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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
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

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Jungle Jumpsuit!

A little while ago Swedish based vintage/retro clothing inspired company Emmy Design had a Mid-Summer sale. So I bought this wonderful overalls/jumpsuit to wear.
 I've been wanting to buy from this brand for quite some time, but because their clothing is on the upper price scale, I haven't had the chance to do so, so when this great sale came up, I took the plunge and ordered the Jungle Journey Overalls. I love the navy blue background and the white floral print.
This jumpsuit is so comfortable to wear, it's made from 97% cotton and 3% spandex.  I ordered size 44 from their own sizing, which fits my measurements very well, I just followed their sizing chart to get the right fit for me.
Currently this jumpsuit is listed on Emmy's website for 79.92 pounds or $140 (Australian dollars)
This jumpsuit came with a red braided faux leather belt and has belt lops around the waist on the jumpsuit. To get in and out off, there are cute little navy buttons that go all the way down the front. Also there is a three inch bottom hem, which can be easily lengthened or shorted, depending on your height. So this jumpsuit is great for both short or tall women.
There are two chest pockets, two side seam pockets and two decorative back pockets.  It also has pleats in the front and back and short puffy sleeves with a cuffed hem.
I highly recommend this jumpsuit/overalls as they are very well designed and constructed and so comfortable, yet stylish to wear.

In these blog photos also, is my new handbag from Vendula London which is the shoe box bag, which I bought on "sale" unfortunately both the red/black and pink/black handbags in this exact design are now out of stock.  I love the front of this bag, which resembles a store front, with all styles of shoes to look at in the two front windows.  On the back there is a lady with her shopping bags walking across Abbey Road with her adorable poodle.
This bag is fully lined with exclusive London print fabric, has three separate interior compartments. Two inside zip pockets and one external back zip pocket.  There is a detachable/adjustable shoulder strap. Even when I do adjust the strap it's still quite long, which I was quite surprise by, as I've never had handbag straps that long before.
The dimensions are Height: 21cm  Width:  24.5 cm and Depth: 7.5 cm
Accessories Include:
Shoes from Novo Shoes Australia 
Erstwilder red cat brooch from an ebay seller.
Red cat-eye sunglasses from a rockabilly market stall.
Red hair-flower, earrings and bangles are from numerous accessories boutiques.
These blog photos were taken at a historical village in the town of Childers, Queensland by my friend and follow blogger Vera Gin Vintage.  The historical village has some old style wagons (as in these photos), some old buildings e.g. a little cottage, school and a shop and a old style train.  Vera Gin also took photos of me in another outfit at this same location (which I'll blog about soon, down the track).
In other news there is only a few days left until myself and Vera Vamp go to the annual rockabilly festival in Brisbane, Queensland called Greazefest Kustom Kulture Festival, which runs for a whole weekend, we plan to go both Saturday and Sunday.  Also we are both in the pinups on parade on the Saturday, showing off our own personal pinup/vintage style with other beautiful and stylish pinups ladies.

A beautiful picture of myself and a short story was in my local paper just recently, promoting both my pinup/vintage style and Greazefest.  I believe I'm also going to be in tomorrow's paper as well!  I'm quite excited and happy to be featured in the local paper!
I will let you all know next week how I go regarding this fun weekend at Greazefest!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Bailee Venice!

I received this gorgeous dress a couple of weeks ago from a UK inspired brand Lindy Bop to feature on my blog for a review and to wear!  This dress is called "Bailee" Yellow Venice Border Swing Dress. 
I love the Venice border print, and the yellow/white print.
I love how the wide straps meet towards the middle of the dress to the front bow, I find with this strap style, the straps don't fall down of your shoulders, which can be really annoying if your forever having to fix up your straps on a dress!
The material is 97% cotton, 3% elastane and is fully lined which is 100% cotton.
Such a stunning summer inspired dress!
I ordered size 14 which fits my measurements perfectly. Currently this dress ranges from sizes 6 up to 26 and is currently listed for 38 (British pounds) or $66.53 (Australian dollars).
  Other features to this dress is a box pleat skirt, a removable matching belt, concealed back zip with a hook and eye and has hidden in-seam pockets.
 I also love the length and I wore one of my petticoats (from ebay) underneath for a fuller swing skirt.
If your looking for a vintage inspired dress for spring/summer and for a reasonable price, then Lindy Bop currently have a lot of dresses listed on their website for sale and on "sale" for generous reduced prices!
Accessories Include:
Shoes from Target Australia
Bag is by SunJellies and ordered through Vintage Pip
Yellow hair-flower from Your One Stop Pinup Shop
Bangles from a local clothing & accessories boutique
Sunglasses from a local accessories boutique
These blog photos were taken by my Mum at a lovely place called Bamboo Land which is a nursery and park-lands, and is also used for weddings and family picnics.  There were many beautiful spots for photos, such as bamboo trees, landscape gardens and plants, a river, statues and an old style train on the park-lands.
In other news over the weekend just gone my friend and follow blogger Vera Gin Vintage took photos of each other in two different outfits for future blog reviews!

