Please welcome my very first Cherry Doll for the month of March - Miss Vintage Orchid!
This lovely lady is not only a VIP customer but a beautiful soul inside and out. I feel so proud to be a part of her pinup journey and I can't wait for you all to learn more about her. Miss Vintage Orchid is a huge supporter of not only my business but many other Aussie small businesses. She embodies what Cherry La Blaze is all about and that is a love for all things 50's, positivity, self love, body confidence, supporting women and pinups in their own journeys and following your dreams. This is a way for me to give back to my amazing customers, so I hope you have a read and love it as much as me.
Miss Vintage Orchid wearing Hearts and Roses skirt purchased from Cherry La Blaze!
1. Who are you and what is your pinup persona?
Sheereen (Reenie) / Miss Vintage Orchid (The bubbly pinup) 😄🌺
2. Where are you from?
Singapore 🇸🇬 hence the Pinup name - The Orchid is the national flower of Singapore 😊
3. What do you love about pinup?
The positive love & respect for the female beauty. I love the fact that it promotes positive body image for ladies of any size & shape and diversity. It encourages and promotes self-love & acceptance for one's self & most importantly the confidence within 🌟
4. How did you find out about Cherry La Blaze Vintage and Rockabilly?
When I first started Pinup in August 2018 I went into it full force - go hard or go home right? Thank god for Afterpay! 🙊 Lol I googled for stores that I can start up my Pinup wardrobe from and your beautiful store came up as a recommendation. I bought a few of my first ever Pinup outfits & accessories from you then and I've been coming back often since 😄💜
5. What is your favorite product that you have purchased from our store so far?
Hard to pick! I love them all! If I have to pick just the one it'll have to be the Banned Red heart basket handbag - I've worn that bag a lot ♥️
6. What do you do for work?
I'm a freelance makeup artist (although I'm not doing that much now because I'm so busy with Pinup 😆). I mainly work full time as a Motor Claims Case manager for a large insurance company doing the 9 to 5 🚗 Love the fact that I can still dress Pinup into work every day! 😄
7. What/who inspires you and your personal style?
Amanda - Modern "June" Cleaver & my Pinup bestie Miss Mon Mon ♥️ I love the quirky bright retro colours that Amanda brings into her style & I love the way Mon picks & wears true vintage so beautifully - she has great taste in stuff lol ♥️
8. Sweet or savory?
Hmmmm... some days sweet but most days savoury. Can I say both?? Hehe 😬
9. Favorite quote/advice and why.
I love positive quotes and words of inspiration as I use them daily as affirmations. I do a lot of #quoteoftheday posts on my Instagram profile under my photos. It's hard to choose but if I have to pick one it'll have to be, "Have Courage and be kind" by one of my favourite Disney movies - Cinderella 👑
The quote has great meaning and no it isn't just some corny quote from a kid's movie lol Here's why - Kindness helps you to love and appreciate others, even when they don't act in a way that deserves kindness back. Courage helps you live with integrity at all times - Integrity is very important to me. We need to have both of these in our lives and often times we need them both at the same time. It can sometimes take courage to treat someone kindly especially when that someone hurts you. It will also take great courage to know when to walk away from situations or people that are negative and bad for you. And of course it will take lots of kindness to forgive and walk away without hate. From there courage comes back into the mix to help one to continue moving forward - onward and upwards ♥️
10. Anything else you would love to share?
Yes - I'd like to firstly thank you Miss Cherry La Blaze for inviting me to do this as the first ever Cherry Doll to be interviewed. It's such an honour to be participating in this. I'm very lucky to be involved in a great community that is super supportive - a place that allows us to do fun things like this and to grow and develop to be the best Pinup we can be. I've learnt so much since starting my journey and I've come so far since then. My sincerest thanks to everyone who have showed me support and taught me well. You've all played a very important part in my journey and I will forever be grateful to all of you. With that - "A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."—Yoko Ono 💗
Miss Vintage Orchid looking amazing with her Banned Wicker Heart Bag purchased from Cherry La Blaze!
Thank you so much Miss Vintage Orchid! It was so fun getting to know you more and I hope you enjoy being my March Cherry Doll!
XX Miss Cherry La Blaze