Monday, October 6, 2008

Thank You for Helping to Spread the Word of Cupcake Provocateur`

I am soooooooo excited!!!!!! I have been waiting and waiting to finally post a few of the features I have been working on!!!!!


Please check out my features of some wonderful and talented people who took the time to help me get my CP aprons professionaly on the scene!!!!


Below are a list of the people and companies I have featured tonight:

*Eva from Little Lily Designs for providing her lovely hair designs for the "Farmer's Daughter" apron shoot and for find the lovely model Brenda Lee!

*EML Photos for taking the amazing pictures of the "Farmer's Daughter" photo shoot!

*Pin-up model Brenda Lee for being so great to work with!

*Bernie Dexter for being a lovely model to work with!

*Dayna from All Things Sweet for making the yummiest jewelry!

All the above mentioned contact information are at the end of each of their features.

I will be adding these features to my website www.cupcakeprovocateur,com as well.

Official Launch of Cupcake Provocateur` Networking Features!

I am so pleased to announce the launch of my features tonight!

Not only do I have super talented people modeling and photographing my aprons but I had the chance to interview some of them as well as some very amazing designers! I have found some very inspiring friends along the way and would like to thank everyone for all their support! I can't wait to post more very soon!

So I am now twenty minutes late into the launch....so lets Rock & Roll!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Dayna from All Things Sweet - Has the Sweetest Jewels Around!

Jewelry That Will Make Your Mouth Water!

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Photo by Dayna from All Things Sweet Jewelry
photo features in the October issue of Ace magazine (www.acemagazine.ws)
Special thanks to writer Lizzy D. Vine


All Things Sweet Jewelry creates by hand some very tasty looking jewelry, including cupcakes, lollipops, fruit and my favorite little robots! Dayna makes custom orders as well, you choose whatever flavor you like....well color that is and she will make it! They look so good you just might eat them!
I am very fortunate to be best friends with a very talented and creative gal! Dayna not only makes sweet designs but is a sweetie herself! She loves doing charity work for the NY Baldwin Lions, helping to raise money for people with Diabetes who are losing there eyesight. Whats not to love!

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Photo by Dayna from All Things Sweet Jewelry



*Tell us a little about yourself, your jewelry and your business?

My name is Dayna, I enjoy photography as well as making my sweet little creations! I work in a bank full time, and I am just a happy, outgoing, funperson!


*How did you discover your talent of jewelry design?
I made a few things for myself, and everyone complimented them, some people
even wanted me to start making replicas for them to purchase. So I guess it
took off from there.



*What are the materials used for your tasty looking creations?
Polymer Clay, that's about it, besides some assorted silver findings.

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Photo by Dayna from All Things Sweet Jewelry

*What was your inspiration to start All Things Sweet?
The inspiration came from all my family and friends who showed interest in
helping and supporting me to do something I truly enjoy!



*Where can your lovely jewelry be purchased?

It can be purchased on my MySpace page:
(http://www.myspace.com/allthingssweet1) , or through my email at
(mailto:Pixidustinuri@aol.com)


*Do you make custom and special request designs?
Yes! Of course!! You dream it up and I will do my best to create it! Check
out my custom order folder on my MySpace page!!


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Photo by Dayna from All Things Sweet Jewelry

*What type of designs do you make and what are your most popular?
I make All Things Sweet!! hehehe I make cupcakes, lollipops, ice cream cones, ice cream sundaes, bananas, cherries, donuts, pretty much anything SWEET you can think of!! And some cute little robots too!


*What is your greatest inspiration when designing your jewels?
FOOD!! I love food!! All types! Especially SWEETS!! And since I cant really
eat too much of them all the time, I make them into necklaces, key chains and
cell phone charms so I can carry them around with me all the time and drool
over them at work! hehehe


*What is your life?s ambition?
To do my best at succeeding and making all the dreams I have for myself as
well as my family and friends come true!



*Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully a successful banker, maybe a bank manager. And doing what I love
in my extra time! Photography and making sweet little treats for all my
wonderful fans! And of course married with a kid or two lolol


*Do you have any current projects you are working on at the moment?
Not at the moment but I just finished up a big one. The Baldwin Lions Club
just had their First Annual Just for Fun Dog Show, and I made little dog
Charms for every dog that participated in the event! They were a big hit!! And
they were so cute!!


