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Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Gigi's Fairy Fashion!

Hi all!
For this week's blog post I'm featuring these two beautiful dress by an Australian vintage inspired clothing company Gigi's Fairy Fashion
These are actually my first two dresses that I've owned by this company, I've been eyeing of their dresses for a couple of years and finally got around to purchasing a couple for myself!
This company is based in Sydney, Australia and are a family run business.  The company started out in 1996 and offer gorgeous vintage style, rockabilly, race wear and wedding dresses/outfits and accessories. They only use high quality fabrics in their creations!
The first gorgeous dress I'm reviewing, is called Charlotte Pink Maddison Cut.  The fabric is a cotton sateen.  There are only a couple of sizes left in this exact dress and it's currently on sale for a really great price. I'm wearing a size 14/16 and it fits well on me, it may be a little tight in the waist area but still wearable throughout the day.
Note: each style of dress has different measurements, so you really need to follow the size chart on the Gigi's Fairy Fashion website. Always feel free to message the company to find out the right size for you, if you're not 100% sure.
I just love the floral print on the light pink background and the pleated skirt.  It also has capped sleeves and pleats across the bust-line, plus hidden pockets!
My favorite feature is the stunning cut-out back.  You can wear this dress without a bra or with a backless bra.  I personally wore a backless bra with this dress.
 Accessories Include
Hat from a local boutique
Sunglasses by Voodoo Vixen
Bangles from Louella Deville Boutique
Sandals from Bait Footwear
Ladies vintage style bike by Malvern Star
The second dress by Gigi's Fairy Fashion is called Black Reagan Pleated Sun Dress.  There is still a couple of sizes left in this dress, and it's also on sale for a really great price. 
I'm wearing a size 12/14 and it fits perfectly on me.  The fabric is a stretch cotton sateen and is finished with a shine coating.  I just love this floral print with the pinks and purples on the black background.
 This dress has a heart-shaped neckline with shoulder straps (I wish the straps we're adjustable), so they don't have that feeling they could slip of my shoulders.  It also has a hidden back-zip to get in and out of and a pleated swing skirt.
It's a wonderful dress to wear in the summer months or with a cardigan if the weather is a little cooler.
Hopefully when the weather gets warmer here again in Queensland I can have more of an opportunity to wear these two beautiful dresses!
Accessories Include:
Hair-flower by Daisy Jean Floral
Earrings an bangles by Splendette
Sunglasses by Voodoo Vixen
Necklace from Susan Jane Jewellery
Sandals from Big W

These photos we're taken by my loving partner at our own home in Maryborough, Queensland and at the Hervey Bay Botanical gardens.

Next time on my blog I'll be featuring two dresses by U.K vintage inspired company British Retro

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo



  

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Jack's Daughter!

