Thursday, March 23, 2017

Oriental Flair- Joanie Clothing

The Mae High Neck Oriental from Joanie Clothing is just a stunning look for Spring! The embroidered cherry blossoms on the mesh overlay is the perfect combination! It is a very formal, but fun look.  The dress has a high neck with appliques on one side and the cherry blossoms are scattered in a perfect amount. It has a fitted bodice and flared skirt that falls just below the knee. The zipper is in the back. This dress is available in size 8-22. Joanie Clothing has some amazing designs and this ranks right at the top!  I really liked the fit and the style of the Mae Dress. I think it's a great choice for a nice date night or attending a party perhaps!  The mesh is a little longer than the lining, so you get a little extra leg peek too! I think you'll be very happy with this dress addition to your wardrobe, I know I'm hooked!

Joanie Clothing was founded in 2015 from a love of vintage inspired clothes and named after the designer's Great Aunt Joanie. You'll be able to find a design that's perfect for you, weather you want elegant, quirky, fun or fashionable. Joanie Clothing makes something for everybody too and always in sizes 8-22. They are based in the U.K. and ship Worldwide. 

I wanted to wear this vintage hat for this shoot, but I think a really pretty up do would look great with this dress too!

Love the cherry blossom detail!

Photos: Pinup Power Photography

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring is here with Lindy Bop!

Spring is here and so are new Lindy Bop styles! With today being the first day of Spring, it's only fitting to kick it off wearing the cutest new dress.  This is the Tallulah Yellow Woodland Folk Print Swing Dress. Oh my gosh is it cute! The pale yellow fabric is adorned with little fox, bunnies, deer and porcupines in pastel colors. It has little flowers too!  It's the perfect mix of colors and Spring print! The dress is a really soft jersey material with some stretch.  It has faux pearl buttons and a collared neck. The dress is sleeveless, so you can add a little sweater until the sun gets too warm. This dress has a very full swing skirt too! I chose to add a belt to cinch my waist. Lindy Bop has definitely put out a great dress with this style. I felt so feminine and comfortable wearing it. You could wear this dress just about anywhere. It is perfect for Easter!  It is also modest enough to wear to work or church! I am planning on wearing it many times.  You'll definitely want to add a new Lindy Bop dress to your Spring wardrobe!

The skirt hits just below the knee for that perfect length.

Here's a closeup of the Woodland Folk Print.  It's so adorable!

Lindy Bop is available online directly from them or you can find them at stockist worldwide. 

Photography: Pinup Power Photography
Bag: Lola Von Rose
Heels: Ellie Shoes
Hair Flower: Shazam Vintage Pin Up Hair Flowers

Friday, March 17, 2017

Mod Stripes- Karina Dresses

I am loving this Ruby Mod Stripes Karina Dresses Dress!  I styled myself a little more casual than usual for this look. I was hoping to go all out nautical theme for this shoot, however our crazy weather has not cooperated lately!  This Ruby Dress is perfect for many occasions over the next few months. It's fun vibe is perfect for a day at the park or a date night. I love the stripes for a change for myself! I get more of a 60's/ 70's feel from it. It's a faux wrap style with an attached sash at the waist. The length is just below the knee. As always with Karina Dresses they are very flattering for all body types and modest enough for the office or even church. I always feel so tied together in their styles, not to mention how comfortable they are! They are perfect for travel since they are wrinkle free too. The Ruby Dress is handmade in the Hudson Valley, NY and the stripe print is from in house Karina Signature line. I cannot wait for more warm days so I can enjoy wearing this many times over!

I think the Ruby is a great choice is if you are looking for a pretty Spring dress. It is available in several other prints as well. Just machine wash, hang dry and get out to explore while looking fabulous!

My big floppy hat came from Target a few years back.  It's a great sun hat!

My bangle stack is from Splendette. I paired carved blue, green and coral together and added a blue glitter one too. My earrings are carved croal clip ons. I love the possibilites with Splendette accessories!

This shows the great colors of the stripes!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Rock Steady and Rat Rod

Spring is right around the corner, which is good news!  It also means car show season and festivals are back!  This is such a fun time going out to support local vendors, bands and businesses. With that comes a little stress for the pinups though!  You know we always want to be on our A game. Whether we are entering the contest or just hanging out and getting pictures made.  Well, this is your lucky day ladies!  I'm here to tell you Steady Clothing can help. Check out this Sally Wiggle Dress! This comfy, yet sexy style is perfect for day or night!  The top is loose with green and white stripes and it features a keyhole cutout on the back.  The black skirt is a form fitting wiggle style that is super comfortable and flattering.  I love this dress!  You can also get it in a variety of colors.  The green stripes are perfect for St. Patrick's Day festivities though!

