Thursday, 20 May 2010

Oh, Calendar

I've just heard the most marvellous news - the calendar I did especially for the Watercress Line steam railway, has just gone to print! How exciting!



It's going to be on sale at the Watercress Line's summer War on the Line event, which is taking place on the 5th and 6th June, and also commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. I'll be there on the Saturday, signing calendars and posing for photos. They're only printing 500, so perhaps they'll become a collectors' item in years to come.... ;) But seriously, all proceeds are going to be split between the Railway and Help for Heroes, so every penny of the £10 cost is going to a very good cause.

The best part is, I can now reveal some of the shots which didn't make it into the final calendar, but which bear some showing off, and will hopefully tempt some of you into buying a calendar to see the rest! The photographers for both days were my good friend and highly talented snapper Sean Kelly, aka O'Malley and the lovely Agness Lugowska. Thank you, both, and thanks to Tim Beere of the Watercress Line for having us!

We did the first shoot in chilly February, and the second in unfortunately almost-as-chilly early May, and though both days were extremely long and required at least 6 outfit changes per day, I think the final shots were worth every second of shivering! There were a few main themes. The first was to portray the less glamorous side of life on the railway during WWII - the working woman. Obviously, some artistic license was taken... I don't think red overalls would have been much in evidence! Never mind, eh?



We had authentic steam, authentic coal, and I was covered in authentic smuts and grime afterwards! Clockwise from top right, my outfits are: overalls from Vivien of Holloway and shirt from Heyday, 40s style fairisle jumper from Rocket Originals and trousers from Heyday, same outfit as before, and trousers from Heyday, short sleeve green jumper is from Dressing4Impressing and the cardi is from Dixabilly.

The next thing to depict was the other kind of working woman - safely clean and indoors in her workday frock, but no less demanding a job!



Secretarial duties, cleaning and serving at the canteen, carrying a fire bucket (OK, this definitely isn't standard uniform!). Everything is vintage, except for the Able Grable Hedy and the snood, but I can't remember where I got it! Red FF seams are from What Katie Did's old stock. Shoes are Remix!

And last but certainly not least, we did some more gratuitously glamorous and cheeky pin-up shots for good measure!



The gown in the top left is from Able Grable, the rest are all vintage, including a white feedsack frock from Q's Daydream Vintage and the black velvet jacket is part of a stunning suit from VioletVille Vintage!

Hope you like the photos. The calendars will be first available at War on the Line and then they will be for sale from the Watercress Line. When I have details I will of course pass them on. Plus, I do have some more informative posts coming soon, so stay tuned!

Pip pip!

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

29 comments:

  1. Wow, amazing pictures!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  2. Wow Fleur, I think you have outdone yourself with these pics, they all look fantastic. Well Done you!

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  3. Wow you look so beautiful!

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow, I think these could be my fave pics of you yet! Fabulous! X

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  5. Oh, my boyfriend will want a copy of this! You big fitty xx

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  6. They are beautiful!

    I've loved the Watercress Line since I as 5 and my Grandparents took me on the Santa Express!!

    xx

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  7. Oh goodness, all those clothes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Oh my goodness, Fleur! You look absoultely breath-taking!!! Congratulations on being featured on the calendar, calendar-girl :)!

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  9. You look absolutely fabulous. I am certain that calendar will sell out very quickly!
    Lottie -x-

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  10. You look wonderful, i am definitely going to get a calendar!

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  11. I love that blue dress with checked details. I might make something similar for myself I think - it's just that the list of dresses I want to make is getting very long indeed. ;)

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  12. I'll have some please! Where to order? xx

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  13. Thank you everyone! They won't be available to buy until after the event. I'll let you all know more when I do!

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  14. The picnic pic is fantastic!

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  15. My favourite is definitely the one with the headscarf! Great job Miss de Guerre!

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  16. So so beautiful Fleur :) What amazing shots! And so exciting that you are the star of a calendar! People are going to be seeing your pretty face every day of the year :)

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  17. Gorgeous, congratulations on the calendar! The photos are all so amazing and inspiring. :)

    Sincerely,
    Sarah from The Cheesecake Chronicles

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  18. Fabulous photos Fleur, you look gorgeous as ever!

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  19. These photos look amazing! You have such an enviable wardrobe!

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  20. Absoltuely lovely! Will be there on the 5th...looking forward to it.
    x

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  21. Amazing pics!!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE <3

    xoxo*

    http://ivaniadiamond.blogspot.com

    ;)*

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  22. You look so gorgeous! Your modeling just keeps getting better and better.

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  23. Wow, you look absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

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  24. Those really are very, very lovely photos!

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  25. Maria S Varela28 May 2010 at 21:40

    I'm being completely sincere when I say you are gorgeus!! love every shot, the clothing, poses..why don't you move in Munich? I want to take million photos of you!!

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  26. Oh Fleur, what gorgeous photos! I must admit that I particularly love the secretary photo - as an office girl myself, it's nice to dream of someone looking so lovely at their desk...!

    Bella x

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