Pinup Platoon: Agent Bluebelle

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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 Agent Bluebelle.

Soooo … without further ado; meet the next, super-glamorous pinup in our Pinup Platoon – Miss Pinup NZ Finalist for 2015:

Agent Bluebelle …

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Question one:
Tell me something interesting about yourself most people won’t already know.
A:  Hmmmm … something interesting about me that many people don’t know is that I have an identical twin sister who also loves vintage culture and has a business selling second hand clothing and organising events promoting other small businesses in Liverpool, England!  She is my inspiration 🙂

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:  One of my favourite pinup outfits (which sadly doesn’t fit at the moment!) is a rare and original 1940s ‘Patriotic’ play suit in red, white and blue stripes! It is actually an unfinished garment as there are no buttons, so it appears to be “deadstock” which means it has never been worn!  Likely American and has to be a project a housewife started for perhaps a Victory Day celebration but never got a chance to wear …

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:  Preparation is going slow … I am more of a spontaneous “last minute gal” but I do have a couple of outfits planned and they will all be original pre-1950s vintage 😉

I am still undecided about my talent section but it shall undoubtedly be something educational regarding the history of fashion/pinup!

Question four:
If you could pick a theme song to walk onto the Miss Pinup stage to, what would it be?
A:  Ooooooh this is a difficult one as there are soooooo many great songs!  Hmmmm I think it would be have to be “If You Knew Susie” …. all my friends say when they hear it, they immediately think of me!

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:  F – I would celebrate by hooking up an intravenous drip connected to my favourite GIN!  On a more serious note, I would be totally GOBSMACKED and probably pass out with all the excitement, only to come round having missed my own party … haha!

Question six:
What is your most favourite item in your pinup kit, and why?
A:  My most favourite item in my pinup “kit” would be the ability to raise my right eyebrow a la my favourite actress Vivien Leigh!  No that’s a silly response but it’s the one that first popped into my head …

More seriously, I think my most important “item(s)” would be my collection of original WW2 women’s uniforms, including an extremely rare Kiwi example!  These pieces are ingrained in history and provide a springboard to others for further study into Women’s roles in WW2 🙂

And last, but certainly not least …

Question seven:
What are you most hoping to get out of the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 experience?
A:  Gosh!  Just to absorb and digest every moment so I can revisit the memory bank when I am old and gray and savour the experience all over again!

Also to learn from the other contestants during the whole process, as everyone has their own pinup style and story to tell, so I hope to gain knowledge in areas that I am not so well-versed 🙂

Finally, to hopefully raise my profile within New Zealand and internationally!


Thank you so much Agent Bluebelle – 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 Agent Bluebelle 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 (make sure it’s 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?!  And if you just can’t find the piece you’re after, e-mail and they’ll see what they can do!

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

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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