Category Archives: Burlesque/Pinup

Congratulations Miss Viva Las Vegas 20

She freakin’ did it!  
Congratulations to the new, pinup perfect,
Miss Viva Las Vegas 20 …

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… Miss Monique Sweet!

Congratulations to Monique – I am so, so, so proud of her!  What an incredible couple of weeks she’s had – first her long-awaited wedding to Sam (she is now Mrs Kimber-Bell) and now, winning the highly-coveted international title of Miss Viva Las Vegas 20.  And let’s  just talk about that frock for a second – so spectacular – it was her wedding gown.  TDF. Made by Judy at Curvy Couture by Judy Dee.
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Here is her spider-inspired “Meet n Greet” outfit by Devel Branded.
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And her Car Show outfit …

Anyway .. well done Monique – you ROCK!  And congratulations to Sam too – what a fantastic way to celebrate your honeymoon.  (Which seems to be a bit of a tradition with Kiwi pinups – remember when Miss Victory Violet won Miss Viva Las Vegas 18 back in 2015?

Looking forward to borrowing the crown …

Mumpty

 

 

 

Best of luck to this beauty

Best of luck to this beauty …

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First of all, a massive congratulations to Miss Monique Sweet, who married her sweetheart, Sam, very recently and is off on her honeymoon in Vegas to compete for the title of Miss Viva Las Vegas 20.

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I wish you all the very best Monique – you will knock their sox off!

Reppin’ the Kiwis in Vegas …

Mumpty

The quirky Kiwi pinup …

The quirky Kiwi pinup …
(let’s vote for her for Vegas)

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Check out this gorgeous babe.  Her name is Miss Monique Sweet, and she is a very good friend of mine.  She is also one of the funniest, sweetest, and yes – quirkiest – women I know!

With an amazing sense of personal style – that mixes vintage, modern and glamour on the daily – she is, as my daughter would say, “goals.”

You may remember her from such posts as Moonshine Dreamin‘ (wherein we detail her preparation and lead-up to the Miss Moonshine Pinup Competition – which, of course, she won!) and A girl, an earthquake and how she survived it (my most-read post ever, in which we look at how she survived her terrifying ordeal during the Christchurch earthquake).

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Anyway … Miss Monique Sweet is getting married in April, and if all goes to plan, she will also be competing for the title of Miss Viva Las Vegas 20 at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend.  She will be there with her new husband … now wouldn’t winning one of the most coveted pinup titles ever,  be a FABULOUS way to start a pinup/rockabilly marriage?!  Miss Monique Sweet has won her way through to the voting rounds, so in order to help her get through to the onstage section, we need to vote and we need to vote lots!  Believe me, if we can get her to the stage, that girl will knock their little socks off!

To cast your vote for Miss Monique Sweet, click here.   Once you get there, scroll till you find this pic:

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and then hit the vote button!  There’s no signups or anything like that – they’ll just send a confirmation e-mail to your e-mail address (they won’t add you to any lists or anything – it’s just for verification) … click that and you’re done!  Every vote counts, so share her around (in the nicest possible way!)

The lovely Danielle from Devel Men & Women has just done a fabulous post on why Miss Monique Sweet will be getting her vote for Miss Viva Las Vegas 20, and they’re all bloody good reasons, so read about them here!  And because Danielle has said so much of what there is to say, I am going to say it with photos and captions!

So here goes …

Number one: she is not afraid to make a dick of herself!

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Number two: she is not too princessy to get on a bike and cycle frantically round the Avantidrome in her active wear.

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Number three: she is bloody funny.

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Numbers four and five – she is bloody pinup-perfect.

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Wearing Honey L’Amour – image by Tony McKay

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So that is why, my friends, we must vote to get our quirky little Kiwi pinup onto the big ol’ stage in Vegas so she can do us all proud!

Vote away ladies and gentlemen … vote away!

