A Few Of My OutFits From The Week (27.7.14)

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 Yea there’s lots of shameless photos here, but you no when you put a dress on and you just feel great! This was one of those outfits! I always feel great in this dress. I brought this from the 2nd Atomic Markets ever held and have been in love with it ever  since! My heels are steve madden. My aurora borealis necklace and earrings set is a vintage set I brought from an Esty store called Floyds Finds I totally adore the set its such a unique colour. I love then way it contrasts with the electric blue dress. The brooch in my hair is Austrian glass this is actually a set with earings that has feature in another outfit I wore a few weeks ago I love it soooo sparkly!! Another vintage faux fur thanks Nan!

http://www.stevemadden.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atomic-Market-For-all-things-Rockabilly-and-Vintage/160804344000597

https://www.etsy.com/nz/shop/FloydsFinds?ref=l2-shopheader-name

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This is my French inspired outfit as i was heading to the french markets that are held every week in parnell (I love crepes) So i donned my beret from Paris its self , a classic Wheels & Doll Baby cardigan and my go to heels from number one shoes. Plus my favourite wiggle skirt of mine from Forever New. glasses from Rita Sue. The scarf im wearing is vintage i discovered in a opp shop in K road by Pierre Cendin I loved how it completed my french look. The markets were great i actually spotted quite a few kindred spirits their! Now i wish i had got a picture with the lovely ladies! Next time! By the way Wheels & Doll Baby is having a competition to win 3,000 worth of there glorious clothing! I suggest you enter! id love somebody I know to win! (If I don’t 🙂

http://wheelsanddollbaby.com

http://www.forevernew.com

http://www.numberoneshoes.co.nz

http://www.aucklandnz.com/things-to-do/listing/la-cigale-french-style-farmers-market

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Another Wheels & Doll Baby beauty, This cardigan I love beauty it is not only flattering and feminine but has been keeping me warmer in these chilly winter days! My belt is a go to for me it’s also from Wheels & Doll Baby I love this belt because it makes my waist feel teeny and smooth plus it goes with most of my outfits. My glasses from Rita Sue I popped into Rita Sue in the weekend and I see Racheal has some in stock! My tights are What Kate Did also purchased from Rita Sue. My shoes are number one. My bag is a vintage find that my mother in law kindly brought me from the USA on a trip she went on she spotted it and brought it home for me! I’m a lucky lady! My gloves are a lovely find that I got at The Very Vintage Day Out this year.

http://www.wheelsanddollbaby.com

http://www.ritasue.co.nz

http://www.numberoneshoes.com

 I hope you had a beautiful weekend !Have a warm and glamour’s week!

Miss Rouge

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My Vintage/ Retro Inspired Kitchen.

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              I’ve had lots of questions sent to me asking about my home that features in a few of the pictures we take of my outfits so I figured I could post up a few pictures featuring my home. Let me just say I feel like my home is a work in progress I’ve got big dreams! who doesn’t 🙂 but here’s a few pictures of my kitchen. Just one more thing to add ,I dream to one day be a proud owner of a pink Smeg fridge, dreams are free!

http://www.smeg.co.nz/Product/info/FAB32RPKNA1

(My dream fridge! But as you can see the price tag is a bit of a not working mammas price range!)

Our home is an Ex-state that was built-in 1946, it still has most of the original fixtures, I noticed that some of the paint is peeling off and it looks like the kitchen was originally pink which is amazing! because pink is clearly my favourite colour! In saying that although I love pink I couldn’t do that to my hubby who isn’t a hater of pink but I don’t think he would be to keen on me extending my pinkness to the walls! You can see the kitchen had the original cupboards and even the power box! which still works!

For those who don’t know what a state house is: In The between 1930 and 1949 New Zealand  government built 30,00 homes for as there was a housing shortage. They were beautifully and strongly built with beautiful hard wood floors and large windows that let in the light. The Nz Government started to put some of these homes up for sale they have been popular homes to buy and do up as they are easy to renovate and modernise and are often on a decent sized section of land. With the house sales soaring and being what they are in Auckland it has been more popular to buy a home that needs some TLC and this is what we did with our home. We brought this as our first home when I was 23, so coming up to being in our home for 5 years in August this year! how time flys! Anyway onto the fun stuff!

