This is an unashamed opportunity to talk about some of the amazing people who worked on Grace's first fashion shoot and brought the range to life. If you’re anything like me, you’ll love seeing and hearing about what went on behind the scenes.
The Modelling Team (in no particular order because we love them all)
Holly Student and daughter of Genette from our Make-up Team
Annette Author, Speaker, Black Belt Mentor and Aspirational Strategy Coach, Positive Business Philosophy for Conscious Entrepreneurs http://www.annettekingsley.com/
Clare from front of house at Sally Montague http://www.sallymontague.co.uk
Abi from ModelZed Promotions, Leicester http://www.modelzed.co.uk/
Clare, trained actress, now runs http://fancykidsparties.co.uk/ and lead singer with vintage swing band Swingtime Songbird and the Sophisticats.
As you can see, we worked with one professional model and four other talented real women. I’m sure they won’t mind my mentioning their ages ranging from teenage to twenties, thirties forties and sixties…all beautiful.
On the day, everything kicked off with hair prep and the talent behind the hair design and creation is Chris Gregory. He is Creative Director at The Sally Montague Salon in Belper, Derbyshire.
Then up to the make-up team at Esteem Beauty Therapy at Sally Montague, where skilled make-up artists Genette and Nicola apply gorgeous vintage make and nail colour inspired by the forties.
Nicola and Genette in action in their salon and Abi’s finished make-up…love the strong brow, neutral eyes and red lips!
Back to have hair finished with Chris and over to Nourish at No44 for the shoot. Nourish is one one of Belper’s latest restaurants; bustling café by day and candlelit bistro by night. The owners generously let us borrow their premises under the watchful eye of Chris Gregory, baker extraordinaire....wait, surely Chris did the hair! Yes, Chris divides his time between beautiful hair and scrumptious cakes.
Chris's deliciously stunning cakes and biscuits are sold at Nourish at No44 and I know that they're yummy as we all sampled them at the end of the shoot. Find Nourish at 44 King Street, Belper, Derbyshire.
All hair and make up done, cakes set up around the restaurant and over to Sarah, our artistic and expert photographer...I could tell you a lovely story about Sarah but I'll save that for another blog...
Find Sarah at http://www.sophotographydesign.co.uk/
The modelling team wearing tops from Grace's range and enjoying afternoon tea and cake at Nourish. A huge thank you to everyone who helped me so very generously.