Getting Dressed in WW2 – Women’s Land Army

The Women’s Land Army did a remarkable job during the second world War, replacing the male workers who had been called up to fight. In a war when it was the determination of the Nazis to starve Britain into submission, the work of the WLA or Land Girls kept Britain from starvation.

The latest in our series on the history of dress starred Holly Turner, Jasmine Clark, Laura Jane Johnson, Bryony Roberts, Victoria Louise Newman, Estella Platts and Aimee Tyas.

The Director and Cinematographer was Nick Loven, Costume by Pauline Loven, Costume Assistant, Jasmine Clarke.

Many thanks to Dave Woolerton the owner of the vintage MinneMoline tractor.

WLA Stockings were knitted by Sally Pointer.

 

Getting Dressed in WW1 – Young Woman

The history of dress is punctuated by periods of rapid change, especially for women’s dress.  This is one such period.

Starring Hannah Gaskell, Charlotte Halse and Sophie Halse

Director and Cinematographer Nick Loven, Costume Pauline Loven, Hair and makeup Emily Johnson.

Filmed at Lincoln’s Arboretum and in a house overlooking it.

The knitted cardigan was created by Sheila Cunnea and the knitting patterns are all available in the Centenary Stitches knitting book by Elizabeth Lovick.

 

Getting Dressed in 1665 – Delft

Another in our series of films on the history of costume, this one is on the clothing of  a wealthy woman in  17th Century Holland. Watch to the end!

Starring Hannah Douglas, Sarah Whitehouse and Anthony Webster.

Director and cinematographer Nick Loven, costume Pauline Loven, hair and make up Liv Free, costume assistant Kelly Clark.

This was filmed at Gainsborough Old Hall in Lincolnshire.

The shoes were handmade by Kevin Garlick Shoes

The knitted stockings were made by Sally Pointer

The brazier and Delft tile were made by Andrew MacDonald, The Pot Shop, Lincoln 

The Earrings were created by Parures de Lumières

 

 

Getting Dressed in WW1 – VAD Nurse

This short film on the uniform and role of the VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) Nurse during WW1 reached a million views in its first week:

Actress Tiffany Haynes, Directed by and cinematography by Nick Loven, Costume by Pauline Loven, Assistant, Jasmine Clark.

It was filmed, in part, at the former VAD Hospital, now known as Stanhope Hall, in Horncastle in Lincolnshire.