Pinup Platoon: Zigana Monroe

In association with  Moxie Mama Wear and Pinned on You, 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 2016 finalists, together with some other exciting content on the days where it’s not a contestant interview day.

AND … we have a competition where you can win not one, not two, but THREE fabulous prizes …  to find out all about it, see the details at the end of this interview with the wonderful Zigana Monroe.


Soon … without further ado; meet the fourth gorgeous pinup in our Pinup Platoon – Miss Pinup NZ Finalist for 2016:

Zigana Monroe …

Zigana_Monroe2Question one:
Tell me something interesting about yourself most people won’t already know.
A:  I have a BA degree in Psychology from Massey University.  I find the study of mind and behaviour fascinating and I would love to do more in the future.

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:   My favourite shoes by Betsey Johnson have been on this Pinup journey with me so far.  They are beautiful heels, made with blue satin, sparkles and bows, and the bottom of the shoe is covered in satin leopard print.

I wore them to my first Very Vintage Day Out where I discovered this amazing world of Pinup.

So I think the shoes would say they want to be a part of the legacy of the strong, intelligent, and beautiful inspiring women that we saw on stage that day.  Since then I wore them in my first Pinup pictures and I can’t wait to see where they will take me next.

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:  I am really enjoying the process of putting my ideas together. I have a Pinterest board and sketches of what I want to do for my outfits.  I also have many notes on my phone that I have been adding to when I have a creative brain wave.  

Hmmm should I be a tease?

My outfits will include some reproduction, vintage pieces, and some beautiful jewellery lent to me by my grandma (Micah).   My talent will incorporate some singing but you will have to come watch to know any more!

Question four:
If you could pick a theme song to walk onto the Miss Pinup stage to, what would it be?
A:  “It Depends On The Mood I’m In” by Jem and the Holograms.

I love it because it is about being who you want to be and dressing up how you want.  Jen was a 1980’s animated TV show, but it has had a lasting impression on 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:  I would probably sing and dance in my heels and tiara with a cider in hand, surrounded by new and old friends!

I love taking photos so there will probably be a few Instagram pics along the way.

Question six:
What is your most favourite item in your pinup kit, and why?
A:  High heeled shoes!

I am very short and I feel more confident and glamorous when I have a gorgeous pair of shoes to help me look a bit taller.   However, what I think is an essential in a pinup kit is bobby pins and pin curl clips.

A lot of ladies wear lipstick or even flicked eyeliner without looking pinup or vintage.  Vintage-style hair for me definitely makes the pinup look come together.

And last, but certainly not least …

Question seven:
What are you most hoping to get out of the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 experience?
A:   Most of all, I want to make some friends and get to know more people with similar interests.  I also love the journey as I can get creative and put together my vision of what I want to present at Miss Pinup New Zealand 2016.  

It was my goal to put an application forward to be considered for a spot in Miss Pinup NZ as I have always been a bit self-conscious and held myself back from some opportunities because of fear.

Now that I am in the competition it is a whole other level of courage, but I am going to give it my best shot and hopefully make my family, friends and myself proud.

Zigana_Monroe3Thank you so much Zigana – it’s been fantastic chatting with you – best of luck with your aspirations for Miss Pinup NZ 2016.

Don’t forget – if you want to vote for Zigana Monroe for Miss Publicity, you can do so by clicking here.

Mumpty has THREE gorgeous prizes from Moxie Mama Wear and Pinned on You to win … check them out: 


To enter, complete the following steps:

1) Like MumptyStyle’s Facebook page here.
2) Like the Moxie Mama Wear page here.
3) Like the Pinned on You Facebook page here.
4) Go to Moxie Mama Wear’s Instagram page (@moxiemamawear) and “heart” the picture of her logo. Use the #lovemoxiemamawear and you’re in to win both prizes!

I will make sure the draw is made and the winners receive their prize PRIOR to The Very Vintage Day Out – because, ya’ know, you might just want to wear it there!

To see Moxie Mama Wear’s beautiful range of pinup and rockabilly-styled clothing, visit the website here.   And if you just can’t find what you’re after, e-mail and Esme will see what she can do!

To pick out a little something Deer Arrow or Erstwilder to match, visit Pinned on You’s website here.   And same deal … if you can’t find the piece you’re after, e-mail and Adele will help you out.

Don’t forget to visit The Very Vintage Day Out 2016 website here and Facebook page here to find out about all the vintage and retro festivities over two fabulous days.

See you all there, looking frocked up and gorgeous darlings …





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