Congratulations, Pinky Swear!!! Crowned 1st in Pinups Against Bullying

Congratulations, Pinky Swear!!! Crowned 1st in Pinups Against Bullying

Long time Haute Honey, friend, passionate pinup, and excellent mother, We took a moment to interview Miss Pinky Swear and congratulate her on her recent crowning!

Tell us...what is the pinup against bullying contest about? The contest was about inner beauty over outer beauty. It was women telling their stories 
of bullying and overcoming that hardships it can bring.
How did you hear about it? A friend of mine that owns a jewelry shop (Classic Betty's Rubbish) was one of the sponsors. She posted a flier and tagged me in it, so I thought,
"lets enter and see what happens ..."
Who set it up? The Dainty Dames are the ones that put the car show together and the Pinups Against Bullying hosted the pinup contest.
How awesome is your crown? Oh my god it's amazing! Super sparkly! It really makes me feel like a princess!
How long have you been a pinup model? I have been modeling for over 10 years and competing in pinup contests for about 5 years.
What does your daughter think about her mama being a pinup? She loves it. She thinks it's so great. She cant wait to be grown up so she can do pinup things as well.
She especially loves seeing me on stage, win or lose she knows her mommy is a winner!
Anything else you want to include about the contest? I am so grateful for this contest. I haven't heard of a contest like this one. For me i have always been self conscious about the way I look.
I was picked on so much as a kid, and even as an adult, so to be in a contest like this- one that helps uplift women rather than pick who is the prettiest or most pppular- they picked the one with the biggest heart, and beautiful mind. 
Anything else you want to share?.... well, I hope that this is my year of winning. I tried to give up on doing pinup pageants because I knew I would never be the tall sexy type of girl most judges and magazine people want on the cover of their magazines. But I couldn't. I feel I need to make a change in the type of people they choose to be winners. Not all women can be thin and sexy. Some of us are curvy and sexy as well. 
What are some of your favorite Heart of Haute pieces? Oh gosh, too many to choose from. I would have to say for sure the Monte Carlo dress since it is the dress I won my first pageant in.
I would also say the  Maybelline dress cause it's just such an easy everyday dress and it has POCKETS !!!

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frocksemailheader.jpgHey there Haute Honeys! Am I using too much alliteration already? Whoops, I can't help it lately! Anyways - I'm here to introduce you to two of our newest fabrics! They're fresh! They're fun! They're funky! They're NOT for the faint of heart!  These retro inspired prints are bold and colorful, only fearless fashionistas for these frocks! (I know, I know, quit it already.) BeFunky_diamonds_swatch.jpg The first is Diamantes - it even sounds fancy! One of our pals says this print reminded her of the artwork of Mary Blair, I think I agree! This very retro harlequin fabric is indeed funky and colorful.  Definitely for the gal that doesn't mind standing out in a sea of gingham!

diamondsmoniThe Monique Dress is a good choice for this fabric as it's bateau neckline show as much of this awesome print as possible!

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Also available in the Maybeline Dress, which is a great choice for spring and summer!  It has ties on the shoulders to easily conceal your bra straps and keep things in place. I love the Maybeline because it reminds me of the dresses I used to play dress up in at my grandma's house.  The one's that I eventually coveted and wore to school once they fit me just right!

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Oooo so purdy! Floresitas is another bold print featuring tiny hints of blue and yellow on a stand out pink. Man I would love to have some high waisted shorts in this fabric! But I digress. Floresitas on the Monique Dress seems like a no-brainer, especially since we haven't had any kind of pink Monique's for a while!

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Be sweet and sassy in the Sweetie Dress - the classic vintage style halter dress with a sweetheart neckline. The Sweetie really is universally flattering, no matter what size or shape! What could be more perfect? So whaddaya say?  Are you ready to go bold this spring? :) Photos by Mandie Bee / Modeled by Pinky Swear <3 Ali for HoH