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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Forget Me Not!

I've been eyeing of the "Lana" dresses by Vivien of Holloway
for quite a while now, especially after seeing this dress style on other blogger web-posts!
I ended up purchasing myself one, about a month ago.  It's the Forget Me Not, Lana dress.
As much as I love wearing 1950's inspired dresses, I also love wearing 1940's styles as well.  I just adore the floral print and the longer A-line skirt of this dress, that gathers down the front.  Other favorite features to this dress, is the deep-side pockets and the square neckline with the draping is just stunning!  It also has light shoulder pads.
Only tiny downside, the Lana dresses have side zips (which I'm not really a huge fan off, I prefer a back zip personally).  Also it was a little big between the waist and the bust-line, so I had to get it altered to fit better on me.
This dress is made from a 100% polyester and I found the fabric very light and comfortable to wear.  The Lana retails for £99 and comes in seven other prints. Vivien of Holloway have vintage sizing, so always check their sizing chart for each garment, to get the best fit. Note: many sizes though have sold out though in all dress prints.  Hopefully Vivien of Holloway re-stock many of these dresses in the near future!
Accessories Include:
Shoes are thrifted
Vintage wicked handbag from a facebook buy/sell/swap group
Hat is thrifted
Cat-eye glasses from a ebay seller
Pearl necklace gift from Michael Hill Jewellery
Earrings from Colette by Colette Hayman
These blog photos were taken at a Historical home called Orminston House  The house was built in 1860's and was once a privately owned residence. Though now it's looked after and run by a dedicated team of volunteers, whom allow the public to view the house and the gardens on Sunday afternoons.  Also there are many special events held throughout the year on the grounds of Orminston House. 
As soon as I pulled up at the house to take my photos, a storm was about to hit, so I had to wait until the storm had passed to take my photos.  Lucky a lovely volunteer was kind enough to wait around with me, until the storm had passed and for me to take my photos.
In other news I spent the weekend up in Bundaberg, Queensland where I caught up with my family and took blog photos with Miss Vera Vamp.  We took photos in a retro style diner that will be opening up soon to the public, I'm really looking forward to when it does open!
Also I ended up buying a couple of goodies in the Black Friday sales! 
This weekend I'll probably have a quite weekend at home and hopefully take some more photos for my blog as well.  It's actually suppose to be getting really hot within the next few days, which I'm not looking forward to!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Beautiful Gardens!

Around two to three months ago, I spotted this gorgeous floral dress and purchased it from my local vintage inspired clothing boutique called Cherry Tree Lane Fashion
The price tag was only $60 (Aus) so I knew I had to own this dress and add it to my growing collection of vintage inspired clothing!
Another bonus it fitted me so perfectly, when I tried it on for the first time.
This dress is by Hell Bunny and is called Roslyn  floral dress.

The blue and pink flowers set amongst the greenery on the grey background, is such a beautiful print.  The bodice has a gathered bust, with two cute little bows, above and below the bust line. It also has wide shoulder straps, a hidden back zipper, a wide waist band and the skirt is gathered and is fully lined.
This dress is made from 100% polyester.  It's very light and cool to wear in the Spring/Summer months.  As I wanted this dress to have more of a "1940's feel to it", I choose not to wear a petticoat underneath, plus personally I find this dress style doesn't suit a full petticoat.
Some website like Cats Like Us and Unique Vintage
have this dress currently in stock to purchase.
Accessories Include:
Shoes from Bait Footwear 
Blue hair-flower and pink-glitter hoop earrings from Daisy Jean Floral 
Bracelet was gifted to me.
This weeks blog photos were take a few weeks ago, at the most beautiful gardens and private home called Vintage Rose Cottage 
The lovely couple that owns and looks after the gardens and cottage, open their property to the public every Tuesday and the last weekend of the month.  Guests are welcome to view and enjoy the lovely gardens.
Vintage Rose Cottage is located at a rural town in Queensland called Bauple. 
In other news I had a quiet weekend of catching up on some housework and staying at home.
This weekend I plan to go up to Bundaberg, Queensland to see family and catch up with Miss Vera Vamp (Michelle) I haven't seen her in a while, so will be good to catch up again! Hopefully we will be taking blog photos as well.
I've also booked accommodation, flights and car-hire for next year in February, as I want to attend a big rockabilly festival in Ballarat, Victoria called Ballarat Beat.  My Mum and sister are also coming with me so we can all have a little holiday together!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

At the Beach!

