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

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

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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)

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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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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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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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5 Great Floral Swing Dresses for Spring / Summer from Miss Fortune!

Tis the season to wear florals!  We’re loving the current spell of warm weather in the UK, we can finally start to break out the summer wardrobe!  It’s been so lovely I’ve even been tempted to buy a garden parasol, think positive, I say!

We’ve got 5 new floral print dresses so far this season in a variety of colours to suit all tastes!

One Fine day!

First off we have the One Fine Day Dress in Cream Rose and Red Rose.  A wing bust swing dress with halter neck ties in complimentary plain cotton.  The dresses come with the elastic belts so you just need a petticoat to finish off the look!

One Fine Day Dresses
Find the One Fine Day Dresses here:

http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=brandshow&ref=onefineday&sid=03t5xh02b90q2kfl5n8086zpqzuil3td

Lady Luck!

Next up we have 3 new additions to our popular Lady Luck range.  We’ve been listening to your requests for a greater variety of colours and as such we have pick out a really fresh spring green and pale sky blue for 2 of our new colourways of the Lady Luck swing dress.

Lady Luck Swing Dresses

finally we have a rather sophisticated Red & White Tea Rose print!

Lady Luck Tea Rose

Find the Lady Luck Dresses here;
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=brandshow&ref=Ladyluck&sid=03t5xh02b90q2kfl5n8086zpqzuil3td

Here’s to a long hot summer and plenty of opportunities to give our summer wardrobes a good airing!

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Emma Lou for Miss Fortune at the Hemsby Pinup Pageant!

Hemsby-Logo
We were really excited to be involved in the Pinup Pageant run by Di Brooks of Outer Limitz at the Hemsby Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival again this year!

Our Pinup

Our contestant representing Miss Fortune this year was Emma Lou who has modelled for us in the past at the Americana International Rockin fashion Show.

Emma Lou at AmericanaEmma Lou, wearing our ‘One Fine Day’ Swing Dress at Americana International – July 2013.
Photo: Miss Rain Photography

The Contest Rounds

The 2 rounds of the contest were to have themes, the themes being ‘Barbie’ and ‘Classic Pinup’.  We got straight to work researching some classic Barbie outfits and images of classic pinups!

Inspiration

We decided to directly recreate 2 outfits from a classic Barbie outfit and a painting of a classic pin up.

For Barbie we picked one the outfits from the year Barbie was launched, 1959.  An outfit called ‘Cotton Casuals’.

For the classic pinup we looked Gil Elvgren, master of the pinup painting!  You can see more of his work here and see some of the original photos the paintings were inspired by:
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2011/04/gil-elvgrens-pin-up-girls-and-their.html
The painting we chose was the 1949 “I’ve been spotted”.

 

Barbie & Elvgren inspiration

The Barbie Outfit

We were lucky to find just the right striped fabric for the dress!  We decided to customise the dress with red detailing and straps, it gives it a nautical feel, which we thought was nice for spring.

We went for a fitting with Emma Lou at the studios of Miss Rain Photography and had some photos taken after the fitting.

Finished Barbie Outfit

Barbie Outfit
Photos: Miss Rain Photography

The Classic Pinup Outfit

First up, we decided to change the colour of the outfit in the image to a super girly, baby pink/black.  Then there was the challenge of making the top from the painting ‘come to life’, as the way it is in the painting is slightly unrealistic for a real garment.

We decided to try and recreate the pose in the painting in the studio!

The classic pinup outfit

PIn Up Outfit
Photo: Miss Rain Photography

On With The Show!

With a few last minute tweaks to the outfits completed we packed them off with Emma Lou along with 9 packs of hair flowers and lollipops and hair flowers for the 9 contestants in the show.

Hiar Flower packs for the contestents

hair flowers

We didn’t get to go to the festival ourselves to see the show but here are some photos we’ve gathered from around the web!

Photo by Emma GoldingPhoto above by: Emma Golding

Photo by Linette Richardson

Photo by Daz Wilson
Photo by Daz Wilson

Photo by Daz Wilson
Photo by Daz Wilson

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Photo by Daz Wilson

Photo by Amir Hadzipasic

Photo by Linette Richardson

Massive thanks to Emma Lou for representing us this year and to Di from Outer Limitz for putting on the show.  Big congratulations to the 3 ladies who won prizes!

Until next year! :)

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Take our survey and help us make Miss Fortune better than ever!

We’ve just set up a survey of for Miss Fortune customers and ladies who wear fifties/rockabilly/pinup type clothing.  We’re dying to hear about your personal style, how you shop, what fabric prints you like and what clothes you’re desperate to find but just can’t!

The survey is just 8 questions long and once we hit 100 responses we’re going to launch an exciting competition!

Just click below to go to the survey website …

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Watch this space for news of the competition!

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New Dresses at Miss Fortune this Spring!

The weather is starting to pick up here and our minds are turning to car shows, music festivals and days out in the sunshine!

We’ve recently received 2 style of dress in various colourways and patterns that are going down a storm already!

