Pretty Things #11

Sometimes you get in a mood where nothing but black will do. This week’s Pretty Things List focuses on the blacker side of pinup style.

Starting with Australian retailers, you can pick up the perfect black swing skirt from Ms Katt’s Kustom House.  Made from luxurious taffeta, this skirt includes built in layers of net for ultimate fullness.  The perfect 1950s New Look silhouette for a great price, this swing skirt is available in sizes S to 3XL for AU$125.


If you’d prefer a dress, one that’s great value for money is the Lindy Bop “Daria”, available from Gwynnie’s Emporium for AU$75.  The Daria features a scalloped neckline, matching belt, flared skirt and hidden side zip.  Made from medium weight cotton, it’s a good option for those of us living in the tropics and subtropics.  The Daria is available is UK sizes 8 to 22, with the size 8 fitting a 32 inch bust and 26 inch waist, and the size 22 fitting a 46 inch bust and a 40 inch waist.


Your outfit wouldn’t be complete without a great pair of shoes, and these winged beauties will have everyone looking on with envy.  The “Night Stalker” from Iron Fist is made from vegan suede with vinyl wings and is available for purchase in Australia from Berserk.  In Australian sizes 4 to 10, these are AU$95.


Feeling bold?  You can darken down your makeup by adding a matte black lip courtesy of Jeffree Star cosmetics’ “Weirdo” liquid lipstick.  100% vegan and cruelty free, you can get this lip colour for AU$29 from Tragic Beautiful.


Decided on that lovely black taffeta skirt from Ms Katt’s Kustom House and want an equally lovely top to go with it?  The 3/4 sleeved “Terri” lycra top from Heart of Haute is cut to order and features a wide V neckline and lightly gathered bust.  Perfect for the cooler weather, it retails for US$40 in sizes XS to 2X (XS fits a 31-32 inch bust and a 24-25 inch waist, while 2X fits a 46-48 inch bust and a 37-39 inch waist).


And finally on this list of “pretty things” is my pretty little cat, Geisha.  Ok, so she’s only half black, but isn’t she just gorgeous?  🙂


What colour are you in the mood for at the moment?


About Vera Gin

A pinup/vintage/retro style fan from sunny Queensland, Australia.
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2 Responses to Pretty Things #11

  1. Camilla says:

    Sorry I’ve never been a big fan of black, give me all the reds and pinks please! 🙂

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  2. Vera Gin says:

    Lol that’s all good – I know I certainly wear a lot more colour these days than I did even a year or two ago 🙂


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