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Sunday, May 17, 2015

SGT. DOLLBABY

At the end of February, I shared my stand out favourites from the La Belle Heroine range and then quickly followed this with a full review of more items from that range, but there was one stand out item that was not in my hands in time for that review, and I waited ever so impatiently for it to arrive - The Sgt. Dollbaby Cardigan!

When I was told about the new range the phrase that stuck out most is that it would be 'full of Teer-style items' and when I got the previews I was blown away with all of the military style, figure hugging items.



The one item that blew me away was this stunning military inspired cardigan with all the trimmings. Made from super stretchy black knit adorned with gold buttons, embroided stars and gold piping this cardigan is the perfect mix of strong military styling with feminine figure hugging shapes. One of my favourite features has to be the stand up collar which is unique to the W&DB range of knitwear. 


Now if you follow all of my Wheels & Dollbaby reviews you will know that I can wear anything from a size 10 to a 16. But for this item I went for a 16 so that there would be no pull on the buttons and extra room for my large bust. It's a perfect fit all over yet a little roomy on the lower half of the 3/4 length sleeve which I assume is due to the piping feature. 



The Sgt. Dollbaby cardi has now become a wardrobe staple for me as the weather gets chilly and looks amazing with everything from wiggle skirts to full swing styles and pairs wonderfully with high waisted black skinny jeans. My only accessory on this shoot was a simple black beret but I'm dying to get my hands on some vintage military caps to pair with this look. So if you are sitting on the fence with this new style cardigan I urge you to get this ASAP! I could have sized down if I wanted to wear this open as it's super stretchy and there are still 14's in stock via the online store.



Leopard Day Dress  - $310.00

While shooting this amazing cardigan, I had to sneak in my new favourite dress for Autumn/Winter which is the Leopard Day Dress. I was searching high and low for a super cute dress to wear to my Hucks (hens/bucks) day/evening and this little leopard number ticked all the boxes. 


Made from a plush stretch leopard jersey that fits like a second skin, the day dress is a almost like the Dita Cardigan in dress form. With the iconic peter pan collar and velvet bow tie combination this style falter both small and large sized bust. I'm wearing this dress in a size 14 and I was blow away by the fit! For this photo shoot I chose to show a little cleavage but this dress also buttons up with no issues over my GG chest which is usually unheard of. So if you have a large bust there are so many options to choose from at Wheels & Dollbaby. My favourite way of styling this dress is to pair it with stunning black stockings, berets and leather driving gloves and it works both day and night.

 

Many thanks to the always brilliant and super fun to work with Rom Anthonis for collaborating with me for this shoot and I can't wait to work with you again!
 
 
 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Winner! Winner!

I'm finally back with a reliable internet connection and I can announce the winner of the DKNY Sunglasses giveaway thanks to the brilliant folk at Sunglasses Shop!

One lucky winner can pick a stunning pair of DKNY sunglasses from their online shop and that lucky winner is :


Congratulations Sugar!! I can't wait to see what pair you finally choose and maybe even a selfie of you in them for Instagram! Thank you for all of your entries and I hope I can hold another great giveaway soon.



Sunday, May 3, 2015

Winter Shoe Lust List

As we near the tail end of Autumn I'm sitting her on my laptop, nursing a cup of tea and hunting across the internet and globe for some winter shoes to add to my collection. With patterns, unique styles and warming boots in mine I've found some brilliantly fancy footwear and created my latest lust list.




I'm a sucker for a bright, unique and kitchy style accessory and these awesome flats from Mod Cloth have stolen my heart. JC has created a pencil shoe that is funky and absolutely adorable. I can see these paired with skinny jeans or with tights and skater dresses as the weather cools.





While searching I came across Union Jack Boots, the mecca for all Dr Marten footwear and fell for the Becca Boot. A black calf high winter boot with everything a girl needs. In my teens I adored my 8 up Dr Martens and I like this style as a more grown up take of the boot. The silver buckle details and small heel make this perfect for work of casual outfits.





In winter I tend to wear a lot of darker colours so the main pop of colour seen will be my accessories. I'm smitten with this electric blue hue on the Alma Blue Court Shoe and want them on my feet asap. The stunning bright colour pairs perfectly with a matching clutch and complimenting colours. I can see these worn with black disco pants and a fitted black blazer or moto jacket.





