When I spotted today’s gorgeous styled shoot by Miki Barlok, not only was I taken in by the stunning vintage styling, but I was also delighted to hear that it was a homegrown Cork event (I’m rather found of my home city, you may have noticed!)
The shoot was produced in association with UCC’s Next Top Model competition 2012, where 13 model hopefuls are battling it out, with the dream of securing a contract with Lockdown Models at the grand finale on March 1st. All of the competitors are students at UCC and have been put through their paces during the selection process!
This beautiful shoot is one in a series that each of the model hopefuls have participated in, and clearly the competition is going to be tough! The dresses are from Miss Daisy Blue, a fabulous Vintage clothing shop in Cork’s English Market, which was made rather famous this Summer by a certain royal visit! Miss Daisy Blue provided a gorgeous dress for a recent styled shoot I did, and is well worth a visit if you’re looking for a statement vintage gown for a wedding! And for the gents, Cork’s latest fashion arrival, Salingers brought a serious does of sophistication.
There’s no doubt Vintage and the word Weddings have been synonymous for some time now, and it doesn’t look like the trend is going to decline any time soon. Yes there’s been a backlash against couples choosing to go ‘vintage’ simply as it’s in fashion, but as long as you embrace traditions and trends that are meaningful to you as a couple, you can’t go wrong. So if you’ve your heart set of vintage, consider a trip into Miss Daisy Blue, one of a number of fantastic vintage shops in Cork (I’ll be revealing the other gems in an up coming post so stayed tuned!)
And in the mean time, best of luck to all the contestants, and thanks to Miki Barlok for capturing such smouldering vintage glamour! Would you embrace any of these styles on your wedding day? Or be tempted to go vintage as a wedding guest?