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Emmy DeLight

"The Dirty Blonde Bombshell", Emmy DeLight is a pin-up model from Tucson, AZ, with a huge love for all things vintage, theater, heavy metal, and horror movies.

Emmy has been published in nearly four dozen different magazine issues.  She was just crowned Miss Custom AZ Pinup 2016, and also holds the title of Miss Relentless from the Relentless Love Benefit in May 2014.

Emmy's background lies within live theater. With 20 years of various theatrical experience, half of that spent in professional regional theater, she has extensive knowledge about costumes, hair, make-up, and props. She does her own make-up and hair for most shoots as well as styles her own wardrobe.  She supplies the majority of her own props, and is known for designing most of her photo concepts, with a little input from each photographer she works with.

A big promoter of body love and body confidence, Emmy uses her vintage styling and rising star in the pinup community to fight back against the mixed messages society sends women regarding beauty.   She has a huge heart to go with her big smile, and is a major advocate for animals and veterans among other charitable causes.

Determined to bring a little bit of class, a little bit of style, and a little bit of goodness in your life, Emmy is sure to delight even the biggest sourpuss out there with her radiant smile.  Check out her website at!

Emmy was a Vintage Affair contributing writer for the 2016 issue.
Photo courtesy, Jess W Photography.

Tiki Love

I showed up to Dawn and Rick’s house in St. Petersburg Florida and was immediately served a tiki cocktail, THIS is how every shoot should start……

To read more about Dawn and Rick's photo shoot purchase the summer 2016 issue.

Photography by Kristen Wheeler 

Models:  Rick and Dawn

Latitude 29

Jeff “Beachbum” Berry has spent the last two decades unearthing and publishing “lost” exotic drinks, the best of which you’ll find on the menu at Latitude 29, along with some originals and new interpretations of old classics. They also offer an extensive menu of standard cocktails, highballs, and straight pours. The kitchen crew is dedicated to creating beautifully composed, modern, playful Tiki Cuisine that includes options for gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan guests.

For more information on the tiki culture, Beachbum Berry, and Latitude 29, please visit

Find the full editorial and an extra tipsy surprise in the Vintage Affair summer 2016 issue.
Photography by Kristen Wheeler of 

Rockabilly Royale

The 7th Annual Rockabilly Royale Flagstaff, which took place this year at the Museum Club on June 25, was really something.  Hosted annually in June by Miss Catalina May of Chandler, AZ, this talented lady pulls off this event every year with style, and this year’s was no exception.

Lauren Perry, aka Lucky Zombie, of Phoenix, AZ was there to co-host as well as judge the pin-up contest.  Another talented lady, one can see the fun camaraderie Catalina and Lauren share and what fun they have hosting an event together.

The day began with the opening of the car show and some classic rockabilly tunes playing on the PA system.  The pin-up girls began filing in to check in for the pin-up contest as the first band began to set up and play.

Dirty Dice of Tucson, AZ has a mix of classic and modern rockabilly style.  With just three members, one on guitar, one on bass, one on drums, they have a great, mighty sound with both their own and covers of classic rockabilly songs.

The Rhythm Dragons of Arizona were the next band up to play.  With a lot of swing influence in their music, this band was really rocking.  Quite a few times, the band members would come off the stage and play in the audience – the upright bass player jamming on his bass, while the drummer brought his snare down, and the guitar player climbed ON the upright.  It was a wild sight to behold.
And then began the pin-up contest.  There were 22 fantastic contestants this year, with only 5 sashes and 1 custom-made award to be won.  Each was announced, asked a personal question, and then given 30 seconds (with music!) to pose with a classic car.  Each gal had an amazing response to their question and a great time during their pose off.  It was going to be tough for the three judges.

This was the biggest Miss Rockabilly Royale contest Catalina said she had ever hosted.  Out of those 22 gals, about 18 were from Phoenix or the surrounding areas, with the other gals hailing from Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Tucson, and Eager, AZ.

