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Get The Look... 1940's Swing Trousers March 31 2015, 0 Comments

Today's outfit post features our stunning Glenda Swing Trousers by collectif as modeled by our lovely pin-up Lady May J . See what we recommend to create the look.

Photo-shopped Images...How do they effect you? November 30 2014, 0 Comments

At some point we have all been affected at some point by the heavily photoshopped images in the fashion and advertising industry. Whether it was a cover star that has developed an unrealistically tiny waist or the pertest pair of boobs you have ever seen, or simply a misrepresentation of the female form, retouched photos can often be difficult to visually digest, much like the below image.


So what it's only an image, every one knows these celebs are photoshopped, right? .... Wrong...

Have you felt upset for being able to fit into size 6 super skinny jeans? Do you compare your bum to the latest pic of Kim Kardashain wishing you had more junk in your trunk? Where does these wild body images come from? Every day tons of companies and magazines are guilty of over editing images to provide a 'that' look. It's not just us girls that are feeling the pressure too. Even the men are heavily photoshopped, when do you see a guy in a advert that doesn't have the perfect six-pack... 

I personally believe it takes more guts to publish images presenting to viewers what real women look like than hide behind an editing tool causing girls to think its natural to have a 10 inch waist, or perfectly smooth thighs without an inch of cellulite. Confidence is what makes us feel sexy, sexy is embracing what we naturally are blessed with and loving the skin we are in. Britney Spears famously allowed both the Before and after images to be published to show her fans the real Britney and just how much editing is made to these images before the public gets to see them.  

When did heavily photoshopped images become the norm in the fashion and advertising world? Did Marylin Monroe or Bettie Page have heavily photoshopped images?

No. So why, has it become accepted that heavily photoshopped images are the norm and we should constantly compare ourselves to this warped images. We are already seeing a huge increase in the number of young girls and boys (some aged as young as 5) suffering from body dis-morphia. We need to change the fashion & media industry and we need to do it now!   

This cause is some thing I strongly agree with and want to promote as far as we can. Having suffered myself with body dis-morphia and eating disorders at a young age it has taken many years to allow my self to become comfortable in my own skin. That's why Dolly Mixture Clothing have just signed The Braves Girls Alliance #bravegirlswant, an anti-airbrushing petition which aims to “do our best not to change the shape, size, proportion, color and/or remove/enhance the physical features, of the people in our images in post-production.”  Many of you may already of seen Modcloth get on board over in the US, it is a courageous movement that we were excited to get behind. 

To help spread the word and promote the use of un-edited images we are hosting a pinup competition for our fans to enter, the winners will become the faces of Dolly Mixture Clothing and feature across our website and social media promoting healthy body images of real every day women. 

To enter our competition and find out more visit out website

Do you believe that the fashion and media industry cause us to compare ourselves to unrealistic proportions? Yes, No? Let us know  

 


Don't leave me hanging on the telephone... August 18 2014, 0 Comments

The first blog post from our newest blogger Freya Mapplebeck, a budding young blogger who has a passion for the rockabilly clothing and lifestyle. 

 

If you are on the hunt for a unique, one-off phone then Freya has found the Phones4U (yeah sorry, we couldn't help ourselves...) take a look at some of the marvelous hand decorated GPO telephones that Freya found at Greenwich Market.


An Interview with up & coming starlet of Burlesque Miss Vixie Vengeance December 13 2013, 0 Comments

“Miss Vixie Vengeance is a burlesque artist based in the midlands. Trained as a performer and actress, Vixie uses her skills as an entertainer to create truly captivating routines. She has also branched out into plus size modeling and productions, with her own show 'Twilight Garden' her second show on January 31st at The Scene in Lincoln”

Eff Your Beauty Standards December 04 2013, 0 Comments

I think following the wonderful Tess Munster on Instagram was one of the most fulfilling decisions of my life. More often than not, I overhear the pleas of young girls begging to be skinny. They riskily curve their lifestyle in order to conform to what is often portrayed as a social norm for ladies. This conjured up image of the perfect woman is damaging to the ...

Home Sweet Home! November 28 2013, 0 Comments

My life has been a total jumble recently; however one thing my boyfriend and I have managed to organise is paying the deposit on our lovely new apartment. People should in fact pity my boyfriend

A hot date with the even hotter Terri Altilar November 19 2013, 0 Comments

As some of you may already be aware we are so frigging excited to have become a proud sponsor of the super hot alternative model Terri Altilar who is based in Leeds, UK. After first appearing on the scene in Autumn 2011 Terri has since been published and featured in magazines including Skin Deep, Alt Fashion, Teen Spirit Magazine and was seen on her first cover in April 2013 for Vanity Magazine!

