Sometimes an idea can come along when you least expect it. And often, it’s not too long before the idea grows into something real! Towards the end of last year, I was contacted by the glamourpusses of Miss Dixiebelle to see if I would be interested in a collaboration project as part of their brand expansion from Edinburgh to Glasgow. You may remember the fabulous retro makeover I was given by stylists Casci and Fiona from Miss DixieBelle and a lot of you will already be aware of the brand as Scotland’s only vintage beauty parlour.
If you’ve been reading some of my previous posts or tweets lately, you will have probably noticed me mentioning a new project that I will be working on this year. Today, I’m letting the cat out of the bag!
Miss DixieBelle are already a firm favourite with bombshell babes far and wide (I remember trying to get a salon appointment with them during this year’s Vintage Festival was fiercer that the Boxing Day sales!) and it was only a matter of time before they trotted up to our fair city with some cute vintage luggage, ready to set up camp.
On a mission to bring their sassy brand of bygone glamour to the ladies of Glasgow, the Miss DixieBelle girls got in touch with me to help make it happen. How could I say no?! We bonded and brainstormed over coffee and soon came up with something bigger and more exciting that we just can’t wait to get started on!
Miss West End Girl & Miss DixieBelle Glasgow present: MDB Loves Glasgow
Curlers at the ready! Over the coming months, we will be running a series of pop-up events to introduce you all to Miss DixieBelle Glasgow. You can expect professional tips and tricks, full hair & beauty tutorials and more awesomeness that you can shake a mascara wand at! Each pop-up with be completely unique, offer a chance to pick up some classic beauty skills and most importantly, have fun! I will be hosting the events, with super stylists Casci and Fiona showing you the retro ropes.
Our first event will run on the 23rd of January in the heart of the West End. Set in the divine boutique of Miss Lottie Lou Vintage (upstairs in De Courcy’s Arcade, Cresswell Lane) we will be launching our first pop-up with a tantalising taster event! It’s a new year, so why not start it by experimenting with a new look? Come and meet the girls behind Miss Dixiebelle and hear a bit more about just what we have in store for you vixens over the coming months. Miss Dixiebelle founder Emma will also be on hand to talk about the company and why every Glasgow girl deserves a slice of retro glamour in their lives! A mini hair tutorial will demonstrate just how versatile a pincurl set can be, inspired by beauties Veronica Lake and Marilyn Monroe. The girls of Miss DixieBelle Glasgow will also be dishing the dirt on every girl’s holy grail – the perfect red lip – with their own top secret tips!
The event will start at 7pm and will run until 9pm. This first event is completely free of charge (the full styling nights that follow will be ticketed events). You don’t have to RSVP to come, but I’d love to hear from you if you’re thinking about coming along – or have any questions about the evening.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Miss West End Girl x