This month I created two new garments, with equal amounts durable functionality and polished aesthetic.  Garments made for harsh environments, that still look as hot as hell!  I drew my inspiration from women’s work-wear of times gone past, with a clear nod to our strong and iconic gal, Rosie the Riveter.

For all my active rollerskating gals, who love to look as retro and sultry as our pinup sisters, I’ve created The Pinup Shorts.  A pair of fitted, high-waisted short-shorts, in a dark indigo denim, with contrast turned-up cuffs that create that cute heart-shaped butt we all love!  The denim is dense yet stretchy, making it perfect for thrashing around in the skatepark, and comfortable enough for everyday wear too.  The shorts feature double-stitching for further durability, and a cute back pocket perfectly sized for your phone or other essentials.

Teamed with the shorts is The Rosie Shirt; a classic button-up in grey-blue chambray, featuring a loose, versatile silhouette.  Tie it up or wear it loose, this shirt is an easy option to sharpen up any outfit.  The shirt also features double-stitching for further durability, and button-up breast pockets perfectly sized for phones, cards, or whatever else you need to carry.  Say goodbye to the handbag for the day!

To showcase these new garments, and particularly how well they work together, and how versatile they are, I decided to shoot them in two very different settings (Yup! TWO!).  First up on the bill, may I present to you, The Rosie Shirt and The Pinup Shorts in ‘Rosie The Mechanic’, featuring the forever sensual Velvet DeCollette…. Enjoy!



Big thanks to Velvet DeCollette for her killer modelling skills, and to Chris from C & R Automotive for accommodating our retro photoshoot in his perfectly rustic place of work 


The Rosie Shirt and Pinup Shorts are available in the webstore NOW!

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Up next…. Rosie The Rollerskater…







Photos:  Devel
Model:  Velvet DeCollette
Accessories:  Model’s own
Location:  C & R Automotive, Auckland