Friday, 14 July 2017

"My Vintage Cover" - a Photo Recreation Challenge

I'm back! As promised, I am now a mother of two. It's quite exhausting. The business is still on maternity leave, but the blog is returning a little earlier for a fun community event.

If you follow Nicole and her blog The Artyologist, you would have seen her lovely recreations of vintage Vogue magazine covers. I have long had my eye on a few covers that I want to recreate, and this led me to think that we could all have some fun with these images! I contacted Nicole and the My Vintage Cover challenge is the result. So join us in August to create and share your own version of a favourite vintage fashion image!


Here are the challenge guidelines:
  • The challenge runs from August 1- 31, 2017 and you are welcome to post your images on any day of the month. We are announcing the challenge now, so you can start choosing which images to recreate, and preparing any pieces you might need to have in order to complete your recreation.
  • This is a non-competitive community event. We just want people to have fun, both in the challenge of recreating vintage images, and in sharing the finished images with others.
  • The event will take place in a two places. If you have an Instagram account, you can take part there, but if you don't have Instagram, you can participate on your blog. Use whichever platform you prefer.
  • If you post your recreations on Instagram, use the hashtag, #myvintagecover which we have created for this event, so we can all see your images.
  • If you are posting on your blog, feel free to let either Nicole or I know about it, so we can see your post and share it with others when we do a round up post.
  • We will be posting a few "round-up" posts on our Instagram accounts or blogs depending on how many participants we have.
  • Though we are calling it "My Vintage Cover," you are welcome to recreate either a vintage magazine cover (such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar or McCall's) or an editorial vintage fashion image. Images with distinctive poses, or styles that are iconic to a specific era are great options.
  • Repost and share your inspiration image, or link to it, so we can all compare the recreations to the original images.
  • Feel free to make your recreation as detailed as you would like. Even if you don't have it 100% accurate, join in anyways with what you can. There are a lot of great vintage images out there which rely on iconic makeup and hair, distinctive poses, or unique camera angles, so even if you don't have all the details correct, you can still participate.
  • You are not limited to just one image. Recreate as many images as you would like to! (and have the time for!)
  • Please feel free to repost this image any and everywhere you can. The more people who know about the challenge, the better!
  • Most important of all: have fun! We are so excited to see what you come up with.
The Australian Women's Weekly, 9 Dec 1953

Now, who has four white kittens I can hug?
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20 comments

  1. This sounds like fun! I will have to dig out some of my magazines and see if anything inspires me. On a side note, I wonder how long it took them to take the photo with the four kittens. I bet they were a real pain to work with constantly moving about! xx

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    1. I hope you find something fun!

      I agree, especially since she actually only seems to be holding two while the other two climb on her shoulders!

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  2. Hello lovely, nice to hear from you back on the blog!
    This is a super idea, I really hope to have enough time to participate. x

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    1. Thank you! Time is definitely tricky. I do want to make a hat but I'm trying to find one that is just a head shot or where the clothes look similar to something I already have!

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  3. Welcome back. Happy to hear from you.
    Marion and Marilyn

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  4. Welcome back to blogging Tanith! I love your new blog design :)

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    1. Thanks! It was about time I got it sorted out and there is still some tweaking to do, but I'm really pleased with the new look!

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  5. cool idea now if only i can find a good poodle cover

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    1. Ooh I'll keep an eye out! I've seen some cute dog ones but not a poodle yet, but I'm sure they are out there.

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  6. I'm so excited! This sounds like so much fun, I'm going to have to start compiling vintage Vogue covers for inspiration.

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  7. Welcome back, Tanith! It's so good to have you active in the blogging world, but make sure to take care of yourself,too.

    This sounds neat! I have a dress yet to make which is practically the same as a vintage McCall's cover...now I have a reason to finally sew it up! I'll participate, unless I don't happen to finish it in time (not intended)! I'll probably blog about, as well as share it on Instagram.

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    1. Thank you! Don't worry, I never let anything get in the way of sleep if I can help it!

      That's sounds great and I look forward to seeing what you create :)

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  8. Lovely to see you back here. I hope all is going well at home. Such a great idea for an event, it will be such fun seeing what everyone comes up with.

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    1. Thank you Kate-Em! I'm really looking forward to seeing the results of this too. I hope mine turns out alright!

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  9. This is going to be such a great challenge to follow, I can't resist drooling over vintage magazine covers so it will be fun to see how different they come out with modern lighting. I am currently watching the craftsy lesson on photography and getting to know functions on my camera (what....a year later....?). Have pneumonia at the moment so probably won't participate but will definately enjoy following. :)

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    1. Haha I have so many half-watched Craftsy classes! I hope you get better soon - you've really been through the ringer this last year!

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  10. Good luck in finding a Vintage cover. The old magazine covers are so lovely and elegant. They outshine the ones of today! Congratulations on the birth of your second child. God Bless.
    Marion and Marilyn

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