This tropical inspired jump-suit is by UK brand Banned Apparel
 I ordered through an Australian pinup/vintage inspired company called Heavenly Acessorize
This company is based on the south side of Brisbane, Queensland. Owner Tracey started her business about two years ago after discovering the 1950s style. Tracey ended up getting a couple of dresses for herself and got so many compliments on them that she thought she would start a business selling vintage inspired style to ladies in plus sizes.
Since then she now caters for sizes 8 right up to size 30 and sells many of the well known brands such as Banned Apparel, Hearts and Roses, Lady Vintage, Lindybop etc
She offers world wide postage, also Tracey re-stocks most weeks and puts her new stock on her facebook page.   Please go and like her page and hopefully you may end up purchasing yourself something really stylish with a 1950's flare to it!
The jump-suit itself has both pros and cons regarding to wearing it. The pros first, I love the print with the hibiscus flowers and palm leaves on the blue background. Also the jump-suit style (I really love a gorgeous playsuit/jumpsuit), the pockets and the white fabric on top of the front bodice and the the little white buttons on the side at the bottom of each leg.
The cons is I'm not a big fan of the halter-neck style, as at times it can start to feel uncomfortable around the neck, also I had to re-adjust the back from time to time as it kept wanting to pull-down too much, especially if I sat down and stood back up again.
Note:  This jump-suit came with a matching fabric white belt, but it wasn't really sitting right on, so I swapped for one of my own retro style belts instead.
It's made from 97% cotton and 3% elastane. I believe there may be a couple of sizes left in medium and Large and retails on Heavenly Acessorize for $70 (Aus).
Accessories Include:
Sandals from Novo Shoes 
Wicker bag thrifted
Tiki drink brooch from Erstwilder
Tropical hair-flower from Soda Sweethearts
White hoop earrings from Revere Folie
Sunglasses thrifted
Bangles and fan from ebay and are thrifted
These photos were taken along the beach at Hervey Bay, Queensland.  I chose a more secluded section of the beach to take my photos, as I prefer not to have any one look at me taking my own photos, if i can help it.
I didn't put any sun protection on, so I got really burnt across the back and shoulders, I'll have to remember to put sunscreen on when taking my photos, especially wearing summer style clothing.
In other news I had a lovely weekend away in Brisbane, Queensland. I took more photos for upcoming blog posts, caught up with family/friends and attended a pinup picnic in the park.
  It was a stinking hot day on Sunday attending the picnic, but still I had fun there.  I saw and said hi to some of my "pinup friends", had photos taken with a motorcycle, a big pink flamingo blow up pool toy, and in a country style setting, with hay bales. I'm looking forward to seeing some of these photos in the near future.
I also won a $50 gift voucher to use at Vintage Pip, which I have already used!
I'm already looking forward going to next year's pinup picnic.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Country Fiesta!

I purchased this gorgeous dress a few weeks ago from an Australian company that sells rockabilly/pinup/vintage inspired clothing called Aunty Charmings Rockabilly
It's made in the US by the brand Bettie Page Clothing and is called Sugar Beat (fiesta stripe).
As soon as I saw this dress hanging on the rack in Aunty Charmings market store, I wanted it!  I love the colours and the Mexican style print with the guitars, sombrero hats, cactus plants, pottery and stripes.
This dress is made from a soft woven cotton material and is very comfortable to wear.  Other features include the red band around the waist, pleated skirt, cap sleeves and a plunging neckline and back. Note: I had to place one of my brooches (lady beetle) in the neckline, so it wouldn't gape and for the sleeves to stay up on my shoulders and not fall down consistently.
Sizing ranges from 4 right up to 26, there are still some sizes in this exact dress on both the Bettie Page ($128 US) and Aunty Charmings ($100 AUS) websites plus shipping costs.
Accessories Include:
Shoes from Bait Footwear 
Wicker handbag thrifted
Bangles thrifted
Red hoop earrings Revere Folie
Hair-scarf from ebay seller
These photos for this week's blog post were taken by a follow pinup friend at her beautiful Queenslander homestead, my friend and her husband's home is located on acreage in the outskirts of Gympie, Queensland.
We had a lovely afternoon together, eating yummy food, chatting and taking photos for my blog!
Here is a link to a youtube video about my friend and her entering "pinup pageants/competitions:
Miss Blondie Bubbles - Youtube Video

