This was the 3rd Annual National Vintage Awards ceremony and it was held on Wednesday 15th July 2015, at the Pittsville Pumprooms, Cheltenham.

Hosted by the amazing Kiki Deville (Vintage Personality of the year 2014) and Jonathan D Ellis (West End Actor, Singer, and Dancer) with a number of special guests and performers including The Tootsie Rollers, the awards ceremony was a resounding success and certainly up there with one of my favourite events of 2015.

I was fortunate enough to make it into the finals for Best Pinup Model 2015 – a poignant milestone for me and easily one of my biggest achievements to date. The other pinup model finalists included Scarlett Luxe, Lexy Lu, and Romanie Smith – so lots of influential names…

Well, as most of you know, Miss Scarlet Luxe took the 2015 trophy after years of dedication to the pinup world – a worthy winner and key role model within the world of pinup.

The above image is by Dollhouse Photography.

I was over the moon to have been nominated and getting the opportunity to compete against so many top industry names really made it an experience that I’ll never forget.

I most definitely plan to attend The National Vintage Awards 2016 and I may even enter for Best Pinup Model again. I think it’s really important for pinup models to immerse themselves in as many competitions as possible. They are not only fantastic platforms to showcase your talent, personality, and signature style, but the pinup circuit is also a fantastic opportunity to meet new faces, develop your confidence, and draw inspiration from a vast array of different looks and themes.

I try and enter as many competitions as possible and think they’re a great way to perfect your pinup skills.

The National Vintage Awards 2015 Winners

Vintage Style Entertainment (bands) | The Bluejays

Vintage Style Performer (solo artists) | Gloria Sunset – Vintage Singer

Breakthrough Business | The Bygone Photobooth Company

Photographer | Neil Kendall Photographer

Online Vintage Shop | Campbell Crafts Vintage

Event Service/Supplier | Bunty's Tearoom

Vintage Beauty and Grooming | Bethany Jane Davies – The Vintage Beauty Parlour

Vintage Reproduction | Lindy Bop

Best Pin Up Model | Miss Scarlett Luxe

UK Vintage Shop of the Year | Giddy Aunt

Vintage Fairs and Events | Lou Lou's Vintage Fairs

Vintage Personality | Gemma Miller (The Vintage Suitcase)

NVA Inspiration Award | Lilli Moore for her work predominately with The Alzheimer's Society.

Website Award | All nominees websites were put forward for this award and the winner – The Bygone Photobooth

More information about the National Vintage Awards and future events can be found on their website

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