Hi all!
For this week's blog post, I'm reviewing these two gorgeous outfits by an Australian etsy company called Jack's Daughter
Jenni Porter the lovely owner and dressmaker of Jack's Daughter specializes in "one off" vintage inspired garments.  I have purchased and have had a few different vintage styles outfits made by Jenni, over the last few years.  Jenni creates her vintage inspired clothing from, original vintage patterns or she can draft patterns from actual vintage garments or from photos.
Some of her garments she currently has for sale on her etsy page, includes dresses, skirts, blouses, pants, shorts and play-suits.
Please feel free to give Jenni a message if you're after a special "one off" vintage inspired outfit for yourself! I can highly recommend you do so.
The first dress I'm reviewing is this gorgeous 1930's inspired day dress.  I have actually featured this dress before on my blog here's the link to that: 1930's Day Dress 
if you want to have a look/read and how I've styled this dress previously.
For this dress I was able to choose this gorgeous floral print and have any "special" features I wanted.
I just love how it is made specially to my measurements, so it fits really well on me.
My favorite features of this dress is the pleated kick in the front, that it comes with a matching belt, with a buckle and has short-cuffed sleeves and I love the buttons diagonally across the front.  There is actually two matching fabric ties, that you can tie in a bow at the front. For these photos I decided to tuck them into the front neckline of this dress to show the white buttons across the front and the neck-line.
Accessories Include:
Hairflower by Shazam Pinup Hair Flowers
Sunglasses by Voodoo Vixen
Earrings and Bangles by Splendette
Brooch by Erstwilder
Handbag by Pinup girl clothing
Sandals from Rocket Originals
The second outfit by Jack's Daughter is this 1950's inspired patio skirt and blouse set.  I messaged Jenni last year if she would be able to create and make this for me. I sent through a couple of pictures of what I had in mind. After deciding on the pink colour I wanted, this is the end result!
I just love the pink fabric and the white and black ric-rac together. It's made out of a cotton material, so has no stretch to it.  I gave my measurements to Jenni and this outfit fits well on me.
 This is such a fun outfit to wear, I just love the full circle skirt and the separate blouse. I also love the black and white ric-rac, that goes around the skirt twice and on the blouse and the collar.  The skirt has a hidden back zip and button to secure and the blouse has a side hidden zipper to get in and out of.
I wore a petticoat underneath to give the skirt more swing and full-ness.
I also added my own belt to give the skirt and blouse, more flare and structure to it!
 Accessories Include:
Hat is by Who's that girl (currently unavailable)
Earrings by Revere Folie
Bangles by Louella Deville
Brooch by Erstwilder
Belt from Kmart Australia
Boots from an ebay seller

These photos were taken by my husband-to-be at a park in Maryborough, Queensland and at a friends property, whom live locally.

Next week I'll be featuring two dresses by an Australian vintage inspired clothing company called Gigi's Fairy Fashion

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Miss Candyfloss!

Hi all!
For this week's blog post, I'll be reviewing these two beautiful dresses by Swedish vintage inspired company Miss Candyfloss
I've been a fan of this brand now for around three to four years. I just love the high quality and the unique styles of they're dresses, jumpsuits, etc.  I currently own three dresses and three jumpsuits by Miss Candyfloss, and all are so comfortable, yet stylish to wear.  Other clothing items this company sells are skirts, tops, jackets, pants and accessories. The sizing ranges from XS to 5XL. With saying that a lot of their dresses, jumpsuits, pants etc sell out quite quickly.  So you may have to be pretty quick to purchase a popular beautiful garment piece, you have been eyeing of by Miss Candyfloss!
The first dress I'm reviewing is called "Sia-Katalin" and unfortunately for you this dress is sold out on the Miss Candyfloss website.  I have reviewed this dress before on my blog a couple of years ago, here's the link Retro Kitchen
I really adore this dress and to this day it's one of my favorites to wear, with the colour combinations of the pink and the teal together and the vintage inspired style.  It comes with a matching fabric belt, has a side zip and four front buttons to get in and out of, with ease. The fabric is 62% polyester, 32% viscose and 6% spandex.  I'm wearing a size Large and it fits so well for my measurements.
Other great features is the detailed, collared neckline and the pink cuffed up sleeves. Also the skirt has two front and back pleats. This dress is made in Translyania, Romania. My only wish is for this dress and other of Miss Candyfloss dresses to have hidden pockets!
Accessories Include:
Hat is from a local boutique
Earrings from Daisy Jean Floral
Brooch by Erstwilder
Bangles from Louella Deville
Handbag by Lola Von Rose
Heels by Bait Footwear
The second gorgeous dress I'm reviewing is the Allegra sun-dress, I'm sorry to say but this dress is also sold out on the Miss Candyfloss website. I also believe it sold out real quickly at the time it was released.  I was actually able to purchase it through a facebook buy/swap/sell group for a great price and hardly been worn. As I didn't have the funds at the time to purchase from the Miss Candyfloss website.
I was really wanting this dress, so I jumped at the chance to buy it through a facebook group!
This dress is a size XL and it has plenty of room (it is a little loose around the bust area).
I really love the yellow and white/yellow chevrons pattern together.  This dress comes with a matching fabric belt and a size zip to get in and out of.  The pleated swing skirt, fits a medium volume-petticoat under easily.  Other great features is the capped sleeves, the buttons down the front and the detailed cut-out neckline.
I highly recommend on ordering yourself something if you haven't already from Miss Candyfloss
Accessories Include:
White Hat from a local boutique
Hair-flower and Earrings by Daisy Jean Floral
Brooch by Erstwilder
Bangles from Louella Deville
Handbag from Pinup Girl Clothing
Sandals by Bait Footwear