Mumpty

How to be a good burlesque audience …

How to be a good burlesque audience …

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The winner of the 2016 Grand Tease – the incredible Coney Bow

So … I have been to quite a few burlesque shows over the last few years, and I’ve also been backstage at many burlesque shows as well (by the way … it’s a marvellous place to be!) and so I’ve come up with a few tips which, if you follow them, will make you a stellar burlesque audience member.  And I tell you what – as an audience member, you can make or break a show, so get yourself a wine and read on my sparkly friend!

Dress up – this is for your pleasure as much as the performers.  You can literally NEVER be overdressed at a burlesque show – the sky is the limit – truly.  And that is a very awesome and liberating thing ….  think about it – how many occasions are there that you can indulge your love of sequins, fabulous headwear, glitter, tiaras  and whatever else tickles your fancy?!  PS: there’s quite often a competition for Best Dressed too … so get your fancy on!

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A party pack of stunners: Mel (The Sweet Painted Lady); Amy (Fabric Forager) and Pixie Rachel (Miss Pixie Twist). Being glamorous audience members since forever!

Good etiquette … yes these girls (and boys) are here to take their clothes off – and don’t worry, they will.  But if you call out obnoxious, drunken and stupid things like  “show us ya *****” they more than likely won’t.   Their job is to tease, tantalise and seduce you – not bust everything out, give it a shake and walk off the stage.  Performers put a great deal of time, thought and effort into their acts, and they don’t need some drunken punter ruining it for them (or the rest of the audience for that matter). Having said that though …

Encourage them! … whoop, holler, whistle, clap, cheer.  There’s NOTHING worse than an audience that sits there politely and doesn’t respond to the performers.  There’s been many a time when I’ve been backstage and heard a performer come off stage, shaking their head ruefully and announcing “tough audience – hard to get them going.”  Honestly, you will get a waaaaay better performance from them if you give them a bit of encouragement and something to play up to!  And don’t be scared about them picking on you if you do that … they’re more likely to pick on you if you don’t!

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The delightful Gloriousole

DO NOT KEEP their things!  If, during their act, you happen to have a costume piece flung at you, or near you – PLEASE for the love of God, DO NOT KEEP IT!  Costume pieces are often handmade, cost a fortune or are difficult/time-consuming to replace.  Costume pieces are an integral part of a performer’s act; a lot of thought and expense goes into them and they need them for the next time they perform.  Performers in New Zealand don’t get paid much – it barely covers their rhinestones – they do it for the love of the performance and they certainly can’t be replacing costume pieces after every performance.  If you do find something; either hand it to the stage kitty, who will be collecting the cast off pieces, or if you can’t do that, hand it to someone behind the bar or to the stage manager.

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The stunning Amourous Ava – well known for her fantastic costume pieces.

Embrace the inappropriate – burlesque is bawdy, comedic and sexy and it’s R18 for a reason. If you’re easily offended or have no sense of humour, do us all a favour and stay at home! But if you are up for a good night and can roll with the punches and innuendo (and let’s face it, not always just innuendo!) you are gonna have yourself a blast! One of my favourite MC’s, Piotr from Uzbekoslavia  is totally inappropriate and it’s one of my favourite things about him!

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The brilliant Piotr from Uzbekoslavia

Don’t take photos – a) it’s not your job – there is generally a show photographer hired to do that; b) the flash can distract the performers; c) performers have the right to control photographs of themselves in that situation and d) you’ll enjoy the show more, and annoy people around you less, if you just leave your phone in your bag.

Don’t expect Dita von Teese every time – burlesque is a wonderful, crazy, inclusive world where (mostly) amateur performers get to tease, tantalise and shake their booties a few times a year.  They don’t have big costume budgets like Dita does; they don’t all have perfect bodies (and that’s the fun of it – they’re ordinary people like you and I) and they don’t have time to practice all day, every day.  Burlesque is meant to be spontaneous and fun, and there are often bloopers – and they’re often the most fun parts of the show.  Be kind and enjoy the spectacle – I can tell you, many/most performers are literally a bundle of nerves before they go on stage, where they somehow magically transform into the glamorous, confident performer you see.  Trust.

