Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Behind the Scenes at the Fever London Real Models Photo Shoot

Fever London Real Models competition photo shoot
So here is a little round up of behind the scenes of the Fever London photo shoot that took place on Saturday in central London - what an amazing day! 

I must just say the biggest THANK YOU if you voted for me... I was so humbled by everyone's overwhelming and unending support - I wouldn't have been there without everyone's votes. (How amazing are you lot?!) I was the winner in my size category along with the other girls (above, L-R) Liz, Nikki, Celina and Debs, and the day consisted of a vintage makeover and the modelling of eight Fever London SS14 outfits to be shown on their website, blog and social media accounts from next month.


I've used a mixture of Instagram pics and snapshots taken on the day - I think you can see the fun we had. So this post is a bit photo-heavy, but I hope you enjoy them!


Fever London Real Models competition photo shoot
Me: I would say before and after, but it's actually "half way" and after. I was so pleased with my hair - I was desperate to be Kate Beckinsale in Pearl Harbor and I was - I got victory rolls which I was sooo pleased with!

Fever London Real Models competition photo shoot
The girls and their makeovers, clockwise from top left: Celina, Liz (of What Lizzy Loves), Nikki, and Debs (of Bang on Style). All very different looks but all totally gorgeous.

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The essential cup of tea come mid-morning. I'm not usually in a strapless silk chiffon dress (the Delphinium in Duck Egg Blue) for elevenses, however.

Fever London Real Models competition photo shoot
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Fever London Real Models competition photo shoot
Here's six of the best! L-R: the Atrani lace prom dress, the Barbican stripe skirt with the Berkshire ruffle sleeve top in Cream and the Mariel cropped cardigan in Lemonade, the Bloomsbury red dress, the Charlie Peter Pan top and the Phoenix skinny jeans, the Provence tea dress in Lemonade, and the Ischia lace print prom dress.

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My favourite picture of the day! Normally I'm the tall one in photos, but Liz towered over me and made me look Kylie-tiny. She's only a couple of inches taller than me but I was wearing flats and she was wearing heels, so it made a huge difference... and me laugh. BTW how gorgeous does Liz look in this dress?!

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Debs in the Bloomsbury red dress and me in everyone's favourite outfit to model: the cropped cardigan, blouse and stripey pencil skirt. Very modern-retro and very Mad Men.

Fever London Real Models competition photo shoot
The photographer Kristina put her life on the line lying in the middle of the road dodging taxis and vans in central London.

Fever London Real Models competition photo shoot
Doing our best girl band impression in the Provence lemonade tea dress.

Fever London Real Models competition photo shoot
So this was the official final photo in the lace print Ischia dress (which I chose as my take-home dress - can't wait for the warmer weather to wear it)...

Fever London Real Models competition photo shoot
... and this was the unofficial one. The five winners and the Fever London team.

I'd just like to say a massive "thank you" to Fever London and everyone on the team that made our day so special - it was definitely one I won't forget and all the girls were so, so lovely (I loved getting to meet everyone and how fabulous to have made a lot of new friends). We now have to wait to see the professional photos at the beginning of April - I can't wait!!

Catherine x
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Hair & make up: Jess of Powder Puffs & Pin Curls
Photographer: Kristina Kalpokaite
All photos taken either by myself, Liz, Debs, Celina, Nikki or the Fever London team.

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42 comments

  1. Wow Catherine, your hair looks so beautiful! I wish I had the time and patience to even learn how to do it. I love the skirt/cardigan combo too :) Rosie x
    Every Word Handwritten

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    1. I really want to be able to do my hair like that too!! Thanks Rosie x

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  2. What a wonderful post!! What a joy, what a fun. I would have loved to be there. Although I think you made a wise decision in taking the dress home, my favourite is the Mad Men outfit with the tight striped pencil skirt. My kinda style. Love your pointy nude shoes too.
    Greetje

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    1. We all loved the Mad Men outfit too, but I could barely walk in it plus we all wondered when we'd wear it... so hard to make a decision!! Thanks Greetje x

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    2. I have already decided that pencil skirts and high heels are not going to be a big part of my wardrobe once I am no longer in an office...

