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Meet the Blogger ~ Miss Cherry Bomb February 04, 2016 19:00

Hello everyone!
In 2015, we spent a lot of time trying to figure out how best to utilise this little store blog space. As we put most of our sneak peaks up on Instagram and Facebook, we felt that doubling up with this space too was a bit redundant! So in 2016 we decided we'd start introducing our customers to some of our favorite pinup bloggers here instead!
Our first featured blogger is a red headed spitfire from Canberra, ACT Australia who when she isn't glammed up kicks butt in roller derby! Its Miss Cherry Bomb of course! We had a bit of a chat with Miss Cherry Bomb to see what makes this babe tick!
What got you into pinup and where did you start?

Well I started dabbling in the pinup style during my time at college in 2011. I always loved the style and the glamour of the 1940’s and 1950’s, but more than that I yearned to have the confidence of those incredible screen sirens. I wanted to have the striking confidence of these women, I wanted to feel empowered, so I started by teaching myself how to do my makeup and style my hair. I spent (and still do) hours on youtube watching tutorial after tutorial, trying to learn their secrets! How to perfect victory rolls, how to set my hair with sponge rollers, the trick to perfect winged eyeliner! And now it’s something I do every day! I get up every morning and swipe on my winged eyeliner, roll my hair, slide in a flower and I’m off to work, its normal routine for me now.

What defines your own personal pinup style?

My personal style consists of a lot of colour, I love being as colourful as possible! I also love all things tiki, so it’s pretty common to see me in tropical prints with hibiscus in my hair, crazy fruit necklaces and a huge smile! I’ve made quite a few of my own tiki themed skirts and tie tops; you could say I live for the summer time!

If you were only allowed one make up item, what would it be and why?

An eye shadow palette; because you can fill in your eyebrows and pull off some winged eyeliner with eye shadow and I won’t be without my eyebrows or eyeliner!

Who are you major style influences and why?

I think anyone who dares to go against social convention is a style icon of mine. It takes a lot of guts to stand out in today’s world and I have a great deal of respect for anyone who does. I love so many different people and pull style ideas from them! I love studying drag queens because their hair and makeup talent is next level incredible.

What is your favorite way to style hair flowers?

I love sliding a flower behind my barrel rolls or victory rolls; they always finish the look perfectly! I usually try and coordinate the colours in my outfit to the colours in my hair flowers. They’re also great at hiding a messy roll that looks good from the front but not so great at the back!

What advice would you give to ladies new to pinup?

Youtube is your friend; I spent heaps of time on youtube watching how people achieved the same look, there’s no one way to achieve a certain look and not every way works for everyone. So try heaps of different ways until you find what works for you, I’m still trying to figure it out. And just ask! If you see someone with really cool hair or really awesome makeup, ask they how they do it or what they’re favourite product is! Most people love liquid eyeliner but I hate it, everyone’s individual. If I hadn’t asked a pinup what kind of eyeliner she was wearing I would still probably be wearing liquid eyeliner and hating it. The pinup style isn’t something you can learn by osmosis, there’s lots of trial and error, discovering what you like and what works for you!

What are some of your proudest pinup moments?

Just the other day at the Miss Pinup Australia Ball I achieved my best wet-set to date with sponge rollers! I have been struggling with sponge rollers for years but I’ve finally mastered them!! The worst part is I didn’t take any photos of it, and as the rule goes ‘pics or it didn’t happen’.

What Daisy Jean piece are you currently lusting after?

More hibiscus doubles!! They’re my absolute favourite!! They’re the perfect size and they fit being my rolls perfectly. My hibiscus double is my go to for work or any tiki themed ensemble! I want them in every colour!
A massive thank you to Miss Cherry Bomb for catching up with us!
You can find Miss Cherry Bomb on Facebook, in the http://originalrecreation.tumblr.com/ as well as in instagram under @cherrybomb_x
Til next month!
Daisy Jean & the Team

You commented, we listed! We've changed our shipping! July 17, 2015 14:06

We understand postage can be a pinch for people, so were excited to announce that free shipping is now STANDARD on domestic orders $30 and over as well as on international orders $50 and over! Applied automatically at checkout! Just another way we try and improve our service here at Daisy Jean!

Brooches and accessories are coming! July 10, 2015 11:59

We are SO thrilled to announce that our first 100% in house designed and painted brooches are coming to store next week! We also have our signature real flower earrings coming back in stock as well as soon a range of cardigan clips!

Follow us on our facebook: http://www.facebook.com/daisyjeanfloraldesigns

Or our instagram: @daisyjean_floral

To keep up to date with sneak peaks!

New Signature Rose colours are here! And the Sydney Rock n Roll Markets July 2015 July 03, 2015 14:19

They are finally here! Our new signature rose double colours have arrived in store!
Along with our pre-existing colours of red, white, peach, black and yellow...you can now also get
All available in store now at the same price of $15 + postage!
We are also super excited to announce we will be at the coming Sydney Rock n Roll Markets!
We will be inside on the bottom level so keep an eye out for us! We suggest, if there is a one off piece you'd like to make yours you do so before the 26th! As all of our stock is coming will us!

Free Shipping June Sale! Ends 7/6/2015 June 04, 2015 10:04

It’s that time again! Free shipping sale time!

How it works!

Each country has a shipping code, which will discount an amount equal to the shipping fee off the order (eg, $8 charged, $8 discount!)

For AU you only have to spend $35 to qualify for our free shipping deal! Just enter the coupon code during your checkout!
USA/UK/Everywhere else will need to spend $50 to qualify for their free shipping discount, just use the coupon code for your region!

This is only on til the 7/6/2015 so make the most of it, as we more than likely will not be offering this again til around Christmas!

To shop our range, head to http://www.daisyjeanfloraldesigns.com/

Whats happening at Daisy Jean in May! May 14, 2015 11:19

There are some new and exciting things happening this month at Daisy Jean Floral Designs!

  1. Our website is finally live and active and we celebrated with our first ever sale on our site last week!
  2. We now have a rewards program in place, which will allow our customers to earn ‘petals’ through their purchases which will enable them to redeem discounts!
  3. We now have ‘regular’ items kept in stock as a permanent option here at Daisy Jean, alongside our special one offs!
  4. Our shoots are now all finished and you can enjoy seeing our face’s for 2015 on our website, social media and business material a lot more!
  5. Our IG comp winner custom piece prize was unveiled (after some difficult sourcing!) and we are excited to announce our next comp!
  6. We have our Burlesque range being released in June 2015 and we are beyond excited! Tantalizing sneak peaks will be available soon!
  7. We have a number of special custom pieces we are currently working on that we are beyond excited to share! Keep your eyes peeled!

More sneak peaks and surprises to come throughout the month!

A big change! March 16, 2015 09:53

So after 5 months of steadily growing success, we have decided to move away from Etsy as our selling platform and into our own domain. Its been a tad scary, but incredibly exciting. This decision coincided with the birth of the 'Face of Daisy Jean' program, started in March 2015 which is aimed at furthering our company notion of women supporting women which has gone wonderfully since its conception.

So what are we hoping to bring to you with this move? Easier access to products, newsletters, new ranges and access to other products that fulfill the Daisy Jean image that we'll soon be stocking in store.

We currently have 4 major releases of new collections scheduled for 2015 with more exciting things happening for Daisy Jean as well.

We will continue to keep you posted and share our exciting plans with you here in our 'News' blogspace!

Daisy Jean & the Team