Catalina said she began this contest since she felt other contests she had participated in weren’t really fair and the prizes were cheesy.  So she started the Miss Rockabilly Royale competition as a way to hold a fair pin-up contest with some really awesome prizes for not just the winners, but all the gals who took a chance, worked hard on their look, and got up on that stage to strut their stuff.
The grand finale of this year’s pin-up contest and car show ending up getting rained out.  The majority of the attendees and contestants stuck it out, huddling under canopies despite the sideways rain, until official word to move inside the Museum Club was given.

The party moved inside and the pin-up winners were announced.  Miss Congeniality went to Miss Lily Lace, 3rd Place went to Queen of Curves, and 2nd Place went to Miss Mandy Lynn.  Frenchy Day was crowned Miss Psychobilly Royale and Anita Stiletto was crowned Miss Rockabilly Royale.
The names of the winners of the car show I was unable to obtain, but a winner was picked for Best Rat Rod, Best Custom, Best Overall, and People’s Choice.  Kevin Thompson made unique trophies for each winning car and a custom clock for one people’s choice pin-up girl (Ms. Stepford was the lucky winner of this amazing goodie).  Each trophy was truly a beauty to behold in person and those winners took home an amazing piece of art.

Overall, the 7th Annual Rockabilly Royale in Flagstaff was a fantastic time to be had.  The car show this year wasn’t as big as it had been in previous years, but with the 22 amazing pin-up girls competing for a crown, the event was still a big success with a great turnout.  Next year will be even more amazing!

Credits for Story: Emmy DeLight
IG @theemmydelight

Credits for Photos: Janine Marie

The Lemonade Stand

This fresh squeezed lemonade set was created by Kitty Luv Photography in El Paso, TX.

Amelia Bombshell poses for the camera after getting her hair and makeup done by Scarlett VonDetta.

Below you can find an easy frozen lemonade recipe.

Easy Frozen Lemonade
1 thinly sliced lemon
1 2/3 cups superfine sugar
3 cups cold water
1 1/4 lemon juice
4 cups ice

Check out more of this set in our summer 2016 issue.

Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Breakfast Bread

1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons fresh grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup milk
1 cup fresh frozen blueberries
1 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 9" x 5" loaf pan with parchment paper (or lightly grease with butter).

2.  In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt, and set aside.

3.  In a bowl blend together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Mix until well combined.

4.  While slowly mixing, add flour mixture and milk in two batches (some flour, then some milk, then the rest of the flour and the rest of the milk).  Stop mixing as soon as it's just combined.

5.  Rinse off the blueberries so they have just a bit of moisture on them, then, in a small bowl toss the blueberries and 1 T. flour.  This flour coating will help prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of your loaf while baking.

6.  Add the flour coated berries to the batter and gently but quickly stir, by hand, to combine.

7.  Immediately pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.  Cool bread in the pan for about 30 minutes, then move to a wire cooling rack.

The Trixie Skirt

Our summer seasonal 2016 fashion pick goes to this trixie skirt in cherry tree lane print by Bernie Dexter.  This print is detailed and compliments a variety of colors which allows you to create several looks with one high-quality piece.  Crafted in a soft lightweight cotton and featuring a flattering high-waist design, hidden lipstick pockets, soft open pleating and back center zipper.  

Photo courtesy:  Stel Bailey Photography

Ms. Nashville Boogie

Ladies from around the world compete as a Southern Belle in Nashville, Tennessee.

Showcasing retro styled swimsuits these bombshells walked across the stage full of personality, beauty, and confidence for the first round.

One of the Ms. Nashville Boogie prizes included $300.  Wowser.

The pageant was hosted at the Opryland Hotel Resort in Nashville, TN.

The ladies that competed were full of humor and laughter.

The fashion was inspired by premium quality western wear.

The ladies put on their best dress for the second round.

They also had to answer one question each.

The 2016 Ms. Nashville Boogie Pinup Pageant was hosted by internationally known pinup model Bernie Dexter and king Dado Deluxe.  

And the winner is... BONNIE VALENTINE!

Congratulations to Bonnie Valentine and huge thanks to of the gorgeous ladies for putting on an amazing pageant.

To read Bonnie Valentine's interview with us be sure to grab your copy of the Vintage Affair Magazine summer 2016 issue!

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Photo courtesy:  Stel Bailey Photography