…

 

In case you aren’t sure where it’s hosted use the fab little map below!

 

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“Not just a music Show”

Friday 17th August – Bedford Esquires – Tickets £2 – Over 18’s

Doors open at 8:00pm for a 8:30pm sharp start!

A group of Bedford based artists, film makers and event organisers are inviting music, comedy and film lovers to take part in the filming of a new pilot internet TV podcast.

 

Billed as a mix between “Later with Jools Holland” and “TFI Friday” The Rough Cut Sessions aims to bring together bands, comedians and directors to create a decidedly different Friday night out and to put Bedford on the map.

 

Holy Moly’s at Bedford Esquires will play host to live, musical performances, interviews and comedy where the audience are invited to ask questions, chat with the hosts while enjoying the show, which will be available to view on the Internet the following week.

 

The show’s director/producer, Tom B Wild, lectures in Media at Bedford College and has produced promotional videos for local music acts and for organisations including We Are Bedford and Bedford BID. He said ‘We wanted to do something completely different. We have loads going on in this town, and this is a great way to shout about it, not just to people who live here but also to people who don’t.’

 

Emily Finney, event organiser who brought the first Burlesque shows to Bedford and Jimmy Mann, also a media lecturer at Bedford College, best known for his off the cuff, spontaneous energy and bizarre hyperactive humour, will be hosting the show. ‘We’re both really excited by this project and hope that it is only the first of many to come’, says Emily.

 

The first show will include music by An Army of Lights, Rebecca De Winter and CC Smugglers, stand-up from Hatty Ashdown, and award winning short film ‘It’s Natural to be Afraid’, written by Neil Fox and directed by Justin Doherty. The team will also be inviting local hairstylist Sarah Dunn from Sarah’s Doo Wop Dos to create a hairstyle on one of the audience members during the ‘Do that Do’ challenge.

 

Topped off with a DJ set from Chloe T (Supersonic) this pilot show and subsequent podcast look to deliver what is sure to be a fantastic night out and must see home viewing.

 

The live show will be filmed Friday 17th August at Holy Moly’s Bedford Esquires. Tickets are £2 and available from Danny’s Bar (Over 18’s only) Doors open at 8:00pm for a 8:30pm sharp start!

 

The show will be available on Youtube the following week. You can find out more by visiting the Rough Cut Sessions Facebook Page or by following them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Roughcutsession

 

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This evening I was asked to be on the amazing radio show Harry and Edna on the Wireless which is a  radio programme broadcast & recorded live every Wednesday between 7 & 8pm. (UK time). The guests included myself, Little Miss Mischief and Sarah’s Doo wop dos.

Harry & Edna on the Wireless provides a contemporary take on the growing 1920′s ~ 1950′s vintage scene. Featuring some of the finest purveyors of vintage all set to a backdrop of ‘tip top’ gramophone music from both original and contemporary artists.

You can listen again here where you can hear us chat about hair, music, vintage styles, Bedford Burlesque, my Bizarre Bazaar and lots of Bedford lovelies including;  We Are BedfordThe Bedford ClangerContemporary MagicJez Brown PhotographyScone Roses WI,Handmade By Faeries and not so local darlings Marc BurrowsTeresa Theteaser MorningStar and Daisy Gemma-Elizabeth Cutter I’m surprised we paused for breath!!!

I had a fantastic time and I hope you all enjoy listening to it!

Lots of Love

Emily

xxx

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My obsession with vintage started young, I loved bargain hunting in charity shops finding that one off piece that looked like nothing in the shops. Vintage lovers were more often than not people who loved that moment when someone would say “oh I love your dress” and they could reply “ thanks, 10p from salvo army” it’s a badge you can wear with pride you earn that respect from other women for your hunting skills.

More recently it has become main-stream, with the current economic climate people seem to want to recreate the glamour of the ‘good old days’ with fantastic events like the local Glenn Miller Twinwoods and other events such as Pickering 1940’s weekend going from strength to strength with people finding more and more reasons to live the vintage life to the full. Its not just clothing and hair but the cars and the furniture and the lifestyle.

Bedford has its own group of ladies and gents who love to get dolled up and spice up our lovely town with their glamour and there are some great local events inspired by the past like the 40′s SWEETHEARTS SWINGOUT. Plus with the opening of the Rose-tinted Vintage emporium in Clair Court vintage has a new home. RTV  also houses a vintage hair salon run by Sarah Doo Wop Do’s so it really is easier than ever to get that vintage look!
All this is fantastic news for vintage hunters like me and though some may feel the scene is losing its special quality, they couldn’t be more wrong. The great thing about vintage is no too items are alike, so we should welcome and encourage  new people to the scene as they discover the joys of vintage and retro and the thrill of discovering their own individual style. And for us battle hardened vintage bargain hunters, well we can just challenge ourselves to find that ever elusive, dream item that may be in the next loft, shop, car boot!