For the last few years the JC Lita boot has been my go to style for winter and to pair with skinny jeans. These babies may look tall but the platform to heel ratio makes these the most comfortable shoe on earth. Over the years I've had suede, plaid, spiked and patterned but I think this season calls for a more earthy tone and I love this shade of grey. These will look amazing with black of charcoal skinnies.



Then lastly what I hope to be my new work hees are the Bettie-22 from Shoe Me Gorgeous. I've always had a soft spot for a t-bar shoe and this bold white and black pump has to be on my lust list. The great thing about this style is that you can pair it with both retro and modern styles and it suits both. This style also comes in a matte brown and black version and is just as stunning.



What's on your winter lust list for footwear? What boots are you lusting over the season?





Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Forever sunglasses crazy!

So it's clear to all my readers and to anyone who has seen my already huge collection that I'm sunglasses crazy! It's an addiction I'm not afraid to admit I have and just his week I've found yet another brilliant online store full of great brands, a safe shopping environment and good prices. I stumbled across sunglasses online store GranOptic and I'm absolutely smitten with their selection.

This shop is full of big brand names like Mui Mui, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Prada and even Oakley Sunglasses! I've had my eye on a few designer styles recently and lucky for me all are here at GranOptic. My personal choice in sunglass styles might be varied when it comes to colours, patterns and prints but there are two very clear shapes that I'm drawn to and here are my stand out favourites!




 Miu Miu MU 02QS - $306.27

Miu Miu stole my heart long ago but now that the open bottom cats eye bejeweled sunglasses have been released the love affair has started again. With a modern twist on what can only be described as a Vampira-esque shape these specs are bold and draw a whole lot of attention for all of the right reasons. In black with a hint of sparkle from a selection of black jewels.


Solid silver, striking shape and a retro-futurism feel these Top Fords will make any pinup outfit elevated to the next level. There is always something so striking and fresh about polished silver and the makeup pairing with these frames will be super fun.


Art Deco inspired design on a bold over sized frame? TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!! I'll never be able to walk past anything Alexander McQueen and not fall in love with it. A completely unique design in silver once again but with an amazingly intricate pattern. I need these as soon as humanly possible and I'm fairly sure that my life won't be complete until they are part of my collection. 


Prada PR 31QS - $370.75

Then finally a little punk rock from Prada! This is basically my dream leather jacket in sunglasses form and it's HOT! Bold silver spikes cover this pair of cats eye glasses and create the perfect accessory for any pinup that's a little punk rock.




Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DKNY Sunglasses - Review and Giveaway!!!! CLOSED!!!

If you follow me on all forms of social media, you might have discovered that I have an addiction to sunglasses. I have over 20 pairs (and only one head!) and constantly update my collection with a new style, colour or print. I usually share all of my sunglasses purchases on Instagram but the latest addition to my collection deserves a full review as it's my new stand out favourite! 


I've been a fan of Sunglasses Shop for a few years now as they have a huge selection of designer brand shades at great prices. With great service, super fast shipping and one of the best search functions I've used in years, I've found my go-to one stop sunglasses shop. This year I've been hunting for a really good catseye style black pair of shades but I've found most too small or overly pointy.


 DKNY 4084 Black 300111 -  $120.00

The search is over!!! I took a gamble on the shape and size and it paid off! These stunning DKNY cats eye frames are absolutely scrumptious. The perfect size and fit for my heart shaped face and just big enough to cover lots of space. I'm a sucker for large style frames but I never want anything too comical. These are perfect! 


With a grey lens and black frame this is my daily pair of shades. The design is so simple and flawless as it pairs wonderfully with everything in my wardrobe and with all hair and makeup choices.

 


 The website itself will even tell you what hair colours and face shapes each pair will suit - how brilliant is that? This style also comes with it's own lightweight glasses case and cleaning cloth. 


I'm being so very careful with these babies and I want to wear them forever. This style also comes in a tortoiseshell print if black is not your go to shade. 


Now for the part you've been waiting for. The lovely folk at Sunglasses Shop have one been kind enough to offer a pair of DKNY sunglasses of your choice for one of my lucky readers!!!! That's right, you will get to select one pair from the stunning DKNY range found here and they will ship it to you directly!  To be officially entered you must like both pages and this will be checked by myself and Sunglasses Shop.



