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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.

Pinup Girl Clothing’s Aurora Dress in Dancing Horses Print

30 Dec

Winter can be a sad time for dress lovers.  It’s either windy, raining, snowing or all of the above.  A lot of us tuck our dresses away to hibernate until the first dew of Spring.  With a teensy bit of accessorizing and imagination you can make most any dress winterized.  If that dress happens to have pockets and pink dancing ponies on it, all the better.

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Case in point:  The Aurora dress from Pinup Girl Clothing.  This dress is a part of their majestic Fairytale Fantasy collection.  It is fitted through the bodice and perfectly frames your curves.  It does come with a belt, but because of the fitted waist and wonderfully flared skirt, I chose to wear mine without it.  Speaking of the skirt, it has POCKETS.  This has become one of my most favorite features.  They are real pockets too that you can actually use!

I added a pair of black tights, a sexy pair of wedge boots, and a wonderful faux fur trimmed cardigan for warmth.  The cardigan is from Lip Service, and while it is an older style, they do pop up now and then on Ebay.  But, be creative and pair a favorite of your own with it.

Just because it’s gray and cold outside doesn’t mean our fashion has to be!

Pinup Girl Clothing Canvas Underskirt

20 Mar

leopard-bannerSince the 1500’s the petticoat has been a staple in women’s fashion.  It has evolved over the centuries into the fabulous fluffy skirts we all know and love.  I love wearing a full petticoat on special occasions but find them to be overly poofy and inconvenient for daily wear.  Enter the amazing Black Canvas Underskirt designed by Pinup Girl Couture.  The design was inspired by similar undergarments created by Dior in the 40’s and 50’s.  The instant I saw it, I knew it had to be mine.

It is made of a heavy canvas in two tiers that fastens at the elastic waist with two heavy duty metal snaps.  The snaps go in the front.  I fluffed out the two tiers of canvas prior to putting it on and it really doesn’t flatten much once garments are put on over it.  Because of the short length, I was a little concerned that I’d have a “drop-off” effect in any longer length dresses.  This was not a problem at all.

leopard-before-and-afterI wore it with my leopard Heidi dress and it gave just the right amount of fullness without adding ‘weight’, which was a fear of mine.  It’s perfect if you’re on the slimmer side and want to add some curves under your dress silhouettes, and also perfect if you’re already curvy and just want some nice fluff without knocking people over as you pass by.  Well, you’ll still knock them over, but it won’t be because of your oversized petticoat.

This little number is fantastic. It adds the perfect amount of poof while still allowing you to use a public restroom, drive a car, and all the other things that a full petticoat disallows. My waist waivers between 28-29″ and I got the medium. For $36 this is a STEAL. You will not be disappointed!

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.

Golden Girl Monica: My Newest Pinup Girl Clothing Obsession

29 Nov

The new Monica dress may be the most perfect dress ever created.  This dress sold out completely in red in it’s first week, with most sizes in the black and gold selling out just as quickly.  The good news? There will be more Monica.  So onto the good stuff.

I ordered the gold.  I’ve been lusting after a great gold metallic dress for a long time.  I’ve come across vintage styles that never seem to be in my size.  Then I saw it in the coming-soon pages of Pinupgirlclothing.com.  This dress is glorious.

Putting it on is like a religious experience.  I found my goddess and her name is Monica.  The gold fabric has a dark sort of antique tone to it.  It is made from a lurex jersey with the perfect amount of subtle sparkle.  The structure fits like a custom dress.  And it’s not just my own ego, every girl I have seen this dress on looks like a million bucks.

The secret is the built in shaper.  It holds you in without being constricting and creates a smoothe foundation so that you aren’t “lumpy” underneath the fabric.  The draping is so flattering, it nips in your waist and creates a long sexy silhouette falling below the knee.  It is the ultimate Hollywood glamour dress.  I don’t mean to be so wordy, but words cannot quite express the magic of the dress.

