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    Cherry Doll Monthly Giveaway - February

    Cherry Doll Monthly Giveaway - February

    After a very challenging year last year I had to have a break from running Cherry Doll. In previous years it was something I ran through my online store and social media as a way of giving back to the pinup community.

    This year I have changed it up a little bit. Instead of choosing a Cherry Doll from all of my valued customers, I decided to run a monthly giveaway where anyone from all over the world can enter. All that is required is a simple follow and to tag me wearing your favourite 50's outfit.

    I will be mixing it up and may throw some themes in there and change the prize too. We kicked off February with a classic 50's theme, one lucky winner received a $25 voucher for my online store to spend on whatever they like.

    So please congratulate Michelle @miss_mishy_dee my February Cherry Doll with her very polished rockabilly inspired look! I just love it, from head to toe she looks fabulous.

    Hi There,

    I’m a fan of retro/ pinup style dressing, I love it and dress this way most of the time, except at work ( uniform )
    I’m still working on the perfect hairdo and wings.
    Gardening and rock and roll are hobbies and we love to cruise in our 62 Cadillac convertible, our new toy is a cute little 1960 caravan.
    I’m very lucky my wonderful hubby loves retro too.
    Very exciting to win your competition, now to use my prize.

    Thanks
    Michelle

    Belle Poque Collaboration

    Belle Poque Collaboration

    Earlier this month I was contacted by the fabulous team at Belle Poque. Belle Poque was created in 2015 and is an independent brand recreating vintage inspired clothing. They aim to provide customers with high quality garments at competitive prices with excellent customer service.

    https://www.bellepoque.com/

    I was lucky enough to receive two items in my package. The first and my absolute favourite was the Women's Cherry Cropped Cardigan.

    Made from 55%Viscose+40%Polyamide+5%Spandex giving a nice amount of stretch, with 3/4 sleeves and covered in delightful embroided cherries.

    https://www.bellepoque.com/products/bp-womens-cherries-embroidery-3-4-sleeve-v-neck-cropped-knitting-coat-knitwear-1?_pos=1&_sid=0ab043d06&_ss=r

    Perfect to layer in the cooler months and your go to in the warmer months to pin over your shoulders. Now you all know me and how much I love 1950's diners, so it was only fitting to take this little cutie to Happy Days Donuts for a milkshake with Brookleigh Photography and my Care Bear of course!

    https://www.happydaysdonuts.com/

    https://www.brookleighphotography.com/

    The second item I received was the 1950's Vintage Sleeveless V-Neck Flared A-Line Dress. Which is a very versatile black dress featuring a vibrant floral swan print along the hemline.

    Made from 95%Cotton+5%Spandex with a nice amount of stretch, matching removable belt and a ruched bust to give you a very flattering shape and if your like me and you have a small bust this is perfect for you.

    https://www.bellepoque.com/collections/dresses/products/women-1950s-vintage-sleeveless-v-neck-flared-a-line-dress

     I felt extremely comfortable in this dress and I was happy with the fit, plus coming with a matching belt made my heart sing. I would not wear a petticoat under this as it is an A-Line dress, but you can certainly mix and match different coloured accessories depending on your mood. I chose a pop of yellow on this occasion teamed with my New York Luxe Charlie Stone heels.

    https://www.cherrylablaze.com.au/products/charlie-stone-luxe-new-york-black

    After taking these babies for a spin I was really happy with the style, fit and quality for the price. I received my package very quickly and the team at Belle Poque were fabulous. They do have some super cute combos currently in their online store, so go and check them out.

    XX Miss Cherry La Blaze

    

    

    July Cherry Doll!

    July Cherry Doll!

