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 Soda Fontaine.
Soooo … without further ado; meet the first gorgeous pinup in our Pinup Platoon – Miss Pinup NZ Finalist for 2015:
Soda Fontaine …
Tell me something interesting about yourself most people won’t already know.
A: This is a hard one! Hmm … I’m actually quite a shy person, but my love for pinup and burlesque has really made me get myself out there, network and challenge myself. I’m really proud that I pushed aside my fears and pursued what I love.
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: If my favourite pinup dresses could talk, they would tell you all about my travel adventures … I love to travel! I have visited 17 countries so far and I definitely plan on increasing that number.
My dresses would mostly talk about America though – I have visited the USA six times so far and been to seven states.
One story they would tell was how my BFF and I road-tripped from Los Angeles to San Francisco so I could get my first tattoo from one of my favourite tattoo shops called Spider Murpheys. I’m not going to lie, the tattoo really hurt but it was so worth it!
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: It’s going really well. There are only a couple of accessories I still need to buy. I managed to keep on-track by keeping a diary of what I need for each outfit and what I require for my talent.
I’ve really enjoyed the process of planning everything out. A little teaser huh … well I am not willing to give away too much but I will say that Honey L’Amour is working on my beach outfit and I am so excited to see the end result.
If you could pick a theme song to walk onto the Miss Pinup stage to, what would it be?
A: -I love alternative rock music but I don’t think any of those kind of songs would be fitting. But I also love Katy Perry, so I would have to say her song “Roar.” It’s not my top favourite Katy song, but it makes a great “I can take on anything” theme song 🙂
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) Take my crown on a road trip, Instagramming my antics all the way!
What is your most favourite item in your pinup kit, and why?
A: My Magic Ink liquid eyeliner from Benefit Cosmetics. It’s so easy to use and it doesn’t rub off during the day. Plus I just love having cat eyes.
And last, but certainly not least …
What are you most hoping to get out of the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 experience?
A: To feel proud that I did my best and to feel a sense of accomplishment. Also hoping it will allow more doors to open for me. I just can’t wait for the whole VVDO/Miss Pinup weekend. It’s going to be the best experience 🙂
Thank you so much Soda Fontaine – 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 Soda Fontaine 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll see what they can do!
To read Mumpty’s interviews with the other Miss Pinup NZ 2015 finalists, click here.
Cin cin darlings …