The weather here in Sydney, Australia has begun to cool down and it’s time to start layering. For me, this is a new way of styling.
For many years I’ve opted for oversized and shapeless garments that held no flattering qualities whatsoever. This year I am learning, taking little steps to showcase my body in ways that are vintage, retro and yet still practical.

I can simplify this down to adding soft, fine knits to my outfit and adding layers under tops to keep the chill at bay! I am living in this simply, yet ever so versatile bolero from plus-size retailer City Chic. It’s long sleeves and cropped style mean it works well over my full dresses, but it can easily be worn with a top or peplum over jeans or skirts.

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10 minutes with Cherry Dollface


A number of weeks ago, I was nervous as hell as Jacob and I parked the car. I was about to step into a session with Cherry Dollface and learn new tips and tricks.
But the girls at Catfight Collections had given me the best news ever: that I got to hang with the lady herself while she ate dinner and ask her a miriad of questions.
It was a dream come true, but what does one ask a Youtube and pinup sensation with 10 minutes? I thought long and hard about what I wanted to ask and she was a true doll, answering them all with her gorgeous attitude!

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On the Prowl.


A few weeks ago, I took a weekend off and Jacob and I had a long weekend up in Newcastle.
It was my first time to the area, so I really enjoyed playing tourist for awhile, shopping up a storm (more on that in another blog post!) and hanging out at pinup events.

The weekend was the perfect excuse to wear some beautiful dresses and take a few shots to share with you. This dress is one I have been in love with since the beginning of my journey into retro. Her name is Heidi and she’s a Pinup Couture design. The Heidi is one of the most popular dresses I have ever seen & for good reason: the cut is gorgeous, the fabric selections are amazing and who can deny such a flattering cut on any body shape? My first Heidi was naturally going to be leopard print. I have a small obsession with this print. Well, anything leopard actually. It was love at first sight and I bought it straight away.
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Head up, smile.

Without a description, this blog post would be shots that feature me, walking around in a large crowd, with a smile that could be seen as nervous, scared, or even proud.
And sure, that is exactly what they are. But to me, these images hold an experience that ‘flicked the switch’ in my mind. The switch that told me I was on the right track and that the track was taking me to where I wanted to be, right now. They told me that my body was beautiful, that I was a modern pinup, that I was confident and radiant.

My hiatus from Closet Confessions has been for a number of reasons that have me feeling like I am out of breath. But those can wait for another time. This post is a story of how a little dream became a reality in the town of Kurri Kurri, in New South Wales.

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plus size vintage, plus size 1950s, 1950s, modern vintage, plus size 1950s modern, rockabilly, rockabella, plus size rockabilly, plus size rockabella, closet confessions, closet confessions blog, plus size, plus size fashion, plus size pin up, pinup, curvy pinup, plus size pinup, pinup fan, plussize curvy pinup, fat pinup, pinup couture, pinup girl clothing, PUG, plus size PUG, plus size pinup couture, plus size pinup girl clothingMy love affair with Pinup Couture continues with the welcoming of the Netti dress.

She’s bright, bold and fun and her print is super sweet – little cats chasing balls of string!

Accented by a wavy red border, Netti is a new colour for me and something I am getting used to. Read the full post »