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"It Was My Goal To Show That Black Women That Love Pinup Fashion Exist" Model Angelique Noire Talks Pinup Fashion Natural Hair And More

I am a strong believer in that representation matters, that’s why I started Thatpinup. I want to help women who want to get into pinup fashion and lifestyle feel fairly represented. I spoke to Angelique Noire, a model with a love for classic fashion that was featured in Dita Von Teese's book called "Your Beauty Mark," where she talks about how she got into the pinup lifestyle despite the lack of representation. I wanted to know how she feels about there still being a lack of representation - despite more women of color joining the lifestyle.

How does it make you feel knowing that you inspired so many women of color to get into pinup fashion and lifestyle? "Before I started sharing about my adoration for 1930s-1950s styling, it was my goal to show that Black women who love pinup/ vintage fashion exist. Just because the media of yesteryears rarely showed Black women as glamorous and beautiful in this style, doesn’t mean they didn’t exist. I am happy that people have su…
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TicciRockabilly: Embrace Your Inner Rockabilly

When you think of Rockabilly style fashion you think of ripped jeans, tattoos, and lots of hair grease. And you’d be right to, But it’s more than just a style of clothing; It’s an entire culture. “Rockabilly” is a term used to describe a type of music that is basically a mixture of Rock ’n Roll and Hill Billy music that was often listened to in the 1950s. Hence the term “Rockabilly.”
Teens and young adults would listen to this music to forget about the struggles and social pressures of everyday life. It became a lifestyle of sorts, a lifestyle of fun and rebellion. The sub-culture still exist to this day and has become international. With rockabilly subcultures in Japan, the United Kingdom, and Hungary to name a few places.
Speaking of Hungary, I found a shop based there that specialize in Rockabilly style clothing. I wanted to speak to the owner to see how they got into the style and subculture.
Q:How did you start your shop and why? A: “I practically grew up in a sewing plant. Before I…

This Body Type Was Considered "Fat" In The Nineteen Twenties (And Still Is To Some)

The 1950s was the era when having an Hour-glass shaped figure was widely accepted due to it being popularized by women such as Betty Brosmer and Marilyn Monroe. Before then, in eras such as the 1920s, having a “Boyish” figure was what women strived for. So much so that they wore corsets to flatten their chest to appear more flat chested - thus giving them a more “Boyish” appearance. Now, it’s very popular to have an hour-glass figure. But there are still some people who consider it to be “Fat” for instance, I myself have what you may glass an hourglass figure. And I recently got called “Fat” even though I’m within my BMI range. No one should be body shamed if they’re plus-sized, but should you be miss labeled as “Fat” just because you’re voluptuous?

I think not, it’s offensive to people who actually are of a bigger size because it leads to misrepresentation in the fashion industry, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked into a boutique and the biggest size they had was a size eig…

It's What's Underneath That Counts: The Lingerie Addict Cora Harrington Talks Lingerie Pinup Fashion And More

Ah,lingerie. It's one of the most important parts of a woman's wardrobe, but also one of the most overlooked. Most women only pay attention to their undergarments when they plan on being with someone romanticly. But in the pin-up community, it's often worn daily as a way to enhance your look and is even worn as outer wear. (It also gets you used to wearing it, so if you do end up in a romantic situation, so you don't appear to be a fish out of water. Remember, you're your sexist when you're comfortable and having fun. Not just simply wearing something to please someone else.)
I often get questions about lingerie, but since I myself don't have too much experience with it, I thought I'd ask someone who really knows their stuff. I spoke to Cora Harrington, AKA, The Lingerie Addict. She's A self-confessed Lingerie addict who's obsession has led her to be featured in numerous publications such as Forbes, The Wallstreet Journal, and Teen Vogue. She rec…

The Girl With The Impossible Waist: Pinup Model Rachel Ann Jensen Talks Corset Training Pinup Fashion And More

One day, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed while I was at the gym with my Friend, when I had come across a picture of Rachel. It had also caught my friend's eye and she commented on it to me about it, something along the lines of "Her waist is way too tiny! It has to be photoshopped!" I then explained to her how many pinups corset train to cultivate their curves and achieve a more Hourglass look. "That sounds dangerous! you don't do it, do you?" she said as she looked down at my waist. I myself have a somewhat small waist, even though I have yet to try any form of corset training, but it is something that I'm interested in trying in the future.
Corset training has been around since the 1500s, but it still has somewhat of a negative stigma surrounding it. Even though the very similar act of "Waist Training" has become very popular and mainstream. Being a woman who has yet to try it myself, I can see how it can look dangerous to women wh…

"I Think Being Tattooed Just Fits Into The Mold Of Not Fitting Into A Mold" YouTuber Cherry Doll Face Talks Pinup fashion Tattoos And More

For those of you who don't know, there's a term in the pinup community called "Period Perfect" it means you have to have your look resemble everything in the era you're trying to mimic. That means no tattoos do to when the pinup first became popular it was considered "unladylike" to have tattoos. Pinup culture is all about expressing yourself, not fitting into people molds or standards of what you should or shouldn't be. I spoke to Cherokee, AKA Cherry Dollface a pinup Youtuber and Author to see how she feels about the stigma of tattoos in the vintage community.

How do you feel about there still being a stigma surrounding women with tattoos? Do you think it makes you any less “Ladylike” or ruins the vintage look? "I think there are all kinds of traditions that we are breaking in the modern vintage world. Women have rights, we work, we don’t all do our hair and makeup every single day… I think being tattooed just fits into the mold of not fittin…

Heart My Closet: Embrace Your Curves

The pinup community has been known for being inclusive. Especially when it comes to size. Mainly because when pinups such as Marilyn Monroe and Betty Brosmer first became popular in the 1940s during the war era, they didn't have a "Boyish" 1920s figure that people expected women to have. Re-starting the hourglass figure trend - Because the style flatters curvier body types, women with curves often flock to the style. At least this was the case for Cynthia, the owner of an online pinup clothing store called "Heart My Closet" whose mission is to design modern pinup style clothing for all shapes and sizes. I spoke with her to find out more about the history of her shop.

How and why did you start your shop? "I was always very fascinated with clothing from the old eras like the 40s, 50s, and I always had such a hard time finding things that fit. I then started making clothes for myself and friends, and then opened my store on Etsy "just for fun" Thing…