Emma Lou for Miss Fortune at the Hemsby Pinup Pageant!

Hemsby-Logo
We were really excited to be involved in the Pinup Pageant run by Di Brooks of Outer Limitz at the Hemsby Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival again this year!

Our Pinup

Our contestant representing Miss Fortune this year was Emma Lou who has modelled for us in the past at the Americana International Rockin fashion Show.

Emma Lou at AmericanaEmma Lou, wearing our ‘One Fine Day’ Swing Dress at Americana International – July 2013.
Photo: Miss Rain Photography

The Contest Rounds

The 2 rounds of the contest were to have themes, the themes being ‘Barbie’ and ‘Classic Pinup’.  We got straight to work researching some classic Barbie outfits and images of classic pinups!

Inspiration

We decided to directly recreate 2 outfits from a classic Barbie outfit and a painting of a classic pin up.

For Barbie we picked one the outfits from the year Barbie was launched, 1959.  An outfit called ‘Cotton Casuals’.

For the classic pinup we looked Gil Elvgren, master of the pinup painting!  You can see more of his work here and see some of the original photos the paintings were inspired by:
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2011/04/gil-elvgrens-pin-up-girls-and-their.html
The painting we chose was the 1949 “I’ve been spotted”.

 

Barbie & Elvgren inspiration

The Barbie Outfit

We were lucky to find just the right striped fabric for the dress!  We decided to customise the dress with red detailing and straps, it gives it a nautical feel, which we thought was nice for spring.

We went for a fitting with Emma Lou at the studios of Miss Rain Photography and had some photos taken after the fitting.

Finished Barbie Outfit

Barbie Outfit
Photos: Miss Rain Photography

The Classic Pinup Outfit

First up, we decided to change the colour of the outfit in the image to a super girly, baby pink/black.  Then there was the challenge of making the top from the painting ‘come to life’, as the way it is in the painting is slightly unrealistic for a real garment.

We decided to try and recreate the pose in the painting in the studio!

The classic pinup outfit

PIn Up Outfit
Photo: Miss Rain Photography

On With The Show!

With a few last minute tweaks to the outfits completed we packed them off with Emma Lou along with 9 packs of hair flowers and lollipops and hair flowers for the 9 contestants in the show.

Hiar Flower packs for the contestents

hair flowers

We didn’t get to go to the festival ourselves to see the show but here are some photos we’ve gathered from around the web!

Photo by Emma GoldingPhoto above by: Emma Golding

Photo by Linette Richardson

Photo by Daz Wilson
Photo by Daz Wilson

Photo by Daz Wilson
Photo by Daz Wilson

Daz Wilson 3
Photo by Daz Wilson

Photo by Amir Hadzipasic

Photo by Linette Richardson

Massive thanks to Emma Lou for representing us this year and to Di from Outer Limitz for putting on the show.  Big congratulations to the 3 ladies who won prizes!

Until next year! 🙂

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To find out more about Miss Fortune check out:

http://www.missfortune.co.uk

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