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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Peekaboo Rose!

This gorgeous floral dress that I received to blog is by an Australian ladies clothing business called Siren Clothing
Siren Clothing is the creation of Rebecca Brimblecombe, who works from her studio near Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Rebecca began her career in fashion in 1980, when she graduated with Distinction in Fashion Design from the prestigious London College of Fashion and launched the very first incarnation of the Siren label (simply called Siren) with a collection of body-con dresses and separates at Camden Market.

From there she bought her fashion business "Siren" to Sydney, Australia in 1985 and changed the name to "Siren London" and her brand received an overwhelming response throughout Australia.
In 2001 Rebecca opened and operate her stall "Siren Clothing" at the Eumundi markets, which are located at the Sunshine Coast hinterlands.  In 2013 she made a permanent move to a shop at Eumundi Square, just across the road from the famous Eumundi Market's, which opens every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
After more than 31 years as the designer and owner of Siren Clothing, Rebecca continues to draw on her wealth of experience in expert pattern-making technique and is still filled with same passion for creating her own unique styles.  To cater for all women who love to wear beautiful vintage inspired dresses and clothing.
This beautiful dress is called Peekaboo Dress - Climbing Rose.  I adore the floral design on the cream background!  Other wonderful features is the scoop neckline with the "peekaboo" cut out with a bow tie.  This dress also comes with a matching fabric belt.  It's has a full pleated A-line skirt, that I'm able to wear a full petticoat underneath for extra shape and structure.
There is also a low scoop back and a invisible zip closure in the middle of the back.  It's made from 97% cotton sateen and 3% spandex.  Sizes range from XS to XL, I ordered size Large and it fits my measurements wonderfully.  Get in contact with Rebecca if you wish to find out your exact size if ordering online. Which I highly recommend that you do order yourself something real special from her!  This exact dress is currently listed to buy for $135.00 (AUS).
Accessories Include
Shoes from Payless Australia
Handbag Vintage from a facebook buy/sell/swap group
Hair-flower from Daisy Jean Floral
Bangle and pink gloves thrifted
Sunglasses from Colette by Colette Hayman
These photos were taken by Vera Gin Vintage (aka Miss Vera Vamp) at a Lavender farm in Bundaberg, Queensland called Amandine Lavender
Even though we didn't take any photos around the lavender flowers, there were many other lovely backdrops to take our photos in front of!
 In other news I had a full-on but fun weekend at the second annual Rockin Maryborough Vintage Festival
I got all dolled up and attended a Vintage style ball on Friday night. On Saturday myself and other beautiful pinups checked the festival out which included the vintage cars, caravans and bikes, a couple of markets, rock and roll bands, enjoying refreshments and food at local cafes.
On Saturday night there was a pinup pageant that myself, my Mum and my sister enjoyed watching. After that there was a rockin dance party that I attended and have a great time at.  Sunday morning there was a pooch parade, I checked out another rockabilly band and had high tea with the Miss Rockin Maryborough Pinup finalists.

My friend Vera Gin Vintage (Miss Vera Vamp) won Runners Up in the pinup pageant out of 11 other pinups. She actually wasn't very well all weekend, as she just had an operation a couple of days before the festival.  So she did very well to receive that title, even when she definitely was not feeling 100%!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo





Note: All words & opinions in this blog post are written entirely on my own.




Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Floral Jumpsuit!

