Monday, April 24, 2017

Get the Pin-up Look: How To Get Those Famous Curls (For Most Hair Types)

Get the head-turning curls you've always wanted.

Ever wonder how pin-up girls like Dita Von Teese and Rita Hayworth always have perfect curls? In this short post, I'm going to show you how to get bouncy head-turning curls like your favorite pin-up girls of all hair types!

Straight Hair
1940's hair

Frist, you'll need hot rollers look on eBay or Amazon for the best prices.
then you'll need to part your hair. how you part your hair depends on what style you want.
 after you add the rollers wait 15 minutes or until the hot rollers are cooled down then take the hot rollers out and brush the curls out the curls out until you reach your desired look then set with hairspray of your choice. if you don't know what kind to use try "Big Sexy Hair ".

Pin-up tip of the day 
 Always roll under not over the curls come out better this way.

Curly Hair
Curly Hair pin-up lookFor this look, brush out all the curls in your hair and repeat the steps for the straight hair look above.

 Coily Hair
Alberto Vargas
If you have Coily hair odds it curls very easily so you don't need hot rollers for this hair type but if you want bigger curls, use medium to large size rollers (start at the front of your hair then work your way back) then fluff out with a wide-tooth comb.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Can You Wear Stockings Outside The Bedroom?

Women in the 1940's and so on often wore stockings, to be more specific stem stockings. when women didn't have money to buy them, they would get some black paint and a small brush and paint a straight line up their legs. (It was very important that the line is straight.) but now Stockings are more known for being something you wear in the bedroom. Not as everyday or casual attire. so today I am going to show you 3 stockings that women in the past wore in everyday life.

Thigh-High Stockings.
In a rush? just slip on some thigh-highs and out the door, you go!

Garter Stockings.

Vintage stocking ad
This is a go-to classic look and the good thing about these stockings that at the garter part you can have a sexy lace or print design but at the bottom, it's simple pain nude, black, or white so you don't feel too bold.

Seamed stockings.
Seamed stockings
Wanna feel like a vintage vixen? then seemed stockings are they way to go!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Vintage Trends : Tattoos Do They Ruin The Look?

Gil Elvgren
I was recently scrolling trough my Instagram feed when I saw a tattooed pin-up girl and looked at the comments on it. to my surprise, I saw a lot of comments saying that it was unbecoming for a lady to have so many tattoos on her body and it inspired me to write this article.

The trend.
A trend started in the 1800's and became even more popular after the Civil war and has gone in and out of style since then.

The obsession.
In the 1970's it became common for men and women to have tattoos now you see actors, Barbie dolls, models, and celebrities so naturally everyone wanted to look like their favorite celebrities and got tattoos.

The controversy.
Some people say it's a great way of self-expression, others think it makes you look unprofessional and that it sends a bad message to young girls.

The debate.
Some say that women can have as many tattoos as they want and others say that it ruins a women's look.

What do you think?
Do you think that women should be able to wear tattoos just like men can? or do you think that it's unbecoming?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Get The Pin-up look: Vintage Red Lips.

Women in the 1920's and so on such as Betty PaigeMarilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, and Jane Russell wore red lips, it's timeless and gives you a confidence boost some women think it goes with any outfit but others think it's way too bold to wear casually and would never wear it unless it's a special occasion.

Pin-up Tip Of The Day.
For an easy classic red lip, line the shape of your lips with lipliner then fill in the rest  (don't forget the corners of your lips)  then apply a lipstick of your choice. but if you don't know what kind of lipstick to use check out Besame Cosmetics they replicate lipsticks from all eras. from the 1920's to the 1970's. you should stop by their website and see if anything suits your fancy.

What do you think?
Do you love a good red lip?
or do you think it's too bold and just stick to nude colors?

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Best Way To Wear Vintage Eye Wear.

Want to rock some vintage eyewear? but don't know how to wear it? 
here are 3 basic looks to help you get started!

) The Cat eye.
1956 Vogue model.
This model is wearing A hipbone
length all in one girdle.

Women in the 1950's 1960's such as Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor often wore Cat eye glasses worn with  B-52 (Bee-hive) hair styles, pair with a nicely fitted 1960's style suit and square-toed heels for the perfect 1960's look.

) The Hipster
The ever-popular hipster glasses a trend started in the 1920's that's come in and out of style trough out the years, pair them with gray or light colored suit pants, a nice white V-neck blouse Moccasins flats.

 3 )  Round lens

One of the first frames glasses came in, pair these with a nicely fitted gray or black pencil skirt, wool beret and neutral colored flats for a simple but put together look.

Pin-up tip of the day.
There's no right or wrong way to wears these glasses mix and match and play around with different styles to find the right look for you.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Chrissy Metz Poses As A Pin-up Girl For Harper's Bazaar And People Have Mixed Feelings About It.

Chrissy MetzPopular plus-sized actress and singer Chrissy Metz was featured in a spread for Harper's Bazaar, in the spread she says "I'm paving the way for other women and men who know they're destined for greatness but they don't believe it yet" it sparked a debate on social media about health and beauty standards some love that a woman of a larger size was featured in a spread saying things like  "Love this" "You look stunning" but some were outraged "How does someone let them selfs get that big?" "How is this socially acceptable and even praised?" etc.

