Sunday, 14 February 2016
Getting to know Vera Gin Vintage!
My very first blogger and friend that I love to introduce is Vera Gin Vintage!
I've been following Vera Gin's blog now for around 6 months and I really love and enjoy reading her reviews and posts, on a weekly basis. I've also gotten to know Vera Gin Vintage on a friendship level, as we only live an hour away from each other.
We have even taken photos of each other for both our individual blogs! I love having a friend that dresses similar to myself and my style and has the same taste in vintage inspired fashions.
How did you come up with the name Vera Gin Vintage for your blog?
It was a simple play on words of the name of the great WWII songstress Vera Lynn! I liked the mixing of the historic 40s connotations with the slight cheekiness of alcohol.
Question: Please describe your blogging style?
I blog about vintage and retro fashion and lifestyle from the perspective of a pinup girl living in subtropical Queensland, Australia. I focus on providing reviews of products and brands, style posts, posts about the latest pinup/retro items to catch my eye, running giveaways, and providing behind the scenes looks into things like pinup photo shoots and pinup girl competitions.
What inspired you to start blogging?
I decided to start blogging last year because I felt that I had a unique perspective and because I find so much enjoyment from living the pinup life that I wanted to share it with others!
Question: Describe your fashion sense/style?
I consider myself a full time pinup girl with a focus on 1940s and 1950s retro looks. My favourite reproduction brands include Collectif, Pinup Girl Clothing and Lindy Bop. I also like to mix in vintage elements such as vintage gloves, hats and jewellery. And recently, I’ve started learning to sew my own clothing, with circle skirts and dresses being my favourite things to make.
Question: Do you have any favorite bloggers and if so can you name a few?
I particularly enjoy reading UK bloggers Miss Amy May and Retro Chick, plus New Zealand blogger Miss Victory Violet. To be honest, my favourite bloggers are those who are genuine and down to earth – ones who aren’t always perfect!
Question: What can your readers/followers expect from you and your blog over the next 12 months?
Expect more giveaway competitions of pinup goodies; behind the scenes looks into the pinup competitions I’ll be entering; reviews of newly released products from big companies such as Erstwilder, and little owner-operator Etsy shops; and insights into what it’s like to be a retro girl in a modern world!
Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo