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
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16 comments:

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

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

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

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  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
    XXX

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

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

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  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

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  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! :)

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  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 :(

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

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