A few months ago I entered Oxfam's #VintageFaceandStyle competition to be the face of the 1970s for them (read the post here). Well, I only went and bloody won, didn't I?! This was such a huge deal for me, because not only am I besotted with the seventies but I'm a huge advocate for secondhand shopping and spend my time hunting through charity shops. I'm absolutely delighted to be representing my favourite decade of the past for such a wonderful, generous, worldwide charity.
A few weeks ago, I was whisked off to not-so-sunny Leeds where the Oxfam Online store's HQ is based. I was lucky enough to have my hair styled by Nicky Clarke's wonder team, my make-up done by none other than celebrity MUA, Rosie Lewis and was shot by well renowned photographer, Benjamin Tietge.
Between getting dolled up and shooting we were able to explore the treasure trove of a warehouse that houses hundreds upon hundreds... maybe even thousands of vintage garms. I was like a kid in a candy shop, I tell you! It took a lot of restraint not to bring home several new additions to my wardrobe. It was lovely to hang out with the other blogger girls each representing their decade too: Krissi styling out the 80s, Sarah channelling the 60s & Nora echoing the 50s.
I also filmed a little vlog of my time travelling and shooting for Oxfam, so have a watch and maybe subscribe to my new(ish) channel if you can tolerate my awkwardness & Essex twang...
I'd love to thank Oxfam for having us and making it such an incredible experience. You can read more about the #VintageFaceandStyle competition over on the Oxfam website here. Maybe you'll want to shop their incredible 70s archive collection too?