60s pastels inspired shoot

1960s inspired pastel 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??

60s style shoot with pastels beehive beaded gilet

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…

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Hair, make-up, concept and styling: Julia Jeckell
Clothes: Mooch Vintage, Sheffield
Written by Johanna Payton