Vintage Candy Stripes at Chelsea Sugar Factory

I’ve driven past Chelsea Sugar Factory thousands of times. It’s the famous salmon pink building that sits ocean side on the North Shore here in Auckland City. When New Zealand was first being settled, the government offered money to set…

MadeinEighty Viva Las Vegas Vintage Photo shoot

I got the last photo shoot session with Lars Kommezispadt from MadeinEighty. His photos are dark, moody, use little to no lighting except what’s natural and they manage to capture something which is so raw and real. I love trying…

Hi There

I’m Charlotte - a pinup styled blogger/vlogger and travel marketer. I live and work in Auckland City, New Zealand.

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

Grab a cup of tea and stay a while! <3

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50’s Bowling Shirt Review – Rebel Rock Clothing

I love a 50’s style bowling shirt and so does my partner Carl. So, when the owner of Rebel Rock Clothing got in touch about a custom shirt for Carl I couldn’t say resist. Threse was happy to create and…

Lady Vintage Review – Domestic Goddess Dress

I was recently given the new Lady Vintage Domestic Goddess Hepburn dress from Two Lippy Ladies and I couldn’t wait to see how many ways I could style this particular fabric. This dress is part of Lady V London’s fabulous “Kitsch…

Miss Rockabilly Ruby + Silver and Soul

I did a photo shoot with Silver and Soul and Miss Rockabilly Ruby in May and I couldn’t be happier with the results.  Firstly, I really wanted to make the most of my limited time visiting Los Angeles.  We spent…

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Drag Talk with Auckland Queen Miss Rhea Ranged

I’ve been fascinated by the drag world for as long as I can remember.    I love that we can create our own glamour, and the exaggerated femininity of drag is pure art. If you have an open mind then…

Veronica Lodge Love + Style Inspiration

Veronica Lodge – that jet black hair, red lips, killer style and sassy attitude. She nails it every time.  She’s one of the raven haired characters I grew up reading in Archie comics.  Of course, my own personal style also…

Looking Powder Fresh After A Lunchtime Workout

There is nothing worse than heading back to work after a lunchtime workout and looking like a sweaty, flushed beetroot face.  Getting work-ready after a lunchtime workout doesn’t have to take forever if you take the right tools with you.…

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Tips for Buying Vintage Clothing

It’s important to know what to look for when buying vintage clothing. This post was originally written for FashioNZ (a website full of awesome fashion filled info which I also write for). I decided to write a rough guide for buying vintage pieces.…

The Dollface Dress Review – Vixen by Micheline Pitt

When I first caught a glimpse of the Dollface dress by Vixen, it was the easiest decision I’ve ever made to put in my Etsy order. And it’s easy to see why.  Basically, Micheline is a genius (who didn’t already know…

Kick Ass Red Lipstick Shades – My Top 4

*This blog post was originally written for The Pinup Registry Lipstick has the power to completely change your look. Swiping a rich red lipstick bullet over my lips is my favourite part of putting my face together in the morning.…


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