Twinsie Tuesday #3: Milla of Miss Milla Cherry in a Vintage Barbie Print Skirt by Dazey LaRue Designs
It's Tuesday...which can only mean one thing: it's time to twin! This is a special collaboration because Milla and I go back a few years now and have already guest posted on each of our blogs in the past (HERE and HERE). Most emails about twinning so far have been relatively casual, as me and a potential twin go over options we know we have in common and then decide. This time I specifically emailed Milla because she wore this amazing Barbie skirt by Dazey LaRue back in December and my face turned into the heart eyes emoji (for reference: 😍). Say what you will about Barbie, but I've always been a fan no matter how old I get! Given that this print is all vintage Barbies and I even went as the first ever Barbie for Halloween back in 2014, I pretty much immediately purchased this skirt.
Since Milla is the only lady I know who also has this skirt, I really wanted the opportunity to twin with her in it! Major ups to this Aussie lady for introducing me to this skirt!! I hope you enjoy this Barbie based Twinsie Tuesday!!
What was your process for styling this outfit?
Milla: As the skirt has two shades of pink in it, I wanted to focus on that colour, plus isn't it Barbie's favourite colour!? I also know that pink is also one of my favorite colours to wear!
Lauren-Blair: Honestly, I could find the yellow shirt I wanted to pair with this skirt, ha. I found my SNL Gap Girls shirt and realized because it's black and white it would match and add some further whimsey. Barbie plus Chris Farley? These are a few of my favorite things, so not finding my yellow shirt was a happy accident!
How frequently do you wear this brand?
Milla: Hardly ever; this skirt is the only piece I own from Dazey LaRue Designs.
Lauren-Blair: I'm going to sound like I'm cheating off Milla, but same!
How frequently do you wear this skirt?
Milla: Not very often. I've only worn this Barbie skirt maybe two or three times because I only have weekends and holidays to dress pinup/vintage. I actually work 5 days a week and my work requires me to wear a uniform!
Lauren-Blair: This is another winter purchase that got buried for too long. I got it at the end of 2016 and pieces from end of the year often get buried throughout winter and spring for me, as my style default is "forever summer". I've been thinking about this piece a lot though and was thrilled to finally wear and style it again. This will be in heavy rotation for the next few months though!
What made you want to buy this skirt?
Milla: I saw this skirt on Instagram towards the end of last year and straight away I wanted to own it, as when I was a young girl Barbies were my favourite childhood toy. I also love the colours and the vintage style Barbies all over it.
Lauren-Blair: I've always been a Barbie girl at heart so it was more impossible to NOT buy the skirt seconds after I saw Milla in it. Upon getting it in the mail, I must say I'm impressed with the quality! It reminds of of actual vintage fabrics and lays on me similarly as my true vintage novelty skirts. So this was an amazing impulse buy!!
Have you been able to style it in other ways than you have today? Why or why not?
Milla: Yes, I've actually previously blogged about it in a different style. (HERE)
Lauren-Blair: Same! (HERE)
Just For Milla: You've been to a few pinup festivals! What have your experiences with them been like?
Milla: A positive one. I always enjoy going to pinup style festivals. I catch up with liked minded friends and even meet new fellow pinup ladies. It's so great to see everyone's different takes and styles for pinup and vintage dressing.
To buy this amazing skirt (that we both highly recommend!) click HERE and please click the store front HERE to peruse more fun prints, including other Barbie options!! And to follow Milla, here are the links to her Blog/Instagram/Facebook! Tune back next week, as PUG may or may not be involved, as well as a fellow rocker babe after my own heart! #spoileralert! Please check back throughout the week until then, thank-you to Milla, and have an awesome day!