Friday, November 18, 2011

Cruzin Magazine

Recently I was approached by Cruzin Magazine to do a photo shoot for their latest issue. I started pursuing pin up modelling from early 2010 in order to compete in the Miss Pin Up Australia competition, since then the opportunities to grow in the industry have been incredible!

I am truly grateful to those who have made this possible and from the support of friends, family and other wonderful pin ups in the industry. You instantly know genuine people that surround you from their level of encouragement and support.

The message I have to all those wanting to pursue a career in any industry to never lose faith in your own abilities and believe that what you want will come in time, no matter the ups and downs everything happens for a reason.

If you want to have a peek at the magazine go to any local Newsagent in Australia, the November Cruzin Magazine issue is out now! Such a gorgeous purple hot rod on the cover. Just love that car!

Here is one shot from the day that was taken by Photographer Dale Haberfield. Thanks Cruzin!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cancer Research Charity Auctions - Nearly at our target!

The Girls Night In Charity Auctions all of October have been going great!

Thanks to our sponsors for their wonderful contributions. We only have a few days left of charity packs so get on board and lets see if we can hit the $400 mark for Cancer research!

Without the following contributors it wouldn't have been possible so check them out on Facebook or Etsy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Collective Store - Everything modern retail chains are missing!

Where and Who are they?
The Collective Store is located in Wynnum, Queensland. They are a handmade boutique store filled to the brim with handmade and unique Australian products.

What makes The Collective Store stand out?

Simply put - great customer service, products that radiate love and owners with a passion for what they do.

How often have you walked into a retail store, couldn't find the staff to ask a question and when you did they were rude and put out that you even found them. This is something I have found that many retail stores and chains are really lacking - great service and passion for what they do. Which is why so many shoppers hate going out, dealing with bad service and not finding what they want.

Outlets like The Collective Store are different and there is a reason for it. I cherish when I walk into a store filled with love - from the products being sold down to the people that work there. You feel welcome and at home as soon as you set foot inside and could browse the endless range of unique products for hours. This is exactly what The Collective Store has created. 

How did it all start?
Leonie McIntosh is the owner and creative mind behind The Collective Store. 

“As a hobbyist silversmith I had found it almost impossible to make my craft even a tiny bit profitable. Galleries and boutiques charge too much commission, markets can either be too expensive when you sign up for designer markets or depressing when you are competing with stallholders who deal in imported, inferior products but who seem to be making money hand-over-fist. Online selling is difficult for jewellery because it’s such a tactile product; it really needs to be seen first-hand to be judged for weight, size, texture and quality”

This is how The Collective Store came into fruition.

It's “a marketplace for high-quality products handmade in Australia. I envisioned a community of independent artists, crafters and designers bringing beautiful handmade products to the general public by way of a fresh, fun, co-operative wrapped in a gorgeous little boutique – a shopping oasis!”

You can also have a look on their website – and check out the monthly featured sellers. There are so many talented art and crafters that deserve to be recognised.

How do I get some gorgeous handmade products?!?
Head to their store in Wynnum and check out all the goodies or on their facebook page!

Bid on the latest auction for your chance to get hold of a $100 voucher from The Collective Store generously donated by Leonie! All of the money raised from bidding goes direct to the Cancer Council. This auction closes tomorrow at midnight so be quick! It is a fantastic cause so dig deep. Wonderful sponsors have been kind enough to donate their wares and services to make this possible!

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Miss Rockabilly Products

This is your first peek at my new products! I made a bunch of stock over the past week and some were on display at the Beenleigh Roller Derby on Saturday night.

Pin Up Girl Lace Fascinator $18 - one off piece
Hand Painted Tattoo Art Lace Fascinator $35 - one off piece
Cherry Stripe Shoe Clips Set of 2 $18 - one off piece
Crown Polka Dot Hair Bow $15 - one off piece
Babushka Gingham Hair Clip $10

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

October Events for Miss Rockabilly

October is jam packed full of Miss Rockabilly events and promotion! I have been flat out lately creating product for stockists, Miss Pin Up Australia prize packs and other events.

Just gone was the Pin Up Parlor event held in Sydney. Lots of performances and it looked like an all round fun pin up evening! Here is the video. Miss Rockabilly was a sponsor of the event with prize packs!

Here is what is coming up in October:

  • 25% off all Online Sales in October of Miss Rockabilly Products are going direct to The Cancer Council! So get Christmas shopping on Etsy or Facebook
  • Sponsor Prize Packs are being auctioned off all month on Facebook with all funds raised also going direct to The Cancer Council as part of the Girls Night In event. So follow my fan page to bid! Lots of goodies will be up for auction. Check out our sponsors below!
  • This Sunday the 2nd is the Dead Gorgeous Spring Carnival Hair and Make Up course. Miss Rockabilly Hair Accessories will be on sale! Perfect for spring racing pin up style.
  • Saturday October 8 is the Roller Derby at Beenleigh - Defiants V Furies. Miss Rockabilly is having a stall from 4pm onwards so come check out all the new products
  • October 29 - Live QLD Pin Up Heats for Miss Pin Up Australia. Tweed Seagulls. All the winners and runners up are getting Miss Rockabilly products and vouchers!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Greazefest Markets 2011

Well Greazefest went off with a bang this year! It was my first and certainly not the last market there. Amazing stalls, glamourous people and of course hot cars!

