A Tribute to John Willie

A Tribute to John Willie

As a vintage lover and a model I’m ever excited to pay tribute to those who shaped the worlds of fashion, pinup and vintage erotica. Illustrator and publisher of Bizarre magazine

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Green Gingham and Gardens

Green Gingham and Gardens

There’s something wholesome about gingham. Maybe it reminds us of our grandmothers red gingham tablecloths, or those little fabric covers on preserve jars. For me gingham says summer, sweetness and fresh lemonade.

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Blue Haze Marmot | A Vintage Fur with a Secret

Blue Haze Marmot | A Vintage Fur with a Secret

Vintage clothes are full of stories and secrets, it’s one of their captivating traits. This coy faux fur stole is no exception with the vestiges of a past lay-by keeping me guessing.

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A Classics Museum Carnival

A Classics Museum Carnival

The Classics Museum 3rd Birthday Carnival fell on a sweltering New Zealand summer day.
Normally I’d be happy to swap my petticoats for sarongs in the heat – but after setting up the

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Lilac Romantic | A Burlesque Costume

Lilac Romantic | A Burlesque Costume

Lilac Romantic –  that’s what I call this costume in my head. It’s kinda classically feminine yet sexy. It’s also kinda almost finished. (Update, since I wrote this post, it’s now finished! Some parts have changed, it’s encrusted with rhinestones and on tour..

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A Real Life Mermaid

A Real Life Mermaid

What did you want to be as a child? A princess, a fireman, a racecar driver? A mermaid?

I wanted to be a florist (until extreme hayfever came along), but I still felt like a kid when my new mermaid tail arrived.

That’s right, I bought a mermaid tail.
I wore it..

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