Saturday, 14 July 2012

Vintage 1920's Flapper Glamour


"A well dressed Woman, even though her purse is painfully
empty, can conquer the world!"
- Louise Brooks .

The Gorgeous LOUISE BROOKS!!! My favourite pinup "Flapper Girl" of the 1920's.


The 1920's was an era of FUN! FUN! FUN! The war was over and the "Flapper girl" emerged like a butterfly from a cocoon!

Hairstyles were short...

Cloche hats were in......

 Heavily beaded flapper dresses & 
long fur trimmed coats were the rage.....

The Charlestone rocked the dance floor...

It was the "Jazz Age"...

....and the Twenties ROARED!!!

In Australia, we have been lucky to have some great TV series that have showcased superb 1920's costumes. These include:

"Underbelly Razor"

Costume Designer: Louise Wakefield
Hair & Make-up Designer: Angela Conte


"Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries"

Costume Designer: Marion Boyce

I just LOVE the 1920's!!! Do you have a favourite era? I would love to hear!

With Love,
Miss Penni xxx

Friday, 13 July 2012

GIVEAWAY from "Musings of a Pinup Mama"

Hi Guys!

I just wanted to share with you a great vintage GIVEAWAY from my friend Bunny who blogs at "Musings of a Pinup Mama"!

She is celabrating ONE YEAR of Blogging!

I have followed Bunny's journey of being a "Pinup Model" for quite some time. She is inspirational as a mother, as a friend, and as a pinup gal. She has pursued her dream of being a Pinup through sheer determination and courage. I love her to bits and I know that you will too!

Visit her GIVEAWAY now! It is drawn on July 15!

Happy Vintage Adventures All!



Thursday, 12 July 2012

A to Z About Me

Hi Everyone!

It has been AGES since my last post, so I figured I should reintroduce myself to you! But firstly, are you well? What vintage finds have you had lately? or, What are you crafting? I would love to know!

Anyway, I have finally succumbed to the A-Z of profiling! Here it goes....

A. Age:
 I have always believed in aging gracefully, so part of that is maintaining my dignity and saying .....  40 Something! It also happens to be my FAVOURITE VINTAGE ERA too!!!

B. Bed size:
 Definately KING!

C. Chore that you hate:
Now that would be IRONING!

D. Dogs:
Sadly none, but I would love a Rescue Dog preferably non-shedding due to allergies!

E. Essential start to your day:
 Coffee! Coffee! and Coffee!!!

F. Favourite color:
PINK! .......any-thing-any- shade!!!!!

G. Gold or Silver:
 Silver or white gold.


I. Instruments you play:
Attenpted the Violin and Piano when I was younger... and I do say



J. Job title:
Clinical Psychologist/School Counsellor.

K. Kids:
Three (15, 12 & 9).

L. Live:
I am a born and bred MELBOURNE (Australia) girl, but reside in SYDNEY (Australia) now. However, my heart will always be in Melbourne!



M. Maiden Name:
Daughter to Brian Stanley Birch - Professional Tennis Coach and  Model Aeroplane Stuntman,  and Terrie Gaynor King - Speech Pathologist.

N. Nicknames: 
Needless to say... "Pennni Pops"! (Thanks Aunty Robbie!)

O. Overnight hospital stays:
Too Many!!!

 P. Pet peeves: 
Rude Judgmental people!

Q. Quote from a movie:
From Breakfast at Tiffanies (1961)

" know those days when you get the mean reds?" --Holly.
"The mean reds? You mean like the blues?" --Fred (Paul).
"No... the blues are because you're getting fat or because it's been raining too long. You're just sad, that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?" --Holly.
"Sure." --Fred (Paul).
"When I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump into a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away." --Holly.

R. Right or left handed: 

S. Siblings:
Sadly none. I have great sister and brothe- in-laws though!

T. Time you wake up:
6am for a long drive into work each day.

U. Underwear:

V. Vegetable you hate:
...... but if it said "food" would have to be any offal!!! YUK!!!

W. What makes you run late:
Kids! Kids! Kids!
Y. Yummy food that you love:

 Z. Zoo animal: 
I love BIG Brown BEARS!

There you go! I hope that you learned a little more about me. I would love you to tell me some things about you too!. That would be super!

Keep smiling and Loving each other!


Penni (Pops)! xxx