Monthly Archives: June 2016

How To: Styling Bettie Bangs

A few days ago I went and got a Bettie bangs style fringe cut.  For those who don’t know, Bettie bangs are named for the icon who made them famous: burlesque girl Bettie Page. Unlike other fringes, Bettie bangs curve … Continue reading

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Corsetry in the War Years 1939-1945

It is interesting that despite shortages of metal, rubber and fabric during the war years, corsets remained an essential part of women’s clothing ration. Indeed, corsets were advertised as being patriotic for several reasons: They gave women a shapely figure, … Continue reading

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Weekly Wardrobe: 20-26 June 2016

Tuesday Dress: Lady Vintage London Fur: Vintage Necklace: Vintage Petticoat: Malco Modes Shoes: Rivers Wednesday Cardigan: Wheels and Dollbaby Bustier (underneath): City Chic Skirt: Collectif Petticoat: Malco Modes Shoes: Rivers Thursday Dress: Hearts & Roses Cardigan: Banned Scarf: Your One … Continue reading

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Corsetry: Week Two

6 June 2016, Day One: Initial Measurements Measurement of natural, uncorseted waist: 100.4cm Measurement over corset: 96cm Wearing: size 30 corset (CS-411 in mesh) cms lost since starting (uncorseted): N/A cms lost since starting (corseted): N/A Difference between uncorseted and … Continue reading

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Pretty Things List #21

Seeing as the weather has turned cooler and rainy (at long last!) here in Queensland, this Pretty Things List focuses on coats and jackets. Starting with Australian retailers, you can pick up this gorgeous Hell Bunny “Elvira” coat from Aussie … Continue reading

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This Week in my Life: 13-19 June 2016

I’ve had a pretty good week, during which: I had two uni exams So…I got back from Cooly Rocks On late Sunday night, only to have to wake up early the next morning for a Terrestrial Botany exam!  Having spent … Continue reading

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Weekly Wardrobe: 13-19 June 2016

Monday Dress: Retrospec’d (Borrowed from my friend Miss Ally Cat) Earrings: Revere Folie Pearls: Vintage Shoes: BAIT Wednesday Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing Earrings: Revere Folie Necklace: Your One Stop Pinup Shop Shoes: BAIT Petticoat: Malco Modes Thursday Top: Pinup Girl … Continue reading

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