60s pastels inspired shoot
I’m back! Apologies for the hiatus but my kitchen was razed to the ground (only to be built again looking a zillion times better and ready to be midcenturied-up to the hilt: bring on the Pyrex!)
Sixties Sunday will return, err, on Sunday, but in the meantime I wanted to share some very special – and completely inspirational – images with you from some lovely people I work with in my capacity as the features editor of hitched.co.uk.
I’d been speaking to a lovely bridal florist, Tracey Campbell at Campbell’s Flowers, about bridesmaid floral trends and she mentioned a fabulous photo shoot that she’d worked on with a 60s twist.
The idea of the shoot was to showcase pastels using cool sixties styling, providing overall fashion inspiration but also appealing to a more adventurous bride (if I was getting married again, I’d be all over this).
It turns out that Tracey had worked with another of my favourite bridal professionals on the shoot – the immensely talented Julia Jeckell did the hair, make-up and styling and, clearly fuelled by a serious love of vintage, she’d come up with the concept.
The first look from the shoot was purely inspired by the 1960s era, with girly pretty spring pastels and using accessories including white winged sunglasses – and a porcelain white rabbit. The hair was styled into a small beehive and the make-up is a fresh take on a classic 1960s look. Julia created a classic winged eye in black, with a MAC matt aqua eye shadow and full false lashes. She then used a pastel pink blush and a matt lilac/pink tone on the lips to keep the emphasis on the eyes. The beaded sleeveless knit is now on my ultimate wish-list – just how amazing does it look with the sky blue dress??
The look was then transformed with a pastel pink wig, fluffy pastel mint jumper and mini skirt: all the clothes were sourced from Mooch Vintage in Sheffield. The make-up is the same apart from a brighter candy pink lip. Taking inspiration from sunny 1960s California, the look is slightly edgier and ideal for a summer festival.
And the sheer white headscarf and gloves: just classic.
With festival season in full swing, the sun shining and a hot week predicted ahead, this super sixties styling is soooooo inspirational. Copy the look with abandon, file it in your wedding inspiration folder, or take one aspect and give it a whirl this weekend: most of all, enjoy the yummy pics…