Pinup: I’m in Ivy Magazine #9 – Gals at Work!

I’ve already plastered social media with the news, but why stop there? I’m in Issue #9 of Ivy Magazine, the “Gals at Work” issue under the name “Kali the Cat.” Yeah, that was for Elizabeth Taylor. This wonderful edition is full of beautiful pinup models photographed by some of the most talented artists in the industry. You can order your copy via Amazon.com – and it’s on sale! Mine arrived at my door in less than three days. Look for the Veronica Virgo cover!

Ivy Magazine #9

Ivy Magazine #9

My favorite shot from last year’s photo shoot with Holly West is in this one. I’m wearing my trusty Deadly Dames Film Noir dress in a 1930s Ford sedan. My hair and makeup are by the incomparable Rockwell DeVil.

Stay tuned for more pinup-related announcements in the future! My blog like page on Facebook is a good place to keep up with all the fun!

Questions and answers about Pinup Couture and Mode Merr Peasant Tops

People have asked about Pinup Girl Clothing’s new peasant tops, and I’m here to oblige them. All the answers you crave after the jump!

White peasant top by Pinup Couture

White peasant top by Pinup Couture

White peasant top by Pinup Couture: back

White peasant top by Pinup Couture: back

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Guest Post: Trashy Diva Apple Pie Dress for Betty Le BonBon!

Trashy Diva Apple Pie Dress

Trashy Diva Apple Pie Dress

This week I’m a guest writer at Jasmine’s wonderful Betty Le BonBon blog, reviewing the Apple Pie dress from one of my favorite vintage reproduction brands, Trashy Diva!

Check out the review, and Jasmine’s great fashion and lifestyle blog, here!

Makeup on Monday: Too Faced Bulletproof Brows

After a run of good luck with the Anastasia brow powder and setting gel, I started craving something different. My Anastasia powders were getting gooey and hard to use and the color was a little too warm for me, so I gave Bulletproof Brows by Too Faced a try.

Too Faced Bulletproof Brows

Too Faced Bulletproof Brows.

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February in Paris with Bernie Dexter

Bernie Dexter Paris dress - turquoise floral

Bernie Dexter Paris dress – turquoise floral

I’ve had my eye on Bernie Dexter‘s Paris dress for a while now. It’s a beautiful early 1960s-style sundress with a ruched bust panel and semi-circle skirt that comes in a variety of beautiful prints. I first admired the Paris in the pink blossom print – a springy cherry theme – but soon fell in love with the turquoise and rose fabric style as well.

In addition to their beauty, Bernie’s made-in-USA pieces are also high quality. They’re not cheap, which means I usually wait until they’re on some sort of sale. Luckily, I happened upon both of my favorite Paris fabricways on mark down this month! The pink blossom Paris was on clearance at BernieDexter.com while the turquoise floral was 20% off in the Unique Vintage Presidents’ Day sale. Since the beautiful Bernie Dexter Veronique dress in the blush cabbage rose print was on extra mark down at Unique Vintage, I picked it up too!

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Makeup on Monday: Blush by NARS and BeneFit

I’m seriously not one of those people who has five bazillion blushes in my Mary Poppins Makeup Bag. I use a grand total of two on a regular basis, one of which is a very common staple product  (NARS blush in Orgasm) and one of which most people probably use for contouring (BeneFit’s Dallas powder).

NARS blush in Orgasm

NARS blush in Orgasm

The NARS Orgasm is an obvious choice because it’s a pretty, neutral peachy-pink that looks good on everyone. It’s natural and delicate.

Dallas pressed powder by BeneFit

Dallas pressed powder by BeneFit

Dallas, like many of the BeneFit pressed powders, defies categorization. It’s too rosy to be a proper bronzer, it’s a little dark to be a crowd-favorite blush, and it’s got too much color to be your average foundation-setting pressed powder.

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Bernie Dexter’s Sweetheart dress in doily print

Bernie Dexter Sweetheart Dress

Bernie Dexter Sweetheart Dress

I’m a sucker for fussy floral stuff. I’m not exactly Chintz Nation, but you give me a black dress covered in doily-decked pink and yellow nosegays and I’m in the clouds. We’re talking Bespinian proportions here, probably because nosegays and doilies remind me of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. So when I first saw Bernie Dexter’s fabulous Sweetheart dress in the floral doily print, I just about died.

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Modcloth Uniquely You Challenge: Evening of Extravagance

Modcloth has developed such a beautiful selection of vintage-inspired, straight- and plus-sized fashions in the last few years that they’ve become a one-stop-shop for anyone looking for a taste of top brands and accessories in the category. This week, they invited me to take part in their Polyvore “Uniquely You” Challenge, an opportunity to build an outfit around a piece selected by Modcloth. The dress I got was the “Evening of Extravagance” black lace dress, one of this week’s featured items on the site.

Uniquely You Challenge - Modcloth

Ankle wrap pumps
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Evening purse
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Sports ring
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Rosette necklace
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The delicate black lace overlay is very reminiscent of the 1950s – a look I love! Since it’s lunar new year and almost Valentine’s Day, I went with red and gold accessories, including a beautiful rose necklace and golden velvet bow clutch.