Sunday, 21 June 2015

Retro Reviews: Bonsai Kitten Clothing


Aloha, honey's! I can't believe Our (The British Belles) Pinup Picnic In The Park is in less than a week! I am super excited but also pretty nervous to meet all of you babes. I was lucky enough to be contacted by Rhea from Bonsai Kitten regarding me reviewing one of their gorgeous best-selling tops and of course after seeing them I said yes. I chose the 'Classic Tiger Pussybow Top' which is actually in the sale right now so grab it while it's still there! I love animal print and one of my favourites is Tiger print. Admittedly, this style of top is something completely new to me and I wouldn't usually go for something with puffed sleeves or a neck tie, but I love the casual feminine shape and feel it has to it whilst still being quite sassy and sexy.

Bonsai Kitten are a retro inspired clothing company based in Australia. They describe themselves as 'Created for comfort and goodtimes, Bonsai Kitten is heavily influenced by the iconic and timeless style of 40's and 50's pin-up girls, and is dedicated to the celebration of the feminine form in all its many shapes and sizes.' One of the first things I noticed when I opened my parcel was that the label had an interesting story on where and how Bonsai Kitten produce their clothing so I asked Rhea more about it. Rhea informed me that Bonsai Kitten is all ethically handmade in Bali, Indonesia in collaboration with Adopta Co-op widows from the Bali bombing. All Bonsai Kitten purchases help these hardworking ladies grow their business and support their families. The brand was originally started as an underwear label which has branched into clothing to enjoyable success. I think that truly makes Bonsai Kitten something special and worth shopping with. They are a brand that gives back.
The second thing I noticed was the softness of the material. It feels heavenly which makes it even more of a dream to wear. 





Bonsai Kitten offer International Shipping and it's super affordable - starting at just $9 (AUS) for one item with extras only being around $1-2 extra. I got a size 10 which fits me nicely with a little bit of room. I am usually around an UK 8/10 in tops and this particular style of top has a lot of stretch to it.

Bonsai Kitten offer a wide selection of tops and this particular style  (Classic Pussybow) has comes in a lovely variety of prints and colours. They also have a long sleeve version which is amazing for colder weather! I love that this style of top can be dressed up or dressed down. I think it'd look perfect with a pencil skirt and some killer heels for when you want to be a bit more fancy! (Who needs an excuse!?). I went for a more casual everyday look. Now on to the pictures...

Note: I am 3 months pregnant hence the 'carrying extra junk'/I feel sick and tired look! :'D
Outfit Details
Hair scarf - vintage











Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed my post on Bonsai Kitten!
Here are the links to all of their website and social media, please go and check them out! - 
www.bonsaikitten.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/bonsaikittenunderwear
Instagram - @bonsaikittenretrolove
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/bonsaikitten/

All my love,