Miss Fortune’s Christmas Pinup, Frankii Wilde!

Frankii Wilde, wearing Miss Fortune

Merry Christmas one and all! We hope you are all having a lovely festive time! Our Christmas shoot this year is with pinup Frankii Wilde. With photography by Frankii Foto. Frankii wears Breton Stripe Jumper & Denim Swing trousers. Frankii wears … Continue reading

WIN! Miss Fortune + Luxulite + Splendette + Diablo Jo! Massive Give-away!

Win ALL this in the Miss Fortune 10th Birthday Give-away! This month we are celebrating Miss Fortune being 10 years old and we have joined forces with 3 other ace British brands to bring you this awesome give away! Enter … Continue reading

Miss Fortune & Little Miss Delicious Give-Away! Win A Top & 2 Necklaces!

This week we have teamed up with Little Miss Delicious, queen of cuteness, to bring you a great give-away! Win these 2 super cute, handmade, necklaces from Little Miss delicious and your choice of colour/size in our Cupid’s Girl Tops! … Continue reading

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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*** 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.
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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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To find out more about Miss Fortune check out:

http://www.missfortune.co.uk

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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To find out more about Miss Fortune check out our website:
www.missfortune.co.uk