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…

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.…

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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.

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Styling Vintage Brooches with Velvet Decollete

Let’s face it, sometimes wearing vintage brooches makes you feel like your nana ( knit twin-set, sensible heels, brooch on the left shoulder – you know what I mean ). The problem is we all habitually know where a brooch goes,…

On the Wire With – Miss Scarlet in the Ballroom

I got chatting with lovely Sylvanna Yukich. She’s the mega talented gal behind Miss Scarlet in the Ballroom. Picture those gorgeous vintage style mannequin heads in shop windows adorned with feathered hats, furs and jewellery. These beauties would style the clothing…

The Pumpkin Frock – My Halloween Unicorn Dress

I have always been on the lookout for deep orange clothing – this is exactly why I decided to have my dream dress made… The Pumpkin Frock. Unicorn (in relation to clothing) – ‘a highly prized, and hard to come…

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Besame Perfume Review – Decades of Fragrance

The Besame ‘Decades of Fragrance’ set is based on familiar ingredients from each period ranging from the 1910’s right through to the 1960’s. This collection is a real treat; as well as six different fragrances; each petite roller ball perfume comes complete with…

Pearls Are Always Appropriate

^^ That’s a famous quote by Jackie Kennedy and it speaks to me immensely, so I knew I had to use it in this post about pearls. Isn’t it perfect?  I wear pearls most days; they are pretty much my go-to…

Retro Addiction – Auckland’s Retro Fix

I can safely say (and I’m sure everyone who has been there will agree with me) that Retro Addiction is Auckland’s retro fix. The best place for a diverse range of retro wares – their prices are unbeatable, a rare…

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Concert Review: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox After the band’s sold out New Zealand tour last year, Postmodern Jukebox returned to our shores to present a 7 show tour across our great nation, culminating in a show in Auckland at the Aotea Centre. With…

Postmodern Jukebox Interview: 2016 NZ Tour

An Interview with Postmodern Jukebox’s Adam Kubota By Carl Ewen (MoBro.co.nz) Following their sold-out 2015 Australia/NZ tour and after the demand of their passionate New Zealand fan base, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox are back in New Zealand this week for…

A Vintage Black Gown by Colin Cole – My Outfit for Dita Von …

It’s not often one gets to dress up in a gorgeous Colin Cole vintage gown, so when I had the chance to fly over to Sydney and see Dita von Teese perform I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity. …


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