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Tui | A Bespoke 1950’s Cocktail Dress

This outfit didn’t make the cut.
The cut for my Miss Pinup entry video that is. I wear the heck out of it every where else!

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The Outfit

We shot the Tui dress as part of my glove styling video, but technical issues meant it didn’t make the cut! I absolutely love this formal pinup look though and I think you will too.

Like Tui feathers gleaming in the sun, this iridescent fabric makes for a next level little black dress. It was left over from my bridesmaids dresses seven years ago, so in true make-do style I designed a dress to fit the yardage I had left!  Based on a 1950’s wedding dress, the boned bodice features horizontal pleats reminiscent of lorica sementata ( who else loves the concept of an armoured evening dress?). Floral lace froths over the sweetheart shelf bust, hand stitched on for perfect placement. For the most economical use of fabric the skirt is a gathered rectangle – I’d prefer a gathered circle skirt but there just wasn’t enough fabric!

To complement the fabric’s pink highlights I accessorised with vintage white and magenta costume jewellery. The glamorous necklace and earrings set are especially sentimental to me, an anniversary gift from my ever patient husband. Matching magenta orchids and my favourite vintage satin gloves finish the outfit with a pretty elegance.

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Photos | James Beck
Tui vintage style dress | Velvet DeCollete
Hair flowers | Made With Love NZ
Vintage Gloves | I’ve had them so long I can’t remember!
Vintage Costume Jewellery | Tock Tick Vintage
Leather shoes | Alonso Andretti – thrifted

PS: I wore this dress at a Pinup Honey’s event before adding the lace, check it out!

With style & sass,

                   Velvet DeCollete

 

 

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Play Your Cards Right | Lingerie Review + Pinup Photoshoot

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Password please?

If you’re going to run illicit poker games, a derelict 1960’s camper van is the least suspicious location. And I’m all about subtlety…obviously…

The Shoot

This once cheery caravan was the quintessential backdrop to a 1960’s beach holiday. Froger and I made it anything but.
You see, photography locations aren’t about the hand you’re dealt, they’re about what you do with it. We do retro lingerie and grungy interiors, which means we make magic in locations others wouldn’t touch! I love that our shoots don’t use stereotypical pin up ‘pretty’ backdrops and studios.

The playing cards were among the scattered debris, covered in a layer of dust. Feeling nostalgic for the rainy day card games we put them to use. Playing in my knickers is the only way I’ll ever win at poker!

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Pip & Pantalaimon Lingerie Review

Can we talk about this Pip & Pantalaimon bodysuit for a sec? IT’S. SO.CUTE.

Froger calls it the Bubblegum outfit, It’s custom made to match those glossy white and pink heels. While the shoes in his kit are always too big for my teensy feet, this bodysuit was made to fit me ( and any other model he shoots my size, so get in there ladies! ). Made in white stretch mesh and satin, it sports hot pink trim – straps, garters and contrast stitching.

Soft cup bras are more comfortable on augmented breasts than underwires, and this is no exception. No digging or pinching here! The bodysuit feels soft and snug, like a firm hug, giving less compression than serious shapewear while still smoothing the silhouette.  As a seamstress I’m telling you the pink spiral stitching on the cups and front panel is PERFECT. I wish I had a close up to show you but the sun washed out the detail in these shots.

Basically, I’ll be spending some of my hard earned cash on their lingerie. Because it’s niiiiiiiiiiice. Because I believe in supporting small businesses. Because Froger won’t appreciate me stealing this from his kit. And because twelve clip garter belts. TWELVE CLIPS ladies, you have no idea of the comfort.

*As usual, I didn’t get paid or sponsored to gush about this. I just get excited about sharing stuff I love with you guys!*

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 If this taster left you wanting more I’d love you to check out the entire set on Froger’s website or in Issue 58 or Nylonzine!

Photos | Froger Photo
Bodysuit | Pip & Pantalaimon
Shoes | Unknown
Stockings | Thrifted
Clip on Ponytail | Hairquip

If you’re into alternative pinup and offbeat locations read these posts…

Tribute to John Willie
Gartersnap Girl

New Problems in Medical Ethics

 

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Retro Playboy | A Pin Up Photoshoot

Retro Playboy. The stuff teenage dreams are made of.

As seen in the bestselling March 2017 issue of Nylonzine.

Froger and I wanted to bring that nostalgic brand of sexy back, tousled Bardot inspired hair, tight sweaters and girl next door charm, all wrapped up in thigh high fully fashioned nylon stockings. You know, back when music was on records, print was king and if you wanted to ask someone out you had to be brave enough to call them on the phone.

Your hilarious mental image for today; That 1970s armchair has a dodgy old swivel base, and every so often it would tip back and dump me out on the floor!

