What Missy Vintage Did.........

Firstly sorry for the radio silence over the last week. My ability to manage my time seems to have fallen in to slight disarray or possibly I'm trying to pack too much in............ either way, October was a crazy busy month and I was expecting November to be a wee bit quieter but no! It's been another busy one and is frankly whizzing past at such speed that it's almost a blur.

But what have I been up to I hear you ask? Well, I've been focusing quite a bit on my art/photography lately and to keep me focused on this I've started a new blog. Yes a second blog, it's no wonder I never have time to be bored. I thought I'd start a shiny new blog so you lovely Missy Vintage readers would have a choice as to whether you want to see that side of my world or not, rather than just push it on you when you might have visited Missy Vintage to read about eye liner and dresses. So the new blog is called The Girl and The Camera if you fancy a visit, it's very much a baby blog and not an awful lot is on there but like all good blogs I'm sure it will grow nicely. I've started Project 365, so I'm taking a picture a day I'm only 14 days in so still a looooong way to go! 

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Speaking of blogs, I also missed the 2nd birthday/anniversary of Missy Vintage this month! The two years has simply flown and has opened up so many opportunities for me. Slightly annoyed with myself for not celebrating such a landmark though. Obviously had I had not been quite so forgetful I'd have made a cake....

But it's more likely that I would have attempted to drink my way out of one of these....

 I've also had a few shoots to style which is always fun, the first was for a newspaper article for an event coming up in Norwich next month in aid of Help for Heros. The shoot was held in Epic Studios, which I've never been into before but it's an amazing place, lots of proper TV studios, lights everywhere - real dressing rooms with work stations it was amazing! 

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The shoot will be in the press next month but here are a few pics to give you a sneak peek. Along with Gemma of Retro Chick we style the hair and make up with a 20s/30s influence. It was full on glamour and was nice to get a chance to get super creative and very heavy with the eye make up. I was also asked to create a moustache on one of the chaps, amazing how versatile Benefit Brow Zings can be! 

This is a great 20s inspired up do, often beads are used as a head dress but I after playing with ways to grip them into the hair I decided to wrap them around the side bun I'd created. This lipstick is Besame Cherry Red which I'm hoping to try out myself soon. I think it's a gorgeous deep red for the party season. (These will be available at the Sip and Shop at Olives, Norwich this Sunday if you fancy popping along for a cocktail and a shop)

Even the instagram shots are looking great so I can't wait to see the official images. Today I had another shoot, with a bit of a twist as it wasn't a vintage inspired one, this time it was for Norwich born musician Nina  Baker who has just been named as a finalist in the MTV Brand New for 2013 Unsigned awards, so very exciting! Along with Emma Harrowing (Norwich Evening News and Eastern Daily Press Fashion Editor) we met at local shop Catfish  with the idea of 'edgy chic'. We all totally fell in love with a Vivian Westwood black dress and as soon as Nina tried it on we all knew that was the one for the shoot. Local designer Betsy Hatter had designed a new hat so combined with the dress, we certainly has our edgy and chic elements.  

I also totally fell in love with these shoes but at £128 I may have to love them from a distance. Perhaps I'll pop in every now and again to look at them and stroke them. Emma also made me smell them...... insisting that there was something that the shoes were made of which seems to make them smell really nice...... and they did, like bubblegum/sweets! So if you were in Catfish this morning and saw two women strangely smelling the shoes that was us!

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A few action shots from behind the scenes courtesy of Nina's dads camera. 

A peek at the final look

The shoot will be in the press soon, and Nina finds out VERY soon the winner of the award. But a big well done to her for getting so far! My outfit for the day was a bit more thrifty and unfortunately I didn't get an outfit shot of mine but you can just about see from the behind the scenes pictures that its a leopard print shift dress. It's an F&F label (Tesco's) but I bought it from a charity shop brand new with label attached for £4.80! I've teamed it up with a long sleeved black tshirt which was £3.50 from Primark. I'm loving this outfit at the moment. It's warm but still looks a bit dressy. I've teamed it with heels and Converse but would also look fab with a pair of boots. I LOVE animal print and will always try and get some into an outfit if I can.

In other news, I'm running a 1920s make up workshop with a hair demo on Sunday in Norwich and we have just 2 tickets left if you fancy grabbing them you can find details here.

If you're interested in booking me for styling work then feel free to get in touch

So apologies again that it's been quiet, but normal service is now resumed and brace yourselves for Christmas inspired posts and I'll be announcing my Christmas giveaway next month too! 



  1. amazing work! I love it. Also I'm not familiar with Nina Baker so I shall go off and google her now!

  2. Well this is all very exciting isn't it?

    I love the Besame Cherry Red, it's just perfect for a vintage evening look, not too vampy and goth which other dark reds tend to stray into.

    Can't wait to see the final photos!

    Porcelina xx


  3. Happy 2nd anniversary!!! You've certainly made up for lost time with this Super Post, I love the styling of the lovely blond model, her hair and makeup are superb! So, so much loveliness to feast on in this post:)) xo

  4. This is adorable! Thanks for sharing and happy anniv!You might enjoy my recently posted project with vintage hankies! Keep up the creative work!


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