As it’s Second Hand September this month I thought I would share a photoshoot I styled back in the autumn of 2017, which was done using almost entirely second hand garments and accessories. All of the garments used for this shoot were preloved/second hand except the dusky pink satin skirt which I made as a sample using old fabric, the brown tights and the buckled boots. Everything else is preloved. The shoot was inspired by the stunning handmade hair combs made by vintage and antique shop Lovage & Lace. Helen, who is the co owner of Lovage & Lace (and also my lovely mum!) makes the hair combs using vintage and antique jewellery she collects from all over the UK. Each comb is uniquely created, due to using vintage items no two are the same, each vintage treasure is hand wired onto a new comb/tiara/hair pin base. You can buy her hair combs online or get in touch with Helen for a custom made piece at

For the styling, I saw the lady as someone who had accidentally ended up in the future, having herself come from the early 1900s. I imagined her to be a debutant who ran away from home and she had packed all her loveliest things. We wanted to keep the vintage aesthetic but keep it softly, I absolutely love what Suzi did with the make up and hair. The rich earthy tones on the lids and eyes go perfectly with the garments and the natural backdrops and yet still ooze glamour. Photographer Jade has such an amazing eye for detail and Zoe the model was so lovely and braved the chill air! Enjoy x

This dress was actually my grandmothers and she wore it to be presented to the Queen in.

Handmade hair pieces are by Lovage & Lace

Photography by Jade Starmore

Hair and MUA Suzanne Christi

Model Zoe Gilchrist

Styling by me