Indulge, Life Is Sweet.

This past December, I was contacted by a lovely artist from Zagreb, Croatia looking to sponsor our 4th Anniversary Giveaway Bash. Upon seeing some of her delectable creations, I knew instantly that she would be a big hit with the readers of Pin Up Persuasion. Some of your may recall seeing her adorable dessert charm bracelet in our “Fabulous Last Minute Pinup Stocking Stuffers” recently. It is with great pleasure I introduce you all to Milushka; creator of the most realistic handmade mini pastries to adorn the body.

IMG_7177As I discovered Milushka’s incredible talent for making lifelike miniature sculptures, I was in awe of the amount of detail in each tiny design. They were all so realistic and definitely looked utterly delicious. My heart quickly melted when I saw the endless varieties of delightful cupcakes Milushka has created; her imagination is limitless and so is my love of all things cupcake.  One of my favorite designs is the unique dessert themed charm bracelets. The combination of tasty treats with a cup of tea and mini utensils is perfect for an afternoon tea party. With each design being handmade, you can customize the selection of miniature charms along with your choice of colour combinations.

IMG_7185 IMG_7180Milushka must have great creative intuition as she unexpectedly created a new charm bracelet design that was exactly what I had envisioned. From the moment I saw the “Retro Tea Party Cupcake Donut Charm Bracelet”, I knew it had to be mine. Needless to day, I was completely blown away when my bracelet arrived as the photos do not truly capture all the craftsmanship put into every element. Each charm is handcrafted down to the smallest detail, they are genuine lifelike miniatures. Get ready to enjoy two savory cupcakes while pouring some fresh tea from the green polka dot teapot into the pink polka dot teacup and a sprinkle donut to dunk but don’t forget the utensils as there’s a fork and spoon to complete the tea party affair. The charm bracelet features handmade polymer clay charms, beautiful glass pearls, a lightweight silver tone chain (lead & nickle free), and toggle clasp closure. Although the sculptures may “appear” delicate and fragile in nature, they are very solid and durable.

IMG_7206 IMG_7205As you can imagine, these delightful charm bracelets pair magically with any ensemble. I could not resist continuing the tea party theme and paired it with my Pinup Girl Clothing Paris Jenny Dress. The bracelet colours all tie in beautifully with the vibrant Paris motif. To balance the busyness of the print and not take away from the Retro Tea Party Cupcake Donut Charm Bracelet, I added a solid MAK cropped cardigan with matching Hillary pumps by B.A.I.T.

Milushka Milushka2When an artist finds their true passion, they pour their heart and soul into every masterpiece. Milushka’s talent can be seen in each savory miniature sculpture she imagines and creates.  If you are looking for unique accessories sure to garner lots of attention, make sure to check out her Etsy Shop and Instagram for more delectable designs!

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A Sprinkle of Holiday Joy

With Christmas only being less than a week away, it is time for all of us to get into some holidays spirit whether we are ready for it or not. This is the busiest time of year for everyone and it is so easy to become a Scrooge if you don’t embrace the essence of what makes the holidays so very special. Knowing that my schedule was going to be flipped upside down working long hours and filled with last minute shopping, I found the perfect way to bring a little extra Christmas cheer to my wardrobe…novelty brooches! Erstwilder did it again; their Christmas Collection 2015 was just what we all needed to carry a little holiday spirit with us wherever we go! To top it all off, Erstwilder released a Limited Edition Dear Rudolph Brooch free gift with $100 purchase for their loyal customers…I simply had to have one!

From the moment I laid eyes on the new Erstwilder Christmas Collection 2015, I had an instant crush on Ginger the Christmas Cookie Brooch. He looked absolutely darling with his stylish red striped scarf, it was impossible not to take a little bite out of him since he is full of sugar and spice. Ginger’s rich cinnamon marbled colour makes him versatile to pair with any look; whether it be a casual or formal…he will add the perfect amount of holiday spice to your life. In the essence of Ginger’s creation, I thought I would bake him some companions.

*Outfit Details*
  • Erstwilder Ginger the Christmas Cookie Brooch
  • PUG Peasant Top in red
  • Nicole Katherine Skirt
  • Madden Girl red pumps.

IMG_6849 IMG_6831 IMG_6841 IMG_6839 IMG_6843It is unmistakable, the fact that Erstwilder thought to create the Limited Edition Dear Rudolph Brooch free gift for their clients says so very much about the heartfelt people behind the brand. Seeing as they chose Rudolph as the pioneer to spread their message of thanks, I believe they know us all too well. Although we might be seen as different for our passions of eras past…doesn’t mean what makes us unique can’t be celebrated just like Rudolph’s adorable little red nose. Dear Rudolph got a chance to frolic in the snow covered forest before his big night leading Santa’s sleigh.

*Outfit Details*
  • Erstwilder Dear Rudolph Brooch
  • PUG Peasant Top in white
  • Vintage Winter Forest skirt
  • BAIT Tessa blue wedges

IMG_6797 IMG_6821 IMG_6811 IMG_6814 IMG_6812Whether your family is ultra casual or fancy, you can easily add a little extra holiday cheer to any outfit with these festive novelty brooches. The Erstwilder Christmas Collection 2015 also includes the adorable yellow duck Merry Quack-Mas Brooch, a classic holly wreath Deck The Halls Brooch, the austere owl Senor Santa Hat Brooch and the time-honored Christmas tree Tis The Season Brooch. All these limited edition designs are now sold out at Erstwilder but don’t fret if you didn’t get yours yet…there are tons of authorized Erstwilder Stockists that still have them available. I immediately went to my favorite gal Vintage Pip to nab the Tis The Season Brooch before it was too late and it should be arriving any day now just in time for Christmas. To locate designs at the closest Erstwilder stockist nearest you, email: hello@erstwilder.com. Don’t forgot to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for a daily dose of Erstwilder and to tag #erstwilder to be featured on their Instagram feed!

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xoxo Jessica