Cupcakes collection harks back to a ‘Golden Era’

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Lanarkshire dance troupe The Kennedy Cupcakes has come up with an innovative idea to raise funds for veterans charity Erskine and the STV Appeal.

In collaboration with Autumn Leaf Studios in Hamilton, the Cupcakes, who take their inspiration from the 1940/50s, has published a pin-up postcard collection which stay true to that era.

Troupe founder Lisa Kennedy said: “To mark four glamorous years together of transporting UK audiences back to the ‘Golden Era’, The Kennedy Cupcakes has been involved in an exciting charity project.

“We have created an exclusive collection of charity pin-Up postcards which will go on sale in the next few weeks.

“Staying true to the era, we chose to create postcard images, as the models, dancers and actresses of the time were always ‘pinned up’.

“We always aim to transport people back to a time when the men were sweethearts and then women were even sweeter.

The Cupcakes hosted an invitation-only evening at Autumn Leaf Studios where the final images were revealed to guests and the girls themselves, who hadn’t yet seen their photographs.

Lisa said: “Photographers Stevie Weir and Matt Hird have been working closely with us on this top-secret project over the past few months and were delighted to welcome over 50 guests to their beautiful studios for a drinks reception and chance to view the images.

“The photos have been received with so much love and support, everyone who has seen them loves them and we’re just thrilled with them.

“Both Stevie and Matt are world class photographers and their support, attention to detail and professionalism has just been second to none.

“We had such fun shooting the images with them and we highly recommend their photography as it’s just sensational.

“Many of the Cupcakes are local girls and hope we’ll get loads of support locally to help raise as much as we can for both causes throughout the year.”

The Cupcakes have also been working with Glasgow-based Up Next Studios who have been filming the troupe and all the antics involved in this venture in order to produce a documentary-style film to accompany the postcards.

Anyone wishing to buy the postcards should e-mail for more details.