Pinup Girl Clothing: New Blue Heidi

I am naturally drawn to dark colours… black, olive green, purple, burgundy…. But when I saw the new blue Heidi from Pinup Girl Clothing, something deep inside of me sqeeued with joy and told me I had to try it on. The colour is such a unqiue, striking blue… its not baby blue, its not royal blue, its not sky blue…it’s a fun, girly, whimsical blue…its a little warm, but bright. It’s a rich and creamy blue.

_DSC2341-EditThe Heidi is an amazing cut – it is figure flattering and the perfect swing dress. I hope by know we all own at least one. Shown here with a white crinoline to create a contrast with the colour of the dress; crinolines are the perfect accessory to any swing dress.

I love the way the new blue looks with my red hair and oh so slightly sun kissed and very freckled skin. A few of the girls at the shop have blonde hair and I can’t wait to see it on them too. I think this colour is going to look great on so many gals- the typical blue eyes and blonde hair, black hair and pale skin, redheads like me, rich brunettes, and those with fun pink, blue, and purple hair.

_DSC2347-EditThis Heidi, like every other Heidi I have or have tried on, is a medium. My measurements are 36-29-40. This fits perfect, no alterations needed! I know some ladies find the Heidi big in the shoulders, that’s an easy fix at the tailors. The Heidi hits be just below my knee and gives me a great feminine shape.

_DSC2348-EditThe Heidi rings in around $113 which is a great deal. Did you know Pinup Girl Clothing is actaully made in the U.S.A, which is a rarity in todays fast-fashion world. And if you take care of your clothes, they will last you through the years. I am a firm believer in buying quality goods and without a doubt Pinup Girl Clothing produces quality dresses, at very reasonable prices. The Heidi is a great addition to your pinup wardrobe and if you can only afford one or two dresses now and again, I would highly recommend making this one one of them.

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I got this Heidi, along with all my others, from Rowena. This heidi, with all its friends can also be found on RetroGlam.com. 

I’d hurry up and snag one of these blues ones quick though, as I don’t imagine they will linger around long. For real, the colour is amazing.

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Feeling Vampy in Steady Clothing

I love a good peplum and finding one that I can pull off is easier said than done. The first peplum I bought was a skirt from Steady Clothing. The second and most recent peplum I bought, is also from Steady Clothing. I think its safe to say, Steady knows what they are doing.

The Emma dress from Steady Clothing is divine. I feel absolutely fabulous in it- like a total vamp, if you will. It fits me great and is a completely different cut from anything in my closet.

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The Emma hits me just above the knee, and features a 3/4 peplum, stopping at the hip on each side. The sweet heart neckline and playful cut-out only amp up the sass of this dress. The Emma has a fair bit of stretch, so it hugs nicely to the body.

_DSC2335-EditI purchased this dress in a medium and it fits great. I measure in at 36-29-40 and the Emma hugs me in all the right ways.

I am crossing my fingers Steady makes this dress in a ton more colours, because this is a new favorite- I feel so good in it. It is currently available in black and coral ( coral is sadly not my colour) and I highly recommend getting this before it’s gone. I believe this dress has a lot of versatility to it- I wore it to work with kitten heels and nude fishnets; it can be wore on a date, to a wedding, to a party, to a bridal shower….well, the options really are endless. And at $94 this dress is a steal if you ask me!

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In these photos I paired the Emma with T.U.K creeper wedges and a RAGO cincher to get an amplified hourglass shape.

Head down to Rowena and check out the Emma and all the other amazing dresses from Steady Clothing.

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PHOTOS BY HELLO JUNE PHOTOGRAPHY

what’s in your makeup bag: Safauna-Hello June Photography

Today Safauna from Hello June Photography and Rowena, shares what makeup she loves and uses when getting all gussied up.

I am excited to share with you Safauna and her makeup kit, as she is the one who has been taking all the lovely photos of me lately. Safauna does a great a pinup look, is a total babe, and is one the most sarcastic gals I know ( and that’s why we all love her). She is an absolute top-notch photographer and has really helped me learn to pose and feel more comfortable in front of the camera.