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Miss Ooh La La Paree – always inspiring.

So that is my guide to how to be a good burlesque audience member.  Hope it’s helpful and remember – support your local performers by heading along to their shows whenever you can. They’re not expensive and you are pretty much guaranteed a fun night of entertainment, sass and the opportunity to dress yourself up to the nines!

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The glamorous, sparkly cast of the Hamilton heat of the 2016 Grand Tease.

So bust out your best burlesque ensemble and hop to it …

Mumpty

 

 

VVDO 2016: the Mumpty edition

VVDO 2016: the Mumpty edition …

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This BEAUTIFUL pic by David Photography of my gorgeous friend, Miss Monique Sweet, personifies VVDO for me …

This was my second year at VVDO and this time I had my daughter in tow, which was a lovely outing for the two of us.

Our main reason for attending this year was to watch the Miss Pinup New Zealand competition, having featured all the lovely ladies on my Pinup Platoon series.  I was also really keen to meet my Pinup Platoon sponsors, Esme from Moxie Mama Wear and Adele from Pinned On You, in person – which I did – and they are lovely!

First and foremost though, I’d like to congratulate Fran Robertson … our new Miss Pinup NZ 2016.  What a dream contestant she was and oh-so-popular with the audience!  A much deserved win.  These are my two favourite pics of Fran from the competition.

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Images by Emma Joyce for Glory Days Magazine

Congratulations also to the Lady in Red (Runner Up & Miss Vintage Vixen) and to Lola Turquoise (Miss Publicity.)

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For those of you who weren’t there, the four finalists were: Fran Robertson; Miss Lola Turquoise, Miss Opal and Dariel Dearlove.

A massive congratulations goes out to all the contestants – they really did put their all into it and it was so much fun to watch.

Anyway …  I thought I’d share some of  my highlights from this year’s VVDO in pictures …

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Miss Monique Sweet in her strawberry outfit; designed by her and bought to life by Danielle from Devel Men & Women with headpiece by Amy from Chica Chica Boom Chic.

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Mel from The Style Mafia – image by Serendipity Photography

Mel from Style Mafia NZ – loved that pantsuit!  She and Amy are always an extravagant looking couple of ladies, and VVDO 2016 was no exception!

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Image by Serendipity Photography

Velvet De Collette – this beautiful lady was the first person we saw and we had a quick chat in the bathroom (!) … we thought she looked flawless!

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Image by Glory Days Magazine

Soda Fontaine in her Dita gown … it was Soda’s birthday too – what a great day to celebrate!  And by the way … DITA “LIKED” SODA’S PHOTO – eeeep!!!!

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Daniel Dearlove’s evening gown – wow.  Daniel was clever enough t make this gorgeous gown herself; in fact, she made every single outfit she wore.  Sooo impressive.

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Miss Lola Fondant‘s talent: how to eat chicken wings without smudging your red lips!

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This crowd selfie!  Featuring Miss Monique Sweet; MC, Miss La Vida and Bettie Rage, complete with BUMP!

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The Art & Cake stall, with Lily Kate Vallance and Miss Charlotte Cake – and yes we did sample a cake (Spiced Pear & salted caramel) and yes, it was yum – and very pretty!

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Nat Hugill (aka Lilly Loca) – I always love seeing her and I was thrilled to hear she scored a dress she’d been lusting after for ages!

And last, but not least … this woman; Miss Opal

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It was an awesome moment when she stepped onto the stage in her “oh-so-Dita” tuxedo for the evening wear section; but even better than that, was her talent and those glorious butterfly wings – I think both outfits were made by the talented Linda McCarthy Costumier (correct me if I’m wrong.)  However – it was the fact Miss Opal admitted to having to overcome crippling social anxiety that impressed me sooooo much.  I think it was an incredible thing for her to do in that case and my gosh – you would never have known it watching her from the audience – she did a cracking job!  I’d love to interview her about the inspirations behind her outfits, so fingers crossed she’ll oblige.  In the meantime; BIG ups to you Miss Opal.