    My July Cherry Doll is all the way from the other side of the country yet we have connected through our love of all things vintage, kitsch and colourful!
    Please welcome Kirra Jarvis AKA
    @missjoycurve_pinup
    Please have a read and get to know this stunning doll a little more and make sure you give her a follow!
    1. Who are you and what is your pinup persona?
    My  pinup name is Miss Joycurve. I came up with this name from inspiration with my own body.. I'm joyful and curvy.
    2. Where are you from?
    I'm from the West.. Good old chilled Perth.
    3. What do you love about pinup?
    There are lots of reasons why I love pinup. I love how you can express your own flare to the mid century fashion of pinup. With that being lots of bright colours and loving the modern take or being a true collector and living the mid century fashion dream realness.
    One of the things I dearly do love is that no matter what size you can rock this look. Pinup has lots of different genres to it and I'm so happy to be apart of this group of people.
    4. How did you find out about Cherry La Blaze vintage and Rockabilly?
    I found out about cherry la blaze from a beautiful friend of mine that does pinup photography here in Perth she told me to jump online and check out the store.
    5. What is your favourite product that you have purchased from our store so far?
    I purchased the amazing Daisy Jean floral ice cream earrings I absolutely adore these and I have worn them so much already.
    6. What do you do for work?
    Currently I am a store manager/ stylist for a store that has beautiful vintage inspired fashion and I've been there just over 4 years now.
    7. What/who inspires your personal style?
    I have never really been one to copy someone else's look persay but who doesn't love the stunning Miss Victory violet. I have always been into fashion at a young age dressing my self in cute dresses and my grandmother making me clothing from vintage patterns and showing me starlets from back in the 30s, 40s and 50s. I guess she is also one that inspired me as she is a very creative artist so I've always been around colour all my life.
    8. Sweet or Savory?
    Wow this is a tough one hahaha I do love a good ice cream sundae but I'm currently on a health journey and been watching what goes down the mouth hole haha. In saying that I do extremely love home cooked fresh bread out of the oven with a little butter. Mmmmmm.
    9. Favourite quote/advice and why?
    My advice I always stand by is, never worry about what others think I huge thing I find each day is woman hating on there body and saying that they aren't good enough. Society needs to wake up and accept you for all your greatest at the end of the day you are you and with all the powers in the world unfortunately you can't be someone else. Never matter what someone thinks of your outfit, what you are wearing or what you look like the only person that matters is you! And your inner beauty always shines at the end of the day. Go out into the world knowing you can't always please everyone if someone hates you it's their issue not yours.. Pay them no mind.
    10. Anything else you would love to share?
    New pinups starting out or ladies wanting to try the style but to afraid to saying that they can't do it... Stop telling yourself you can't.. Anything in life is possible and seeing yourself in a different way can be a shock. You have one life try everything you can and enjoy all life's little perks.
    Thank you so much doll!
    It's been a pleasure getting to know you more and thank you for supporting my little biz!
    XX Miss Cherry La Blaze

    June Cherry Doll!

    June Cherry Doll!

    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 

    @zo_renee

    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

     

     

    DRESSLILY COLLABORATION

    DRESSLILY COLLABORATION

    I was recently contacted by Dresslily to not only try some of their super cute 50's inspired dresses but to also do a live review on their Face Book page!

    I jumped at the opportunity straight away because they really do have some adorable vintage inspired items that won't break your budget and because I love trying new things and going live is something I have never done.

    So after a few issues with my kiddies and some technical updates we are now set for the live review later this week. I will be announcing the day and time in the next couple of days so stay tuned and make sure you are following the Dresslily Face Book page below.

    https://www.facebook.com/Dresslily/

    I was lucky enough to receive four different vintage inspired dresses, one being classic 50's, rockabilly/diner style, tiki and a floral piece for the cooler months. I wanted to show the wide variety of styles that are available from Dresslily. I have to admit I do have a favourite! Which is the Retro Gingham Bow Knot Flare Dress pictured below which screams classic 50's housewife. However all in all I do love every one of them for different reasons which I will go into more depth in the live review.

    If you are a pinup on a budget and you are looking for some vintage inspired dresses then I recommend giving this brand a go. I was really happy with all of the dresses I received, they were all stretchy and super comfy and would love to try some of their themed dresses too.

    Miss Cherry La Blaze wearing Dresslily, image by Brookleigh Photography.

     

    Miss Cherry La Blaze wearing Dresslily, image by Brookleigh Photography.

     

    Miss Cherry La Blaze wearing Dresslily, image by Brookleigh Photography,

     

    Miss Cherry La Blaze wearing Dresslily, image by Brookleigh Photography.

     

    I hope you can all tune in and see me live on the Dresslily Face Book page later this week!

    XX Miss Cherry La Blaze