Sunday, 30 November 2008

My modelling year - done!

Sorry for not updating in almost 2 weeks, I really don't know where the time goes. Since my last post I have been on a Yoga weekend in Sussex, followed by a rockabilly weekender, also in Sussex, but worlds apart in terms of activities! During the first weekend I ate mountains of delicious, organic, vegetarian food, doing yoga (of course!) and walking through the beautiful English countryside. The weather was marvellous and we covered over 12 miles in the space of two days. No pictures though... it wasn't my most glamorous weekend ever!

The following one though, was a very different story! I went to Rhythm Riot, my first ever weekender! I jived, lindied, jitterbugged, bopped and strolled my way through three days and nights of fabulous vintage shopping and fashion, and had an absolute blast! Was I ever exhausted by the end! I also did a bit of modelling with ace photographer Tony Rusecki, partly for Shona who makes fabulous repro fashions and partly for Rocket Originals who make lovely shoes and jumpers. They have me two jumpers to say thank you! Here's a preview, both of the shoot and of the jumpers. Watch this space for more!

Here are some more of my purchases from the weekend:
A lovely repro coat from La Riviera

Two pairs of shoes, both great for dancing. The red ones are from Rocket.

A fabulous pair of fruit earrings. I've wanted some like this for ages! So Carmen Miranda!

There are a couple of photos from the weekend - I look horribly shiny and sweaty in them!
Me, Natasha Hall the fabulous makeup artist and champion Lindy Hopper, Tony Rusecki, photographer extraordinare, and the gorgeous and wonderful Shona van Beers.
Shona and I, after much dancing!

Finally, and the meaning behind my blog title: I did my very last shoot of 2008 yesterday. What a year. I began 2008 as a novice model, with a mere two shoots under my belt, and ended it as a much more experienced and confident one, with 18(ish, I have lost count and too tired to work it out!) behind me. Just for fun, here's my favourite shot from my first shoot of 2008:

And here's the latest:

And that's a wrap, folks!


  1. You are simply gorgeous, what beautiful shots and what an interesting year it must have been for you. Was it a huge career change? what did you do before hand?

  2. Wow!! You are so lucky! I wish I could model for them! I love their sweaters (jumpers)!

  3. glad you're back! and you look lovely!

    i've been wanting a sweater from rocket originals forever now. i want one in dark green but they don't have them at the moment :(

  4. You look gorgeous in those pictures (especially the last two) and I love those red shoes! Was the one in the lingerie taken by Tony, just out of curiosity?!
    And congratulations for getting through to the final of the 21st Century Pin-Up comp! I've voted for you again ;) x

  5. those jumpers look nice and cosy.
    it looks like you had loads of fun!! but you still look fabulous after all that dancing around!

  6. So much to comment on!

    1) Wow, sounds like you've been busy. And very healthy!

    2) Those jumpers are gorgeous. IwantIwant.

    3) You don't look shiny in the photos - you're glowing! "Ladies don't perspire, they glow." What movie is that from? Wish I could remember.

    4)And congratulations on an amazing year! All your photos are stunning, which is no surprise, really, because you're one of the most beautiful people I (sort of) know. What made you decide to launch your modelling career?

    A xx

  7. Good choice on your favourite shots, I can really see a progression when I look through your pictures missy. And thanks for the comment on my blog, I am looking forward to seeing you too!

  8. You look so fabulous especially in the last b/w photo. Just like moviestar =)

  9. Thanks all! :D

    TPD: Sadly I can't claim it as a career change, I only got one paid job this year (or indeed ever, so far) and I'm still doing what I was doing before, which is Marketing Copywriter. It is strictly a hobby at the moment!

    Lo: I love me some jumpers. You would look particularly awesome in these.

    Betty: Sadly they won't have the dark green again, it's a shame but I understand the need to do limited editions. I have the dark green myself (sorry :( )

    Toni! Hello! It wasn't taken by Tony, but by a guy called Paul Godfrey. And thank you so much for voting! :D

    Penny: Thank you!

    Cat: You flatterer you! Well I just decided to go for it after reading an advert by a lady wanting to start up her own pin up photography company, and she was offering free shoots. I recently had had a life changing operation, and would never have dreamed of doing it before. It was fate!

    Tayva: Get it, you know you should! ;) Maybe you could persuade Mr S to treat you! Hehe

    Alex: <3

    Rhia: You are toooo kind!

  10. Ohhh, neat stuff and you look as beautiful as ever.

    I also have fruit earrings with a matching necklace, vintage, of course.
    (See my myspace gallery under "a few of my favorite things" if you want.

    I found the perfect guy for you!
    Jim in The Keytones!
    I think you two would look absolutely gorgeous together.

  11. Fantastic blog, a great discovery... I will keep checking regularly!

  12. Brilliant! Well, you were made for being a model, your photos are amazing. Must be difficult juggling your copywriting job as well, but I'm sure you do it with style. :)

  13. I find you incredbily brave to go and do something like that though - even if it is only a hobby. And what a hobby it is :)

  14. Love that RWB plaid jacket! And the last photo is incredibly stunning.

  15. Congratulations on your wonderful 2008! Your photos are lovely, both the modelling ones and the "real-life" shots.

  16. It's been smashing watching your photos over 2008, here's to 2009,
    hope to see you on the screen and
    maybe a few billboards :-)

  17. Can I just ask where the white and black shoes are from? Or where I could find a similar pair?


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