Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Shop Window (the final window)

So there she is...my final window :( ahhh, how sad. But, like they say, as one door closes, another opens - a wonderful career opportunity kind of door...I GOT THE JOB! :D

Ok, so perhaps I didn't tell anyone that I had been for a couple of interviews, but on Friday 13th, I found out that I have landed myself a Visual Merchandising Assistant job!! Woo Hoo! Not so unlucky after all. I am so excited to start it, but I will miss my current lovely jobs. I hope this will be the start of a superb career!

Back to the window...I wanted to leave it on a cheery, floral, bright, summery,  note! I hope you like the results......

P.S - I'm going to Barcalona mid June officially as of today :D what. a. week!

Hair Show

Yesterday, I spent the day having my hair titivated by hairdresser Kirsty Parkes of Gerard Hairdressing, Grantham. As part of her NVQ Level 3, she had to prepare at least two different hair styles on two models, which were to be scored by a panel of four objective judges. The theme was "At the Movies", and her chosen movie was Pearl Harbour, so she went for a "vintage style, with a contemporary twist"...Right up my street. As well as a participating model, I was also stylist for the day.

Well done on 3rd place Kirsty :)

Karolina Wojnowska, also of Gerard Hairdressing, Grantham, took part in the competition too. I've included some photos of her models as well. She went for a high energy, cheerleader performance. They were epic, and their hair looked great too. She should have been in the top 3 in my opinion!

Monday, 16 May 2011

How Bazaar

Yesterday, I got involved with a handmade and vintage fair - How Bazaar - in Lincoln. It was an awesome event, with entry proceeds going to a leukaemia charity. What a great opportunity to showcase my Pecan Pie range of handmade crafts, and modest selection of vintage, reworked vintage and handmade clothing, as well as helping a good cause. It was such a buzz, and I can't wait to get involved with some more fairs! Sharing my store, Thomas Key boasted a range of original, framed artwork, and a selection of zines, which stirred a lot of interest amongst the illustration students of Lincoln. Alongside us, there were tons of other inspiring craft-makers exhibiting and selling their goods. I took photos of some of my favourite stalls - scroll down to have a peek...

Pecan Pie  and  Thomas Key Illustration

Calamity Dame

Razor Blade Mermaid

Claire Moore Illustration

H.E.R Vintage

Buns and Roses

Antonia Illustrates  and  Lan Made


Tasty Vintage

Big thank you to Courtney who organised the event.