Steady Clothing was founded in 1994 and has stayed true to it's roots from the start. They consistently put out high quality clothing, made in the USA!  They offer vintage inspired styles for men and women. Steady can also make custom logo shirts,embroidery and silkscreen. 

I love to accessorize!  These lucky horseshoe earrings from Rever Folie are amazing!  They are made from acrylic and full of sparkle. They are the Howdie Cowdie style from the Etsy shop. Revere Folie offers many styles that are reminiscent of days gone by.  I am hooked on her products now!

My Felix the Fox Pendant is from Jubly- Umph. You can find the most  amazing artwork and quirky accessories there! Jubly- Umph jewelry is always of the highest quality, made from stainless steel and resin. You will be sure to find a piece that fits your personality! 

Photos: Pinup Power Photography 

Special thanks to Jeffrey Daniel with Hardcore Garage for bringing out the Bad Ratt for the pictures. You will definitely see this ride out the shows!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Buttercream Bettie Pinup Model: Vintage Chic- 50's Marcella Swing Dress

Buttercream Bettie Pinup Model: Vintage Chic- 50's Marcella Swing Dress: Let's talk about how classic this 50's Marcella Swing Dress in Red is!  It's an exclusive for  Top Vintage Retro Boutique . The ...

Vintage Chic- 50's Marcella Swing Dress

Let's talk about how classic this 50's Marcella Swing Dress in Red is!  It's an exclusive for Top Vintage Retro Boutique. The Vintage Chic swing dress is stunning.  I am so excited I got to feature this brand and let me tell you the quality and style is perfect!  This particular dress is swing style, so it's fitted bodice and full skirt are very flattering.  The neckline has pleated designs for a nice touch and it's round shape is just right for a modest look too. The material has a little stretch, but order according to the sizing chart.  The zipper is in the back for this dress. It has 3/4 sleeves, so you can wear it in several seasons. The belt comes with. I did not wear a petticoat for this shoot, but you could definitely fit one nicely under the skirt. You'll want to be twirling in this dress either way!  I think you could wear this very dressy for a night out or you could wear it to work or a more casual look.  You could accessorize differently to give it different styles. I went for a little dressy daytime look and added a red velvet vintage hat and some dressy contrasting leopard heels.  

The knee length is great on the Marcella Dress. I'm on the taller side at 5'8".

Top Vintage started in 2008 and is now the leading online retro boutique in Europe.  You can literally find any style and top brand there! I spent a long time scrolling through all the gorgeous dresses and items. Top Vintage is run by a great team of people and powered by Jesus!  I love it!  Made my heart full when I read shop owner Angelique's story :)

I have several looks we did this day, so keep an eye out for more coming soon! In the meantime, please check out Top Vintage.

I loved the little town of Buford, Ga we did this shoot in!  It has many great spots, old buildings, railroads and pretty homes. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for getting out my Retro Sunnies. These glasses are the Greta Style. Retro Sunnies has the coolest sunglasses. They are designed in limited quantities, so snag the pair you like while you can!

Bangles are by Splendette in red and gold. 

Earrings are by Luxulite in Red Drop Hearts with Black Hoops.

Photographer: Brooklyn Brat Images 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hearts and Found

Yesterday was a nice Spring like day in February.  It was perfect for a chance to wear this new dress from Hearts and Found! I went to celebrate my birthday with some family, so it was great to get out and dress up! The dress is a gorgeous coral color with red, white and yellow roses around the bottom. It's also a great choice for a romantic Valentine's date! I felt so feminine. With Hearts and Found you are able to pick out your fabric and dress style for a custom look especially for you. My look is the Gilda Dress with Scentimental Rose in Coral. I absolutely love this color combination! The fabric is 100% cotton and the dress has a complimentary color lining. The skirt is a a very swing style and the bodice is fitted.  It has a square neckline and straps that tie on the shoulders.  The zipper is in the back. Guess what?  It also has pockets!!

Marjorie, the owner of Hearts and Found was wonderful to work with! Her Etsy shop is full gorgeous creations, some are ready to order or you can create a custom one.  Every step of the way she keeps contact with you to let you know the progress or any information she needs to make your dress or skirt perfect. Her business is located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Her love of vintage style has lead to an amazing business! I am very pleased with the whole process and recommend Hearts and Found for a beautiful dress!!

I had some fabulous accessories to wear with this.  My bangles and earrings are from Splendette.  I mixed the large red and gold clear Starbrite bangles with a small pale pink carved Fakelite style.  My earrings are the gold Starburst. 

The gorgeous brooch is from the Luxulite Valentine's Collection.  It's a 1940's style with glossy red and pink cherries with some hearts added in. 

The Double Ranculas hair flower is from Shazam Vintage Pin Up Hair Flowers.  I love the peach color with green centers!