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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www.missfortune.co.uk

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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

Daz Wilson 3
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

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

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Miss Fortune!

Miss Fortune at Christmas

We’d like to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New year from Miss Fortune!

So in love with this image of Frankii Wilde, Zara Ann & Little Gem by Miss Rain Photography!

The ladies are wearing (from left to right): Minx Dress, Betty Bow Dress & Zara Dress

Find them all at: www.missfortune.co.uk

What this space on Boxing Day for details of our post Christmas sale!

This Is Halloween! Miss Fortune Stlye!

This is by far our favourite time of year! I can’t believe it has taken us this long to get around to doing a Halloween photo set but here it is!  Halloween, Miss Fortune pin up style!  Featuring some of the upcoming styles for Autumn/Winter!

All photos are by Miss Rain Photography.

Models: Frankii Wilde, Little Gem, Zara Ann.

 

ZARA ANN our cute and mischievous kitty cat!
She wears our Lurex off the shoulder top and upcoming cigarette pants.

Zara Ann

Every witch needs her familiar …
Gem & Zara 4

LITTLE GEM our, not so, wicked witch!
She wears our upcoming Betty Bow Swing Dress
Gem 4 comp

FRANKII WILDE our naughty she devil!
She wears our up coming Fins Dress.
Frankii comp

 Frankii Wilde

Frankii Wilde

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM EVERYONE AT MISS FORTUNE!
hAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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For more information on Miss Fortune check our website:

www.missfortune.co.uk

Miss Fortune in the Press! UK Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rebellicious & Sew Magazine!

We’re really getting about in the press this month!

SEW MAGAZINE
Firstly, a slightly unusual one for us, our classic Lady Luck Wiggle Dress is appearing in this November issue of Sew Magazine, in their feature about wiggle dresses.  Always nice to have your designs appreciated by others that sew!

http://www.sewmag.co.uk
Pick up a copy at WHS!

Sew magazine - november
Our Model: Frankii Wilde.  Our Photographer: Miss Rain Photography

REBELICIOUS MAGAZINE
Check out Issue 15 of Rebelicious Magazine, out now online to read for free! Page 57-63 there is a shoot we took part in a while ago now at a cool diner!

See the full 7 page article here:
http://issuu.com/rebeliciousmagazine/docs/rebeliciousmagazine_issue15

RebeliciousMagazine Issue15 front cover

RebeliciousMagazine_Issue15
With photography from Nitemare Photography. Models Candy Valentina & Emily Halliday. Skates from Rio Roller and jewellery from Dolly Cool!

UK ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MAGAZINE
Want to find out a bit more about Miss Fortune?  We did an interview with UK Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine which they have printed with some of our Halloween photos!  I’m so Excited to show you the rest of this set of photos next week!
http://www.ukrock.net

Pick up the November issue in larger WHS stores now.

UK Rock 'n' Roll mag - Nov '13

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Photography: Miss Rain Photography
Models: Frankii Wilde, Little Gem, Zara Ann
Words: Coco Fierce

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To find out more about Miss Fortune visit:
www.missfortune.co.uk

Behind the Scenes at the Miss Fortune Autumn/Winter Photoshoot!

Here’s a fun look behind the scenes at what we get up to when shooting the studio images for our catalogue/website!  This was the shoot for the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2013 collection.

We were shooting at Miss Rain Photography‘s studio in Nottingham with our regular ladies Miss Zara Ann, Frankii Wilde & Little Gem.  We’ve all worked together lots in the past and shooting together is always a hoot as everyone has a great sense of humour!  I really look forward to these days 🙂

Here are some, very much unedited, shots for your viewing pleasure!

Gem likes to have fun with skirts!
Fun with skirts!

Frankii just likes to have fun!
Frankii just likes to have fun

Raising the roof!
The models think we do this for our own amusement but it’s really to get the perfect skirt shots with no hands in the way … honest!
Raising the roof!

Are you ready for your close up gem?!
Are you ready for your close up?!

