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

Spring/Summer fashion shoot at Frankie & Gerry’s Photo studio!

We were lucky enough to be invited to collaborate with Frankie & Gerry’s Retro Photo Studio on studio day they were holding to try out up and coming models, hair dresses and make up artists. We sent up 4 of … Continue reading

Kisses From Miss Fortune This Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day love from Miss Fortune! A little shoot we did with Zara Ann and Luna Photography! Zara wears the aptly named Cupid’s Girl Top & Betty Bow Circle Skirt. Find out more about Miss Fortune at: http://www.missfortune.co.uk

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

Dia de los Muertos Pinup Graveyard Photoshoot!

In the run up to Halloween and Day of the Dead we were luck enough to get the opportunity to shoot some of our Day of the Dead themed garments in an awesomely atmospheric graveyard in Nottingham.

Our graveyard gang are models Frankii Wilde, Zara Ann & Little Gem and photographer Luna Photography.

Graveyard Gang

Graveyard Gang

Little Gem
Little Gem, wearing our Day of the Dead print Fiesta Skirt with our Lurex off the shoulder top.  Both will be back in stock on the website soon!
[Bones necklace by Sugar & Vice]

Frankii Wilde
Frankii Wilde, wearing our upcoming Hep Cat Swing Dress in Day of the Dead print, featuring little sugar skull faces.

Zara Ann
Zara Ann, channelling Lydia in our upcoming lime Calavera “One Fine Day” Swing dress.
[Bat wing necklace by Sugar & Vice]


Find out more about Miss Fortune at:

www.missfortune.co.uk

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

Super “Cheesecake” Photo Shoot at Frankii & Gerry’s Retro Studio – as featured in Rebelicious Magazine

Frankii & Gerry's
www.frankiiandgerrys.com

When we heard one of our models, Frankii Wilde, was setting up her own photo studio in Newcastle with fellow retro brand owner Gerry, of Glamour Bunny, we jumped at the chance to be first customer though the doors!

Not just a pretty face, Frankii is also a photographer and though the power of voodoo (we assume) she can now photograph herself in her very own retro studio set up! Frankii & Gerry'sSo many great sets to choose from! We went for the kitchen, powder room & bedroom!

We chose to shoot with Frankii & one of our other regular models Zara Ann.  We couldn’t be there on the day for the shoot so the ladies kept us up to date via instagram with some behind the scenes shots!

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Frankii & Zara getting ready in the powder room!

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Frankii shooting Zara in the kitchen.

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Frankii in the Kitchen set.

After these tantalising teasers we couldn’t wait for the final photos!  When we saw the final edits we were so chuffed!  Rebelicious Magazine also loved the photos and decided to publish a spread of them in their August issue!

Click the photo below to check out an exclusive selection of photos from the shoot here …
Rebelicious
Rebelicious – Issue 24:
http://issuu.com/rebeliciousmagazine/docs/rebelicious_issue24/0

Here are a selection of others from the shoot…

Zara wearing Emma Dress in Ice Lolly printZara Ann, wearing our Emma Dress in Ice Lolly print.
You can find the dress here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/onlineexclusives.html

Frankii wearing Lady Luck Dress
Frankii Wilde, wearing our Lady Luck Dress in Blue Rose print.You can find the dress here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/lady-luck.html

Zara wearing Emma Dress
Zara Ann, wearing our Emma Dress in Polka Dot Rose print.
You can find the dress here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/onlineexclusives.html

Frankii wearing Carrie Dress
Frankii Wilde wearing our Carrie Day Dress in poodle print.
You can find the dress here: http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/carrie.html


Find out more about Miss Fortune at:

www.missfortune.co.uk

Frankii Wilde for Miss Fortune at the Americana Car Show!

A couple of weeks back now we had the opportunity to get a couple of shots one of our new Summer outfits with the fabulous Frankii Wilde and Luna Photography at the Americana International.

We were also shooting another outfit for Autumn/Winter, but that’s top secret for now!

Oh to be back there with the cars now!

Frankii Wilde

Frankii Wilde

Frankii Wilde

Frankii Wilde

You can buy our Nautical range now at:
http://www.missfortune.co.uk/index.php/nautical.html

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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