Miss Bombshell Pinup Pageant – May 16th 2015

Miss Bombshell Pinup Pageant 2015

The Bombshell Burlesque Academy is proud to announce the Miss Bombshell pageant. The inaugural Miss Bombshell Pinup Pageant will be held on May 16th celebrating all that glitters and Sweet Pins is a proud sponsor of this fabulous event. The pageant is open to all ladies wishing to indulge in vintage glamour and recreate styles […]

The Gangsters’ Ball 2015 is back!

Gangsters Ball 2015

Ladies and gents, are you ready for another night of glamour and mischief? The Gangsters’ Ball, Australia’s biggest and longest running Cabaret, Vaudeville, Burlesque, Swing Dancing & Fancy Dress event is back! Now in its sensational eighth year, The Gangsters’ Ball is on its way back to Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne this September!


[image url=”https://sweetpins.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Rago-waist-cincher-2107-300×300.jpg” link=”” title=”” size=”medium” target=”” lightbox=”true” align=”left” autoheight=”false” width=”240″] We are so excited about our latest brand addition .. the one and only Rago! If you love vintage inspired foundation garments – girdles, waist cinchers, suspender dresses and the likes, chances are you have come across this US brand before. Rago designs incredibly beautiful foundations […]


If you love to wear authentic vintage lingerie or retro inspired foundation garments –  girdles and corsets in particular – it’s very likely you’ve come across a description of the type of boning used for that particular item. But what does it mean and why is boning so important in foundation garments?

Show off your best pins at Australian Burlesque Festival

We love this time of the year.. because the Australian Burlesque Festival is on! Sweet Pins has been proudly supporting this event for the past few years – and we have the honour to dress many of the performers, presenters and stage kitties with our beautiful retro inspired lingerie and stockings. To celebrate this year’s […]

From photos to illustrations – iconic pin ups

Today I bumped into this article online about pin up illustrations which were based on actual photographs and I wanted to share it with you. They may provide some inspiration for your next pin up photo shoot! [image url=”https://sweetpins.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/pinup-from-real-photos-01.jpg” link=”” title=”Pin up illustrations” size=”medium” target=”_blank” lightbox=”true” align=”center” autoheight=”false” ]