De-Teasing your Vintage Hairstyle Easily

De tease your hair - Miss Charlotte Cake

De-teasing your vintage hairstyle can be really easy if you know the tricks. I go through roughly a can of hairspray every two weeks… so by the time Sunday rolls around my tresses are in some dire need of getting some TLC. When I first started getting into my vintage hair …

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These chocolate chip cookies are so delicous, I can’t get enough.  Perfect for dunking into a hot cup of tea while its getting cold outside. Baker beware… I find it really hard to not eat the cookie dough while I’m making them so try your hardest not to eat too much …

Miss Pinup New Zealand Entry Video – 2015

Miss Pinup New Zealand Entry Video 2015 Miss Charlotte Cake

This is my entry video for the Miss Pinup New Zealand 2015 competition.  Part of the criteria for entering is that you first fill out a questionnaire. The second part of the entry requirements is to create an entry video which showcases you and everything you’re about. The only catch, …

My First Corset – A Custom Corset Design by Asphyxia Couture

There is something extra special about having a custom corset made by Asphyxia Couture.  I was lucky enough to get some ‘alone’ time with Ivy D’Auton before she left to start her new business/life adventures over in Melbourne, Australia. Right from the start, Ivy was incredibly fun and easy to …

A Windy Wellington Weekend

Ah, the windy capital city of Wellington.  When was the last time you left the city? Trust me, it had been far too long for me… and that is exactly one of the reasons I decided to make the trip down to windy Wellington. Not only did I want to …

A Short History Lesson on Hairspray

Hairspray History - Miss Charlotte Cake

I managed to find some Aqua Net Hairspray in my favourite American store in Auckland. I was looking at the label and it prompted me to write this post. I love history, especially learning about vintage make up, and beauty products. Upon arriving home I of course had to test …

My Top 15 Vintage Films

My Top 15 Vintage Films - Miss Charlotte Cake

I love watching old vintage films… there is nothing more relaxing to me than curling up with a cup of tea and a good Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe or Humphrey Bogart film. My favourites include comedies, horrors, mystery films and of course, anything directed by Alfred Hitchcock. I have this …