Here are some pics and of course ... new products! I just love creating new things and there is more of this to come. I just haven't had time to photograph everything new.

Fashion Parade Models with some Miss Rockabilly Accessories
New Anchor Hair Bow
New Range of Knuckle Duster Necklaces
All New Cherry Resin Bangle!
The Cars...
Miss Rockabilly's Stall

Friday, August 5, 2011

Only days left to go for Greazefest!

It's nearly Greazefest time! This will be my first Greazefest markets and it is very exciting! I'm sharing my stall with Journal Addicition - she has lots of pin up inspired journals and she also custom created a couple of journals with my original artwork as the cover! I'm excited to launch them exclusively at the markets!

I have been busy sewing in my free time, getting a few aprons finished for Sunday and also hair clips, necklaces and resin goodies. The problem with this craft is I could just keep making and making stock! Too many ideas and not many days now!

Hope to see you there! Come say hello to us at Stall 86 Near the indoor stage. Tickets at the gate $25pp. Children under 15 free with an adult.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Not long to go!

Greazefest at Rocklea Showgrounds on the 7th of August is fast approaching. I've been organising displays, products and other fun stuff over the last few weeks but it always seems that I never have enough time to keep up with ideas!

Here are some of my latest goodies. I just love working with resin and hope I can do more to incorporate these into my bows etc soon.

As an addition to my accessories and jewellery I should also have a few aprons and rockabilly bunting available on the day. I also have one of my pin up drawings being turned into journals! Very exciting times.  Hope to see some fan faces there!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Deep and Meaningful?

Well I've been quite flat out lately but It's time to write on my blog! Work full time is flat out and it doesn't leave me much time to create. But I've had quite a few adventures over the last week or so!

To start it all off I had a ball meeting some lovely new people at the judging of Miss Pin Up Australia live heats down at Tweed Seagulls on the 10th of June. The contestants were also simply stunning! Such grace, poise, wonderful pin up posing and outfits! It is so wonderful to see vintage outfits and girls embracing what they have been given. There were lots of hard decisions to be made, but at the same time judging was just too much fun! There were lovely highlights I will remember forever. Here are some pictures.

I also had the pleasure to finally make it up to The Collective Store in Wynnum. Much to my Sat Nav's annoyance. I don't even know if I should buy one after it took me to a completely wrong address and added an hour to my trip after work... not to mention the wasted fuel! It was exactly like an advert on TV recently where it says to go straight ahead into water... well I ended up somewhere near a beach... not happy Jan! I don't care if you tell me 'you have reached your destination' that was not the address I typed in at the start!

Enough on that rant... The Collective Store has so many wonderful handmade goodies I didn't know where to look! I also got to drop in some resin jewellery. Will be great to see how that goes in store.

In other news I am slowly preparing stock for Greazefest in Rocklea on the 7th of August. I am sharing a stall with Journal Addiction. It should be a great day filled with markets, hot rods and pin ups! And food... I'm going to need that while I'm up there!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Miss Pin Up Australia Live Heats 2011

What exciting news!! This Friday night at Tweed Seagulls I have the amazing opportunity to judge the Miss Pin Up Australia Live Heats for 2011. I can't wait to see the glamourous ladies that have entered this year strut their stuff on stage. Contestants from all states are invited to participate this year and will go straight through with their state title to the final! I can't wait to see what they come up with for the talent section. It is always a fun-filled evening also with a live rockabilly band.

Tickets are on sale at Cooly Rocks On. The competition coincides with the Cooly Rocks On festival happening until June 13th throughout Tweed an Coolangatta. Bands, Markets, Hot Rods... who could ask for more!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fear of the Camera? No such thing for a pin up gal!

I came across this lovely lady Ruby Demuir from an article in Vintage Life Magazine. Read her blog post for tips and tricks for Pin Ups just starting out in modelling. A few things are going to help me out next time round too!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets May 27th King George Square

Come along and say Hi if you are in Brisbane next friday night! I will be setting up shop from 3:30.

I will be launching a few new creations to the Miss Rockabilly range and lots of Resin goodies under my Noogal Creations brand!

Here you can see a list of all the other crafters involved in the night!

The new issue of Peppermint should also be out on the night! I have a little ad in there along with a few lovely BrisStylers!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Garterbelts and Gasoline Festival 2011

Finally. I managed to get some photos off the camera from the Garterbelts and Gasoline festival on Mount Tamborine the other weekend. I also got to model my first Miss Rockabilly clothing creation - Cherry Print Skirt with red satin bow.

Pity the petticoat underneath kept slipping. I must invest in a fluffier high quality one. If anyone knows of good quality petticoat suppliers please let me know! It might become like a handbag and shoe obessesion - one of every colour!