2015/08/27

Esther Williams swimsuit

Hello Darlings.

I got my first tropical print, one-piece swimsuit by Esther Williams Swimwear and I love it! Esther Williams Swimswear brand is actually fanpage of Esther Jane Williams, an American competitive swimmer, actress and pin up girl also famous for flashing smiles and lots of leg. I am wearing ultimate vintage one-piece swimsuit reminiscent of so many suits that Esther wore in her films, with halter tie at the neck, soft shaper cups and the tummy control.
All Esther Williams Swimwear are high quality, made in USA and you can really swim, body surf and be active in them or just wear this swimmsuit just instead top.
Shop Esther Williams swimsuit at Beau 'Deliciuos shop.

Again, amazing Photobilly (Bostjan Tacol) and me decided to use striking locations in Medulin, beautiful coastal town near Pula, near Tear it up festival, first rockabilly festival in Croatia that we visit every year.
MUAH: me
accessories: Bow & Crossbones
Shoes: Pin up Couture 









































My perfect seaside set: 
  • nylon scarf, found at our flea market. 
  • retro plastic tote bag. I notice that "forgotten" one in our vintage shop "Ulični Ormar" and actually it was not for sale, just accessories at the window but I fought for it and gave it a makeover. That type of bags were very popular in Yugoslavia, during 50's and 60's.
  • hydration SPF cream and ofcourse vintage swimsuit!





XoXo :)

2015/08/23

Whipshhh, Torture, Manic

Hello darlings!

Finaly I got all photos from my first latex session with Tibor Rogulja. I did collaboration with Whipshhh creative and custom made latex brand from New Zealand. Whipshhh crew and owner Shannon Avery is into pin up, burlesque, fetish, street 'n'club style.








I got mini black dress with some mint green details and shaped cups. I am latex newbie but absolutely into latex aesthetics. It's really like wearing "second skin". These days in Croatia it's really hard to purchase latex, especially cute colorful and sophisticated pieces. 
Heels are by crazy brand Iron Fist, model "dead punks". 




I am big Iron Fist fan, since I my teen ages when I was big psychobilly and horrorpunk fan. 







I  did collaboration with well known hair color and cosmetics brand Manic Panic. I used Manic Panic hair dye for my orange - pink ombre and Manic Panic cosmetics for my make up.

Manic Panic cosmetics brand was "born" in 1977 when two punk girls Tish and Snooky, at the time singers in the original Blondie lineup, added some extra ambition to their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.

I am very satisfied with Manic Panic hair dye, considering that my hair isn't bleached, their semi hair dye last amazing (but for most people who have never dyed their hair, regardless of hair color, I recommend pre-bleaching) . For vibrant hair I used Manic Panic® Electric Lava™ + Hot Hot™ Pink shades and for glam make up I used matte LETHAL™ Lipstick (Mod A Go Go), for eyes POWDER SHADOW (Virgin™) GLAM™ DUST (Angel dust) and True Glam™ Lashes (Atomic Tuurquise).

Important fact, their cosmetics and hair products are vegan and PPD free, tested on celebrities, not animals :)

At the end I am presenting You my small chat and interview with american haute alternative brand Torture Couture.

Torture Couture-Jewelry & Accessories is adorned with skulls, spikes, swarovski crystals, florals, and more! Their inspirations spawn from love for film, rock/n/roll, horror, with a hint of GLAM and a dash of screams! I am wearing TC Audrey Hepburn necklace - "Live fast die Pretty".


Hello TC :)
Can You tell me what inspired You for "Torture Couture" accessories? 
Originally Torture Couture was created because I couldn't find accessories that I loved for myself. So I started making my own jewelry and costume pieces. People would ask me where I bought my jewelry, and I decided it would be a good idea to make them for other people and start selling them.


Why name "Torture Couture"? 
The name actually came from a college project, it was the name for my would-be clothing collection, if I ever made one. I attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Diego & Los Angeles, and for my Brand Imaging class, we had to make up a brand and target market. Torture Couture was originally a clothing brand of career-wear, with a fetish edge- Blazers, coats, blouses with gothic influence. When I actually started the business I found that I enjoyed making jewelry/accessories more, so I stopped making costumes and clothing to do what I love.


How "old" is Torture Couture? 
Torture was started in 2004 after I graduated from FIDM Los Angeles. It started out on eBay and Etsy, and we now run our webstore online at: TortureCouture.com, where we primarily sell our merchandise. But we are found worldwide, from the states to Canada, Australia, and UK!


It's haute alternative/goth/punk/rockabilly jewelery popular in US?
Alternative Jewelry/accessories are really popular right now. But just like all seasons, people follow the trends, so we're busy for months, and sometimes we have a month where it's really slow for us. Our biggest season of the year is Fall-Winter-dark colors, custom costumes, and more. We've been blessed to have such a large customer base, and they're all so diverse! We have pinups, goths, and "normal" people buying us!


What are your favourite accessories? 
My favorite items to wear ALWAYS are my Torture Spiked Rosaries in black! I layer two long rosaries together, one spiked, one plain, and I wear them every day!


What kind of individuals wear "Torture Couture"?
I've found that we have something for everyone, there have been a wide range of customers through the years, but I guess if we had to specify a specific group of people, I'd have to say "Alternative" or "Gothic".

Ty :)


XoXo

2015/06/10

All Eyes on Scarlett ...

Hello Darlings.



I am back with some brand new pics, adventures and reviews from Zagreb city. I had some obligations, so I was absent for some time but I am starting summer with new post and my new collaboration with amazing young lingerie brand My Retro Closet. Main lingerie products from MRC are custom made babydolls and satin nightwear. I am wering sheer open front babydoll nightie, in a glamorous shade of scarlet red and french knickers (black and red satin by same brand). 'Scarlett' also has alluring front ribbon ties, allowing you to show or conceal what's underneath.






