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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Autumn Leaves!

A couple of months ago I message Curvy Couture by Judy Dee through facebook, asking Judy if she could please make me a 1940's style pinafore dress!  I've seen Judy's beautiful creations on the one and only Miss Victory Violet! I just had to asked if I could have my own unique dress to wear and feature on my blog!
I sent a photo I found and the fabric I wanted to Judy. I decided on this Autumn leaves print because 1. I don't usually wear browns and wanted to try this colour and 2.  I wanted a print that was different from my favourite floral/fruit/tropical/novelty prints I usually wear.
I then sent through my measurements to Judy and sorted out how I could pay her etc.
Judy lives in New Zealand and she creates beautiful vintage reproduction garments and caters for sizes 12-22.
I'm very happy on the end result, this gorgeous dress is exactly what I was wanting going by the original photo I sent to Judy.
I love the back wrap style, that joins up with medium size buttons. I absolutely love the low cut-out back, the cute heart-shape front pocket and of course the ruffles around the bottom and on the sleeves.
The fabric is made of a sturdy cotton, so is very comfortable to wear.
Also I'm loving the length and how well this dress is constructed.  Judy has done a wonderful job with her dressmaking skills.
I highly recommend, ordering yourself a custom made outfit from Curvy Couture by Judy Dee.
Accessories Include:
Cream sandals from Bait Footwear 
Vintage basket/purse from Word from the Bird
Brooch from Erstwilder
Bangles thrifted
Hoop earrings from Revere Folie
I'm wearing another gorgeous hair-flower by Shazam Pinup Hair-Flowers
This one is the Terracotta Bi Colour double Anemone Clip.  This hair-flower is attached to a strong metal alligator clip.  I'm thrilled the terracotta browns matches my dress perfectly! 
This hair-flower is now sold out on the website.
 In other news over the weekend for my short Easter break, I visited family in Bundaberg, Queensland. Whilst up there I bought myself a new vintage style picnic basket set, a flamingo umbrella, a flamingo ornament and a new Erstwilder brooch, the country lemonade one.
On the Sunday I attended a local vintage car and hot-rod show and I judged a pinup pageant, that I really enjoyed doing. There was another lady also judging with me, I felt we did a pretty good job being both our first times!  I also took more photos for my blog.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Mint Green!

This gorgeous dress is from one of my favorite vintage inspired companies Miss Candyfloss
It's called Mariana - Lou The ultimate housewife dress.  I'm wearing the dusty mint colour, I do believe this colour has now sold out on Miss Candyfloss website.  Though there are other colours still available this includes navy blue, pink (some sizes left), red and black (some sizes left).
I love Miss Candyfloss for their well-made, beautifully designed and very comfortable to wear garments.  I especially adore their dresses and jumpsuits!
 Their sizes ranges from XS to 5XL, I'm wearing a size Large and it fits perfectly to my body shape. This dress is made from 63% polyester, 32% viscose and 5% elastane.  The Mariana - Lou dress has many great features for example the scallop collar, the pleated bust, short sleeves, lightly pleated skirt, a matching belt, a back zip and I love the length.  On Miss Candyfloss website, it states it's a 1950's housewife dress, but I believe you can easily pass this dress of as a 1940's inspired design as well.
Accessories Include:
Shoes from Bait Footwear
Vintage handbag from a facebook buy/sell/swap group
Brooch, bangle and gloves are thrifted
The floral hair-piece I'm wearing is from Shazam Pinup Hairflowers  and is called Peach Phalaenopsis orchid cascade head piece. It's designed to be worn down the side of your face and is lightweight and attached to an alligator clip.  This head-piece retails for £15 on Shazam Pinup Hairflower website.
I have four days coming up this weekend for Easter.  This long weekend I'm planning on seeing family, hopefully taking more photos for my blog and attending a hot rod show on Sunday.
The next four weeks are actually short 4 day work weeks, because of public holidays, then I'm on holidays for two weeks in May...yay!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Miami Flamingo!