There photos were shoot by my very supportive partner at an beautiful old church in Maryborough, Queensland.  Also in Childers, Queensland in front of some historical buildings.

Next week I'll be featuring two outfits from an Australian etsy company called Jacks Daughter

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo


Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Elise Design!

Hi all!
This week I'm going to be reviewing these two beautiful dresses by Australian vintage inspired design company Elise Design
Elise Design was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2004 by designer Thu Nguyen.  This label was named after her daughter Elise An Nolte.  The inspiration of her clothes comes from her love of vintage fashion and Thu's cultural background.
On the Elise Design website you can purchase shoes, accessories, tops, jackets, skirts and of course dresses. All garments are designed in Australia and are made in Vietnam.
The first dress I'm reviewing is called Eloise dress unfortunately for you this dress is now sold out on the website. I've actually owned this dress for a couple of years but have never featured it on my blog before now.  This exact dress came in three colour ways, the brown (what I'm wearing), a turquoise and a black version.
I love the 1940's style of this dress and the floral print on the brown background.
It's made out of 100% cotton and is fully-lined.  It also comes with a matching fabric belt and has a hidden back zip to get in and out of.  Some other great features in the two front pockets with the white fabric on the pockets and the neckline and the matching fabric buttons.
I'm wearing a size 14 and it fits really well on me.  I believe all garments go up to a size 16.  Just follow the fitting guide on the Elise Design website for your best fit.
Accessories Include:
Hair-flower by Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Earrings from a local boutique
Brooch by Erstwilder
Bangles from Splendette
Handbag from Word from the Bird
Shoes by Charlie Stone Shoes
The second dress I'm reviewing is called Frida bird dress.  This exact dress is still available on the Elise Design website.  There is only limited sizes left though.
 Both the fabric and the lining are made of a 100% polyester. This dress comes with it's own matching fabric belt and has a side zip to get in and out of.  I just adore the tropical style print on this dress and these colours!
Other great features in the extended Kimon type sleeves, the boat neckline and the low cross over back-line.  The only thing I found with this dress, is the sleeves do seem to slip of my shoulder on the one side, to stop this from happening, I was able to put a little pin in the back-line.  I'm wearing a size 14.
The skirt is panelled with pleated sides. I found this dress lightweight and comfortable to wear throughout the day.
Go and check out Elise Design for yourself!  If you're after something that is beautifully designed and has a vintage look to it.
Accessories Include:
Hair-scarf from an ebay seller.
Sunglasses from a local boutique
Hair-flower from Louella Deville
Bangles and earrings by Splendette
Handbag by Vendula London
Sandals by Bettie Page Shoes ordered through Nicole Jade Boutique

These photos were shoot by my supportive husband-to-be, outside our home and at the Noosa Botanical gardens.  At Maryborough and Noosa, Queensland.

Next week I'll be featuring two dresses by a Swedish vintage inspired company Miss Candyfloss

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Miss Bamboo!

