Tartan is The New Polka Dot

Oh! We are chuffed to bits with this review of our Carrie Dress by Pin Up Persuasion!

Pin Up Persuasion

As promised, 2016 will bring many new and exciting brands never before showcased here at Pin Up Persuasion. I have been working hard behind the scenes and enjoying every minute of it. Often times these fabulous designers have been around for many years but are simply lesser known in different parts of the world. We are so fortunate that the realm of online shopping has no limits and we can procure vintage inspired fashions from around the globe. Some of you may have noticed that the United Kingdom is home to many vintage reproduction designers and a force to be reckoned with. They are taking North America by storm and I know without a doubt that Miss Fortune will be no exception! Did you know Miss Fortune has been around for over a decade designing versatile pinup and rockabilly fashions? As a longtime fan of their lovely jumpers, I was…

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Pin Up Persuasion 4th Anniversary Giveaway Bash!

Your chance to win a £40 Miss Fortune voucher and loads of other goodies in the Pinup Persuasion anniversary bash!

Pin Up Persuasion

With 2015 coming to a close, there have been so many great memories to be thankful for and I could not have done it without all the wonderful readers of Pin Up Persuasion. With each passing year, I find myself growing and learning as I continue my journey in the pinup vintage lifestyle. It is such a blessing to be able to share my passions with fabulous pinups that span around the globe. Four years ago I began a new venture into blogging and I never imagined it would have flourished into something so life changing.

Banner2bAs a token of my appreciation to the Pin Up Persuasion fans new and old, it’s time to kick off our biggest blog anniversary giveaway bash yet! Let’s begin by thanking all of our incredible sponsors for donating such spectacular prizes…they truly outdid themselves this time. Make sure to enter all the prize below…

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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

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

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

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

Anna Time Photographer 1Anna Time Photographer 2
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)

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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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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