This week's blog post is about this bright and colourful dress from Lindybop
It's called "Valerie" Purple Miami Print Swing Dress. I saw this wonderful dress come up for "sale" on Lindybop's website, a little while ago and I just had to purchase it for myself.  The fun border print and colours sold it for me. I love the pink's and purples, plus the Miami street scenery and the pink flamingos flying over the city skyline.
This dress is currently for sale at around 50% off on Lindybop's website for $29.95 (Aus) £18.  The sizes available, are 8-22.
Other great features to this dress includes the fabric, it's made of a stretch poly fabric with a matte finish. That is 97% polyester and 3% elastane. It also has a concealed back zipper, a deep fitted waistband and a box pleated swing skirt. I also love the front and back V shaped neckline.
I found this dress very comfortable to wear, especially with the fabric that was used and it fits well to my measurements.
Accessories Include:
Cream sandals from Bait Footwear 
Purple wicker handbag from Pinup Girl Clothing 
Bangles are thrifted
Flamingo brooch from Kmart Australia 
Flamingo hoop earrings from Revere Folie 
Hair-flowers from various boutiques
I've been dressing pinup/vintage inspired now for around three to four years and one thing I've always struggled with the most is my hair and creating perfect pinup and vintage inspired hair.  Mainly because my hair is very thick and very stubborn, both of these reasons can make it very hard to create perfect victory rolls and bumper bangs.  Over the last year I do feel that I am improving with my hair especially when it comes to setting pin curls and doing a wet set with sponge hair rollers in my hair.
In Queensland, Australia it does get very hot and humid here in summer and spring, so I mostly like wearing my hair up off my neck.  Because of this I love to try and create a poodle inspired hair-style, as in these photos.  How do you feel I went?
In other news I've just been working, taking blog photos, selling some of my dresses, skirts etc that I don't really want anymore and buying new pretties for myself to wear and feature on my blog.
I'm looking forward to having four days off from work next weekend for Easter, it will be a lovely little break.
In May I have two weeks off from work which will be wonderful, especially as I can wear my pretties and no boring uniforms.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Hair and Makeup Vanity!

I saw this gorgeous dress, in one of the rockabilly market stores down at Ballarat Beat, for a good price, I just had to try this beauty on in my size! This dress is called Vanity by Banned Apparel.  It fits very well on me, has it does have a bit of stretch to it.  This dress is made from 97% cotton and 3% elastane.
You can find this exact dress on Poison Kandy Klothing for $74.80 (Aus) ranging from sizes XS to XL. Poison Kandy Klothing do ship Australian and worldwide.
This dress has many great features, a sweetheart neckline, short-capped sleeves, a side zip, two-front pockets and a box pleated skirt. There is also a cute little peep-hole in the back with a button.
Though my favorite part to this dress has to be the colours of black, red and blue and the bottom border print.  With the ladies getting all dolled up, doing their makeup, hair and getting dressed. I also love the makeup print of the perfume, lipstick, mascara, powder etc.
It's such a very stylish dress!
Accessories Include:
Shoes from Bait Footwear
Red wicker bag from Pinup Girl Clothing
Red-hoop earrings from Revere Folie
"Eve" Brooch from Deer Arrow
The white hair-flowers I'm wearing are from Shazam Pinup Hair Flowers these are the white delphinium clip. I'm actually wearing two in my hair. These small hair-flowers sit on an alligator clip, I do find these clips do pull my a little, whilst trying to place the flower/s where I want them to sit exactly.  These hair-flowers retails for £6 each, plus shipping costs.
In other news where I live in Queensland, we've been getting a lot of rain and there is more to come over the next couple of days!  Around a day ago there was a Tropical Cyclone that stuck up North Queensland, now we experiencing all the rain from this ex-cyclone.
There has been no damage in the town I live in though, as the Cyclone hit towns/Islands that are hours away from where I live.
There was quite a bit of destruction up north with tress knocked over, some houses/businesses and boats damaged with the terrible high-powered winds.  
Also this weekend I hoped to take photos for my blog with a vintage car, but I may have to put that on hold, if it's going to be really wet this weekend!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Tropical Jungle!