Hi all!
This week I'm reviewing these two beautiful dresses by UK vintage inspired brand Miss Bamboo
All of Miss Bamboo's garments are made in the UK and in limited numbers.  This brand sells late 1940's/early 50's dresses, skirts, tops, men's shirts and some accessories.
This company also sells other well known U.S brands such as Bernie Dexter and Trashy Diva.
 The first dress I'm reviewing is called late 1940's/early 50's Lucille dress in golden floral stems. Unfortunately for you this exact same dress is now sold out on the website.  I've actually owned this dress, for around a year and a half.  I have featured it before on my blog, here is my original blog post: Golden Floral
I just love how you can style this dress many ways, with adding different accessories, shoes, etc.
Even though this exact dress is now sold out there are still a few other colour ways to choose from. For example a pale blue 50's fleck with red, black/white 50's fleck and green 50's fleck.
 This dress is made of 100% cotton and comes with a matching fabric belt.  On this day and for these photos I decided to wear one of my own belts instead.  My favorite features of this dress are the black buttons down the front and the black loop detailing on top of the pockets and up near the collar. I really love the yellow and black together, with the little floral stems on the fabric.  It's one of my favorite dresses to wear in my ever growing pinup inspired wardrobe!
Accessories Include:
Straw boater hat from Pinup Girl Clothing
Sunglasses from a local boutique
Earrings from Daisy Jean Floral
Belt from Kmart Australia
Brooch from Erstwilder 
Bangles from Splendette 
Flats from Splendless
 The second dress by Miss Bamboo I'm reviewing is the Lucinda dress - teal fleck with pink. This dress is made of 100% cotton and comes in sizes 8-18.  This exact style is still available on the website and still has some sizes to choose and purchased.  It also comes in other colour ways such as a tropical flamingo print and a high-sea print. I really do love the teal and pink together, that's why I decided to purchase this beautiful dress for myself!
  This dress has teal buttons down the front, has front pockets and comes with it's own fabric belt.  My favorite features of this dress is the button, with the pink fabric on each side of the pockets and on the double collar. I also admire the puff sleeves with the folded up pink cuffs.
Both dresses by Miss Bamboo are so comfortable to wear throughout the day.  I love that both are so unique and yet look true to the late 40's/50's style. Go and check out Miss Bamboo's website for yourself!
Accessories Include:
Hair-flower from Shazam Pinup Hairflowers
Brooch by Deer Arrow
Earrings by Daisy Jean Floral
Bangles by Splendette
Shoes by Rocket Originals
Handbag from Pinup Girl Clothing

These photos were shoot by my loving partner outside an old heritage building and in the most unique designed gardens, that is owned and cared for by a couple of lovely sisters in Maryborough, Queensland.

Next week I'll be featuring two vintage inspired dresses by an Australian company called Elise Design

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

The Pretty Dress Company!

Hi all!
This week I'm going to review these two beautiful dresses by UK Vintage inspired company The Pretty Dress Company
This company designs and creates "timeless, yet contemporary pieces for the modern woman".  All garments are designed and produced in the United Kingdom.
On the Pretty Dress Company website, you can purchase beautiful dresses, skirts, play-suits, tops, trousers, and jump-suits.
These two dresses I was able to purchase for myself when they we're on "sale" for a more affordable price for my budget.  As their garments can be somewhat over my price range, or for anyone that is on a "pinup/vintage budget".
The first dress by The Pretty Dress Company is the Thea Lamour Floral Motif pencil dress in ivory. Note: This exact dress in now sold out on the website.  I ordered the size 18 and this dress fits like a glove on me.  The Pretty Dress Company sizes range from 8 up to a 18.   Just follow the size guide and measurements for each garment piece.
I love the pink floral print on the ivory background, it really is such a beautiful dress to wear.
This dress is fully-lined and has stretch control lining for support.  It's made of 88% polyester and 12% spandex. The bodice lining content is 70% viscose, 26% nylon and 4% elastane.
The dress has a concealed center back zip to get in and out of and a vent split for easy movement and walking. It also has a traditional boned bodice. My favorite features of this dress is the draped shoulder neckline and the gathered waist-line.  This wiggle dress is so very flattering to wear and I have received many compliments on it!  My fiance absoutley loves this dress on me, I actually wore it on the night he proposed to me!
Accessories Include:
Vintage Hat is from the The Vintage Hat Shop
Brooch is by Erstwilder
Earrings and Bangles by Splendette
Heels by Bait Footwear
Handbag by Pinup Girl Clothing
The second dress by The Pretty Dress Company is the Ava Vintage Rose Pencil Dress in Amber.  I'm wearing a size 18 (this size is now sold out) and it fits so well on me.  The fabric is 97% cotton and 3% elastane and the lining is 97% polyester and 3% elastane.
This dress is also fully-lined with stretch control lining.
My favorite features of this dress in the amber vintage rose print and the bow ties on each shoulder.
It also has a concealed center back zip to get in and out of and a vent split for easy movement and walking.  Other details of this dress include a flattering V neckline and a bodice dart detail.
I highly recommend on purchasing yourself something from The Pretty Dress Company if you after a feminine, well-designed and constructed garment piece.
 Accessories Include:
Hair-flower and earrings from Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Bangles by Splendette
Shoes by Bait Footwear
Handbag by Pinup girl clothing

