Pinup Platoon: Dariel Dearlove

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 Dariel Dearlove.


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

Dariel Dearlove …

Image by Ginny C Photography

Question one:
Tell me something interesting about yourself most people won’t already know.
A: I am a dressage rider and have trained and competed up to advanced level on a national level.

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: I have a pearl necklace with a diamante skull pendant which I love.  I wore it the night I met my husband and he says that it was one of the first things that caught his eye.  It really does stand out and it says “I’m a bit of a punk but still a lady.”

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:  At this stage I am feeling rather organised – I have bought all my fabrics and I have started sewing my outfits which is what I love to do and what I am good at, so for me the pressure has not really kicked in yet.

I did have one minor setback early on when my main prop for my talent section broke! It has taken a rather long time to get a new one sent out so that did put me a little on edge, but it’s all sorted now.  As for offering any teasers, all I will say is my talent sure is a CRACKER !

Question four:
If you could pick a theme song to walk onto the Miss Pinup stage to, what would it be?
A:  “Puttin’ On the Ritz” by Fred Astaire.

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:  Celebratory drinks would definitely be in order straight afterwards! Then I think the tiara will stay firmly on my head for some time! Who knows … I may even wear it to work at the Quarry!!

Question six:
What is your most favourite item in your pinup kit, and why?
A:  Definitely my XO Beauty false lashes, they are sooooo comfy and natural feeling! I wear them everyday without fail!

And last, but certainly not least …

Question seven:
What are you most hoping to get out of the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 experience?
A: When I decided to enter MPUNZ I was hoping for a challenge and an opportunity to step outside my comfort zone and do something unlike anything I’ve done before. So far the experience has definitely done that for me and I look forward to what lies ahead.

Image by Karina Casement

Thank you so much Dariel – 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 Dariel Dearlove for Miss Publicity, you can do so by clicking here.

To read Mumpty’s interviews with the other Miss Pinup NZ finalists for 2016, click here.

Mumpty has not one, not two, but 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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