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Pinup Couture in Wonderland Starring the Alice Ella

11 May

Many things make me happy in the world.  One of those things is the gloriousness of Pinup Girl Clothing and their lusciously unique designs.  Another thing is Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.  Alice in Wonderland has long been my favorite Disney film.  I remember watching the VHS over and over and over again as a child. I would get so lost in the fantasy world that laid out before me and Alice herself.

Fast forward to a few (ahem) years later and not much has changed.  I still love Alice and the otherworldly world it created.  When I heard that PUG was releasing some new designs into their Fairytale Fantasy collection I was excited.  When I heard that one of those new designs would feature an Alice print?  I lost my shit.  Like, lost it. For real.  I’ll never know for sure but in my own mind I am convinced I was the very first person to order it.  I stalked the site everyday like a psycho and hit buy as soon as I could.

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The artwork by the very talented Stephanie Buscema is even more amazing in person.  This dress features Alice falling down the rabbit hole (I mean look at how cute her little face is!), the white rabbit and his trusty pocket watch, a dormouse, little teacups and saucers, the cheshire cat, Mr. Caterpillar and other adorable potions surrounded by a cyclone of flowers and swirlies. The print comes in the Ella Dress which I chose and also in the Doris skirt.

I squealed out loud when I opened up the package.  I ordered the medium and it is a bit snug on me (39-29) but I also ordered a large and that was too loose for my taste so I stuck with the smaller size and am glad I did because as I wore it, it did seem to give a little.

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The construction of this dress is beautiful and very flattering.  The top is gathered at the bust and had adjustable straps.  The waist is constructed in a way that sucks you in and then the skirt is just yards of magic. AND there are pockets.  I love pockets, and they are completely hidden.  This dress sold out in most sizes at lightning speed.  There are still some smalls on the site though!  And the good news is they will be restocking soon and you can sign up to be notified when they restock.  It will be worth the wait.

Go off and be wonderful!

Deadly Hot: The Hot Rod Honey Swing Dress by Deadly Dames

16 Mar

This is my new favorite thing.  Years ago Pinup Girl Clothing released a collection of tattoo print dresses with original Flash tattoo designs by the amazing Micheline Pitt.  Once these adorable dresses were gone, they were gone and coveted for years by us die hard fans on Ebay and all over the web.

Turns out the PUG fairies heard our collective pleas and granted us one very wonderful wish: This stunning print is back and better than ever in the form of their new style, The Hotrod Honey Swing.

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This is the best dress in so many ways.  Aside from the gorgeous print (white stars, pirate babes, mermaids, swallows, lipstick and daggers on a black background), this is THE most comfortable dress you will ever wear.

It’s a super lightweight cotton/lycra blend perfect for Spring.  It has a ton of stretch making it a perfect date dress.  Or a “I’m going to eat my bodyweight in pizza and still look adorable” dress.

It has 3/4 length sleeves and is the perfect length.  I am 5’6″ and it hits me slightly below the knee. It has slight gathering at the waist line for a bit of extra poof.  The belt that comes with it is a faux leather that is vegan friendly and fabulous.

1940’s Dragon Queen

4 Mar

dragon-bannerSometimes there are pieces of fashion that I am drawn to and I don’t know why.  They are things outside of my comfort zone, things I look at over and over again trying to figure out what it is about them.  The Dixiefried Peasant Dress in 1940’s Dragon Print is one such dress.  I was very drawn to the photos on the website.  I was drawn to the rich cake-frosting-blue matte jersey peasant top, and of course to the brightly colored dragons.  I was worried though that the cut may not look good on me, and maybe the top might be unflattering, blah, blah, blah.  It just wasn’t my usual “style.” But, then I caved because I was under it’s spell and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

dragon-dressThe fabric is so pretty.  The top is fully lined in a smooth charmeuse, so it feels great against your skin (and keeps any potential bra-bling from snagging the chiffon-like matte jersey).  The dragon print is a nice cotton sateen with enough stretch to hug your curves and be very flattering.  It has a zipper up the back.  The peasant style top gives it some versatility; you can wear it either on or off the shoulder (you all know me by now–I went off the shoulder).

More than the beautiful, colorful details, the way this dress made me feel was what really stood out.  I have a lot of dresses from the Pinup Couture and Deadly Dames lines, but this was my very first Dixiefried.  I feel exotic in this dress.  I feel sexy and demure.  I feel a little like a 1940’s screen siren.  I wish I had better pictures because these photos can’t do justice to how great this looks in person.

It would be amazing with a great updo and maybe some chopsticks in your hair.  A nice shawl can only add to the glamourous vibe on the more chilly nights.  What can I say?  Pinup Girl has once again made me feel amazing, and this time in the form of a fierce, fiery dragon slayer.

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