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Monday, 13 November 2017

Historical Homestead!

This absolutely amazing dress I'm wearing and reviewing on my blog is by a new company right here in Australia.  The company is called Cherry Bomb Vintage Couture
Whenever I can I do love to support Australian owned companies.
Designer of Cherry Bomb Vintage Couture, Rebecca has a background in art and design and she has a passion for all things vintage so she uses this knowledge to create one of a kind iconic vintage inspired designs.
There are many beautiful dresses to choose from on their website, go and have a look for yourself!
I'm wearing the "A stitch in time, Ava" dress.  This dress is wonderfully made and designed, I love the print and the colours.  It features a unique mandarin keyhole neckline and button feature. It also comes with a full gathered skirt that you can wear with or without a petticoat, I choose without for these photos.  I also love that it comes with a matching poker-dot belt to go with the cute little buttons down the front. This dress also has hidden lipstick pockets...yay!!  I also adore the cute little sleeves and it's so comfortable to wear throughout the day!  I actually wore this beautiful dress to the Very Vintage Day Out festival in Auckland a few weeks ago and I received many compliments on it!
This dress is made from 100% cotton and is available to purchase for $199.00 (Aus) and sizes range from 6 up to 24.
I can truly recommend buying a dress or more from Cherry Bomb Vintage Couture
Accessories Include:
Red heels from Bait Footwear 
Red wicker handbag from Pinup Girl Clothing 
Hair-flower is from Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Bangles from Louella-deville
Back-seam stockings by What Katie Did
 
These photos were taken in New Zealand at a beautiful historical homestead and gardens, called Woodlands Estate located in Gordonton.  There are so many wonderful scenery backgrounds to take photos at, the gardens and homestead are just absolutely amazing to visit and look at!  Woodlands Estate hosts many weddings and functions on their private grounds and entry to the property is free for visitors like myself.  There is also a cafe located on the estate, with many yummy treats to choose from, I enjoyed something to eat whilst I was there.  If you ever get the chance I highly recommend on visiting Woodlands Estate!   
In other news I'm back at work again, even though I have had to take the last couple of days of due to being unwell.  This year I have been sick with a few nasty colds and coughs! More than usual anyway.
I really can't believe we're on the countdown to Christmas, where has this year gone?  I haven't got many events to attend to between now and Christmas, I do hope to catch up with my friends though, before Christmas

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Pinup Faces!

A couple of months ago I ended up scoring this awesome dress for a great price on a facebook buy/sell/swap group.  It's the "Drive in Dress in Wink Print" by Bernie Dexter
I just love the face print on this dress  and the three main colours of white, black and red. It's such an effective, unique print, that really stands out!
This dress is 100% cotton and has hidden lipstick pockets. It comes with a matching black patent belt.  I just adore the shirt style dress, but what makes it even better is the zip down the front, instead of using buttons.  This is such a great idea, for a number of reasons. For example it's so much easier and quicker to do up, there is no pulling/gaping with buttons (especially if you have a bigger bust) and there is no need to worry about sewing on buttons, if any do fall of. Also it is so comfortable to wear throughout the day.  There is still many sizes left on the Bernie Dexter website, if you would love to purchase this dress.  Sizes range from XS to 4XL and retails for $172.00 (U.S dollars)
Accessories Include:
Black heels from Bait Footwear
Hat and bangle are thrifted
Brooch is by Deer Arrow
Earrings from a local boutique
These photos were taken at home in my Mum's beautifully decorated formal lounge/dining room. My Mum loves decorating a room with antique inspired furniture and pieces.
In other news I had a great little holiday in New Zealand, I went over for five nights. I stayed in both Auckland and Hamilton.  The weekend just gone I attended The Very Vintage Day Out in Auckland on both the Saturday and Sunday. I had the opportunity to meet in person a few of the gorgeous pinups I follow on instagram, including the gorgeous Miss Hero Holliday  I have been following both her blog and instagram for quite a while now, she is such a beautiful young lady.  The festival was a lot of fun, there were markets, entertainment, some vintage cars and of course the Miss New Zealand pinup competition - the top 10 finalists, were all so wonderful to watch and cheer on, especially watching their talents been performed on stage.
I also did some tourist things for example I went up the sky tower (a 61 floor look-out building) and I went to the Hobbiton movie set, where all the hobbits live in both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies.
I also took some photos in a few different outfits at a number of beautiful locations and places, that I'll be sharing on my blog in the coming weeks, so please do keep a look out.
Unfortunately my holidays are nearly over, I have to go back to work on Monday!

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

Monday, 16 October 2017

Picnic on the Farm!

This beautiful and stylish dress is by Miss Candyfloss  I love wearing this brand, as I find there clothing, especially there dresses are very comfortable to wear, constructed to a high quality and fit really well on me.
This dress is the Ronja-Rose-Sleeveless Daisy Print Picnic Dress.  I love the red and white together. Although I especially adore the gingham/daisy print on the top and bottom of this dress and on the matching belt.
  
This dress is sleeveless (is great for a picnic on a summer's day) it has a hidden side zip, a pleated bust-line and the neck-line in V shaped.  You can wear this dress with or without a petticoat - I choose without to take these photos for my blog.  
Sizes range from XS to 2XL and it retails on the Miss Candyfloss website for $134.20 (US) or $172 (Aus) plus shipping costs.  It's made out of 62% polyester, 32% viscose and 6% spandex and is made in Transylvania, Romania.
Accessories Include:
Sandals from Bait Footwear
Red wicker handbag is from Pinup Girl Clothing
White hat is from Target Australia 
Hair-flowers are by Shazam Pinup Hair Flowers 
Brooch is by Erstwilder 
Bangles from Susan Jane Jewellery 

 These photos for my blog were taken on a private property near Maryborough, Queensland. There  were a number of different backgrounds I could use for my photos for example old sheds, trees, fences and an old red pickup truck.  I really do love finding new locations to take my photos at!
After having about six week's off from blogging I'm slowly getting back into it, as I do have a number of outfits I have to blog over the coming weeks.
Over the last six weeks I've attended a few pinup/vintage festivals and pageants. I coordinated my first ever pinup competition for the Rockin' Maryborough Vintage Festival, in September. That I received positive feedback from.
I purchased myself a brand new car, a 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer (black edition). Also my beautiful cat Brandy of 21 years old had to be put to sleep, last week! :(
At the moment I'm getting excited as I'm going on holidays soon, I'm flying over to New Zealand next week and I'll be going to The Very Vintage Day Out in Auckland next weekend.  I also hope to take blog photos over in NZ as well.
I'll let you all know how my New Zealand trip goes, after I return back to Australia!
Also we have been getting a lot of rain, this is very unusual for this time of the year.  It hasn't stopped raining here for about three to four days now!  I had wanted to take photos again over the weekend but the rain put a stop to that!  :(

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo

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