So that, in the most brief possible way,  was Mumpty’s 2016 VVDO experience!!!

See ya next year, bigger and brighter …

Mumpty

Pinup Platoon 2016 winners announcement …

Who won the FABULOUS
Pinup Platoon prizes Mumpty?

 

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Well thank you for asking …

Actually before you get too impatient, I have a couple of things to say …

Firstly I would just like to thank everyone who liked, shared and just generally enjoyed The Pinup Platoon in March.  I was so excited to see how much involvement there was!

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I owe a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Esme from Moxie Mama Wear and Adele from Pinned on You; my wonderful sponsors, who provided us with these awesome prizes – the winners of which I am about to announce.

Of course, I’d also like to thank the ten gorgeous finalists for Miss Pinup NZ 2016;

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Miss Kitty Kat
Miss Pixie Dust
Miss Lola Fondant
Zigana Monroe
Dariel Dearlove
Miss Lola Turquoise
Fran Robertson
Lady in Red
Miss Opal
Miss Mollie Tov

Best of luck ladies.

And to everyone else involved – including the glowing Miss Pinup NZ 2015, Bettie Rage and Miss Pinup NZ Runner Up 2016, Miss Charlotte Cake.

Get on with it

OK, OK … so the lucky, lucky winners are:

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The winner of the spectacular Voodoo Vixen cocktail dress in emerald green from Esme at Moxie Mama Wear is …

Miss Lola Turquoise

Whoop!  Congratulations Miss Lola … please message Esme via her Facebook page and she will organise getting your dress to you.

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The winner of the gorgeous sparkly Deer Arrow Happily Ever After brooch from Adele at Pinned on You is …

Miss Honey Bee 

Congratulations Miss Honey Bee … please message Adele via her Facebook page and she will organise getting your brooch to you.

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And lucky last … the winner of the Erstwilder Pinup Picnic brooch from Adele at Pinned on You is …

Danya Pavlovich

Congratulations Danya … please message Adele via her Facebook page and she will organise getting your brooch to you.

So that’s it for this year’s Pinup Platoon!  Hopefully we will do it all again next year!  In the meantime, I’d like to once again thank the delightful Esme at Moxie Mama Wear for the gorgeous dress.  And if you’d like one for yourself, or something equally delish, visit her website: www.moxiemamawear.co.nz

And I’d also like to thank the sassy Adele at Pinned on You for the funky brooches.  Again, if you don’t want to miss out on all the quirky, fabulous designs, visit her website: www.pinnedonyou.co.nz

Thanks for reading and I look forward to see you all at The Very Vintage Day Out  …

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Yours in glamorous, emerald cocktail dresses and sparkly, quirky brooches …

Mumpty

Pinup Platoon Flipagram 2016…

The Pinup Platoon – in Flipagram! 

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Click this photo of the stunning Bettie Rage to see the Pinup Platoon 2016 Flipagram! (Image by Shutter Squeeze Photography)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the beautiful and sassy pinups who featured in The Pinup Platoon for March.  As you know, The Pinup Platoon was presented in association with Moxie Mama Wear and Pinned on You and you had the opportunity to win a beautiful cocktail dress and one of two fabulous brooches (an Erstwilder and a Deer Arrow.) The competition ends on Sunday night at 5pm (NZ time) so get in quick … we’ll announce the three lucky winners later that night!

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I’d also like to wish all the contestants the very best of luck for the Miss Pinup NZ competition being held at The Very Vintage Day Out on the 9th of April.  You all deserve to win, so “break a leg/pop a pastie” to all of you!

And because you all deserve a sparkly crown …

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In the meantime, if you haven’t already, click the picture of the beautiful Bettie Rage up there (^^) to check out the Flipagram … you’re welcome!

Yours in sparkly crowns and stunning pinups …

Mumpty

Pinup Platoon: Miss Mollie Tov

The Pinup Platoon:
Miss Mollie Tov

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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 Mollie Tov.

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Soooo … without further ado; meet the final gorgeous pinup in our Pinup Platoon for this year – Miss Pinup NZ Finalist for 2016:

Miss Mollie Tov …

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Image by Shifting Light Photography

 Question one:
Tell me something interesting about yourself most people won’t already know.
A:  Something people don’t already know … ohhhh that’s a hard one as I’m pretty open about myself!

I think the biggest thing that will surprise people is that I am a mother – not many people realise this as I tend to keep my daughter away from the public spotlight.

She is my rock and my lifesaver and most of all my biggest inspiration. ❤ ❤

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 outfit … IF my favourite outfit could talk I think it would tell a story of strength and courage; a story about a woman who, when faced with rock bottom and losing everything, still found the strength to fight her inner demons and get up every morning –  to put on her favourite outfits, do her hair and put on her lippie and face the world with a smile and determination to get back everything she had lost.

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:  My preparation is coming along slowly … as for teasers, my outfits will be practical yet full of sass and very much me.

I have thought long and hard about each section and what I want to present to the world and I feel each outfit does exactly that. ❤ ❤

Question four:
If you could pick a theme song to walk onto the Miss Pinup stage to, what would it be?
A:   This is easy … my theme song is “Good Golly Miss Molly” by Little Richard – it’s a great upbeat tune.

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:  Ummm how would I celebrate?  Oooh … let’s see.

The first thing I would do is Skype my daughter with my crown on 🙂

Then I would take my crown road tripping, Instagramming it all the way, and end the road trip with a 50’s styled Prom in my home town (ideally to coincide with my birthday if it can be arranged! :p )

Question six:
What is your most favourite item in your pinup kit, and why?
A:  My Rago shape wear and Dita Von Teese Von Follies underwear are by far my favourite items in my pinup kit.

For me underwear sets the tone of the day … I love vintage underwear and vintage-inspired underwear – not only does it make me feel sexy and confident, it gives me an amazing silhouette to work with.

And last, but certainly not least …

Question seven:
What are you most hoping to get out of the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 experience?
A:  Oohhhh I’m not sure how to put all my feeling into words.

I think the biggest thing I am wanting to get out of Miss Pinup New Zealand is the opportunity to inspire other pinups not only to go on this amazing journey, but to also become confident in themselves and shine brightly, as I feel there is not enough of this happening in the world.

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Thank you so much Miss Mollie Tov – 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 Mollie Tov for Miss Publicity, you can do so by clicking here.


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

Prizes

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 info@moxiemamawear.co.nz 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 hello@pinnedonyou.co.nz 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 …

Mumpty

 

 

 

Pinup Platoon: Miss Opal

The Pinup Platoon:
Miss Opal

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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 Opal.

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

Miss Opal …

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Question one:
Tell me something interesting about yourself most people won’t already know.
A:   have a weird obsession with the paranormal; I read a lot of horror stories and spend way too much time lurking the web for any “true experience” stories.

Although I’m a total non-believer and the closest thing I’ve ever come to having an experience was sleep paralysis, I want to believe 😉

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:  Do you want the PG version or the R-rated? 😉 Hah just kidding! – but seriously I don’t have a cute or clever answer for this question!

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:  It’s a total roller coaster ride that’s all I have to say!

I have some pretty cool tricks up my sleeve I think… but you’ll have to come check it out for yourself!

Question four:
If you could pick a theme song to walk onto the Miss Pinup stage to, what would it be?
A:  Hands down I would pick “Miami Horror – I look to you” ft. Kimbra.

I have no idea why but it was the first song I thought of when I read this question.  It just feels right.

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:  Knowing me I would start at A and progress to E with a little B in the middle!!

Question six:
What is your most favourite item in your pinup kit, and why?
A:  Liquid eye liner, I never leave the house without it!

And last, but certainly not least …

Question seven:
What are you most hoping to get out of the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 experience?
A:  For me this is a personal challenge to overcome my social anxiety and boost my self-esteem. If I can do this I can do anything. ;o)

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


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

Prizes

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 info@moxiemamawear.co.nz 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 hello@pinnedonyou.co.nz 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 …

Mumpty

 

 

 

Pinup Platoon: Bettie Rage

The Pinup Platoon:
Bettie Rage

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One of my favourite SUUUUPER-sassy Bettie Rage as Miss Pinup NZ 2015 pics

Most of you will know the ultra-glam and ultra-sassy Bettie Rage, the current reigning Miss Pinup New Zealand.  Mumpty was really excited to talk to Bettie about what she’s done with her time as Miss Pinup New Zealand and what her future plans are.   But before we go anywhere … there’s this:

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Image by Tony McKay

Woahhhhh!  A MASSIVE congratulations to Bettie and her “man-thing” as she so affectionately refers to her partner! We CANNOT WAIT see this beautiful little baby of yours when he/she arrives!

So now to a few quick questions about your Miss Pinup NZ year …

Q: What impact has being Miss Pinup New Zealand 2015 had on your life?
A: Life has carried on, all be it a little busier – trying to balance running the diner, all the while attending events and MPUNZ duties.   But I still am a little taken aback when people say “Oh! you’re Bettie” or “You won MPUNZ, right?” and I have to remind myself, that oh yeah! I did win that – hahaha!

From your social media presence over the past year, I gather you have two major passions that you’ve put your efforts into supporting and promoting; those two passions being the vegan lifestyle and #dontbullymybreed – in support of bull terriers.

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Q: Why is it so important to you to promote and support these two issues?
A:  Let’s be honest – they’re two things that get a bad rap in life for the wrong reasons.

On the one hand, you have bully breeds that have such a stigma that when caught by certain councils (not just in NZ – internationally as well) they have a no-rehoming policy and the beloved pooches are euthanised on the spot.

These dogs have no voice. I want to help be the voice for the voiceless!

And on the other hand you have the vegan lifestyle.  Now I know there’s the good old running joke of “how do you know if someone is a vegan? Don’t worry they’ll tell you” and this gets thrown around in jest.  When actually, we are just trying to gain awareness and to show there are alternatives.  People are just so far removed from what they eat that they don’t think about it.  This for me, again comes back to animal welfare. It’s the whole reason I decided to change my lifestyle and I want to spread awareness for it.

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Q: What are your plans for the future with regard to these two passions?
A:  Keep doing what I am doing and try to do more!

It’s a great feeling when something you have said or done strikes a chord in someone else and makes them re-think their choices. That is what it is after all, a choice.

When you think about it, both passions/causes go hand in hand. How is a mistreated dog any different to any other animal, including cows, chickens and pigs etc?

Q: Rather less important in the scheme of the world, but still important to Mumpty’s readers (!) – have you got your outfit planned for that sashay on to the stage to present the crown to Miss Pinup New Zealand 2016?  And if so, any hints about what we can expect?
A:  Well, that has proven quite difficult with the lovely little beach ball growing rapidly at my waist – haha!

At this stage all I can say is that I will be wearing a creation by Linda McCarthy Costumier on stage for handing over my title as MPUNZ 2015. xx

Q: Is there anything you can tell our current MPUNZ contestants that you wish you’d known before the “Big Day?”
A:  How rushed you will feel on the day! But honestly, just go with it and try to be where you need to be, when you need to be there.

And don’t stress too much about the little things. HAVE FUN and OWN IT!

Thank you so much Bettie Rage – I wish you all the very best for the remainder of your year as Miss Pinup NZ and for the exciting new life you are about to embark on as a mama!  Look forward to seeing you at The Very Vintage Day Out.

And I’ve sneakily added this new compilation pic that Bettie has released – because – OMG smokin’ hot mama!!!

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Images by Tony McKay

COMPETITION DETAILS:
Don’t forget … there is a FABULOUS Pinup Platoon competition where you can win awesome prizes …

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

Prizes

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 info@moxiemamawear.co.nz 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 hello@pinnedonyou.co.nz 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 …

Mumpty