As the year 2021 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the biggest Pinup fashion, tech, and antiques and collectibles news stories, from the past twelve months. From must-have items of the season to game-changing technological advances, here are some of the highlights that defined 2021. Happy New Year![Read more…]
We’re well into fall and pumpkin carving season, so I wanted to share a few of my favorite Halloween vintage fashion finds. These vintage-inspired t-shirts and dresses will have you looking adorable for Halloween!
I enjoy Halloween and vintage-inspired Halloween fashions. These t-shirt designs are by my label Crazy4Me Style and we had so much fun creating them this year. Designs are based on our love of 1950s Pinup, Mid-Century Modern, and Kitsch. Our wonderful customers really enjoy them too and it is always amazing to see happy customers all over the world wearing your designs. Our designs are available in sizes Small-5XL. It is such a delight!![Read more…]
Our newest design for Crazy4Me Style has debuted and it is the Amazing Kitschy Poodle T-Shirt. This t-shirt is reminiscent of the vintage 1950s spaghetti poodle dog figurines that were made in Japan by Lefton, Napco, Norcrest, Holt Howard, Kreiss, Artmark, Relco, Relpo, and more . Our Poodles are kitschtsastic with their cateye glasses, the fabulous pink and turquoise colors of the era and atomic starbursts.
Black Friday is tomorrow and then Cyber Monday comes!! That means Christmas will be here too soon and with my gift guide you will know the most wanted gifts to buy the Pinup Girl, Retro Rockabilly lover and vintage Fashionista in your life.
A fabulous novelty bag will surely delight her. You can opt for true vintage which is a novelty bag from the 50s-60s and can be made of wicker, decorated with French Poodle dogs, cats, made by novelty bag designer Enid Collins or Midas of Miami, bags that are kitschy and decorated with sea shells and sea horses, bags made by Sourpuss, Betsy Johnson and if you are feeling extra generous than a bag by Kate Spade will melt her heart.
Pinup Girl Clothing
Retro Nighties and Lingerie:
How about a little something sexy for Christmas? Retro lingerie is a must for any Pinup doll, vintage loving fashionista, and Rockabilly gal. I don’t know any lovely that can resist French seams, European satin, Corsets or fabulous bullet bra.
Secrets in Lace
What Katie Did
Pinup Cardigans – Sweater Girls:
Baby it’s cold outside!! Every gall needs a sexy curve-hugging cardigan. A great cardigan goes with everything and you can find them in her favorite colors and styles. Many are decorated with Flamingos, Skulls, Cats, Cupcackes and more…. There really is a style for each lady.
SugarShock at Top Vintage Boutique
Each girl needs her jewelry. No outfit is complete without a necklace, brooch or bangles. Bakelite is numero uno but, it is very collectible and pricey, if you can find a Bakelite cherry brooch or the magnificent necklace then scoop it up. But, anything by Luxulite or Erstwilder will be special and bring delight to your doll. Luxulite is run by designer Katy in the UK and she releases amazing styles regularly and has some special creations for the holidays. Erstwilder is located in Australia and they have limited quantities so be sure to purchase their items when you find them as they will be sold out; they also have great international shipping… about 1 week from Australia to USA.
Pinup Swing Skirts:
A lovely, colorful, novelty print skirt will be treasured. Clothes can be tricky, but, with a skirt, you just need her waist size…. take a peek at her skirt tags for size when she is not aware. There are many brands that sell vintage inspired Pinup and Rockabilly clothing and they all have their own styles. For total novelty prints The Oblong Box Shop is great. For beautiful prints, novelty, and just Fabulous you will want to shop at Pinup Girl Clothing, they have incredible quality, fit and style (she will love it). For some amazing styles and prints it has got be Heart of Haute.
The Oblong Box Shop
Pinup Girl Clothing
Heart of Haute
Also, there is a great Australian shop that has so much creativity and fashion passion with great novelty prints called Pigtails and Pirates. I have written about Pigtails and Pirates (articles 1 article 2) prepare to be amazed – visit Pigtails and Pirates.
Hope you find this guide helpful. Any item from my guide will delight her, you can’t go wrong. Check these companies social media feeds as they will have incredible Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials!! I’d love to hear from you, let me know what you end up buying !!