My Retro Closet brand was born in the summer of 2014, the dream of one little lady straight out of graduating with a lingerie design degree and nothing but love for all things retro. Not wanting to settle working for a company she didn’t love, or a product she didn’t have passion for, she went her own way. This one woman band has visions of creating your go-to online destination for all your vintage inspired lingerie needs. A store based around all the things she loves; retro seamed stockings, gorgeous girdles and sultry nightwear to feel amazing in. To start, she brought together some of her favourite UK brands, other independent lingerie companies she had loved and shopped with for years, all with the same desires as her own and all complimenting each other perfectly. Creating the beginnings of her very of retro lingerie closet she could share with the world. Being a teeny tiny independently run business, it was at times disheartening, feeling like this little business couldn’t compete. But it got her thinking, “Well, I should put my degree to use…”, and the My Retro Closet own brand range was born, launching this little business with big dreams in a new and exciting direction.The 'Handmade by My Retro Closet' range of lingerie is created to sit perfectly along with the various fabulous brands that are already stocked, intending to be mixed and matched perfectly. All the lingerie and nightwear from the range are completely designed, from patterns to construction, from scratch and by hand from a little home office and sewing studio combined, in sleepy Shropshire. Inspired by all things pinup and driven by a love of designing and interacting with customers and what they want to see, this one woman band can’t be stopped. Here you can find the finest of vintage inspired lingerie and accessories to satisfy all your pinup girl needs. From some of the UK’s front runners in glamorous repro lingerie, uniquely combined with a selection of handmade nightwear, underwear and accessories, there are endless beautiful combinations you can create to make you feel amazing. All this, whilst supporting an ever growing independent business, run by one little lady with big ol’ dreams.

My model friend Nea Dune is wearing Joan Baby Doll, french knickers and cupid briefs. We are also wearing lovely Sophisticated Hair Flowers hair flowers by Maria S. Varela from Madrid and lovely Glitter Paradise confetti lucite earings. Shoes are by Pleaser, Teeze Bordello. But none of this would not be possible without amazing space and cars in our one and only car museum "Ferdinand Budicki" placed in Zagreb city. Photos are made by creative Croatian photographer Robert Mataković.

Now enjoy our pics and my little teeze show...Cheers from Redhead in Lincoln :) 










   



















2015/04/24

Spring Time with Daniel Wellington



Hello Darlings...

I have been away for a while, but with lovely spring time I have some stories to share. I have so much new outfits, new vintage and repro stuff for review.





I recently started to collaborate with luxury Swedish brand Daniel Wellington. I have not worn watches for years but now I definitely started again. Sophisticated, preppy and elegant design is DW is a trademark. The story behind Daniel Wellington begins with a trip half way around the globe where Filip Tysander, the founder of Daniel Wellington, met an intriguing gentleman from the British Isles. The man had the inspiring ability to be genteel but still relaxed and unpretentious. He had an impeccable style and loved to wear his watches on old weathered NATO straps. His name? Well, Daniel Wellington, of course. The rest is history...and DW brand was born.

This time me and amazing DW brand have small gift for you. Get 15% off with my code. Code is gretamacabre.



My watch is rose gold "Classy York" model, elegant dark brown crocodile leather band with beautiful Swarovski stones. 
Dress: Lindy Bop, Juliet Blue Velvet 

XoXo

2015/02/07

Hot Rod "Jeanette" dress



Hello Darlings...


Short outfit post today. I got some great photos from Trash and Burn hotrod festival. Tamara Kamikaze and me similar decided to wear rock'n'roll inspired 50's style dress "Jeanette" by Lindy Bop brand.














Dress is very practical with v shaped neckline and cute side pockets. Fabric is 97% cotton and 3% spandex.

Tamara is wearing "Red Rocker" pinup dress with cute heart shaped buttons and I choose "Red/Leopard Rocker" pinup dress for this hotrod photoshooting.

I combined dress with some bakelite accessories and gold wegde heels with RockRockabilly hair flowers, Sourpuss bag and Tamara is wearing red wedges and Glitter Paradise jewellery.

This dress is perfect for hot weather but also looks great combined with short cardigan or bolero.

Hope you like our pics :)


photos by Danijel Blažeka and Bostjan Tacol - Photobilly.





























 
XoXo :)

























candid one with my friend Blanka (Blanche of Arts - Croatian artist and retro clothing designer, in her own playsuit) and my lovely hounds.  

2015/01/06

Lucky 2015



Hello Darlings,


Hope you had glamorous New Year's Eve! Don't forget to be positive in 2015 but also gratefull because gratitude is the key for peacefull soul. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. 2015 will be year of the Jupiter. Jupiter is my astrological planet but it's also planet of Luck. So...Wishing you all a happy and lucky new year!











My girl Tamara and me prepare a signed pin up callendar for all! So...
It is a High quality print, 13 pages in A3 format, spiral bound,for all of us to enjoy throughout the whole 2015.
This is a great, rare opportunity to get so many photos and in such good quality, including a signature and a personal message by the models themselves,for only 20€ (postage included)
Just follow this link —> http://www.tamarakamikaze.com/store/
This offer stands til 29th December, so don’t miss your chance!
The design is by Villy Villy

Also special thanks to my dearest and beautiful (inside and outside) friend Tamara Kamikaze for all help and kind words during 2014, hope that 2015 will bring us many fun, work and rockabilly gigs :)

Check our callendar:















XoXo from Pepper (Tamara) and Ginger (Greta) :)