Patchwork Doll in Distress | A Burlesque Costume

Patchwork Doll in Distress | A Burlesque Costume

I’m a sucker for a damsel in distress, especially a pretty one. So when Pandora Cherie asked if I could make a Patchwork Doll costume on short notice I couldn’t leave her hanging. Or naked. Not that anyone would’ve complained.

The brief was simple(ish) : a patchwork dress..

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A Very Vintage Day Out | Pt. 2

A Very Vintage Day Out | Pt. 2

Very Vintage Day Out Part two (read part one here)! The part where I bombard you with photos from all the rad Photo Safari photographers I posed for at VVDO. Two of the photos were even judged Runner Ups in the VVDO photo comp – Proof that hard work pays off ya know.

 

Photos..

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Daydreaming of You

Daydreaming of You

Sometimes you need to take time out for yourself. Time to lounge in the sun, drink some lemonade and plan your next adventure.

2015 is a year of adventures for me. I’m pushing myself to be braver, try harder, trust more and believe I can achieve. It’s tough and tiring but I’ve..

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A Very Vintage Day Out 2015 | Pt. 1

One day I will die of hairspray inhalation. No joke.

Yesterday was the amazing vintage wonderment that is the Very Vintage Day Out, and it saw my hair soar to new heights of backcombing and hairspray. SO MUCH HAIRSPRAY. Totally worth it though to finish my purple 1960’s inspired ensemble..

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Easter Eggs and Swing Skirts

Easter Eggs and Swing Skirts

Did a little Easter shoot with Zandy J Photography and Miss Charlotte Cake yesterday. By which I mean I played dressups in a park with a couple of rad girls and a bunch of easter eggs (nom nom nom).  Zandy’s shared a couple of preview pics, check out our cheesy Easter pinup smiles!

Miss..

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Photo Preview | Velvet & the Mannequin

Photo Preview | Velvet & the Mannequin

Sunday saw my first shoot with Mike of Froger Photo and the lovely LaVonne of Tock Tick Vintage. It was such a fun day, things got weird, I got lost in the Narnia of LaVonne’s store buying pretty things, oh, and we took some photos!

The photos are being edited and sent off to various..

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Meet Me in the Olive Grove

Meet Me in the Olive Grove

I feel like I’m running a sewing marathon at the moment! But a nice marathon, where I decide the route and you don’t end up sweaty and red faced at the end. With awesome retro events like the Beach Hop and Very Vintage Day Out – not the mention the Tiki Afterparty – waving..

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The Day We Ran Away with the Circus

The Day We Ran Away with the Circus

As a slightly crazy, fabulously attired performer sometimes you get to do really neat stuff. Like spend an afternoon ringmaster-ing fairground games for the Vintage Amusements Co. at a summer circus wedding.

The Ever Patient Husband actually had this gig fall in his lap so I was stoked to go..

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Mad Love : The Joker & Harley Cosplay

Mad Love : The Joker & Harley Cosplay

I can’t believe I never wrote a full blog on our Joker and Harley Quinn cosplay! Well, actually I can, it’s been a crazy few months.

So without further ado, I give you The Joker (amalgamation of my favourites) and Harley Quinn (Arkham Asylum). Both costumes made by me for Auckland..

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Kumeu Classic Car Show 2015 | A Hot Day of Hot Cars

Kumeu Classic Car Show 2015 | A Hot Day of Hot Cars

It’s been a scorching summer here in godzone, perfect for BBQ’s, beaches and beautiful cars.

The Ever Patient Husband and I hit up the Kumeu Classic Car Show in January, on a day so hot the sun bounced off those polished cars so brightly you couldn’t look straight at ’em.

I..

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