Here is what Safauna had to say about her look

“I’m not big on wearing make-up everyday but when I do this is what I use. It’s pretty self explanatory and not over the top fancy (ie totally drug store make-up). I do always carry brush cleaner for my eyeliner brush, it makes a better line if done with a clean brush. And the setting powder was a fluke, I ran out of my Cover FX setting powder and decided to try using Lush dusting powder in its place (no one likes a shiny face!) and have preferred it over traditional setting powders I’ve used (and it smells oh so lovely!). The Estée Lauder pallet covers all my eyebrow, blush, and bronzer needs and if I decide to wear eyeshadow (which I typically don’t) it is satisfactory. Main thing is to get a good red lipstick; I prefer Besame after years of using 24 hour lipsticks that dried my lips out and just wasn’t nice. Besame is smooth, doesn’t dry out, and is easy to remove (so if you make a mistake it’s not the end of the world!). Easy peasy!”

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Estée Lauder Pallet
Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer Pro
Covergirl Clean Oil Control Foundation in Classic Ivory
Maybelline Mascara -Black
Maybelline Eyestudio Cream Eyeliner + brush
Estée Lauder gloss
Besame lipstick in American Beauty, Red Hot Red, and (not pictured) Red.
Quo Brush Shampoo
Cover FX setting powder container with Lush Silky Underwear Dusting Powder replacing original setting powder.

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Safauna is able to achieve a very classic look with minimal makeup and with out the big price tag of designer brands. Creating a pinup look does not have to cost a lot- work with what you have, the brands you’ve used, know, and trust, and practice the look ( this goes for the fashion, hair, and makeup).

photo 1Safauna plays up her features – her big eyes and luscious lips- with a great cat eye and a great red lip. I would have to agree with her that Beseme makes fabulous lipsticks that last through the day, are cruelty free, American made, and feel great on your lips.

What is your favorite lipstick?

Mighty Minty in Pinup Girls Dames Dress

I must admit I was wary of this dress when I first saw it… the light colour, the tight fit- I was certain it would be a disaster. But it wasnt! In fact, the Dames dress in mint is quite dreamy.

_DSC2367-EditThe Dames dress is made of Pinup Girls signature bengaline, so it hugs and molds to the body in all the best ways. This cut is so classic and oh so pinup…it is a blank canvas, making it an absolute staple. Add some killer heels and sparkly jewelry and off to the ball with you! Add a shrug and come cute ballerina flats and you’re ready for a day at the office or strolling around town.

_DSC2377-EditI sized up to a large in the Dames dress. My measurements, to compare, are 36-29-40. I might have been able to squeeze into a medium, but in this colour and cut, I don’t think that would be advisable.

I got this Dames dress at Rowena.  This dress can also be found on RetroGlam.com, along with the black and red one if you’d like something a bit more traditional. If you think you can’t pull the Dames dress off, you are wrong, just like I was. The moment I put it on, I knew  I had to have it. I do not own anything in this colour or anything this light even, so there was no question about it, it would be mine.

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The colour of this dress makes me think of milkshakes, ponies, carnivals, and cotton candy. It is both sweet and sultry. And I think it suites my Flamingo tattoo quite nicely ;)

I am head over heels in love with the Dames dress!

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PHOTOS BY HELLO JUNE PHOTOGRAPHY

what’s in your makeup bag: fuller figure fuller bust

You guys and gals are in for a very special treat! Georgina from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust, who blogs from way across the pond in the UK, is sharing what is in her makeup bag with us! If you are not familiar with Fuller Figure Fuller Bust, head on over to her blog and/or facebook page to learn about proper fitting under garments, dressing for your body, and celebrating your shape.

I can’t say how excited I am that Georgina wanted to be part of this series. This lady has been an inspiration to many other women, by celebrating her curves, knowing how to dress for her body type, and sharing that knowledge with the rest of the world. She always presents herself in a positive, respectful, fun-loving manner and I am looking forward to seeing what kind of makeup she uses and maybe try some out for myself

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Here is what Georgina had to say about her makeup bag:

“I’m make up free most days, but when I do wear it I go all out! I won’t always wear all of this at once, but generally this is my complete look”

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Natio primer
Chanel Vitalumière foundation
Benefit Pore Fessional powder and cream
Benefit Hello Flawless
Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes
Benefit High Beam (do you see a theme?!)
No7 bronzing pearls applied with my Ecotools brush
Natural Collection liquid liner
Benefit They’re Real mascara
MAC lip liner
MAC Pro Longwear lip creme blended in with an Ecotools brush
Rimmel Apocalips to help stop my lips looking dry
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A big ‘thank-you’ to Georgina from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust for sending these amazing photos and sharing her makeup kit with all of us! Georgina is a babe if I ever saw one, and I will definitely have to invest in some more Benefit Cosmetics!

