Monday, January 15, 2018

The Wilder West

Erstwilder has started off  2018 with one of my all time favourite collections and themes - Western! Designed by my love Donna Mizzi of Kaiju Candy. Donna's talent shines through in each amazing piece and her focus on keeping each item adorably in theme makes this whole collection 100% perfect. GIRL you made this cowgirl's dreams come true.



For a full view of the collection click here

 

This season I'm falling hard for some amazing old school western goodies to pair with my collection of gingham frocks and cowboy boots. The Wilder West collection has an amazing selection of all of those essential Western/Wild West items. From pinups to billy goats, chubby cacti to pistols and many more amazing creations.

My stand out favourites were, well, pretty much everything from this collection! It was so hard to cull my list down to just a few. I know that I'll be back for so many more but for now I'm excited to share these with you!!


I'm forever a sucker for vintage style pistols and this year Erstwilder has finally answered my prayers creating the Reach for the Sky brooch. Created to perfectly replicate a Wild West era pistol this piece is perfectly designed and the colours are soft yet respectful to the old-time pieces that I love.


It has a mixture of different resin patterns mixing wood and metal. What I love about the size and shape of this piece is that it can be grouped with others from the range and will be the start of my next themed leather jacket. Yes I have way too many but now I'm inspired to create a full Western moto with fringe details. 


What I also love about this pistol is the ability to position it in any way. With some brooches I feel limited but I can wear this piece pointing in any direction and it looks amazing on a lapel. 

 
Look at those perfect little details! I'm so smitten with this piece!!




With each release Erstwilder create the perfect pinup girl who encapsulates the theme and this year we have a little cowgirl named Montana Bell.  Her look is polished complete with a red pout, perfect do, western scarf/tie combo and cowboy hat. Such a sweet style icon with a little bit of sass as she's totally giving us side eye.  


The mixture of colours also makes this piece bold enough to stand out on any print of fabric. I'm so inspired by her look I'll be using her as a brooch on a neckerchief asap! Now to find the perfect had and blouse combo to match! 



To complete the look I had to snap up these amazing cactus earrings as I'm obsessed with anything cactus themed. As I type this post I'm still wearing these amazing lightweight earrings as they are now my official earring choice of 2018!  I'm nutty for cactus themed everything. From prints to homeware and, of course, jewellery and accessories.




The mixture of greens, soft spikes and stunning red flowers make these easily paired with so many blouses and dresses while pairing perfectly with my red locks. If you love these adorable little plants as much as I do then you'll be able to pick up the matching chubby cactus brooch!

This range has made my lust list grow and I can't wait to pick up more pieces. There is also a new Loyalty Program so be sure to sign up for your  chance to win the following amazing prize.




Erstwilder are having an amazing 24 hour ‘Double Points’ on every item of the website finishing 11:59pm AEDT 17.1.18, to celebrate the new Loyalty Program just launched. Points can only be collected if you have an account, so make sure to create one and collect our welcome bonus points too!

Also, for every piece purchased from our new Wilder West collection online, you will receive one entry to win our one of a kind resin buffalo wall hanging, only 1 ever made, and an additional 2 entries for every ‘Sacred Ground’ brooch purchased (while stock lasts)! Entries end on 18.1.18 at 11:59pm AEDT with a winner announced on Monday 22nd.

So what are you waiting for??????


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Perfect Pinup Work Heels


The silly season has passed and I'm back at work which means it's time to feature the latest pinup work style heels. Pinup Couture has released some of the cutest and most comfortable block heels that you will live in from 9 to 5.
 

 
 
While I'm all about black and red for this post I wanted to step out of my colour comfort zone and show off some adorable retro styles that have just hit Shoe Me! Starting with a 1940's inspired heel  in black and cream.

  
The wiggle features a 1/2" (6.5 cm) Cuben Heel Pump which offers that little bit of height that is comfortable to wear all day long. The thick Cuban heel also offers lots of support so it feels like you are wearing flats almost.

 
With heart cutout scalloped detail and a bow at the toe these are absolutely adorable and  will pair with anything from suits to swing dresses. The heel height also makes these a perfect swing dancing shoe. Available in black and cream as shown above plus pink/cream and mint/cream. I'm wearing these in a 11US and the fit is perfection. The faux leather will give a little after wear so I they are a smiggen tight they will stretch to fit.
 
 
The scalloped edges on the back and heel also make these perfect to pair with back seamed stockings and with the stunning selection of colours don't be afraid to test out a few coloured Cuban heeled stockings.


 
 
Now if you are a long time reader of Curves to Kill did you ever think you'd see me in a teal and pink pair of shoes? Well I guess I've worn unicorn and cupcake platforms so there was a slight chance that such soft and pretty colours would pop up once again.
 
