Introducing The Ambrosia Bowl!

Over the years, Pin Up Persuasion has had the pleasure of featuring a number of very talented independent artists within our wonderful community. Today be ready to instantly become enamored with this lovely gal’s creativity…I know I have! Now who here loves all things Disney? Mix an iconic muse with the awesomeness of vintage inspired novelty brooches made of recycled materials and you have The Ambrosia Bowl!

IMG_8382The Ambrosia Bowl is the brainchild of the super lovely and talented Canadian artist Erin, who is currently residing in Stockholm Sweden. Although her Etsy shop recently launched in May 2016, her incredible hand-painted vintage inspired brooches are already making a real splash in the pinup community. Seeing as I am a deep Disney fan at heart, it was almost impossible to choose between Alice, Mulan, Ariel, Princess Jasmine, and Eeyore but my adoration of Alice always wins in the end. Plus, how can I resist such a unique portrayal of Alice wearing living glasses that is sure to garner lots of attention?

IMG_8384Each brooch is laser cut from recycled wood, meticulously hand-painted and numbered by Erin herself. These are not your mass produced counterparts; this allows us to further appreciate the time invested in each masterpiece at such a great price point with low International Shipping rates. I was thrilled to see my brooch arrive safely in less than two weeks all the way from Sweden!

IMG_8431I am truly looking forward to seeing Erin’s creativity flourish into more fabulous designs! Make sure to check out The Ambrosia Bowl on Instagram for their latest releases and sale announcements! Shop them now on Etsy at: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheAmbrosiaBowl

PS. The Ambrosia Bowls is currently offering Free Worldwide Shipping until August 31, 2016 with code FREESHIP.

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Vintage Blossoms

For as long as I have been a part of the pinup community, I uphold deep admiration for the pioneers that started it all. They are the ones who took the risks of doing something “different” and in turn paved the way for what has now become the mainstream lifestyle for women around the globe. One of these incredible pioneers, Lisa Freemont Street was the motivating force to inspiring her lifelong friend from 7th grade Heather to launch a vintage inspired hair accessory line. In 2009, Belle Blossoms was born!

With a wide variety of vintage inspired hair accessories, Belle Blossoms is able to satisfy all your styling needs at very affordable prices. Choose from fascinators, hair flowers of all sorts, fruity accents, and more. Blossom of The Month is a fabulous monthly subscription service limited to 20 customers, with various packages to choose from to suit your budget. Great attention can be found in the smallest details; the end of the clips are covered with a leaf to tie in the entire design and more importantly, prevent your hair from getting caught when repositioning the piece. All the delightful designs I received are incredibly well made, versatile to coordinate with a multitude of ensembles and stay securely for all day wear.

Sophia Citrus Orchid Cluster ~ $17.99

This trio of vibrant citrus orchids is the essence of tiki charm that we love from the tropical islands. Even if you don’t travel to the Caribbean, we can always find plenty of Hawaiian inspiration in vintage fashion. With a budding collection of vintage Hawaiian dresses in my closet, the Sophia Citrus Orchid Cluster was the picture-perfect accessory.

IMG_8402 IMG_8397Gene’s Gin & Tonic ~ $14.99

The delicious lime slices accented with a cluster of little lime blossoms is hands down one of my favorite designs as it’s so easy to pair with any outfit or hairstyle. I have a serious weakness for vintage inspired fruity novelty prints and these little limes are perfect for summer!

IMG_8368 IMG_8370Lilac Side Comb ~ $19.99

These little lilac blossoms are so classic and delicate in comparison to what we normally see in vintage inspired hair accessories. Now I must admit, I had no idea how to fasten the hair comb into my hair as I am always accustomed to the prong or alligator clips. I was completely surprised on how much I loved the placement right off to the side and that the comb really secures the piece firmly in place.

IMG_8461 IMG_8464Fuoco Nelle Vene Passion Flower ~ $14.99

The simple yet bold violet passion flower is very lightweight and lifelike with the lush leaves with spiral sprig that surround the magnificent bloom. Although I don’t wear purples too often, I found this fabulous hue to be in a lot of fabulous novelty prints and a great accent piece.

IMG_8393 IMG_8390Belle Blossoms truly captures the essence of vintage style by creating fabulous hair accessories that compliment rather than overpower your ensemble. With such affordable prices for quality handmade accessories, you can now justify buying more to adorn your look effortlessly and know they will last you for years to come.

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