Please watch it, if you can, it's very entertaining!
In other news, over the weekend just gone I went down to the beach to take blog photos and got really burnt on my back and shoulders.  I didn't apply sunscreen, naughty me I know! I shall be applying sunscreen from now on, especially now it's starting to come into summer here where I live in Australia.
This weekend I plan to drive to Brisbane, Queensland to attend a pinup picnic in the park on Sunday (had a lovely time last year and this one is going to be even bigger and better).  Also I'll be taking blog photos down there at a another beautiful old manor/homestead.
Plus catch up with family and friends as well.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Nautical Girl!

This nautical inspired outfit that I'm wearing in these photos and blogging this week is from Lindybop
I bought both the top and couletts a few months ago, as they were both on "sale" at the time.
The 'Bardot' sailboat and lighthouse print jersey top, is made from a soft jersey material ( it's very comfortable to wear).  It has three quarter length sleeves and is made from 95% viscose and 5% elastane.  I just love the sailboat and lighthouse print on the blue background, very cute and nautical of course!
This top though is nearly sold out in all sizes on Lindybop's website but you may be able to find it through other rockabilly/pinup/vintage inspired online boutiques and stores.
The 'Bobette' blue white stripe culotte trousers are also from Lindybop.  They are high-waisted, have side pockets, a concealed side zip and really cute anchor decorative buttons in the front panel. These pants are also very comfortable to wear because of the wide design legs and that's it made from 97% cotton and 3% elastane. Again these trousers are nearly sold out through Lindybop, with only a couple of sizes left.
Both the top and trousers fit me quite well, I always follow the size guide for each garment.
Accessories Include:
White sandals from Novo Shoes 
Blue jelly handbag from Laurina Jean Retro 
Sunglasses Colette by Colette Hayman
Bamboo bangles and blue hair-scarf from ebay sellers
These photos were taken by my Mum down at the marina and on the Urangan pier at Hervey Bay, Queensland.
I knew I wanted to take photos in this outfit for my blog near sailing boats, and by the sea.  My Mum did a wonderful job taking these photos with my new camera!
In other news I had a lovely weekend just gone, taking blog photos at a friends house, she owns a beautiful Queenslander out on acreage, I'll be sharing these photos in the coming weeks.
On Sunday I went to Wings and Wheels, this included watching a pinup pageant (20 ladies, strutting their stuff), also there were old war planes and of course vintage cars to look at and admire.
The last two days at work, I dressed up in a touch of Halloween and today I dressed up for The Melbourne cup, Australia's most prestigious annual horse race that stops a nation!  I always enjoy dressing up a bit for work if I can.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Pink and Floral!

As soon as I saw these vintage inspired handbags by USA company Lola Von Rose on instagram and other blogger webpages, I knew I had to own one for myself and to feature on my blog!
As I do love cute and stylish handbag and better still it is vintage inspired! I chose one of my favorite colours, pink, other colours include black (currently sold out), red, white, and coming soon mint seafoam green and light purple.  These are available to purchase for $64 (US), though currently you can get 30% off the purchase price on these wonderful handbags, through Lola Von Rose website.

