Monday, 29 December 2014

New Year's - personal goal and plans.

Well what a year - full of good and bad - the good I turned 50, stayed in Claridges, and The Savoy, made a dream come true and travelled on the British Pullman, had fabulous times at vintage weekends and events - the bad - major car accident that put me in hospital for 3 days, fractured 3 of my ribs and left me feeling depressed and venerable!!

But as I do at this time every year I like to look forward and plan for the coming months.

So what is in store for Fabulous Miss K in 2015 - I don't make resolutions but rather give myself goals both personally and professionally.

Personal Goals:

Keep up with the personal training and fitness regime.

After recovering from the accident I started working with Carmen Hyde Johnson which gave my aching body a much needed boost and helped my drop a few pounds when the vintage frocks got a little snug - I want to continue to get fit, trim down to fit in my favourite dresses and have more energy.

Go back to my fashion roots.

Earlier this year I wrote about My forgotten passion - I love FASHION!!  so I am going to experiment with my look mixing vintage with a modern twist, dressing how I want playing with different styles and indulging my passion for fashion again.

Discover new places.

I go out a lot but tend to go to the same places? When my hubby and I were first together we used to go exploring at the weekends - jump in the car with a picnic and see where we ended up - stopping when something took our fancy, finding fabulous antique shops to hunt for vintage, wonderful delis full of yumminess or a country pub serving great food. So this is the plan to get out and have some more adventures and discover new places.

Get on top of time management.
I am pretty good at this but need to find time to fit everything in - with the business, social life and everything else that goes on in my busy life the days seem to go past quickly that I don't know where the day went?! I have one big professional goal that will be announced soon that I must get on top of the time management thing - I have the diary so to get planning the days.

Pamper my self a bit more.

I love dressing up and take great care with my clothes, but tend to neglect what goes in them sometimes - me!!

So I am going to make sure that I make time to give myself a little love - updating my make up is first on the list, investing in some quality products that make me feel special, treating myself to beauty treatments and just spending me time reading books or magazines.

So there it is my personal goals for 2015 - I would love to hear what you are hoping to achieve this year?

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Love my job - playing dress up!!

I love my job - I get the chance to work with some very talented people from hair stylists, make up artists, designers, photographers and vintage shops.

This year has seen a slight change in direction working on my Vintage is for Everyone Campaign - with an exciting project being launched hopefully at Norwich Fashion Week.

One of my favourite things to do is put together a fashion shoot - I love the whole process of working on the theme, sourcing the perfect outfits - choosing the models and creative team to make it reality!!

And I have some planning to do for the little secret project but am looking forward to getting started!!

I have worked on some fabulous ones this year - here are just a few images from my favourites.

I wanted show that the collection would work on every age and that vintage could too - the start of the thought process on Vintage For Everyone. (photo: All about Image)

A sunny day at Hoveton Hall for a vintage sport inspired shoot - loved this one such fun!!
Photo: Joe Black Photography hair and make up Missy Vintage
Clothes: Retreat Vintage and Lulu Vintage.

We worked hard that day - we also shot for a 40's glamour feature for Norwich Resident Magazine and Royal Resident Magazine.
Love the movement in these images.
Dresses Retreat Vintage and Wake Up Little Susie.

Photo shoot for Maids Head Hotel - this was so much fun running around the corridors.
Photos: Joe Black Photography
Hair and Mup Missy Vintage
Clothes from: Proudlock and Harry, Retreat Vintage, Love Couture, Frock Spot and John Lewis.

Vintage for Everyone - the beginning of a new project.
I already have shoots planned for the new year - more Vintage for Everyone, Norwich Fashion Week shoot for the Vintage fashion show and lots of other ideas too.
If you have a shoot you would like me direct or organise for you - get in touch - check out the website for details and my whole gallery Fabulous Miss K