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 Miss Rouge.
Soooo … without further ado; meet the ninth gorgeous pinup in our Pinup Platoon – Miss Pinup NZ Finalist for 2015:
Miss Rouge …
Tell me something interesting about yourself most people won’t already know.
A: Well most people do know that I am candy-obsessed, but I’m not sure they know I’m also so “flip-my-lid” over the delicious taste of an ice cold Coca-cola! There is nothing like a picnic in the summer and an ice cold Coca-cola in my hand! I love it so much that when I’m travelling the world I always get a photo of me with a Coca-cola in each country!
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: Well, I am the lucky owner of a dress that was formerly Micheline Pitt’s but it is also vintage! I dream of the glamorous evening and events it went to. Isn’t that the fun of a vintage dress? The mystery behind it, who wore you? Where did you go? You really can let your imagination run wild! I’m sure besides Micheline, someone else very glamorous wore my dress!
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: Well darling I’d love to share it all with you because I’m so excited! But oh, I do love a surprise don’t you?
I can say that I think the lovely items I have chosen are a real reflection of me and my personality. I have a rule about what I wear and it’s that I have to LOVE it and I can honestly say everything I will be wearing I looooooooveeee !
If you could pick a theme song to walk onto the Miss Pinup stage to, what would it be?
A: This is kind of a funny one, also not really vintage! But nevertheless, you don’t choose what music moves you! I feel like this song empowers me at moments when I need a little pick-me-up or motivation to do something I want to but am terrified to do … it is: “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi.
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: Well golly Mumpty – all of these ideas sound great! Oh dear – you are giving me ideas! I think besides a few tears, a kiss for my dapper Gent, and of course hugging all of the lovely ladies, it’s hard to say. I’m a gal of mystery and I love that I don’t know! So I guess I’m looking forward to the mystery of it all!
What is your most favourite item in your pinup kit, and why?
A: Well now, I think most pinups would say their lipstick and well, I’m inclined to agree whole-heartedly with them! There is nothing like that perfect shade of lipstick that just somehow makes you feel complete. I’m going to add to that, a vintage compact, because a gal needs a mirror to apply that lippy and I don’t go anywhere without mine!
And last, but certainly not least …
What are you most hoping to get out of the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 experience?
A: Well now this is easy! A chance to meet other like-minded people and to make friends! It feels like our scene here is growing quickly and there are always new and exciting people to meet and go on adventures with!
Thank you so much Miss Rouge – 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 Miss Rouge 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.)
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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 …