Dutch Pinup Girl that was born in the wrong time. Lover of fifties and fourties vintage and reproduction clothing, with a slight dress addiction. Taking on the world with petticoats, red lipstick and pretty dresses.
You might remember Voodoo Vixen doing a collaboration with Rachel Jensen last year. Many people missed out on this amazing collection so Voodoo Vixen is bringing back the most lusted after piece, the Lola dress in their full size range up to 4XL and not only that, soon there will be a red colourway available!! We love you Voodoo Vixen!!
So I surely didn’t want to miss out this year and snatched one! So in that days last rays of Spanish sun I decided to shoot this amazing dress.
I am such a sucker for tartan, and especially green tartan, so to me this dress is what dreams are made of. The Lola dress comes with a detachable fake-fur collar and is just as gorgeous with or without. It has a typical 1940s cut which could mean you need to size up from your regular size or check the size chart very well!
This is not a typical swingdress, it has a tight fitting bodace and the skirt flares out slowly, meaning less space for your tummy. I wore a shaper under this dress to take away all the lumps and bumps.
Can we just talk about the skirt for a while?? I am 1.80m or 5.9″ and the skirt falls quite far OVER my knees! Hallelujah!! This dress fulfills all my long legged needs!
With or without the fake-fur collar, the bodice is absolutely stunning, being big boobed, the pleats formed no problem and provided with enough space for my tata’s.
Needless to say I am absolutely in love with this dress and I can’t wait for the weather here in Spain to cool down enough to be able to wear it!
So be quick and snatch yourself one of these beauties, I swear you won’t regret it!
Today I review a little pearl of a dress for you! I love getting to know new brands and my first experience with Dolly and Dotty has been great! Dolly and Dotty is a UK based brand that is very budget friendly, good quality and delivers gorgeous dresses world-wide. I had the chance to review the Lilian dress in blue polkadot and I am really impressed!
I wear my usual size 14 in this dress and it fits like a charm. Made of cotton with a little bit of elastane it has a good stretch, making the dress fit well in all the right places. The immediate eye catcher is the bow-like bust that contrasts with the polkadot print, giving some extra emphasis on the bust. This design is something that I hadn’t seen before in other brands.
Unique is that the Lilian dress comes with two different fabric belts. One in white and one in the polkadot print, so you can decide which one you like best. I must say that both are equally lovely, depending on the way you accessorise the dress.
Something that you might not immediately notice but might just be my favourite feature on this dress is the little upright collar. It reminds me very much of the collar on the Royal blue dress Marilyn Monroe wears as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen prefer blondes.
In these pictures I paired the dress with a petticoat but because the circle skirt is very wide and will accomodate any size petticoat, it also looks full and pretty without.
The Lilian dress comes in many different prints and retails for £34,99 but is currently on sale for £14,99. Go to www.dollyanddotty.co.uk and get your hands on one of these before they run out!
If there is any brand that is super supportive of bloggers it is Voodoo Vixen. In the past I have reviewed quite some items and even got invited to be a VIP at London Edge. (click to read all about this) Today I will review an amazing dress from their new AW16 collection.
The poppy dress is a typical Miss Ginger dress, since I am a sucker for floral dresses, especially in these tones, red, grey, white and black. The print has some beautiful red lilacs and wild roses paired with black and grey leaves. The white background really makes the print pop!
As with every Voodoo Vixen dress I own, the fabric is great quality. It has a lovely stretch, is comfortable and soft. The black details on the bustline, the fake collar and button give a great shape to the neckline. The poppy dress is paired with a fabric black belt to accentuate your waist. I have paired my dress with a triple rose hairpiece that I made myself.
The new Voodoo Vixen collection is online now, get your hands on this pretty dress soon, because I have the feeling it will be a very popular style! ❤️
If you are familiar with vintage reproduction clothing, it’s impossible not to know Pinup Girl Clothing, or as the junkies like me call it, PUG. In the past I have written a blogpost about their absolutely amazing and masterpiece the Monica Dress, which is an absolute musthave for EVERY woman, and shared my love for PUG.