They are made from acrylic and have a metal clasp to secure, plus a sturdy curved handle to carry.  For a smaller handbag I was still able to fit my iphone, a small purse, keys, lipstick and sunglasses in this bag. My only advice is when opening the bag, place on a level surface so your contents don't come spilling out.  I just love this cute little bag so much! I highly recommend adding one or even two of these handbags to your collection ladies!
I'm wearing my new Pink Voodoo Vixen top and Jenny skirt in floral ribbon print from Pinup Girl Clothing
The Jenny skirt is a full gathered skirt, that has a wide waistband, a back zipper and hidden lipstick pockets.  It's made from 97% cotton and 3% spandex.  I adore the floral and blue ribbon print.  The skirt can be purchase for $98 (US) and comes in sizes XS to XL through Pinup Girl Clothing.

I chose to match this skirt with my Deadly Dames Voodoo Vixen top also by Pinup Girl Clothing.
This top is currently on sale, so there are not many sizes left.  It's has criss cross straps which preferably should be crossed at the front, but I decided to cross at the back instead, which actually feels more comfortable on me.  It's also made from 97% cotton and 3% spandex, is lined and has a zip in the back.  Really great to wear in summer here in Queensland, Australia.

I'm also wearing a pink short-sleeve cardigan by Freddies of Pinewood which was given to me by a good friend.  It's so cute and great to wear when it's a little cool outside, just to cover the shoulders and upper-arms.
Accessories Include:
Flats from Payless Australia
Boater Straw Hat from Pinup Girl Clothing
Pin-wheel brooch is from Erstwilder
Bangles are thrifted
Petticoat is from Lindybop

These photos for this week's blog post were taken on my own in and around a local public park  called Queens Park which are located in Maryborough, Queensland.
I love finding the parasols/umbrellas hanging in the trees to pose with and the pretty pink flowers. I took these on a Sunday afternoon, when there is not many people around.
In other news I officially start my new position as a activity officer tomorrow at work! Which is a full-time position of five days a week and that means weekends off...yay!!

This weekend I'm planning taking blog photos at a friends place on Saturday and attending a vintage day on Sunday called Wings and Wheels there will be vintage cars and planes, a pinup competition and markets to look at.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Waiting for the Train!

This is my second Kitty Day dress from UK brand Vivien of Holloway  that I currently own.  I've also previously blogged my other Kitty dress here is the link to that:
I really love these dress styles so much, as they are so comfortable, yet stylish to wear.  Plus they actually look like true 1950's vintage dresses.
The Kitty Day dress I'm wearing in these blog photos is called Scallop Pistachio.
I love the green, white and pink together, it's such a gorgeous print.  With the little flowers and bows printed all over this dress.  I also adore the longer length as well (great for my taller height, I'm 174 cm).
The dress is made from a crisp cotton and features two front pockets, shoulder pads, a discreet side zip, vintage front buttons, a nipped waist and a gathered skirt.
It is currently listed to purchase on Vivien of Holloway's website for £89 and comes in many sizes, unfortunately some sizes have now sold out in this print, but there any many other prints to choose from. I always follow the size guide as listed on their website for each dress/garment to achieve the best fit to my body shape.
One thing I do find with the Kitty Day dresses, is that I always wear a belt, as it seems to give me more definition in the waist and in general looks more stylish!
Accessories Include
Heels from Bait Footwear
Vintage handbag from a facebook buy/sell/swap group 
Vintage gloves thrifted
Bangle thrifted
Pink hair-flower Gigis Retro Closet
Retro belt is by Hell Bunny
Retro glasses from a ebay seller
Lady brooch is from Deer Arrow
There blog photos were taken on my own at a heritage train station (no longer is use) at a town in Queensland, Australia called Gympie.
Back in the early day this train station would have been a busyone for sure.  I love taking photos at old train stations, it just seems to add a bit of authenticity to the photos, especially when wearing vintage inspired garments.
In other news, apart from working and doing general things at home I've been taking blog photos, I have quite a number of outfits/accessories that I shall be featuring on my blog in the near future, so that keeps me busy, but I really enjoy doing it!
I also caught up with family for lunch on Sunday, including my Mum, Dad, sister, brother, his wife and my niece and nephew.  It's always so wonderful to spend time with all the family!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo