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This month I’m crushing all over a lovely local pin-up lass, who goes by the name Miss Monique Sweet. You may recognise her from such kooky Devel custom designs as the famous Watermelon Skirt, and Strawberry Two-Piece seen at last year’s Very Vintage Day Out event in Auckland. She was also the spark for the fire that is the Freshly Squeezed collection. And now she is up for one BIG EXCITING opportunity in the form of being crowned Miss Viva Las Vegas 20!
This summer I was commissioned to design and make a custom retro two-piece with a western flavour, by local vintage-lover Olivia (aka Veronica Kay). She had in-mind a pair of 1970’s bootie shorts, a matching top, and ALL the fringing. I gathered up some 1970’s inspiration, worked through a handful of designs for her, and the cropped western shirt option was the winner of the day!
Hope you’ve all been enjoying a wonderful break over this festive season, whether your feet are in sand or snow. 2016 was a turbulent year for many; we all lost an idol or two, we saw (and continue to see) some horrific things happening in the US and other parts of the world, and as always, life throws some personal-life curve-balls in there too.