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Photo by Dayna from All Things Sweet Jewelry


*What is one thing that not many people know about you that you would like to share?

I am a member of the Baldwin Lions and we work to raise money for people
with Diabetes as well as people who have trouble with their eye sight. We raise
money, as well as donate eye glasses to other countries. We also visit the
local hospitals around the holidays and give all the patients hand made cards
that are made by children in the area. It is wonderful and so rewarding to
be part of such a wonderful club!



*Three words that best describe yourself?

Short, Sweet and Simple


*A question for all my cupcake lovers......what is your favorite type of cupcake ;)?

Red Velvet of course! To eat and to bake of course!!!


*Thank you so much for taking the time to interview with me, is there
anything else you would like to share?

Thank you so much for interviewing me! You are one of my best friends and I love you! And I am so happy you are helping me get my jewelry out there!! And if anyone is interested in ordering feel free to E-Mail me, or stop by my MySpace page!! xoxoxo



Thank you Dayna for being so sweet and interview with me and sharing about your wonderful jewelry and I love you too <3



Where to find more of All Things Sweet Jewelry:

www.myspace.com/allthingssweet1
Pixidustinuri@aol.com
www.cupcakeprovocateur.com/category_3/All-Things-Sweet-Jewelry.htm

Special thanks to:
For more information about the NY Lions Club please contact:
Janice Preisz
516-608-1553
JanPreisz@aol.com

Bernie Dexter - The Modern Day Princess of Rockabilly!

A Pin-Up Legend in the Making!

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Bernie modeling the Cindy apron in "Yankee Doodle Diva"
Photos by Levi Dexter

Bernie is the quintessential Rockabilly gal! Bernie truly lives the Rockabilly lifestyle From head to toe, the way she dresses,the music she listens to, her hair and makeup, she even managed to snag herself a Rockabilly Cat himself! Her husband Rockabilly musician Levi Dexter is not only a talented musical artistic but photographs Bernie exclusively and I must say they make a great team.
Bernie takes her career very seriously that is why I was so very honored when she agreed to model one of my aprons Bernie is really wonderful to work with. With all her popularity she has managed to still stay a sweet and down to earth gal!

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Bernie modeling the Cindy apron in "Yankee Doodle Diva"
Photos by Levi Dexter


*How did you discover the world of pinup modeling?

I was a make up artist , hair dresser & wardrobe person on photo shoots & i was always being asked to show the models how to pose.
heheee..




*How does your pinup persona carry into your everyday life?

Well i am the same. i mean i am not hard to spot. your average rockabilly girl.
most of the time i have a ponytail & dungarees on.



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Bernie modeling the Cindy apron in "Yankee Doodle Diva"
Photos by Levi Dexter

*How do you think the role of pinup girl has changed from the 40?s & 50?s till today?

It really hasn't. the pin up girl is the girl next door who looks like she won't, but DOES pose suggestively.


*I love that your husband is also your exclusive photographer....what would be your favorite & least favorite part of working with your husband all the time?
It is wonderful. i honestly have no complaints. we are best friends. he is super fun & really knows where i am coming
from. we are influenced by the same things . Music, movies ect...



*What is your greatest inspiration?

Rockabilly music. i mean from the 1950s. i envision shoots & scenes when i hear it!


*What is your life?s ambition?
To be immortal.


*Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

With a 2 year old!


*Do you have any current projects you are working on at the moment?

I am working on new projects all the time. my most exciting is working with Olivia.

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Bernie modeling the Cindy apron in "Yankee Doodle Diva"
Photos by Levi Dexter

*A question for all my cupcake lovers......what is your favorite type of cupcake ;)?

Oh that is easy!!!!! i love white cake & butter cream frosting!


*Thank you so much for taking the time to interview with me, is there anything else
you would like to share?

I really LOVE the aprons!


Thank you again Bernie for answering my questions, modeling my designs and being so lovely to work with <3


Where to find more of Bernie Dexter:
www.berniedexter.com
http://www.myspace.com/bernie_dexter

Special thanks to:
Photos by Levi Dexter

You can also check out the pics from Bernie on my website: www.cupcakeprovocateur.com & http://www.myspace.com/cupcakecouturecreations

Eva Owner of Little Lily Designs - Proves Bows Aren't Just for Babies!

