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27 July 2013

meet the sponsors :: melly maraschino

happy saturday you lovely lot! this week i want to introduce you to the inspirational melly from sweet as a maraschino cherry. melly's blog is all about how to be body confident in a cookie-cutter, bog-standard, over-sized-shirt-wearing world. i find her posts to be really very honest and extremely inspirational, and i hope you do to. so, without further ado, please meet melly...

melly, tell us a bit about you and your blog as sweet as a maraschino cherry. 
I started As Sweet As A Marasc
hino Cherry after getting feedback from all over the world when my essay, "The Dangers Caused by the Misrepresentation of Women in the Fashion Industry" was featured on Pin Up Passion.  I decided to continue writing about my personal struggles with confidence and about my obsession with the Pin Up era because sadly, today's society is taught that curvy women aren't so beautiful.  I'm also a creative writing major and I've always been fascinated with pin up girls and vintage-inspired fashion.  My blog is the perfect place to combine these interests.  

you're a babe, which is why you're a hobby-ist pin-up girl, right? tell us about that!
hy, thank you!  As cheesy as it sounds, I really do believe I was born in the wrong decade.  I have an old soul and am very into old music and movies.  A few years ago I became frustrated because most of today's trends don't look so great on me-- Or at least that's what I think.  I came to the conclusion that dressing up as a pin up girl would flatter my body because my curves wouldn't have to be hidden in today's oversized shirts or exposed in skimpy shorts.  

Being a pin up is the perfect way to be sexy and classy at the same time!

[i couldn't agree more!]

you're clearly a vintage darling too; which is your favourite era and why?
Tough question!  I can't pick just one!  My favorites would have to be the 1950s and 1980s.  I would do anything to live a day in the 50s just to talk to people from that era and to get myself a date.  Guys were so dreamy in the 1950s!

As for the 1980s?  The music!  Oh my God, the music was so good and so much fun to dance to.  I often find trying to sing A-ha's "Take on Me" while taking a shower and failing miserably.  (Shh, it's a secret!)
who is your style-spiration?
-I'm inspired by Pin Up Doll Ashley Marie not only because she's a latina like me but also because she knows how to combine modern with vintage without looking like a mess.  She's also a pro at vintage 
hair styling.  I wish I had her talent!  They say practice makes perfect, so we'll see if I get as good as her.  

what's been the best thing about having a blog?
-Just knowing that people in Australia, Africa, Iran, etc. are reading what I have to say.  I'm really good at expressing myself through writing--whether it's a poem or just a blog post about how my day went.

what does a regular day look like in your world?
-A regular day in my world looks pretty boring.  I spend most of my days 
hunting down affordable vintage pieces online and looking who to have ice cream with.  I barely have friends (I'm very socially awkward) so I'm usually all by myself watching 80s teen movies and re-organizing my closet over and over again.  

where do you get you blog-spiration from?
I get it from my never ending quest to find 
happiness withing myself and wanting to share my new found knowledge with my readers.  

what can't you leave home without?
hing on my lips!  Lipstick, lipstain, chapstick--anything!  But I can't leave home with nudie lips.

what do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a combination between Carrie Bradshaw and Rachel Zoe: a total lady boss!  While dressing like Idda Van Munster.  That's my ultimate dream :)

amazing answers melly, thank you so much for chatting with me today! the rest of you should pop over to melly's blog or twitter and give her some love please.

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