Miss Sixties Twist around the world: London

Last week I had the opportunity to visit London for a quick break. In fact, I decided with my friend @ginnyfromthepast that it would be fun to go shopping there. And it’s been an amazing trip!
We both visited some of our favourite shops, a secret 1940s inspired cocktail bar and many, many other things worth a visit if you’re there.

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Pin Up Hoy Magazine Covergirl

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Sometimes I like to remind myself of how far I’ve come. As a girl who suffered a lot of body issue struggles during her teen years, I am so excited and thrilled to announce I’m on a cover of a magazine. If I could talk to the insecure and shy teenager that I was and tell her that, in 10 years time, she would be on a cover of a magazine, things could have gone slightly different.

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Black Friday 2016: Where to Buy

Next Friday is one of the most anticipated days of the year: Black Friday! It’s a popular tradition in the United States after Thanksgiving. All shops and companies offer incredible discounts so people can start buying their Christmas gifts.

Luckily, in the past years Black Friday has become a worldwide celebration. If you are looking for discounts on your favorite vintage inspired shops, now’s the time to prepare yourselves for the big day.

Remember to be organized. Check your favorite shops to see any hints on what type of discount might they offer, and check your favorite items. Don’t forget to be sure about the sizing before Black Friday.
Black Friday is like The Hunger Games. Some sites crash during the sale and even if it seemed you had purchased an item, maybe it won’t. Check your email at all times to ensure the payment and order is processed. 
If you order from countries which will requiere customs and other taxes, I recommend you to even buy in different orders to ensure you don’t pay a lot in customs.
Here are some of the most popular shops and brands that will do a Black Friday sale next week:

  • Pinup Girl Clothing. Every year they do a Black Friday sale site wide, which can vary from 20% up to 30% off depending on the year. Stay tuned for more info on their social profiles.
  • Collectif Clothing. Last year they offered a 20% off site wide.
  • Lindy Bop. Last year they had a 50% discount site wide. They are currently warming up Black Friday with sales and promotions. 
  • Vivien of Holloway. They offered a 24% off site wide. during 24 hours only! 
  • Deadly is the Female. Not announced yet, but they might offer a discount code even to celebrate their 8th anniversary.
  • Unique Vintage: they’re offering a 50% off on all purchases.
  • Tatyana Boutique: 50% off site wide. Hurry up before it’s over!
  • Audrey Stars Boutique. One of my favorite shops to buy for Black Friday. They offer a 20% discount and pre Black Friday sale for newsletter subscribers. 
  • What Katie Did. They usually offer a 20% off on all their items, and even want us to get in the mood for Christmas with weekly giveaways. 
  • Voodoo Vixen. Last year all purchases had a 50% off discount. 
  • Vixen by Micheline Pitt. 20% off on their Etsy shop.
  • Bait Footwear. 30% off on all their collections. Hurry up!
  • Miss L Fire. Discounts on selected items

Ready for Black Friday? Few days to go! 

    Review: My Kennedy Years, by Jacques Lowe

    It’s Election Day in the United States, and I thought I could write a review about a photographic memoir following JFK’s political career. With the title My Kennedy Years, photographer and journalist Jacques Lowe published some time ago the photographs he took of JFK during the 50s and 60s. 

    This book is definitely a piece of history, showing the reader the many sides of the presidential candidate and then president of the United States. The book is divided in different parts, all of them focused on the relationship between the author and JFK.

    Rallies, candids with his wife, or even with his brothers…Those are the type of images Jacques Lowe took of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He became the official White House photographer, so he followed the president everywhere. 
    We get to see how their political party organized and ran the presidential campaign, all his outings to seek votes as well as his personal and more private life. 
    I’d totally recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading and knowing more about The Kennedy family, also to those who are interested in US politics. Most of the photos featured on the book were never seen before, so it’s definitely worth the price! 
    Personally speaking, I don’t like to talk about politics, but I’ve always been a fan of The Kennedys. And since today is a special date for US citizens, I thought I could share this quick review with my readers. 
    Have a great day! 
    xx

    Veda Orr: a Hot Rod pioneer

    Hot Rod fans sure know about Veda Orr, the first female to compete at the races in Southern California. 

    Since 1937 she drove roadsters and participated in lake races, even winning awards for her work. Veda Orr was more than a hot rod driver: she also wrote about the scene during wartime. She started the SCTA news, where she wrote news stories and newsletters about races in the dry lake. She also sent her stories to servicemen far from home and from the races. 
    Veda Orr’s husband, Karl, was also involved in the Hot Rod scene in California during the 1930s. She wanted to follow her husbands path and sure did. She had a 1932 Ford Roaster and was a member of a car club, competing against other men. 
    In 1946, after the war, Veda Orr published her first book: Veda Orr’s Lake Pictorial. This book – maybe better to call it a pamphlet – contains black and white photographs from the races at the dry lakes in California, as well as explanations of the winners and people who made these possible. Veda Orr published the book by herself.
    Such an inspiring character that deserves to be remembered

    xx

    Beach babes in October Part II

    Following this week’s Beach babes in October, today I’m showing you more pics from a shoot with Patricia von Gray, make up artist Montse Fuentes and photographer Artsobu. After our beach session we had a photoshoot nearby with incredible backgrounds.

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    The Best Rockabilly and Kustom Culture Festivals in Spain

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    Today I’ve decided to blog about Rockabilly Festivals in Spain. Some time ago I was asked about the culture here in my country. The Rockabilly and Kustom Culture scene is very popular in the United States and in the United Kingdom, and in Spain as well.
    And since in a month or so I’ll be dancing and having fun at the Riverside Crazy Car Hop, here are some of the best festivals in the country. 
    (in order of dates)
    Rockin’ Race Jamboree: early February in Málaga
    Ubangi Somp Festival: mid April in Benidorm
    Riverside Crazy Car Hop: late April/early May in Calafell
    Screamin’ Rockabilly Weekender: early/mid June in Calella
    Psychobilly Meeting: early July in Pineda de Mar
    Rustic Oval Weekend: late July in Balaguer
    High Rockabilly: early September in Calafell
    The scene is really alive in Spain, especially in Catalunya, up north. 5 from above are in the area, so why not consider paying us a visit in the following months? I really can’t wait to attend some of these festivals this 2016. It’s going to be a blast! 
    Flea markets, car shows, DJs, live music…The party has just started! 
    Photo by Didier Jacquet
    Apologies if I have missed any. Feel free to comment your favorites! ❤