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Monday, 28 August 2017

Yellow and Pink!

For this week's blog post I'm featuring another wonderful outfit by Vivien of Holloway
I do love wearing and owning pieces from Vivien of Holloway they're definitely one of my favorite vintage inspired brands, because of  value for money and their unique, one of a kind outfits.
These yellow 1940's inspired swing trousers are made from a light 100% crepe material, that has some stretch to it.  The pants are high-waisted, have four side buttons to get in and out of and have a cute little pocket on the right hand side.  Nearly all sizes are now sold out on the website in this exact colour, though there are other sizes left in other colours, for example purple, black and teal.  I own at least five pairs of Vivien of Holloway's swing trousers, in other colours and fabrics. They are so comfortable, yet stylish to wear.  You can purchase a pair for £59 ($97 Aus) plus postage.
The blouse I'm wearing is also by Vivien of Holloway it's the Gypsy top in a pink and yellow, sea sucker fabric.  I do love pink and yellow together, so I was happy that this top goes well with these yellow swing trousers.  The top has little capped sleeves and elasticated sleeves, neck and waist band.  I found this top quite comfortable to wear throughout the day.  It's available to purchase for £28 ($46 Aus) and does come in other colours and lengths for example the longer style, that I'm wearing and the midi and cropped style.  Note: a lot of sizes have sold out, due to the fact there are only a limited amount of sizes released at a time for us vintage/pinup ladies to purchase.
Accessories Include:
Yellow "Robbie" Heels from Bait Footwear
Pink handbag from Sun Jellies
Brooch and necklace from Erstwilder
Earrings from Revere Folie
Bangles from Splendette and Susan Jane Jewellery
Hair-scarf is thrifted 
After this week's blog post, I'm taking a few weeks off from blogging.  As I'll be busy preparing for The Rockin' Maryborough Vintage Festival, it's on the weekend of the 16/17 September this year.  I'm in charge of three pinup comps, so I have to make sure I have everything planned and ready for that weekend.
In other news I've been unwell with a cold, I've had to take the last two days off from work to rest and get better. Also as I have previously said I've just been busy with preparing the pinup comps for the Maryborough vintage festival.  I have three comps I'm preparing for this year the 18 plus one (12 finalists in total) the teens (8 finalists) and the children's comp, it's for both boys and girls to enter.  Hopefully it's a great weekend for everyone!
Anyway I'll let you all know in a few weeks how everything went!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Purple Gingham!

This gorgeous purple gingham dress is by Marjorie and her dedicated team from the etsy store Hearts and Found
This is actually my third dress from this wonderful company!  Hearts and Found is a very popular well known company, among-st many pinup/vintage fashion bloggers.  Mainly because of the fact that Marjorie is very helpful and prompt with answering any questions you may have.  Also all her dresses are made to fit your measurements and your desired dress length!  You can also choose from many of her fabric patterns and dress styles. She also sells tops and skirts.
Hearts and Found is based in Vietnam and Marjorie supports local tailors and sources all the fabrics from local markets in Vietnam.
This dress is called "Francesca" it's an of the shoulder dress and has pom pom trim around the sleeves and bodice.  It is fully lined and has hidden side pockets.  The waistband is elastic-stretch, it doesn't have zips or buttons. This dress easily pulls over your head.  I love the purple gingham cotton fabric and the longer skirt, it is 76cm in length from waist to hem.
You can purchase this dress for $107.63-$120.75 plus shipping (Aus) depending on what size you order, sizing range from XS to 4XL.
I highly recommend on ordering from Hearts and Found is you are wanting a vintage style dress to fit your measurements and you're wanting a unique dress to your specific style and taste.
Accessories Include:
Cream sandals from Bait Footwear
Purple wicker handbag by Pinup Girl Clothing
Earrings from Revere Folie
Brooch by Erstwilder
Purple hair-scarf and cream bangle from Louella Deville
Purple bangles from Splendette
Purple necklace by Susan Jane Jewellery 

I love it when I have someone to take my blog photos for me, it is so much more easier and less awkward then having to relay on using my tripod and self-timer! These photos were taken by my good friend Miss Vera Gin Vintage in Bundaberg, Queensland. They were taken at a few different locations for example in front of some sugar cane, under a bridge and on a chair beside a church.  I also took photos of her as well.