This lovely lady is also on instagram and twitter, so follow her if you want to see her reviews on clothing and undergarments, pictures from photo shoots, and her life with a fuller figure and a fuller bust

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FFigureFBust

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FullerFigureFullerBust

Instagram:http://instagram.com/FullerFigureFullerBust

Stay tuned for more lovely ladies sharing what is in their makeup bag

whats in your makeup bag: danger de lux

I have a fun new series for all you Kittens- whats in your makeup bag?! Well, it is exactly what it sounds like, featuring the gals from Rowena, fellow bloggers, and, fingers crossed, some of your favorite pin-ups.

To start things off, I’m going to share my makeup bag and my most favorite products. I have recently switched out a few products and am working on switching out more, as I am trying my darnedest to only use cruelty free products.

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This is me in my every day makeup, with my best friend, Cherry ( she doesn’t need any makeup, she’s a natural beauty)

And here is what is in my makeup bag

MAKEUP KIT 010Makeup Bag by Fluff

Too Faced Chocolate Bar eye shadow palette

Sephora In the Heat Moonshadow baked palette,

Makeup Forever Brow Seal

Anastasia Eye Brow Pencil and Brow Powder Duo in Auburn

Gosh Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Black Ink

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

Sephora Illuminator in Light Beam

Bare Essentials Foundation

Eco Tools Kabuki Brush

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Mac Ruby Woo

Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in Continuous Cranberry

Beseme in Red Velvet

Makeup Forever Aqua Lipliner in 8C

These are all the products I use on a daily basis, as well as if I do a photo shoot ( I just spend a lot more time and detail on my makeup if it is for something other than every day). I use two eyeliners to do my wing tip- the gosh pencil for across my lid, and the Kat Von D liquid liner for the ‘flick'; I’ve found this works best for me to get the look I like. I usually use a variety of shades of brown, as I find brown goes best with my skin tone, eyes, and hair colour. I didn’t show a mascara as I don’t have a favorite- I often use something from Maybelline, or try something new from Sephora when I run out of what I am using. Maybe if you have a favorite mascara, you can leave it in the comments for me to try out. I just switched my eyebrow products from MAC to Anastasia, as MAC now tests on animals, which makes me sad, but Anastasia is cruelty free. I also use a bronzer every day, because I love how it looks with my freckles – I didnt show it, because I need a new one right now, but I usually use one from Rimmel; you have to use caution with bronzer though, as its not for everyone.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what is in my makeup bag and enjoy the rest to come!

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Trashy Diva- the perfect black dress

Trashy Diva makes gorgeous dresses, in fantastic fabrics and patterns. I know of many girls who lust after Trashy Diva dresses because of their vintage look and appeal. I feel in love with the Deb dress instantly. Never has a dress felt more perfect- the fit is amazing, the fabric thick and beautiful, and the cut is very feminine. I imagine Audrey Hepburn might have worn something much like the Deb.

A few weeks ago I did a photo shoot with Photography by Safauna. I chose to wear the Deb dress because it is so classic and I feel amazing in it. The shots she sent me from our shoot  blew me away.

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I am wearing an 8 in the Deb and like I said, it fits like a glove. My measurements for comparison are: 36-29-40.

_DSC1129-EditI got my Trashy Diva Deb at Rowena in Edmonton. They still have a few in the shop and online at RetroGlam.com. The quality and fabulousness of this dress is worth every single penny, so brake open your piggy bank and snatch one up for yourself. This is the perfect little black swing dress. This beauty can be worn to an event, a celebration or party, a wedding, grad, or holiday party, a night out with the girls or out to dinner with your fella…the options are endless!

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