What Do you think?
Do you think that women of a larger size should be represented more in the fashion industry? or do you think that it's promoting bad health?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

5 Retro Everyday Fashion Hacks That Women In The Past Used That Will Save You Money.

Tired of pinching pennies? I'm going to help show you 5 tips and tricks that fashion icons such as Coco Chanel, Edith Head, and more used themselves.

1 ) The plain dress trick.
Have a formal event coming up? but can't afford a new dress? Here's a tip from famous designer Edith Head, get one of your plain solid colored dresses, and spruce it up with bold pieces of jewelry, for example, let's say you have a simple dark Blue dress pair it with an eye-catching necklace, earrings, or brooch and you'll see your plain Jane of a dress transform in front of your eyes!

2 ) Make do and Mend.

Have a coat you like but never wear but with a few missing buttons? or a dress you still love but it has a few missing bows? in the 1940's women read Pamphlets such as "Make do and mend" to help them save money and materials so don't throw that skirt with a few missing buttons in the trash or give away, keep and box full of bows, buttons, fabric, and ribbons in nearby. not good at sewing? the good thing is you don't have to buy a pamphlet, they’re plenty vintage fashion sewing, and lifestyle blogs that you can go to for free.

3) Not Today Bad Hair day.

Just got your Hair done? don't want it ruined by the weather? no problem! well-known movie stars such as Audrey Hepburn, and Mamie Van Doren wore Scarves around their head to protect their hair from harsh weather conditions, it will save you time and money for beginners try the rockabilly style turban then experiment with other Vintage styles.

4) It's a Skirt it's a Dress nope it's a Drape.
This tip is more for the summer, take a large Drape and hold it behind you wrap it around to your bust  Cross then twist them around your bust then tie and twist them around then tie them behind your neck and Bam! you have a Dress!

5) Three Words Full-length Coat.

Tired of spending so much money on winter or fall wear? Invest in a nice full-length coat Women in the late 1940's to early 1960's wore big coats in the Fall and Winter time and the best part is you can wear whatever you want under it and never get cold.

Bonus tip: Neutral colored Flats.
Can't walk in Heels? don't wanna spend a lot on shoes? buy a pair of black, beige, or white flats they go with most colors so you don't have to break the bank on buying new shoes for every occasion.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Is Pin-up Style The Right Style For You?

So I have a series on this blog called "Get the pin-up look" that helps you get certain  looks from pin-up girls like Mae West or Marilyn Monroe  but for those of  you who don't really know what pin-up style is or what it's about this post is to answer two questions "What Is a Pin-up girl?"  "What Is Pin-up style?"
) The Girl.
1930's Pin-up girl.

Pin-up girls were mostly burlesque dancers, dancers, actresses, models, and dancers who wanted to get more promotion for their act show, etc so they took risque photos to promote their show, product, etc.
) The Look.
Vintage Cosmopolitan

The classic pin-up look, Rosey red cheeks, Ruby red lips, and eyeliner so sharp it could kill a man to know how to obtain the many different looks check out my last article that has a more in-depth explanation: The A - Z Guide On Dressing Like A Pin-up Girl.

) The Obsession.
Eva Gabor 1950's
Brands would hire them to wear their product or hire a cartoonist to paint them wearing or advertising their product to create more sales they got so popular People would Pin their pictures up on a wall that's where the term "Pin-up Girl" came from.

What Do You Think?
Pin-up girl reading news paper

Do you love Pin-up style? or do you think that you'll just stick with more Modern trends?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Is It The End Of An Era? The Run Down On #Boycottpinupgirlclothing

Boycott pin-up girl clothing,So I know I'm late on this but I did wanna do this article for pin-up girls such as myself who aren't in the know. so I was scrolling trough Instagram and I saw a post with the hashtag #Boycottpinupgirlclothing so of course, I clicked on it to see what it was about then did a little research afterward, basically a brand called "Pinup girl clothing" launched a collection called "Chinse New Year" some people found it offensive and culturally appropriating, resulting in the hashtag #Boycottpinupgirlclothing I'll show some of the posts here...

An Instagram post from torchestogether_
"First of all, let me just say, I love this picture. It was an empowering moment for me and I will always cherish it. What I am not down with, is a certain CEO (I'm looking at you, Laura) trying to use said picture as a smoke screen or at the very least as a joke or jab given the events of the last few weeks. This picture was taken in February of 2016 and posted in March of 2016, and she actually went back recently and added these hashtags 

#boycottpug #boycottpinupgirlclothing on the re-post she had on her page. What was her intention? Who knows. Was she trying to deflect, taunt, make fun... I'm not sure why anybody would go back to an old post and add hashtags that had nothing to do with the photo at the time of taking it. I am not your negro, I am not your token. Please don't use me to "prove you're not racist". I will not help you in that way. You have others that are happy to oblige in that area. I am not the one."

Today, Laura started tagging pictures of her POC friends with w/ #Boycottpinupgirlclothing, to gaslight and derail Using POC as props Tsk Tsk. -shelovesdresses

There's currently a petition to boycott them that's aiming for 1,000 signatures, at the moment it has 862.

A picture of a dress from the collection.
What do you dolls think? do you think that the collection was in bad taste? or do you think people are just making a big deal out of nothing? 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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

 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.
Paul MurryLike 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 
Vintage fashion,Pin-up,1930's

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!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

John Willie: The Pin-up 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?
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.
Art by John Willie.

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