Here is a sample of the wonderful pictures, Michelle (photographer)
and Monika (hair and beauty)
put together to create a wonderful exhibition at the Atkins Building in Hinckley. These absolutely fabulous ladies participated in a project Michelle and Monika put together to help inspire women going through the awful side effects of cancer treatments to show them that they are still beautiful and nothing can stop them form being the wonderful women they are. I felt so privileged to be able to help by suppling headwear and accessories for some of the picture.
Sue from Hinckley
Sue found a lump in her breast just before going on holiday in 2010 and was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly thereafter. She had a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She said that one of her worst parts was loosing her eye-lashes as it felt like everyone was looking at her and it made her felt so self-conscious. She felt that when she was going through her treatment she didn’t find enough support and wanted to hear from other people who were going through it, too. So when she saw the exhibition advertising she wanted to be apart of it. Such a lovely lady.
Wearing one of our Orchid headbands and a pin-less brooches
Rachel near Hinckley
Rachel was diagnosed with breast cancer in Dec 2013. She said the diagnosis terrified her. When she first heard the words cancer she couldn’t help thinking it was a death sentence. She had a mastectomy and immediate reconstruction. She felt a complete loss of control and when she lost her hair she didn’t know what to do. She is a mum of two and has two grand children. So to regain a sense of control she decided to wear a different fascinator every day and started a Facebook page asking people to donate them for her to wear. She has tried to turn her experience into a positive thing by posting daily pictures on Facebook with a big smile. She thought the exhibition was lovely and it was nice to feel special again.
Vivian from Barwell
Vivian was quite shocked when she was diagnosed with cancer as she was healthy, exercised, ate well and never smoked. She said it was quite scary when they told her she had breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She said her confidence was knocked after she was diagnosed and lost her hair. She is recovering now and hopes that the exhibition raises awareness and the importance of checking yourself for lumps. She found being part of the exhibition good fun and enjoyed meeting other people affected.
Wearing one of our Bebe hat range
Here are three more pictures of amazing ladies - Jill, Emma, and Dawn wearing our brooches headwear and headbands.
Monika and Michelle hope to do another exhibition in the near future. I will let everybody know when I have more details.