Soon as I saw this floral jumpsuit "coming soon" through Collectif Clothing I knew I had to order it!
As I have really enjoyed wearing jumpsuits and swing pants/trousers over the last six months, plus I just loved the pretty floral print.  Other features that caught my eye is the slim straps (I knew it would be great to wear over the warmer months).
Also I adored the sweetheart neckline and the flare legs.
This jumpsuit is made from a 100% viscose, the material is very light and comfortable to wear.
Unfortunately it's just about sold out through Collectif's website, though I'm sure you should be able to find it through other boutiques and online stores that have this jumpsuit currently listed for sale.  For example there are some sizes still available through Gwynnies Emporium  that you can purchase for $69.99 (Aus) 
Note:  The pink belt doesn't come with the jumpsuit, I bought it separately from Gwynnies Emporium.
Accessories Include:
Pink wedges from Payless Australia
Pink Sunjellies bag ordered from Vintage Pip
Sunglasses from Colette Hayman
Double pink hair-flower from Daisy Jean Floral
Gumball necklace from Louella Deville YOSPS
These photos was the second outfit I took at the beautiful Maleny Botanic Gardens
The gardens are located on the Sunshine Coast hinterlands in Queensland and have magnificent views of the Glasshouse mountains.  I really enjoyed taking my own blog photos here, as there are so many wonderful backdrops for photoshoots.  I hope to visit again sometime in the near future.
 In other news it's only a few days now until the second annual Rockin Maryborough Vintage Festival,  it's going to be a jam packed fun weekend attending a vintage inspired ball, a rock and roll dance party, watching the Miss Rockin Maryborough pinup pageant and the teen pageant, checking out the rockabilly bands, catching up with follow pinup friends, having photos taken, checking out the cars and markets.
I won the title of Miss Congeniality 2015 last year, so I'm looking forward to who ends up taking this title this year!
I will have a follow up on this wonderful event next week!

Over the weekend I ended up having a great time, catching up with family, attending Miss Vera Vamp's Trivia night for the Black Dog Institute.  Also taking blog photos together at two separate locations in Bundaberg, Queensland. Which I shall be sharing over the coming weeks.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo


Monday, 5 September 2016

Penny Dungarees!

These cute dungarees are by Hell Bunny and were ordered through Natasha Marie Clothing
Natasha Marie Clothing is a boutique in Sydney Australia and an online store.  There store sells anything rockabilly, pinup and vintage inspired, by all your favorite Australian and international vintage inspired brands. They sell ladies fashion for example dresses, skirts, pants, shorts, shirts, blouses, tops, cardigans, petticoats, shoes, lingerie, swimwear and accessories.  Also men's fashion and accessories, kids fashion and home-wears.
You can find there store on facebook and instagram.

The Hell Bunny Penny Dungarees are long and wide legged, have cross over straps, has a zip in the center on the back to fasten, has a self fabric waistband and two buttons on each side of the straps so you can adjust the straps to fit comfortably for you.
This dungarees are made from 52% linen, 45% rayon and 3% elastane which feel absolutely comfortable on, only downside is the material does crinkle quite easily.
They come in sizes small to extra large and in black and navy blue, I'm wearing navy blue.
Unfortunately they have sold out in all sizes through Natasha Marie Clothing but you can order direct through the Hell Bunny website.
The blouse I'm wearing with my dungarees is the Caterina Green Gingham top by Lindybop
This top has Ric-rac detailing along the bottom and top, has elasticated cap sleeves, a wide elasticated waist-line, and is a loose fitting Gypsy style top.  It comes in sizes 6 - 26 and is made from 100% cotton.  Currently on Lindybop's website you can purchase this top for $14 (Australian) or £8. I love the green and white gingham and the Ric-rac detailing.
Accessories Include:
Canvas shoes from Chemist Warehouse 
Vintage handbag from a facebook buy/swap/sell group
Happy Glamper brooch from Erstwilder 
Green hair-scarf from Vintage Pip 
Retro sunglasses thrifted
Green floral earrings from Sunshine Adored

These photos were taken with my tripod and camera at the most beautiful gardens called Maleny Botanic Gardens
The gardens are located on the Sunshine Coast hinterlands in Queensland and have magnificent views of the Glasshouse mountains.  There was so many wonderful backdrops for my photos, for example lakes, waterfalls, many different flowers and plants and of course the view!  I also took photos of myself in another outfit, that I'll be sharing on my blog real soon.
I hope to visit this beautiful location again sometime soon in the near future!
In other news I went to a small vintage car show and shine yesterday at Tiaro, Queensland and caught up with a few other pinup ladies.

This weekend I'm planning on going up to Bundaberg, Queensland to visit family and to catch up with Miss Vera Vamp to take blog photos of each other and I'm going to her trivia night to raise money for her chosen charity Black Dog Institute in aid of Miss Pinup Doll AustraliaMiss Vera Vamp is actually a finalist in. Here's the link to her charity Vera Vamp Charity if you don't mind giving a little something, you many even win a pinup prize!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry


Monday, 29 August 2016

Retro Western!

