Inspirational Instagrammers | Pinup & Vintage Edition

Inspirational Instagrammers | Pinup & Vintage Edition

Hi, I’m Velvet and I’m addicted to Instagram.

No lie.

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! With..

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Blue Hawaii | How To Wear All Colour With Zero Effort

Blue Hawaii | How To Wear All Colour With Zero Effort

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.)

So..

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8 Ways to Get the Most from Your Custom Design Experience

8 Ways to Get the Most from Your Custom Design Experience

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..

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The Incomparable Edith Head

The Incomparable Edith Head

“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 sketched for my Miss Pin Up New Zealand 2017 talent. Edith’s..

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Start Your Engines | A Bad Girl Photo shoot

Start Your Engines | A Bad Girl Photo shoot

Bad girls have more fun. Especially with big shiny Cadillacs and skintight powermesh skirts.

This set was shot outside an imposing vintage venue, next to a busy dog walking park. That’s right, wholesome citizens innocently walking their dogs saw a lot more than they expected. But that’s..

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The Inaugural Easter Bonnet – Along 2018!

The Inaugural Easter Bonnet – Along 2018!

Welcome to the inaugural annual Easter Bonnet-Along!

What’s better than hats?
Really fancy hats.
Really fancy hats paired with friends and Easter treats!
What’s This Easter Bonnet – Along Then?
An Easter Bonnet-Along ( according to me ) is where we..

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Viva La Diva Lipstick Review | Chi Chi Cosmetics

Viva La Diva Lipstick Review | Chi Chi Cosmetics

 

With extensive eyeshadow palettes, no animal testing and almost every colour of lipstick you can imagine, Chi Chi makeup is a frequent visitor to my face. Having never owned a nude lipstick (hello red and coral my friends!) I wondered if their recent Viva La Diva collection of deep..

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My Breast Augmentation Journey

My Breast Augmentation Journey

Can we talk about boob jobs?

Yes?
Great.

On June 2nd 2015 I had a breast augmentation . This was a very personal decision and one I’m open and honest about. Talking about our bodies and choices is vital to fostering a healthy mindset toward ourselves, our bodies and our sexuality.

So..

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Casually Glamorous | Michele’s Glittering Bridal Party

Casually Glamorous | Michele’s Glittering Bridal Party

Some things happen for a reason. In this case I’d say that reason is love. Michele and Rob were meant to be, and their wedding was one of the most joyous and emotional I’ve seen.
The Design Process
When it came to gowns bride Michele and her daughter Kathryn knew what they..

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