These photos were taken by my very supportive fiance took these photos of me outside a beautiful private historical home and outside some historical buildings in Maryborough, Qld.

Next week I'll be featuring two vintage inspired dresses by UK company Miss Bamboo

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The House of Foxy!

Hi all!
This week I'm going to review these two beautiful dresses by UK vintage inspired company The house of foxy
This company makes high-quality vintage inspired garments from the 1920's up to the 1950's.  All garments are made in either Britain or Europe.  On the website you can purchase dresses, tops/blouses, skirts, trousers, knitwear, jackets, jumpsuits, accessories and more.
I have been admiring all the pretties from The House of Foxy for about a couple of years.  I absolutely admire their dresses, clothing etc but the prices are a little bit over my price range.  The two dresses I currently own we're on "sale" at different times, because of this reason I was able to purchase myself a couple of dresses, which are the ones I'm reviewing this week on my blog.
 The first dress by The House of Foxy I'm reviewing is the 1940's Gracie Wrap Dress - Poppy Spray.
 The fabric is made of a 100% viscose.  I just love the colours of the poppies, on the black background.  I'm wearing a size 16 and it's so comfortable to wear throughout the day.  The only thing is that it is a bit big around my bust-line, I decided to pin a brooch on the shirt of the dress, so there's no "gaping" around the bust area.
This dress comes with a matching fabric belt and has a side zip to get in and out of.  I really love how this dress looks so authentic to the 1940's era, with the wrap style, the length and with the shirt collar.
 There are still some sizes left to order and purchase yourself in this exact same dress.
 Accessories Include:
Hat from a local theft store
Earrings from Colette Hayman
Bangles by Splendette
Heels by Bait Footwear
The second dress by The house of foxy I'm reviewing this week is this stunning 1940's Hayworth evening dress - orient print.
The fabric is made of 100% rayon.  I really adore the orient floral print and the sarong style of this dress.  There's a side zip to get in and out of and it comes with a matching fabric belt.  I ended up purchasing a size 16 and it fits like a glove on me.
This dress has a sweetheart neckline and a waterfall sarong skirt that creates, flattering rauching around the tummy area.
Unfortunately for you this exact print is now sold out on The House of foxy website but there are still many other prints and sizes to choose from in this 1940's dress style.
Accessories Include:
Hair-piece from Shazam Pinup Hairflowers
Earrings from Colette Hayman
Bangles by Splendette
Handbag is vintage from a facebook buy/sell/swap group
Shoes by Bait Footwear

These photos were taken by my husband-to-be inside my Mum's home and outside an old building in Maryborough, Queensland.
Next week I'll be featuring two beautiful dresses by UK vintage inspired company The Pretty Dress Company

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry