We all know how much I love Mode Merr and how the maiden voyage of their ultra sexy vamp dress is the only time I’ve seen Hot Latin Boy in a fit of Hot Latin Jealousy. So when I was invited to a Halloween party in DC with the theme of Undead Vintage, I popped over to Mode Merr.
Actually, before I realized Halloween was going to find me stateside alone, I was planning on wearing the Vamp Dress and being Natasha to HLB’s Boris.
I love the whole pinup girl shtick although it must be approached with fear and trembling because it can go costumey with a quickness and costumey, while fun, is never chic.
Unfortunately, Mode Merr didn’t have anything that rang my bell other than a perpetually sold-out sugar skull skirt with red pompom trim (c’mon Angela, do it for me!), so I did a little googling and found myself at pinupgirlclothing.com.
The first thing I noticed was PUG uses models of varying sizes and ethnicities to showcase their clothes, always a plus in my book.
I ordered three pieces:
I mean, what self-respecting Texas girl is going to deny herself a dress with yellow roses?
I’m especially excited about this dress as it reminds me of what Dolce & Gabbana did last year for their spring RTW, you know, with the eggplants and whatnot. Loved that collection.
I also ordered the Doris top in black.
I’m always on the lookout for a good top that will highlight the gals without suggesting I have a career that involves picking up dollar bills using something other than my hand and this fits the bill perfectly.
Unfortunately, I’m not sure the photographer here is doing the lovely model Dani Diablita any favors as she seems to have been shot from a low angle, never a good thing in plus-size photography.
Actually, the plus-size photography is a bit problematic all the way through.
One got a location, great photography and Conde Nast-quality styling (she also happens to be an excellent model) and the other got a green screen and shot at the gut. But hey, it’s better than nothing and at least they’re making the effort.
I ordered the Ava dress in olive green and plum (naturally) despite some concerns about the quality of the satin. Satin can be a cruel mistress and in a few of the shots, some of the stitching looked lumpy. Still, the dresses are made in the USA (another thing I love about this company) so here’s hoping.
Have you ordered from PUG? Let me know, and I’ll do a review as soon as I get to try them on!