10 Christmas Shopping Recommendations for Small Business Saturday

I am really passionate about supporting small business and UK made goods!  I have been planning a little Christmas shopping guide and 6th December being Small Business Saturday in the UK seem like the perfect day to post it!

*** Something Cute! ***

1: Little Miss Delicious

www.littlemissdelicious.com
www.facebook.com/littlemissdelicious
Hand made, mouthwateringly tasty, jewellery and accessories!  Everything on their website is super cute and fun but these are a couple of our favourites …

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The fast food charm bracelet and the battenburg cake necklace.
I hear there is also a Christmas collection in development currently!
Little Miss Delicious


*** Something Bloomin’ Marvellous! ***

2: Diablo Jo

www.diablojos.com/home
www.facebook.com/Diablojos
Most of my favourite hair flowers from my collection are from Diabo Jo! She also makes fascinators and a range of other gift products.
Diablo Jo
Diablo Jo


*** Something Kustom! ***

3: Clumsy

http://www.clumsykate.com
www.facebook.com/clumsykate
The unique illustrations of Clumsy Kate printed on to fabric and burnt & inked onto wood.
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If your Christmas tree isn’t adorned with a happy Mexican cactus then it isn’t properly decorated, is it?! ha ha


Something Kreepy!

4: Dollies Little Folies

www.etsy.com/shop/Dollieslittlefolies
www.facebook.com/dollieslittlefolies
Take a trip to the dark side with Dollie’s handmade hair flowers, accessories and necklaces.
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Dollies Little FoliesDollies Little Folies


*** Something Classy! ***

5: Luxulite

www.etsy.com/shop/luxulite
https://www.facebook.com/Luxulite
Bring some glamour and mid century style to Christmas with the wonderful handmade jewellery from Luxulite.
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New stock is listed every week to their Etsy shop so there’s always something different to choose from!


*** Something For Every ‘Billy Girl! ***

6: Dolly Cool

www.etsy.com/shop/dollycool
www.facebook.com/dollycooljewels
Dolly Cool have a great selection of hand made rockabilly and tattoo inspired accessories; necklaces, hair clips, earrings, head scarves, rings and more! I have several of the head scarves!
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*** Something Made To Measure ***

9: Wednesday March

www.wednesdaymarch.com
www.facebook.com/wednesdaymarch

Treat yourself or someone you know to a fab, made to measure frock from south west seamstress, Wednesday March!
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*** Something Indulgent! ***

We have a couple of options for you if you would like to treat someone to an experience they’ll never forget, a pinup make over!

8: Flashes and Lashes

www.flashesandlashes.com
www.facebook.com/flashesandlashes
Our photographer, Luna Photography, teams up with make up artist Miss Moo to bring you Flashes and Lashes!
Choose from one of 3 packages which include hair, make up and images.
The Flashes & Lashes studio is in central Nottingham.
Flashes and Lashes
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9: Frankii & Gerry’s Retro Photo Studio

http://frankiiandgerrys.com
www.facebook.com/frankiiandgerrysretrostudio
Our fabulous model Frankii Wilde is also a photographer and she teams up with Gerry, owner of Glamour Bunny, to bring you a pinup photo experience in their Newcastle studio.  Here’s a few examples of theirs photo sets and makeovers.
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*** Somewhere Great To Shop! ***

10: The Mid Century Christmas Market

Saturday 14th December – London, UK.
Facebook Event:
www.facebook.com/events/1560708840807245

Mid Century Christmas Market
“Make sure you have your Christmas list at the ready when you step through the doors of the Mid Century Market because the glitz and glamour of the 1950s is brought back to life with the array of garments, sparkling jewellery and atomic home ware for one day only.”
Mid Century Christmas Market
Mid Century Christmas Market


So, there you have it! 10 great options for supporting small UK businesses this Christmas time!  

Don’t forget to also check out our website this Christmas for all you party dress and present needs!

www.missfortune.co.uk

Miss Fortune at Christmas

3 Day Black Friday Sale Starts today! Get 30% OFF Everything!

Black Friday Sale!