What are you waiting for?  Enter now!

The Rules

- Comment with ENTER ME and your favourite style/model (click here to view the full range) and YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS as this will be the only way to contact you if you win.
- You MUST like the Sunglasses Shop page on Facebook 
YOU MUST add my CURVES TO KILL PAGE on facebook! 
- The giveaway begins now, April 7th,  and ends April 24th at 11pm EST
- This is open to anyone internationally and within Australia
- I will pick the winner randomly using a computer generated program.



Thursday, March 26, 2015

New from Rimmel

Some new goodies have hit the makeup market from Rimmel London and I wanted to share my top 3 favourite new products! With a strong focus on Matte finishes in both lips and nails and a bold black lash these new products have my makeup bag written all over them.



Since I have little to no interest in wearing or using Lime Crime these days, so I've been testing many new matte styles to see what's hit the market and how they stack up. I've been aware of the Apocalips Lipsticks but I've never had the chance to try them. So when the Apocalips Matte Lip Velvet's were released I jumped at the chance to try a pale pink nude and red hot shade.



I chose the colours I wear the most so I went for 206 Atomic Rose and 505 Burning Lava. These colours are perfect for my skin tone and I love the soft feel and texture of the lipstick. These are described as matte but they are not a matte lip like a Velvetine. They are a matte version of the Apocalips style but will not dry your lips out or bleed into any cracks or crevices.

They did stump me a little at first but after a second try and after looking at a few tutorials I discovered that the key for this product is to let it dry and set which takes a lot longer that I would have expected. Once it is dry you will not longer notice the lipstick is on your lips as it feels so soft and barely there. It dries soft but is half way between a matte lipstick and a dewy style gloss like the original lipstick.

After eating a full meal and a few kisses it still remains but touch ups are needed. I like this style best for wearing to work as it lasts all day and the colours are perfect for my natural daily makeup look. I also took advantage of the latest Priceline sale and picked up Meteoric Matte for my collection. I'll be testing it out tomorrow.



Because I'm still in love with my Scandleyes Rocking Curves Mascara I was keen to try the Idol Eye's version as it has the same broken heart shape brush and blackest black colouring. It's now my go to mascara and has taken place over my previous love. It's goes on thick without clumping, makes my lashes long and dark and I just adore the wired brush and curved shape. I won't bore you with images of my lashes as I have in the past but I swear this is the BEST mascara they have created so far. I've tried so many over the years but I always go back to Rimmel. 



Finally an affordable matte nail polish that really works! I've loved the look of this style polish for a while now but I've never been sure if it really works. It certainly does and it's brilliant. It dries completely matte and looks delisous in Velvet Touch (grey) and Matte-Itude (black) it's a really unique and bold choice for nails and looks great on both your feet and hands. 

Now I've got tiny little nails (stress biter) but when I get married next month I'm going to wear Matte-Itude on the day with my new claws! For swatches please view Emily Denise Photography's blog review about these styles and see just how lovely they are up close on perfect nails. 

I'm so excited to have these new styles in my collection and every time there is a brilliant new Rimmel product I will be reviewing and posting about it. 




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

La Belle Hèroine Review

Late last month I announced the arrival of  La Belle Hèroine the A/W 2015 range from Wheels & Dollbaby. This month I had the pleasure of shooting some of the new pieces in larger sizes so I could help all my curvy size 14/16 Dollbabies out with fit and style choices. 

Last week Brooke Orchard and I traveled down to the most stunning little gem hidden at the base of Mt. Macedon - Gardens of Tieve Tara to shoot for this review and for a winter editorial to feature in Adore Pinup Magazine. This stunning location was the perfect backdrop for the new autumn/winter range and the gardens are simply divine. The dream location with Melbourne's best - such a brilliant day! 

Now this season is full of stunning items that have my heart but with a few style left for the editorial and some still on preorder I opted for some of the new colours and prints. Featuring pale colours usually I braved soft sweet pinks and creams for this shoot and I loved it! Now each item shown in this blog is a size 14. Some styles do got up to a 16 and I will state the size range on each item. 



