Where do you buy your clothes?
Mostly online. I buy direct from the websites of the brands I love most (Pinup Girl Clothing, Unique Vintage, Tatyana, Voodoo Vixen, Collectif) but I’m also a keen eBayer.
Do you dress like this all the time?
Not for work, as it would be impractical where I work, but socially, yes, I always like to be in my pinup finest. Dressing ‘casually’ means something very different to me now than it did 3 years ago, and I feel sad if I have to forsake my petticoats for jeans in order to be ‘normal’ for a certain occasion.
What does C/O mean on your posts?
C/O stands for ‘Care of,’ it means the mentioned product or item of clothing was sent to me as courtesy, free of charge, for the purposes of being reviewed. All of my reviews are honest and I would never promote anything to my readers that I didn’t enjoy or believe to be of good quality or useful/beneficial. Should I decide a received item was of sub-par quality or not appropriate for featuring to my readers, I would not review it. I also do not accept paid sponsorship fees in exchange for any mentions on my blog.
Do you have any advice for pinups new to styling vintage hair?
I’m by no means an expert, but if you want help getting the hang of pincurls then you can find a tutorial here on how to roll pincurls and my review on the Sculpture Pin Curler Tool. Otherwise I suggest you look to ladies who have far greater skills than I, particularly Youtubers, such as PinupDollAshleyMarie, The Cherry Dollface and Lisa Freemont Street.
Is it expensive to be a pinup?
It can be, but as with everything else it just depends what budget you’re working within and if you want to spend/save money. Hair and makeup costs work out no different to any other style as it depends totally upon what brands you choose to buy in order to create your face, but in terms of clothes it’s just as possible to create a flawless look by finding cute retro and vintage clothing in charity/thrift shops and online as it is to buy expensive reproduction clothing. Searching for deals on BNWT or second hand clothes on eBay too is a great way to save for those who need to. It’s about living within your means and being inventive if you have to. I regularly cut cost corners by accessorizing my more expensive items of clothing with cheap shoes/accessories I buy from eBay or high street stores, or even items I make myself.
What about someone who wants a run down of retro clothing brands? I have no idea where to start!
Got you sorted right here, lovely.
I’ve noticed you wear a lot of Pinup Girl Clothing. I’ve never bought from them before, what’s the sizing like, where can I get it, are there taxes if I order directly from them?
I’ve done a Beginner’s Guide To Pinup Girl Clothing post addressing everything you could possible want to know about PUG, covering the sizing, their business ethics, quality, fit, international ordering, delivery and customs charges, and a comparison to the fit, quality and pricing of other vintage inspired clothing brands.
What lipstick do you wear?
There are a lot of different long-lasting lipsticks I like, so listing them all here would take a while–I also discover new lipsticks all the time, so you should check out my makeup reviews tag for all my makeup reviews and check out and my My Fave Makeup Products series for regular updates of new products I’ve found and why I like them.
Where should someone begin their pinup transformation–hair, make up, clothes?
Whatever you feel most comfortable altering to become more retro is the best place to start, it’s different for everyone. I happened to begin with my hair and work my way down, so to speak. You can read more in-depth about my transformation here.
Why did you start your blog?
I’ve always been someone who writes, though it used to be fiction, and I never had any intentions to start a blog. However I noticed around the time I reached about 2000 followers on Instagram that I was regularly getting questions from ladies who wanted to begin dressing in a retro style but didn’t know where to start or wanted tips/tricks. I also got asked a lot of questions about the fit of many of the items I wore in my outfit pictures I posted, so I asked my followers if they would read a blog if I were to start one to address all their questions. I was floored by the enthusiastic response and started one shortly after. It’s been a sometimes-stressful, always enriching and inspiring journey ever since.
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