The checkered lino flooring I added, this is easy to keep clean even if you have a cat who likes to bring muddy paw prints in right after you have mopped!. Which was very affordable and I used some amazing family own business that Keith and Cody run together called CI Flooring they sourced this lino for me. I have used them on other projects in our home and in my place of work and friends and family have all used them and have been very happy with the product and service. You can contact them on: 0508 243 5667

The manrobe was gifted to me. It was a shabby chic project of mine. If your interested I could do a post on how I did it. I always get compliments on it and I love the duck egg blue colour!

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The appliances I searched for, I did want pink but alas its impossible to find pink ones that are compatible with New Zealand’s power points. However these baby blue jug and toaster by DeLonghi are clearly fabulous! and do the trick nicely for my pastel theme! I got these on sale at Noel Leemings. Also my glorious pink Kitchen Aid was a wedding gift from my hubbys lovely family! God I love this thing, I use it whenever I bake plus seriously isn’t it glorious! You can purchase these from The Homestore and Harvey Normans.

http://www.thehomestoreauckland.co.nz/cms_display.php?st=1

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/index.php?subcats=Y&status=A&pshort=N&pfull=N&pname=Y&pkeywords=N&search_performed=Y&dispatch=products.search&gclid=CjwKEAjw9LKeBRDurOugs43jnlgSJACUXqHxq3KRyU1H8FLjxaKwTWDlnil2tU5GZ24u82JoUQqSIRoCn6Tw_wcB&q=kitchenaid

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZcheLG5LEM

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These gorgeous salt and pepper shakers were a gift from my special friend Gabi and I love the colour and the sunburst detailing on the sides.

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My table is my pride and joy! This was given to me by my lovely mother in law. I have never seen another one like it with the swivel seats! it’s so fab! It needs a little TLC but ill do a post on how I restore it for you in the future!

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Here are some pictures just around the kitchen.

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I have pink and pastel touches around the kitchen even down to the recipe book by the stunning Miss Melcious !

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Even in my cupboards…… and draws…. its pink….

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Some lovely crystal pieces I own have become the perfect fruit bowls .That way I can enjoy them instead of them hiding away on a cupboard! My favorite one is of course the pink bowl which my parents gifted to me on my last birthday. I just adore the scalloped edges and the pattern it’s so unique and unlike anything ive seen before which makes it feel special when it feels original!

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This is a Cath Kidson plastic bag holder! Everybody needs somewhere to put all of those annoying plastic bags that hang around and this isn’t a vintage one but its made from a vintage idea! my Grandmother had one in her house and now I have one! I got this in Cambridge, these came in a variety of colours the store is fabulous, you can get lost in it looking at all of the glorious items! so fun!

https://www.facebook.com/MYstyleNZ

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So how fun is my mini Duke box! This plays cds, radio, ipods and it flashes different colours and is really quite loud you can defiantly hold a party with this baby! I brought this a few years ago and the store has since shut down that I brought it from but I have seen them at the Beach Hop in the shops and I’m sure with some searching you could source one!

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Having a vintage 50s themed kitchen of course ment have the iconic 50s lighting! I discovered this baby cheaply at an antique shop in royal oak with some cleaning she came up beautifully the shop is called royal Oak Traders (The link is below.) I got my electrician Evan Craw 021959386 to hang it for me. I feel like it completes the look hanging about our dinning table! Oh and of course the bunting! This was hand-made with love by my clever friend CC who has actually featured in my blog on our girls night out! She’s so clever!

https://plus.google.com/114732009143146840993/about?gl=nz&hl=en

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Vintage loving and coffee obsessed well fear not Nespresso have a vintage range out. This is the more affordable Pixie range but there is another range that would be perfect for any vintage kitchen lovers. Check it out on my link! so pretty!

http://www.nespresso.com

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I have a board that was kindly acquired for me by the boys! This is where I draw my motivation and inspiration from. I love quotes I find they motivate and empower me to be the person I want to be, so I have a different quote every week up on my wall to remind me to be the better me and to help me work towards my goals!

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I hope you enjoyed the tour of my work in progress kitchen!

Miss Rouge

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My Weekly Words Of Wisdom From The Wall Of My Kitchen

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These are the words that personally motivation & inspire me! From the wall of my kitchen to you! Take it or leave it but it sure works for me! Sometimes some words of strength or positivity as positivity generates positivity!