The La Babe cardigan was a style I did not expect to work with my colouring and shape. A short wool knitted cardigan in a soft cream colour way and delicate pearl buttons. I'd usually run away from such a pale knit but this is a dream to wear and is super soft, stretchy and feels amazing on your skin. This specific style is available up to a size16 and it can be buttoned up or worn open. This cardigan is perfect for the cooler months ahead and will look amazing paired with tops and dresses, layering other knits etc. 

I paired the La Babe cardigan with the Singapore Fling Pencil Skirt in black. This style is a new season update of the classic Dollbaby pencil skirt. Made from stretch satin at the front and  matte black stretch ponti on the back this style hugs you tight, holds you in and creates an amazing shape. Featuring a high waist (perfect for pairing with shirts, tees and knits) side button features and a cute leg popping feature at the knees this skirt is perfect for hours glass shapes and is sexy and comfortable - how rare is that? I found the fit to be close to the IRMA LA DOUCE PENCIL SKIRT of which I'm a huge fan of. Out of the two I'm actually more of a fan of the Irma than this style. I think the option of being able to button up or down the thigh is more my style and the length is a little shorter for me due to my hips and ample rear. I'm wearing all skirts in this post in a size 14.


ORCHID SWEATER - $159.00

Completely out of my comfort zone again but this time in Pink! Very rarely in this blog do you see me in such a shade but I've been trying hard overt the last few years to break out of my own styling boundaries and give colour more chances. Now looking at these image and how well it pairs with my skin tone I'm wondering why I didn't try it earlier.

The Orchard Sweater is a new style print on one of Wheels & Dollbaby's most popular knits. Now I owned and have worn many knitted styles from Wheels such as the Dita, the Signature logo, Dinner with Him cardigans and the oversized sweaters so it's only natural to try a crop version. This is the only item in this post that goes up to a size 16 and I'm wearing the 14 in this image. All knits for this season and the next will be available up to a 16!



The Orchard Sweater is a soft, figure hugging, super stretchy knit in a new season print. The cropped style was created to emphasize your curves nip you in at the smallest part of your waist. I was very silly and did not wear my corset on this shoot which would have made this style pop even more! 

The two features I love most about this top are the adorable black bow on the neckline and the fact that when stretched the print does not morph or look odd. That is my main concern as I have a very large bust. This style is adorable and suits high waisted skirts perfectly. After trying this style I think I'd love to try any other style that comes out in the future be it a print or another colour way and I will start with the Leopard Post Girl Sweater



I can try colour but I will always gravitate to all black and this is by far my favourite outfit from the new season. Sleek and form fitting, sexy and so very much my style! The La Boheme Lace shirt is a dream come true in super stretch black lace. I have always had issues finding a button up that fits my waist, bust and arms and this is the 3rd shirt that fits like a dream and all 3 are from Wheels & Dollbaby. This style looks and feels amazing and you can pair this with skirts, dresses and layer with cardigans or knits. The fabric is trans seasonal so your styling options are endless.  



I paired the La Boheme skirt with what is fast becoming my the best pencil skirt I've ever worn. The Sgt. Dollbaby pencil skirt is AMAZING! This limited edition style won my hear with its military gold trim, always amazing stretch ponti fit and fitted waist. Once you slip into this skirt you will never want to take it off. I've worn my Essential Logo skirt for years now and this is now my new favourite. Both styles available up to a size 14. 

 

I love how paired with the black lace shirt this almost looks like a new style military dress. My favorite styles from this season have to be each of the military inspired items. My new Bordello Teeze Black Velvet platform heels are absolutely perfect with this outfit and they come with stunning shoe clips that can be taken on or off depending on your outfit. It's two shoes for the price of one! I can't wait to shoot these more and like all Teeze styles they are a dream to wear. For a matching boot option you can also find the perfect Ringmaster style bellow at Shoe Me Georgous on sale for $105! A perfect style for the upcoming chilly Melbourne weather!
 
 
 
I will be featuring more of these within the next month so be sure to keep checking back here and look for a review of the new season coats in Adore Pinup. We shot some amazing styles for the winter review and I can't wait to share them with you!! 

Finally if you ever find yourself in Melbourne take a little drive down to the Gardens of Tieve Tara I instantly fell in love with their stunningly landscaped little piece of heaven and need to get back there asap for picnics. Thank you to the wonderful owners and the ducks for having us on your stunning grounds.