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    Retro Stage Collaboration

    Retro Stage Collaboration

    Last month I was lucky enough to be contacted by the team at Retro Stage for a collaboration. Retro stage is an online fashion forward platform that sells vintage inspired outfits, shoes and accessories for very affordable prices. Currently they have a range of dresses that are inspired by The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, which is a TV show set in the late 50's early 60's.

    https://retro-stage.com/

    So naturally my first choice was the Rainbow 1950's Pocket Swing Dress, which is one of Midge's iconic outfits in the series. This is a two piece outfit, including the dress and coordinating shorts along with a matching belt. It is made from polyester and it certainly has a nice sheen to it.

    While I absolutely love the colours and style of this dress the belt was very hard to manage. I think if the belt was made as an actual belt instead of just made out of the same fabric as the dress it would work much better and not slip. As I am small busted I did have to pin the neckline, I did receive the smallest size, however an XS option I believe would have fit me much better in the bust and around the waist. The quality could be seen to represent the price tag of $39.99US. This dress steamed well and coming with coordinating shorts was a bonus.

    https://retro-stage.com/collections/1950s-dress/products/rainbow-1950s-stripe-pocket-swing-dress?variant=31821172506673

    My next choice was the 1950's Pocket Plaid Dress in red and white. This super cute dress was perfect for my day out at Happy Days Donuts, a local 50's diner. Made from cotton/spandex featuring a turn down collar, large white buttons and two gorgeous detailed pockets at the front. The smallest size was Small, however an Extra Small would have fit me a tad better in the waist. There is no belt included with this dress unfortunately, but it is easy enough to add your own and for the price of $42.99US I was reasonably happy with the dress itself. I felt very comfortable in this dress all day and I also teamed it with their 1950's Ruffled Petticoat Underskirt, which fit perfectly under the skirt of the dress.

    https://retro-stage.com/collections/1950s-dress/products/red-1950s-pockets-plaid-dress

    https://retro-stage.com/collections/petticoats/products/1950s-ruffled-petticoat-underskirt?variant=31122218418225

    The team at Retro Stage are very lovely to work and liaise with. Considering the current Global Pandemic I received this items very quickly. All items came individually packed in perfect brand new condition. There could be some design tweaks for the items I received, but they were still fun to wear and I would encourage you to check them out if you are wanting to create a vintage inspired look on a budget.

    All images by Brookleigh Photography

    https://www.brookleighphotography.com/

    XX Miss Cherry La Blaze

     

    Belle Poque Collaboration

    Belle Poque Collaboration

    Earlier this month I was contacted by the fabulous team at Belle Poque. Belle Poque was created in 2015 and is an independent brand recreating vintage inspired clothing. They aim to provide customers with high quality garments at competitive prices with excellent customer service.

    https://www.bellepoque.com/

    I was lucky enough to receive two items in my package. The first and my absolute favourite was the Women's Cherry Cropped Cardigan.

    Made from 55%Viscose+40%Polyamide+5%Spandex giving a nice amount of stretch, with 3/4 sleeves and covered in delightful embroided cherries.

    https://www.bellepoque.com/products/bp-womens-cherries-embroidery-3-4-sleeve-v-neck-cropped-knitting-coat-knitwear-1?_pos=1&_sid=0ab043d06&_ss=r

    Perfect to layer in the cooler months and your go to in the warmer months to pin over your shoulders. Now you all know me and how much I love 1950's diners, so it was only fitting to take this little cutie to Happy Days Donuts for a milkshake with Brookleigh Photography and my Care Bear of course!

    https://www.happydaysdonuts.com/

    https://www.brookleighphotography.com/

    The second item I received was the 1950's Vintage Sleeveless V-Neck Flared A-Line Dress. Which is a very versatile black dress featuring a vibrant floral swan print along the hemline.

    Made from 95%Cotton+5%Spandex with a nice amount of stretch, matching removable belt and a ruched bust to give you a very flattering shape and if your like me and you have a small bust this is perfect for you.

    https://www.bellepoque.com/collections/dresses/products/women-1950s-vintage-sleeveless-v-neck-flared-a-line-dress

     I felt extremely comfortable in this dress and I was happy with the fit, plus coming with a matching belt made my heart sing. I would not wear a petticoat under this as it is an A-Line dress, but you can certainly mix and match different coloured accessories depending on your mood. I chose a pop of yellow on this occasion teamed with my New York Luxe Charlie Stone heels.

    https://www.cherrylablaze.com.au/products/charlie-stone-luxe-new-york-black

    After taking these babies for a spin I was really happy with the style, fit and quality for the price. I received my package very quickly and the team at Belle Poque were fabulous. They do have some super cute combos currently in their online store, so go and check them out.

