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Do you love beer AND vintage fashion?

When beauty and beer collide, I like it very much. Slap my wrists for not telling you sooner – and I’m not one for advertising competitions  – spesh when its not mine (REPEAT, THIS COMPETITION IS NOT MINE). Wye Valley Brewery in Herefordshire make a damn fine Autumn brew every other year that I ADORE. It’s called Dorothy Goodbody’s BIG BANG – it’s insanely delicious  (around 5% strength if my memory serves me correctly, with a dark red hue when you look at it the glass; a sweet, dark fruity luscious drop with a gentle cinammon-y zing) So if you’re in the Midlands or at a local beer festival later in the year then look out for it  and try some!

So who’s this Dorothy then? Dorothy is their lady pictured on some of the bottles of beer and to me she’s like a Jessica Rabbit in human form: all sexy and sassy and ample in that 1950s kinda way. But more importantly Wye Valley portray Dorothy as  the creator of the beers, so she’s not just all tits and teeth (MY words, not theirs!!)

So now the brewery want to find a real life embodiment of Dorothy to appear in a photo-shoot for their 2013 calendar next year!! They are looking for  – and I quote – “… a vivacious character with a bit of our Dorothy at heart; a gorgeous but real-life beauty who looks believable as Dorothy and can carry off our 1950s photo shoot in style. We imagine our ‘Dorothy for the Day’ as someone with real spirit and an irresistibly charming mix of confidence and innocence.

So if you want to try your hand at winning with the chance to get glammed up in some lovely Vivien of Holloway gear, read on….