Welcome to this post which may become a regular series, I thought I’d introduce you all to some fabulous pinup/vintage ladies who have become my friends!
Today I want to introduce one of my ‘Pinup Pals’ from Wellington, Miss Pixie Dust! Pixie is such a gorgeous, funny and sassy babe! We see each other at almost all of the events we Wellington Pinups hold and she is also a frequent customer of my shop. I love being able to alter and make clothing for her, as it’s someone who dresses similarly to me but has her own style, and what a style! I absolutely love it when she comes in with new vintage goodies for me to adjust!
Miss Pixie Dust is also a finalist for Miss Pinup New Zealand 2016! So exciting! She’s also the only entrant from the Wellington region so we are all rooting for her. You can vote for her as Miss Publicity here.
Here are some quick questions so you can get to know her better!
Where were you born?
I was born in Germany
What do you do?
I’m a Therapist in mental health and before that I used to work as a Social Worker. One of my passions is working with adolescents.
When did you first become interested in the pinup/vintage style?/Why were you drawn to the style?
I’ve always been drawn to the 40s and 50s era, mainly because it connects me with my grandmother who lives trough World War II. I remember watching Classic movies with my nana on Sunday afternoons and listening to her telling me stories about her experiences of the war. I’m in love with the fashion of this era, too- especially the workwear and teddy girl style.
I adore Pixie in her workwear styles!
What do you like about being a Wellington Pinup?
What I love most about being a Wellington pinup are the relationships I’ve formed with the gorgeous women in our wee community. The other thing would be the freedom of self-expression it gives me.
Why did you decide to enter Miss Pinup New Zealand?
Entering miss Pinup NZ was another way of challenging myself to do something outside of my comfort zone. I had encouragement from my friends to give it a go and I enjoy bringing my quirky personality out to play! My day job is about empowering people to live a fulfilled and content life- to do things that make them happy and feeds their souls. I guess I should practice what I preach smile emoticon
What would you tell to someone who is interested or starting out with dressing pinup/vintage?
Find out what works for you, celebrate your individuality and tag along to one of out meet-ups. Everyone is welcome!!
So there she is! Do please remember to vote for her as Miss Publicity and check out the other contestants too!
You can (do it) follow Pixie on Facebook here
And (highly recommended) on instagram: @mspixiedust
Hope you enjoyed this, I’d like to continue this and make it fortnight or monthly so you can meet all my friends!