Eva from Little Lily Designs is one talented chick! She makes the most fabulous bows and hair accessories for every occasion you can think of!

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Eva of Little Lily Designs modeling her bow and the CP Cindy apron in "To Cute to Cook"

Her bows have quite the following and been featured on pin-up model Brenda Lee for a recent Cupcake Provocateur` photo shoot among countless other pin-up models such as Bernie Dexter and Dayna Delux. Her bows are available in shops around the world from the Good old USA to our friends in Switzerland! Eva is a self made entrepreneur and has created some of the best hair accessories out there! Her designs truly stand on their own. Eva is a very ambitious DIY gal, and being super sweet and easy to work with doesn't hurt either! And she was sweet enough to model one of my aprons in the above pic :)


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Model Brenda Lee wearing Little Lily yellow bow and a CP Cindy Apron in "Farmer's Daughter"
Photo EML Photos


*How did you discover your talent of making such unique hair accessories?

When I was pregnant with my daughter who is now almost 3 I saw all of
these cute bows for little ones and fell in love. I had to start making
them.A friend of mine saw them and decided she needed them as well. It just escalated from there.

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Model Bernie Dexter wearing a Little Lily plum satin bow
Photos by Levi Dexter


*What was your inspiration to create Little Lily Designs?

Truly my love for bows! Everyone needs one in their hair.


*What is your life's ambition for yourself and Little Lily Designs?

Right now I am where I want to be. Of course there is always room for
growth but, I am proud of what this little business has become.



*Do you plan on launching any other creations aside from your amazing hair accessories?
Right now I really am focusing on my bows! I do plan on
possibly coming out with coordinating bows for some of my shops! They
will be a little different than my normal bows. Be on the look out!


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Model Dayna Delux wearing A white Little Lily bow
Photo by Bettie Page Clothing


*Do you have any current projects you are working on at the moment?

Actually, I am getting ready to have a booth at the car show at Viva
Las Vegas 2009 so all of my focus has been on that and my current orders.


*What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
Aside from my children and great marriage honestly this business. I work very hard at it and take great pride in my work!!


*What is one thing that not many people know about you that you would like to share?
I am a photographer on the side. I have been taking pictures since
I was very young and love it! I finally was able to afford a professional
camera this past year and have been taking photos of models and doing
shoots for other companies and it has been a blast! You can see my work at www.emlphotos.com.


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Model Brenda Lee wearing Little Lily yellow bow and a CP Cindy Apron in "Farmer's Daughter"
Photo EML Photos


*Three words that best describe yourself?
Ambitious, Creative,Outgoing

*What advice do you have for DIY gals, that want to start their own
business?

My best advice is to get your name out to as many people as
possible! Spread the word let people know your product is awesome and
they need it!


*A question for all my cupcake lovers......what is your favorite type of cupcake? ;)

Oh man I keep thinking about lemon cupcakes with cream
cheese frosting yummy!


*Thank you so much for taking the time to interview with me, is there anything else you would like to share?
I just want to say Thank You CP, I love your aprons they are so adorable! Also, a HUGE Thank You to everyone who has bought one of my bows and all of the people who have helped me get where I am. I would also like to send a special thank you to all of the gorgeous models who have sent me beautiful pictures of them wearing my bows.
-- Eva


Thank you Eva for interviewing with me and being such a great person to work with <3


Where to find more of Little Lily Designs:

www.littlelilydesigns.net
myspace.com/littlelilydesigns

Special thanks to:

www.EMLphotos.com
www.littlelilydesigns.net
www.berniedexter.com and Levi Dexter Photos
www.daynadelux.com
www.bettiepageclothing.com

You can also check out more pics from EML Photos on my website: www.cupcakeprovocateur.com & http://www.myspace.com/cupcakecouturecreations

Brenda Lee - The Sweetest Pin-up in all the Land!

Born to a Cabaret Singer Mother and named after 50's singer Brenda Lee....there is no doubt that the lovely Brenda lee was born to be a pin-up!

