Miss Wings and Wheels

I was excited to be a part of the second annual Miss Wings and Wheels Pinup Contest held at the Caboolture Warplane and Flight Heritage Museum on September 6 2015.

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One of the things that excited me the most about the contest, was the freedom to get creative with the”My Inspiration” category. The idea of this category was to allow all of the entrants to show off one of their vintage/pinup inspirations or idols…and I knew exactly who I wanted to be for the day!

Miss Wings and Wheels entrants were chosen on a first in basis and there ended up being quite a large number of lovely ladies involved. The more the merrier I say!
It was great to have the opportunity to catch up with some old friends and make some new ones. Despite being fairly buggered from the busy months preceding the event, I wound up really enjoying the day and not really wanting to go home!

We met at the hanger early on Sunday morning and prepared for our daywear round. There were a few nervous first timer pinups among us and I must say, I just love seeing the juxtaposition of thoughts and emotions before and after going on stage! Such a contrast and one of many reasons I just love being a part of events like this. It’s such a thrill to be surrounded by women who are challenging, empowering and surprising themselves.

For my daywear, I wore a cute vintage number I have picked up at Greazefest in August. I carried the pale pink and blue theme through to my props and accessories and had a cute little pastel pinup picnic thing going on. It was lots of fun!

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A quick outfit change and we were ready to hit the stage again. This time, for the inspiration round. I had drawn inspiration from one of my favourite 50s ladies: Ann Miller!

My blurb about Ann read:
“Ann Miller was known for her performances in Hollywood musicals of the 40s and 50s.  A true triple threat, she could dance, sing and act, and she did so with the utmost beauty and style.
Whether dressed in a sparkly showgirl outfit, or an elegant gown, she was a picture of Hollywood perfection and it is this that inspires Lucy on her own pinup path.”

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I made my outfit based on a costume Ann herself wore in the musical Easter Parade (1948).
I threw in a few impromptu taps in my tap shoes to surprise the audience and truly had a ball pretending to be a glam film star.

Before we knew it we were back out to hear the judges picks and I was both surprised and thrilled to hear my name called for 1st runner up.
I had the pleasure of standing alongside 2nd runner up Ivy Dynamite and winner Terina Smith.
The beautiful Miss Velvet Crush took out best Daywear and Miss Foxy Rocket took the title of best Inspiration (in THE MOST amazing gown ever!).

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All in all, it was a really enjoyable day out with a bunch of lovely ladies!

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The lead up to Miss Cooly Rocks On!

Early last week I was ecstatic to find out I had been selected as one of 12 lucky finalists competing in the upcoming Miss Cooly Rocks On pageant.

This pageant makes up just a small part of the Cooly Rocks On festival, which runs from May 30 to June 9 in Coolangatta.

This will be my first year attending the festival and I am super dooper excited to say the least!

This year, the entrants of the pinup comp were asked to submit a video as  part of their entry. Last year the poor judges were faced with a very tough decision picking from photos of the girls involved and hoped that this year, the videos may help them in their decision.

I have always had an interest in video and editing so making a video was lots of fun!

From what they said though, it still wasn’t an easy job. Hence my excitement to find I was one of the lucky ladies.

It’s always disappointing that not all entrants can take part though. I’m hoping I will still get the chance to catch up with my pinup friends, regardless of whether they are actually taking part in the comp!

As the pageant quickly approaches, I’m currently planning the last little bits and pieces for my outfits which is exciting!

Five outfits over two days: It’s lucky I’ve been shopping a lot (too much) of late!
I’d give you a little peek…but I’d better keep it a secret until this time next week 😉

If you haven’t seen it already, here’s my video entry!

 

Hope to see you there!
Saturday June 7, 6:30PM Start in the Cooly Rocks On Marquee.

You can purchase your tickets here: http://coolyrockson.mybigcommerce.com/tickets/

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