    XX Miss Cherry La Blaze

    

    

    Budget Pinup!

    Budget Pinup!

    If your just starting out in the pinup world and you are on a budget, then there are many brands out there that can provide you with vintage inspired looks for extremely competitive prices.

    Dresslily is one of those very versatile brands. Being a leading international online fashion clothing and home wares store they offer the very latest products to suit a wide variety of styles and personal tastes.

    So I thought I would put together a few different looks featuring three different vintage inspired dresses from Dresslily with all the photography by my fabulous friend Brookleigh Photography. Be sure to check her out!

    https://www.brookleighphotography.com/

     

     First up is the Cross Back Flower Print Vintage Dress

    Blooming with flowers enliven this vintage-inspired A-line dress cut with a high-rise waist with a crisscrossed back is the perfect floral frock for the cooler months. There a few standout colours featured in the fabric which makes accessorizing a dream. I teamed this dress with a red bolero, orange vintage hat and gloves, teal stockings and a big red flower. This is a shorter cut dress, so if you prefer longer dresses then this one is not for you. You can pick this little number up for $42.70. This one was definitely my favourite of the three featured.
    https://www.dresslily.com/cross-back-flower-print-vintage-product8277166.html
    Style: Vintage
    Occasion: Day
    Material: Cotton,Spandex
    Silhouette: A-Line
    Dresses Length: Mini
    Neckline: Sweetheart Neck
    Sleeve Length: Sleeveless
    Waist: High Waisted
    Embellishment: Criss-Cross
    Pattern Type: Floral
    With Belt: No
    Season: Spring,Summer

     

    Next is the Fold Over Off The shoulder Skater Cocktail Dress in navy blue. I do love a good off the shoulder number and I was pleasantly surprised with the fit, fabric and colour for the price of $46.18. Easily matched with a variety of different accessories, I chose baby pink beads and true vintage gloves. This dress could easily be dressed up or down depending on your event or mood. A belt would also look amazing with this dress however I chose to just feature the dress on this occasion.

     https://www.dresslily.com/foldover-off-the-shoulder-skater-product5025358.html

    Style: Vintage

    Material: Cotton,Spandex
    Silhouette: A-Line
    Dress Type: Skater Dress
    Dresses Length: Knee-Length
    Neckline: Off The Shoulder
    Sleeve Length: Short Sleeves
    Pattern Type: Solid
    With Belt: No
    Season: Fall,Spring

     

    Lastly for the animal novelty print lovers is the Dinosaur Print Dual Strap Dress available in both black and white. I received the white and straight away knew that my leather jacket would suit it perfectly. While I do the love the colours featured in the fabric I'm not a huge fan of dinosaurs but for the price of $50.32 I was happy with the fit and cut, especially the neckline. The skirt is not a full circle so I was only able to fit a small very soft petticoat underneath. If you love dinosaurs and novelty prints then this dress would be perfect for you, or if you had a themed party to go to. For me the jacket gave it a rockabilly edge, but there are many ways you could go in terms of styling.

     

     

    https://www.dresslily.com/dinosaur-print-dual-strap-dress-product8085533.html

     

    Material: Polyester
    Silhouette: A-Line
    Dresses Length: Knee-Length
    Neckline: Spaghetti Strap
    Sleeve Length: Sleeveless
    Pattern Type: Animal
    With Belt: No
    Season: Summer

    Final thoughts, if you are a pinup on a budget or maybe you are just starting out in the world of pinup and are yet to find your style, or if you are a teen with a pinup dream. Then check out Dresslily, there are so many styles to choose from that won't break your bank account. They have a lot of reviews on their items so be sure to give those a read too. They provide full or partial refund if the item is not as described on the website. I will also be trying some of their swimwear when the weather warms up, so keep an eye out for that.

    XX Miss Cherry La Blaze

    


    Erstwilder Fan Favourites!

    Erstwilder Fan Favourites!

    It's that time again!

    The fabulous team at Erstwilder have released a super exciting collection just in time to brighten everyone's spirits.

    The Fan Favourites Collection launched today at 12:30PM  is full of VIP {Very Important Pieces} that have been remade in different colours, or slightly different designs. They have also been the most requested by us, the Erstwilder obsessed lovers of all things Erstwilder!

    I have always been a sucker for Fairy Bread so when Erstwilder gifted me the fairy Bread Brooch plus the matching Large Neck Scarf I nearly fell off my chair with excitement. The fairy Bread Brooch made from high quality layered resin and comes complete with no nibbles taken out and covered in sprinkles, so it's full of deliciousness and ready to be pinned to your best vintage blouse or cardigan. Or match it with the Large Neck Scarf for something a little extra. All neck and head scarves are made from 100% Polyester, with a velvet chiffon feel making them a dream to wear. There is also stud earrings and a necklace available too, so you can be completely matchy-matchy!