My obsession with vintage started young, I loved bargain hunting in charity shops finding that one off piece that looked like nothing in the shops. Vintage lovers were more often than not people who loved that moment when someone would say “oh I love your dress” and they could reply “ thanks, 10p from salvo army” it’s a badge you can wear with pride you earn that respect from other women for your hunting skills.More recently it has become main-stream, with the current economic climate people seem to want to recreate the glamour of the ‘good old days’ with fantastic events like the local Glenn Miller Twinwoods and other events such as Pickering 1940’s weekend going from strength to strength with people finding more and more reasons to live the vintage life to the full. Its not just clothing and hair but the cars and the furniture and the lifestyle.

Bedford has its own group of ladies and gents who love to get dolled up and spice up our lovely town with their glamour and there are some great local events inspired by the past like the 40′s SWEETHEARTS SWINGOUT. Plus with the opening of the Rose-tinted Vintage emporium in Clair Court vintage has a new home. RTV  also houses a vintage hair salon run by Sarah Doo Wop Do’s so it really is easier than ever to get that vintage look! All this is fantastic news for vintage hunters like me and though some may feel the scene is losing its special quality, they couldn’t be more wrong. The great thing about vintage is no too items are alike, so we should welcome and encourage  new people to the scene as they discover the joys of vintage and retro and the thrill of discovering their own individual style. And for us battle hardened vintage bargain hunters, well we can just challenge ourselves to find that ever elusive, dream item that may be in the next loft, shop, car boot!

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Alright, folks! It’s the best time of year at Esquires again… HALLOWEEN!

Join Chloe and Amanda for a Supersonic special edition in Holy Moly’s after Alike Cooper (with LoveGün supporting) upstairs. LoveGün will also be available for autographs in Holy Moly’s so best start queueing now…

- FREE ENTRY
- Hands-down the best music in town
- Bloodcurdling cocktails
- Diabolical decorations
- Sinister sweets
(- Abhorrent alliteration)
- Prizes for best dressed so you gotta be nasty!
More details to follow…

Anyone who came last year will remember what an awesome night it was :D

LET’S GET GORY! xxx

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 Vintage Hair Workshop: Simple Styling

Thu Oct 13th, 6pm – 8pm, £25

At  the Rose-tinted Vintage shop, 4 Clair Court, Bedford.

Our friend Sarah at Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos is going to be running a workshop where she will share her vintage hair skills and help people learn how to create a great vintage look at home.

The workshop will be at the lovely Rose-tinted Vintage shop (4 Clair Court, Bedford). In her own words Sarah will be; “helping you to create everyday wearable but stunning styles from the 1940s and 50s. I’ll show you how to curl your hair, the techniques I use on a daily basis, what products to use and how to dress the style with accessories for the time period. Learn in a fun & friendly environment and on top of that we’ll be keeping the tea and cake flowing  plus you’ll leave with my ‘Hair Help’ goody bag:) ”

Sounds good to me! For more infor visit http://sarahsdoowopdos.wordpress.com/ 

To book a place just email: curiosityshop4@hotmail.co.uk or pop in and see her this Saturday at the Rose-tinted Vintage shop.

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Our lovely friend Katrina from Rose-tinted Vintage Bedford is opening an exciting new vintage shop in Bedford’s town centre. On Saturday September 3rd the doors open and she’ll be in business! We’ll be on hand to support her with a posse of vintage clad lovelies  to give out free gifts to the seriously stylish and support her in this exciting new venture and we hope you will too!

Find all the latest updates on her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rose-tinted-Vintage-Bedford/149214245136468

Check out the website:

http://www.rose-tintedvintage.co.uk/

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Bizarre Bazaar: Sat 23rd July

Sat July 23rd, 12 noon – 4pm. FREE entry to the bazaar (all ages welcome).

Only a few more sleeps to go and then it’s time to open the doors of the Bizarre Bazaar!

We’ll be bringing you: 

Vintage clothing (womens & mens), cutomised clothing and accessories, burlesque wear, bespoke and alteration clothing services, cake, handemade jewellery, rockabilly & vintage inspired hair flowers and accessories, fine art paintings & prints, tarot reading,  a pin-up photobooth, a pop-up vintage hair salon, handmade stationary, vintage homewares, vintage books, kitchenalia & cocktail kits…

Hope you’re ready for this Bedford!

xxx

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Bizarre Bazaar, 23rd July 12noon – 4pm at Esquires, Bedford.

FREE entry

We hope everyone’s in the shopping mood as we have so many fab stalls for you to browse over on the 23rd, just to update our list we have been joined by:

Nicholas St Helier

Kate Temple Jewellery

Short & Girly

Lara Dollman Illustration

Deborah Allen Dresses

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