Archives from 10 / 2009
Wedding Fashion online database at the V&A
In the world of weddings, finding the right inspiration is the key to homing in on the details that will make your wedding unique.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your vintage wedding, look no further than the V&A museum’s online database of wedding fashions.
You can search weddings from the Victorian period up to the 21st century. You can also see wedding dresses from the V&A’s own fashion collections.
If you have family wedding photos in your family but have no idea of the date, why not browse the dress database to look for similar period dresses or weddings?
To add to this historical record, you can upload your own wedding photos or your family’s wedding photos, from 1840 to the present. The site currently has no wedding images from 1987, 1988 or 1989, so photos and wedding details from these years are particularly welcome.
Both images used by kind permission of the V&A, London
Top image - 1935 Wedding of Mary Woodworth Bradley and Henry Harrison Blagden
Bottom image - 1920 Wedding of Hazel Mary Cox and Captain Ronald Streeter Lambert
Wedlock is ...
“Wedlock is the deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise longue”
Mrs Patrick Campbell (1865-1940) Edwardian Actress
Image from Wikipedia
Posted Sun, 25 Oct, by Jennie Beard in Quotations
We’re in ‘First for Business’!
Our website launch party is in October’s issue of First for Business magazine.
Featuring images of some of our guests including Lucy Launeur, Maria Clark from Blush Cupcakes, Andy and Bea Marshall from Moogaloo, Carol Binney from Best of Sheffield, Maxine Hayter from Bespoke Blinds and Poles, Brian Mcvey from Mcvey Associates and Fiona Gallagher from Mr Ben’s Fancy Dress.
Big thanks to Ben from The North Marketing Agency for doing our P.R.
We’re in Westside Magazine
Vintage Boudoir Window Display - Only 5 more days to go!
If you haven’t had a chance to go and see our Vintage Boudoir window in Sheffield City Centre, there’s only 5 more days to go before we have to dismantle it…
Now featuring our very special guest - the Moogaloo bird!
For those of you who have seen the window display, thanks so much for all your positive comments.
Watch this space for news of more great window displays to come ...
Posted Sat, 10 Oct, by Jennie Beard in Window Display
Finding things for ‘Saint Oscar’
I’m often told that one of my talents is ‘finding things’.
A few months ago, local actor and director Peter Kennedy from Ribcage Theatre, asked if I could help in sourcing the props and costumes for the first ever Sheffield production of ‘Saint Oscar’ based on the life of Oscar Wilde, but set mainly around the time of his trial in late Victorian 1895. Rehearsals are going very well and I want to take this opportunity to give the production a bit of a plug here.
Tickets on the door or from the venue, £7, £5 concessions.
Week 1: Broadfield Pub, 425 Abbeydale Rd
19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 24th October
(Phone 0114 2550200)
Week 2: Dempsey’s Club, Hereford St, Moorfoot
(Phone 0114 2728074)
All performances start at 7.30.
Students are especially invited to the two preview performances and to a discussion afterwards:
Students £2.50, others £4
19th October (Broadfield Pub)
26th October (Dempsey’s)
All enquiries: 0114 250 8871 or 07814223457
Hat and costumes courtesy of Freshmans vintage boutique
Rehearsals sneak preview at Dempsey’s Club
Hope to see you there! Off now to look for green carnations…..