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A new outfit challenge begins – Black Week!

With the beginning of August came the beginning of a new NZ Style Curvettes Outfit Challenge, and seeing as I fell off the wagon earlier this year around the time of summer madness – Art Deco Weekend, Americarna, Beach Hop, and finally VVDO – I decided to jump back on with gusto at the start of the new year! This outfit challenge is put together by Meagan Kerr, and sees our gorgeous plus-sized community sharing…
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Miss Pinup Photoshoot!

As I’m sure you all know, I spend most of my time behind the scenes – doing hair and makeup, or wardrobe, or set design, or any number of things backstage on photoshoots, TVCs, fashion shows, short films, parties and events – you name it. Sometimes I’m even behind the camera! Basically, I’m the one who turns up in all the behind-the-scenes snaps, and that is how I like it. I love what I do, and…
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The thing about body confidence…

So I’m just going to launch right in and say it – The whole ‘body confidence’ movement irritates me. But not necessarily for the reasons you might think. I love that as a society we are getting better at encouraging people to love themselves, and to ignore the pressure from media to look anything other than exactly how we want to, but as a plus-sized woman the second I mention that I am not happy…
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On homesickness and cheese rolls.

Oh, hey there! You might have noticed that I’ve been a bit slack lately, and haven’t been posting much. I’m in my last year of Uni and between classes, assignments, my internship, and running a fledgling business, I haven’t had a lot of spare time! In fact, I’ve been running myself ragged, and getting stressed about little things. Normally in this situation, I’d just put my life on hold for a few days and go…
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How to: Vintage Cocktail Party!

Inspired by the latest issue of Glory Days Magazine, and following on from a suggestion in the NZ Lovers of True Vintage group, my gorgeous friend Natalie (Miss Lorelei Louise) and I hosted a vintage-themed cocktail party and pot-luck soiree! This was an opportunity for everyone to get glammed up in their favourite vintage, and get out from behind the keyboards for an evening of actual real-life human interaction! Immediately the challenge was laid down – who…
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Pastels…and other things!

As you guys know, I’ve been a bit all-over-the-place with my blog lately, and ended up travelling around a bit for work, so my involvement in the NZ Style Curvettes’ Outfit Challenge fell by the wayside. But not to worry – I’m slowly getting my shit together, getting back into it, and aiming for at least one outfit a week that fits the theme! (You’ll have to excuse the photos this time round – most…
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How to cozy up your wardrobe!

Oh hello there! From where I’m sitting right now, looking out at the absolute deluge from the window of my office, it’s finally starting to sink in…. ….Summer is over. Before you get all preachy, I know, I know, technically summer has been over for a long time – in fact, it’s nearly winter – but I will not let go that easily! I am a creature of the sun. I moved to Auckland 6…
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Miss Pinup NZ!

Hey guys! I have had an insane couple of weeks! Between shooting a BTS video for the latest Glory Days / Classics Museum ad, making bouquets for a friend’s wedding, shooting with some gorgeous ladies, a 5 day scout conference, a week at Beach Hop, Uni Presentations, and finally VVDO, I’m pretty exhausted! But all of those things can wait to be covered because holy hell you guys, I won! I am Miss Pinup New…
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Event Recap – Americarna New Plymouth!

I know I should have done this one by now, but I’m playing catch up in a big way right now. Hopefully things will settle down again after Beach Hop / VVDO, and I can get back to blogging in a timely fashion! (And on the note of VVDO, have you guys all voted for me for Miss Publicity / People’s Choice for the Miss Pinup NZ contest?) Anyway, we’re talking about Americarna today, so…
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Event recap – Napier Art Deco!

Oh, hello strangers! I’ve missed the last few weeks worth of posts, you guys, but only because I’ve been on tour! I left Auckland on the 17th of Feb, to head down to Napier for the Art Deco Festival (which was amazing!), then headed back to Auckland for one day to take some promo shots for Moxie Mama, before jumping back on a bus and heading to New Plymouth for the Americarna Festival! I got…
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