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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Cover Girl!

After a months of waiting I'm very excited to be able to share my Adore Pinup cover and editorial with you! Shot by the amazing Brooke Orchard Photography and styled by the best pinup clothing brand on earth Pinup Girl Clothing. Featuring a full interview, lots of outfits and accessories and a centrefold! That's right another centrefold! 

Above is the full editorial! You can purchase a copy of the magazine via the Adore Pinup Webpage and read the interview in full. This issue is the biggest yet and features Miss Victory Violet (NZ), Vanessa Frankenstein (GERMANY), burlesque performer Jacqueline Furey, Nadia Faye, THREE beauty tutorials and much more! Get your copy now! 

Now I can't control my urge to review items so while sharing these tear sheets with you I'm also going to be reviewing all the brilliant items I'm wearing. I styled this entire shoot (you can read more about it in the article) and I adore each and every item show. So I've added extra images from the shoot which did not make it into print. 

Hat - Vintage from Brooke's own personal collection
Shoes - Luichiny 
Amobea Handbag in Red Glitter (shown in the editorial image) - $98.00

For this editorial I'm wearing all items in a size XL. For non stretch garments in the Pinup Girl Clothing range I always purchase this size. Now lets start with the cover outfit! My two favorite pieces in PUG separates range are the Lauren top and Jenny Skirt. I own 3 of each now and I won't be content until all colours and styles are mine. 

Why am I such a fan of these items? They fit my curves and make my waist look tiny! It took years but I'm so very in love with the full style skirt and what it does for my body shape. The best part about both the skirt and the top is that they look good on all body shapes - big and small. While my bust looks great in the Lauren top it also looks amazing on a smaller bust. The Jenny skirt is also a great item of clothing to create curves where you might be missing them. 

While usually I'm not a huge fan of cherries the almost 3D image on the border print skirt has converted me. Paired with the deep and lush red of the Lauren and cinched in with my deadly dames faux leather belt this outfit almost looks like a dress. It seems to be my goal when purchasing tops and skirts these to find items that compliment each other as an outfit and on their own. I also made my dream harlequin print dress with a Jenny and Lauren a few months back. 

In the images featured in the magazine you will notice the Amobea Handbag in Red Glitter. This bag is a must have for every pinup girl's wardrobe and is a work of art. I have both the red and black glitter versions of this style and they are my go to handbag for every occasion. 

I braved a swimsuit for this shoot! What a sight for the locals from Williamstown who saw me walking about the streets in this get up. The Marilyn swimsuit was one of the first items I ever modeled for Pinup Girl Clothing. I've owned the leopard print version for almost 6 or 7 years now and it is as perfect as the day it arrived. But I've longed for the green version for so long and I'm absolutely in love now that I've had the chance to wear it. 

Super stretchy and form fitting, uplifting and supportive the Marilyn ticks all the boxes when it comes to the perfect swimsuit. Fully lined with power mesh to hug those curves, padded bust and adjustable straps this suit  fits line a dream. The gathered design  is phenomenal and hides any imperfections, a feature most swimsuits highlight. This suit also comes with optional diamante clips which adds that little bit of old Hollywood glam to your summer.

For an extra styling option with your Pinup Girl Clothing swimsuits I highly recommend wearing them as bodysuits under high waisted and swing skirts. I've been doing it for years so I can wear my beachwear all year round.

When I first saw a sneaky preview of the Renee dress I was dying to try it on as I'd only seen it on a size small model. The usual worries came to mind - how will I survive braless and what will my tummy look like popping through? But all my fears when out the window when I slipped into this fresh and stunning new design. 

The Renee is amazing and I never thought I'd feel this comfortable without a bra on! Made from cotton satin this dress has a lined bodice, adjustable straps, full circle skirt and a faux tie bust. But adjusting the straps and placing your breasts in the right area you are fully supported and safe for wearing this dress all day. It makes your cleavage look amazing and the straps won't pull or hurt your neck line many other halters do with larger busts. I'm a 34GG and it fits me perfectly.

The peekaboo style cut out at the waist is almost an optical illusion drawing all the attention to the smallest part of your waist. This makes for a very flattering and super slimming dress. There is also an extra cute hidden feature which makes this dress a little more special - pockets!  So now I'm absolutely sold on the Renee and need to purchase the anchor print asap. I think it's safe to say that this is THE dress for summer! 

Shoes - Luichiny 

Then finally we have the Evelyn which is a style I've long lusted for but never purchased. A classic style garden party dress with a bold red rose print, full skirt and a peasant style bust. This style is usually photographed with it's matching bolero but for this shoot I wanted to show the dress on it's own and have be the main feature. The print is stunning and paired with my red hair and pale skin I think it's a perfect match. The peasant style bust/blouse works wonderfully for my chest and the waist line is form fitting, giving me that great hourglass shape. There is a little bit of stretch in this garment but not too much. So be sure to check the size chart for the closest match to your measurements. 

With such a stunning and bold print I did not want to over accessorize so I chose a matching pair of red platform pumps and the amazing Wicker Baguette bag from the Pinup Couture line of handbags. I've been admiring wicker style purses for a while and this will be the first of many. 

The Wicker Baguette Handbag offers enough space for everything you'll need and makes a bold statement. Pair it with beach outfits, spring and summer frocks or solid colours in the evening. The possibilities are endless and I know once you have one in your hands you'll need to collect the lavender, green and black versions. 

I'm so happy I could share this full editorial and extras with you and I need to thanks Brooke Orchard, Pinup Girl Clothing, the team at Adore Pinup and my dear friend Liz for working on this with me. It was an absolute dream team and I love the results. 

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