It falls slightly off the shoulder.  You can wear a strapless bra, or a bra with straps pulled down around your shoulders, but I find that because of the built in shaper, you don’t need a bra with this one.  It holds you in and pushes you up for a delicious décolletage.  The sizing is very true to the chart, so look carefully.  If you’re in between sizes, go up.  The dress has a hidden zipper which will easily break if there is too much pull.  I found I was able to get in and out of the dress, albeit very carefully, without even unzipping it.

It is a stunner.  See for yourself.  The photos are just me in the dress, no extra shapewear.  Just pure magic.  For reference, I ordered the Medium.  Don’t miss out on your chance to get the Monica when she is restocked.  I wore this dress on a recent Vegas trip, and plan to wear it to a holiday party and definitely on New Years Eve.  It is great quality and will last for years to come.

What are you waiting for?  Go be a golden goddess (or red or black) and get it here.

Super Vamp: How to Become a Deadly Dame with Pinup Girl Clothing

15 Nov

I adore Pinup Girl Clothing, including all of their house brands: Deadly Dames, Pinup Couture, Laura Byrnes, Dixiefried, an Any-Other-Thing-They-Make. Because I have big hips, a big ass, and some thighs, I have found it easier to wear swing-style dresses. Most of us girls know that finding a great swing dress is far easier than finding a great wiggle dress.  With swing styles, as long as you can zip it up, it fits.  With wiggle dresses, things get much more complicated in the hip/junk/thigh area.

It was always hard for me to a) feel comfortable and/or sexy rocking a wiggle dress and b) to fit aforementioned body parts into a wiggle dress. But, after reading reviews and drooling over the pictures on the Pinup Girl Clothing website, I took the plunge and bought my first Deadly Dames Vamp dress.

The Vamp comes in a variety of fabulous prints and solid colors, including polka dot, black, baby blue, the-coming-soon 50’s leopard print, and, my favorite, zebra print.  No matter which colorway you get, or what size you are, this dress is amazing.

It has a punkrock edge to it, while keeping a classic 50’s/early 60’s wiggle silhouette.  It is made of a cotton sateen that is both comfortable and  forgiving, while also hugging your curves, which is a rare combination.  As soon as I put this dress on, I felt transformed into a sex goddess (or what I imagine a sex goddess feels like).

Let’s start from the top. The Vamp has adjustable straps that will accomodate a variety of bust sizes.  The cups are molded and lightly padded for shape.  I didn’t need a bra with this dress, but because of the wide straps you can definitely get away with a balconet style bra (perhaps even a lacy red number with the strap peeking out). Again, you don’t really need one with this dress, as it sort of works as a push up bra all on it’s own. (I couldn’t stop staring at my tits in this baby!)

Working our way down from the awesome ta-ta framing, the Vamp has a seam at the high point of the waist, which creates a whittled waistline; this is ideal, as opposed to wearing a dress that you simply pull over, making your waist look wider than it is. This is a problem with a lot of lesser quality designers; if you’re like me and have a 10 inch differential between your waist and hips, the last thing you want is for your waist to look as wide as your hips. This perfectly placed seam prevents that and creates an hourglass shape even if you don’t have one. From here the Vamp hugs your hips and smooths down your thighs into a yummy slit up the back, allowing for some wiggle room in this wiggle dress.

So, the Deadly Dames Vamp dress is comfortable, looks amazing, and comes in all sorts of fun colors and patterns. What makes this dress really worth it is seeing yourself in it and transforming into that moviestar vixen we all have inside of us. If you think yours isn’t there, slip on a Deadly Dames Vamp dress, put on some lipstick, add heels and make ’em weep.

WARNING: People will stare, so be prepared for the extra attention. Of course, every vamp knows that adoration is just a part of being a vixen. The Deadly Dames Vamp dress inspires confidence and, best of all, it makes being sexy fun. You don’t have to be uncomfortable and hold your breath all night to be a vamp, you just need this dress.

The Deadly Dames Vamp dress retails for $110 and you can buy it here.

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