The Pinup Platoon:
Miss Victory Violet
In association with Erstwilder, Mumpty has run a feature entitled “The Pinup Platoon” throughout the month of March, featuring interviews with all ten Miss Pinup NZ 2015 finalists.
Now is the time to interview the reigning Miss Pinup NZ 2014, Miss Victory Violet! Ella (Miss Victory Violet) is a finalist in the upcoming Miss Viva Las Vegas Pinup Competition and so she has kindly answered the same questions as the Miss Pinup girls, but they relate to the Miss Viva Las Vegas competition.
AND don’t forget, there are only a couple more days to be in to 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 Victory Violet.
Miss Victory Violet …
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: The first things that come to mind are the ones that have real sentimental value. When my Nana died, I inherited all her gloves as I was the only one with hands small enough to fit them! I love wearing them and knowing they were hers … she was teeny tiny – I think about 5′ 1″ – so I would never have fitted anything else of hers!
Another item is my Bettie Page Captains Swing Dress which I bought at the Bettie Page store in Las Vegas the day we arrived there two years ago. I wore it that night when Matt and I went for dinner and a show and that was the night Matt popped the big question!
How is your preparation for the Viva Las Vegas competition coming along?
A: Preparation is going well … I am just gathering up the last few accessories for my outfit on stage and getting some flyers designed and printed for the day. There’s not as much preparation needed as the Miss Pinup NZ competition which is a bit of a blessing!
If you were to win Miss Viva Las Vegas 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’ll be in Vegas so who knows what the night could bring! Maybe a limo ride, definitely some celebratory champagne and of course a lot of Instagramming!
What is your most favourite item in your pinup kit, and why?
A: I love primers … I feel like they make or break my makeup application! At the moment I’m loving the Benefit Porefessional Primer.
And last, but certainly not least …
What are you most hoping to get out of the Miss Viva Las Vegas 2015 experience?
A: Just to have fun, meet some fabulous people and get up on stage feeling confident! I said to myself last year that if I won Miss Pinup New Zealand, I would enter Miss Viva Las Vegas.
I don’t know if there has ever been a finalist from New Zealand before but I’d love to bring the crown home to our little country!
Thank you so much Miss Victory Violet – I hope you’re having an amazing time on your long-awaited honeymoon – best of luck with your aspirations to bring home the Miss Viva Las Vegas 2015 crown to NZ!
Soooo … if you are reading this and you just happen to be attending the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, be sure to vote for Miss Victory Violet … votes can be cast at the car show.
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 Miss Pinup NZ 2015 finalists, click here.
Cin cin darlings …