This is my second retro style T-shirt I have from Atomic Swag Apparel  I just love these tee's so much because of their wonderful prints for example country/western and tropical/Hawaiian. Plus they are  very comfortable to wear and fit really well!
Atomic Swag Apparel are based in California, America and sell ladies, men's and kids retro 1950's inspired t-shirts.
My tee I'm wearing and reviewing here is called square dancers, this design is inspired by three amazing 1950's t.v. shows called The Old American Barn Dance, the Grand Old Opry and Tex Rittler's Ranch Party.
It's made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton, which is great for sensitive skin and is breathable to wear. Comes in sizes extra small to 2X Large.  Also the prints are made using water based ink's so they will always feel soft, never chip, fade or peel away, as stated on the company's website. This tee is currently listed on their website to purchase for $34.34 (Aus) or $25.94 (US).
These 1940's swing trousers are from Vivien of Holloway  I love the caramel colour, which looks great with many different tops, knitwear and blouses.  The trousers are made from a soft fabric so are very comfortable to wear.  The fabric is 80% polyester, 15% viscose and 15% elastane.  There are four stylish buttons down the side, to get in and out off and are high-waisted.  They also have a small pocket on the front.
Actually these trousers have just been re-released to order through Vivien of Holloway and are currently listed for 55 £ or around $95 (Aus). They come in sizes waist: 24 inches and hips: 36 inches up to waist: 38 inches and hips: 50 inches.
Accessories Include:
Boots from Target Australia
Handbag thrifted
Sunglasses from Your one stop pinup shop
Earrings from Colette by Colette Hayman
Bangle thrifted
Brooch by Erstwilder ordered through Vintage Pip
These photos were taken by myself with my tripod and my new canon camera in a local park-lands that have a "very country" inspired look to them as I knew it would be a great backdrop for my outfit and for these blog photos.
In other news I'm back now at work from having a couple of weeks off on leave!

Also I'm on the count down for attending the second annual Rockin Maryborough Festival, which is less than three weeks to go.  This festival will go for the whole weekend in the town I live in.  There will be vintage cars, markets, rock and roll dancing, rockabilly bands, a vintage ball and a pinup pageant. I won the title of Miss Congeniality last year, so I'm not entering this year but I'm looking forward to watching all the other beautiful pinups and having a wonderful weekend!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo







Note: All words & opinions in this blog post are written entirely on my own.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Feeling Sassy!

This sassy outfit I'm wearing and reviewing for these blog photos is by the UK vintage reproduction brand Banned Apparel 
Though I actually ordered this outfit through one of my favorite Australian boutiques called Gwynnies Emporium
Let me begin this black top, it's made from 95% viscose and 5% elastan, so is very comfortable to wear, especially as it has some stretch to it  Other features is the 3/4 sleeves and the boat-neck style.  I find with this top you can dress it up with a gorgeous skirt and accessories or down with a pair of high-waisted jeans or trousers.
This skirt, I'm usually not a big fan of pencil/wiggle skirts - as I don't like how there is usually not much movement with walking whilst wearing them and they show all your bumps and curves.  But I wanted to give this pencil skirt from Banned Apparel a try!  As I liked the longer length and the green/black/navy blue tartan print.  This skirt is lined, has a back kick pleat (easy for walking) and has a decorative button detail.  Other features is the contrast two front pockets,  it has a back zipper and is made from 100% polyester. I ordered size Large, which feels real comfortable to wear. 
Both the modern love black top and green tartan pencil skirt are currently still available to purchase on Gwynnies website.  The skirt is $49 (Aus) and top $36 (Aus).
Accessories Include:
Flats from Payless Australia
Belt from Pinup Girl Clothing 
Eve Brooch by Deerarrow ordered from Vintage Pip 
Green earrings from Daisy Jean Floral 
Scarf and bangles thrifted
These blog photos were taken a few weeks ago by my friend and follow blogger Vera Gin Vintage. At a historical village in the town of Childers, Queensland   The historical village has some old style wagons, some old buildings e.g. a little cottage, school and a shop and a old train.
 In other news,  I had a lovely time away with family for a couple of days on Fraser Island, my brother married his long time girlfriend - they actually eloped, as they just wanted a small intimate wedding to celebrate with close family members.
Also I only have this week left of my holidays....I'm back to work soon, damn!!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Monday, 15 August 2016

Tutti Fruitti!

