The secret language of fans …

The secret language of fans ... Did you know that during Victorian times, when fans were a much more frequently used accessory than they are today, the way they were positioned and used to accentuate gestures actually conveyed emotions and represented hidden meanings? It's a fascinating and kind of romantic thing really - in fact, … Continue reading The secret language of fans …

In the audience at Dirty Martini …

In the audience at Miss Dirty Martini ... Wow ... for once, Mumpty is nearly speechless!  ** Warning** pic-heavy post - but when it comes to burlesque, those are the best posts right?!  For the record, all images in this post were taken by the truly marvellous, burlesque photographer extraordinaire, David Rowe from David Rowe … Continue reading In the audience at Dirty Martini …

Sartorial secrets: Fancifora Foxglove

Sartorial Secrets: behind the scenes at Miss Pinup NZ 2015 ... Fancifora Foxglove Now that the Big Day (aka the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 competition!) has been and gone, I thought it would be really nice for some of the contestants to tell us the stories behind their clothing and accessory choices.  I don't know … Continue reading Sartorial secrets: Fancifora Foxglove

The Sartorial Secrets interviews …

The Sartorial Secrets interviews ... Click the names of the ten finalists for Miss Pinup NZ 2015 below to be taken to their individual "Sartorial Secrets" interviews.  To find out the story behind the Sartorial Secrets series, click here. Fancifora Foxglove Bettie Rage Madam Rou Enjoy ...    

Mumpty’s fictitious evening out … in pics

Mumpty's (slightly fictitious) evening out ... in pictures Recently Mumpty had an epic evening out ... because she is so tired after such a busy night, she decided to show you what happened in pictures. It went a little like this: She wore ... the Pinup Girl Clothing Gilda gown in burgundy, with ... the Pinup … Continue reading Mumpty’s fictitious evening out … in pics

When Mumpty met Dirty

When Mumpty met Dirty ... It's not often that an international burlesque performer of Dirty Martini's calibre shimmies her way into town, so when I heard she was coming to Glamilton I signed up for the "Meet'n 'Greet" with a squeal!  And whilst I was there, I must admit, I behaved much like a groupie … Continue reading When Mumpty met Dirty

Mumpty’s VVDO experience …

Mumpty's VVDO experience ... Wow - what a blast!  This year was the first time I had attended the Very Vintage Day Out - you could say I was a VVDO Virgin!  Anyway ... I will most certainly be back next year - I had a brilliant time! I met some incredible people whom I've only … Continue reading Mumpty’s VVDO experience …

Congratulations to Miss Pinup NZ 2015

Congratulations to Miss Pinup NZ 2015 ... Bettie Rage Congratulations Anjel - awesome effort and soooo incredibly well-deserved! Miss Pinup NZ 2015 was the first pinup pageant I have attended in person, and OMG - it was so exciting!  I am going to do a post about it later in the week (including the whole … Continue reading Congratulations to Miss Pinup NZ 2015

One the eve of Miss Pinup NZ 2015

On the eve of Miss Pinup NZ 2015 ... Well ... here we are on the eve of the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 Pinup Competition ... a much-anticipated event for many, many vintage and pinup fans in New Zealand.  I, for one, CANNOT WAIT until tomorrow at 4.30pm when the pageant kicks off.  It's the … Continue reading One the eve of Miss Pinup NZ 2015

When Mumpty met Joanne Gair

When Mumpty finally met Kiwi Jo (Joanne Gair) ... Joanne Gair is an uuber-talented, fabulous woman whom I feel doesn't get NEARLY enough credit in New Zealand for her incredible career.  She is a world-renowned makeup artist; she's acknowledged as the world's leading body paint artist and she's also a fine artist who dabbles successfully in … Continue reading When Mumpty met Joanne Gair