Pin Up Persuasion’s 3rd Anniversary Giveaway Bash!

bannerwI still cannot believe it has been three years since this little venture into the unknown world of blogging began. All I knew was that I had a passion for vintage pinup clothing and I wanted to share that knowledge to help others discover this wondrous way of life. Unbeknownst to me, it would become something greater than I ever dreamed of and that is because of ALL OF YOU!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting this gal’s dedication to what she adores and changing her life forever. ❤ ❤ ❤

Without the support of some of the most incredible companies around, none of our fabulous giveaways would be possible. Please join me in thanking them for continuously providing exceptional customer service and generously donating all the phenomenal prizes up for grabs! In no particular order: Modern Pinup (aka JBR Clothing), Orchard Corset, Rowena/Retroglam.com, Betty Le Bonbon, Uptown Atomic, Sourpuss Clothing, Ceci Punch, Fluff, Collectif, NicCoCo Creations, Luxulite, Erstwilder, The Nylon Swish, Vintage Pip, Heart of Haute, Le Bomb Shop and Miss Mae La Roux.

Now, who is ready to see all these incredible prizes???      

  ModernPinup Erstwilder OrchardCorset Rowena BLBB MaeLaRoux Sourpuss UptownAtomic VintagePip NylonSwish HeartofHaute Luxulite NicCoCo LeBombShop CeciPunch Fluff             Now here’s how to enter…visit Pin Up Persuasion on Tumblr & be sure to enter for each prize! There is no account required to enter, simply complete the various tasks to earn entries to win. Please note, the Rafflecopter app might not work on mobile devices.

>>>CLICK HERE TO ENTER<<<

Contest starts at midnight January 6th and ends at midnight January 31st.

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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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.

 

Peacock Perfection

Believe it or not, the one brand of repro inspired clothing that has never been a part of my wardrobe until now is Trashy Diva. It is not because I don’t love their designs considering I have been lusting over their dresses for years but simply never took the plunge in making a purchase. One thing I have noticed about Trashy Diva, their stuff sells out quickly and often only available one time around so make sure you don’t procrastinate too long or you’ll miss out. When Trashy Diva released the Peacock Lilian dress, I was over the moon excited but they quickly sold out everywhere so I had conceded it just wasn’t meant to be. By some stroke of luck or it was a plain miracle, Rowena/Retroglam.com recently restocked the Peacock Lilian dress in my size…it was fate!

Available in sizes 2-18 ~ MSRP $173CAD

IMG_3240Since I had no experience with Trashy Diva sizing, I relied on the assistance of Wendy at Rowena seeing as we are both similar in size and based on the feedback from her customers. It appears the Peacock Lilian runs one size smaller than the other Trashy Diva designs which are similar in cut therefore I went with a size 6. My initial worry was that the shoulders might be too wide but thankfully the size 6 fit wonderfully. With the Peacock Lilian being inspired by the era of the 1940’s, the style is meant to be figure flattering and softly drape over the hips. The Lilian also has a strong Asian influence with the breathtaking peacock embroidery and large Mandarin collar which can be worn up or neatly folded down. It also comes with a matching black grommet belt to cinch the waist and features decorative covered buttons on the center bodice. At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt (25″) falls a couple inches below the knees.

IMG_3271 IMG_3273Most of you already know how much I adore everything that features a peacock motif as they are truly one of the most majestic creatures on earth. The Peacock Lilian is such a classic design with eye catching embroidery sure to garner lots of attention. The fabric feels so luxurious and drapes beautifully to flatter a curvy figure. Although I normally shy away from Asian inspired high on the neck collars, I couldn’t help but put that fear aside in this case as the peacock design was too tempting to resist. It is no secret that Trashy Diva dresses are quite an investment, I have to say their quality appears to be in line with their pricing.

IMG_3264The Peacock Lilian makes a statement in itself therefore accessorizing should be kept simple and elegant. I paired mine with a lovely peacock feather hair fascinator and my Chelsea Crew T-strap heels in black. If it were a bit cooler out, I would recommend wearing some back seamed stockings to create a timeless look.

IMG_3261After years of window shopping at Trashy Diva, I am now a proud owner of one of their fabulous designs and I look forward to adding more to my wardrobe in the future. The Lilian Peacock eluded me for several years now but after much persistence, the stars finally aligned. Now I have to continue my mission to find the Trashy Diva Yellow Maria dress in my size…

What dresses are you hoping to find before they are gone forever?