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    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

    


    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

     

    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

    August Cherry Doll!

    August Cherry Doll!

    Being able to meet so many amazing women is one of my favourite things about my business. I met this stunning doll at the opening of Happy Days Donuts and clearly she won Best Dressed that day...I mean look at her hair!

    Since then she has been another fabulous customer of mine. So I had to choose her to be my August Cherry doll.

    Read all about her below!

     

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

    eg.... Name/pinup name

    Tammy aka Mrs Nordstrom

     

    2. Where are you from?

    I'm from New Zealand but have spent the last 8 years in Melbourne!

     

    3. What do you love about pinup?
    My love for pinup began with finding a 50's swing dress in an op shop many years ago and realizing it was the perfect style for my body shape. I love the fashion both genuine vintage and reproduction, the creativity involved in putting together outfits, and how supportive the pinup community is whether it's in person or online! 

     

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

    I first discovered Cherry La Blaze when I won the best dressed competition at Happy Days Donuts opening day & received a voucher in my prize!

     

    5. What is your favorite product that you have purchased from our store so far?
    I have a few favourites - I am a little obsessed with my Martinis & Slippers Pineapple Brooch, but as a practical item I love my Jac-o-net Triangle Veil Net for putting over my wet sets before bed as it's so much more comfortable than using a normal scarf!

     

    6. What do you do for work?

    I'm a Pharmacy Assistant.

     

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

    My first inspiration would have to have been Dita, although my style has changed a fair bit since then so I am probably now more influenced designers creations, and seeing patterns, fabrics & accessories and trying to figure out how I can put them all together, rather than specific people.

     

    8. Sweet or savory?

    It's impossible to choose - Both!

     

    9. Favorite quote/advice and why
    "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always."
    Life can be rough sometimes - you just never know what someone is going through.

     

    10. Anything else you would love to share?

    I hate talking about myself so I can't really think of anything else! :-P

    Thank you so much doll!

    I really love your advice. So true!

    XX Miss Cherry La Blaze