It’s a rather hot day in the studio, as we give the lights a break it’s time for some silhouettes!
When the lights out ...

Back to business!
Frankii Strikes a pose while Zara waits for her turn in the spotlightStriking a pose and waiting your turn!

The best times are when we get the ladies to model together …

Raaaaw! Shove! They love each other really!
Best of friends

These have got to be some of my fav out-takes from the shoot!
Best of friends

We were also planning ahead to Halloween with a Halloween themed pin ups shoot! Can not wait to publish the final shots from this set later in the year!

A rubber rat toy from the Halloween shoot made an unscheduled appearance in the shots of our classic Varsity cardigans! 
Game of Ratball anyone?!
Ratball!
Good job they’re good sports!

Setting up for some shots can be a little precarious! Careful, Miss Rain!
Steady!

Wrapping up the Halloween shoot! Yeeeaaaaah!
It's a wrap!

Oh, just one last thing, how could we forget this ….

Right before the shoot this post on Buzzfeed came to light “12 Ways To Achieve The Very Best Glamour Shot”, we all laughed so hard at this!
http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/12-ways-to-get-the-best-glamour-shot

Little Gem decided she wanted to do her own homage to these “Glamour” shots …..

Play with your collar! Wrap yourself in something glamorous! Show some flesh!

Work it Gem, the camera loves you daaaaahling!

Glamour!

Well, I hope you enjoyed that as much as we did!!

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Keep an eye on our website and facebook for the new autumn/winter collection, to be released around late September!

www.missfortune.co.uk
www.facebook.com/MissFortuneClothes

American International “Rockin Fashion Show”, featuring Miss Fortune!

*** AMERICANA FASHION SHOW REPORT ***

Americana International festival

Well, we had a super hot but super fun time at the Americana International festival in Newark, Nottinghamshire recently!  We had a collection in the fashion show, which was hosted by BooBoo Kitty Couture of Nottingham.

2013 Fashion Show Flyer 2013 Americana flyer

I can not tell you how hot it was that weekend in the backstage area of this show, scorchio!  Massive praise to all the models who managed to stay looking flawless in the heat!

Schorchio!

Our partner in crime, Miss Rain Photography, was at the event taking photos of all the ladies in their finery, strutting their stuff in the show.  Here’s is our collection on the catwalk….

Little Gem
Our very own Little Gem, looking classy, wearing the Minx Dress in Black/Blue stain.
Find the dress here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=brandshow&ref=minx&sid=09vk30rex9d1dt0289510a23wdd2cf05

Lucille
Lucille, looking stunning in our Trixie Wiggle Dress!
Find it here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=brandshow&ref=trixie&sid=09vk30rex9d1dt0289510a23wdd2cf05

Stephanie Jay
Stephanie Jay, breezing down the catwalk in our Denim Swing trousers and upcoming Hawaiian print Cropped Shirt!
Once available you will find the shirt here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=brandshow&ref=croppedshirt&sid=7cj772109d2kativo5686v26h94u2546

Emma Lou
Emma Lou in our “One Fine Day” Dress, the fan was beautiful but also very necessary in that heat!
Find the dress here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=brandshow&ref=onefineday&sid=09vk30rex9d1dt0289510a23wdd2cf05

Sailor Cherry
Sailor Cherry, wearing our Alice Circle Skirt and Racer Girl Shirt! Love this outfit, so cute!
Find the skirt here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=brandshow&ref=Alice&sid=7cj772109d2kativo5686v26h94u2546
and the shirt here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=brandshow&ref=racergirl&sid=09vk30rex9d1dt0289510a23wdd2cf05

Miss Jessica Holly
Miss Jessica Holly, dressed for the weather in our summary Sunset print Lola Warp Dress!
Find the dress here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=brandshow&ref=Lola&sid=7cj772109d2kativo5686v26h94u2546

The ladies do one final turn on the catwalk!
All the ladies!

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If that’s not enough, really get a taste of the action by watching our short amateur video of the show!

