Sunday, 19 September 2010

Lady in red

The annual Saltaire Festival offers a rich variety of things to see and do. I had a hugely enjoyable evening on Friday at the Fashion Show Spectacular in the Victoria Hall. Arranged by The House of Rose and Brown, the vintage boutique in Saltaire, it featured 25 models showing a gorgeous array of vintage clothes - from the 1920s to the 1980s (eek, I still have some of those in my own wardrobe!). Lingerie, day dresses, tailored costumes, evening wear, beautiful couture outfits and cheeky 1960s mini dresses were modelled with great style by the local girls - none of them professional models, as far as I know, but you might not have guessed.

By the time I'd downed my amaretto cocktail (mmm!) and dealt with the tricky lighting and fast moving action, I only managed blurred photos - but in the case of the lady in red shown above, I think the blur doesn't matter too much. In fact, I shouldn't have mentioned it and you might think I'd made it soft focus on purpose! The model is Amy and she was wearing "a 1950s scarlet taffeta strapless ballgown with padded hips". (Oh, to need padded hips....!)

The clothes modelled, and others too, were all on sale along with accessories and jewellery. A veritable treasure trove and a wonderful evening.

15 comments:

  1. It is a great photo and what an enjoyable evening it must have been.

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  2. I think you've caught that lady in red, very nicely.

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  3. Sometimes we don't know what the image may be, this came out nice.Thats why i like digital so well. When shooting film I had a huge stack of ones I didn't always like, but used with my name stamped on it as a busness card.

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  4. I like how you caught the swirl of the red dress.

    And sadly no, the clouds do not mean we are getting cooler, we're still hitting 102 :(

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  5. How very very beautiful.. Love the Lady in Red .Unforgeatable.

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  6. Marvellous, what a fun night.Lovely photo.

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  7. A wonderful shot! You made me laugh with the comment re padded hips. If only...

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  8. What a striking photo you've captured. That sounds like a fun show! ~Lili

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  9. Awesome! Great motion you managed to capture.

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  10. Lovely shot with movement. And a dress to die for!

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  11. The fashion show was a brilliant night wasn't it? I loved it and ended up buying a fabulous vintage dress - not this red one though! I love the photo, captures the movement of the dress well. I wish I'd thought to take my camera along!

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  12. I like this!:)
    My first thought went to Spanish dancers.

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  13. I still love this Lady in Red.. Adore her. Frame this one.

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  14. Oh, Jenny! This is a beautiful photograph and I can see why it remains a favourite of yours!

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