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Brenda is modeling the Cindy Apron in "Farmers Daughter"
All Photos courtesy of EML Photos
All Hair accessories courtesy of Little Lily Designs

I had the opportunity to get to know pin-up model Brenda Lee when she was working with Eva from EML Photos for a shoot to model one of my aprons. Brenda embraces the pin-up lifestyle from A-Z, she is a mom that loves to cook and take care of her children, and agrees that there is nothing wrong with looking cute doing it! She is truly a pleasure to work with and a lovely kind hearted gal! I learned allot about her doing this feature and I admire her for staying such a strong and beautiful person, a person that I am sure her mother would be proud of.

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*I love the “Ballad of Brenda Lee” that you have on Modelmayhem.com, it sounds like
you were born to be a pin-up model literally?
Well, being a pin-up is who I am. Its my whole lifestyle. I mean I wake up every day and listen to oldies and rock n roll, crank up Mr. Cash any chance I get, and put on my red lipstick and pencil skirts and head off to my fabulous job. I literally get asked on a daily basis if I am going to a 50’s event or if I am in costume for some reason. I have never really followed trends but I am noticing that this style is becoming quite the trend, so I am excited that it is being more accepted and admired.


*Your mother was a Cabaret Singer...what was it like being on tour with your mother growing up?
My mother was fabulous. She was such an inspiration. We traveled a lot and I went to a lot of different schools but it helped me become the outgoing person I am today. I had to always make new friends and adapt to change and I truly believe that is why I am so outgoing and embrace the changes in life that are brought upon me on a daily basis. I am very fortunate that I have my mom’s music to listen to and look back on to keep her legacy alive. One day I hope to be able to get up on stage and sing a song in my mother’s memory. Her favorites were Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee.

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*What a fascinating childhood?

My childhood was totally fascinating. I mean most of my childhood was in the Bay Area, which was a blessing. It is so pretty and fashion in the Bay is so diverse so I was able to learn a lot. I grew up with 4 awesome big brothers and I guess that helped keep be super girly. I was always trying to get their attention and dragging them to my dance recitals and making them put on talent shows with me!


*How did you discover the world of Pin-up modeling?
I had a photographer actually take my picture one day at a car show, and someone mentioned the likeness of my style to the old WWII pin-ups so I researched it and became more fascinated with the classy pin-ups of the past and decided to pursue it more.

*Does your Pin-up persona carry into your everyday life?

Oh yes in every way. That is why it is such a pleasure to work with you because when I am cooking homemade potpies or Cupcakes at home, I get to look stunning and glamorous in your aprons! I love to cook, and I believe even in the kitchen you need to accessorize properly. You will see in a lot of the photos and concepts I create for you, that is me, Brenda Lee, every day.

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*What is your favorite style to model?
Pin-Up of course.


*What is your greatest inspiration?

My greatest inspiration is my children. They are a reflection of me and I want to be able to leave a legacy for them to remember. I want to teach them that true beauty comes from within and it resonates for the whole world to see.

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*What is your life’s ambition?
My life’s ambition is to learn and continue growing as a person. I want to live, laugh and love, (how cheesy but true). I am reading a book right now called The Game of Life, and I really love it. I want to be happy and make others around me happy and joyful. My goal is to retire one day and see my little one grow up to be happy, productive, successful adults.


*Do you have any current projects you are working on at the moment?
I am always working on something. I just finished a calendar shoot for the troops, and I am working on updating some Bandit Clothing Catalog items. Her summer playsuits are just divine and fun. I am also going to be working on your Holiday aprons, so I am totally excited about that.

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*What is one thing that not many people know about you that you would like to share?
I am now doing stylist work. Teaching pretty ladies how to be a pin-up and put the look together. It is so much fun; I really enjoy the work that I do.

*Three words that best describe yourself?
Emotional, Funny, and Loving!

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*A question for all my cupcake lovers......what is your favorite type of cupcake? ;)
Are you kidding me! All cupcakes are my favorite!! I do love cherry and chocolate together though!


Thank you Brenda for taking the time to chat with me and being so kind to model my aprons <3


Where to find more of Brenda Lee:

http://www.myspace.com/lady_spade
http://www.modelmayhem.com/688009

Special thanks to:
www.EMLphotos.com
www.littlelilydesigns.net

You can also check out more pics of Brenda and purchase the "Farmer's Daughter" apron on my website www.cupcakeprovocateur.com & http://www.myspace.com/cupcakecouturecreations