I first published this fetish inspired photo set back in February 2016.
One of my first forays into alternative pinup, it was a vital step toward developing my own style as a pinup model. Looking back at it now, I feel.. →
From the 1930’s to the 1950’s corsages were mainstays of fashion. While we reserve their floral beauty for formal occasions, women in the past wore them daily and far more inventively! Corsages are versatile accessory often overlooked by modern aficionados of vintage fashion, probably.. →
Some people have an impeccable sense of personal style. They know exactly who they are, and exactly how to express it.
They’re the ones that make us say “That jacket is just so –insert name here-“…
This outward expression.. →
It’s not all about the 1940’s and 50’s around here ya know.
Sometimes I dress like a jungle cat and feel those sultry 1970’s vibes.
There’s something about the Seventies that’s just so glam. Not the fleuro daisy print costume shop Seventies, the cool.. →
I spent hours trawling through images of artist Vivien Master’s amazing big fat gothic wedding trying to pick my favourites.
They’re all gorgeous… It’s a hard life…
But two cups of tea and many biscuits later, here they are – wedding photos proving.. →
Hi, I’m Velvet and I’m addicted to Instagram.
As a visually focused person Instagram is like crack. I can lose hours ( easily ) scrolling through those glossy pinup photos and dreamy vintage styled sets. But ya know what? Ain’t nobody got time for that!.. →
It’s summer, and in summer I like to dress like a tropical island. Probably one with an early 1960’s themed resort and 24/7 kitschy soundtrack, because that’s how I roll. ( If these still exist, please tell me and I will 100% go there to live out my retro resort dreams.)
As a couture designer, seamstress and costumier my goal is to create the absolute best garment for you that I can. I offer a free consultation, ask lots of questions (not just about what you want the garment to look like, but also where, how and why you’ll wear it) and do lots of sketches before.. →
“A dress should be tight enough to show you’re a woman, but loose enough to show you’re a lady”
Wise words from Edith Head, the most prolific costume designer of the 20th century, and the creator of the tight but loose dress I.. →