The Wiggle 50 is now my absolute favourite work shoe and needs to be owned in every possible colourway. 
 
 
With another 2 1/2" (6.5 cm) Cuban heel and a sweet as pie T-bar bow feature these are so cute I can't get enough of them and constantly look down at my toes when I wear them. The T-bar style is always a personal favourite and the bright colour combination really makes these heels pop. As with the style above I'm wearing these in a 11US and they are perfect for my work day.
 

 
Available in a reverse pink and teal combination and plain black these little heels have inspired me to add more of these colours into my wardrobe so I can wear these non stop. I'll also be adding  the solid black version to my collection as I'll be wearing those all winter long with amazing pattered and coloured tights.

Now I have to ask are there any other work friendly smaller heels that you guys would like me to review?

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Higher The Heel

With every new footwear addition to my collection the height of my heels and platform for shooting and general styling shoes keeps getting bigger and bigger. I can't get enough of super high heels and platforms and for 2018 I'm starting with possibly they highest two pairs of shoes in my collection!

As a mad fan of Pleaser and Demonia for many years now I now know my exact size and fit in all of the labels and for these two pairs. The fit is always perfection and it's those little design features and comfort that keep me coming back again and again.



I've always loved the look of a dancer shoe and that super high heel but I've never been game enough to wear them until now. But from the moment I slipped my feet into these amazing patent and silver open toe heels I fell in love. Such a bold and brilliant looking black peep toe with a super sturdy and comfortable ankle strap.


With a Heel/Platform Height: 7 1/2" Heel, and a 3 1/2 platform you may think these are too high like I originally did but they weight so little that they feel like you are walking on a standard heel and are so comfortable.

Now let's just chat about this amazing heel!! The rhinestone gun heel in silver is pure magic and makes these babies stand out in the best kind of way. The boldness of this gun heel makes me feel like a bad ass superhero!



Size wise for Pleaser I always opt for a US11 as I wear a AU10 and I find this is the most comfortable fit. This style also goes up to a US12 so if you were an 11 in Australia you are sorted. Now that I've tried so many of these brands it's great to shop at  SHOE ME GORGEOUS and never had to worry about getting the wrong size. Customer service at Shoe Me HQ are also super helpful if you ever have any issues.


Styling wise for both pairs shown in this post I wanted to shoe these with a pair of pants and I find the Disco Pant pairs perfectly with both.  Sadly my AA Disco's are dying so if you have any recommendations for other brands or styles in a XL or 2XL please get touch.



I can't get enough of Demonia boots! They are the most comfortable, lightweight and funky boots I've ever owned and the Cramps are my new stand out fav. A zip up bootie style ankle boots made of faux leather with a Heel/Platform height of 6 1/2 inches and a 3 inch platform these are a little smaller than the Pleasers shown above by my oh my do they pack a punch. \


They slip on with ease due to the zip and feel like you are wearing a much smaller height shoe while making your legs go on for days.  I'm wearing my usual size 10US as I find Demonia's fit closer to an Aussie 10 and these are able to be worn with stockings or socks.


These booties are the perfect glam rock style with the 70's platform and bold silver studded base.
I'll will be wearing them to death as soon as the weather cools down and I can't wait to style them with jeans a little black dresses.


Now this style is currently worn over my Disco pants as I wanted to show you the true height of the boots but I'll be wearing skinnies over them in the future. I'm also so in love with the pattern and studs on the platform so I really hope a mary jane or plain heel version of these will be released in the future. 

Next on my wish list from Demonia has to be these amazing floral boots. I've fallen for these hard and want to wear them ever single chance I get! 







It seems I'm forever a sucker for a gothic style chunky boot! But then again I also love these amazing Creepers. 





I've always felt really short in standard Creepers but I don't think this will be an issue with the 306 version. Plus what's not to love about those skulls and leopard print! 


Friday, December 22, 2017

Pins'N'Hoise

On Christmas Eve-Eve I'm super excited to share this amazing sexy pinup look with you guys. You might have noticed an ad for Pins'N'Hoise on my blog or even seen a link back on IG. This amazing Australian based online lingerie company focuses on curves and specializes in sizes 16 to 24 dedicated to bring us the best lingerie at the best prices. Now I'll be featuring more of their amazing products early in the new year but for now I want to gush over this amazing Christmas themed look and tell you about their other amazing garments.


The Coquette Santa Babydoll was an instant must have for me as I've always lusted after sexy Santa costumes but I've never actually given into the them until this year. This baby doll is absolute perfection, fitted with a hook and eye closure at the bust and a luscious ruby red stretch velvet fabric. 


