Welcome to the first of our blog posts documenting a fly on the wall look at the ‘What Alice Found’ vintage 2012 calendar we are producing. We thought we’d show you a sneak peek behind each month’s photo shoot….
Lisa-Marie Lewis is our in house hair and make up artist for this calendar, and photography was by Emily Fisher from Fishee Designs Photo Booth.
June was a whimsical walk in the wind along the beach at Boscombe, during sunset.
Our model Rachel wore a beautiful vintage blue strapless dress which played its ‘floaty’ role very well!
We were on hand with a snuggly faux fur coat in between shots. The hair was ‘romantic wave curls’ and the eyes were smokey.
To see the final image – you’ll just have to buy the calendar!
Hepworth cast his wife as the Red Queen, and he himself appears as the Frog Footman. Even the Cheshire cat is played by a family pet.
With a running time of just 12 minutes (8 of which survive), ‘Alice in Wonderland’ was the longest film produced in England at that time. Film archivists have been able to restore the film’s original colours for the first time in over 100 years.
Music: ‘Jill in the Box’, composed and performed by Wendy Hiscocks.
This restoration was supported by The Headley Trust and The Pilgrim Trust. You can view the full length film here.
Here at ‘What Alice Found’ we try and keep our eclectic window as a reflection of current and local events. At present is the Bournemouth Arts by the sea festival, which has a variety of pop up events celebrating the arts, and one part of that is really rather vintage!
Our windows are filled with nautical and underwater elements, from pearls in oysters to sea side cushions and sailor inspired dresses.
For a special one off, the monthly Boscombe vintage Market will be taking place in Bournemouth on Saturday 24 September, and we will be there selling our vintage wares!
After pitching to a panel of lovely ladies from Bournemouth Council and The Boscombe Regeneration Partnership, ‘What Alice Found’ has been awarded a place in the new ‘TALENT’ programme designed to give local businesses a helping hand with all kinds of support.
With help from the Boscombe Area Regeneration Group (BARG) - our vintage boutique will be the best it can be, but we can also contribute our creative and vintage inspired ideas to the wider area of Boscombe.
We already feel part of a great artistic, original area, and are proud to be working towards making the best of Boscombe, to keep it buzzing, to put it on the map.
We have lots of ideas, lots of tricks up our sleeves, and soon you will be able to peek through the keyhole at what we have planned, with the support of the local council behind us.