Sunday, 26 July 2015

Wake Up Little Susie

Aloha my cherry pies, so I recently came across this amazing store called Wake Up Little Susie ran by the lovely Susie Pritchard. As soon as I saw these vintage night gowns I knew I had to have one, as they are simply beautiful. Susie has an amazing range to select from and as soon as I saw the peach one it was love at first sight.

The condition of it is perfect and I knew I'd have to have a play around and take some pictures in it for you guys. I adore the frill details around the base of the gown and in the cup area as it gives that special little touch. The fit is lovely and its super comfy to wear as well as making you feel pretty darn alluring.

I think the gowns are priced very fairly for the quality you get and I was super impressed by the speed of delivery.  If you are as obsessed by vintage nightwear as me I definitely recommend giving her store a look and adding one of these beautiful items to your very own collection.

Thanks for reading Guys and Dolls x

Monday, 20 July 2015

You'd be so nice to come home to fundraiser

Aloha my cherry pies, so I'm all about helping out a fellow vintage loving gal and Harriet who is such a sweetheart is trying to get some money and help together to fund her dream of filming her own vintage inspired film. I have left it mostly up to Harriet to put in her own words below but it would be lovely if people could help out in any way they could!

Thanks Guys and Dolls x

"My name is Harriet and I am 17 years old . I love vintage and creative writing. I feel that writing something with a vintage plotline would be a dream.

I have been approached by a friend who suggested that if I could write a script under 30 pages, he would produce it and film it. I jumped at the opportunity as it’s an absolute dream come true!

I have written a script called “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”. The film is set in the Yorkshire dales in 1941.

I am looking for support from people who have connections in the “vintage industry”. I have the script and cast, but no costumes. To produce a quality historically accurate piece, I need to get the funds for costume, hair and make up.

Are you able to help? Do you have connections to provide the costumes for a credit in the production? Are you a vintage inspired hair and makeup artist looking for something extra to add to your CV? Or would you like to donate to her fundraising page? The link to Harriet’s fundraising page is here –

You can also contact me directly to liaise further –

Or visit her blog page – xx "

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Marvellous Meet Ups - Le Keux Vintage Salon and The Wet Spot Leeds

Aloha my cherry pies, so first of all I thought I'd talk about a really amazing group on Facebook called 1940s/1950s Most Marvellous Meet Ups. I first stumbled upon this group a couple of months ago and it's the best thing ever! It's an group where regular meet ups are arranged so that other vintage loving guys and dolls can meet up, I've been to a few meet ups now and I've meet some really wonderful people, so I can not recommend it enough.

So on Friday I went to a fantastic meet up with two lovely vintage loving gals. We first meet up in Leeds and went to a hotel we had booked to drop off all our bags. We then ventured into Leeds city centre where we grabbed some sushi from Yo Sushi, I just have to say here that I got an amazing dessert from there where the sauce for the ice cream came in a syringe which I thought was a super cool touch.

So after food we went to do a vintage hair class at Le Keux vintage salon, the class was being taught be the amazingly beautiful and talented Diablo Rose who is not only an amazing hair stylist but she is also an amazing pin up model and one of my heroes for modern pin up girls. The class was fantastic and I got some great tips for vintage hair styling which I immediately tried as soon as I got home. The class was held in the Le Keux salon and if you've not been before been I definitely recommend it, its a retro dream as its decked out with vintage hair dryers and tools and has a wonderful pink Cadillac couch which I super want to steal haha. They also do photoshoots there and I'm definitely booking one in the future.

So after the class it was back to the hotel to get changed to do see The Wet Spot Burlesque show, and this gave me the chance to wear my gorgeous Monica dress by Pin Up Girl Clothing. The show was held at the Belgrave music hall which was a really great setting. As soon as you walked in you were greeted by classic music and a bar that was serving great cocktails. The show was fantastic and had some really great acts. For me Sophia St Villier stole the show as she was absolutely stunning and very talented at Burlesque, and I practically liked the poor guy she grabbed from the audience, when she stripped while dressed a latex horse his face was a mixture of terrified and happiness haha. I also loved Kitty Ribbons as one of her acts included her being dressed as Jewellery box ballerina and as she turn on the rotating platform she stripped, which I thought was a genius idea for Burlesque. The whole show was great and fingers crossed I get to see some more in future.

All in all it was the perfect way to spend a Friday and I loved every minute. Thanks for reading Guys and Dolls x

Monday, 13 July 2015

Hms Vintage Phootshoot

Aloha my Cherry pies, so back in June I had a photo shoot with an amazing company called Hms Vintage where Cherry Dollface styled my hair and did my makeup. It was a magical day and I thought I'd share with you the photos I received back.

I absolutely adore these photos, the people are Hms Vintage as so amazingly friendly and I love getting photos done there. It just made it even more special that Cherry styled my hair which I was super in love with. I also got to wear my beautiful Pin Up Girl Clothing castle print dress which is definitely one of my favourites and it looked great with the backdrop.

Hope you enjoy Guys and Dolls x

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Pinup up abroad - Outfits

Aloha my cherrypies so I have just come back from an amazing holiday in Tenerife filled with sunshine, sea and one too many cocktails. Tenerife is beautiful Spanish island in the Canary's and is a really amazing place to go on holiday if you get the chance as the weather is gorgeous and the food and drinks are plenty haha. So my lovelies if you have been looking at my Instagram you will have seen what I have been wearing abroad so I thought id just got into a little detail on what I wore and where I bought it.

My favourite outfit of the holiday was this gorgeous skirt and top by The Oblong Box Shop. All the clothes from this shop are amazing and I love how the top goes perfectly with the skirt. The skirt is from the palm springs collection and I just love everything in this collection and definitely have some things on my wish list for the future. The quality of the pieces are lovely and the top is stretchy so its super comfy. The print on the skirt is gorgeous too as I am just flamingo mad. As you know I'm also pineapple mad as well so I had to pair this outfit with this super cute pineapple bag from New Look.

My second outfit is this amazing twin set by Collectif clothing. Collectif is my one stop shop for everything vintage inspired and when I saw this set with the flamingo and toucan print I knew it would look perfect on a holiday. Its a tropical dream, the material is really high quality, but I did have to wait till night to wear this as the material is quite thick so it was too hot to wear during the day. I also put a real flower in my hair with this outfit as I felt its gave it that extra tropical touch.

My third outfit was was pineapple tastic. My pineapple print skirt was from Primark last year, the material on in was very light so it was perfect to keep me cool. The top was from H&M recently and I am just madly in love with the sequin pineapple as its super gorgeous and sparkly. I am also wearing a super cute glittery pineapple clip from Alternate Normality but unfortunately you cant see it in the picture.

My next outfit was also one of my favourites as it was a great vintage buy. I managed to snag it at a vintage kilo event after seeing a lady pick it up and falling in love with the dress, so as you do I followed her round the event in hopes that she would put it down, and she did, lucky me haha. I also paired it with this great straw hat from H&M. I'm really into my hats now for the summer after seeing how Modern June Cleaver over at junebugsandgeorgiapeaches looks in hers, she has totally inspired me and brought me over the hat side of life!

My last outfit is this super cute combo of deadly dames and watermelons which I think totally works haha. The skirt is again from Primark and I managed to pick it up when I picked up the pineapple skirt as they had some really cute circle skirts in last year. I paired it with this amazing deadly dames top from Pin Up Girl Clothing that I hadn't worn before but I have no idea why because I love it! Its super flattering and because its black its very versatile so I will definitely be bringing out this bad boy more often!.

Hope you enjoyed reading, thanks Guys and Dolls x