I received this summer inspired dress from an Australian retro clothing and accessories boutique called Laurina Jean Retro 
To feature on my blog for all my lovely readers and followers!
 Laurina Jean Retro sale rockabilly dresses, handbags, petticoats, cardigans and boleros, jewellery and hair accessories.
You can also find Laurina Jean on facebook   https://www.facebook.com/laurinajean/home
I just adore the print on this dress, with the pink watermelons and strawberries.  On Laurina Jean's website it's currently listed for $70 (Aus).  They do ship Australia and World wide (shipping costs vary, email Laurina Jean for a quote).
Sizing ranges from size 8 right up to size 24.  Size charts are listed on their website.
This dress is made from 100% cotton, has a back zip to get in and out off, has capped sleeves, a sweetheart shape neckline and a full circle skirt (great for wearing a petticoat underneath), I also love the length on the skirt, for my height.  Note: I added my own belt (from another dress) and one of my petticoat's for extra structure and shape.
Such a wonderful summer inspired dress to wear. That I highly recommend on purchasing yourself one, there is also a tropical pineapple print dress as well to choose from!
Accessories Include:
Peep-toe shoes from Williams Australia
Pink petticoat from Your one stop pinup shop (from a friend)
Watermelon hair-scarf and pink gumball necklace also from Your one stop pinup shop
Tights from Target Australia 
Watermelon brooch from Atomic Mingo (no longer in business)
Sunglasses, earrings and Tiki bangles from various online business's.
Laurina Jean Retro are having a pop-up shop at Hervey Bay, Queensland this weekend of 20/21 August from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days, there will be some great specials on some of there clothing and accessories.  I plan to attend one day this weekend, so if you live local please go and check there pop-up shop for yourself.  The location for Hervey Bay is on their facebook page.
 In other news I'm going over to Fraser Island with all the family for a couple of days, which I'm really excited about as I've never been before, even though it's located right at my doorstep! We have a special family celebration over there, which I can't reveal at this time!
We are staying at a lovely resort called King Fisher Bay I'm looking forward to relaxing, exploring, drinking and eating.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo





 Note: All words & opinions in this blog post are written entirely on my own.






Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Bamboo Paradise!

This gorgeous dress is called Paradise 50's Dress which is by UK vintage inspired brand Hell Bunny
Which I purchased and had on lay-by for a couple of months through my local pinup/rockabilly boutique called Cherry Tree Lane
 On the Hell Bunny official website, this dress is currently selling for 42.99 pounds ($73 Australian Dollars).  You can find it's listed to purchase on other rockabilly/pinup websites such as Unique Vintage, Atomic Cherry, Retro Glam and on ebay.
This dress ranges from size small to extra large, which is my usual size with Hell Bunny and it fits quite beautifully and feels comfortable to wear.
I adore the print on this dress with the bamboo sticks, the green leaves and the pink, yellow and purple orchids on the cream background. Such a stunning tropical inspired frock!
The material is made from a light 100% polyester (a great dress to wear in summer).  It's a 1950's shirt style dress, with a pleated skirt, that flows from the waist seam. Other features is the cute little wooden style buttons down the center front, has short sleeves, a high back with a back zip to get in and out off.
The length on this dress sits nicely at my knees, also you can wear it with or without a petticoat/crinoline, I choose not to wear a petticoat for these blog photos.
Accessories Include:
Shoes from Payless Australia
Purple wicker purse from Pinup Girl Clothing
Brooch from Viva La Lux
Pink hair-scarf and orchid hair-flower from ebay stores.
Silver bangles thrifted
Vintage parasol thrifted
This blog photos were taken a few weeks back by my Mum at a gorgeous spot called Bamboo Land which is a nursery and park-lands, full of bamboo trees and grassy areas for picnics etc.
In other news my pinup friend Vera Vamp and I attended the annual Greazefest Kustom Kulture Festival. We both were in the pinups on parade on Saturday, with other pinup ladies to show of our own personal pinup/vintage style to the crowd and photographers.
We both attended the festival both Saturday and Sunday. We enjoyed looking at all the market stalls, viewing all the awesome vintage and hot rod cars, and checking out some of the rockabilly bands. 
Looking forward to going again next year!

Also I'm now on leave from work for a couple of weeks...yay!  I'm just looking forward to the next couple of weeks doing what I want to do.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo