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    It's All About Kova Kiss!

    It's All About Kova Kiss!

    The Pretty in Pink Dress by Kova Kiss will definitely brighten your day!

    Designed in Atlanta, Georgia by Gabriela Kova a stunning lady wanting to make sustainable, stylish and affordable fashion.The whole collection has a stunning nostalgic vibe and I was lucky enough to receive the super cute Pretty in Pink Dress which oozes 60's mod. It's cut to the thigh and has just the right amount of wiggle.

    https://www.kovakiss.co/product-page/pretty-in-pink

    Besides being made from a delicious bubble gum pink, the outer layer is made out of 100% cotton and the lining is made from shiny polyester. I ordered the size 2 which fitted me very well from the waist up, it was a little loose around the legs but that is not reflected on the design but rather my body type. There is a very clear size chart on the website which ranges from a 0-12 and has measurements listed accordingly.

    This little number has no sleeves, a fitted bodice with a bow detail, hidden zip and is made to such high quality that I would highly recommend!

    Something I really love about this dress is that you can change the style and mix it up. For example you could keep it feminine and accessorize with pretty hair flowers and a sweet cardigan or you can add a rockabilly edge like me. I do love to mix up my styling so I teamed it with a leather jacket, polka dot tights and red accessories which is definitely a look that I will wear again.

     

     

    This delightful dress came in it's own bag and was wrapped nicely. All conversations with Gabriela were so easy and I truly felt like we were friends that had worked together before. Being a small business owner myself providing excellent customer service is one of my main goals. So it warmed my heart that Kova Kiss represented similar values.

    Shipment from the U.S was very quick so there is no waiting too long for your little touch of paradise. I would highly recommend checking out this amazing small business and not just this dress but the whole collection. This dress was originally $200 but is now on SALE so don't miss out!

    Thank you so much Gabriela and the team at Kova Kiss!

    I look forward to working with you again soon.

    XX

    All H&MU by GSL Makeup

    https://www.facebook.com/gslmakeup/

    * This blog is not sponsored and all thoughts and views are my own *

     

     

    April Cherry Doll

    April Cherry Doll

     Please Welcome My Cherry Doll For The Month of April - Miss Katie Kaleidoscope

     

    Vintage bombshell Miss Katie Kaleidoscope 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 vintage, 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 getting to know my amazing customers as much as me!

     

    1. Who are you and what is your pinup persona?

     Katie Hall aka Miss Katie Kaleidoscope


     

    2. Where are you from?

    Melbourne

     

    3. What do you love about pinup?

    I've always loved old Hollywood glamour so pinup was a no brainer for me! I love the fashion (particularly 40s styles), the hair and how timeless the pinup look is. Pinup also gives me a chance to be use my creativity and allowed me to make lifelong friends with some sensational people.

     

     

    4. How did you find out about Cherry La Blaze Vintage and Rockabilly?

     

    Initially I knew about Cherry La Blaze the store from shopping online. Then I met THE fabulous Cherry La Blaze herself at Ballarat Beat in 2018 and have continued to be a customer and friend since.

     

    5. What is your favorite product that you have purchased from our store so far?

     

    Oooo tough question! I love vintage hair styling and have purchased some great hair tools and accessories from Cherry La Blaze. I also love the What Katie Did seamed stockings and look forward to splurging on some Charlie Stone goodies soon!

     

    6. What do you do for work?

     

    I'm an Event Coordinator at Festival Hall in Melbourne.

     

    7. What/who inspires you and your personal style?

     

    I've always loved the glamour of the 1940s and Hollywood legends such as Jane Russell. There's no denying I take some of my styling inspo (particularly my hair) from modern glamour icon  Dita Von Teese but I also have a love of punk/rock and the grungy pin-up styling of the late Amy Winehouse.

     

    8. Sweet or savory?

     

    Definitely savory. Hot chips for life!

     

    9. Favorite quote/advice and why

     

    "The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humour and style and generosity and kindness."– Maya Angelou

     

    I think this quote resonates with me as we all have the power to be kinder to one another. Be a beacon of positivity for yourself and others by not engaging with toxicity. Something as simple as smiling at a stranger could brighten that persons whole day. We owe it to the world to be more peaceful and loving toward each other.

     

    10. Anything else you would love to share?

     

    To anyone thinking of becoming more involved in the pinup scene, definitely do! It is a fun, inclusive and fashionable community of like-minded people. In Victoria we have a pinup social group called the Vic Vixens. If you'd like to learn more, feel free to add yourself to the group and stay up to date with everything pinup!

     

     

    Thank you so much Miss Katie Kaleidoscope!

    It was so fun getting to know you more and I hope you enjoy being my April Cherry Doll!

     

    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

     

     

    March Cherry Doll!

    March Cherry Doll!

    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!

     

    Interview -

    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

    Grace Karin Review Part 1

    Grace Karin Review Part 1

    To start off the new year with product reviews is super fun and exciting for two reasons!

    1. I love trying new products, sharing and promoting brands.

    2. I will take any opportunity I can to create more beautiful pinup photos.

    I was recently asked to review a couple of items from Grace Karin. Being Amazon's best selling vintage reproduction store and knowing the brand of course I was more than happy to be involved. Founded in 2008 the team pride themselves on creating high quality affordable garments for every occasion. From bridal to vintage they have every style and body shape covered.

    https://www.gracekarin.com/collections/new-arrivals

    So I got my wiggle on in the Sexy Mermaid Wiggle Dress which is something a little different for me but still has a vintage/pinup vibe. This little number retails for $28.06 and I ordered a size small, however a size extra small would have fit me better but unfortunately this dress was not available in this size. This is not reflected on the brand but rather my body type, I do have small hips and legs and find it hard to get a true wiggle in any brand. Despite the fit the dress is super comfortable and the fabric felt very nice against my skin which was a mix of

    * Fabric:95%Polyester+5%Spandex. 

    The off the shoulder was a nice detail and the fact that it was plain allowed me to accessorize however I pleased. I simply added a brooch and along with the flower crown it gave me a simple yet polished look that would be amazing for Spring Racing. This dress would also look amazing with a necklace and a bangle stack also being black any colour accessories would look fab.

    This style is also super versatile and could easily take you from work to evening with some simple accessory changes. This dress has an invisible zip up the back along with some buttons to keep the off the shoulder straps in place. There is no belt provided but you could add your own for that extra waist cinch.

    For a budget conscious pinup this brand is perfect for you and even for those pinups looking to fill their wardrobe with a heap of cute seasonal essentials. There are heaps of styles and prints to choose from so you will be sure to find something that tickles your fancy. Delivery took around 2 weeks and the team made it super easy to address any inquiries. For the price I was very happy with the quality and I'm looking forward to reviewing some more dresses in the coming weeks.

    What are you waiting for.....

    Shop with Grace Karin now!

    https://www.gracekarin.com/collections/new-arrivals

    Miss Cherry La Blaze wearing Grace Karin, brooch Erstwilder, sunglasses Catch That Thief, flower crown and image Brookleigh Photography.