Author Archives: Mallory Holley

Some exciting news for Christine’s and Vivien of Holloway

Aiming to ‘make the world a more fabulous and glamorous place’, the UK clothing label called Vivien of Holloway produce an exquisite range of dresses and separates that embody ‘the charm of authentic vintage’ with the ‘ease of care to suit modern lifestyles’.  Each of these are available in … Continue reading

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Just Be Yourself

Back when I was a teenager, what essentially started as the thrill of sifting through piles of vinyl records during my regular visits to op shops in pursuit of music that I actually liked, quickly escalated into also searching for … Continue reading

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Picnic in the Hayshed

One day I received a phone call from a gentleman called Declan who wanted to surprise his girlfriend whose name was Sarah, with a vintage inspired couple’s photography session. Since it was almost her birthday, he decided that a gift … Continue reading

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Spoilt. Rotten.

After hearing a loud knock on my front door, I opened it to reveal my Daddy standing there. ‘Happy birthday -do you want to go to Eagle?’ he asked. ‘YES!’ I quickly replied, with the biggest smile on my face. … Continue reading

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The Westernport Festival Car Show -February 26th 2017

Whilst attending a recent car cruise, I bumped into a gentleman called Les who told me that he and his lovely wife, Marie were organising a car show at the Westernport Festival. He also asked if I was interested in … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas & Best Wishes for the New Year!

Cadillac and I would like to wish y’all a fabulous Christmas. May you share special moments, creating wonderful memories with those that you love. We wish you peace, love, and joy for not only this holiday season, but also throughout the … Continue reading

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My brand new Cadillac

Guess what? I have a brand new 2016 model Cadillac! Okay… to tell you the truth, I don’t have that twin turbo ATS-V coupe kind of Cadillac, but I do have a cute, fluffy German shepherd puppy kind, that just … Continue reading

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Review: Long-lasting LipSense Lippy from Pout Perfection

I followed my mother into a quirky local café and approached a round table beneath a majestic chandelier, whereby her sister was sitting. Balancing her handbag and a present in one hand, Mum lent down to wish her sister and … Continue reading

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Forever Marilyn –An Opportunity Not to be Missed

I could not resist telling everyone about how amazing my visit to the Bendigo Art Gallery was when I attended the Marilyn Monroe exhibition presented by the Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox. I truly loved it so much and craved … Continue reading

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Forever Marilyn Monroe -Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox present an exhibition to honour this enduring icon

Marilyn Monroe has truly captivated the hearts of millions and continues to remain forever young and forever remembered. After all, she was much more than just a pinup model or movie star. Allured by the beauty, intelligence and talent that … Continue reading

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Greaser Girls –Mother & Daughter Pinup Shoot

I had a lovely lady called Adrienne book a ‘greaser girl’ pinup package at my studio with her beautiful daughter, Keely and their red 1983 model WB Statesman. Adrienne told me that she wanted to give the photographs to her … Continue reading

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Precious Moments…

Nothing can compare to the pure love and joy that a newborn baby brings into the world. However, it surely is a very rewarding experience to be able to capture their very first few weeks of life with my camera, … Continue reading

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Heat FREE Curls with Twisted Retro Rag Rollers

When I was a little girl, I always wanted curly hair, just like my mother’s. Since this was back in the days when spiral perms were incredibly fashionable, my gorgeous mum totally rocked the style and I longed to look … Continue reading

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Exclusive Coupon

I can’t believe how much this blog of mine has grown since I started it back in 2011.  It warms my heart to see that so many of you have subscribed to me and I love reading your kind words … Continue reading

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Owning it

Understandably, for those who have not spent years studying law, learning important legal rights and responsibilities regarding their creative output can seem rather daunting. Knowing what should and should not be done is not always straightforward and deciphering between fact … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Live at the Outbound BP

For a few weeks now, my Dad has wanted to go to the ‘Saturday Night Live’ meet at the BP Outbound servo, located on Melbourne’s Eastlink Tollway. So last Saturday night, he had his 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille washed and ready … Continue reading

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Playful puppies and prints

A little while ago, I seized the opportunity to shoot with the darling Miss Dodge, since I knew this adorable German Shepherd puppy was definitely not going to stay this little forever. Naturally, I thought this would also be the … Continue reading

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Congratulations Kelly & Adam!

I am very lucky to have had the privilege of being able to capture special memories for wonderful people, such as those for newly engaged, Kelly and Adam. Although my new studio is expected to be opening in July this … Continue reading

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Pink Polkadots & Gold Diggers

The 1950s reproduction halterneck circle dresses by Vivien of Holloway would have to be one of my all-time favourite styles of dress for both everyday wear and for an evening out. They have an ingenious design which includes a boned bodice, tightly nipped … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Rage

Legendary live music venue, ‘The Croc‘ will rock every Saturday with Melbourne’s newest ALL ROCKABILLY weekly event, debuting this Saturday, February 28th from 8pm. There will be a double bill this weekend to kick off this revolutionary new event with The Infernos and Stripped Black playing … Continue reading

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Christine’s Grand Opening… The Official Party!

Although vintage reproduction clothing store, Christine’s has been trading on Brunswick Street for the last five months, we celebrated the official opening with a champagne reception last Sunday on the 8th of February. To fire up the excitement of the … Continue reading

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Christmas, New Year & Film Noir Photographs

I’m pretty certain that Christmas and New Year has been one big blur! Boy did it go fast! In between shoots, I managed to move my studio to its new home in Frankston/Langwarrin South as well as edit the photographs … Continue reading

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The Infernos ‘Still Fired Up’ Album Launch

Recently, the trendy tiki-themed venue, The LuWOW in Fitzroy, Melbourne, housed the launch party celebrating the release of  The Infernos‘ second album, titled ‘Still Fired Up’. There was a smokin’ hot lineup of Melbourne music talent including; Rosie & The Mighty Kings, The Flyin’ Saucers, … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Sirens

The film noir movies of the 1940s and ‘50s created fashionable Hollywood crime dramas out of the dark attitudes and plots deriving from the unsentimental crime fictions that emerged during the great depression. In the simplicity of the low-key black … Continue reading

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Winners are Grinners

The first Tuesday of this month was of course the Lets Go Cruisin’ cruise night at Mornington. Hence, an eclectic collection of hot rods, rat rods, classic cars and muscle cars again gathered at the Peninsula Homemaker centre on Bungower … Continue reading

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Pin-up Competition at The Infernos’ CD Launch

Rockabilly trio, The Infernos have just released their second album, titled ‘Still Fired Up’ and will be having their launch party this Friday, November 7th 2014. This exciting event will be held at the trendy tiki themed venue, The LuWOW at … Continue reading

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Dress Me Unique

Too many times have I searched high and low for a particular garment that I have envisaged for a specific occasion, only to be coerced to compromise with something else. Well not anymore! Not only does Dress Me Gorgeous stock … Continue reading

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Castaway!

Back in the day, when I was learning photography at university, I had an AE1 Program Canon, my very first SLR camera. My AE1 was special because it had extra program features, which set the aperture and exposure automatically. Many … Continue reading

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The day that my little brother wore a pink skirt to school.

It was book day last Thursday at my baby brother’s school.  For months the military-obsessed little man planned to go as a wounded soldier from one of the Gallipoli books that he had been reading.  We had organised an outfit for him … Continue reading

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Pink Hair, Don’t Care!

Some people may laugh at me because I’m different, but I laugh at them because they are all the same. I have never been one to wear what everyone else is wearing, and I have always been extremely independent. I … Continue reading

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Life is Precious.

From my recent experiences, I have come to learn how precious life truly is.  Life is a beautiful gift that should never be taken for granted.  As my best friend Denise Moretti once told me, ‘life is all about sharing’.  We … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Vintage Junkie

Once again, I attempted to promise my better half that I would cease entering op shops and antique stores, after I just HAD to adopt my 1906 singer treadle sewing machine and table.  My partner was concerned, as this little pastime … Continue reading

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Peacock Royale

Peacocks are the epitome of beauty and grace. With their extravagant eye-spotted tail feathers, boasting beautiful blue and green hues, I have great admiration for these truly majestic creatures. Hence, when I first laid eyes on Heart of Haute‘s ‘Monique … Continue reading