BLACK FRIDAY! 30% OFF EVERYTHING!
Use Code: BLACK30
Fri 28th – Sun 30th November
www.missfortune.co.uk

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Terms & Conditions:
* Offer is only valid for retail customers, not wholesale customers.
* Offer is valid Friday 28th November – Sunday 30th November at midnight (uk time)
* 30% discount applies to goods total but not to shipping.
* Offer can be used more than once.
* Offer is available to retail customers worldwide.
* 30% can be applied to all items for sale on the website.
* Offer is only applicable to items purchased though www.missfortune.co.uk
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Check out a few of the great additions to the Miss Fortune website for Autumn/Winter that you can get 30% off right now!!

Cupid Girls Tops
Cupid’s Girl off the shoulder knit tops
Find them here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/cupids-girl.html

Lux De Ville Handbags
A great selection of handbags by Lux de Ville!
Find them here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/retail-handbags.html

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Sandy Swing Dress
Sandy Swing Dresses!
Find them here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/sandy.html


Find out more about Miss Fortune at:

www.missfortune.co.uk

Dia de los Muertos Pinup Graveyard Photoshoot!

In the run up to Halloween and Day of the Dead we were luck enough to get the opportunity to shoot some of our Day of the Dead themed garments in an awesomely atmospheric graveyard in Nottingham.

Our graveyard gang are models Frankii Wilde, Zara Ann & Little Gem and photographer Luna Photography.

Graveyard Gang

Graveyard Gang

Little Gem
Little Gem, wearing our Day of the Dead print Fiesta Skirt with our Lurex off the shoulder top.  Both will be back in stock on the website soon!
[Bones necklace by Sugar & Vice]

Frankii Wilde
Frankii Wilde, wearing our upcoming Hep Cat Swing Dress in Day of the Dead print, featuring little sugar skull faces.

Zara Ann
Zara Ann, channelling Lydia in our upcoming lime Calavera “One Fine Day” Swing dress.
[Bat wing necklace by Sugar & Vice]


Find out more about Miss Fortune at:

www.missfortune.co.uk

Tiki-tastic! Miss Fortune Collaborates With The Ladies Of The Pinup Academy!

The Pinup Academy
The Pinup Academy, a Midlands based collective of models and a photographer who travel the country doing make overs, location shots and pop up photo studios, were taking their show on the road to the alternative fashion trade fair, London Edge. They bought us in for a collaboration with them at the show.  We provided outfits for their 5 beautiful ladies to compliment their pop up tiki photo set.

We went back though our back catalogue and dug some gems off the sample rail for this shoot and here are the results!

Indigo Rose wears a one off hot pink version of our V for Va Va Voom Skirt teamed with a one off Hawaiian print gypsy top.

Indigo Rose. Hair flower Lady Lucks Boutique.

Amelia Belle.  Dollies little follies

Amelia Belle, looking sultry in our Rose Lee Wiggle Dress in melon print.  There are just a couple of X Smalls left in this dress now, snap one up here;
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/rose-lee/rose-lee-wiggle-dress-melons.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here October DiVine, who co-owns The Pin Up Academy as well as modelling, wears our classic halter neck Lola Wrap Dress.  You can find the Lola range here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/lola.html 
Ocober Divine & lady lucks boutique jewellery & dollies little follies hair flowers

 

Kita & Earrings & hair flower Lady Lucks BoutiqueBlonde bombshell, Kita, wears our Hawaiian Cropped Shirt and Swing Trousers. You can find the cropped shirt here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/cropped-shirts.htmland the Swing Trousers here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/swing-trousers.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last but not least! Lola Diamond wears our recent Emma Dress in purple Hawaiian print, an easy to wear strapy dress that comes in 4 colourways.  Only available on our website and for just £35.99!
Find them here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/onlineexclusives.html

Lola Diamond & Jewellery Lady Lucks Boutique
In addition to our clothing the models are also wearing accessories and hair flowers by Lady Luck’s Boutique and Dollies Little Follies.

Massive thanks to all the models and The Pinup Academy, check out their website www.thepinupacademy.co.uk


Find out more about Miss Fortune at:

www.missfortune.co.uk

Super “Cheesecake” Photo Shoot at Frankii & Gerry’s Retro Studio – as featured in Rebelicious Magazine

Frankii & Gerry's
www.frankiiandgerrys.com

When we heard one of our models, Frankii Wilde, was setting up her own photo studio in Newcastle with fellow retro brand owner Gerry, of Glamour Bunny, we jumped at the chance to be first customer though the doors!

Not just a pretty face, Frankii is also a photographer and though the power of voodoo (we assume) she can now photograph herself in her very own retro studio set up! Frankii & Gerry'sSo many great sets to choose from! We went for the kitchen, powder room & bedroom!

