Knot Couture was introduced to Sarah, owner and mastermind behind Dixie Pin-Up, a few years ago through a mutual photographer friend. We were not only impressed by her personal style and grace but by her business, which can cater not only to the everyday woman but also to a bride to be.
Back in December we asked Sarah if she would be interested in loaning us some of her hair pieces for our long dress shoot. Lucky for us, she said yes and brought along several gorgeous pieces!
When did you start your business?
Dixie Pin-Up began in 2009 with the help of a photographer and dear friend Matt Odom (www.rockandrollhearts.com )
What inspired you to start Dixie Pin-Up?
A friend of my husband had contacted him looking for a photographer that could do some period photos for her husband as a gift. He had been encouraging her do some photos like this for quite some time. We put her in contact with my friend and talented
photographer Matt Odom. She was not sure as to what to look for when it came to wardrobing. I have always loved the 40’s and 50’s fashion and have quite a collection of vintage clothing. I was so excited for her shoot that I had her come to my house and
I outfitted her in some of my clothes and then offered to do her hair and make up for her. The photos turned out great and she couldn’t have been happier with the whole process! Following that shoot Dixie Pin-Up was born!
What products/services do you offer?
Dixie Pin-Up began as offering only photo shoots, everything from one lady to a group of four (we call this the “Pillow Fight” package). We had hosted a few events where everyone had been asked to come dressed in 50’s cocktail attire. We had a makeup artist set up offering “mini pin-up touch ups” where a guest could get a little pin curl, some retro red lips and some lashes. In addition to that we had a portrait area set up to get some photos taken. Everyone always has a great time and is wondering when the next will one will be held…we hope to host another event in the near future.
In 2010 we produced a calendar for the charity Wounded Warrior Project. We used military wives from Ft. Benning, many of which at the time had husbands that were over seas. I would love to one day be able to tackle this project again! It was very rewarding
and great fun!
In the last 2 years we had started offering bachelorette and birthday party packages. We send over (to your destination of choice) make up and hair stylists and a photographer to get all the ladies styled and ready for a night on the town. The photographer
takes behind the scenes photos and some staged shots of all the ladies with their new looks. Everyone has a great time at these parties!
Recently I have added a line of hand made hair accessories and fascinators. These items are made with material from feathers to vinyl. Each piece is truly unique. I loved making the head pieces to compliment the Knot Couture’s wedding dresses! Dixie Pin-Up’s fascinators are a great way to add a modern and alternative look to the average wedding head piece. More and more brides are turning to adding a personal style to their look on the big day. I am a big fan of one of a kind pieces and try to stay as true to that as possible.
Do you do custom orders?
I do take custom orders. I am happy to give the customer exactly (as close to exactly as I can) what they are looking for.
Where can I purchase your products?
You can purchase my products on Etsy.com. There is a direct link to my shop at www.DixiePinUp.com.
Where are your hair pieces made?
All of my hair pieces are hand made by me in my studio in Atlanta.
Have any upcoming events or new products you are launching?
I don’t have any specific events that are on the books right now. We are always booking photo shoots and bachelorette parties, being that the wedding season is now upon us. New products are always in the works! I am looking to get into the festival circuit more this spring and summer. I had the honor of being invited to be a vendor in last month’s Atlanta’s own Southern Fried Burlesque Fest. It was great fun and received amazing feedback from not only the performers but guests of the festival. I had the pleasure of knowing that my product went international due to this opportunity!
I am very grateful for the lovely and talented ladies at Knot Couture for giving me the opportunity to be a part of their wedding dress shoot!