Pinup Platoon: Bettie Rage

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Phil Bailey Photography|HMUA: Bettie Rage |Siren Dress: Couture by Honey L’Amour

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In association with Erstwilder, Mumpty is running a feature entitled The Pinup Platoon during the month of March.  The Pinup Platoon features interviews with all ten Miss Pinup NZ 2015 finalists, together with some other exciting content on the off-days. AND … we have a fabulous competition where you can win one of two highly-sought-after and now sold out, Erstwilder Flamboyant Flamingo Fair necklaces – to find out all about it, see the details at the end of this interview with the fabulous Bettie Rage.

Sooooo … without further ado; meet the next gorgeous pinup in The Pinup Platoon – Miss Pinup NZ Finalist for 2015:

Bettie Rage …

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A J Photography |Hair: Lady Bonnet Locks | MUA: Mathias Ryder | Dress: Montage Fashion | Shoes: Cindy Heels | Direction/Styling: Venus Starr

Question one:
Tell me something interesting about yourself most people won’t already know.
A:  I have a Communications degree from the University of Waikato 🙂

Question two:
Think about your favourite outfit; your favourite pair of shoes; your favourite suspender belt … whatever!  If that particular item in your pinup kit could talk, what story do you think it would be most likely to tell?
A:  A wiggle dress or skirt: I put the wiggle in her walk and the giggle in her talk and make ’em do a double-take!

Question three:
How is your preparation for the Miss Pinup NZ competition coming along?  Would you like to offer our readers any “teasers” with regard to your particular talent or your outfits for Miss Pinup NZ?
A:  Full on!  Ooo a teaser huh … many NZ-made items and original vintage – and you’ll have to come to VVDO to see for yourself 😛

Question four:
If you could pick a theme song to walk onto the Miss Pinup stage to, what would it be?
A:  “21st Century Bettie Page” by Jack Rabbit Slim.

Question five:
If  you were to win Miss Pinup NZ 2015, how would you most likely celebrate your win from the options below:

a) I’d guzzle champagne through a gold-plated straw and get lightheaded and dizzy with all my friends.
b) Crank up the music and dance like crazy.
c) Enlist a flashmob and dance through the streets wearing your Miss Pinup NZ crown.
d) Take your crown on a road trip, Instagramming your antics all the way!
e) Go to a karaoke bar and sing your own praises.
f) Other (please specify!)
A:  D and B mashed together!  Many, many OOTD posts with a LOT of dancing and instawhammy posts … Tiaras go with everything right?!

Question six:
What is your most favourite item in your pinup kit, and why?
A:  This is a toughy!  My trusty liquid eye liner – the bigger the wings, the better.  It’s like magic and as soon as I have my wings on, I know I can take on the world and feel like my true self.

And last, but certainly not least …

Question seven:
What are you most hoping to get out of the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 experience?
A:  I lie … THIS is the tough question!

Hanging out with some of the most amazing women I have ever met and sharing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with them.

I hope to show that being your absolute self is the best way to be a Pinup. The particular things that make you who you are will help to make you a unique Pinup – especially in a time when the Pinup Culture is thriving!

I am also hoping to get my name and work further into the international scene, and to make a name for myself in the Pinup world.

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Still Shooting – Paul Nelson | HMUA: Bettie Rage

Thank you so much Bettie Rage – it’s been fantastic chatting with you – best of luck with your aspirations for Miss Pinup NZ 2015.

Don’t forget, if you want to vote for Bettie Rage for Miss Publicity – you can do so by clicking here.

Erstwilder have very generously given Mumpty not one, but TWO, highly-sought-after and sold out Flamboyant Flamingo Fair necklaces.  So get in quick – this will be your last chance to secure one of these gorgeous creations!

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To enter, complete the following steps:

1) Like MumptyStyle’s Facebook page here and share this post (don’t forget to make it public.)
2) Like the Erstwilder Facebook page here.
3) Sign up to Erstwilder’s newsletter here to be the first to learn about competitions and new designs.

To see Erstwilder’s existing designs, visit their website here.  There’s a list of stockists too, just in case you don’t win one of the Flamboyant Flamingo Fair necklaces – you need an Erstwilder in your life one way or another, right?!  If you are looking for something specific and can’t find it, you can e-mail and they’ll see if they can help out.

To read Mumpty’s interviews with the other Miss Pinup NZ 2015 finalists, click here.

And don’t forget to visit The Very Vintage Day Out 2015 website here and Facebook page here to find out about all the vintage and retro festivities over two fabulous days.

Cin cin darlings …

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