We chose to shoot with Frankii & one of our other regular models Zara Ann.  We couldn’t be there on the day for the shoot so the ladies kept us up to date via instagram with some behind the scenes shots!

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Frankii & Zara getting ready in the powder room!

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Frankii shooting Zara in the kitchen.

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Frankii in the Kitchen set.

After these tantalising teasers we couldn’t wait for the final photos!  When we saw the final edits we were so chuffed!  Rebelicious Magazine also loved the photos and decided to publish a spread of them in their August issue!

Click the photo below to check out an exclusive selection of photos from the shoot here …
Rebelicious
Rebelicious – Issue 24:
http://issuu.com/rebeliciousmagazine/docs/rebelicious_issue24/0

Here are a selection of others from the shoot…

Zara wearing Emma Dress in Ice Lolly printZara Ann, wearing our Emma Dress in Ice Lolly print.
You can find the dress here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/onlineexclusives.html

Frankii wearing Lady Luck Dress
Frankii Wilde, wearing our Lady Luck Dress in Blue Rose print.You can find the dress here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/lady-luck.html

Zara wearing Emma Dress
Zara Ann, wearing our Emma Dress in Polka Dot Rose print.
You can find the dress here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/onlineexclusives.html

Frankii wearing Carrie Dress
Frankii Wilde wearing our Carrie Day Dress in poodle print.
You can find the dress here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/carrie.html


Find out more about Miss Fortune at:

www.missfortune.co.uk

Miss Fortune on the Catwalk at Americana International Festival!

Blimey! How time has flown since Americana International Festival in July!  We’ve been super busy moving offices and preparing for Autumn/Winter.  I’ve finally managed to grab 5 minutes to blog some of the photos and the video from the show!

The Rockin’ Fashion show, organised by BooBoo Kitty Couture, took place at the Americana International Festival, a great outdoor American vehicle & music show in Leicestershire, UK.

Americana 2014 fashion flyer

We got to visit the show on the 2nd day of the weekend and although the weather may have been a little inclement as we arrived, inside the big blue top collections from 12 great brands and 18 beautiful pinups were ready to brightened up the day!  As the afternoon wore on the sun even put in an appearance!

The Big Top!

Here’s our 6 fantastic ladies on the catwalk, as photographed by the wonderful Luna Photography

Bea SinfulBea Sinful
Bea Sinful, wearing our Fins Dres.
Buy the Fins Dresses here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/fins.html

Glody Loxx
Goldy Loxx, wearing our One Fine Day Dress in red rose print.
Buy the One Fine Day Dress here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/one-fine-day.html

Jezebel De VilleJezebel De Ville
Jezebel De Ville, wearing our Emma Dress in Hawaiian Print.But the Emma Dress here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/onlineexclusives.html

Violet Leys
Violet Leys, wearing our Carrie Swing Dress in cherry print.Buy the Carrie Dress here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/carrie.html

HellkatHellkat
Hellkat, wearing our Sandy Swing Dress in blue tartan.
Buy the Sandy Dress here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/sandy.html

Sailor Cherry
Last but not least! Sailor Cherry, wearing our Nautical Sun Top & Anchor Circle Skirt.
Buy our Nautical range here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/nautical.html

All of the ladies, backstage after the show!
Miss Fortune collection

Hellkat wanted a photo with one for the hotrods, so we took a quick snap for her after the show!
Hellkat

All of the models from the show, in the shadow of the big top!
All The Models!

aww happy summer memories!

Watch our amateur clip of the show here:

Thanks to all the models and organisers!


Find out more about Miss Fortune at:

www.missfortune.co.uk

Frankii Wilde for Miss Fortune at the Americana Car Show!

A couple of weeks back now we had the opportunity to get a couple of shots one of our new Summer outfits with the fabulous Frankii Wilde and Luna Photography at the Americana International.

We were also shooting another outfit for Autumn/Winter, but that’s top secret for now!

Oh to be back there with the cars now!

Frankii Wilde

Frankii Wilde

Frankii Wilde

Frankii Wilde

You can buy our Nautical range now at:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/nautical.html

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Find out more about Miss Fortune at

www.missfortune.co.uk

Miss Fortune in The Vintage Fashion Revue at the Rockabilly Rave!

