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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

     

     

    May Cherry Doll

    May Cherry Doll

    Please Welcome My Cherry Doll For The Month of May - Miss Jaslyn Rose!

     

    I met this beautiful doll while we were both competing in Pinup Doll Australia last year. She is a true gem and such a kind soul. I have loved watching her style grow and I feel super proud to be part of that. Make sure you check out her new Blog too and follow her work on Face Book and Instagram!

    https://www.facebook.com/MissJaslynRose/

    @missjaslynrose

     

     

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

    eg.... Name/pinup name

     

    Hi, I'm Jaslyn, I'm a 19 year old pinup who has a love for everything retro, vintage, rummaging through op shops and garage sales, history, photography, singing, and animals! My Pinup name is Miss Jaslyn Rose as my name is pretty unique personally I haven't met many other people with my name except for the lady who my Mum named me after who was a radio presenter for Triple J/Double J called Jaslyn Hall. Hence why my pinup name Miss Jaslyn Rose stuck.

     

    2. Where are you from?

     

    I currently live in Newcastle NSW Australia and have lived in the Hunter Valley region for my whole life.

     

    3. What do you love about pinup?

     

    I love pinup as it's an amazing way to express myself in a way that I never knew how to before finding the amazing world of pinup! I love that pinup has given me a whole new level of confidence that I never used to have, I used to be a very quiet and pretty shy person when I was in high school and was a bit of an introvert and pinup has let me break free from this and I'm now able to go up to people and introduce myself to new people at events, I have made so many amazing friend's thanks to pinup. Another thing I love about pinup is the community I love how supportive everyone is and the culture towards building fellow pinups up rather than down. I constantly try my best to help new pinups and introduce more people to the amazing world of pinup. I plan on hopefully running a pinup event of some sort in the future and hope to run a few best dressed competitions at some local events.

     

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

     

    I first found out about Cherry La Blaze through Pinup Doll Australia 2018 as she was a fellow contestant. During the periods coming up to Pinup Doll Australia I also entered in the Pinup Registry's Pinup of the month in June and was lucky enough to take out the prize which was a voucher from Cherry La Blaze Vintage and Rockabilly where I purchased my first item, from them I have been buying vintage inspired goods from Cherry La Blaze which are always gorgeous items.

     

     

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

     

    Definitely a gorgeous pinafore from Louella DeVille Boutique which has a gorgeous cowgirl print on it! The pinafore is super comfy and I love that I can wear it as a playsuit or with the skirt for a feminine twist it's great for many occasions!

     

     

    6. What do you do for work?

     

    I am currently working as a waitress at a local seafood restaurant and am currently doing photography part time as I have always had a love for photography and being able to capture beautiful moments I want to hopefully start photographing more pinups. I also model for fun mainly but a goal of mine is to get published this year.

     

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

     

    I am inspired by so many things in the pinup my world I am mainly inspired by the pinups of the 1940s and the Andrew Sisters they always looked so beautiful whilst staying so strong during World War II. I am also inspired by the pinups with a wild west flair as I have a love for gingham and being on the farm.

     

    8. Sweet or savory?

     

    ¿Por qué no ambos? I am both a sweet and savory lover I love some salted caramel occasionally but I have definitely been more savory lately.

     

    9. Favorite quote/advice and why

     

    One of my current favourites is, "Never be afraid to be a poppy in a field of daffodils" - Michaela DePrince I love this quote as I believe individuality is so important! Never conform to the norms and always be yourself, this is so important for new pinups as I believe it's so important to let yourself shine and find your own unique sense of style. I believe I am still finding my own particular style but I always try to let my personality shine. I'm nowhere near to being perfect and I still have a long way to go on my pinup journey but one thing I will always be is myself and I won't let anyone let me think I should be someone else. That's why I love being a pinup as I am able to be me and I am able to be confident in myself.

     

    Thank you so much doll!

    I have loved getting to know you more and thank you so much for your ongoing support.

    XX

     

    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.