Outfits of the week

  

  • Dress – sailor style hand made from market in Australia 
  • Shoes – Ziera from Webbs Rotorua
  • Hair scarf – Rita Sue Auckland 
  • Bangles- all plastic from op shops

 

  • Dress – Lindy Bop from Bombshell clothing got on sale for $50!
  • Shoes – Django & Juliette from Webbs Rotorua on sale for $30
  • Cardi – Banned Apperal from Two Lippy Ladies
  • Pettie Coat – from Kulture Shock
  • Bangles – mixture of Bakelite & plastics 

  Hand Bag – vintage picked up for $4 at a market, Pin striping done by Infamous Designs colours picked by me.
  

  • Dress – hand made purchased from a market, had it shortened as it was very long
  • Shoes – op shopped
  • Hair flowers – orchards from Kulture Shock
  • Bangles – mixture of Bakelite, bamboo & plastic

  Outfit for night out, Dress hand made by local Rotorua girl. Brand is Vallegra. I have these dressed available to buy in my shop Kulture Shock sizes 12-18 prices range from $90-$130.

  

  • Dress – vintage 70s or 80’s from Facebook vintage selling group
  • Shoes – vintage op shopped
  • Bangles – plastic op shopped 

  

  • Dress – modern style op shopped 
  • Hair scarf & necklace – vintage 
  • Shoes – Number one shoe warehouse 4 years ago

My outfits this week hope you enjoy them I sure did 😄

Miss Jessica Mae xx

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    Outfits of the week

      Dress – Vintage thrifted                   Shoes – thrifted                                     Hair flowers – from Kulture Shock

      Dress – Rita Sue from Miss Victory Violets personal collection.                  Cardigan – Pin up Girl Clothing.            Shoes – Modcloth.                                   Necklace & brooch vintage.                   Hair scarf – made with love
      Dress – vintage 60s.                                 Shoes – zeria                                            Hair scarf – Rita Sue.                           Bangles – vintage thrifted 

       
     Two piece dress/jacket & hat vintage 60s.                                   Shoes – zeira 

      Dress – Grace Karen.                              Shoes – vintage thrifted.                         Hair flower – Pop that cassette              Bangles- mixture of plastics & bamboo all thrifted                                   Necklace – glass beads vintage.       Cardigan – Pagani 

    Hope your have enjoyed my outfits from last weeks 😊

    Miss Jessica Mae xx

    Organised Hording

    I have slight obsession with buying and collecting all things vintage but mostly things like hand bags, brooches, necklaces, bangles, hair scarfs, jewellery & my new craze is hats (but I only have four) for now!

    It is all very well buying these lovely things BUT you have to have somewhere to put them & display them, so they look pretty in your room & don’t take over your whole house.

    I’ve come up with a couple of “life hacks” I called them. That have really helped organise & tidy my room so it’s not a complete vintage messy chaos!

      Organising my wardrobe was a main priority. I brought three shoe racks from the warehouse so 9 pairs in each rack. Which doesn’t fit them all. Nice ones stay in boxes rest go on top or around them.

    All my dresses get hung in wardrobe, my cardigans get folded on top shelf also there are small hand bags & two hats.

     
    This hanging belt rack was the best thing I’ve brought in a long time. It cost me $4 from coin save. I’ve put all my belts on it except large stretchy ones. Also fits a couple of hats. Such a great idea to use wasted space on your wardrobe door. I have two more doors I can fill if I buy more hats hehe!

      This mirror I purchased from the warehouse, I really liked the vintage look it had & it was on sale for about $40 I think? It had groves on top which makes as hangers so I thought what a good place to hang my shoulder bags & show them off instead of hiding in wardrobe or a draw, plus they don’t get damaged. To the right in white bag is where I keep my larger pettie coats as they take up too much room hanging in my wardrobe.

       

     My other larger handbags sit on top of my draws looking pretty. They are easy to find & see what colour or style I want for the day. Plus they won’t get damaged sitting there & I like looking at them, they are part of my decorations for my room.  

      This is a new trick I’ve just created, my cane banana bag was not being used & was sitting in the lounge as a decoration. My nylon scarfs where becoming a problem as I was buying more & more there was less & less room for them in my draw. So I thought this would be a good idea to display them! It works perfectly I can find what colour I want easily & it looks pretty & tidy.

