Vintage enthusiast and part-time model Lillian Love from Kempston is up for the Best Pin up Model at the National Vintage Awards - and she needs your support.
From shy beginnings just over a year ago, having initially started out modelling to boost her confidence, she also became passionate in recreating an era that she loves. Speaking of her influences she said: “I remember rainy afternoons watching black and white Hollywood classics with my mum and sister and spending hours afterwards drawing costumes! I wanted to look like Ava Gardner and dance like Cyd Charisse.”
Lillian’s modelling began as a hobby, posing for the Bedford based Jez Brown Photography and she has since been captured by some of the vintage scenes most respected photographers.
Miss Love has appeared in several Vintage and Pin up publications, including Vintage Life Magazine and has modelled vintage fashions for websites and shops.
Lillian said: “Pin Up embraces women of all shapes and sizes and encourages us to be feminine, glamorous and celebrate our best features. I worked with local photographer/stylist team Jez Brown Photography and Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos and I felt amazing!”
The National Vintage Awards Ceremony was created to celebrate the independent businesses who keep the vintage scene alive.
It’s held in Birmingham on Thursday, June 19, hosted by singer Lola Lamour, whose band The Lamours are from Bedford and who are a regular highlight at the Clapham vintage event - Twinwood Festival.
Lillian added: “I am really excited to be through to the final six, and would really love to win. I’m up against some talented ladies, so every vote counts and is greatly appreciated. The support so far has been amazing so thank you everyone!”
If you’d like to show your support for Lillian Love, please vote online at http://thenationalvintageawards.co.uk/vote2014/ selecting her in the Best Pin Up Model Category.
Voting closes at midnight on Saturday, May 31.
To see more of Lillian’s work, visit https://www.facebook.com/MissLillianLove.