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    September Cherry Doll

    September Cherry Doll

    Please welcome my September Cherry doll ......

    Miss Kitt 'n' Kaboodle!!!

    Don't you just love her pinup name?!

    I met this total bombshell while competing in Pinup Doll Australia last year at Chromefest. This juicy lady has a heart of gold and a smile that could light up a pitch black room. Be sure to follow her pinup journey on her socials.

    Thank you for having me as your September Doll xx

    1. Who are you?

    I am Miss Kitt ‘n' Kaboodle

    1. Where are you from?

    I am from Lake Macquarie, NSW.

    1. What do you love about Pinup?

    I love the friendships, support and inspiration from people in the Pinup community. Pinup is such a feminine aesthetic for every age, size, shape and personality. I love the diversity of the community. It has been an amazing opportunity for personal growth and increasing my confidence.

    1. How did you find out about Cherry La Blaze Vintage & Rockabilly?

    I had the honour to compete alongside Miss Cherry La Blaze for Pinup Doll Australia 2018. I have started shopping with Cherry since.

    1. What is your favourite product purchased so far?

    I love everything I have purchased so far, Charlie Stone shoes to the headscarves. Each purchase has been immaculate and quick. I love the service that Cherry provides.

    1. What do you do for work?

    I work in Community Services with children and families.

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

    I am inspired by styles from the 1920’s through to the 1960’s. My icons include Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor. I love spontaneity and colour. I am often inspired by unique vintage items and quirky curios.

    1. Sweet or savory?

    I love both equally...... cherry ripes as well as cheese and biscuits, YUM!

    1. Favourite quote/advice and why?

    My favourite quote is:

    The Devil whispered in my ear,

    “You are not brave enough to weather the storm.”

    Today, I whispered in the Devils ear,

    “I AM THE STORM!”

    I love this quote because it brings me strength and power, like I can rise above anything and kick some arse.

    1. Anything else you would love to share?

    Just how important it is to be kind, respectful and compassionate. Practice gratitude everyday and slow down once in a while, enjoy life ❤❤❤

    I love that quote doll! Thank you so much for sharing more about yourself and inspiring others to look as fabulous as yourself.

    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.

     

     

     

     

    Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With The sugar Rush Collection

    Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With The sugar Rush Collection

    I can't tell you how excited I am to be one of the first stockists of the new ready made collection from vintage reproduction extraordinaire Sarsparilly!

    The Sugar Rush Collection is officially live and available for pre-order and it is to die for. You can now pay 50% off the full price and then the remaining amount when your order arrives in early March.

    Not only are the designs delightful but the prints are absolutely scrumptious. The name speaks for itself and is made up of 25 separate pieces that can be mixed and matched with each other. If you love pastels you will fall in love with every item. The range is made up of three base colours which are pink, yellow or blue. In true Sarparilly style there are also some amazing novelty prints that are reminiscent of Maria's childhood such as ice-cream trucks and ice-cream parties.

    Every single design is flattering to the female figure and with the extensive size range of XXS - 5XL the entire range suits petite to plus size. Super durable and made from high quality fabric each garment is so comfortable and will be sure to last you a lifetime.

    Of course I organized a huge collaboration to celebrate the release and I was lucky enough to model some of the collection myself. I love collaborating and helping other like minded individuals build their business. So I called upon my insanely talented bestie Mrs Penny who has just launched her new and exciting business to be the photographer. We have so much fun together and I knew when I saw the range that this would be perfect for her.

    Check out her Face Book page

    https://www.facebook.com/hellomrspenny/

    And her Instagram account

    https://www.instagram.com/hellomrspenny/?hl=en

    We also were lucky enough to have access to Pearl.

    A 57 Chev that is every car enthusiasts dream. Owner Wendy allowed us to cruise around town and for me to lie all over her pride and joy which made me feel like I was truly back in the 50's.

    Check her out and Pearl on Face Book here

    https://www.facebook.com/Pearl-Girl-57-Chevrolet-235367007003576/

    We are super excited to share the images with you and I also attached the Stockist Spotlight from the Sarsparilly website which is about me and my store so you can have a read of that too.

    I also have to thank Maria for allowing me to model her new range, Hailey { Mrs Penny } for taking these amazing images in 38 degrees and to Wendy for allowing us to enjoy Pearl and for being so kind and helpful on the day.

    I couldn't have pulled it off without any of you and I hope we can work together again soon.

    XX

     

     

     

     

    Stockist Spotlight

    We are so excited to be introducing our new Stockists for our Sugar Rush range.  This is the first time we have had stockists for any of our clothing and we are pumped!

    The first shop we'd like to spotlight is a lovely online store based in Victoria, Australia and run by pinup Queen, Lea (A.K.A. Cherry La Blaze herself!).  We asked her some questions so you could all get to know her.

     

     

    Tell us about Cherry La Blaze, where are you located and how did you start? 

    Cherry La Blaze Vintage and Rockabilly started in March 2017. It is an online based store that I run from home from King Lake Victoria which is above the Yarra Valley. My hubby and I sold our previous business and he said to me stuff it follow your dream and do what you have always wanted to. So I did!

     

    Tell us about your team, we want to know you :)

    My team consists of me, myself and I on a daily basis. I run my website, pack orders, do all my advertising and promotional work and ordering for my website. I'm also really passionate about and love pinup/vintage modeling and love collaborating with other enthusiasts to promote my brand and theirs. I also have a pop up shop that I take to vintage and rockabilly festivals which involves the whole family. Hubby drives the bus and the kids help set up, its definitely a team effort.

     

    What is the best thing about owning your own store?

    There are so many things! I love the freedom and creativity it provides me.  It allows me to push myself professionally and creatively.  It makes me want to succeed more.  I learnt more in the last year than I ever have.  I have formed so many amazing relationships.  I love that it allows me to collaborate.  And it has provided me with exciting opportunities.

     

    What sort of things can we find at Cherry La Blaze?

    You can find everything 50's inspired at Cherry La Blaze. I like to think or I'm trying to provide unique labels instead of the typical pinup brands. I'm extremely passionate about supporting Aussie businesses, so I try to stock as many of those as I can. We have everything from dresses, shoes, swimwear, bags, brooches, kids clothing and cute kitschy gifts and vintage styling tools.

     

    What is your favourite piece from the Sugar Rush Collection?

    I'm a sucker for a cardigan and the Dorothy Knit is to die for, but I also LOVE the Bonnie Dress and all the prints are just delicious. I can't choose one LOL!!

     

    Favourite Candy?

    I love old classics like Redskins, Toffee Apples, Sherbet Bombs and Mates. Anything chewy and sticky!