Pinup Platoon: Miss Lola Turquoise

All images shot and edited by Miss Lola Turquoise herself!

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 Miss Lola Turquoise.


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

Miss Lola Turquoise …

Question one:
Tell me something interesting about yourself most people won’t already know.
A:  I have had many carnivorous plants over the years. Venus Fly Traps, sundews and pitcher plants.

I currently own a flourishing hanging pitcher plant (which are meant to be hard to grow) and I get great satisfaction in catching blowflies and feeding them to the pitchers!  Yes – I was one of those kids that used to catch flies and pull off their wings and legs – but everyone did that aye?

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 Rodbenders club jacket, which I got off an ex-club member.

My jacket has travelled around the countryside with me to car events.  It has been party to many a tall tale told and the odd misadventure!

As the saying goes;  “what goes on tour, stays on tour.”  Unless it gets posted on Facebook first – then there may be some explaining to do!

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 an excellent list writer, but queen procrastinator, so I have lots of things started, but not much finished yet! Everything should come together with a day or two to spare, I expect.

I may get a raised eyebrow or two at the airport for my talent section props, as they’re not what you would normally put in your carry-on …

Question four:
If you could pick a theme song to walk onto the Miss Pinup stage to, what would it be?
A:   Would have to be: “I’m in hotrod heaven with my old ’37” by Larry Faulk.

My Chev is so cool, someone wrote a song about it!  Ok, maybe not MY Chev, but one just as awesome!

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:   B – I would definitely be cranking up the tunes and dancing like I don’t care!

But who am I kidding – I’d be guzzling that champagne too – it’s still classy if the straw is gold-plated!

Question six:
What is your most favourite item in your pinup kit, and why?
A:   My bandana.  Bad hair day? Hide it in a bandana. Blowing a gale outside? Secure your do in a bandana.

Use it as a headband, hair tie, headscarf, necklace, pocket accessory, flag for illegal drag racing 😉

And last, but certainly not least …

Question seven:
What are you most hoping to get out of the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 experience?
A:  I’m looking forward to hanging out with some fantastic lovely ladies, who also love the bygone era.

Proving to myself that I can do anything I set my mind to and seeing where this adventure takes me. 🙂

Thank you so much Miss Lola Turquoise – 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 Miss Lola Turquoise 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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