Vintage Life magazine’s Cover Star Competition – Vote for Our Carrie!



Carrie-Ann loves vintage fashion (original, repro - as long as it's '40s or '50s inspired, anything goes) and her husband, and has an unhealthy attachment to Doctor Who, confectionery, and the Oxford comma.

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Lovely SMB readers, I’ve entered a competition. An exciting one too, it’s to be Vintage Life’s October cover star! And I’d like to ask for your help please (I promise it’s nothing too time-consuming).

But first, a story!

My first pin up-themed photoshoot

A few months ago now, I won a photoshoot with Jukebox Beauties. a Northampton-based photography duo who specialise in pin up style photography. While I’ve done a couple of vintage-themed shoots, pin up is a teensy bit (read: a lot) out of my comfort zone. I was a bit nervous before I got there. Would I have to parade around in my pants? I don’t really do sexy pants. Could I pull the poses off? I suspected not.

I had a little wobble early on in the shoot, but a short tutorial in posing later and I was strutting around the place, pulling faces and kicking up my heels. With a selection of dresses and a whole vintage suitcase full of props, I felt ready to take on the world and generally had a whale of a time.

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This photo was inspired by a picture that makes me smile every time I see it. All that’s missing is the little black dog, and if that’s not an excuse to go back, then…well, I’ll have to find a better one.

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My favourite photo from the shoot is one of me holding my vintage umbrella and looking upwards hopefully. After the shoot, Jukebox Beauties added in some rain and a street scene, but on the day, I used my (overactive) imagination. I may not use the skills I learned during my drama degree every day, but they do come in handy sometimes.


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The competition

When I saw that the lovely team at Vintage Life were running a competition to find their October cover star, I thought of this photo straight away. Brolly? Check. Driving rain? Check. Hopeful expression because maybe, just maybe, the rain’s stopped for a second? Check! The only thing missing was a pumpkin.

But, I wasn’t feeling very brave, so I talked myself out of entering. Then I talked myself into it. And so on and so forth, for a couple of weeks. The other entries were rolling in, and there wasn’t really anyone who looked like me among them. Then I saw some of my friends had entered (including the fabulous Steff) and that made me even more nervous about doing it.

Then, I took a deep breath, thought ‘What would Georgina do?’ (a handy life motto, and something I should think more often) and clicked submit.

And now for that favour…

So, I guess what I’m trying to say is, if you have a second I’d love it if you could click here and like the photo please!


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