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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

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

At The Diner!

This bright and colorful swing skirt is by the UK brand Banned Apparel and is called Peggy Diner Doll Skirt. I ordered it through Australian pinup/retro company Gwynnies Emporium.
I love all the wonderful colours (I can mix and match many colour tops/blouses with this skirt) and the 1950's retro diner print, waitress and classic cars all around the bottom border of the skirt. 
This skirt has hidden lipstick pockets, is pleated and has a hidden zip at the back.
It's made from 97% cotton and 3% elastane.
I wore one of my fluffy petticoats underneath this skirt to give more fullness and swing! 
You can purchase this skirt through Gwynnies Emporium for $52.00 (Aus) and comes in sizes XS to 4XL (some sizes have sold out).  All though you can purchase this skirt through other online stores such as Unique Vintage
I knew I just had to match this cute retro inspired tee by Australian screen printing company Hard Core Logo with by Banned Apparel skirt!
This tee comes in sizes small to 2XLarge and is $30.00 (Aus)
There are other colours to choose from such as mint and black.
It's such a cool design with the milkshake and retro waitress and the slogan "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard" on the pink 100% cotton fabric!
Accessories Include
Saddle shoes from Bait Footwear 
Pink handbag by Sunjellies ordered through Vintage Pip 
Hair-scarf and bangle thrifted
Diner brooch by Erstwilder
Pink earrings from Daisy Jean Floral Designs 
Retro belt by Hell Bunny

These photos were taken by a follow "pinup friend" at a local retro inspired cafe/diner called HotShotz which is located at Hervey Bay, Queensland.
After I had finish taking these photos for my blog, I enjoyed a yummy milkshake and a delicious ham and salad roll!
In other news I have been offered a full-time Monday to Friday position at work, as an activity officer at the aged care facility I work at!  Which I'm really thrilled about!  Only thing is I wont be able to wear my pretties as often (as I wear a uniform to work). Though I do get weekends off now...yay!! As being a personal carer I worked a lot of shift-work, which meant weekends, evenings and early starts.

I'm actually trying to organize a 1950's day for next Friday for the residents I care for to enjoy, I've got a few rock and roll dancers lined up and am trying to hopefully get a few vintage cars as well...which should be a fun day for all!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Pink Margarita!

Featuring on my blog this week is this cute little Pink-Glitter Margarita brooch by an Australian business called Martinis and Slippers 
This business is run and owned by a lovely lady named Alex. Alex has been designing, producing and selling her brooches for officially twelve months.  Alex works from her own home in Melbourne, Victoria where she does the brooch concepts, does the rough illustrations, the artwork layout, liaise with suppliers, assemble the brooch pieces, coordinate the photography, writes the descriptions, does the packaging and then ships out to all her wonderful customers.
Martinis and Slippers was originally the name of Alex's blog, but then she wanted to start her own business selling cocktail and martini brooches, as the idea came to her after not having much success trying to find the perfect cocktail or martini brooch.  She also sells many other brooches such as jukebox's, vintage Chevy cars, cat-eye sunglasses, lady silhouette's and poodles etc.
Martinis and Slippers do ship internationally as well as Australia wide. 
The Margarita Pink-Glitter is currently listed to purchase for $24.95 (Aus).  It's all made from acrylic materials, including the base, straw and lime slice. It's also been laser cut and has a vertical safety finding on the back to place perfectly on your garment that you would like to style this brooch with.
The size is 7.5 cm x 4.5 cm.  It's such a unique, yet cute brooch to wear...I love it!!
 With my new brooch I choose to wear my yellow Missy knitted top from Collectif, this top is currently listed for sale for only £7.00. There are only a few sizes left though, it also comes in pink. I love the cotton knitted style and how comfortable it is to wear.

My denim capri pants are from Vivien of Holloway 
These pants are high-waisted, have winged pockets, have western style stitch detailing and a central back zip with button fastening. 
These capri denim pants are made from 97% cotton and 3% elastane and are currently available to purchase for £45.00.  Again these are very comfortable to wear.
Accessories Include:
Shoes from Payless Australia
Yellow Jelly bag by Sunjellies and ordered through Vintage Pip
Yellow hair-flower from Louella-Deville YOSPS
Sunglasses and bangles from a local boutique.
Floral earrings from Gigi's Retro Closet
In other news I had a great weekend on Saturday taking blog photos in a retro style cafe (I'm looking forward to sharing these photos on my next blog post).  Attending a pinup workshop and learning some new pinup make-up tricks and hair styles. 
Then on Sunday I went to a vintage car show and shine and participated in a pinup pageant called Take Your Tops off Convertibles all to help raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research. I had a really lovely day, I didn't end up winning a place but that doesn't matter as I was mainly there to have fun and help support a really wonderful cause.
Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Tropical Island!

These stunning earrings I'm featuring on the blog this week, is by a brand located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland - called Revere Folie
(located on Etsy)
The lovely lady who's name is Angie owns and runs this business, and is a lover of all things vintage.  All of Revere Folie's earrings are designed, laser cut and put together using acrylic material, and all have a vintage design and flair to them.
All her designs are so unique and very well made and constructed.
These earrings by Revere Folie are called Glitter Island and come in two colours of pink or purple, I chose the purple pair.  I love the glitter hoops with the glitter palm tree, water and rising and/or setting sun set in the middle (so very tropical).
They are made out of acylic, and have a stainless stud backing to place in your pieced ears.  I have worn these earrings all day and they never pulled or felt heavy on my ears.
These earrings are currently listed to purchase for $30 (Aus).
I highly recommend this brand to anybody that's after a vintage inspired, unique, well constructed earrings!
This tropical inspired dress is by one of my favorite Australian brands Retrospec'd which is called Sophia Tahitian Dream.  I actually ordered mine through an Australian company called WildKittyClothing.
The dress is made from a 100% cotton twill, has a back zipper and a halter-neck that comes in two button hole settings to sit just right on your body.  It also has a cross-over bust and pleats. The skirt is also pleated and you can wear with or without a petticoat (I choose without for these photos).  I love the tropical print with the sailing boats, the palm trees, and red poppies.  This dress is listed on Wild Kitty Clothing website for $199.00 (Aus) and comes in sizes Aus 6 to Aus 18.
Accessories Include:
Gold Clogs from Lotta From Stockholm 
Wicker hand-bag from Pinup Girl Clothing 
Parasol from a local shopping chain.
Sunglasses and bangles thrifted
Hair-piece from Gigis Retro Closet
Faux pearl necklace from Collectif Clothing
These blog photos were taken a couple of weeks ago by Miss Vera Vamp at Mon Repos, Bundaberg, Queensland (sea turtles are well known here to lay their eggs)

In other news myself and Miss Vera Vamp are in a pinup pageant on Sunday called Take Your Tops Off at Hervey Bay, Queensland and is aid of breast cancer awareness and for hopefully one day a cure!  All of us pinups that are in the pageant have to wear pink.  I have my dress all picked out to wear on the day!
On Saturday we're also going to a pinup workshop, to learn a bit more about the art of pinup posing, make-up and hair, that I'm very much looking forward to.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

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