70's Playboy ( The Girl Next Door ) | Velvet DeCollete

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Photography | Froger Photography
Model, Styling, MUAH | Velvet DeCollete

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Reading in Lingerie | New Problems in Medical Ethics

Pin Up Fetish Model | Velvet DeCollete

You’re going to love this photo set. Oh and there’s now a second edition of Reading in Lingerie.

A foreword on these photos |
In my vintage collection is a set of medical journals; “New Problems In Medical Ethics”. Translated from the French Cahiers Laennec, ( a set of texts from 1934) they present ‘morally problematic’ medical cases and the treatments prescribed by the Catholic medical practitioners of the time.
Topics discussed include why adultery is morally and legally abhorrent when committed by women ( but acceptable from men ), how birth control emasculates men and destroys marriages, and how homosexuality is a mental illness to be treated using electrotherapy.

As a modern woman believing in gender equality and ownership of ones own body you can imagine I strongly disagree with these views. Especially as they are still being spouted by certain groups! Apparently so does our dog Echo, who promptly destroyed one of the books when my back was turned. (That’s the book you see being torn later, I’d never damage a salvageable book!). Being photographed with the journals while portraying behavior they deemed unacceptable in women seemed an appropriate way to express my opinion.

So here you have it. A lingerie clad, empowered, makeup wearing woman who has no fucks left to give for outdated “moral illnesses”. Enjoy.

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Outfit Breakdown

Lingerie | Pleasure State
Stockings | Pretty Polly
Shoes | Siren
Pearl collar | Vintage from Tock Tick Vintage

I wanted to contrast 1920’s / 30’s inspired hair with modern wardrobe, creating a juxtaposition of styles reflecting the conflict of past and present. It was my first attempt at a faux bob using a wet set and I’m absurdly happy with it.

Photos | Froger
Model, HMUA, Styling | Velvet DeCollete

You can see more of this photoshoot in the December 2016 issue of Sinical Magazine, available in print or digital format.

With style and sass,

               Velvet

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To Cuba with Love | A Retro Baseball Pin Up

 

It’s been a few weeks since my Cuban adventure and I’m still completely smitten. I can’t wait to plan a return trip to where the love, warmth and pride of the people radiate the same golden glow as their glorious sunshine.

While Cuba has its problems and surprises in store for tourists, for me it was the adventure I needed. I fell in love with the music and dancing (my poor tour guide had hardly any sleep once I’d experienced a Cuban nightclub), the food, the endless supply of cheap cocktails ( someone hand me another mohito!) and of course the friends I made along the way. The holiday was temporary, but they’re for life.

So this one’s for you Cuba, with love x

Vintage Baseball Pinup | Velvet DeCollete
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Model, MUA, Hair | Velvet DeCollete
Photos | Duke Debonair

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PS: This is what happens when you’re shooting, but your dog wants a cuddle. We all know she’s the real boss around here haha!
This is also the only proof I was originally wearing sneakers for this shoot – before I remembered I’m short and I need heels.

 

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Vintage Style at the Winter Garden

Winter Pinup | Velvet DeCollete

Sometimes when life gives you lemons you pull out the tequila.

It was time for my yearly chop. Determined to have Miss Victory Violet work her magic on my tresses before she leaves our humble shores I trotted off to Killer Hair. Miss V snipped and sprayed and a couple of hours later my tangled curls were a few inches shorter and impeccably groomed. I sashayed down the stairs feeling a like a 1940’s dame and … enter the lemons. Lemons of the thundering rainstorms and gale winds variety. The variety that destroys manicured hair in seconds. But I wasn’t going to let some lousy weather waste a perfectly good hair day.

Froger wrapped it up in a noir novel kinda way, I’ll pass it over to him from here…

“So when one of my fave models is getting her hair done and wants to grab a few shots afterwards …well, you jump in the car and hit town don’t you?

Yeah the weather was atrocious. Torrential rain landed just as Velvet left the salon. It blew every notion I had of getting some ultra cool shot down at Silo Park so we thought fast and decided to try the Winter Garden. It’s a horrific cliche I have to admit and I have avoided that kind of place like the plague but I didn’t have any other clever idea that might have worked in the circumstances. I mean I did think a shot in front of the big red bill boards on Symonds Street would have been pretty awesome but it would have ruined the “do” and pissed off one of my go-to models.

It was dark too. Like headlights on at 4 o’clock dark.  I didn’t bring any gear except my camera and zoom lens. Honestly I thought we’d lost any opportunity of getting a shot. And damn, Velvet looked fantastic. Anyway I haven’t tried shooting like this before. It’s a combo of action camera work and a flukey bit of luck. 200mm lens, high speed auto drive, high ISO, slow as fuck lens speed, rock steady aim and having your model face the merest smidgen of light that there was (which was almost none). She did her thing and I just pressed the trigger like a stupid monkey. But I’m really liking some of the shots. And I think I managed to avoid the Winter Garden backdrop sufficiently to maintain a wee bit of photographic street cred.”

