Thursday, 24 September 2009

In training

Excuse the bad pun, I'm too tired to think of anything better!

I had the honour of spending today at the Watercress Line steam railway in Hampshire, doing a big shoot for a variety of lovely people. The instigators were World War II Re-Enactors Magazine, who commissioned me and Mr Tony Nylons to come and do a shoot for the cover of their Christmas issue, with What Katie Did and Heyday on hand to clothe, stocking and style me, so it was a truly fantastic opportunity for me. The magazine organised a nice re-enacting chap to come and pose as my soldier love, returning home for Christmas. I had a cheeky look at the back of Tony's camera at the shots of us surrounded by steam, and let me tell you, it looked fantastic! Obviously I can't show you any of them (or even see them myself) until the magazine is published, but I can't wait to see how they turn out.

Here's a sneak preview of the setting - another glorious day so not exactly Christmassy... oh well!

And here's what I wore to arrive and leave in!

My repro 40s overalls from Trouble MacKenzie, with a cheap old blouse and my faithful co-respondents, or spectators if you're over the Pacific! Thank you Tony for taking the picture with my humble camera!

Have good weekends everyone!

Fleur xx


  1. I can't wait to see the shoot pictures! I love those overalls/dungarees!!!

  2. WoW lady! Only you could make overalls look like the more glamourous things on the planet.
    I want some :)

  3. so seriously can not wait to see the results! toot toot!

  4. Beautiful photo!
    With the steam railway it makes me think about Agatha Christie's Marple
    Have you seen this serie? the costumes are fabulous!!!
    I'm a big fan

  5. What a great sounding shoot, how fun! It looks like it will turn out brilliantly :)

  6. You really do look cute. Makes me think of a factory girl during WWII.

  7. I do love a pun, good or bad ;]
    I can't wait to see these photos - they sound like they're going to be fantastic! There's always something so romantic about train stations (old ones, like this, anyway).
    -Andi x

  8. Can't wait to see the result of the shooting!! sounds soooo good! and loved your outfit..I'm a great fan of overalls too! :)

  9. I love this outfit! I'm so sad- when we were going to go there when we were visiting England it was the Thomas the Tank Engine day :(

  10. Ooooh, sounds exciting... And what fabulous overalls!


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