There’s No Such Thing As Too Much Cuteness

A new year marks a fresh start…and I’m very excited to introduce you all to some incredible brands never before featured here at Pin Up Persuasion. The leisure of internet shopping has granted us the luxury of going beyond any border to shop retailers around the globe. More and more unique independent retailers are springing up from down under; Australia is making huge waves in the vintage/pinup fashion market in recent years. If you have not already heard of Erstwilder, you will soon be seeing their adorable and quirky resin jewelry every where as they are a perfect statement piece to compliment any outfit.

It was a pure delight to pair my new charming friends from Erstwilder with looks pulled from my closet. First up is the gal that captured my heart with her polka dots, Alice the Elephant! The lovely Alice paired splendidly with the Fables by Barrie Scarlett Bustier and Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny Harlequin skirt for a fun and flirty ensemble. The best thing about these precious little characters, is that they go with just about anything…including jazzing up basic sweaters in the cold winter months.

IMG_4331 IMG_4344 IMG_4355Then there is playful little Celicia Seal, a true ray of sunshine. I couldn’t help but choose the brightest yellows and oranges in my closet to capture her essence at heart. Celicia looks splendid with the Gold Bombshell Tank from Le Bomb Shop and Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny Oranges skirt which I finished off with my B.A.I.T Dennise wedges in yellow. I felt like I should take a trip to the circus or carnival so she would fit right in.

IMG_4357 IMG_4376 IMG_4383Erstwilder not only designs enchanting brooches, they also offer their creations in earrings and necklaces as well. Last by certainly not least, Dot the Dozing Deer necklace. The cherry red with blue accents makes Dot versatile to wear with more than just one colour scheme. The extendable chain makes it perfectly adaptable to adjust based on the height of the neckline you may be wearing. The gracefulness of this darling fawn seemed to go wonderfully with the sweetheart bodice on the Pinup Girl Clothing Voodoo Vixen top and Audrey Skirt in red floral border print.

IMG_4393 IMG_4419 IMG_4411There is something truly special with each of the Esrtwilder characters that will capture your heart. I find these little creatures can’t help but bring a smile to my face and brighten whatever outfit they adorn. Brooches are making a huge comeback from the era we all treasure so fondly; these too will become pieces to collect and cherish for years to come. Lucky for all of you, Erstwilder is one of our dear sponsors for our 3rd Anniversary Bash…giving you the amazing chance to win 3 brooches of your choice! Make sure to enter before it’s too late!

Luxury is in Each Detail

One element that I love most about blogging is the opportunity to showcase small independent artists that contribute such creativity in our world of vintage reproduction. I personally relish in the fact we wear unique clothing and accessories that are not readily available to the mass population like shopping at the mall. Many moons ago, one of my readers told me about this incredible Australian based handmade jewelry designer, Lucy Luxxe. From that moment, I was in total awe of her unique creations and wished to someday wear some of her designs. Well that day is finally here! The creative gal behind Lucy Luxxe, Renee was so kind to send one of her Atomic Starbust Brooch to feature on the blog and I also snatched up the Hand Painted Leaf Brooch with Yummy Berries being too delicious to resist.

IMG_3849Let me start by saying, there are a plethora of independent artists out there creating vintage reproduction jewelry but not all are created equal. Many people think, well I could make that or that looks easy enough to do so I’ll ask a friend to make them for me. Being crafty is one thing, being an artist with talent is another. Renee from Lucy Luxxe is an artist with an incredible talent creating quality handmade jewelry at affordable prices. When my brooches arrived, I quickly saw they were exceptional quality and made from superior craftsmanship which I haven’t come across in a long time. Both pieces have incredible substance in their manufacturing and the attention to detail is phenomenal.

IMG_3795The Atomic Starbust Brooch can also be converted into a necklace with the built in loops and the included silver chain. Made from handcrafted confetti resin and finished with tiny crystals, it is sure to add a little sparkle to your look. The soft mint green and baby pink combination is such a wonderful compliment to almost any outfit. I chose to pair it with a vintage pink novelty dress and white cropped cardigan, ideal for work or an afternoon at the park. A word of caution, the points of the stars are quite sharp and may snag your knits if you aren’t careful when securing it on yourself.

IMG_3824 IMG_3819Being an October baby, I absolutely love fall colours and everything that reminds me of the most colourful time of year. The Hand Painted Leaf Brooch with Yummy Berries encompasses the richness of fall and its breathtaking beauty. The wonderful colour combination of red, orange, and yellow is sure to become a versatile accessory for a myriad of ensembles. Seeing as these are some of my favorites colours, I had several outfits to pair together. Seen here, I thought the PUG Sean top in gold and vintage rose floral skirt with bakelite bracelets was total perfection with the Leaf Brooch and matching red metalflake stud earrings.

IMG_3783 IMG_3765I will be the first one to say, why on earth did I wait so long to own some Lucy Luxxe jewelry? Yes, they come from the other side of the globe but they are so worth the long voyage. Most Lucy Luxxe designs are one of a kind, so you will be a very lucky gal to own a genuine handmade collectors item. Follow Lucy Luxxe on Instagram to be the first to see sneak peeks and get your hands on these beauties once they hit the website.