Wow, what a day . . . . on a otherwise nondescript day in April, we got together around 40 women to hold a decadent style tea party photo shoot to celebrate just how fabulous womankind is! We work very hard here in the Attic to represent relatable women through our brand; women of all ages, sizes, shapes and backgrounds – we are all amazing so let’s celebrate that! So, we thought a tea party in our tulle skirts would be the perfect way to do so.
So we set about recruiting models from our lovely followers and we were utterly blown away and honoured by the responses we received. Now, there’s no judging here, so we didn’t choose people on their looks, our ladies are about so much more than that. We sat down, as a team, and recruited a bunch of ladies of all shapes, sizes, ages and backgrounds to come along and kick ass! None of the girls . . well, except our brand rep Jordan, had modelled before, so it just added to the excitement . . . and nerves!
Then we needed a venue . . . we are lucky enough to be based on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir in the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside so we thought we would use one of the quaint village halls near us and draw on those vintage vibes . . . . can’t beat the smell of the old wooden floors – like being back at school! Although the venue was great – it really was just a blank canvas . . . so along came the super duper event stylist, Betty Loves Vintage to transform the venue into a magical set up for the shoot! If you are getting married or running an event, you need Helen from Betty Loves Vintage, and her amazing array of props.
After a lot of hard work, sleepless nights and the whole of Team Attic and beyond working night and day to get everything in place– we were ready for shooting on the Saturday. The ladies involved travelled from near and far to get to us and lots stayed over the night before . . . just adding to the party atmosphere on the day! Now when it comes to photos the ladies to do the job were obviously the gorgeously fun Emily and Katy of Emily and Katy Photography . . . they are definitely the best in the business, in fact we trusted them to shoot our own wedding last July and they were flippin ace!
We also recruited a fabulous team of super talented hair and makeup stylists to make the models on the day look even more incredible than they already do. Again, a team of amazing women stylists responded to our call outs on social media and we went with a team that most fitted our vibe! We have included the details of all stylists involved at the end of this post – we can personally and totally recommend each and everyone of them!
The styling team started work very early and did an amazing job pampering and making over our models for the shoot.
The aim for the day was essentially to have fun! We wanted to capture the essence of the day – women empowering other women! None of the ladies involved really knew anyone else before the shoot, by the end of it we were all planning an annual reunion! We spent time shooting each model individually in our super pretty tulle skirts before eating more cake than probably necessary, swigged down with more than one glass of prosecco! We then had retouches, outfit changes and more group shots.
The day was truly amazing and we all loved every minute of it . . . it was topped off by a little surprise visitor that you might recognise . . . it was only our Gemma from Coronation Street, AKA Dolly-Rose Campbell, friend of the Attic!
You will see lots of shots from the shoot over the next few weeks and months but here is a shot of each model so you can see how fabulous they all were!
It was such an amazing day that felt really magical to be involved with. We mustn’t forget to mention our amazing catering crew . . . AKA our mums! We were all kept wonderfully fed and watered from early morning pastries for brekkie through to afternoon tea, and lots of refuelling on cake and bubbles throughout the day.
I hope you all love the shots as much as we loved making them, we have 100s to share over the coming weeks and months! Thank you to all involved you were all super star beautiful professionals and thank you to everyone who buys our tulle skirts it means so much!
Much love Amanda (EA Owner and Chief Tulle skirt fluffer!)
. . . and that ladies and gentleman, is a wrap!
As promised, here are the details for our awesome styling team – gold star recommended!