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Plants, Parcels & Published Pics

I found these spiky little aloe vera plants behind a sign saying “free to good home”, on the side of the road. I thought that I could provide them with a “good home” in my new garden, situated in front … Continue reading

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In the News

Recently, we met with Cameron McCullough from the Southern Peninsula News at  Dromana 3 Drive-In.   Cameron was writing an article to help promote the film ‘Penny’ which was published in the Southern Peninsula News on the cover and continuing on page fourteen … Continue reading

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Shoe Love is True Love

There’s something sexy and empowering about a pair of high heel shoes (preferably in my size of course).  The higher, the better! And obviously, us girls can’t just stop at one pair… or after three-hundred pairs (in my case).  After … Continue reading

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The Golden Rules for Washing Vintage Threads:

It can be a rather nail-biting experience when washing your freshly-acquired vintage threads for the first time.  Unlike modern-day garments, most of those made prior to the 1950s do not have washing or care instructions (let alone a size label), … Continue reading

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Miami Cheesecake

Due to popular demand, my  exhibition; Miami Cheesecake has been extended!  Therefore until the 30th January 2013, the colourful canvases, most of them filled with cool cars and gorgeous girls will continue to nobly grace the rich burgundy walls of … Continue reading

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behind the scene

Better busy than bored they always say and busy is just what the last few weeks have been. So I’m going to let you in on a sneaky peak and invite you all to join me behind the scene at … Continue reading

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Miami Cheesecake

Over the last couple of months I have been very busy planning and executing some outright creative concepts, in as much spare time I can make.  Encompassing hot cars, gorgeous models, burlesque and cheesecake, I’ve been creating everything from garage … Continue reading

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Trick-or-Treat

My Mum always tells me I have enough costumes in my studio to open up a costume shop.  My ever-growing collection of costumes and random things to use in photo shoots as “props” however, does come in handy.  Especially if … Continue reading

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Burlesque at Bartiste!

‘Kiss N Pop’ productions bring burlesque to B’artiste Lounge Bar in Frankston, this Saturday (October 27th), where a team of 5 burlesque performers will wow you with variety and deliciously sexy, fresh, side-splitting entertainment. The burlesque bombsells will heat it up … Continue reading

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Black Banana Bickies

Are black bananas on the bench are all too a familiar scene? In the busy lifestyles of a vintage vixen there’s always seems to end up with the odd bunch of over-ripened bananas here and there.  They seem to find … Continue reading

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For the love of cars!

You don’t have to be a mechanic, panel beater or a racing car driver to absolutely LOVE cars.  Nor do you have to even be a bloke!   Symptoms of a car addiction may include the following:  Your favourite colour is … Continue reading

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Love Vintage

For many, vintage may be seen as a growing trend, an obsession or even a lifestyle, since they surely don’t make things like they used to.  Even if an item is a vintage reproduction, there is always something classic and … Continue reading

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Lets Go Cruisin’

Rain, hail or shine, if it’s the first Tuesday of the month, the Peninsula Lifestyle Centre comes alive with pre ’75 chrome bumper cars and other special interest cars, including Corvettes, Mustangs, Vipers, Cobras & GT 40 replicas. With perfect … Continue reading

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A Pig Ate My Homework!

This little piggy stayed at home… with an appetite for destruction! He may look like a cute study buddy, but leave your homework unattended to on the couch and you shall return to find that this little piggy has gobbled … Continue reading

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Hello Kittens!

‘A kiss on the hand mights be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl’s best friend’; were those famous words of Marilyn Monroe.  Now, I’m not saying that I have any objections to diamonds. As a matter of fact, I … Continue reading

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New Housemates!

I’m really sorry if you came across my blog in a google search, but this has noting to do with the Big Brother television show that is currently running on channel Nine.  Instead, I am going to tell you about … Continue reading

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Marvellous Melbourne

We met up with the lovely Jess from Shoe Me Gorgeous in Melbourne last week. Jess & her cute little toddler son, had come all the way from Adelaide to visit Melbourne for the Shoe Festival.   We took advantage of Jess visiting Melbourne … Continue reading

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