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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

    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 *

     

     

    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

    Walking In Charlie Stone Shoes!

    Walking In Charlie Stone Shoes!

    Have you walked in Charlie Stone shoes?

    Well let me tell you something, you are missing out if you haven't!

    Charlie Stone Shoes was created by Sydney local Samantha Szetu in 2014

    Unique features include.

    • Unique flat design with hidden elevation for better arch, ankle and knee support
    • Custom cushioned insole
    • Soft genuine leather upper and lining
    • Flexible and durable bottom soles for prolonged wear
    • Comfortably positioned low ankle straps

    I was super honored to be contacted by Samantha to collaborate with her and her amazing Aussie brand. I love supporting Australian made so I couldn't wait to try her amazing shoes. I was lucky enough to receive the Portofino style in red/white which were super easy to style. I did misjudge my size, however Samantha being the amazing boss babe she is sent me the next size down and boy did they fit like a glove. I also have sensitive feet and to be honest I find it extremely hard to get good quality pinup/vintage style flats that don't damage my feet. But after wearing these all day walking around The Entrance on the Central Coast I was pleasantly surprised how my tootsies held up.

    There are a range of styles and colour combos to suit any outfit and they have just released a new vegan range which is super exciting.

    Something special is in the works so keep your eyes peeled and trust me go and get yourself a pair.

    Thank you Samantha I look forward to working with you in the future.

    XX