Now living back in the Peace Region there are no local dress shops geared to my style. The closest brick and mortar is in Edmonton and I can’t always get … Continue reading Retro Stage
At the Grease, Gears and Grooves ‘Tiki Babe’ Pinup Pageant Ride ‘Em Ruby is this years Third place winner holding the title of ‘Doll’ I was really excited to catch … Continue reading GGG 2017 ‘Tiki Babe’ Pinup Pageant Doll – Ride ‘Em Ruby
This past weekend The West Coast Pinups travelled from the mainland to present the ‘Tiki Babes’ Pinup Pageant. This event was held at the Second Annual Grease Gears and Grooves … Continue reading West Coast Pinups presents the ‘Tiki Babe’ Pinup Pageant 2017
As our winters are very cold and long here in Northern Canada, looking stylish and warm at the same time is not always an option so I have been in … Continue reading Hell Bunny Fairy Tale Coat, 3XL..xx
Darling Dames, Retro Leopard Stud Earrings.
For a girl who adores Leo Print I came to realize I don’t own a lot to account for that love. I have decided it is time to change this and start building my collection and the Retro leopard stud earrings at Darling Dames was the best place to start.
These fashion earrings are made in the shape of a heart with the leopard print center detailed with rhinestones. The backings that come with the earrings have larger backs so the earrings sit nicely on your ear.
The earrings are a nice size and the shape being a heart is flattering to the jaw line/bone. They have a very vintage look and once I put my leopard dress on I was quite thrilled how the two came together.
I found them to be the purrr-fect addition to my collection and do believe I will get a fair amount of wear from them.
These earrings came from Darling Dames, an on-line shop.
I came across their FB Page first and then I realized the Page was one of their social media platforms. I decided to go window shopping and found myself captured by a few items on the site.
I have often said that my purchasing experience is as important as the product I am acquiring. Owner Jessica was an absolute Doll and was willing to move heaven and earth to ensure my items were going to meet my needs.
She tells me the on-line store is growing and new merchandise is being added. Jessica has a background in Retail and Merchandising and Darling Dames was established in 2011 as a small physical retail shop in Taylor, Texas and has since moved on-line to reach a greater clientele.
Darling Dames boutique is a small start up that’s desire is to cater to woman whose style is strongly influenced by current fashion trends and to provide them a moderately priced product trendy product in return. Darling Dames strives to meet concise customer service standards and it shows. You always want to return as a client when you are appreciated and treated like gold.
I would highly recommend checking out their site and.. xx
Ask me what I adore more than the Rockabilly culture, hands down it is animals.
Two years ago the clothing store Rowena in Edmonton Alberta https://www.facebook.com/Rowenaedmonton?fref=ts hosted an on-line photo contest to bring awareness to the Edmonton Humane Society. This was my first contest I had ever entered and closest to my heart.
As I live on a farm with horses and other smaller critters animal care is a priority to us and is part of my daily lifestyle. Care is more than a four letter word to me as I made a commitment to these animals not only to love them, provide food, shelter and clean water as well as to home them in the best surroundings I can for the entirety of their lives.
If you have read any of my posts on my site http://www.bossmarebetty.com or seen posted pictures on my FB Page http://www.facebook.com/Thebossmarebetty/ you would know animal welfare and the relationship between man and animal are near and dear to me. I have a new age type of philosophy in regards to animals, their intelligence, spirit and ability to remain connected to a desire of offering un-conditional love, no matter the predicaments that had preceded them.
We know this first hand with our much loved dog Murray whom we brought home from our local shelter last Christmas. He was found in a barn with 40 other dogs tied up. As he is a senior he had been in the shelter for several months as puppies are the first to get re-homed as they have the cuteness factor.
Murray had something else we desired and his age was an asset to us. In the year Murray has been with us I have learned much about his capacity for trust and love. We do not know his full story and probably never will.
With his exposure to many dogs he has had to trust that the kids and our larger animals meant him no harm and this year we introduced a rescued kitten to our menagerie of animals that was bred to be used as live target practice.
When you let go of the past and stay in this current moment animals have a chance for recovery, rehabilitation or rescue as long as we do not hold on to these old images of them. It is time to give animals a greater respect.
Since this is the second contest for Rowena I decided to do something a little different, I wanted my photo to have a greater impact and awareness for the animals and for this I exchange this blog for votes/likes.
That’s right, read the blog post and don’t vote for me. This is an endeavour for the animals and let’s get the word out, its time to change our attitude of animals and their relationship to us and maybe we can start to change perceptions and an all too often scenario that plays out for some animals in their lifetime.
For this post I will be referring to the Edmonton Humane Society where a donation will be made by Rowena’s on behalf of the contest winner. Regardless where you are located you can google animal humane societies in your area to find ways you can help locally if you so wish.
This is a very thorough site which was well designed and offers a lot of information. It is important to know the Edmonton Humane Society is not affiliated with ANY other; not the Alberta SPCA, or the Canadian SPCA, they are solely on their own.
A couple of facts that floored me were that, it costs $6.6 million dollars to run the EHS every year! People’s donations make up 40% of the help they receive so this means EVERY dollar counts.
In Alberta when donating to a registered charity you can claim a % of what you donated in your income tax. I have attached a screen shot of a pamphlet found on-line from the Govt. of AB regarding charitable donations.
Edmonton Humane Societies Charitable Number 11923-1066 RR0001
There are many ways to support animal rescue and recovery, on the EHS website was a Wish list of sorts of the items that are needed in order to care and rehabilitate such a Pet food, Pet care items, Maintenance items such as zip ties and toothbrushes. The link below will take you directly to the page and what is needed.
Don’t have money yet you have time, although this page is titled for the kids I still think anyone can do these even if you are in a team environment you could do one of these as a cause.
Kids can help too.. Simple easy ways to help
I really felt connected to the EHS vision statement and felt it would be something we should all aspire towards.
The Edmonton Humane Society leads the community in elevating peoples’ beliefs, attitudes and behaviours to enhance the quality of life for companion animals.
We as a race have a lot of power and control of choice and we have to make better choices when it comes to our animal friends. There is a plethora of ways an animal can find its way in need and I can assure you it is probably through no fault of their own.
Animals are not great gifts, they are cute as babies and they grow up. During this time one requires knowledge, time and space to handle what may arise just like raising a child. You will get out of an animal what you put into it and one should never conceive the gift of an animal/human relationship as something temporary.
Blessed are we, whom know the true love one receives from an animal. Let no man then cast that animal aside.
We owe a good life to all animals that walk along side us on earth whether they are small or tall, furry or scaly.
As there was much to see on the website I wanted to highlight and share one more piece and this relates to weather in both cold and warm climates. Although we are into Spring and I still have snow, as harmful as the cold can be, so is the heat.
I had been dressing in a Pin-up flavour for sometime, always wearing a hair flower and skirt. It was the girly touches, the details that were embracing the feminine beauty of being a woman.
I came across this quote and it was then I understood and felt a deeper sense of connection.
This is assessable to us all.. xx
*What inspires me most about Pin Ups*
Is that any woman of any
shape, size, nationality, age, income level, kids/no kids, education level,
is allowed to feel Beautiful and Glamorous
Because they are…..
~Sorelle, Pin Up Passion