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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Vintage Glamour Meets Shabby Chic in a French Chateau...

When Donna Crain asked me to do a photo shoot with some of her glamour's vintage head pieces, set in the beautiful Chateau featured in Vogue magazine set the South of France I literally jumped at the chance. xx

The shoot was styled by the very talented Sonia from "Want That Wedding" and my very favorite vintage wedding photographer David Wickham from "Modern Vintage Weddings".

Sonia style the shoot using a shabby chic style look and feel set in the 1930's with a modern edge.  She dressed our beautiful model Kathryn in some stunning dresses by Sabrina Motasem.

‘On arrival at Chateau Les Carrasses in Languedoc Roussillon we were absolutely blown away! I must admit, I didn’t quite know what to expect as pictures don’t often give a place justice. Les Carrasses was incredibly sophisticated and chic and brimming with a treasure trove of beautiful nick nacks which the lovely people there let us raid’


From the mid thirties  women prefered ivory and blue tones A color - as natural as possible - with an easy bright pink undertone.
The eyebrows were plucked thin or shaved off entirely. Then the eyebrows were drawn on with an eyebrow pencil.
Up to the middle of the thirties most popular lipstick colors were light rose, raspberry tones, chinese red and orange tones. In the later 30s primarily bright red tones.
I kept to the 1930's basic image and just gave it a modern edge. The eye makeup was a little brighter with a softer edge. Lots of lashers were added with a modern thick flick black eyeliner, with beautiful rosey pick chicks and lips.

Key Products:
Bourjois Felt-Tip Eyeliner in Ultra Black £5.99
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra £27
Illamasqua Pura Pigment in Tingle £15.50
Volume Million Lashes £11.22


Pin curls came in fashion in the 1920s to 40s.  it is amazing how this art of styling hair has remained famous after so many years. I wanted Kathryn's hair to be a detailed chic style hairdo to go with Donna Crains hair pieces. I kept with the team of the 30's but gave it a bit more of a doll like shabby chic bride look and feel, A 1930's bride who has just popped out of a magazine.

Lots of wax gel and hair pieces were needed for this look, i also spayed the hair lightly with a silver hair spray to give it a little more art deco interest.

Key Products:
Dax wave £185
Kryolan Silver Hair spray £12.99

‘It was so much fun working and hanging out with this lovely and talented team in a beauuuutiful location! I do hope you all you bridestobe enjoy this 30s glam and French rustic styled bridal inspiration’

This shoot has been featured on "Love My Dress" and "Want that wedding" xx   "Ooo La La Qui" xx


Many Thanks xx

Photographer - David at Modern Vintage Weddings
Stylist & Producer - Sonia at Want That Wedding
Hair & MUA - Gemma Sutton
Venue - Chateau Les Carrasses
Model - Kathryn Jones
Wedding Dresses - Sabina Motasem
Hair Accessories - Donna Crain
Shoes -  Emmy Shoes
Vintage Props {Suitcase, books, vanity case) - Chic Frangine
Wedding Stationery - The French Etiquette
Dried Lavender & Roses - Daisy Shop
Cake Pops - Molly Bakes
Cocktail Rings / Earrings - Glitzy Secrets

Gemma Sutton

Gemma is the founder of Gemma Sutton Hair and Makeup

She lives on the Surrey Hampshire Border with her Partner Olly and son Spencer x

Gemma loves one thing more than being a part of a bride’s special day and that is spending as much quality time with Spencer as possible, where she has curated an enviable Instagram for him! xx


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