Last friday, I joined the team of Frances Follies at a corporate party of advertising agency TBWA. This wasn’t just an average corporate party, they styled it as a rockabilly party, all the way. This meant, amongst other things, that ladies and gents could get their hair done at our parlor or at the barbers stand. We had such a great time, since all the ladies were really up to it and therefore über enthousiastic. It was also swell to work on a location such as the Felix Pakhuis, a beautiful venue in the docks of Antwerp.
Frances Follies is a free-lance make-up artist & hairstylist, passionately inspired by vintage fashion and cheesecake photography. She offers a total vintage glam concept for professional as well as private orders. Hereby, she likes to give the ladies that extra bit of confidence and grace. I met Frances for the first time on the set of Strangers in the Night, a picture series by Bart Ramakers at Hotel le Berger, Brussels. It seemed we had a perfect match, there. Frances and me seemed to have the same ideas about perfection, endurance and, of course, beauty. We were both glad to have met each other. I must say, I was quite overwhelmed by Hotel Le Berger itself as well. It opened its doors in 1933, a project of the architect and business man Gabriel Duhoux. The hotel has remained a veritable institution in Brussels, a location sought after for use in various fashion photographs, films and is frequented by artists, lovers undercover and businessmen alike.
Also in this picture are Katrijn Gielen, a pro in vintage hairstyles. Also posing: Annelies Goossens and Sylvie Van Scharenburg, two lovely ladies with whom I worked together several times giving workshops of all sort and, because of that, we became good friends as well.
I’m wearing a white shirt by H&M and a black skirt by Karen Millen. Black stay-ups are seamed Falkes. The flowers in my hair are hand made by Shazam. I bought them at their stall at the Rhythm Riot in Rye, UK. The bruise on my arm is also quite prominent, but don’t ask me where I got that one from.