Pin Up Persuasion 4th Anniversary Giveaway Bash!

With 2015 coming to a close, there have been so many great memories to be thankful for and I could not have done it without all the wonderful readers of Pin Up Persuasion. With each passing year, I find myself growing and learning as I continue my journey in the pinup vintage lifestyle. It is such a blessing to be able to share my passions with fabulous pinups that span around the globe. Four years ago I began a new venture into blogging and I never imagined it would have flourished into something so life changing.

Banner2bAs a token of my appreciation to the Pin Up Persuasion fans new and old, it’s time to kick off our biggest blog anniversary giveaway bash yet! Let’s begin by thanking all of our incredible sponsors for donating such spectacular prizes…they truly outdid themselves this time. Make sure to enter all the prize below, you are eligible to win each and everyone. If you run into any problems while trying to participate, please email me at pinup_persuasion@hotmail.com.

Contest starts at midnight January 4th & ends at midnight February 1st.

Winners will be selected and announced right here on the blog…so make sure to check back to see if you’re a winner!

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CLICK HERE to enter to win the Pin Up Persuasion Dita Von Teese “Your Beauty Mark” Book & Mac Lipstick Prize Pack.

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CLICK HERE to enter to win the Ains & Elke Style Haus Lorelei Sarong Dress in Midnight Blue Lame.Milushka

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Milushka Cherry Cupcake Necklace & Earrings Set.OrchardCorset

CLICK HERE to enter to win A Corset of Your Choice from Orchard Corset.D&JRetro

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Trio of Erstwilder Brooches from D & J Vintage.Fluff

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Miss Fluff Leopard Lady Original Framed Painting.OblongBox

CLICK HERE to enter to win The Oblong Box Shop Novelty Skirt & Top of Your Choice.Luxulite

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Luxulite Drunken Pink Elephants Brooch & Earrings Set.Retroglam

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Rowena/Retroglam $100 Giftcard.VintagePip

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Vintage Pip $50 Giftcard.MissFortune

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Miss Fortune £40 Giftcard.CeciPunch

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Ceci Punch Nautical Necklace & Earrings Set.BettyLeBonbon

CLICK HERE to enter to win A Custom Betty Le Bonbon Swing Skirt.Erstwilder

CLICK HERE to enter to win A Erstwilder Brooch of Your Choice.AtomicSwag

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Atomic Swag Aloha Tee.zoevine

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Zoe Vine £50 Giftcard.HOH

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Heart of Haute $60 Giftcard.

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CLICK HERE to win the NicCoco Creations Peacock Feather Hair Brooch.PunkUpBettie

CLICK HERE to enter to win Punk Up Bettie Cupcake Glitter Sweet Heart Hair Bow & Brooch Set.Collectif

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Collectif £50 Giftcard & A Pair of Lulu Hun Shoes of Your Choice.

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All 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.

When the Flower Blooms

One of the best things about the pinup community is that no matter how large it grows, it doesn’t lose that small quaintness of knowing all the household names. For as long as I can remember being on social media, I always saw endless pinups wearing NicCoco Creations at all of the major events and in their photoshoots. How did one small independent artist become a household name among the pinup elite? I’m not sure exactly when it happened but one faithful day, NicCoco Creations went from a brand that I admired from afar to a lovely new relationship with the creator Nicolle. For several months we discussed different ideas for a collaboration and it was a no brainer that the Viva Rockabilly Weekend was the perfect setting to showcase her creative talent.

For the moment I saw the Idda’s Tropical Storm, I knew I had to have it! Being a sucker for tropical flowers and real-look silk flowers, it was an ideal pairing. Since I didn’t have any outfits in that particular colour combination, Nicolle custom made my very own Idda in orange and green hues to coordinate with my vintage sarong dress. When she sent me photos of the piece in progress, we decided to add a little more orange to the cluster and it turned out so beautifully.

NicCoco NicCoco1 NicCoco2The next piece was a complete custom design that would take center stage with my key outfit for the car show. Nicolle suggested the rich red hibiscus flowers and I wanted to incorporate my love of starfish which pulled from the adorable sea life print in the playsuit. As the design was coming to life, we decide to add a few seashells which tied it all together marvelously. Needless to say, it was a HUGE hit with everyone as I received so many compliments that day. The icing on the cake was when I finally met Nicolle at the car show, she is just as lovely and wonderful in person. She is a TOTAL sweetheart!

NicCoco8 NicCoco7 NicCoco6For the last hair flower, I left all creative freedom to the artist and simply showed the outfit that it was to coordinate with. The dress is a vintage Alfred Shaheen Sarong, in a rich green with bold tropical flowers at the hem. Nicolle seriously hit it out of the park with her artistic flair on this one, it was love at first sight. Orchids are one of my favorite flowers and the vibrant green hues are just splendid. I have a feeling I will be wearing this one any chance I get this summer since it’s such a lovely tropical staple.

NicCoco5 NicCoco4 NicCoco3Not only does NicCoco Creations have incredible artistic talent, but they set a high standard for quality craftsmanship. Each piece is hand sewn onto durable hair comb, which stays securely in place unlike more commonly used alligator clips. For the first time I wasn’t constantly fussing with placement and slipping throughout the day. These babies stayed put! There is by all means a plethora of handmade hair flowers on the market these days but I can say from experience that very few are as wonderfully made as these and at such affordable prices. It’s no wonder she’s made herself a household name among the pinups that we all know and admire.