Another classic is the Jenny Dress. This amazing boned, flaring, figure enhancing, twirly dress with its metres and metres of fabric is one of PUGs steady designs that come out every season in different colors and prints. I myself have some of these amazing dresses and they are fabulous.
At $141 they don’t come cheap, like any other PUG item, but they are absolutely worth the investment. The Jenny dress has a sturdy bodice that is boned to give you a beautiful bust-line and a cinched waist and flares out in an amazing full swing skirt with metres and metres of high quality cotton that breathes and shapes after you. Also without petticoat, this dress looks full and twirly. The straps on the bust are adjustable, accommodating every type of bust, wether you are large chested or small chested.
The Jenny Dress really has a cult status and is one of the classic styles PUG offers, bringing out limited editions every season. There are definitely some styles that are on my wishlist and I know there is always more to come! Keep your eyes out on their website for limited editions and snag yourself one of these beauties. You won’t regret it.
Today I would like to review a dress for you. One that my sister gave to me as a present. It is one of those dresses that on pictures in webshops doesn’t come across as awesome as it is, I had seen this dress before in webshops, but it never caught my attention, but when I opened the box it came in… ❤ I loved it right away!
Hearts and Roses London is a great budget brand, with good quality dresses. A lot of their dresses have this little rim of black tulle on the end of the skirts. It is a bit like their trademark. The pink floral wrap collar dress has a beautiful fit, is comfortable and the flower print is so pretty!
Normally I am not a huge fan of sleeveless dresses because they can sometimes show some of your bra through the arm holes, but this dress doesn’t. It doesn’t come with the belt I wear with it, I just like the extra waist definition.
I wear the dress with my Hell Bunny petticoat, because it gives me this extra poof, but it also looks great without, for days you don’t feel like wearing one, or when it is too hot. Don’t you just LOVE the hibiscus print? The little touches of pink make the dress stand out without being too bold.
Unexpectedly so, today was a very special day for me. Whilst I was out with my mother, we came across the 70th anniversary of the liberation in WWII of the city we were in, and found ourselves amides old army trucks, beautiful vintage cars and most beautiful of all, American veterans that have fought to liberate our country. Because I looked so vintage, the veterans came up to me and wanted to make a picture with me, telling me I remembered them of the girls back then. It was so special for me, meeting the brave men that have risked their lives for our freedom. I felt very honored to speak with them and shake their hands.
Today I review one of my favorite Collectif Clothing outfits. I bought it quite recently, after having been gazing at this skirt and top for a long time and boy am I glad I did!
This combination of the Liesel skirt and the Dolores top is so comfortable and makes me feel so cute! The full circle skirt is made of a beautiful and good quality fabric, that falls beautifully when you walk. It looks even better with a gorgeous black or white petticoat underneath, but since it is almost 40 degrees celsius out here today and I don’t want to melt, I left my petticoat in the Netherlands. The skirt has two very cute little bows in the front where the inside buttons are, making it look as if the suspenders where tied with ribbons.
By the way, I was quite hesitant to buy this skirt since I though the suspenders wouldn’t look good with a fuller bust. I went ahead and bought it anyway, since you can detach the suspenders, leaving you with a traditional full circle skirt. The suspenders are very smartly provided with two buttonholes, making it ideal to adapt to your bust size and making it able to either tie the suspenders straight over your back or cross them, like I like to do.
Don’t you just love the look of the Dolores top? I absolutely adore the shape of the bustline and how comfortable it is. You by now after reading my previous reviews must know my love for the Dolores dress, and adding this top to my collection was a definite must! Just like with the dresses the top has the two cute elastic buttons and elastic sleeves to secure them in place. The top has a zipper on the side that makes the top be beautifully snug around your tummy and bust.
So what do you think? I love the combination of these two, but how would you combine them?