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Grease is the word | ERSTWILDER

I was ridiculously excited to hear that Erstwilder had a Grease themed collection coming out! Grease was a favourite movie of mine growing up and one of the few early influences to the 50s style. I’ve only really realized it in recent years but I’m sure that’s where my love affair with the nipped waist/swing skirt silhouette originated, even before I really got into the ‘pinup’ style.

I was lucky enough to be able to pick out 6 of my favourite designs to share with you today as it’s officially launch day! In true Erstwilder style, this collection has all the cute and quirky vibes which a big focus on silhouette styles of our favourite Grease characters.

Let’s start with probably one of the most iconic characters in the movie, the cotton candy haired, beauty school dropout Frenchy. I remember when I quit University after a semester and ended up going to hairdressing school, I sang that song in my head A LOT!

The Fun Lovin’ Frenchy Brooch features her trademark locks and the most gigantic bubblegum bubble. I thought about trying to do one for these photos but decided it would probably end up being a complete fail… and rather messy no doubt!
There’s a glimpse of her iconic pink jacket and a classic string of pearls- just total pink overload in true Frenchy style.

Fun Lovin’ Frenchy Brooch | AU$39.95
Cardigan | Collectif
Earrings | Bow and Crossbones

There are so many great quotes and one-liners from the movie and Rizzo’s “eat your heart out” is one of them!
The Eat Your Heart Out Brooch is simple but effective, the words are carved into a heart with a symbolic bite chunk taken out of one corner.

As someone who sometimes struggles to pair multi-coloured brooches with outfits thanks to my OCD about colour matching, the more simple colour scheme really appeals to me as it will be easier to match. And I do have a lot of pink in my wardrobe to match it with!

Eat Your Heart Out Brooch | AU$39.95
Dress | The Pretty Dress Company
Earrings | Bow and Crossbones

I know that a lot of Grease fans are in love with the slightly more badass characters like Rizzo and ‘bad’ Sandy, but I have always gravitated towards the preppy styles of Sandy (hello, that yellow dress!!). I adore her ponytail hairstyle when she’s in her cheerleading outfit and so of course I love the Go Rydell! Brooch.

Featuring the Rydell High Cheerleading costume, red and white pompoms and Sandy with her blonde ponytail topped with a red bow. It’s just all kinds of adorable!

Go Rydell! Brooch | AU$39.95
Cardigan | Collectif
Earrings | Splendette

Of course Grease just isn’t about the girls and dresses, there’s also the T-Birds and the cars! While the T-Birds Brooch and the Automatic, Systematic Brooch are super fun, they aren’t quite my style (I really am a girly girl though and through) but I do love the Grease Lightnin’ Earrings for a slightly more subtle ode to arguably the most recognized musical number of the movie.

The Grease Lightnin’ Earrings are made up of a silvery, grey patterned resin backed with a bright red to make it pop!

Grease Lightnin’ Earrings | AU$39.95
Cardigan | Collectif

I once dreamed of having a pink ladies jacket, the excitement when I found a pink bomber jacket in a second hand shop as a teenager was immense. Unfortunately though it wasn’t my size…. the heartbreak!
I love that Erstwilder did a tribute to the pink ladies the way that they have – The Pink Ladies Necklace has a little bit of cute and a little bit of sass!

Comprised of a combination of light pink and hot pink resins and my favourite part is that the i’s are dotted with wee hearts!
Top Tip – I find that the Erstwilder necklaces can be a little long for my preference, so attach a small safety pin to the necklace to be able to make the chain shorter.

Pink Ladies Necklace | AU$49.95
Dress | The Pretty Dress Company
Earrings | Bow and Crossbones

My final selection was due to my love of anything that brings in a hair related theme and especially rollers!
Beauty School Dropout Brooch appeals to my vintage hairdressing self, she’s just so cute with her cape, red lippy and head full of rollers!

Once again, this is a slightly more monochromatic brooch so a little easier to pair with patterns and prints but I loved popping her on this red cardigan to really bring out her red lipstick.

Beauty School Dropout Brooch | AU$39.95
Cardigan | Collectif Clothing
Earrings | Splendette

This Grease Collection by Erstwilder is one of the most exciting ones to date! A reminder that Erstwilder offer free shipping within Australia for orders over $50 and internationally for orders over $100. They also now have AfterPay which is available for Australian residents.


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Disclaimer: Whilst these items were gifted to me, I never accept anything that I do not truly love and all opinions expressed are honest and my own. The integrity and honesty of my blog is very important to me as are my readers.

Categories: Pinup Fashion

3 replies »

  1. Ahh! These are killing me with cuteness!! I have SUCH fond memories from my childhood and Grease! I remember they brought it back to theaters for an anniversary and my mom took my sister and I. It was so much fun. We were obsessed ever since – we got the soundtrack and watched it on TV whenever possible. To this day we still do and know most of the lines!!

    I have always loved Rizzo (she had the best solo, let’s be honest) but that Frenchy brooch with the bubble gum bubble is just too much!!

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