Saturday, February 18, 2017

Working Out As A Pin-up Girl (How to Still look Glamorous Even When You're Working Out!)

So I'm in a bit of a pickle, I workout often I'm aware that there's swimwear for Pin-up girl's but I can't find any workout wear for Pin-ups such as myself I've looked all around but the closest thing I can find to it is 70's workout wear You know tights with a swim suit over them yeah not my style so I did an experiment with different Pin-up looks and went inside my local Gym and wore several different looks so today I'm am going to show you 3 easy looks so you can still look your best even when working up a sweat!

) The Peach At The Beach.
Swimwear, vintage fashion,Like to be in the water? so do I here's a look that will have heads turning when you take a dip.
For this look you'll need:

A two piece Poka-a-Dot bikini.
Open-toe Pumps.

Pin-up tip of the day.
Don't want your hair messed up while taking a dip?
Women in the 40's and 50's wore decorated swim caps so they still look glamorous even when diving to find them just Google search "Vintage style swim caps".

 2 ) The Retro Biker 
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Love to bike around town? here an easy look to add some vintage glamor to your look but still be able to bike comfortably.

with matching shorts.
and matching Convers.

Pin-up tip.
cold out? switch the top for a warm sweater and switch the shorts for capris or comfortable suit pants.

) The Retro Vixen
Love yoga? then you'll love this look.
for this you'll need:

Black tights 
low cut black shirt
And if you're feeling bold, wear lingerie with a pattern on it and have it peak just a little bit out for under your top.

Those are my 3 looks, I'll probably do a part two to this
 so stay tuned!
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

John Willie: The Artist That inspired Dita Von Teese's Look.

Jhon willie's art is admired by many,
but did you know his art inspired Dita to?
Art by John Willie.
John Willie was a controversial editor, Photographer, and artist.
He focused a lot on latex, bondage, and corsetry for his magazine called "Bizarre" His art is different from the usual Pin-up art I mean the only other Pin-up artist (That I know of) who played around with bondage Is Bill Ward, while many loved his work others thought too provocative and shouldn't be in a magazine.

What Do You Think?
Do you love his art? or do you think it's too provocative
And shouldn't be in a magazine?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wanna Rock A Retro look? Here Are 3 Tips To Help You Get Started!

Bill Wenzel
Something I've heard a lot when talking to women about Vintage Fashion is "I would love to dress like a Pin-up girl but I don't want People to make fun of me." for example, I was talking to some friends of mine about Vintage fashion and one of them said " I've always have wanted to wear a Poodle skirt and Pumps, but I just don't have the courage to." Now I've been dressing in vintage fashion for a while now and I usually aways get positive feedback but I do get some rude comments from time to time. "You look like an Old lady!" "That style was In about 50 years ago" "Don't you wanna look normal?" etc, but I never really cared because I truly love dressing in Vintage Fashion and I don't feel comfortable In anything else but I get why some women might be a little weary because in most places you stick out like a sore thumb just Imagine you're walking in Town Square where most people are wearing let's say Jeans And a Tee shirt and there you are, Petticoat and all. you're gonna get some stares So here are 3  things you can add to your look. that are a little less.... In your face.

1) Put a Flower in your hair.
This is a nice way to add a hint of Rockabilly to your look.

2) Pearl earrings.
This is a nice subtle way to add some 1950's Glamor to your look.

3)Vintage Lingerie.
Maybe you can't be a sexy Pin-up yet,
but you can be whoever you want to be under your clothes, wear some Vintage lingerie
If you don't know where to look, use The Vintage Map.

Just add on gradually, and eventually
you'll be rockin' your Poodle skirt without a care in the world!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Vintage Trends: The Hour Glass Figure.

Bill Ward
Ah, the 1950's the time when Hourglass figures became trendy again. originally a trend started in the 1600's women used Boned Garments (Corsets) to accentuate their waist at the time they were worn above their clothing but later on, they were worn under clothing.