      My dresser looks a lot tidier & more organised than it use to.
      I use this leopard print scarf to put my brooches on, it hangs off my dresser mirror. It works fairly well, I can find my brooches easily & keeps them out of the way but still displays them nicely. I love vintage brooches I want to look at them not have them hiding in a draw or jewellery box.
      My bangles where a big problem, I had no room for them until I found this solution. Glass Coca-Cola  bottles! Works a treat & looks funky.

      Necklaces hang on the other side of my dresser mirror, this is ok can look a bit messy but I can see them & find what I want fairly easy. All though not sure how much more I’ll be able to fit on there!
    Hope this may have helped you with organising your bedroom & your precious items.

    Miss Jessica Mae xx

    How it all started…..

    The Vintage, Pin up and Rockabilly culture has really grown in New Zealand over the last few years. With new reproduction clothing stores and vintage stores opening all around the country, and great events organized like The Very Vintage day out, Atomic Market and Beach Hop to just name a few. More and more ladies and gents have become involved in the scene and fashion.

    Myself though has been involved and interested in this culture for around 6 years. But only over the last year I have fully gained confidence to dress Pin Up everyday and post my outfits etc online, and create my Pin Up persona “Miss Jessica Mae”.
    Having a supportive partner who also is involved in the rockabilly and hot rodding lifestyle, and starting my own business Kulture Shock, (which is a vintage/retro store). Has gained my confidence to do so and to stop caring what other small mined people think of me and they way I look!

    My passion started in 2009 by going to a Hot rod and Rock n Roll festival called Beach Hop located in Whangamata, New Zealand. It is held every year at the end of march. 

    I saw ladies dressed up in their rock n roll gear and 50′-60’s outfits and I thought to myself I want to dress like that next year! I hunted out dresses and accessories for the following beach hop, but didn’t have much luck. I couldn’t afford to import clothes from America so I was just hunting at op shops, and there weren’t many clothing shops back then that sold the reproduction clothes, that I knew of anyway.

    In 2011 I had found a few outfits and entered Miss Beach hop retro fashion pageant. I was very nervous and I didn’t get placed but it was fun and something different. 

      Beach Hop 2010

      Beach Hop 2011
     As the years pasted I only wore vintage or reproduction vintage to beach hop. 

     Beach Hop 2012
      Beach Hop 2013
      
      Beach Hop 2014
      Beach Hop 2015. You can see how my style, hair & make up has envolved other the years!

    As the culture grew and I got older, I started attending more car and vintage related events. I found I had more places to wear my outfits, which I found I loved more and more. I got a lot of compliments (which was nice for a change).

    Living in a small town sometimes can be hard to live outside the mainstream day to day life with fashion and the way you look. I felt sometimes I was judged and looked at strangely, especially at my old job! They just did not get me and my style! But I thought life is too short to feel that way and care what other people think of me. So I did what makes me feel happy & embraced it.

    I left my partner of 7 years, who did not love anything vintage or let me have vintage items like furniture etc in the house, let alone support my vintage/pin up fashion. I left my job which made me feel like rubbish and never supported my style only back stabbed me as I left the room! In fact the girls there where just plain bitches to put it lightly!

    I meet my current man Brett, who loves and supports my style and obsession with vintage and pin up, started my own hair salon and retail vintage shop and couldn’t be happier!

    So girls if you have felt like I have in the past, push thru it! I know it’s hard to be different in little Ol New Zealand, BUT you will never feel like your true self if you don’t give it a go! Life is too short! You need to embrace it and do what you LOVE before you miss out.

    Miss Jessica Mae xx

    Introduction

    Hi ladies & gents

    I’ve just recently created a Pin up name, along with pin up Facebook page.

    So I thought I would try a blog too, just for a bit of fun!

    Just a little bit about myself……

    I am a hairdresser by trade, I own my own business, which is a hair salon & vintage/retro store combined, called Kulture Shock. Myself & my partner run & own it together.

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    I have many story’s to tell about my life & hobbies, I hope you will follow me?

    Cheers

    Miss Jessica Mae xx