'A Little Courage To Be Unique'.


Last week I had the privilege of meeting a truly inspiring lady.
From the age of 40 her life has taken and exciting new direction, and all because she decided she was going to dress the way she wanted, and wear it with confidence!


 'My inspiration came from Kitten Von Mew. I saw her perform and I got the chance to talk to her.
She lives her life 1940s and this gave me the confidence to be the real me and comfortable with myself.
At first it felt a little strange being dressed up and walking around in vintage, but you soon realise the stares are not because people think you're weird
but because they like and admire your clothes.
I've had so many lovely compliments from people that I think to myself 'why didn't I do this sooner?' All it takes is a little courage to be unique'


It wasn't long before Zoe was approached and asked if she would like to join a WWII re-enactment group, taking on the role of  a German DRK nurse, Eva Hartman

With Zoe's new found confidence to be who she wanted to be, she took up burlesque classes, and after just six months worth of lessons, she will soon be performing along side other ladies from
Kitty Ribbons' burlesque courses, at Cherries On A Cloud Burlesque event, Elmscroft Community Centre, Barnwood, Gloucester, on the 29th June.
Also starring the divine, Constance Peach, Kitty Ribbons and many others. You can find more information on this fantastic event, on their Facebook event page,
and book your tickets here at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/218760


But the story doesn't end there! Zoe came to me for photos to set up her burlesque page, Eva Vavoom, and for a model portfolio.
After coming across pin up model agency Diamonds and Feathers, Zoe took the plunge, with nothing to lose she contacted Diamonds and Feathers and registered her
interest in becoming a pin up and vintage model.
Not having heard back from them for a while, Zoe carried on her day to day life, assuming she hadn't been accepted, and then out of the blue, an email, apologising for the delayed response, she had been accepted!

 An exciting future lays ahead for Zoe, she's living proof that if you want something badly enough, you can get it.

They say life begins at 40, but I say why wait?

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, what have you got to lose?


Life is not about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself!


















Zoe has very kindly let us borrow her gorgeous burlesque feather fans.

You can now book a 1 hour makeover photo shoot, where we will do your hair and makeup, take gorgeous photos of you with the burlesque fans, and you will receive a fully edited 8" X 6" print from your shoot, all for just £35!

But hurry! This is for a limited time only!!

You can book a photo shoot session here in our online shop.























Betty's Top Three  Beauty Secrets


Ok, so they're not so secret, secrets!

There are three things a lot of ladies I makeover ask me...


1. What rollers do you use and where can I get some?

A. My absolute favourite way to curl hair is with

thermo-ceramic flocked rollers.

These velvet covered, heated rollers give hair a soft sheen, even on damaged locks! and beautiful big bouncy curls to boot.

I use BaByliss Thermo Ceramic Heated Hair Rollers, £29.99 from Argos.

They're a real must for any pin up hairdo, and I could not live with out mine!








2. What concealer do you use?

A. I use a heavy duty concealer from America.

It's Hard Candy's Glamoflauge.

This concealer gives great coverage (even covers tattoos), and is available in a colour light enough even for my pale skin!

I haven't found anywhere in the UK that stocks it, so I always buy from eBay, and usually pay £10, including postage. Seems expensive? Trust me it's worth it, and a little goes a very long way! I often mix mine with a little moisturiser, which is great for covering any redness and blotchy skin.







3. What are you using to fill in eyebrows?

A. So the concealer was a bit expensive! This is where you can "make up " for it.

I recently discovered a really cheap, but very good, makeup brand from Superdrug. It's called MUA. I've tried their eyeliners, blushers and lipsticks, all with great results, their colours are fantastic and highly pigmented. With lipsticks for just £1 you can afford to try a new look!

Their eyebrow pallet is a firm favourite of mine, and only £3.50.

The kit includes eyebrow and highlight shades, fixing gel, a handy brow brush and mini tweezers.

I find a brow shadow so much better than a pencil, as it gives a softer, more natural line, and the fixing gel keeps them in place all day long.









So if you want to try all of these products before you buy, then all you have to do is book a Makeover Photo Shoot £40, or our Burlesque Fan Makeover Shoot £35 at Betty Noir Photography, and see the results for yourself :)





Happy Friday everyone! Have a wonderful weekend x


















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