Allie

"I'm Allie and I'm a 44 year old mother of five children ranging in age from 23 down to 6. I live in a pink farm cottage in Cambridgeshire.

Being selected to model for Polka Dots and be one of Jackie's Pretty Women was not something a 44 year old mum of 5 expected to be doing! I've always loved all things retro and I'm a big Marilyn Monroe fan. Having my hair transformed on the day, into a vintage style by the amazing Verity made me feel just like a retro pin up girl! The photographer, Cheryl made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera. No easy feat when I usually feel very body conscious but I even posed in a swimming costume!

I am proud to have been part of something so special and it's given me real joy to hear comments from women who have been inspired by our photo shoot and have realized that they too can feel confident and glamorous in beautiful vintage styles!"

Allie