THE CARRIE DRESS

Classic off the shoulder styling in a wiggle dress, day dress and swing dress!

Carrie Wiggle Dress in Zebra print for when you’re feeling foxy!
Find it here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=prodshow&ref=MF14SS003A_retail&sid=w00l14l3120170u2783i50lx0sb9b1k5
Carrie Wiggle Dress - Zebra

The Carrie Day Dress in Poodle Print, perfect for a day out in the sunshine!
Find it here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=prodshow&ref=MF14SS004A_retail&sid=w00l14l3120170u2783i50lx0sb9b1k5
Carrie Day Dress - Poodle

The Carrie Swing Dress in Cherry Print, great for swinging the night away!
Find it here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=prodshow&ref=MF14SS005A_retail&sid=w00l14l3120170u2783i50lx0sb9b1k5
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THE LADY LUCK DRESS

Three patterns of our classic Lady Luck Swing dress for you consideration …

The demure Tea Rose Lady Luck Dress, perfect for a spring wedding or afternoon tea.  Perfect for fans of that vintage style.
Find it here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=prodshow&ref=MF14SS002A_retail&sid=w00l14l3120170u2783i50lx0sb9b1k5
Lady Luck - Tea Rose

If floral isn’t your thing, how about the monochrome Swallow print Lady Luck Dress with darling little birdies and micro polkadots.
Find it here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=prodshow&ref=MF14SS001A_retail&sid=w00l14l3120170u2783i50lx0sb9b1k5
Lady Luck - Swallows
Lady Luck - Swallows

Finally, who can resist the Lady Luck dress in Classic Cherry?! A wardrobe must have!
Find it here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=prodshow&ref=MF12AW044A_retail&sid=w00l14l3120170u2783i50lx0sb9b1k5
Lady Luck Swing - Cherry

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Behind the scenes of our Spring/Summer Shoot & a peek at what’s to come!

We had our spring/summer photo shoot at the end of last year. Despite it being bitterly cold the ladies, with their sunny disposition, soon got in the mood for shooting summer clothes and the usual level of high jinks ensued!  Here’s a little unedited look at what we get up to behind closed doors seen though the lens of our photographer, Miss Rain.

Featuring our Modles: Frankii Wilde, Zara Ann & Little Gem.

Very Fetching!
It was a little chilly on set!  We’re nearly let Gem keep these on as they matched the outfit so well but unfortunately they didn’t quite have the Summer vibe we were looking for!
brrr!

Let Them Eat Cake!
Can’t complain too much when the shoot comes with free snacks! Try not to eat all the props ladies! ;D
Let them eat acke!

Show Us Your Muscles!
Frankii proves her training at the gym is starting to pay off! Gem gets a Brucey bonus for this pose ;)
Have you been working out?

Damsels In Distress!
Who will rescue our fair maidens?!
for those in peril on the sea!

help!

Channelling The Fonz!
All together now …. “aaaay!”
"aaay!"

What’s The Forecast For Summer?
Chance of rain? Windy?! We’re hoping it will be sunny!
whatever the weather

aww Frankii’s Getting Left Out!
Somehow Frankii missing out on the treats and she’s non too happy about it!
where's my lolly?

Mine!

I Wonder What Happened To That Lolly?
woops! Blue tongue! At least it matches the backdrop!
true blue!


That’s all for this season’s behind the scenes!
Keep On Rockin’ Everyone!
Keep on rockin'!

Look out for all the new Spring/Summer styles!
Coming soon at:

www.missfortune.co.uk

All the fun of the [trade] fair! Our day out at Craft, Hobby & Stitch.

For the most part my job involves a lot of rather unglamorous and sometime tedious admin and paperwork but the job also has it perks and taking a day of the office to go the Craft, Hobby & Stitch trade fair in Birmingham is one of them.

We spent a good 6 hours at the show and they were practically throwing us out at the end!  Although we’re there to loots at fabrics, for the most part, we can’t help but get drawn into looking at all the world of crafting has to off, in all it’s multi coloured glory!

Here’s a few snaps we took on our way!

Cute charms and buttons
Super cute charms and buttons! Wanted to take them all home with us :)

card making
Demo of some card making supplies that were right up our street. Fifties style gets everywhere these days!

tempting trims
Just about all the pom pom trim you could hope for some really sweet ribbon trims.

Husqavarna
Trying not to be tempted by the Hsqvarna embroidery machines!

excellent coat!
Finally found our way to the fabric area of the show.  This chap knows how to sell his fabrics!  This coat reminded us of a past Doctor Who!  Apparently it is made from the pattern of a coat that was in Gone With The Wind.

fabric galor
Rail after rail for fabric beckoned!  The ones on the right, imported from Japan, were some of the more unusual on offer!

We can’t show you the fabrics we’re planning on ordering, that’s top secret!!

Hope you enjoyed our tour of the show!

Miss Fortune x

Last Day of 30% Sale! Sunday 5th Jauanry!

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