Also I've been receiving a number of packages over the last week from Mr Postman and today I received a new camera a (Canon EOS 700) to take blog photos etc with, I just have to work out how to use it properly!
I'm going to try and sell my current camera, as it still works quite well.  But I wanted an upgrade for my blog photos.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Pippa Dungarees!

These awesome dungarees are from one of my favorite vintage inspired brands Collectif
As soon as I saw these dungarees come up for "sale" a little while ago and in my size I quickly bought myself a pair!
There dungarees are called Pippa Denim and I'm wearing the black denim ones but currently you can buy these dungarees in the blue denim from Collectif website.

I'm wearing size 14 and they fit me very well, so are true to size and are very comfortable to wear.   These dungarees are made out of 70% cotton, 28% polyester and 2% spandex.  They have front and back pockets, plus a extra pocket on the chest area. Belt lops, a zip and button closure on the side and adjustable shoulder straps, which can be crossed over on the back (which I prefer to do, just for extra comfort). As you can see in the photo below!
Under my dungarees I wore this blue & white stripped top also by Collectif which is called 50s Martina Boat neck T-shirt (unfortunately no longer available on the Collectif website) this top is made out of 95% cotton and 5% spandex and again fits really well on me, I ordered size 14.
I love the blue and white stripes and the boat neck style and I find I can wear this top with both jeans/trousers and skirts.
Accessories Include:
Shoes from Payless Australia
Jelly Handbag from Laurina Jean Retro 
Retro style sunglasses from Colette by Colette Hayman 
Blue hair-scarf and Gumball necklace from Your One Stop Pinup Shop 
Earrings from Gigis Retro Closet 

These blog photos were taken on my own with my tripod, around my local town of Maryborough, Queensland, in front of these great colorful and fun wall mural artworks and in front of a really old and run-down building.
In other news I took more blog photos today with my Mum, on my day off at a really lovely location. This weekend I plan to meet up with Miss Vera Gin to take more blog photos!  So keep your eyes peeled for wonderful up-coming vintage inspired outfit blog photos.

Also I'm in the Pinups on Parade in a couple of weeks time at Greazefest rockabilly festival in Brisbane, Queensland. So I'm really excited about this!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Getting to Know Mid Century Sweetheart!

Please allow me to introduce to you all to my blogger interview series this beautiful young lady Eleonora from Mid Century Sweetheart Eleonora lives in Croatia.  I've been following this lovely lady's blog now for a few months, and I really love her blog review's her wonderful vintage inspired style and stunning photos!

I also follow Eleonora's instagram account @eleanor-rebel which I've been following for quite some time now and her facebook page which is:
 Question:  How did you come up with the name Mid Century Sweetheart for your blog?

I wanted something that would immediately tell the reader what to expect. I love 40s and 50s fashion, that is my everyday style so I wanted to incorporate that into my blog name so Mid Century came instantly to my mind, the other part was tough. Sweetheart came to me when I was drying my daughters hair, I found it cute and appropriate.
Question:  Please describe your blogging style?
 I am a positive person so I always seek and try to point out the best in everything and I believe in the old saying If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all. So reviewing clothing, jewelry, bags etc I am always honest but never mean!  I love to write about clothes that is custom-made by my ideas, that is where my heart goes. I like to have professional photos for my blog but if that is not possible I go to nature with my mom, she is my backup photographer. 
 Question:  What inspired you to start blogging?
 I find my inspiration in many vintage/pin up bloggers but reading their posts sometimes I found something missing and by the time I decided to start a blog I had a lot of collaborations, lot of photos that were telling a story. I wanted to put that story out there, to tell others why and how much I love some products and brands. We live in a time when everything bad is louder than good, trolls are everywhere and compliments for hard work is hard to get. I wanted to write something nice about people and their goods in the pin up community.
Question:  Describe your fashion sense/style?
 After punk chick, rockabilly and modern pin up I found my heart in classic pin up. I find inspiration on Pinterest, Instagram and new movies and series that are set in the 40s and 50s. My style goes from 50s housewife to teen in saddle shoes with a lot of swing dresses and accessories. I love bangles and brooches, bright colors and novelty prints.
 Question:  Do you have any favorite bloggers and if so can you please name a few?
 Sure do! Junebugs and Georgia Peaches, Miss Amy May, Miss Psycho Cat, Miss Victory Violet, Alice in Retrospect, Miss Ginger Tulips, The vintage anatomy are the ones that came to my mind now, there are a lot of bloggers I follow.
Question:  What can your readers/followers expect from you and your blog over the next 12 months?
 This year started amazing, a lot of collaborations are coming up (Miss Fortune UK, Love ur look, Lady Luck's Boutique,...) also a few old and new clothing pieces that are made to measure to inspired gals who sew will be on the blog next weeks. I'm coming to UK this summer so I hope to grab some true vintage pieces, lingerie, hats and bags to share with my readers.
 I hope you all enjoyed reading and getting to know Eleonora and her blog Mid Century Sweetheart a little better! 
Thank-you so much Eleonora for taking time to answer my blog interview questions!  
Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo