Mumpty loves chatting to people, and particularly in writing! Mumpty Q&A’s is a space where I can talk to sassy and stylish people who are willing to help share the love!
The Pinup Platoon …
In which I interview the ten contestants for Miss Pinup NZ 2016. I also have some fabulous “extra” content from Miss Charlotte Cake and Bettie Rage, as well as from the sponsors, Moxie Mama Wear and Pinned on You. And … there is a very cool competition with three WONDERFUL prizes! Check it out here.
A girl, an earthquake and how she survived it …
This is the most popular story BY FAR that my blog has ever had. Click here to read about Monique’s raw and harrowing story of how she survived the Christchurch Earthquake on 22 February, 2011. Trigger alert: it’s frightening and you could very well cry. (PS: that is a body tag – and its green – which means Monique survived.)
She’s blooming’ fabulous!
In which I talk to the truly wonderful Regina from Margarita Bloom. Click here to hear what gems this lady comes out with in response to my questions!
A week in the life of
The Danger Doll
Click here to read all about what Bonita Danger Doll gets up to in a typical week. Warning: this will exhaust you! (This is my most-read-blog-post-ever by the way.)
Nerdy Tudor stuff with
The Cherry Dollface …
Click here to read Mumpty’s second-most-read-blog-post ever; why The Cherry Dollface loves the Tudors; where she’d take King Henry VIII for a date and which of his queens she’d most like to be bests with!
Behind the scenes at Viva:
Click here to read the amazing Ginger Watson’s sartorial secrets behind THAT dress and how and why she chose what she wore to Viva this year.
Scarring, seams & self-love: the life and times of Willow Noir
Click here to read about scarification; why Willow did it, how much it hurt and would she do it again! This has been one of my most popular blog posts to date.
Inspirational women: Carissa Ludlow
Click here to read about what motivates this very successful female body builder, Carissa Ludlow.
Sartorial Secrets: Madam Rou
Click here to find out how the clever Madam Rou made all her ensembles for the Miss Pinup NZ 2015 pageant. Part three in my “Sartorial Secrets” series.
Sartorial Secrets: Bettie Rage
Click here to find out the stories behind our brand new Miss Pinup NZ 2015, Miss Bettie Rage’s pageant ensembles. Part two in my “Sartorial Secrets” series.
Sartorial Secrets: Fancifora Foxglove
Click here to find out the stories behind the stunning Fancifora Foxglove’s ensembles for Miss Pinup NZ 2015. This is the first in my series called “Sartorial Secrets.”
A chat with the Fabulous
Flo Foxworthy …
Flo Foxworthy is one of the most well-known and well-respected burlesque costumiers around … I am suuuuper-excited and proud to have her on my blog. Click here to read all about it.
The Pinup Platoon interviews …
Click the name of any of the ten beautiful Miss Pinup NZ 2015 finalists below to read their individual interview.
Miss Glamour LaRue
Miss Lorelei Louise
Miss Charlotte Cake
Miss Victory Violet
The Pinup Platoon Flipagram!
Five quick-fire questions with inspirational women … Annah Stretton
Click here to read my quick-fire questions with this incredible business woman, fashion designer and philanthropist.
Pinup December Q&A’s
Click here for the links to the individual Q&A’s with the Pinup December ladies.
Five quick-fire questions with inspirational women … Teer Wayde
Click here to read my quick-fire questions with this stunning and inspirational pinup!
The Grand Dame of New Zealand Burlesque …
Imagine if you will, someone who, on one of her Facebook pages describes herself as a “retired locomotive engineer” and on the other, as an “entertainer” – more accurately, a burlesque entertainer.
From who she was to who she is; this is the story of Miss Chevious Cinders and how she became the Grand Dame of New Zealand burlesque.
Nine Q&A’s with the world’s premier body painter and makeup artist, Joanne Gair …
With a client list that includes Madonna, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Cindy Crawford, Demi Moore and Heidi Klum, Joanne Gair is an EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY big deal in the makeup and body paint world and I am so proud to feature her here on MumptyStyle! And wow – she’s from New Zealand!
Click here for part one of a two-part interview with Kiwi Jo.
And here for part two!
Red lips, eyeliner flicks
Eleven Q&A’s with Miss Victory Violet
and ebony victory rolls …
Red lips, eyeliner flicks and ebony victory rolls … mix these ingredients together; blend with a massive wardrobe of swing dresses; add a dash of sass and a bucket of glamour and who do you have? Why you have Miss Victory Violet of course! Originally written for Makeup Obsessives, click here for Miss Victory Violet’s styling tips and tricks.
My (faux) interview with the legendary Elvis Presley …
Following my recent (faux) interview with the stunning Marilyn Monroe (below), Elvis Presley himself contacted me to suggest he would like to do an interview too – you can imagine my delight! “Why thank you, Elvis” I said, “yes, I rather would like to interview you!” Click here for the details!
My faux interview with Marilyn Monroe …
Now this may seem an unusual interview, being that Marilyn died in 1962. Obviously then, I didn’t ACTUALLY talk to her*insert shifty-eyed look here* but I have been obsessed with Marilyn for years and have done lots of reading about her, so I’ve kind of answered my questions on her behalf – I don’t think she’d mind, do you? Click here to read all about it!
Five quick-fire questions with
inspirational women: Kirsty Leigh
Click here for Kirsty’s answers.
Five quick-fire questions with inspirational women: Paula Penfold
Click here for Paula’s answers.
Makeup Obsessives interviews …
When Kirsty Leigh, the gorgeous founder of Makeup Obsessives, put out a call for contributing writers I was quick to take up the opportunity and see who I could talk to!
I am SOOO proud that the very first person who agreed to do a Q&A for me was international supermodel and truly gorgeous soul, both inside and out …