2008 Kitten Koffin Girls

February 21, 2011

All of these kittens are in the 2008 Kitten Koffin Girl Calendar from the 2007 Calendar Pinup Contests!


January Model: Iris Blue   |   Photographer: Bombs Over Betty

 

 

 

 

May Model: Aurora   |   Photographer: Terribly Girly

 

June Model: Teagan Marie   |   Photographer: Jason Ginman

 

July Model: Dani Scandal   |   Photographer: John Rahn

 


August Model: Kitty vanGogh   |   Photographer: Rumble Dolls Photography

 


September Model: Elaina DeCarlo   |   Photographer: Rotten Candy Photography

 


October Model: Jamie Lee   |   Photographer: Paper Candy Photography

 


November Model: Tabby Kat   |   Photographer: Gary Roberts

 


December Model: Raven MacLean   |   Photographer: Lucifer


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2009 Kitten Koffin Girls

February 21, 2011

All of these kittens are in the 2009 Kitten Koffin Girl Calendar from the 2008 Calendar Pinup Contests!


January Model: LeEvil   |   Photographer: Ben Harrison

 


February Model: Miss Niki   |   Photographer: Paul Berry

 


March Model: April Marie  |   Photographer: Mitzi & co

 


April Model: CarStar  |   Photographer: Terribly Girly

 


May Model: Kitty Walls  |   Photographer: Eader Photography

 


June Model: Taryn Ashley  |   Photographer: Tara O Connor

 


July Model: Jen Ann Tonic  |   Photographer: Jen Ann Tonic

 


August Model: Miss Elise  |   Photographer: Ambitious Misfit Photography

 


September Model: Piper Rubie  |   Photographer: Pussycat Pinups

 


October Model: Miss Vicky M |   Photographer: Ambitious Misfit Photography

 


November Model: Betty Red |   Photographer: Art & Soul Photography

 


December Model: Shells Bells |   Photographer: Timothy J Steiner

2010 Kitten Koffin Girls

February 21, 2011

All of these kittens are in the 2010 Kitten Koffin Girl Calendar from the 2009 Calendar Pinup Contests!


January Model: Litsy Leopary   |   Photographer: Meglomaniac Photography

 


February Model: Grace Black   |   Photographer: Eyecon Photography

 


March Model: Julie   |   Photographer: Terribly Girly

 


April Model: Debbie Dagger   |   Photographer: Lucky Pinup

 


May Model: Miss Mia   |   Photographer: Viva Van Story

 


June Model: Honey de Milo   |   Photographer: Julie K Photo

 


July Model: Bombshell Sarah   |   Photographer: Courtney Bell Photography

 


August Model: Kari Lu   |   Photographer: Bombshell Betty Dance/Pinup

 


September Model: Jenny Starr   |   Photographer: Roy Varga

 


October Model: Miss Brittany   |   Photographer: Candy Apple Photography

 


November Model: Miss Vicky M   |   Photographer: Ambitious Misfit Photography

 


December Model: Miss Nicole Nunez   |   Photographer: Terribly Girly

2011 Kitten Koffin Girls

February 21, 2011

All of these kittens are in the 2011 Kitten Koffin Girl Calendar!

January Model: Felicia Fatale   |   Photographer: Rocky Ride Pinups

 

February Model: Che’z   |   Photographer: Roy Varga

 

March Model: Nicole   |   Photographer: Dynamite Dames Photography

 

April Model: Jamie Lee   |   Photographer: Terribly Girly

 

May Model: The Sweet Shelley Lee   |   Photographer: Celeste Giuliano

 

June Model: Shells Bells   |   Photographer: Timothy J Steiner

 

July Model: Aurora   |   Photographer: Terribly Girly

 

August Model: Marika Darling   |   Photographer: Bombshell Pinups

 

September Model: Jenna   |   Photographer: Kat Spoer

 

October Model: Miss Geena G   |   Photographer: Mitzi & co

 

November Model: Va-Va-Vanessa   |   Photographer: Celeste Giuliano

 

December Model: Carly Darling   |   Photographer: Roy Varga


Jayne Mansfield’s Pink Palace

February 21, 2011

Hello my lovelies!!!!  It’s February and for most of us that means it’s that time of year when we turn to the one we love most and say, “Hey, where’s my chocolate”!  Yup, love is grand and apparently requires much cardio before spring arrives.  Oh, well….

