Passion Pinups Magazine, Summer Issue 2019

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I’m very excited to announce my new published summer spread for Passion Pinups Magazine. It’s just in time for tomorrow’s SUMMER SOLSTICE/LITHA! Here are a few sneak peeks from the issue but make sure to see my full spread as the “Queen of the Mermaids,” buy getting your printed and/or digital copy at PassionPinups.com. 

*Thank you to Christine and Brett of Passion Pinups and a special thanks to my friend Debra Shirley for creating me that absolutely exquisite and fabulous barbie mermaid fascinator.

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Bettie Page Collaboration with Peggy Stone, Part 1

I met Peggy Stone earlier this year. Actually I think I met her at the end of last year and we immediately hit it off. First reason was we are both published pinup models and actually have a spread in Passion Pinup’s Magazine right next to each other which was definitely kismet. The other most important thing Peggy and I have in common is that Bettie Page is both our Pinup Vintage Icon! I wish I still had my picture from high school where I was dressed like Bettie for Halloween.

It’s amazing how much Peggy and I have in common, such as her man takes a lot of her model shots like my husband does for me sometimes. I’ve even given and sold her some of my Bettie memorabilia like the matching flasks which you’ll see in part 2. We are definitely Pinup sisters.

Peggy and I text almost everyday and I love our friendship. She says I’m her big sis, even though she’s not that much younger than me, haha, and she’s my baby pinup sis. I hope she comes to California soon.

For this collaboration, we decided to do a Bettie Page double shoot. Duh! Haha! Bettie Page was such a natural beauty. She didn’t just do lingerie and fetish shoots but also more “Cheesecake Pinup” shots which I show here in my cherry looks. 🍒 For my hair, I did a beautiful wet set waves and since my Bettie bangs are grown out, I found my clip on Bettie Bangs.

Bettie was such a natural beauty. She didn’t fuss with a lot of eyeliner or heavy makeup. She just wore powder, mascara, and of course red lip stick, which I recreated in my photo sets. Here are a few of my cherry cheesecake photos but stay tuned for part 2 of this to see more sexy photos of my baby sis Peggy and me! Make sure to watch out for our matching flasks!

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Good morning everyone, today’s outfit is HEAD TO TOE SKINNYGIRL! You all know that I love Bethenny Frankel. I love all the times I met her, I love her skinny girl margarita, and especially her clothes. Her jeans are amazing and they are so flattering and soft that you don’t feel like you’re wearing jeans. Also the red and black stripe sweater is perfect for cool days and has a cute slit on each arm which is a detail I always love. Definitely check out her site, skinnygirl.com to see EVERYTHING Bethenny has to offer.

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CoCo Chanel

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Her name was Gabrielle, her nickname was Mademoiselle but she will always be known as CoCo. By transforming practically into an aesthetic, she set women free and invented a style that both utterly personal and universally recognized.

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Elegance means being beautiful both on the inside and outside.

Mademoiselle Chanel was first inspired to create a shoulder bag, thus freeing women’s hands and radically changing their allure. (That idea works perfect on me with my hand bag collection.)

 Like I said above, I love handbags, not just Chanel but many brands and styles. You’ve seen my purse collection.

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With it’s quilted effect which was inspired by stable boy jackets, ely lids through the bag so the chain strap can pass and move., golden turn lock closer, the logo, double CC, top-stitched  in to the lining, and perfect proportions, the CHANEL BAG WAS DESTINED TO BECOME A LEGEND.

I thought this was so amazing Coco’s inspiration for creating her very first Chanel bag. I’ve always grown up and loved fashion no matter what style or fashion I was wearing and I always admired the fashion.

 Also besides my Chanel bags, I have other Coco Chanel art work that I treasure.

The first piece I want to show is my Vinyl Black Lips Surfer Girl. Black shiny lips and Kate Moss’s lips.

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I also have original early sketches and art work done by CoCo and Chanel.

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Hope you enjoy and definitely research into her, her fashion life, and her real life.

xoxo

 

$50 or less, Fashion and Style

  Ok so I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted my last 50 dollars or less fashion, with full outfits, etc., but there is a reason why. Last week I tried to do this article at TJ MAXX, since Crossroads was my last post, and it was a disaster. I usually go there for home goods instead of clothes and even though I went right when they opened on a week day first thing in the morning and it was already jam packed. I couldn’t even look through the clothes cause it was chaos. And in the home goods department, people were knocking down and breaking plates. It got so bad I started sweating with a panic attack and had to leave. 

A few days later, I stopped at Kohl’s which I love but last time I didn’t find anything I liked but I decided to give that same location another shot and I’m so glad I did cause I scored this time!!!!!

I love jumpsuits and pantsuits as a lot of you know and the moment I walked into the shop, I spotted a gorgeous navy blue pantsuit with vibrant flowers on it. It was originally 40 dollars but it was on sale for 25 dollars which was amazing. The next thing I saw were supported bralettes which were adorable. They were marked down to 9 dollars and then got an extra discount to bring it to 5 dollars. I bought this bright yellow mustard one to go with my pantsuit which you’ll see in the closeup. By the way, I plan on going back to get more bralettes in every color. You can wear them as crop tops also.

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The last thing I fell in love with was from my favorite brand there, Rock Rebel. It’s a soft black top  with criss cross sleeves, which I always love a peek a boo moment, with red roses on it. It’s so cute. The top was originally 25 dollars but was marked down to 15 dollars. I couldn’t believe my scores. My total purchase for three things was $45.00 including tax.  I love it!

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As far as big variety stores are concerned, definitely are Kohl’s and Target are my favorite. 

Hope you enjoyed this third edition of 50 dollar fashion or less. Stay tuned to the next one AND if YOU have suggestions of shops you want me to check out, please definitely leave you SUGGESTIONS in my COMMENTS section. 

XOXO CARLIE 

New Irridescent Classic Hollywood Flapper Dress

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0F6306F8-9E5B-41C2-82E6-E534195D454E      CFA1D4D5-8E1D-4820-B67E-57970293777CThis is my latest stunning dress that was gifted to me by someone close, from Sonja Morgan of New York. I’ve already worn this dress in several shoots and can’t wait to wear it out on s night on the town. It is so elegant and is perfect for every occasion, even grocery shopping for me, hehe seriously. 

Here are some of my fabulous photos in this fabulous dress! Please enjoy and leave your comments. 

My summer Barbie Mermaid hat fascinator

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   This is my latest creation from my girlfriend Debra Shirley and will be using this fascinator for many pinup photoshoots and magazines so stay tuned.  My Pinup theme for my summer issues will be queen of the mermaids. Make sure to subscribe to me if you haven’t already and leave your likes and comments. Thank you everyone and stay tuned for some amazing summer shoots.