Saturday, 31 January 2009

New Secretary dress now in stock!

Get yours now in sizes XS to XL. XXL in stock again soon, and XXXL in stock in Spring.

More new items in stock tomorrow!

Friday, 30 January 2009

Pin-up gallery updates!

At last!

Tara Mi Sioux
LA model and burlesque girl in Sweden.

Ruby Fortune
Three sets from UK burlesquer Ruby Fortune.

Violet Ecstasy
From the middle of England, Violet Ecstasy.

Miss Matilda
Two new sets from the ever glamorous Miss Matilda: Vintage Vixen & The Red Dress

Coming soon: gallery updates from Alma Joyce and Helen Highwater, and we'll welcome new girl Cherry La Flip.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

New product photos, as promised

Many thanks to Alma Joyce for modelling for us. And to Eightball Vintage Photography for taking the photos. And doing the lighting. And... erm... almost everything else, apart from hair & make-up, which was moi.

So, here are new product photos to hopefully entice you!

From the Sale page:

Shopping Time dress by Bettie Page Clothing Was £60, now £45.

Elizabeth dress by Bettie Page Clothing £45

From the Separates page:

Red petticoat crinoline by Bettie Page Clothing £45

Nearly here!
Secretary Circles and Cloud 9s in stock from Saturday!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Don't panic!

The website went down last night, which was most annoying, but it's back up again now. PHEW!!!!

In case you're wondering what the new T-shirts look like actually on a person, here's Eightball to let us know. Photo by Olivia. He's wearing the size M and has a 40" chest.

We had a bit of a photo-jam on Saturday so there's more product pics to follow - the Elizabeth dress, Shopping Time dress, the red crinoline and the leopard print robe with black trim.

The Secretary Circle and Cloud 9 dresses will be here by Saturday at the latest. If you want to reserve or pre-order one let me know.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

New stuff in the shop!

Hurrah! The exclusive "Hearts" fitted peasant top by Mode Merr, with a light lilac satin bodice with turquoise net overlay, spangled with tiny black velvet hearts.

In sizes XXS to XXXL - get yours from the Separates page.

And... pin-up T-shirts from Bawidamann Apparel. They're £15 each. As well as being nice for the fellas, I also recommend them as nightwear for the ladies. There's 5 different designs to choose from. They're made from a nice weight of cotton and the decals are high-quality.

Dirty Martini


Bad Habit

Holy Low Rider

War At Sea

Pick yours up here!

New stuff!

The Mode Merr "Jetsetter Suit" is now in stock, at £75. It's made from a lovely stretchy plaid with a black cotton poplin bodice and an adorable jacket tied with a ribbon.

You can find it on the Dresses page.

The exclusive peasant top that I've been wittering on about is also here, but it's not listed yet as we only did the photos last night. It's more beautiful that I had imagined - the effect of the net over the satin is irridescent, almost like a tonic fabric. It's wonderful! I'll put the pics up hopefully later today or tomorrow.

You'll find that MAC's "Aquadisiac" eyeshadow is a perfect match for it!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

And also on the way...

...some lovely tops from Tarantula, which will hopefully arrive by mid-February.

Portrait Collar

Adorable top made to look like a jacket, available in Glitter Red or Glitter Black. 3/4 length sleeves. Available in bust sizes: 32", 34", 38", 42", 46".

Yacht Top

Available in navy (cotton rayon) or burgundy (lycra rayon), this flattering top is especially designed for the larger ladies. Available in bust sizes: 42" (stretches to 54") (burgundy only) and 46" (stretches to 60") (burgundy and navy).

Friday, 16 January 2009

New items on the way!

Just a quick note - the Secretary Circle and Cloud 9 dresses by Bettie Page Clothing are on the way. They should arrive early/mid-February.

Secretary Circle will be £70 in sizes XS to XXL (XXXL hopefully available this spring), and the Cloud 9 will be on the Sale page at £40 in sizes S to XL.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Pin-Up Parade in Sugar magazine!

Despite turning 30 in December, my shop is in tweeny mag Sugar this month on the back of the Bettie Page Clothing "Captain" dress which I sell and which someone wore on Gossip Girl. It's being modelled by Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) from Coronation Street - Morrissey would be proud!