In other news I've just been working five days a week and organizing the pinups for the Rockin' Maryborough Vintage Festival in September.
Over the weekend I took more blog photos and did a little bit of housework.  This weekend I hope to go to a rockabilly/vintage festival on Saturday. I have to wait and see if I end up going!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Retro Kitchen!

This gorgeous dress, caught my eye on the Miss Candyfloss website!  This was the combination of the teal and pink together, the look and the style of this dress.  It's called "Sia-Katalin" from the "Lovely Housewife Inspired Collection".  This dress comes with it's own matching belt, has a side-zip and functioning front buttons for getting this dress on and off with ease.
I adore the pink detailed neckline, collar and turned-up sleeves.  The skirt has two front and two back pleats, and I love the length of the skirt as well. It also fits my measurements perfectly!  Sizes range from XS to 2XL (with some sizes already sold out).  This dress is made in Transylvania, Romania.  It's made from 62% polyester, 32% viscose and 6% spandex.  You can purchase this dress for $160 (Aus) or $131 (U.S) plus shipping costs.
I highly recommend on ordering from Miss Candyfloss, as all their clothing are made and designed to a high standard.  I own a few pieces from this company now and they all feel so comfortable on.
Accessories Include:
Heels are from Bait Footwear
Vintage Hat is thrifted
Brooch is from Deer Arrow
Earrings from Louella-Deville
Bangles from Los Flamingo and Susan Jane Jewellery 
Back-seam stockings by What Katie Did 

These photos were taken in my cute little pink/aqua retro kitchen.  I have been updating it, with new tiles, a new bench-top and putting in a sink and tap. 
I love my little retro kitchen and I knew it would make a great backdrop for this weeks photos to showcase this amazing dress to you!
In other news I drove up to Bundaberg to visit my friend and I also saw my family whilst I was there as well.  My friend Michelle aka "Vera Vamp" and I took photos of each other, the photos of her are to be used for her facebook page Vera Gin Vintage and the photos of me for my blog.  I'm looking forward to sharing these photos with you all next week!
I'm also still getting things organized for the Rockin' Maryborough Vintage Pinup Comps, for September this year.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

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

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

By The Seaside!

This gorgeous 1940's sarong style dress is by one of my favorite brands Vivien of Holloway
I actually purchased this dress, for half price from Vivien of Holloway's sister store Shop at Christines
This store is based in Melbourne, Australia.  The store owner Christine sells a lot of Vivien of Holloway's beautiful garments, for local Melbourne girls to come into the store and try on the vintage reproduction clothing for themselves.
The dress I'm wearing and reviewing for this week's blog post is called "Sarong Hawaiian Reef".
This dress comes with it's own matching bolero, you can wear it with or without the bolero - either way looks great!  It is made from a cotton material (so has no stretch to it), it is also in a halter-neck, with a zip down the back.  This dress has a boned bodice and a one sided, wrap - draped skirt.  I love the length of this dress and the underwater sea-animals print on the blue background.
This exact dress is now sold out,both through Vivien of Holloway and Shop at Christines.
There are other prints to choose from on Vivien of Holloway's website or you can message Christine if you would like to order a sarong dress!
These style dresses do sell out quickly though, as there are limited sizes for each unique fabric print.  The 1940's sarong dresses usually sell for £120 ($200 Aus) plus shipping.
Accessories Include:
Sandals by Bait Footwear
Hair-flower from Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Necklace, Earrings and Brooch from Dottie DeLite Jewellery
Bangles from Los Flamingo and Louella Deville Boutique 
Parasol from an ebay seller

These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago, down by the waterfront of a sleepy little seaside town called Poona in Queensland, Australia. I wanted to take these photos by the sea, to showcase this beautiful dress for you all!
In other news I've been unwell with a cold/cough, I'm feeling better now!  Also over the weekend my car broke down, along the highway. I wasn't happy to say the least!  I had to get it towed back home, it is now fixed. Fingers crossed I have no more problems with it, at least for quite a while.
I also took more blog photos, as well over the weekend.  I actually took photos to be shared on a special blog-post by follow fashion blogger Lauren-Blair, her blog-page is called : Gracerock - Kellyroll, here is the link to this blog post:  Twinsie-Tuesday
Thank-you Lauren for asking to feature me on your wonderful blog! xo

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Lana Floral!

