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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 contestant representing Miss Fortune this year was Emma Lou who has modelled for us in the past at the Americana International Rockin fashion Show.
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!
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:
The painting we chose was the 1949 “I’ve been spotted”.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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This week at Miss Fortune….
New Atomic Swing Dress!
Just one addition to the website this week but it’s a good one! The Atomic Swing Dress in this new multidot print is super cute with it’s full skirt and pink accents!
Competition Winner Announced!
For the last week we have been giving our facebook followers the chance to enter a competition to win one of our Lola Wrap Dresses in brown Hawaiian print! the competition has now ended and we have announced the winner on our facebook page!
If you entered, check it out to see if you were the winner!
Find out more about Miss Fortune at: www.missfortune.co.uk
This week at Miss Fortune it’s all going on at our Facebook page!
We have been watching with amazement as our page ‘likes’ have soared 500+ in just a week and to celebrate we have released a 20% discount code valid until Sunday 28th April and also a competition to win one of our gorgeous Lola Wrap Dresses in brown Hawaiian print which ends on Thusday 2nd May!
Head on over to our facebook page to find the discount code and enter the dress competition!
Find more about Miss Fortune at: www.missfortune.co.uk
This week at Miss Fortune we have been so busy working on the final stages of the new website and preparing for the London Edge trade fair!
This week we have sent out our spring/summer 2013 wholesale ordering catalogues to shops all around the world!
This was just one of the trolley loads of ordering packs that went out this week, lucky Royal Mail!
Wholesale customers can also come and see the new collection in person at the London Edge trade fair 25th-27th January at the Olympia in London.
Win A Racer Girl Tote Bag!
In a competition run in association with the London Edge Trade fair you can win a bundle of prizes from 3 companies with Big Cheese Magazine!
Click this link to win one of our Racer Girl Tote Bags!
That’s all for this week at Miss Fortune!
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