Little Gem, representing Miss Fortune, Wins 2nd Place at Hemsby Pinup Contest!

Hemsby-Logo

It’s taken a little while to find the time to post this but we are chuffed to bits to say that model, Little Gem, won 2ND prize, while representing Miss Fortune at the Hemsby Rock ‘n’Roll festival weekender!  We’re so chuffed!

Facebook Cover photo 8 gem hemsby

SHOW TIME!
We didn’t get to go the show ourselves to see the contest but have been fortunate enough to get a few shots back from Pyramid Clicks photography and others attending the event.

Little Gem at Hemsby      Pyramid Clicks 3
Here she wears her first round “beachwear” outfit and poses with here lucky dip prop, a teddy bear.

Pyramid Clicks 1a
Here Gem lines up with all the other contestants in their evening wear outfits, shortly before the prize giving.

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The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners at the end of the show.

BACK IN THE CALM OF THE STUDIO….
We have also done a little studio shoot with Miss Rain Photography to really capture the outfits.

This is first playsuit I made Gem, just for fitting purposes and to check how she liked the design.  We did this back in march.  I love this colourway but it’s maybe a bit too subtle for a pinup contest
Playsuit fitting

Then for the final design which we photographed after the contest.
Final PlaysuitFinal Playsuit

Playsuit Final comp 3
We decided the skirt reveal would add a fun element to the pinup contest 🙂

Finally, the evening dress in all it’s glory!

Evening Dress

Evening Dress 5

Evening Dress 7

It was really fun getting to do a playsuit and an evening dress which I’ve never previously made and also an interesting process, working with Little Gem on the concept and design and then making the bespoke outfits for her.  She was really great  to work with and did us proud at the show!

This Week At Miss Fortune: New Hawaiian Dress & Lurex Off Shoulder Tops + Dresses On Sale!

This week at Miss Fortune:

Fitting With Little Gem & Photo shoot With Miss Rain!

The bank holiday weekend saw me taking a little jaunt across to Nottingham to meet up with model, Little Gem, for a top secret fitting for her two outfits for the Hemsby Pinup Contest!   I would love to give you all a sneak preview of the ‘beachwear’ and ‘evening wear’ outfits I have been designing for her but you’ll just have to wait for pictures after the contest!  We also did a quick shoot with the outfit with Miss Rain Photography, can’t wait to show off the photos!

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New In Stock This Week: Lola Swing Dress & Lurex Off The Shoulder Tops

We have a couple of new additions to the website this week as our spring stock starts to come in.  The Lola Swing Dress in blue and pink Hawaiian print cotton and the sparkly Lurex Off The Shoulder Tops, a great wardrobe essential!  We have very limited stock of the dresses unfortunately as most of the stock has been snapped up by our stockist.

Lola Swing - Blue/Pink Hawaiian
Lola Swing Dress – Blue/Pink Hawaiian
Find it here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=prodshow&ref=MF13SS012A_retail

Lurex off the shoulder top  - Black
Simple pleasure: Lurex Off The Shoulder Top – Black
Find it here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=prodshow&ref=MF13SS019A_retail

Lurex Shoulder top - red
Simple pleasure: Lurex Off The Shoulder Top – Red
Find it here:http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=prodshow&ref=MF13SS020A_retail

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Back In Stock This Week!

We have just restocked all colours of our 2 and 3 inch wide elastic belts, every girl should have one!

3 inch Belts2 inch Belts
Find all our belts here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=catshow&ref=accessories

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ON SALE!!!

We have just put all last years Lola Swing and Wrap Dresses on sale!  Here’s hoping we soon have some weather to match these striking Hawaian prints!

Lola Wrap Dresses
Lola Wrap dress – Was £48.99 …. Now £39.99!

Lola Swing Dresses
Lola Swing dress – Was £52.99 …. Now £44.99!

Find all the Lola Dresses in our dress section here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/xcs/index.php?app=gbu0&ns=catshow&ref=dresses

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That concludes your weekly update from Miss Fortune!