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PUBLISHED: 14:53 05 September 2014 | UPDATED: 14:53 05 September 2014

Image 1 - Playground

Image 1 - Playground

Copyright: Keith Mindham Photography 2014. This image is 'Licenced for Use' to: Essex Life fashion Septemeber 2014 single public

Essex life brings together great looks for all the family with father and son and real life mother and daughter, Louise & Vicki Michelle, dressed to keep the family happy

MODELS: Sam Barraclough, Ben Read, Vicki Michelle and Louise Michelle

PHOTOGRAPHY: Keith Mindham



HAIR: Gemma King and Daniella Fallowes

MAKE-UP: Holly Bridges

LOCATION: Marks Hall in Coggeshall

Image 1 Playground


Multi-stripe long sleeve top, £100, beige trousers, £60, pull up leather shoes, £84, all by Gant, all from Hall Street


Red jeans by Mayoral Jeans, £22, blue jumper by Hugo Boss, £50, shirt by by United Colours of Benetton, £12.95, all from Williams & Griffin. Boat lace up shoe, £32, by Clarkes, from FJ Staines

Image 2 – landscape gardens


Green logo top by Jack Wolfskin, £28, pro stretch trousers by Crag Hoppers, £45, walking boots by Meihdi Kapistadt, £149, all from Jacks of Dunmow


Green zip fleece, £14.95, and grey trousers, £29.95, both by Crag Hoppers. Walking boots, £29.95, by Hi Tec and little backpack, £20, by Jack Wolfskin, all from Jacks of Dunmow

Image 3- Walking


Red jumper, £85, and brown trousers, £90, both by Gant from Hall Street. 3 n 1 jacket by Northface, £189, and walking boots by Meihdi Kapistadt, £149, both from Jacks of Dunmow


Stripe shirt by Harilka, £29.99, walking boots by Hi Tec, £29.95, and little backpack by Jack Wolfskin, £20, all from Jacks of Dunmow. Blue jeans, £30, by Levis and outdoor coat, £49, by Barbour, both from Williams & Griffin

Image 4- Flowers


Grey silk dress by Barbara Schwarzer, £499, from Philomena. Accessories, model’s own


Black leather dress by Oui, £315, from Philomena. Accessories, model’s own

Image 5- White Building


Beige skirt, £195, and matching jacket, £465, both by Rene Lezard and from Philomena. Accessories, model’s own. Grey tote bag by Lamb, £200, from Williams & Griffin


Floral playsuit by Neon Rose, £45, from Williams & Griffin. Accessories, model’s own

Image 6- Bridge


White shirt by Tommy Hilfiger, £115, slim jeans by Luisa Cerano Jeans, £189, both from Williams & Griffin. Accessories, model’s own


Red jumper by Armani, £140, Replay Jeans, £105, both from Williams & Griffin. Accessories, model’s own

Vicki Michelle MBE

Vicki Michelle MBE is an English actress best known for her role as Yvette Carte-Blanche in the award-winning television comedy series Allo ‘Allo! She has continued to enjoy an extensive and varied career in producing, television, theatre and film.

In the last few months, Vicki performed at the legendary Frinton Summer Theatre playing Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. She has also starred alongside her daughter, Louise, in various Essex productions including No Reasons and Too Close For Comfort. She was an executive producer for Run For Your Wife, which included cast members Dame Judi Dench and Danny Dyer.

This month she will be playing Marilyn Monroe in Hello, Norma Jeane at The Kings Head Theatre in Islington and she has recently written a film, Sinister Edge, with her sister, Ann Michelle.

On the rare occasions when Vicki is not performing, she dedicates her time to various charities and groups including Haven House, Lady Taverners, The Essex Womens Advisory Group, Help For Heroes and many more.

Louise Michelle

Louise Michelle has been in the showbusiness industry since the age of four and boasts many talents including acting and presenting as well as being a voice over artist and comedian.

She has been in a variety of productions over the last couple of years, including Run For Your Wife, No Reasons and Too Close For Comfort. Louise is also involved in stand up comedy and mimics celebrities from Justin Bieber to Kate Middleton.

This month she will present the longest-running street dance competition, Street Dance Championships, at the SSE Area Wembley. It is an event for UK street dance groups who will compete in spectacular fashion to win the most prestigious title.

Louise is also keen on sports and keeping fit in her spare time. She plays football for Walthamstow Eagles, who have recently moved up a division and was named player of the year for 2014.


Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

Marks Hall



01376 563796

The 200 acres of gardens and arboretum at Marks Hall form an unmissable attraction in the Essex countryside. Marks Hall combines many English traditions with beautiful formal gardens and a stunning arboretum with an enviable collection of mature trees from all the temperate areas of the world. The walled garden is an unique blend of traditional long borders and contemporary gardens with inventive landscaping, grass sculpture and stunningly colourful mass plantings. The Coach House, with its traditional oak beams, mellow brickwork and beautifully tended gardens filled with romantic blooms, provides a very special setting to celebrate weddings. You can share the beauty and tranquility of the grounds with your guests on your special day.


Williams & Griffin

152 High Street



01787279005/ 07736 066768

F J Staines

24-26 High Street



01371 872851


70 High Street



01277 355922

Hall Street

Long Melford


CO10 9JL

01787 464828

Jacks Of Dunmow

2-4 North Street

Great Dunmow


01371 872483


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