 This week I'm reviewing this gorgeous 1940's style floral dress from one of my favorite vintage inspired brands Vivien of Holloway 
 This dress is the "Lana in yellow floral".  This particular print in the "Lana" is now sold out on the website. There are many other prints and colours to choose from still in the 1940's Lana style.  I actually own four of these style dresses, I just love them that much!  I adore the 1940's style, the longer A-line skirt length, the draped detailed neckline, the pockets and the many unique prints and fabrics to choose from.  All these dresses are limited in numbers for each size, so you have to be pretty quick to order one, otherwise they will sell out.
Only tiny downside for me personally is that around the upper torso area it is pretty roomy so I usually try and add a belt to give the dress more shape to it, for my body.  
This dress is made from a light polyester, so the fabric is breathable and comfortable to wear throughout the day.  It has a side zip, two side pockets, padded shoulders and that distinctive draping square neckline. The A-line skirt measures 31 inches long.  As I mention above this particular style is sold out, but there are still many other prints to choose from.  Sizes range from 10 up to 24, just follow the size chart to your own measurements to get the best fit as possible.  I ordered size 18, as the measurements fit my waist, although it is a bit too big around the bust.
The Lana sells for £99 ($160 Aus) plus shipping costs. 
Accessories Include:
Yellow Robbie Heels by Bait Footwear
Vintage handbag from a facebook buy/swap/sell group
Pink belt, earrings and bangles from Louella Deville Boutique
Tropical hair-flower from Gigis Retro Closet 
These photos were taken at an old Queenslander house located at Howard, Queensland, Australia.  The Queenslander is called Brooklyn House
A Queenslander is mostly found in Queensland, Australia.  These homes were built for our hot and humid, tropical weather. They were built with verandahs around the home, made out of timber and built on low or high stilts.  This allowed for ventilation to help cool the house down in summer.
This gorgeous house was built in 1890.  The current owners open their home for tours and you can stop by for a Devonshire tea and a scone. At present the owners have their home for sale.
 I'm very grateful and happy that allowed me to take my photos on their beautiful property.
In other news I've been working and over the past weekend, I stayed at home and caught up on some house chores etc.  I've also been trying to organize some sponsors for the Rockin' Maryborough Vintage Festival Pinup comps for September!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

At The Park!

For this week's blog post, I'm sharing three separate style garments, from one of my favorite brands  Vivien of Holloway
The first is the "Dusty Pink Jenny Cardigan."  This cardigan is so comfortable and warm to wear.  I love the cropped length, as you can wear it with swing dresses, skirts and high-waisted trousers, as I am here.  It has a shawl collar, this is great for keeping the neck extra warm. It also has center buttons down the front, and the cardigan looks stylish both button up or undone. It is made from 100% acylic and comes in sizes small to xlarge.  Other colours available to order are red, black, treacle (brown), kiwi (green), teal and clematis (purple). The Jenny cardigan is available to purchase for £45 ($74 Aus) dollars plus postage. 
These pink soft 1940's swing trousers are also from Vivien of Holloway I really love there swing trousers  (I currently own four pairs).  I just love the style of them and how comfortable they are to wear.  These trousers are made from a soft fabric, and includes polyester, viscose and elastane materials. There are four white side buttons to get the trousers of and on.  I also love the length and how they sit perfectly on the waist-line. These swing trousers are available to purchase for £59 ($96 Aus dollars).  They come in sizes 10 up to 22.  Note: always follow the measurements on Vivien of Holloway's website for each garment to get the right fit. 
The blouse I'm wearing is also from Vivien of Holloway is the "Raglan Birdie Blouse".  This blouse is made from 100% cotton.  It has 3/4 length sleeves, buttons down the front and a collar.  The Raglan blouse is great for tucking into jeans, trousers and skirts.  I found this blouse to fit me well and comfortable to wear throughout the day.  I adore the cute little birdie print and the colours.  The Raglan blouse comes in many other prints and colours as well.  It's available to purchase for £39 ($64 Aus dollars) plus shipping costs.  It also comes in sizes 10 to 24, just follow the online measurements to get the right fit to your own measurements!
Accessories Include:
Pink sandals from Bait Footwear
Pink wicker handbag from Pinup Girl Clothing
Hair-flower from Georgie Girl by Sandra
Earrings from Revere Folie
Bangles from various online stores.
In other news I've been busy at work and busy in my own time, trying to get things organized for the pinup competitions at the Rockin' Maryborough Vintage Festival in September. For example organizing sponsors and prizes for the ladies/girls who win a place and designing promotional flyers. I also have to order sashes, organize the judges and MC etc - it's a lot to do and keeps me busy. It should all come together together in time and run smoothly - fingers crossed!
Over the weekend I took more photos for my blog as well.  Oh yeah I've also booked flights to visit New Zealand in October, I'm going over there for about five nights!  I'm anxious (as I'm traveling on my own, but I'm also exited to visit New Zealand for the first time. 

