Calendar Girl

Back in the Summer of 2016 I wrote a post about taking part in a Charity Calendar Photo shoot with a lot of vintage friends from a Facebook group I am part of.

The 40’s and 50’s Most Marvellous Meet-Ups has been running for a few years and has over 6000 members on the page. Each year there is a charity ball where funds are raised for a different charity and this year it was decided to raise funds for the British Lung Foundation.

One way of doing it was the charity ball, (see my post here) and to try and raise even more funds it was decided to make a calendar where all the profits would go directly to the charity.

All of the participants gave their time for free and a local photographer, Peter from Beck Photographic donated his time too. AJ’s 50’s diner allowed the use of their place for the photographs to be taken and a hair salon opened their doors to allow us all to get ready. It really was a community spirited event.

I had been chosen to take part in two pictures, a solo Hollywood glamour style shoot and then as part of a group representing a local clothing boutique, Bohemian Finds which would be shot in the diner.

I turned up at the studio, donned a Scarlett and Jo blue velvet gown and waited for Peter to direct me.

Less than an hour later Peter had all the photographs he needed and I headed off to AJ’s Diner to take part in the group shoot. There were four of us taking part in the shoot, Carrie-Ann, Jacky, Lynda and myself all dolled up in beautiful vintage style.

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On Set

The calendar was finally completed and it went off to the printers to be made into the finished article.

Eventually it was announced that the calendar was ready for sale. I didn’t even know what pictures had been chosen, or even if I had made the final cut. But it was for a great charity so I put in my order.

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Finished article

Of course I had to order a couple of copies for the family and I waited for them to arrive.

I knew the calendar was going to be good, but when it arrived I was amazed at how fabulous it looked!

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Cathering and Vikki-Ann

Taking a good long look each month, I was delighted by the different photographs used, all with a quote from the  model stating just what the vintage group meant to them.

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Melanie and Michelle

When I hit June, there we were; the four of us sat at the diner table with Knickerbocker glories. Varying shades of red, white and blue. A perfect foursome in clothing supplied by the lovely Bohemian Finds.

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Representing Bohemian Finds

I carried on looking through the Calendar, and there at September I saw my full spread photograph. Black and White Hollywood glamour with my quote. It was just breath-taking.

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Miss September

I couldn’t have been any more pleased to have taken part in something that benefitted a really worthwhile charity.

I was literally over the moon to be included in the photo shoot and the end result was divine.

Best of all, It raised lots of money for charity! If you would like to get your own copy of this fabulous calendar, click here to go to the Just Giving page where you can purchase yours for just £10!!

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  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    I love this photo of you, the look in the diner with the ice cream. The black and white one has that really nice classic look about it too x

    • The black and white one is my all time favourite, but I love the vibrancy of the cherry picture too x

  • With Love, Lottie

    What a fab shoot! It looks so much fun

  • My birthday month! It is great that they used the old Hollywood photo of you its my fave xx

  • Oh this is fantastic Tanya, so pleased for you! You look totally incredible in the black and white shot, so movie star!

  • This calendar turned out so beautifully and such a wonderful way to raise money for charity. I adore the black and white photo of you, it is stunning! You look so incredibly glamorous x

    • Thank you so much Sarah, it really was such good fun, and was for a great cause at the same time x

  • Naomi JC

    Such great idea to raise money, the photos are fab but wow the outfits! The dresses are stunning

    • The one thing I have is a surplus of amazing dresses! It was really difficult to decide what to wear xx

  • Jodie Whitham

    Wow you all look lovely and so glam! Well done on doing it for such a great cause x

  • What a great idea! The pictures are gorgeous too! x

  • I love your solo photo it’s so gorgeous. What a lovely idea for a calendar x

  • What a great cause, and what a great concept! You look so gorgeous, especially in your solo photo! Love it! xx

    • Thank you, I think its my favourite photo I have ever had taken x

  • Brilliant cause and a great retro theme for a calendar too. Hope the money is raised soon

    • It is doing really well, but we can certainly do with more; every little helps x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    What a lovely idea to raise funds for such a great cause. I hope they sell loads of the calendars. You look great in both of the photos.

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Oh how lovely – that black and white still of you is STUNNING!

  • You look fab! What an amazing thing to do for a great cause! xo

    • It really was a great idea and has done so well x

  • You look amazing and the calendar came out awesome, glad you got featured for an amazing cause

  • Baby Isabella

    What a fab calendar and you all look fab! My mummy one did a calendar too and it was great fun x

    • It really is such good fun, and the charity gets all the benefit xx

  • this looks awesome! I would love to be part of such a thing- you look great as well!

  • Laura

    Wow you look absolutely sensational! Congratulations! Definitely something to keep forever xxx