Sunday, June 5, 2016

Q&A With Hattie Bee- Your Questions, My Answers!

What a delightful Sunday morning it is here in Gargrave!

Let's start with a brief news roundup from the past few weeks.


  • Mary Poppins, or Cherry Tree Lane, went really well! It finished Friday 27th May, and I'm really missing the cast. If you're reading this, I love you all lots!
  • I'm also through to the next round of Miss Vintage UK! If you liked and shared my photo thank you so very much! I'm so grateful!
  • The majority of the cast of Cherry Tree Lane

    So now that I have (Almost) Finished college, and have one piece of coursework to submit, I thought alongside my blog I should set up a YouTube channel! You can visit it here. (If you could subscribe that would be brilliant!)
For my first video I did a Q&A session, however due to time constraints I could answer all of your questions and I did promise in the video I would answer any remaining questions on my Blog and Facebook and even my Twitter! So here goes!

How difficult is it to do a wetset? - Jude

This is all very dependent on the type of hair you have, I have/had very long very thick hair. In the end I cut it and had it layered so it was easier to do. I stumbled across the amazing YouTuber, Lilly Jarlsson who does an amazing pin curl tutorial! In all honesty, it would take me an hour to pin curl my hair and it still wouldn't turn out nice, but now I can whip my hair into pincurls in 10-15 minutes and it looks so much better!
The Beautiful Lilly Jarlsson. One of my idols.

What is your favourite clothing style and what do you think it shows about you?- Kate

Well, this is certainly a difficult question as my favourite clothing style is the 40's because the cut is so simple yet elegant! However, I am partial to a wiggle dress every now and again, as I have a traditional hourglass figure so it accentuates my figure nicely.

Why did you begin to follow this era?- Kate

I've loved the 1940's since I was tiny, in year 1 or 2 we studied the Second World War and that is when my love affair began! When I got into year 8 or 9 I started to follow the era more closely as it is so much more exciting than nowadays and I feel everything was so much more romantic back then!

What kind of reactions do you get wearing vintage in town?- Joseph

Gargrave is a village full of the older generation so they all love what I'm wearing (Next week I'm singing at a garden party for the Queen's Birthday and I'm sure they will all love my outfit! Even when I go out to Leeds or Skipton (More younger generation) I don't seem to get a bad reaction, yes I'll get heckled by some twerp but I don't let it get to me!

How has this era help you develop as a person?- Kate

This era has helped me develop my manners, the way I present myself and it always allows me to have pride in what I say, do, look like.

How old were you when you began to develop a passion for vintage?- Kate

Well, I started to love the 40's from a young age but I'd say I started developing a passion for vintage when I was about 13 or 14 years old.

What music do you like?- Joseph

I like listening to my musical soundtracks, and I'm partial to some Vera Lynn and Glenn Miller if I'm in the mood (no pun intended).

What are your views on the 'Vintage repro Vs. Authentic vintage' debate? - Joseph

If you read my previous post about purism at events this will answer my question on where I stand in this debate.

In your opinion is it ever more appropriate to wear modern clothes rather than vintage?- Joseph

I think, possibly, yes, it is more appropriate to wear modern clothes, I learnt that at college, you can't wear a tea dress to rehearsals. You have to wear leggings and a t-shirt, for your's and other's safety it is sometimes more appropriate to wear modern clothes (But the hair is fine! And the make up).

How did you get into vintage?- Joseph

This is another question I have answered in a previous blog post! Life in vintage land.

I hope you enjoyed having a look at my answers to your questions! Don't forget to subscribe to my channel! If you have any ideas for what you'd like to see, leave them in the comments section!

Thanks for reading,
Keep adventuring,

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