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

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

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Lurlene Jump-skirt!

I have being eyeing of this Denim "Lurlene" Jump-skirt from Louella Deville Boutique (Your one stop pinup shop) for a while now and finally got around to purchasing it a couple of months ago!
The owner of Louella Deville Boutique Bek Morris has recently started up her own brand, it is called Louella Deville. There is a wonderful range of pinup and vintage inspired clothing and accessories, available to order through her online webstore.  Bek also sells other well name brands such a Lindybop, Lady V London and Hell Bunny, amongst other names. 
The Louella Deville "Lurlene" Jump-skirt is made of a good quality denim material.  It has two deep 40's style side pockets, a back zipper and adjustable straps that can be worn straight or cross-over on the back.  Personally I prefer the straps crossed over, it just feel's more comfortable to wear this way.
I also love the option of the straps being removable and able to flip the bib inside and just wear it as a skirt if you wish!
Other great features in the heart shape bib and the circle skirt, so you can wear your favorite petticoat underneath, for extra flare!  I found this jump-skirt very comfortable to wear and true to size.
The "Lurlene" is listed at $99.00 (Aus) to purchase plus shipping costs and comes in sizes 6-22.
The turquoise hoop earrings, milkshake brooch and bangles I'm wearing are also from Bek's own brand Louella Deville.  The Twiggy hoop earrings are very comfortable and light to wear and there are many other colours to choose from.  The hoops measure around 30mm and have surgical steel findings, so are great for sensitive ears.  These earrings are available to purchase for $14.00 (Aus) a pair.
The strawberry milkshake brooch is so cute, it is made from acrylic materials and it measures around 8x4cm and is available to purchase for $12.00 (Aus).
The blue "Lucy Marbled curved bangle" is made from a fakelite material, the diameter is 6.5cm and 2.2cm thick.  These bangles come in other colours and you can purchase these for $14.00 each.
The pink "Lyla milky bangles" are also made from a fakelite material, the diameter is 6.8cm and 1.3cm thick.  They also come in other colours and are available to purchase for $9.00 each.
Under my denim jump-skirt I'm wearing my new multi-colour seersucker blouse from Freddies of Pinewood
I love the 1940's style work blouse and the colours, it's made of a light cotton material. It has cute little vintage style buttons down the front. This blouse is available to purchase for £35 and comes in sizes 8-16.
Accessories Include:
Cowboy boots from an ebay seller
Vintage handbag is from a facebook buy/swap/sell group
Petticoat is from Louella Deville Boutique
Blue hair-scarf from an ebay seller
In other news I'm going to be really busy over the next couple of months, as I'm on the committee for the "Rockin Maryborough Vintage Festival" and I've just been asked to be the pinup coordinator for the senior and junior pinup pageants!  Another lady that was doing it, had to pull out unfortunately! I'm somewhat anxious about it, as there is not much time to prepare plus I've never actually done anything like this before.  Hopefully I can get everything achieved it time. Wish me luck!!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo