Rejecting the clichéd slightly rude and nude “Calendar Girls” style, Amanda has instead gone back to the 1950s for a vintage pin-up inspired calendar, featuring members of her community theatre group, Starling Arts, along with work
colleagues, at least two members of RunDemCrew, and some mutual friends.
The Arctic Calendar project started for Amanda as a pie-in-the-sky idea hatched one Saturday evening in an East London pub. It was hard to guess how popular it would be, but a dozen or so helpful volunteers would be all that was needed to get it off the ground.
Just 10 days later, and Amanda had over 20 models, all volunteering their time to dress in their favourite vintage inspired looks and spend an afternoon playing in front of the camera, all for a good cause. 4 photo shoots and countless hours of photo editing on, and there were drunk housewives, retro Playboy bunnies, dashing gentlemen, swimsuit models, and a whole host of other great styles.
Producing the calendars in time for Christmas meant some delays in printing and delivery from Vistaprint — in fact, the original samples ordered were so delayed that they only arrived this week — but the original print run sold like hot cakes, and the desk calendars have all sold out.
Luckily, there are still wall calendars left, so you can start 2012 in style. To get your own Arctic Calendar and help raise money for The Great Arctic Fundraising Adventure, order a calendar online at http://arcticcalendar.bigcartel.com.