Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The Stylist Takeover with Urban Village

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to be a stylist at Urban Village, a vintage shop in the Custard Factory, Birmingham. I had to pick a theme, and I had free reign over the shop to style two outfits based on the theme, one male and one female. It was so much fun and something I had never, ever done before. I'm embarrassed to admit that I've lived in Birmingham for 3 years and have never been to the vintage haven that is the Custard Factory. Urban Village was absolutely fantastic and I am honoured to have been involved in something so exciting. I always struggle to find nice vintage pieces but Urban Village was a haven. Anyway, onto the pictures! I chose my theme as 1960s housewife and working man, a kind of Mad Men theme!


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Hey, remember when I used to be blonde?

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This was the first dress that I chose, and almost the one I picked.

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This one was pretty but a bit too big

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I loved the polka dots on this one!

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And.... the one I picked!

After spending some time picking dresses (and an outfit for Joey, my male model for the day) I then headed downstairs to check out the shoes and accessories...

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A bag made of A REAL SNAKE!

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Crazy boots!

After I'd picked both the outfits, we then went onto the photos! This was so much fun. My theme, as I've said, was Mad Men, and it was so much fun pretending to be Joey's "wife"...

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For more photos and an interview, head over to the Urban Village blog and to see how awkward I am on film, watch the video below!


Charlotte x

PS. Thanks to Steph for taking all the pictures of me here!

8 comments:

  1. Aww this looks like such a fun time! I would love to be a part of something like this some time. You styled this outfit so well and the dress is a gem!
    xx

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  2. You look gorgeous and I can't believe how much fun this looks. I'll definitely stop by when I'm next in Birmingham.

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  3. Stunning dress, you look absolutely grogeous !! And the colour is great on you, you've picked the right one !! :-)
    It's always nice to see beautiful retro outfits !

    xoxo

    http://bricetbroc.blogspot.com

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  4. such a cute look! It also looks like so much fun!

    dp
    x

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  5. Oooh you look amazing, and love that smile there! Did you buy the dress? You can also send it to me instead, I'm a Mad Men addict! :D xx

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  6. this is the cutest thing ever! you look lovely. and you should smile with teeth more often, beauty.

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  7. This post is so adorable! The photos are lovely.

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. This is just about the coolest post/video ever! It looks like tons of fun to style up a vintage shoot! :)

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