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Christmas pinup art by Velvet DeCollete and The Undefined Photography raising money for Look Good Feel Better NZ, a charity helping women fighting cancer

Why Clothing is More Than an Outfit

It's feeling like a Pinup Christmas!

Treat yourself or others with the gift that gives, these glamorous 24 x 36 inch limited edition posters! 
All the funds raised from these one of a kind, premium prints go to Look Good Feel Better NZ so they can help even more women face cancer with confidence.
If you know a pinup lady, or gentleman with fine taste these are the perfect gift this Christmas.

Shop "Naughty" or "Nice" now, at:

Pinup art posters created in collaboration with 

Miss Pinup New Zealand 2017 models the Devel Branded pinup shorts, high waisted vintage style denim booty shorts made in New Zealand.

The Devel Branded Pinup Shorts

Summer is arriving in the southern hemisphere, and it’s bringing BOOTY SHORT WEATHER!

Winter really isn’t my jam and I’m excited to swap my jeans and jumpers for short shorts and crop tops. In fact, I might swap some of my hard earned cash for the most perfect pair of bootie shorts I’ve ever tried on. These ones...

A Pinup's guide to travelling in cuba, what you need to know and what I loved the most about my Cuban holiday

Cuba Libre | A Pinup's Guide to Travelling in Cuba


Cuba is so hot right now.

I mean, as a travel destination, not just the temperature.

But it's not the easiest place to travel, so before you buy those tickets to sunshine, music and endless rum - you'll want to check out my Pinup's Guide to Cuba for all the in's and out's I experienced as a tourist there! ( The least of which is that hella complicated road sign!)

Read the guide!


handmade bespoke bow ties - pre tied and self tie - are available in the Velvet DeCollete Etsy Store now!

Hand made Bow Ties Instore Now!

I've just listed a batch of glorious handmade bow ties ( Unisex pre tied and self tied styles, as well as some oversized dandy bows ) on my Esty Boutique!

We all know Christmas is coming to snap up some bespoke accessories for your gent - or yourself - before things get too hectic.
Don't forget, I make these myself, so if you'd like a custom order just send me a message on Etsy!

Shop now

An honest review of the Collectif Clothing Juliette pencil dress, in green and navy chaise check and dark green fur trim

Honest Review | The Collectif Clothing Juliette Pencil Dress

Fur trimmed and figure hugging the Juliette Pencil dress is made for a pinup winter. Being in the Southern Hemisphere we’re coming out of winter as I write this,  I’ve had ample opportunity to test drive this cozy wiggle dress for our Northern Hemisphere friends! 

Read on for my honest thoughts and experiences...

Miss Pinup New Zealand 2017 Velvet DeCollete learns the art of deportment, but gets distracted by romance novels

Reading In Lingerie | Miss DeCollete learns Deportment

Hello dear readers, and welcome to the latest installment of my Reading in Lingerie series. This week Miss DeCollete learns deportment, gets distracted by Mills & Boon and discovers the fine art of undressing!

See more of this innocent yet cheeky photoshoot here...


NZ Pinup model and designer Velvet DeCollete joins other unique, stylish and aesthetically adventurous Kiwi's to talk about why clothes are more than just an outfit.

Why Clothing is More Than an Outfit

For some people, choosing clothing is more than just having a favourite outfit, or throwing something on in the morning. Instead, it’s an important part of the way they present themselves to the world.
I'm one of those people, and I joined other wonderful, stylish, aesthetically adventurous Kiwi's to be interviewed by Emily Winstanley.

Find the Full article in Canvas Magazine ( In Sunday November 19th's NZ Herald ) or online here.


Waterfront Style in Vivien of Holloway green 1940's swing trousers. Velvet DeCollete is dressed in pinup style for the windy wellington waterfront wearing Vivien of Holloway, Collectif Clothing and vintage fashion.

Waterfront Style | Vivien of Holloway Review

A weekend getaway to Wellington requires a practical, yet stylish wardrobe. Something suitable for sunshine with blustery arctic breezes, waterfront strolls and eating waaaaay to much.

I'm not one for wearing exercise gear when I'm not, well, exercising, so I decided to test drive my Vivien of Holloway 1940's swing trousers as the ultimate pinup vacation pants. Read on to see how they performed!


Pinup VS Personality

I've found it hard to maintain a balance between my pinup persona on social media and my actual personality in real life. Find out why, and how it inspired my adorable jester and queen of hearts characters in my Beauty School Dropouts photoshoot.


FashioNZ talks to Miss Pinup New Zealand Velvet DeCollete about finding pinup, vintage fashion and building your pinup wardrobe.

Interview with FashioNZ

Evelyn from FashioNZ asks me about finding pinup, vintage fashion and building your pinup wardrobe.

Read the interview here.