Miss Rouge

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A Few Outfits From My Week (20.7.14)

The Cardigans Are Out! (Its So Cold!)   Well now that are all starting to freeze our little tootzies off! The cardigans have been coming out! This is a new cutie that I got for a seller called Storylandvintage on Etsy. I’m … Continue reading

Reproduction & Pin Up Loving Clothing & Accessories Stores of Auckland & NZ.

   It took what has felt like a very long time for little old New Zealand to develop these special and what feel like vital stores to our vintage lovers of New Zealand I remember many markets and buying only online never quite knowing if the size would be right but it didn’t matter to support the New Zealand scene. These are some of our beloved stores where you can find many other like-minded individuals living and loving the vintage and pin-up life style.

Rita Sue

This store only recently relocated to the premier spot of the St Kevin’s Arcade! (Very exciting!) and is now open seven days! Rachael the owner and operator of the store has been a real cornerstone to the scene for as long as I’ve been interested in vintage and who knows how long before that I haven’t asked her! Thanks Rachael for your amazing store!

Rita sue has a variety in reproduction designers Rachael stocks dresses, top, cardis, skirts ,jackets ,hand bags, purses , head scarfs , hair pomade, stocking,setting lotion (I love her setting lotion!) she also stocks many other things!

http://www.ritasue.co.nz/

Vintage Love

Well this is a fun new one!

This store is full of colour and vibrancy! If your looking for bags, jewels, aprons and home ware this is a fun place to come! There’s a fun cabinet filled with Vintage reproduction toys and lots more! Plus the ladies who work her are lovely and friendly makes for a fun place to shop!

http://www.vintagelove.co.nz/visit-our-store

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The Yellow Brick Road

This is a store I have been following with excited interest since it opened years back in a little wee shop in Parnell! It is now located in a fantastic shop in Ponsonby! This shop has lots of funny and cute bits and pieces from cup cake favoured tooth paste to restyled vintage dresses its worth checking out!

http://www.theyellowbrickroad.co.nz/

Bombshell Clothing

This is a lovely new addition to our scene based in the scenic and beautiful Cambridge. All of my experiences with the lovely owners have been fabulous! one day I was heading down and I saw they are going to be closed I messaged them and they waited till I arrived so I could check out there lovely wares! Bombshell have also hosted some vintage make up and hair styling evenings that look very worth checking out. Bombshell stock a every changing variety in stock dresses, skirts , bags, make up, even bubble bath which I gave a whirl and loved!

Sorry I don’t have a photo of bombshell clothing 😦 next time I go I shall get a snap!

http://www.bombshellclothing.co.nz/

Vintage Heaven

This lovely store I haven’t had the pleasure to visit yet as it’s all the way down in Nelson and Wellington! But I have heard great things! and hope one day to visit!

http://www.vintageheaven.co.nz/

Voluptuous Vintage

For curvy bombshells this clothing looks to die for! New Zealand first dedicated plus size vintage reproduction store. this store I have no personal experience with but I have been hearing great things through the grape-vine!

http://www.voluptuousvintage.co.nz/

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Well that’s about it, these are all of the reproduction vintage stores that I know of 🙂 there may be more if there is please let me know. I’m always happy to experience a new shop! who isn’t!

All photo credits to the internet …… I was planning on taking my own but the photos were there… so I used them 🙂

Happy shopping honeys

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Introducing….. Myself

Hi there, I should really introduce myself!

My name is Shayna I live in little old New Zealand with my cute wee family! I have been thinking this over for a while now starting a blog is a big thing for me but I figured it was time to seize the moment or life would just pass me by! Vintage and Pin Up have been an evolving thing in my life over almost now the last 6 years of my life, I very much love the life style and vintage glamour.

This blog will be about vintage and pin-up in New Zealand and the things that I love and do! Plus a few trips…. I’m hoping….. Viva Las Vegas 2016….. Greese fest….this mama better get a job first ay! Dreams are free ay!

Photo credits to the lovely Zandy Photography :

http://zandyjphotography.queensberryworkspace.com/

Hair and make up credits to the none other than Miss Pin Up 2014- Miss Victory Violet:

http://missvictoryviolet.com/