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"Be Proud Of Your Hispanic Roots" Pin-up Model Ruby Champagne Talks About Her Experiences As A Hispanic Pin-up Girl

When talking about Latina Pin-ups, the first woman that comes into mind is Rita Hayworth. Even though she's from Spain, and is still technically white, she had Hispanic features (which were frowned upon in the '40s and '50s) She didn't really rise to fame until she had a complete ethnic makeover:
They dyed her long jet black hair to a reddish brunette, bleached her skin, pushed her hairline back through surgery (which is very painful.) They even changed her name from Margarita Carmen Cansino to Rita Hayworth. Simply because it was too "ethnic" sounding. It worked, she went from only staring in a few minor roles to being one of the most sought after actresses in the world.
I wanted to see if the pin-up community still has this European beauty standard or if it really has changed into to accepting all types of beauty. I spoke to Ruby Champagne; an award-winning burlesque dancer who was named Miss Vivia Las Vagas back in 2010 and has gone on to win many more awar…
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A look Into The Glamorous History Of Turbans With Eini Immonen

Turbans are dated back to as far as the 18th century. In the 1940s, they were worn by everyone: from celebrities, to normal everyday women. When access to everyday things such as shampoo, conditioner, or hairdressers were limited. In Old-Hollywood, turbans were often worn as a fashion statement rather than necessity. French milliner Madame Paulette, is often credited for bringing turbans back into style during the ‘40s  

Turbans were popular in the '50s as well, but were adapted to accommodate bouffant style hairstyles. Finding turbans with such classic and timeless designs of those past eras of fashion is nearly impossible nowadays - Or so I thought. Until one day I found an Etsy shop located Finland that recreated turbans from the '40s - '50s. I spoke to the owner: Eini Immonen. A milliner that wears turbans almost daily about her designs and why she deiced to dedicate her craft to turbans.


Q: Who did you first start designing? A: “Ever since I was a kid, I have always been…

Five Common Questions About Pin-up Fashion Pin-up Girl Answered By Pin-up Girls

As you all know, I want to encourage women from all walks of life to find their inner pin-up girl. But of course, before anyone gets into a new lifestyle, they’ll have a few questions. So I asked real-life Pin-up models common questions people have concerning pin-up fashion.
Q: What Do I Wear To My First Pin-up Shoot? The Penny Wise Pinup A: "When women ask me what they should wear to a shoot, my very first thought is "Whatever the heck you want!" and really that is the truth! I believe each pinup needs a few killer styles in their arsenal that makes them feel like a million bucks! For me, that style is a vintage pencil dress. These are time period correct, hug my waist and emphasis that booty - The more confident you feel in your clothing, the more confidence you will portray in the shoot."
Q: How Do I Dress Like A Pin-up For Work?

Ivory Coast To Germany: French Vintage Fashion Enthusiast Aurore Talks About Her Travels Throughout Europe

One of the reasons I started Thatpinup, was to help fellow eccentric women know that they are not alone. That there are women who look and dress like them. Not just from the US, but all over the world. In my journey, I've interviewed women from Japan, Russia, Brazil; the UK, and More. They all had such different experiences in life. But somehow, they ended up on the same style journey as me and many others - That's what I find so interesting. 

We are all so different. But in many ways, the same. All you have to do is reach out. You never know what relationships you could form if you go by differences and assumptions. Travel. Talk to someone you wouldn't usually talk to - Life is not about where you're going, but rather the memories you make along the way.

So when I found Aurore's page on instagram, I just had to interview her. She's an African-French vintage fashion enthusiast that has traveled to every country in Europe. Who's an advocate for immigrants, and…

Meet The Black Pinup Artist Challenging Racist Vintage Beauty Ideals One Drawing At A Time

You’ve heard of pinup artists such as Gil Evlgren, Bill Ward, and so on. But they never incorporated pin-ups of color into their designs; due to racist beauty ideals and standards the were held during the pin-up era (1940s - 1950s) that are still somewhat held today. I came across some art that show cast women of color in a classic and glamourus way. I did some research on the artist, and found out that not only is she an amazing artist, she's a stunning pin-up model as well. She goes by the name "The Urban Pinup" and I've already Interviewed her a few times on this site.

She first got involved with pinup fashion when she made a bet with her then boyfriend at the time to see who could take better pictures. She went for a more retro team and of course, she won! The photographer spent more time taking pictures of her then him.

She’s also an advocate for embracing natural hair, and for more vintage hair tutorials for natural black hair. She often experiments a lot with h…

Are You A Naturalist? Here Are Five Vintage Hairstyling Tips That You Need To Know About

If you’re a naturalist, you know how much time and effort it takes just to wash your hair. Let alone style it. Finding out how to manipulate your natural hair texture is close to impossible; due the lack of vintage hair tutorials for black hair. So, I decided to create a list of fives tips and tricks I learned trough out my vintage natural hair journey:

1. Snoods Are Your Best Friend
Snoods can protect your hair and add that little vintage touch to your look at the same time.! Just put your hair in a bun, then cover it with a snood. Pin the hanging parts of the snood up with Bobby pins then a hair flower for a more vintage effect, and you’re done!
2. Berets Are Also Your Best Friend
Berets are also a life saver; they add that little French classic touch as well as protect your hair at the same time. To start, put your bangs in a flat twist then twist the rest of your hair. Take a Barrett and tuck your twist in it. Leave you bangs exposed and there you have it.
3. Wash Your Hair Less
Washin…