My June Cherry Doll is an absolute stunner and fellow Melbourne pinup. We were lucky enough to meet in 2018 and I was blown away by her vintage style.
Please welcome Zoe!
Read all about her love of vintage and make sure you follow her journey on Instagram
She is a true inspiration!
1. Who are you and what is your pinup persona?
My name is Zoe, I'm 28 years old and I love all things vintage. I got my love of vintage from my mum. I grew up hunting and exploring through antique shops, vintage markets and fairs with her. She also loves watching old movies from the 30s, 40s and 50s and got me addicted to them. We would (still do) watch them and comment on each outfit we loved the most. I came into dressing vintage only a couple of years ago. I didn't think I could pull it off, but after a bad break up I decided what the hell and haven't looked back.
2. Where are you from?
Born and grew up in Melbourne, Australia. Still currently in Melbourne.
3. What do you love about pinup?
Where do I begin? I love everything about it. I love the attention to detail and the surprises with vintage clothing, like hidden pockets. One of my favourite outfits to wear is a late 1940s to early 1950s suit. The tailoring, even just a very simple style is incredibly on point and makes so many different figures look stunning. It's like an art form, from the clothes the make up, hair and down to the simple details like jewellery and stockings.
I definitely feel as though I have found myself and gained more confidence since I started wearing vintage and reproductive style clothing. It's something that makes me feel so happy to be the person that I am now.
I've meet some great and amazing people through the vintage/ pinup community from vintage sellers, pinups and vintage enthusiasts and made some great new friends. I get a lot of strangers in public coming up to me to start a conversation about my style and clothing and how it reminds them of either themselves wearing a similar style or their mothers and grandmothers. It's lovely to see them reminisce the past and remember happy memories.
4. How did you find out about Cherry La Blaze Vintage and Rockabilly?
I first heard about Cherry La Blaze Vintage and Rockabilly when I meet Miss Cherry La Blaze at a vintage hair tutorial class run by the lovely Ally Ferguson (VintageValley) last year. Miss Cherry La Blaze was the model for Ally. I started to follow Miss Cherry La Blaze on Instagram and purchase
from her fabulous store.
5. What is your favorite product that you have purchased from our store so far?
I really like the vintage hairstyling miracle curl brush, it has really helped with my brush outs and taming my crazy curls! I also love the hair flowers. The colours are amazing and they look very incredible. I also love how they can be pinned anywhere and not just for your hair. I've pinned them on cardigans, hats and coats. They add an extra pop of colour and glam.
6. What do you do for work?
I'm currently a receptionist for an Optometrist. I studied a Bachelor of Fine Art and continue with my art with night classes and sometimes have exhibitions.
7. What/who inspires you and your personal style?
I adore Gene Tierney, I love her 40s fashion and style. She is dressed to kill, a femme fatale and so incredibly glamorous. Audrey Hepburn is another big inspiration for me too, her sweet 1950s style like in Sabrina and Funny Face.
I collect old magazines from the 30s to the early 60s is that focus on fashion to get tips and ideas of colours and accessories.
8. Sweet or savory?
Hmm, that's really hard! I love all food, I eat like a pig which you wouldn't know by the look of me. But if I had to pick probably sweet, I'm a big baker of cakes, cupcakes, pies and all sorts of things.
9. Favorite quote/advice and why
"The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it's all that matters" -Audrey Hepburn
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom"- Marcel Proust
Thank you so much doll!
You are a total bombshell, I'm so glad to have met you and thank you for being such a fabulous customer.
Keep doing what your doing because you are inspiring pinups everywhere.
XX Miss Cherry La Blaze