Time may change me… November 13 2013, 0 Comments

I think it’s imperative that, even years and years on, we immortalise and recognize the beautiful women of time gone by and remember what made them so stunning and spectacular. On too many occasions I see people as young as myself idolising and aspiring to be the next Miley Cyrus or the next Rihanna

A delectable date with Burlesque starlet Emmanuelle Claire November 08 2013, 0 Comments

“Professional exhibitionist of fantasy and vintage exotica! Burlesquer, belly dancer, tahitian dancer and model. Costumier, illustrator and historic engine builder” These are the words that Emmanuelle uses to describe herself. A dazzling mix of beauty and brains.

Gut Wrenching Grammies November 06 2013, 0 Comments

If you’re anything like me and are desperate to believe that you’re somehow a descendent of the Addams family, you’ll understand me when I say that I wish Halloween was longer. I thought I’d compile a couple of my favourite horror movies and let you know why I love them; and hopefully why you’ll love them too.

The Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming... Well on DVD anyway! October 31 2013, 0 Comments

As Halloween approaches it seems timely to turn talk towards one of film and TV’s favourite subjects: zombies. There have been hundreds, if not thousands, of screen incarnations of the undead over the years

Day Of The Dead... October 13 2013, 0 Comments

It’s October, and as usual the UK shops and supermarkets are choc-a-block with lurid orange fake pumpkins and cheap witches hats in readiness for Halloween. Celebrating the ‘undead’ is a relatively new tradition over here – and it’s always done in the most commercial fashion – but this is also the time of year to mark people’s passing in other parts of the world. The Mexicans lead the way with Dia de los Muertos.

Lights Out Rock n Roll October 07 2013, 0 Comments

Lights Out are "a rockin trio from the Midlands....We have been touring the UK and parts of Europe for the last 10 years. We play a mix of Rock n Roll, Doowop and Rockabilly" and I have to say guys and gals they do exactly what it says on the tin!

To fringe or not to fringe..... September 26 2013, 0 Comments

I have always adored having a fringe, and they are definitely a Marmite experience for most women who have tried them at one point. The indecisiveness of cutting one in, to the frustrated wait of growing an unwanted one out can leave people hating the idea of a fringe, and many of our clients have very firm ideas as to whether a fringe suits them or not.

Be My Valentine August 09 2013, 0 Comments

IT’S TRADITIONALLY A TIME OF hearts and flowers, but there’s more than one way to woo your one-and-only at this time of year. Here are our ideas for a perfect 14th February with a retro twist!

Everyones wearing polka dots! August 01 2013, 0 Comments

Those of you who live and breathe the glamour of 1950′s inspired fashion on a daily basis will already been head over heels with that timeless classic ‘the polka dot print‘. This ultra feminine print has stood the test of time in many a wardrobe of those dedicated to 1950′s, Kitsch and Rockabilly wear, however domination of this minnie mouse-esque fashion essential has dominated the catwalk for Autumn / Winter 2011 meaning that Polka Dot is an absolute must staple piece for your Autumn / Winter wardrobe.

Hair With Flair; Popular 50s Looks March 14 2013, 0 Comments

Fashion of the 1950s – from pencil skirts and tight-fit knits to swing dresses with bright flat pumps – has experienced a huge renaissance of late. Rockabilly chicks and retro lovers can’t wait to get their hands on genuine threads from the era, or lovingly crafted replica pieces. But the clothes are just one part of the overall look. For the essence of 50s glamour, you’ve got to get the hair just right! So, what were the 1950s about?

Fashions Of The Past Are Present In Norwich March 04 2013, 0 Comments

THIS WEEK marks the start of Norwich Fashion Week, and we’re really pleased to see there’s a huge emphasis being placed on vintage and retro-inspired fashion in East Anglia. On Sunday, the style of the big screen comes to Norwich Cathedral for the fashion week Vintage show, themed around Old Hollywood.

Making A Bee-Line For Betty's Style February 21 2013, 0 Comments

As lovers of all things vintage here at Dolly Mixture Clothing, we have long been admirers of the fabulous Betty Bee. Along with Lilly Von Pink, she runs the amazing retro beauty parlour and events company Vintage Pamper Box.

Madame Sapphire: A Burlesque Gem Amongst Gems January 19 2013, 0 Comments

WHEN Madame Sapphire Rox of burlesque and cabaret agency Agent Burlieque came to Dolly Mixture Clothing to buy a last-minute outfit for a show, we couldn’t resist the urge to find out more about her world too. And, after attending a fantastic burlesque event in Ipswich, we were delighted when Madame Sapphire agreed to an interview with us.