I was never one to get into the swing of Christmas too much as a kid. It was normally too hot and humid to consider clothing outside of a swimsuit and I spent many of my Christmasâ€™ as a kid swimming in a pool, running under the sprinkler or being in the sea all… Continue reading Christmas has come early to Erstwilder
Hello darlings! Today's post is a bit different. I was recently approved to give a talk on body positivity at the Hug Me Harry Brooch Lovers day out. Now I've never given a speech before (unless you count being part of the debate team in year 7) but being such a a believer in body… Continue reading Embrace the unique you ~ a speech on body positivity at the Hug Me Harry brooch lovers day out!
Disclaimer: As an Australian pinup I can only share my experiences about the cost of pinup from the perspective of an Australian and our very similar New ZealandÂ neighbors.Â Obviously other countries do face similar issues, however I can only shareÂ experiencesÂ from my own perspective. As a plus size girl in Australia, I find true vintage to be… Continue reading Pinup Life: How to build a wardrobe living in Australia
While our Northern hemisphere counterparts gear up for the autumn weather as they approach winter, those of us in the southern hemisphere are just entering spring. Its a beautiful time to be an Australian. So many natives are in bloom. So many baby birds singing (though I suggest giving the magpies a miss as mummy… Continue reading Bringing in spring with Bretta
Now we all know that retro fashion is based on fashions from the previous decade, which was a very different time socially than it is now. Despite being an incredibly modern woman who justÂ happens to enjoy wearing retro clothing, a lot of people (mostly strangers) make assumptions on my beliefs, hobbies and life aspirations based… Continue reading Retro Girl in a Modern World: Hilarious misconceptions I get based purely off how I dress
So in light of an upcoming speech Iâ€™m giving about body positivity this weekend, I wanted to share the flip side of body positivity which is a struggle. Social media can sometimes become the rose tinted glasses version of our reality and I wanted to be open and honest. I always try and be open… Continue reading Body Positive Pinup: Its not always easy
Iâ€™ve long had an affinity with ice cream. Sharing a rainbow ice cream with my grandfather was a much loved memory in my youth. Ice cream was (and still is) my favorite â€˜treatâ€™ of choice. I even did my society and culture project on ice cream! Looking at the changing nature of ice cream over… Continue reading Something sweet with Sarsparilly