Here's the scans:

All I need to do now is work out what to do with the pale pink lipgloss that came free with the magazine! ;)

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Even more bargainous!

There's even MORE reductions in the What Katie Did sale!

Those fabulous Powermesh Knickers are now just £6, Zorita knickers are now £7.50 and the underwired bras are just a fiver, knocked down from £32.50!

And if you like a bargain, you should also check out the Pin-Up Parade sale page. There's always SOMETHING on there that's been reduced - check it out! I added more items the other day, so there's the Stop Staring "New Hollywood" dress at £55, down from £70 and the Bettie Page Clothing "Shopping Time" dress at £45 (was £60), and the "Cherry Blossom" dress for £50 (was £65).

Why do I always have something that's been reduced? Well - simply put, I operate the shop from my spare room, which isn't particularly spare anymore as it's bursting at the seams with stock! So in order to keep new stuff coming in, I like to clear some space now and then. Which is good news for you, of course! ;)

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Vintage knits

I'm excited as I'm about to embark on my first attempt at knitting something other than a scarf - I'm going to try the "Such Flattering Puff Sleeves" top from A Stitch in Time (which you can find on the Books page).

In order not to go-it-alone as a knitter, I've joined It's a great resource for knitters where you can set up your own profile and list projects you're working on, yarn you've got stashed, projects you aim to start. You can read other people's profiles and find patterns and information on yarns too. This is handy in my case as I bought some Debbie Bliss "Cathay" in the John Lewis sale (because I liked the colour) then realised it doesn't say on the label what thickness it is. A friend directed me to Ravelry, where I was able to look it up and find out it's double knit. Phew! There's also groups people have set up - in fact, there's one for A Stitch in Time so you can chat with other knitters about it.

There is a waiting list for Ravelry, but only a few days, and it's definitely worth joining if you knit or crochet!


There are still bargains to be had at the What Katie Did sale.

There's plenty of bras and knickers, and I was really pleased to get hold of the gorgeous Showgirl corset for myself! It's so pretty....

I have an idea for a shoot, so you might be seeing it soon!

I recommend the Powermesh knickers, at just £10 a pair - their holding-in powers are almost girdle-like!

Hurrah! Lots of new stock!

There's so much new stuff in Pin-Up Parade's shop! Let's kick off with...

Bernie Dexter Bullet Top Sizes S to XXL, £38.

Fabulous boned bodice with authentic-looking rouched elastic at the back. Swit-swoo!

More Mode Merr in stock
The black satin "Perfect Skirt" is available in all sizes from XXS to XXL, and the "Perfect Skirt" in dark red cotton, black cotton and dark red "wine" satin as well as the Star & Anchor "tulip" skirt are available in all sizes from XXS to XXXL.

Fitted peasant tops are available in leopard print, black and cherry print in all sizes from XXS to XXXL. The cherry print fitted peasant top is exclusive to Pin-Up Parade - you won't find it anywhere else!

Hopefully by next week I'll have the Jetsetter suit in stock, as well as another exclusive fitted peasant top in lilac satin with a turquoise net overlay spangled with black velvet hearts.

More Bettie Page Clothing in stock
Leopard print dressing gown £45
Available in leopard/red, sizes M & L, and leopard/black, sizes L & XL.

Soft leopard print fabric backed with terry material, this robe is fully reversible. It's luxurious and voluminous, so it's possible to go down a size or too. The black one is unisex (the one with red has little red bows on the pockets of the leopard side!).

Red petticoat Sizes XS to L, £45

Gorgeous bouncy net petticoat - a perfect companion to your circle-skirted dresses.

You will find these on the Separates page.

Jazmin dress in red Sizes XS to XXXL, £65

A lovely new version of the popular black Jazmin dress, this one is made from red bengaline with white satin back detail, and matching red belt. The bateau neckline makes for an Audrey Hepburn look!

Wendy dress - more sizes available! £65

You all love this dress so much that I keep running out of it! (not that I'm complaining, obviously!). So you'll be pleased to know that it's back in stock in sizes XS, S, M, L & XXXL. If you'd like an XL or XXL, please get in touch.

Monday, 12 January 2009


This is the blog for Pin-Up Parade. You'll be able to find out about new items in the shop as well as read about new pin-up galleries.

How exciting! ;)