Leading Notts Brands Unite For Glamorous Photoshoot

Leading Notts Brands Unite For Glamorous Photoshoot

The Gilded Merkin’s Scarlett Daggers has been selected to front a high-profile new campaign for famed Nottingham brands Gossard and Pretty Polly.

Renowned as one of the best burlesque/ cabaret nights in the UK, Scarlett’s Notts-based Gilded Merkin is a big budget extravaganza that brings together the very best international acts – hand-picked by Scarlett – to The Glee Club.

The next Gilded Merkin spectacular takes place at The Glee, in Castle Wharf, Canal Street, Nottingham, on Sunday 11 March 2018 and features Scarlett alongside guests  Abigail Collins, Lilly SnatchDragon, Demi Noire, Felicity Furore, and more. Further dates are booked for Sunday 24 June and Sunday 2 December 2018.

Credit: Scarlett Daggers by Cherry Bomb Rock Photography

An exclusive photoshoot by Lisa Williams, of Cherry Bomb Rock Photography, showcased the iconic Pretty Polly and Gossard brands at The Hockley Arts Club, on Nottingham’s Carlton Street. Lisa is a Nottingham Trent university graduate who specialises in retro and vintage photography.

Pretty Polly has been dressing legs beautifully since 1919, from sheers to opaques, timeless Nylons and everyday Naturals. As a British brand they are leaders in the hosiery industry pioneering innovation.

The Gossard brand is known globally for creating luxurious award winning lingerie that offers the perfect balance of comfort and excellence in fit from A-G cups, since 1901. Famous for, amongst others, its Superboost Lace push-up bra, Glossies sheer bra and Beautiful Corsetry.

The Nottingham-based companies were eager to reach out to the local area for collaborations such as this as Nottingham has a wealth of creative people and strong roots in the Lingerie and Hosiery industry. Gossard General Manager, Darren Pepper, said: “For this collaboration we wanted to showcase both brands on a burlesque performer and just have some fun creating looks using a mix of Scarlett’s costumes and our products. We were fortunate enough to secure a fantastic venue in Nottingham that helped to bring together, what we consider to be, a fantastic shoot”.

Scarlett added: “I’m extremely proud to collaborate with and represent two such well-known and respected brands from my home town, the birth place of The Gilded Merkin!”

For more information on The Gilded Merkin and to buy tickets for The Glee Club’s shows, see: www.glee.co.uk