The fit is great over my bust and arms. The flowing sheer fabric that falls just under the bustline is stunning and this set also included a G-string but I'm more of a high waisted knicker or hipster panty girl.
I've paired this with my beloved leather under bust from Orchard Corset and the brilliant Gabi Fresh/Playful Promises collaboration set. When Gabi released sneaky previews of this set I was instantly smitten with the design and needed to get it in my hot little hands. Size wise I was looking for a GG or a H cup but I was informed that the 38G would work just as well. Cup size it's really comfortable as super soft but back wise I'm actually wearing it on the smallest hook so I'd need a 36G for a more perfect fit. This set is a dream to wear made from a silky soft and stretchy fabric and the bottoms in an 18 really fit perfectly to my shape.

But this won't stop be from wearing this baby to death!! With little black dresses, skaters and much, much more!


I completely fill out the cup without over hang or any fit issues. I can be anything from a G to a HH it seems these days so it's all about fit for me, not a letter or number. I can't wait to style this bra with more dresses and tops as the harness feature is lush!


Combined I really love this harness Christmas themed look. Usually I'd be shooting a super sweet and adorable festive season outfit but I like this naughty spin on the season.


With the success of this amazing babydoll I know have a huge lust list at Pins'N'Hoise and I'm in need of the following.



This swimsuit has had me going crazy! The cross over neckline, ruffle and velvet fabric are amazing and I've never seen a one piece like this. Tried and tested this fabric holds up in the water and looks lush. I'd be wearing this as both a swimsuit and with skirt and jeans as a bodysuit.



I already have this Bettie Page robe in peach/pink so the black version is next on my list. It's so light and comfortable.



Such a sucker for stockings and this wet look fabric and garter combination are perfect for all of my leather and pvc corsets.


I can't go past a polka dot thigh high stocking. The lace top on these babies make them that little bit more elegant and sexy. I need to have these in my hands asap!

What's on your Pins'N'Hoise lust list?









Monday, December 18, 2017

A Kaiju Candy Christmas

This year has absolutely flown and this time next week it will be Christmas!!! I just adore everything about the festive season (with the exception of overly silly carols) and I'm a sucker for Christmas themed accessories. So when Kaju Candy released their amazing silly season themed accessories I had to snap up my stand out favourites.
 
I honestly feel like everything Donna creates pairs perfectly with my taste and even more so this Christmas as they include a few horror, fantasy and kitschy creatures. 
 
 
 
One of my absolute favourite Christmas traditions is watching Christmas movies leading up to or on Christmas Ever. One the top of my list is Gremlins! When I saw the previews for both the Christmas and the normal range featuring these cute little guys I literally yelped and knew all must be part of my collection.
 

 
 
Kaiju Candy has captured the cuteness and crazy expression of this green meanie perfectly and the and his little Santa hat makes this my number one Choice for the 25th of December. But I have a sneaking feeling that I'll be wearing 2 or 3 on the day!
 
 
 
Sticking with rather evil yet adorable characters we have a Grinch themed brooch. Now normally people select the whole body or face of the Grinch and everything looks so basic or terribly token. Buy my girl Donna has crearted an iconic and bold visual with the hand and bobble brooch. 
 
 
I've also added a little more colour to this look with some more sparkly drop earrings from KC and I love how every single piece has that added sparkle. They capture the light and really pop. While I can't find these specific earrings online you can snap up so many other styles via the website. 
 
 
The pose of the fingers has been perfectly captured and you can tell instantly that this is that mean old Grinch's hand. The chain has also been styled perfectly so this hands without any fuss and pairs with tops, tees or cardigans.
 
 
 
Now let me introduce you to the biggest brooch I've ever owned and one of the most detailed and magical piece to ever be released from this label. Krampus is such a hit these days so Kaiju Candy has created a super sweet and adorable version of the evil folk law character.
 

 
Who knew that a half demon, half goat could be one of the cutest characters of the Christmas season? The detail and size of this piece make it so very unique and the choice of red as the main snow globe shape make this a bold and perfect piece to wear. I've styled these items with my winter 2017 Dangerfield cape and a matching beret to give more of a winter vibe. 
 
 
 
I just love the way the bright red, blue and gold pops on my forest green plaid cape and I can't wait to style this with an outfit leading up to the big day.  
 

 
 
 
An absolute classic decoration and to this traditional Soldier brooch is the perfect. The Nutcracker in  German tradition, the dolls are symbols of good luck, scaring away bad spirits. So I love the concept behind this accessory and the story it tells. Plus what's not to adore about this adorable little fella?


Yes winter snuck back briefly on a super hot summer day for these images. I've been dreaming of white Christmas's for many years and a little filter will have to do for now. 

 

Lastly a purple and teal version of the other earrings how previously. This year I've been absolutely nutty for big, sparkly and bold drop earrings and these two KC pairs will be on weekly rotation. The colours pair perfectly and I love how they work with my own red locks.
 
I can't wait to wear a mixture of these on Christmas day and base my entire look on these pieces.