The Hour Glass Figure is a reoccurring trend many women today are wearing "Waist Trainers" instead of  Corsets to get this shape, for those of you who don't know the difference waist trainers are made of stretchier material than Corsets, so they're much easier to wear while working out and doing various other activities.  Even with the growing popularity of waist trainers, some Women have expressed their dislike of waist trainers Like Poplar Pin-up girl Dita Von Teese she much rather wear a Corset than a Waist Trainer and some Women express their dislike for other reasons saying that both can cause server damage to your body in the long run.

What do you think? 
Do you like Corsets or waist trainers better? 
Or maybe you don't like them at all and think Women should stop obsessing over this all together?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Why Some People Almost Always Save Money With Vintage party wear.

Art by Bill Ward.
So most people I've talked to think you have to be rich to wear vintage clothing, especially vintage party wear and I admit some vintage retailers do ask for a pretty penny. for instants William Vintage most (Not all) of the items they sell are 1,000+ dollars,  So if you have some spare cash laying around you might wanna check them out.  but for those of us who are not rich Here are some tips on how to not cry when you take a look at your bank account balance.

  • You'll need Creativity (and lots of it!)
You're not gonna get anywhere if you don't know how to be creative when you're dealing with vintage fashion 9 times out of 10 you're gonna need to change a few things up for instants I had bought a Vintage 1950's dress, It had a ribbon around the waist area but I didn't think that color of ribbon looked good in that dress, so I took it off and added a new one That complemented the color of the dress with vintage fashion you gonna have to make some adjustments. 

  • Know where to look.
Smaller shops tend to have lower prices.
If you have trouble finding some use The Vintage Map.
They have vintage stores listed from all over the world
I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for.

  • Keep it simple.
Don't wear a fur shawl and a diamond necklace if you're just going to a cocktail party a little black or dark colored dress will do, or if you want to mix it up you can wear a Sheath Dress to show off your curves.

In conclusion, you'll save some money (and tears..) if you:
  • Know where to look.
  • Do what cinderella did and use what you have to enhance your outfit.
  • Don't try to overdo it and end up spending 8,000 dollars and end up explaining to your family why you're faking your death.
Hope this helped! 

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Ultimate Guide To Dressing Like A Rockabilly! (For Girls)

Dan decarlo
Have a vintage themed party coming up? or just wanna get into the Rockabilly lifestyle but just don't know what to wear? here are 3 basic rockabilly looks to help you get started!

1. The Casual Rebel.
For this look, you'll need...

  • Petty coat.
It makes your skirt look fuller.
  • Full circle skirt, or poodle skirt.
Make sure it finishes right below the knee.

      • Bustier or Corset.
It makes your waist look smaller for an hourglass look.

            • Sneakers.
Unisex or women's sneakers.
            • A Cardigan
It doesn't really matter if it's long or short.

2. Dancin' Queen.
For this look, you'll need...

            • A Cocktail dress with a scoop neckline.
Make sure it stops just below the knee.

            • Pointed Toe Pumps.
You can have them in any color, print or they decorated with gems.

3. Rebel chic.
For this look, you'll need...

            • Denim jeans or capris.
If you don't wanna buy both, then just buy some jeans and fold em' up just above the knee.

            • Plaid Vest.
Tie it up midway.

            • Platform Heels.
If you don't like heels, then you can just wear some flats.

            • A Bandana.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Ever Wonder how Pin-up Girls Always look Great? (It's all in the fitting!)

Bill wenzel,vintage style,vintage clothing,
- Art by Bill Wenzel
Ever seen a girl walking down the street and wonder "what are her measurements?" her outfit complements every curve, it looks like it was tailor made just for her! well, it's because A. it probably was B. she made some adjustments herself or C. she knows her exact measurements and is really good at picking out clothes for her body shape.

Either way, The fitting of your outfit is very important. it can make or break your outfit, so here are some tips make sure your outfit so your outfit doesn't look sloppy.

