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Why it matters so much when a “limpy fat girl” wins the world’s biggest pinup pageant

I’ve been following New Zealand pin-up queen Fran Robertson on Instagram (@frantasy_island, natch) ever since we featured her wedding on Offbeat Bride back in 2016, and it’s been a colorful journey for sure. Recently, I followed along with her photos of traveling from NZ all the way to Las Vegas to compete in the Miss Viva Las Vegas pageant — which she totally won!

I asked Fran if I could interview her about how her experiences are setting new standards for visibility…

A rockabilly maternity session featuring the whole family

I am super stoked to share this maternity session featuring Silvia, Geo, and Mia today — the rockabilly theme and tin can phone is the cutest combination of ideas! These photos were taken by Minerva Photography in Davie, Florida.

Wanna make a rockabilly head scarf for your baby? Here’s how you do it

I was in the middle of making a headband for my daughter when I started playing with the excess fabric and ended up making her a head scarf — I liked the result, but wanted to make a pattern so I could produce something a little more polished. Here’s what I came up with.

Angelica and Kash

Thanks to Viva La Vida Photography for uploading these to the Flickr pool. How hawt is Angelica with her pin-up mama look, and her cutie son Kash? With cheeks like that, he needs a face-bra! Thanks again to Viva La Vida Photography for submitting these. Remember, I loooove seeing professional photos of nontrad parents and […]

How do mamas with high maintenance aesthetics make it work?

I got an email a few weeks ago from a reader who wanted to hear about how mamas with high maintenance looks (goth! rockabilly! pin-up!) manage to maintain their styles after having a child. This question really resonated for me because, although I don’t have quite as high maintenance aesthetic as some, I definitely love my glittery eyeshadow and eyeliner and loud boots and pink hair.