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  3. What a fab day and I love the picture of you all caught unaware on the Provence lemon tea dress shot!

    Everybody's hair looks great.

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    1. The hair styles were really lovely, Kitty, I agree...!

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  4. Very happy for you:-) Looks like a blast. I love you did the vintage hair and I want that dress!
    Glad you had a god time
    jess

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  5. beautiful event, you may envy you, can see that it was a lot of fun and of laughter
    I finish this year, 61 years and since conducting a small blog about fashion and sewing. Because you're chronically seriously ill, is the nice little moments in my life. Keeping a blog gives me a feeling that I am not alone, will divert my bad thoughts and improves mood. Women like what the stretcher, I sew, I have this confirmed in the comments and a lot of visits, writes my blog in Polish and German. Maybe I'll try theses in English .... Feel free to me and greeting

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  6. I can really feel how much fun you all had that day, Catherine! Great photos and the retro style looks amazing on you. Excellent choice of dress you made...(you should have taken the silk chiffon dress too ;-)

    So happy to have you on my blog today!!
    Hugs,
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. Thanks Annette - I was aaaaaages making my choice of what to take home!!

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  7. I'm so embarrassed, dear Catherine...with all the catching up I've been doing since coming back from Toronto - and my enthusiasm over your last couple of blog posts! - I completely forgot to congratulate you on your win!! I can't claim any part in the results (due to my still FaceBook-less status!) but I was most certainly rooting for you anyways!! Looks like you had an amazing experience...and now have lots of gorgeous photos as souvenirs!! XO

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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    1. Oh Monika don't worry at all - look I'm only just finding time to reply now, three days after your comment!! I knew you were rooting for me nevertheless :))

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  8. looks like great fun, Catherine. I love your victory rolls! xox

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    1. I wanted them to stay in forever!! Thanks Patti x

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  9. Wow! That looks like SO MUCH FUN! Love your hair in the victory rolls …adorable!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy

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  10. You look wonderful. I'm so happy you won; you absolutely deserve it!

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    1. Aww thanks Gracey - and for all your support too that got me there!!!

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  11. OMG you look amazing Catherine, so glad you won you deserve it so much.
    Your hair looked stunning xx

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  12. Aw looks like it was a fantastic day Catherine! These snaps are great and I love how they styled your hair and make up. All the ladies are looking lovely :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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    1. We had such a good time... thanks so much lovely D!!

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  13. what a fun day, looks like evryone had a blast together and hopefully you made 4 new friends

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  14. Looks like such a fun day and you look great in the retro clothes! I like your hair done up in the 40's style.

    blue hue wonderland

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  15. lovely photos Catherine, my favorite is the pencil skirt, oh i love them all, you look like a movie star. xxx

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  16. I'm so glad there were multiple winners and it's exciting that you and Liz got to meet! XO, Jill

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    1. And she was every bit as lovely as I thought she'd be, Jill - just as I imagined her. We had such a great day, thank you x

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  17. Love your hair - you look fabulous!!

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  18. LOVING the vintage look and you rock those curls!! Congrats on winning x

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    1. Awww Annee you were a top voter, thank you so much again!!!

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  19. Looks like you had a blast! I love Fever, dresses especially and love that they chose women of different sizes

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  20. Fabulous photos and you look fantastic. The hairstyle was perfect.

    X x

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  21. Love these pictures, you look lovely!

    Maria xxx

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  22. This is so cool!! All the ladies look gorgeous, butyour hair is beautiful!! Wow..you look like you are from a different era of richness and elegance..Thanks for sharing these..
    stopping by from Stylelixir's link up.

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    1. That's such a wonderful description, thanks hun :))

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  23. What a great experience! Congratulations and i looks like you had such a fun time.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  24. Wow, looks like you had an awesome experience. Can't wait to see more photos.

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  25. Hey doll! I love the photo shoot! It looks like you all had a really good time. So happy you were able to represent the company. :) Really looking forward to their campaign. Congrats! Btw, bravo on the victory roll!!!

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

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