     

    Shop their range of head and neck scarves below.

    https://www.erstwilder.com/collections/scarves

    I went all out and teamed these scrumptious accessories with my yellow Grace Blouse and Rouge skirt.

    Shop them both via links below!

    https://www.cherrylablaze.com.au/products/preorder-grace-blouse-pastel-yellow?_pos=3&_sid=1baaf6f73&_ss=r

    https://www.cherrylablaze.com.au/products/rouge-skirt-polka-dot?_pos=1&_sid=a4cdcae76&_ss=r

     

    Shop the scrumptious Fairy Bread collection below!

    https://www.erstwilder.com/collections/new/products/fairy-bread-brooch-1

     

    Now every pinup I'm sure has had mermaid fantasies, and mine all came true when I was also gifted the Treasure Within Brooch, which has been redone with bubble gum pink, pastel blue and a pearl surprise, the Saltwater Wisdom Stud Earrings and matching head scarf. I teamed the whole collection with adorable Mermaid Tee from Vinnie Boy Vintage which was the perfect finishing touch.


     

    Shop their amazing Tees below!

    https://www.etsy.com/au/market/vinnie_boy_vintage

     

    Shop the Treasure within Brooch, Saltwater Wisdom Stud Earrings and matching head scarf below!

    https://www.erstwilder.com/collections/new/products/treasure-within-brooch

    https://www.erstwilder.com/collections/new/products/saltwater-wisdom-earrings

    https://www.erstwilder.com/collections/new/products/treasure-within-head-scarf

     

    So I know isolation has been hard on all of us, but this amazing collection will be sure to brighten your day. Supporting our local online businesses is even more important right now. Every purchase big or small keeps us going and the gorgeous bunch of bodies that run Erstwilder give so much back to the community. I've had my eye set on a few other pieces and can't wait to receive those too.

    I hope you enjoyed my At Home Selfie Series, there will more than likely be many more to come.

    Take care and stay safe!

    XX Miss Cherry La Blaze

    Poodle Sisters!

    Poodle Sisters!

    What a year it has been here at Cherry HQ!

    So many exciting things have happened and so many amazing opportunities have have presented themselves. The pinup community is a super supportive hub of dolls from all over the world, all sharing a love of vintage and 50's inspired wares. Being part of this community and providing pinups with gorgeous products and excellent customer service, has been a huge goal of mine since I started my little business 2.5 years ago.

    This year I wanted to give back to my fabulous customers, and to also show them support in their pinup journeys.

    So Cherry Doll was created. Cherry Doll is a monthly celebration of one chosen customer that loves all things Cherry La Blaze. I created a series of questions to answer to allow myself and the pinup community to get to know the selected Cherry doll. I created a Blog Post for my website and featured the chosen doll on all of my social media accounts. I have loved every minute of it and each month I would get super excited to release the new Cherry Doll to the world.

    As the end of the year is fast approaching I wanted to do one last feature, however instead of focusing on one lovely lady, there are a group of women that I wanted to share with you all.

    Also now known as my Poodle Sisters, these beautiful women were my promo models for a custom made 50's Poodle Skirt which is now available in store.

    Generally I model my products myself if I have no photos, but I wanted to do something different and involve other pinups. I did a model call and the response was so overwhelming it was so hard to choose. My aim was to be as diverse as possible and to show the public that this skirt looks adorable on women of all shapes and sizes.

    With the help of photographer extraordinaire Brookleigh Photography and the super kitsch venue Happy Days Donuts we nailed it!

    https://www.facebook.com/realbrookleighphotography/

    https://www.facebook.com/happydayscroydon/

    My vision had come to life and that wouldn't have been possible without these lovely ladies. Once released this adorable skirt sold out in a few sizes straight away! Restock is on it's way!

    I truly believe it was because of this gorgeous campaign we all created together that excited the public and my customers. They could see how fabulous it was on real women of all shapes and sizes, which is so important.

    So without further ado here are my final Cherry Dolls for 2019!

     Super Sweet Jess Ami

    https://www.facebook.com/jessica.ami

     Gorgeous Emma Ray

    https://www.facebook.com/emmaraystewart

     Stunning Amanda Burgess

    https://www.facebook.com/amanda.burgess1

    Bombshell Jo Jo Raftery

    https://www.facebook.com/jojoraftery

    Next year I will be shaking things up and Cherry Doll will be changing in a more exciting way, so stay tuned for my announcement over the next couple of months.

    A huge thank you to everyone involved, You all brought your own style and personality to the campaign and I couldn't of asked for a better group of people to work with.

    XX Miss Cherry La Blaze