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 is 10 years old! A celebration of our journey so far!

Get the party poppers out, Miss Fortune is 10 years old this month! Wooo! I just can’t believe it, how time has flown by!  In this blog I thought I would take time to look back over the journey so … Continue reading

Tiki-tastic! Miss Fortune Collaborates With The Ladies Of The Pinup Academy!

The Pinup Academy
The Pinup Academy, a Midlands based collective of models and a photographer who travel the country doing make overs, location shots and pop up photo studios, were taking their show on the road to the alternative fashion trade fair, London Edge. They bought us in for a collaboration with them at the show.  We provided outfits for their 5 beautiful ladies to compliment their pop up tiki photo set.

We went back though our back catalogue and dug some gems off the sample rail for this shoot and here are the results!

Indigo Rose wears a one off hot pink version of our V for Va Va Voom Skirt teamed with a one off Hawaiian print gypsy top.

Indigo Rose. Hair flower Lady Lucks Boutique.

Amelia Belle.  Dollies little follies

Amelia Belle, looking sultry in our Rose Lee Wiggle Dress in melon print.  There are just a couple of X Smalls left in this dress now, snap one up here;
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/rose-lee/rose-lee-wiggle-dress-melons.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here October DiVine, who co-owns The Pin Up Academy as well as modelling, wears our classic halter neck Lola Wrap Dress.  You can find the Lola range here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/lola.html 
Ocober Divine & lady lucks boutique jewellery & dollies little follies hair flowers

 

Kita & Earrings & hair flower Lady Lucks BoutiqueBlonde bombshell, Kita, wears our Hawaiian Cropped Shirt and Swing Trousers. You can find the cropped shirt here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/cropped-shirts.htmland the Swing Trousers here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/swing-trousers.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last but not least! Lola Diamond wears our recent Emma Dress in purple Hawaiian print, an easy to wear strapy dress that comes in 4 colourways.  Only available on our website and for just £35.99!
Find them here:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/onlineexclusives.html

Lola Diamond & Jewellery Lady Lucks Boutique
In addition to our clothing the models are also wearing accessories and hair flowers by Lady Luck’s Boutique and Dollies Little Follies.

Massive thanks to all the models and The Pinup Academy, check out their website www.thepinupacademy.co.uk


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

Bea SinfulBea Sinful
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)

Stephen Plumb Photography 5Anna Time Photographer 6
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)

Stephen Plumb Photography 7Stephen Plumb Photography 8
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

 

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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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

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

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
CarrieSwing-Cherry6

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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For more information on Miss Fortune check out our website:
www.missfortune.co.uk

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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

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