It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Fluff!

We are fortunate to have several iconic brands among out vast pinup community that spans the globe. Regardless of what makes us all individuals, these icons have truly distinguished themselves by transcending those unique personalities to establish one common niche that everyone can relate with. The journey of becoming an icon is not always without strife. Over a decade ago, an artist by the name of Claudette Barjoud had a vision to create adorable saucy characters inspired by the 1920’s-60’s and from that Fluff was born. Not long ago, we could find endless apparel and accessories with Fluff’s delightful designs we all know and love…but where did they all go? After some very difficult misfortunes, Fluff has now been given a second chance with a new exciting partnership to become bigger and better than ever! With a fresh lease on life, Fluff is relaunching all new designs, products and most importantly focusing on providing quality products to their loyal customers. The very first release from the Fluff relaunch are the fabulous Limited Edition Bowler Bags available in three adorable designs; Suzy Sailor, Molly Mermaid and Cherry Martini.

Available in three limited edition prints ~ MSRP $75USD

IMG_5697 IMG_5700As a long time fan of Fluff, I am no stranger to all of their adorable signature designs like Suzy Sailor and Molly Mermaid. So much so, I have the saucy Suzy Sailor tattooed on my left thigh! Seeing as I have several items from the original collections, it was time add a new face…Miss Cherry Martini! Not only is she one sexy minx, I loved the black and sparkle red colour combination. It was a real treat when my Limited Edition Bowler Bag arrived in a pink Fluff Box, one of only 300 being made. The little hang tag says “Cautions: Use of this bag may cause squeals of spontaneous delight!” and that couldn’t be more true. The Cherry Martini Bowler Bag features exquisitely printed artwork on vegan friendly faux leather highlighted by the sparkly red vinyl, a heavy duty metal zipper closure with signature silver heart charm pull, and fully lined with hot pink satin signature Fluff print with inside Velcro pocket. The outside diameter measures: 11″ wide x 8″ high x 4.5″ deep.

IMG_5702 IMG_5718As the first piece released from Fluff’s official relaunch, the Limited Edition Bowler Bags really proved that great things are in store for everyone that adores Fluff. I was really impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of the bowler bag; one that can be used everyday and not be used just a special occasion type of purse. The sparkly red accent is reminiscent of the 1950’s classic diner chair vinyl, it truly makes Cherry Martini come to life.Β  Normally I prefer my purses to have a kiss lock closure over zippers for convenience purposes but those often break and are seen as less durable than zipper. The handles are an ideal length to carry on your forearm, always a great way to show off your handbag and often garner lots of compliments. Cherry Martini is sure to turn heads as she’s just so cheeky and darling perched in her martini glass.

IMG_5735 IMG_5742The magnificent part of the Cherry Martini Bowler Bag is that the simple black and red colour scheme is quite versatile to pair with your wardrobe. I find myself wearing reds quite often, whether it be in casual or dressier looks. It was a no brainer to match the Cherry Martini Bowler Bag with my red Fables by Barrie Scarlett Bustier top, Vintage black taffeta skirt, B.A.I.T red Dennise wedges, finished off with my cherry jewelry and red Hell Bunny petticoat.

IMG_5713I think we can all agree on one thing, Fluff personifies that adorable little girlishness in all of us that we never truly want to relinquish. With the Fluff relaunch, we can soon expect to see Cupcake Dolls and Martini Mermaids, currently available for pre-order online. Their new line will featureΒ Wall Dolls, Beach Towels, Barware, Jewelry and more! I personally cannot wait to get my hands on more wall dolls, they are true collector pieces!

Here’s some exciting news…one lucky Pin Up Persuasion reader will WIN a Fluff Limited Edition Bowler Bag of her choice!

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Contest will run from Tue. July 7 and ends Fri. July 24.

The winner will be announced right here on the blog, good luck to everyone!

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Prizes must be claimed within 7 days of contest end. Any unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and redrawn on the 8th day from the existing pool of entrants.

 

Cherry On Top

Sometimes I cannot help but revisit past product reviews as they are worth sharing all over again. This past Fall, we got a comprehensive look into the CS-411 underbust corset from Orchard Corset. A wonderful style for those with a shorter torso like myself and suitable for average torso lengths as well. The exciting part with these staple styles, Orchard Corset occasionally surprises us with fabulous limited edition prints and colours. The key is, snap them up quickly as once they are gone…they won’t be coming back!

Since I have already written a complete review of the CS-411 recently, make sure to check it out here before reading on –>https://pinuppersuasion.com/2014/11/12/a-hint-of-lavender/.

Cherry1This past Christmas, Orchard Corset released the CS-411 in a very limited edition Cherry print and I simply had to have it! Normally I shy away from ornate prints like these as my corsets tend to be either black or neutral shades for more wardrobe versatility. But in this case, I found the cherry print to actually be an accent piece that was well suited to be worn over your clothes as a lovely compliment to any ensemble.

cherry2The darling cherries are embroidered on a black sateen fabric and have a subtle pop of contrast that doesn’t scream too loudly to deter from the classic appeal. Red and green being two of my favorite colours to wear, it was quite easy to pair it with various items in my wardrobe. Less is more; using solids to showcase the delicious fruitiness is the way to go! With an obsession for vintage cherry style necklaces, I had more than a few to choose from to complete the outfit wonderfully.

cherry3Corsets have become mainstream in recent years and the selection among quality brands like Orchard Corset is flourishing. Whether you are a serious waist trainer or occasional corset wearer…there are a multitude of fabric, colours and prints to suit everyone’s taste. I am over the moon excited that the team over at OC heard the cries of us short torso customers and has recently released the CS-426 short! Stay tuned for a review in the near future…I shall be getting one of them very soon πŸ™‚