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See You Under The Mistletoe | A Christmas Pin Up

Merry Christmas Darling!

If you celebrate Christmas I hope you’re with those you love, doing things you love next week. In my case that’s family time with waaaaaay to much food, and cuddles with my niece and nephews. (Good thing we took these photos before the eating began!).

Please drive safely this festive season, have or be a sober driver and look after yourselves. If you have extra please think of those who aren’t so lucky. Christmas and the New Year can be a very tough or lonely time and it doesn’t take much to make a big difference in someone’s life.

On a lighter note – here’s me channeling Ms Claus! Should I put you on the naughty or the nice list this year ?

Vintage Christmas Pinup | Velvet DeCollete

Is this what you wanted for Christmas? ( That little box sounds like diamonds, must be for me …)

1950's Christmas Pinup | Velvet DeCollete

Photos | Bay Glamour
Model , HMUA | Velvet DeCollete

See you in the new year!
With style and sass,


PS: I post sneak previews and behind the scenes photos on my Instagram if you’d like to follow the fun!


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Golden Age Glamour

Golden Age Glamour: An evocative phrase, bringing to mind diamantes and satin gloves, fluffy boudoir mules and furs. Nothing makes you feel more glamorous.

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Golden Age Glamour | Velvet DeCollete

Outfit Breakdown

Bra + Suspender Belt | Pip & Pantalaimon
Knickers | The Warehouse – unsure of brand as I always cut the tags out!
Gloves + Fur | Vintage
Earrings | Diva
Stockings | Undercover back-seam stockings by Voodoo
Boudoir Mules | Thrifted

A side note on bras | This bra was too big in the band for me, but I also found the cups just weren’t the right shape for augmented breasts! Any recommendations for vintage style bras that work for ladies that have had some help?

Photos | Froger
Model + Styling | Velvet DeCollete

With style and sass,


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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 met up with my favourite camera wielding gal Zandy J for some quick shots while checking out some absolute dream cars. Eventually we escaped the sun at Charcoal Chicken for a less than healthy but more than delicious lunch. (It’s our little secret, but if you love slow spitroasted chicken you can’t beat ’em! Just make sure you leave some for me.)

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Photo | Zandy J photography “Help a gal push?”

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Photo | Zandy J Photography

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Hard at work with Zandy J | Photo by James Beck

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Look honey, twins!

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Love those colours! Photo by James Beck

Photo by James Beck

Photo by James Beck

Om nom nom, the best chicken and potatoes around!

Om nom nom, the best chicken and potatoes around!

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Making Faces | Zandy J Pinup Photography

Making Faces | Zandy J Pinup Photography

Exciting developments in Velvet-Land!
I’m immensely thrilled to reveal that I’ll be joining the delightful Miss Charlotte Cake as one of the faces of Pinup photographer Zandy J!

This ingenious woman not only makes you feel perfectly comfortable in the studio, but also makes you look perfectly fabulous (she somehow made my 5.4″ look leggy, so that’s fairly impressive). I’m feeling festive, so here’s an early Christmas treat – a few shots from our recent shoot x

Make sure you take a sleigh ride over and show her page some love – especially if you’re in NZ and need some classic pinup photos of your charming self.

Candy Cane CutieClaasic TeaseChristmas CutiePhotographer | Zandy J Photography
Model | Velvet DeCollete
MUA + Hair | Lissy Steens – Pure Difference

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Vintage Stockings & a Stuffed Pheasant

Vintage Stockings & a Stuffed Pheasant

Feast your eyes on the rest of the images from my shoot with RiK Photography. These are my favourite photos so far and I’m eager get in front of the camera again!
Tell me which one you love and maybe I’ll take some more like it, just for you x

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Photographer | RiK Photography
MUA + hair | Coleta Carbonell and Karis Crawley

Follow me on the Velvet DeCollete Facebook page to see more photos and new shoots as they are released x

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Beckon Bombshell | Retro Styled Shoe Clips

If you’ve seen the Beckon Couture website recently, you’ll notice a range of luscious new shoe clips!

Sequined hearts and pin up bows add a pop of colour to your wardrobe, and a touch of glamour to your life. Everything in the new Beckon Bombshell range is handmade by yours truly, and where possible is sewn – not glued – for extra durability and long life.

Here’s a select few of my personal favourites, check out the rest at the Beckon Couture online boutique.

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‘ I Want Candy’

Red sequined heart shoe clips

‘Be Still My Sequined Heart’

pink tape measure shoe clips

‘ Crafty Dame’

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