Summer Style with Charlie Stone Shoes

Shoes, shoes, shoes. There’s nothing quite like receiving a gorgeous new pair of Charlie Stone shoes to kick start Summer…

Zealong Tea Estate – High Tea Review

The Zealong Tea Estate is a peaceful oasis away from the bustle of Hamilton. My friend Jaimee and I took…

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I’m Charlotte - a pinup lifestyle blogger. I live and work in Auckland City, New Zealand.

You’ll find everything from recipes, high tea reviews, pinup and retro fashion, old Hollywood glamour & travel related content here on my blog.

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Confessions From A Self-Professed Bullet Bra Addict.

Anna A.K.A Xamia Arc is a vintage inspired gothic pinup. As well as running a blog in which she muses about makeup, vintage styling and stockings – she’s also a seamstress and film-maker. With great passions for lingerie, video games and all things horror you can just as easily find her talking about her favourite Korean flicks, arguing which iteration of The Sims is best, or professing her undying love for bullet bras and fully-fashioned nylons.

Chuan Spa Experience at Cordis Hotel Auckland

There is nothing like a Chuan Spa day… and my goodness what a deliciously invigorating day it was. I took…

Petticoat, Pettipants, Underskirt or Slip?

Petticoats… those fluffy frilled undergarments for that truly 50’s swing silhouette. But which brands are actually comfortable and worth the…

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Women in Suits – How To Wear a Lady Tuxedo

How to wear a tuxedo? Well, the answer is quite simple really, you just need to put a lady tuxedo…

Jungle Fever – Merchant Footwear

When my best friend and designer Lily Kate Vallance announced she would be creating a gorgeous new jungle themed print…

Orange Almond Pistachio Brownies Recipe

You can never have enough decadent brownie recipes in your life! The addition of nuts and orange make these extra…

YouTube – 100 Days of Vlogging

Carry-on Baggage Travel Essentials

I’ve put together a free downloadable AND printable list of in-flight travel essentials because if you’re anything like me and…

The Art of The Teese in Melbourne

Oh Melbourne, everytime I visit this city I fall more in love with it. This time I went to see…

My Favorite Murder Podcast – True Crime

I love true crime and I love murder. So naturally, when I stumbled across the podcast ‘My Favorite Murder’, I…


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