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"She must be tired of answering
 the same questions
all the time." - Art by Dave Berg

  1. Know your measurements.
     This also comes in handy when you're shopping online just get a 10$/20$ measuring tape and measure your bust, waist, and hips.
  2. Learn basic sewing skills. Now unless you're rich you don't wanna trough away a 500$ dress just because a button popped off, or a ribbon fell out of place or the hem is showing, for me personally, I have a whole box full of extra buttons, ribbons, etc. for when that time occurs. 
  3. Be creative. Sometimes when a few buttons pop off a blouse, I see it as an opportunity to spruce it up! I take some new buttons that I think will look better on it anyway, and sew them on and bam It looks like new blouse! your wardrobe is your canvas, my friend. 
Hope these tips helped out!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Top Vintage shops of the week #4 Retro chic.

 I scoured the interwebs and found these lovely shops, 
and thought I should share them with you guys!
Bill Ward,vintage style,vintage fashion,
- Art by Bill Ward.
"I know it says they're stretchable
miss--but after all, there are limits." 
They sell clothing for all sizes, up to size 24 UK which is about a size 20 In the US, check out their " New in" section my favorite piece is the "Janie Rockabilly Diner dress" Go and show them some love!  

Need some casual vintage wear?
 they just put up a new collection for vintage trousers so
if you're looking for some retro casual wear go check 'em out!

More of a 1920s kind of Gal? they have a great 1920s style collection my favorite piece
Is the Deco floral cara bow dress I just love the pattern on it! go ahead and swing by their shop.

I hope y'all enjoyed!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Take The Stress Out Of Vintage Glamour!

Want to feel glamorous but don't want to go full on glamor girl?
here are some ways to feel glamorous in a more subtle way.

  • Red nails.

Vintage Revlon.
Vintage Revlon "fire and ice" Ad
A trend started by Pola Negri (1920's) it's one of the more subtle ways to incorporate a little vintage glamor, it may seem too bold for some, but just try it once! I don't why by every time I get my nails done in classic red I just feel more glamorous.

  • A nice hat.

Trend (1940's-1950's)

Paulette Goddard.In the 40's and 50's, women wore a hat to complete their outfit berets, cloche, etc. but if you want to start out subtle, just get a basic black flop hat and work your way up.

  • Gloves
Marilyn Monroe.Trend (1950's-1940's) Women rarely left the house without gloves, but that's a little much (even for me). if you want to do this trend in a more subtle way, start by just wearing short length leather (or fo-leather) in the winter, then work your way up. 

  • A handy Handbag
(the 1950's)
Tired of carrying a heavy handbag around? 
Then try having at least 3 for different occasions a medium size handbag for work a small box-shaped handbag for a stroll in the city or grocery shopping, and a large bag for the gym.

Hope these tips helped!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Vintage Shops Of The Day: A Pop Of Color.

Need a Pop of color?

here are some vintage shops that sell stunning colorful pieces
that you'll just have to have!

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Art by Gil elvgren.

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Art by unknown.

Welp, those are my picks for this week enjoy!

Monday, December 5, 2016

You Will Thank Me - 3 Tips About traveling like a pin-up girl You Need To Know.

So if you're reading this post I'm guessing you saw how fabulous Dita Von Tese or Betty Grable look when they're traveling and wanted to know how to not look like a car/jet-lagged mess when traveling. 

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Art by Bill Wenzel

  • Keep your makeup bag in your purse.
I can not tell you how many times I have gone traveling and have overheard a girl say "left my makeup bag in my luggage! and I need to touch up my makeup!" at least have your compact, red lipstick and mascara in your purse  for easy access for touch-ups and a little tip if you have bags under your eyes or your eyes get red have you favorite cat-eye sunglasses in your purse too (you can thank me later.)

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  • Have your hair in a head wrap. 
Now if you plan to fall asleep in the plane/car nine times out of ten your hair will get messy and instead of taking extra time to fix your hair up you can have it in a wrap like this: 

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It saves you the time and sometimes embarrassment if
you're traveling with people. 
  • Keep it simple.

Don't wear your highest heels or your tightest dress, keep it simple with flats and a black or dark-colored dress that you can dress up or down.

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I hope these tips helped!
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