Monday, July 4, 2011

Cooking with Elegance

Recipes with a dash of flavor, a sprinkle of style and a whole lot of love!

Hi Cupcakes... so I have a new blog in addition but separate from Cupcake Provocateur. Cooking with Elegance is something I have been wanting to start for quite sometime. On a personal level I love cooking and the aesthetics of presentation. My goal is to combine flavor and style and share my stories, ideas and musings along the way. This will be a very interactive blog.... I want anyone that is interested to share their feedback, ideas, recipes and hostess tips as well.

So please feel free to join Cooking with Elegance, I look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Custom Peacock Apron

Congratulations to Lisa Chen on winning 2010's Cupcake Provocateur design your own apron contest, sponsored by Bake and Destroy! Lisa designed a very whimsical peacock apron, that was certainly original, almost like a piece of art.

I thought our readers would like to see how the real life version looks like. I had a allot of fun bringing Lisa's design to life!

I can't wait to see the entries for this years competition (happening later this year)!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Get To Know Dinah Deville

* likes: big hair, big dogs, big heels,lime green, burnouts, tattoos and thigh-highs with back-seams
* dislikes: repetitious noises, jealousy, laziness and spiders
* music: The Cramps, Morbid Angel, Dick Dale, Motorhead and Loud Pipes will sum it up! Eclectic!
* books: The Scarlett Letter, The Wreck of "The Essex", The Heart of a Dog
* occupation: Pin-up/Alt Model/ Burlesque Performer/Bouncer
* aspiring to be: on time... and a tattooist
* role model: Hester Prynne
* quote: "hey, a cupcakes gotta have its frosting!" -me
* something surprising: I am a total cry-baby! Seriously
* Special Talents: ballet, costume design/construction, welding and running and dancing in super high heels
* 3 words: vivacious, empathetic and driven
* Why you love modeling for Cupcake Provocateur: (shameless plug..hehe) The designs and styles are to die for, its like a grown-up, dress-up dream to model such preciousness! Plus, doing anything in a gorgeous apron is simply more glamourous. Any household chores, from baking to oil changes,all need to get done so wouldn't you rather feel like a babe while you're at it? I most certainly prefer it that way!
* Where can you be found:  

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Get To Know Joleen Vargas

Model of the week 02/06/2011
Model: Joleen Vargas- Photography: Angela Morales
  • likes: of course cupcake provocateur  :), pinups, hot rods, pinup lifestyle, supporting our troops,charity, sweets and meeting new people
  • dislikes: People who say they are going to so something and dont do it.
  • music: classic rock, rockabilly, rock and roll, oldies but goodies
  • books: biographies, romance, mysteries
  • occupation: Stay at home mommy
  • aspiring to be: Always remembered
  • role model: The man upstairs
  • quote:  Life is to short to live by the what ifs so lets enjoy every minute of it with no regrets
  • something surprising: I am a small town farmers daughter
  • Special Talents: salsa dancing, horseback riding
  • 3 words: Live , laugh, love
  • Why you love modeling for Cupcake Provocateur: (shameless plug..hehe) : I feel honored modeling for the best aprons around!
  • Where can you be found:  facebook, pinuplifestyle,, modelmayhem

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Get To Know Ludella Hahn

Model of the week 01/31/2011
  • likes: baking cupcakes, corsets, garters & stockings, classic films, leather driving gloves, sideburns
  • dislikes: onions, dishonesty, and thieves
  • music: mostly electronic
  • books: Harry Potter! (and historical fiction)
  • occupation: pinup/fetish model and burlesque performer
  • aspiring to be: a writer
  • role model: Bettie Page
  • quote: "The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • something surprising: My roommates are currently a mechanical ape head, a ventriloquist dummy, a lobster puppet, and a cat puppet.
  • Special Talents: dancing, hula-hooping, eating Ben & Jerry's by the pint :P
  • 3 words: Passion, Love, Laughter
  • Why you love modeling for Cupcake Provocateur: (shameless plug..hehe) Because the aprons are as sweet as the things I like to bake while wearing them...and as sweet as the designer as well! ;)
  • Where can you be found:,,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Get To Know Cherry Lane

Model of the week 01/23/2010
Model: Cherry Lane - Photography: Lone Star Pin-up 

  • likes: Puppies
  • dislikes: Liars
  • music: there any other?
  • books: The Scary Stuff
  • occupation: Model & Mom
  • role model: My Grandmother
  • quote: Ginger Rogers did everything I did but she did it backwards and in heels!
  • something surprising: I believe in Aliens!
  • special talents: LOL I can put my legs behind my head!
  • 3 words:  I LOVE VINTAGE
  • why you love modeling for Cupcake Provocateur: Cupcake Provocateur Makes Original Aprons! No knock offs here! Plus they are FAB! Who wouldn't!
  • Where can you be found: All American Pinups, Cherry Lane

Monday, January 24, 2011

Get to know our Models

We will be launching a new page on our website this week devoted to our beautiful pinup models.  Now you can get to know them a little better and see additioanl photos of them posing in their favorite Cupcake Provocateur aprons!
Lets get to know Betty Red Model of the week 01/16/10:
 Photo by: Art & Soul Photography

  • Likes: I'm a music lover,  candy junkie, art collector, shoe addict and crime show connoisseur.

  • Dislikes: Bacon (gross), snakes (eeek!) and flying (major eeeek!).

  • Music: Music is my biggest inspiration, I would be lost without it. I grew up listening to the greats Elvis, Richie Valens, Eddie Cochran, Johhny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Fats Domino...I could go on for days!

  • Books: I LOVE to read, biographies, fiction, it all! I'm not going to lie...I do love a good story about vampires too. :D

  • Occupation: When I'm not in front of the camera I work in a cute little kitchen store - making cupcakes and selling Le Crueset.

  • Aspiring to be: The best person I can be!

  • Role model: My Gramps...and Betty Grable

  • Quote: "Life is a Dream with a V8 engine" - Elvis Presley

  • Something surprising: I was born a blond!

  • Special talents: I can hula hoop like a pro! I have also been involved with theater since I was little - I love being on stage! 

  • 3 words: Live, Laugh, Love!

  • Why you love modeling for Cupcake Provocateur: Cynthia is professional and friendly, a total doll really! Not to mention the aprons are darling and extremely well made!

  • Where can you be found: Facebook:!/pages/Betty-Red/127035790642329