Last month we had the pleasure of sending off a collection for The Vintage Fashion Revue by Bettina Scarlett Presents at the Rockabilly Rave festival in the south of England.

We couldn’t make it down ourselves but over the last few weeks photos by a variety of photographers have come in so we can now give you a taste of the action!

The Vintage Fashion Revue

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Jodie Leigh Wild wearing our Scarlett Top & V for Va Va Voom Skirt.
Photos: Anna Time Photographer

Anna Time Photographer 3Stephen Plumb Photography 1
Little Gem wearing our Lady Luck Swing Dress in green rose print.
Photos: Anna Time Photographer (left), Stephen Plumb Photography (right)

Stephen Plumb Photography 5Anna Time Photographer 6
Missy Malone wearing our Carrie Wiggle Dress in zebra print.
Photos: Stephen Plumb Photography (left), Anna Time Photographer (right)

Ellie-Rose Photography 2
Roxie Roulette wearing our One Fine Day Dress in cream rose print.
Photo: Ellie-Rose Photography

Anna Time Photographer 4Stephen Plumb Photography 2
Fräulein Lola in our Carrie Day Dress in black poodle print.
Photos: Anna Time Photographer (left), Stephen Plumb Photography (right)

Stephen Plumb Photography 7Stephen Plumb Photography 8
Tracy Ryan wearing our Nautical Anchor Dress.
Photos: Stephen Plumb Photography

Anna Time Photographer 5
Coco Lopes wearing our Zara Dress in flamingo print.
Photo: Anna Time Photographer

Katrin Rosa Stefansdottir 1Anna Time Photographer 7
Ellie-Rose Photography 5
Bernie Dexter wearing our Fins Dress in red/black.
Photos: Katrin Rosa Stefansdottir (top left), Anna Time Photogrpahy (top right), Ellie-Rose Photography (lower).

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Here is video Mayhem Rockabilly kindly took of the full fashion show! Ours is the First collection on the catwalk!

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Find out more about Miss Fortune at

www.missfortune.co.uk

 

Upcoming! 2 Miss Fortune Catwalk Collections!

We’ve been lucky enough to be asked to have collections in two fashion shows over the next couple of months!

The Vintage Fashion Revue at The Rockabilly Rave Festival

Bettina Scarlett Presents are hosting The Vintage Fashion Revue catwalk show again this weekend at The Rockabilly Rave festival in east Sussex, UK.

The Vintage Fashion Revue

Our lovely model Little Gem will be modelling, along with burlesque queen Missy Malone, the fabulous Bernie Dexter and whole host of other pinup beauties!

We’ll be bringing you all the photos from this year’s show as soon as we have them but for now, here is a look back at a few of last years outfits!

Little Gem by SUBSCULPTURES - by Fine Art and Photography Coco Lopes by SUBSCULPTURES - Fine Art and Photography
Above photos by SUBSCULPTURES – by Fine Art and Photography
Bernie Dexter by Reapfolio
Above photo by Reapfolio
Photo by Tony Bruce
Above Photo by Tony Bruce

 

The Rockin’ Fashion Fashion Show at Americana International

Booboo Kitty Couture are putting on the Rockin’ Fashion Show again this year at the Americana International vehicle and music festival in the Midlands, UK in July.

Americana 2014 fashion flyer

 

Here’s a taster of how last years show went down!
Photo by Miss Rain Photo by Miss Rain

Photo by Miss Rain Photo by Miss Rain
All Photos by Miss Rain Photography.

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Find out more about Miss Fortune at

www.missfortune.co.uk

Miss Fortune at the Pinup Academy with Jessica Holly & October DiVine!

We were chuffed to send a couple of outfits to the fabulous Pinup Academy for Jessica Holly and October DiVine to model.

The photo sets at the Pinup Academy are right up our street.  Get a load of that leopard print wallpaper wow! Wish that was my living room :)

 

Jessica Holly
Jessica Holly, wearing our Atomic Wiggle Dress in leopard print.
You buy the dress here in the Atomic range;
www.missfortune.co.uk

October DiVine
October DiVine, wearing our Lola Wrap Dress in brown Hawaiian print.
You buy the dress here in the Lola range;
www.missfortune.co.uk

Jessica & October
Two super hot honeys yowza!

Check out what The Pinup Academy have to offer at:
http://www.thepinupacademy.co.uk

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Find out more about Miss Fortune at

www.missfortune.co.uk