Monday, December 3, 2018

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.

heartmycloset, Pinup Style, pinup fashion, Rachel Jensen,plus size pinup clothing,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" Things just took off from there."


heartmycloset, Pinup Style, pinup fashion, Rachel Jensen,plus size pinup clothing,What inspired you to start your shop? "I hope to make clothes to fit all body types, especially the ones don't always fit in off-the-rack sizing."

How did you first get introduced to pinup style fashion? "Audrey Hepburn."

What era of fashion do you like to recreate the most? "I think the 50s and 60s, with fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Brigitte Bardot."

heartmycloset, Pinup Style, pinup fashion, Rachel Jensen,plus size pinup clothing,
What’s your best seller and why do you think that is? "My Kate Middleton inspired dresses.. I think people love the Duchess' style because it's somewhat conservative, classy, yet very feminine suitable for both work and out on the town."


heartmycloset, Pinup Style, pinup fashion, Rachel Jensen,plus size pinup clothing,
Do you wear pinup up fashion often? If so what has been the reaction from your friends, family, and the general public? "Yes definitely, my husband loves it, and I've been stopped more often at malls and on the streets about my dresses. "


Which item do you recommend first time buyers to get the most?"A simple pencil dress like the V neck dress, or one of the Kate Middleton dress."

In your opinion, what’s your best design?  "The Deborah dress."

Any up and coming designs or projects we can look forward to? "I worked with an artist to create this gorgeous hand-painted dress and the result is incredible."
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