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What do YOU want to read about???

For the past 4.5 years, Pin Up Persuasion has been going strong with such devoted readers and I plan on continuing for many more years to come. That being said, recently I have noticed that the blog’s traffic has been unusually quiet and I have been racking my brain to figure out why. The only conclusion I have come up with is that I need to ask my readers what content they find the most interesting, helpful and informative.

I recently consulted with the Pinup Community on Facebook and received so MUCH wonderful constructive feedback that has inspired me immensely. I think focusing solely on product reviews since my health break has really limited my audience. I hope to use all of your incredible ideas to bring you more well-rounded content.

Next week I will be taking a short break from everything to enjoy a much needed vacation in cottage country with the hubby and our fur babies. This time will also allow me to brainstorm on great new ideas and subjects to feature on the blog.

Now tell me…What do YOU want to read about???


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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:

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


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Passion for Peonies

There is nothing more magnificent than the blooming of the lovely peony bushes as spring turns to summer. Peonies are one of my most favorite flowers with the opulent blossoms and craftiness of busy little ants opening each petal. How does one capture the beauty and essence of the peony flower to admire all year round? Well Heart of Haute seems to have found the answer to that very question with the release of their Elizabeth Dress in Bethany Floral.

Available in sizes XS-2X ~ $140.00USD

IMG_8447 As a longtime customer of Heart of Haute, I generally find that their sizing is cut more generously overall from their size charts. Although my measurements (bust 36″, waist 27″) fall in between two sizes, I always size down to a Small successfully. The Elizabeth Dress was no exception, the fit was impeccable and with the adjustable criss-cross straps there was no need to shorten them to fit my petite torso. The Elizabeth Dress features a lined bodice with darting, a straight neckline with back criss-cross adjustable straps, full pleated skirt with a matching tie belt, and side zip closure. The lush border print Bethany Floral is set on a rich deep blue background with gorgeous pink peonies and scattered small blossoms throughout. At 5′-4″ tall, the hemline falls just below the knees.

IMG_8435 IMG_8441The Elizabeth Dress in Bethany Floral is another wonderful classic addition to the great Heart of Haute line up of designs. I personally find their dresses to be very practical for every day wear and no fuss when you are short on time. The strategically placed darting in the bodice creates a flattering fit and allows ample room for comfort in the waist. Now lets talk about the gorgeous border print Bethany Floral; the striking pink peonies and scattered little blossoms took a classic design and made it marvelous! It is not very often that we see floral prints set on a lovely deep blue background and I feel that makes the Elizabeth dress even more fabulous.

IMG_8440 IMG_8461From the moment I saw the lush colours in the peonies, I knew exactly how to accessorize the Elizabeth Dress. One can never go wrong with a timeless vintage pearl necklace as the most versatile accessory of them all. To complete the ensemble, I complimented with plastic bangles in shades of pink, the Ida Fair Pink wedges by BAIT and the picture perfect Lilac Side Comb by Belle Blossoms.

IMG_8443 IMG_8445Heart of Haute has become a household name in our pinup community, delivering classic design staples with the most striking selection of prints season after season. The Elizabeth Dress is no exception and perfect for the busy modern day pinup that is always on the go.


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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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