Sunday, 26 April 2009

Gallery updates

I don't do Gallery updates very often... but when I do, I hope you'll agree that it's worth the wait!

First of all, we have a new girl at Pin-Up Parade, the fabulous Cherry La Flip, who is also our cover girl at the moment.

And I have updated Tara Mi Sioux's gallery with three new photos.

I'm working on updating MORE galleries and putting up MORE girls, so in the next week or so there'll be new girls Scarlet Fever (of "Faking It" fame) from Wales, Honey Wilde from England (via New Zealand), Miss Edith from Scotland and Sue-Anne Davis from Germany. Add to that a photographer gallery from Terence Mendoza, and a gallery update from Helen Highwater (me, in other words!). So, lots of look forward to! And there's even more than this which I'm arranging, but you'll just have to wait for that....

Pin-Up Parade Girls Need Your Help!
Meanwhile, over at there's a pin-up contest. Amongst the entrants, there's three Pin-Up Parade girls - me, Sweetness and Nicole A Lure (aka Nicole from The Hourglass). Please join the forum to vote for us. It would make us very happy! You just have to post a message saying "I vote for Helen Highwater" (or whichever other lovely lady flips your switch), and that's that. Simple! ;)

Friday, 24 April 2009

Just the one!

I have one Butterfly dress by Bettie Page Clothing, which is about a size 18 (the label is XXXL, but it runs small, so is equivalent to their usual XXL).

It's a really gorgeous dress and perfect for summer in a lovely white cotton with red butterfly print. It's lined with cotton and has a built-in cotton underskirt. The hem of the dress has lovely red embroidery. All this for £65.

Sunday, 19 April 2009


Now in stock! Please note that the capris, Candy Apple and Jacqueline were heavily reserved, but the sold out sizes will be replenished soon.

Capri pants, £45. Sizes L to XXXL in stock. All other sizes back very soon!

Candy Apple dress, £65. Sizes M to XXL in stock. XS & S back soon.

Jacqueline suit, £65. Sizes S & XXL in stock. Other sizes back soon!

Crystal dress, £50. Sizes XL to XXXL.

Tiger dress, £40. Sizes XS to XL.

Make sure you don't miss out on forthcoming attractions by reserving your favourite(s) from this page.

Curves dress, £70. Sizes XS to XXXL. In stock May. Bengaline.

Violet dress, £65. Sizes XS to XXXL. In stock May. Bengaline & crepe.

Sadie blouse, £35. Sizes XS to XXXL. In stock May. Sheer crepe.

Escape blouse, £35. Sizes XS to XXXL. In stock May. Stretch cotton.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Wendy peach & the last Substitutes!

Now in stock!

Wendy in peach, £45. Sizes XS, S, L & XL
On the sale page

The very last Substitute dresses! This is it - your very last chance to get your hands on this popular style! Dresses page

Substitute Pencil, £65. Sizes L to XXXL.

Substitute Circle, £70. Sizes S to XXL.

I'll have Jacqueline suits, Tiger & Candy Apple dresses & capri pants at the weekend at the latest (tomorrow if we're lucky!).

Books & Magazines Lauren Rennell's Vintage Hairstyling book is back in stock, and I've also got the most recent issue of Bachelor Pad Magazine, with 4 extra pages - pin-up pictures, articles, burlesque, etc etc. A bargain at £2.50.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Just what *did* Katie do?

Interview with Katie Halford of What Katie Did on everything bullet bra, stocking, corset and foundation wear-related! Thanks, Katie! ;)

Meanwhile, over at Queens of Vintage, Pin-Up Parade customer Miss Hannah is unveiled as Vintage Queen #14! She's a very glamorous lady, so go and take a look.

(Photo by Tony Nylons, showing the new What Katie Did 1940s "CC09" range - read about it in the interview)

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Burlesque event in Hull

Issue 2 of new Burlesque magazine launch.

Burlesque Presents... The Launch @ The Ringside, Hull
Wednesday 8th April, 8pm
Tickets £5 + free champagne, cupcakes, & raffle ticket. Must be booked in advance & paid for on arrival
Scarlet Fever, Mimi Demure, The Boneshakers, Glorian Gray, Fleur Du Mal, Heather Sweet, May Hemm, Jubilee Swoon
First-look copies of Issue Two available
Win a voucher to shop at Pin-Up Parade!

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