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    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

     

     

    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

    Cherry's Online Charity Raffle!

    Cherry's Online Charity Raffle!

    This Charity Raffle is every pinups dream come true!

    Over $600 in vouchers and prizes to be won!

    This raffle was created in collaboration with some extremely well know Aussie small businesses that trade online. These include Sarsparilly, Lana-Rose Fashion, Martinis and Slippers and Bonsai Kitten just to name a few. I really wanted to help promote other businesses like my own and I wanted the vouchers and prizes to be accessible to ticket holders both nationally and internationally.

    I'm lucky enough to be competing in Pinup Doll Australia in October this year and part of our journey is to raise money for a charity of our choice. I have chosen to raise money for RizeUp Australia, which is an organization that directly helps survivors of Domestic Violence. So all of the proceeds will go directly to RizeUp to help them to continue their work by providing survivors with emergency accommodation, furniture, white goods, clothing, food vouchers and all the basic necessities a survivor needs to start over.

    Tickets will go on sale from the 26th of July until the 24th of October with one lucky winner to be announced on the 25th. The tickets will cost $10 each or 3 for $25. The tickets will be available to purchase through my Everyday Hero website via this link https://give.everydayhero.com/au/cherry-la-blaze-for-pinup-doll-australia

    I hope you can all get on board and help me raise money and awareness for Domestic Violence.

    If you have any questions in relation to this raffle or my charity please feel free to contact me anytime!

    Good luck!

    miss Cherry La Blaze

     

     

    Barbara La Blaze Brooch!

    Barbara La Blaze Brooch!

    The Barbara La Blaze Brooch is a fundraiser brooch that I have had made in collaboration with the amazing Danielle, Boss Babe at Daisy Jean Floral Designs as a part of my Pinup Doll Australia journey.

    Barbara La Blaze is a 50's bombshell pinup brooch inspired by survivors of domestic violence. Barbara La Blaze is a mother, a friend, a wife, a strong independent women that has a heart of gold. She embodies her own classic style, she is a lover of the 1940's and 1950's but also loves a rockabilly edge. She is a survivor not a victim! She uses her past experiences to empower her future and drive her to reach her goals and reach her dreams both professional and personal. Barbara La Blaze is a symbol of strength for those affected by Domestic Violence.

    This amazing brooch will be available for preorder from the 26th of July and there will be approximately a 3 week turn around time for deliveries. The Barbara La Blaze Brooch is just one way that I will be raising money for RizeUp Australia and organization that directly helps survivors of Domestic Violence by providing emergency accommodation, furniture, white goods, clothing, food vouchers and all the basic necessities a survivor needs to start over. http://www.rizeup.com.au/

    The brooch will cost $45 and $25 from every sale will go directly to RizeUp and the remaining portion will go into the production costs. You will be able to purchase her via my Everyday hero website via this link https://give.everydayhero.com/au/cherry-la-blaze-for-pinup-doll-australia

    I'm super proud of this stunning brooch and I hope you can all get on board and help me raise funds and awareness for Domestic Violence.

    Miss Cherry La Blaze

    Pinup Doll Australia!

    Pinup Doll Australia!

    It's official!

    I'm super excited to announce that I will be competing to be the next Pinup Doll Australia. It is such an honor to represent my state Victoria, my business, myself and to do so alongside 14 other gorgeous pinups. This is only my 2nd ever competition which is pretty nerve racking as all of the other competitors have had quite a bit of experience. But I also think everything happens for a reason and I really feel like this is my time to shine and to show Australia what Miss Cherry La Blaze is all about.

    So this amazing event is run by pinups and celebrates all 15 competitors. It takes place on the 27th October at  Chromefest which is held at Memorial Park, The Entrance NSW with the winners crowned on Sunday 28th. So make sure you come along and cheer us all on!

    What excites me about this competition is that we have so much freedom in our categories. Usually a pinup comp will consist of Classic 50's/Vintage, Rockabilly and Cos Play themed categories, but Pinup Doll Australia is a little different. The categories are as follows Day Wear, Evening Wear, Talent and Charity. Yes we are on stage 4 times! EEK! Day and Evening are based on our interpretation of the 50's era and what would you wear during the day and of an evening, which gives you so many options. Talent is all about showcasing who we are and what we love to do, to be honest I thought " I have no talent" But staying true to myself I will be performing something I'm so passionate about in my everyday life and I think talent is such a broad spectrum so I can't wait for this! The Charity category is extremely exciting for me because we are able to raise money for a charity of our choice. This is something that I have had on my mind for a while but have never quite known how to get it into action, so I'm really grateful that Pinup Doll Australia allows us to do so and is already pushing me to expand as an individual.

    Now that we have all been officially announced the fun really begins. Outfits, props, promoting sponsors, organizing charity events and putting together routines will be filling up our days from now until October.

    We would all love to see you there cheering us on! The perfect road trip destination. Also a huge thank you to all the organizers and sponsors because this wouldn't exist with you!

    See you at Chromefest!

    XX  Miss cherry La Blaze