The time has come to pair up with Australia's most brilliant pinup photographer - Jaimie Nicole, secure an absolutely amazing location - Bobby McGee's - and shoot my all time favorite clothing brand - Pinup Girl Clothing!
I've been dying to shoot some of my stand out favorite styles from Pinup Couture, the Laura Bynes Collection and Deadly Dames. This is just a small taste of what is available at Pinup Girl Clothing and you can get these and more colour options online right now.
The moment I saw the fetish print designed by Micheline Pitt, I was smitten. Featuring whips, pinups, corsets, fetish heels and leather masks - this fabric is deeeeelish! The Courtesan style is a stunning swing dress with a molded bust and adjustable straps. In this style I'm wearing an XL and I originally thought this might be a little large around my waist. But as soon as I shortened the straps, added a belt and a black petticoat it became a perfect fit. I also added my favorite bolero to cover up my arms a little.
My favourite features of this dress have to be the velvet belt and the bra-like detail on the padded bust. This feature gives the effect of a 1950's bra and creates a super sexy silhouette. The pairing of black and red in print also wins me over every single time.
Next up is the Erin dress. Now this is a Pinup Girl Clothing staple and one of their most popular wiggle dresses. This dress suits all body shapes and comes in 6 different colours. I am wearing the Erin in Berry and in a size XL. Now this dress is far too big for my measurements in this size and next time I will be sure to order down to a size Large. With Stretch Bengaline you can get away with sizing down because there is so much movement in the fabric.
As you can see from the bust it is loose and we had to pin this at the back. In a size down this would hug my curves more and make for a better shape. The tighter bust would make your boobs look amazing! So, next order, I will be choosing this in green and in a size smaller. But the bigness of this dress is no issue as a tailor can fit this to your curves with ease.
I'm loving this Berry shade and, as a redhead that is slightly scared of pink in the brighter shades, I have to say this colour is perfect for my skin tone and hair.
I paired this with my Pink Van Essa
platforms and the colour match is spot on.
Never in the history of dresses has there ever been a dress more perfect than the Monica! From the moment I first saw this style I was gobsmacked. I'm wearing this style in the XL and it feels like it was designed on my body! With built in stretch bengaline shaper, the Monica will mold to your curves, create the most perfect hour glass shape and make you feel like a silver screen starlet.
Originally I wanted this in black, but the silver is mesmerizing; when the light catches the fabric you sparkle and shine like glitter. The molded bust and off shoulder features are my favourite features. You will feel like an absolute star in this dress.
The Monica has to be the most glamorous frock in my entire wardrobe. As soon as we finished this shoot, I went home and ordered the same dress in red jersey and will collect every colour that exists.
Now I went a little different with my shoe choice as I did not want to pair this statement frock with just any old black heel. So I ordered a pair of black and gold Lovee Dovee
s from Luichiny
. Usually I would not choose to mix gold and silver in the same outfit but as soon as the dress arrived, I knew these shoes were the only ones to wear. The Lovee Dovee style is the same shape and platform as my other Luichiny heels but has a slightly higher heel and is super comfy as always.
Can I have this dress in every colour and wear it day and night please? Micheline Pitt designs what my body wants, needs and what I've always dreamed of. Be it horror or hot rod inspired her designs always make me a little more in love with fashion each new season.
As I've mentioned in earlier posts, I want to take more risks and get out of my colour comfort zone and yellow is my new found love.This shade is the perfect mix of gold, yellow and mustard and it is my new go-to frock.
I'm wearing this dress in an size large as I knew that it would be the same fit as the Juvenile Delinquent dress which I own already - the Large fits like a glove. Usually I'd be a little worried about stripes in the bust but I find the cut of the top and the sleeves to be super flattering and I feel so curvy and sexy in this style.
The the faux leather belt is also a great addition to my PUG belt collection and pairs so well with this dress. This style is also available in a red and white stripe and this is next on my lust list.
Our brilliant location is the one and only Bobby McGee's based in the Rydges Hotel in Melbourne. In my years of location searching, never have I found a more brilliant and unique venue that is perfectly suited to Pinup shoots and Rockabilly/Kustom Culture events. When we walked through the door, our jaws dropped as there are so many unique items, rocking backdrops and different themes. Thank you so very much also to the super friendly and helpful staff that let us create some pinup magic within their walls.
Bobby McGee's is available to hire as a venue for photo shoots, party locations, Christmas work functions and even weddings. I really hope to see more rockabilly related events and parties located in this venue and to see our local and international models and photographers check it out for more shoots.