I recently purchased this cute tropical 1940's inspired play-suit from an Australian dressmaker and etsy business called Jack's Daughter
The lovely owner and dressmaker Jenni of Jack's Daughter specializes in "one off" vintage inspired creations. Either reproduced from original vintage patterns or she can even draft patterns from vintage garments and from Haslam pattern books to your specific measurements. 
Some of her garments she currently has for sale on her etsy page include play-suits, overalls, skirts, blouses, tops and 1940's/50's vintage inspired dresses.
Even feel free to message Jenni if your after a "one of" vintage inspired outfit for yourself!
This 1940's vintage inspired play-suit is called "Chrissy."  I love the tropical/parrots pattern so much and the material is made of a soft rayon.
The blouse is attached to the back of the shorts only. The blouse then tucks into the front and joins with buttons on the waistband.  There is also white retro style buttons down the front of the blouse and down one side of the shorts to get in and out of this play-suit.
The shorts have a lot of leg room and are pleated at both the front and back.  I found this cute outfit quite comfortable and cool to wear whilst taking these photos on a hot humid day.
Accessories Include:
Wedges from Payless Australia
Pink purse from Lola Von Rose
Hibiscus hair-flower from Soda Sweethearts
Green clip-on earrings from Daisy Jean Floral
Palm brooch from Kmart Australia
Bangles from various boutiques
This week's blog photos were taken at Maroochy Botanical gardens, located on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. I knew I wanted a tropical/rain-forest type background for these photos, to showcase this gorgeous play-suit and this location was a perfect spot to do so.
In other news I've just been working, taking photos for my blog on the weekends, and doing general things at home.
Nearly two weeks ago I went to a rockabilly festival in Brisbane, Queensland called Redlands Revival.  It was a lovely day, but a very hot day and did end up getting a little burnt around my shoulders.  I ended up purchasing myself a beautiful dress, I hope to share with you all in the near future.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tea Dress - Part Two!

Here is part two of the six 1940's Tea day dresses I was sent by Vivien of Holloway to feature and review on my blog. (I was able to keep one and post the others back).
Here is the link to part one if you have not had the opportunity to read it yet Tea Dress - Part One
The fourth 1940's style tea day dress is the Mushroom Red, I actually decided to purchase this one from Vivien of Holloway, because it was very hard to decide just on one to keep!
I love this one because red is one of my favorite colours to wear and the yellow and blue mushroom novelty print is so cute!
I really enjoyed deciding on how I was going to accessorize and style each of the six dresses, with my own shoes, handbags, jewelry and hair accessories!
I was also happy that I had a retro style belt that would go well with each dress.
Accessories Include:
Red flats from Bait Footwear
Handbag from Vendula London 
Red hair-scarf from Daisy Jean Floral  
Earrings and bangles from various boutiques
 The fifth 1940's style tea dress is the Rose Grey, this one has pretty little flowers on a blue/grey  background.  I do really love this beautiful print and the pink buttons down the front.
I found all six dresses very comfortable to wear and also felt like I was actually wearing true vintage dresses from the 1940's, instead of vintage reproduction/inspired outfit. 
My favorite features for all dresses is the length of the skirt (31 inches), the pockets, the light cotton material and the shirt style with the retro look buttons down the front.
Accessories Include:
Peep-toe flats by Bettie Paige Clothing (Ordered through a facebook buy/sell/swap group)
Pink basket by SunJellies
Hair-net and earrings from Daisy Jean Floral 
Bangles from various boutiques
The sixth and final 1940's style tea dress is the Letters Brown. This novelty print dress has little green, blue and white envelopes on a brown background. I wanted to bring out the brown more by wearing my brown heels, bangle and belt.
This dress was another very close favorite to choose to keep!
Accessories Include: 
Brown heels were thrifted
Vintage wicker basket is from Word from the Bird
Green earrings from Daisy Jean Floral
Bangle was thrifted
Cat-eye glasses from an ebay seller
Thanks again to my good friend Michelle aka Vera Vamp for taking these photos for my blog.  The photos on this week's blog post were taken around some heritage style buildings and in Queens park in Maryborough, Queensland. 
I would also like to thank Betty for allowing me to borrow her retro style bike. 

What has been your favourite 1940's style tea dress from Vivien of Holloway, that I've shared and featured on my blog? If you have one that is!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

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