Working with the weather instead of fighting it we dashed out in the next clear patch. I was shivering in glacial winds and Froger was lying on his jacket on the wet ground. I can’t speak for him but I think it was worth it. Time pressure, cold light and windy conditions created results so different from my previous shoots; I absolutely adore these more spontaneous images.

Winter Pinup | Velvet DeCollete

Winter Pinup | Velvet DeCollete

Winter Pinup | Velvet DeCollete

Outfit Breakdown

Dress | Thrifted
Belt & Vintage crotchet gloves | Gifts from my Mother
Vintage fur cape and garter girdle | Tock Tick Vintage
Stockings with lace design | Fiori Hosiery

All photographs by Froger 

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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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This dress has not one but three sizes of gingham, decreasing in size down the gorgeous flounced skirt. The contrasting sizes are also used to great effect in the collar and underbust piping. It’s this inventiveness and attention to detail that makes my heart sing. A true vintage gem in one of my favourite colours!

The light cotton fabric makes this dress ideal for our humid New Zealand climate, especially when paired with cute flats and a light petticoat. We shot this set at the picturesque Ngatea Water Gardens outside of Paeroa. I wish we’d taken a picnic as the grounds are so pretty!

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Outfit breakdown

Dress | Vintage, from Tock Tick Vintage
Belt | Forever New
Petticoat | Gift
Shoes | Number One Shoe Warehouse
Flower | On sale at an outlet store

Photos | James Beck

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Bonus picture of me being a dork alongside a majestic peacock!

 

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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 Vintage Amusements carnival in the midday sun I threw on a cute carnival outfit.

(I managed to win Best Dressed from the lovely ladies at Glory Days Magazine too!)

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Photos | Tiffany Curtis Photography

Outfit breakdown

Top | Forever New
Skirt | Custom made by me – Beckon Couture
Petticoat | Bought online somewhere
Shoes | Number One Shoe Warehouse
Bangles | Thrifted
Flowers | Equip
Parasol | Gift

Scroll down to see some sassy best dressed contestants and me being a cheese while receiving my prize!

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Photo | Tiffany Curtis Photography

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Photo | Tiffany Curtis Photography

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Photo | Tiffany Curtis Photgraphy

Velvets Tips for Summer Pinup Dressing

  1. Keep your fabrics light and try to avoid too many synthetics – They’ll make you sweat!
  2. Keep your hair off your neck. a beehive, cute ponytail or poodle ‘do is a lifesaver.
  3. Deodorant and spray on sun screen. Lots of both! I find spray on sunscreen less sticky and less staining on my clothes.
  4. (a very personal tip) tuck a cotton pad – like you use for toner or makeup – into the front of your bra to catch any chest sweat and prevent unsightly patches on the front of your top or dress!
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At the Kissing Booth with pinup babes Monique Sweet and Betty Rage

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James and I cooling off with a well deserved cold Coke

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The Jukebox Diner | Tiffancy Curtis Photography

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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.

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Photo | Byard James

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Photo | Jeff Yu – Awarded Runner Up in the VVDO photo competition

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Photo | Froger

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Photo | Reese Waters – Awarded Runner Up in the VVDO photo comp

 

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Photo | Photo by Alyssa

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Photo | Jeff Yo

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Photo | Diana Vollmerhausen

Photos | As credited
Model | Velvet DeCollete
Wardrobe | Bespoke Design by Velvet DeCollete

As always, I’d love to know how you spent the day if you attended, there was so much on that I missed!

With style & sass,

                Velvet x






 

 

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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 with a suitable bouffant beehive! After finishing my dress some time in the darkness of Friday evening, I was up bright and early Saturday morning to backcomb and makeup before the Photo Safari. Cue an hour of madness with pretty girls and giant cameras swarming around a bevy of brilliant classic cars. Even that early in the day the NZ sun was determined to send us home somewhat pinker than we had arrived.

I spent the rest of the day gushing over vintage wares, listening to rockabilly bands and yelling my heart out in support of the four friends I had competing for the Miss Pinup New Zealand title. What a show!

Making it to the final five of the VVDO Best dressed competition before winning Best Dressed at the Wildcat Shakeout was the cherry on top of a lovely day – how lucky can a girl be?

The Outfit

Dress | 1960’s style wiggle dress with option reversible overskirt made by me (See my work here!)
Stockings | Pretty Polly backseam nylons
Gloves | Vintage satin opera gloves with pearl buttons
Jewellery | Vintage faux pearl 3 strand necklace and earrings – Thrifted
Fabric hair flowers | Borrowed from my fabulously stylish Mama
Shoes | Delicious Shoes  – Mercy in black satin

Photos are starting to roll in, please share yours if you went – I’d love to see them!

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Yoohoo! Check out part two of my VVDO coverage here and the 2016 event here!

With style & sass,

          Velvet DeCollete

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