For most girls Valentine’s day comes complete with visions of cupid and his bow, big red hearts and lots of fluffy pink stuff.  Which may also explain why this time of year for me always comes with visions of Jayne Masfield.  Why Jayne?  Well, aside from her being one of my favorite pin up girls, this time of year brings her to mind because of her Pink Palace.  For those who may not know, Jayne and her husband, Mickey Hargitay, lived in a literal Pink Palace.  Everything in their mansion was pink and gold and heart shaped!  Nothing says Valentine’s Day to me more than her pink bathroom complete with heart shaped tub!  Sadly, this legendary old Hollywood landmark was demolished in 2002 in what was, in my opinion, one of the dumbest moves in history.  But, luckily the pictures live on!!!  So, to send visions of a Happy Valentine’s Day to you all, here are a few photos of beloved Jayne and her mansion.  Perhaps these photos will help inspire the inner vixen in all of us just in time to celebrate with that special someone!

To help even further, I’m also including some helpful hints to give your eyes that “come hither” look!!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!!!

Look 1 – Chocolate Cherry bon bon –

Be sure to start each look with eye primer to ensure your colors stay all night!  Next, start with a matte, flesh toned shadow and sweep it all over from lash line to brow bone.  Next, apply red shadow all over the lower lid and bring slightly up to crease.  Use a dark brown shadow to the crease and work outward to help “wing” it out a bit.  Then apply your favorite gel or liquid eye liner and draw in your “cat eye”.  Line your lower lid water line as well.  Apply the same dark brown shadow under your lower lid as well.  Lastly, apply plenty of mascara or your favorite falsies and your ready to go!

Look 2 – Cupid’s arrow –

This is a very easy look anyone can do!  Firstly, apply a frosted white shadow all over from lash line to brow bone.  Next, apply a medium toned blue shadow to the crease and outer portion of your lid.  Really work the color in your crease and “wing” out a bit.  Next, apply your favorite gel or liquid liner to top lash line only.  Line under your lower lid with the same frosted white shadow.  And lastly, use plenty of mascara or your favorite false lashes to say “oh la la, I’m done and I’m gorgeous”!

Look 3 – Sacred Heart –

Firstly, apply a gold toned shadow to the entire lid from lash line to brow bone.  Next, apply red shadow on the entire lid and bring slightly into the crease.  Next, grab a plum shadow and really work this into the crease, once again “winging” it out a bit.  Go in with your favorite gel or liquid liner and apply your “cat eye”.  Line under the lower lid with the plum shadow.  And of course, use your favorite mascara or falsies and you are good to go!!!!

photos from thescreensiren.blogspot.com and agentlover.com

Welcome back to my Extra Fancy Holiday Blog edition – part II!

December 22, 2010

Thanksgiving and Christmas for many are all about the family but let’s face it ladies, New Year’s is all about glitz! Going out with your friends and that special someone to celebrate the year that’s past and look forward with happiness in our hearts and love in our eyes towards the year to come….or at least you do if you’re in a wacky romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, usually after some crazy hi-jinks ensue.  Ah, that zany Reese……

To be honest, no matter how many amazing, wonderful things may have occurred in the past year, New Year’s for most is mainly about reflection.  Second guessing decisions and wondering, “Hey!  Where did the year go!”  365 days sounds like forever but always ends up running out  faster than a man will when he hears that  “L” word….That’s right, Laundry!  Wha?  What word ya think I meant? 🙂

Well my lovelies, I can help!  One thing every New Year should hold in common is the hopefulness of new starts and the excitement they can bring!!  Even if everything in your life right now is better than ever, we can always take a step back, take stock and say, “By this time next year I want to be….”  Fill in the blank girls with your heart’s desire, it’s yours for the taking! ……yeah, that’s zany Reese talkin’ again.  Why can’t she and her movies stay out of my head!!

What I really mean to convey is simply this, whether this year has left you fulfilled or longing, one thing you can absolutely make sure of is it goes out with you looking fabulous!

In part one of this Holiday Blog we went over some cool make up looks that can help you make the holiday brighter!  For part II, I’d like to focus on our lovely locks!   Let’s go!

For most of us retro beauties, perfect pin up curls are not just a part of our every day, they are a staple!  But when you walk around in your daily life looking like the coolest diva around, it’s hard to convey that “extra, special something” to your look that says “It’s party time!” Or at least more so than usual!  Well, I have a few tips that may or may not be on your current radar that can help to give your normal diva-like persona an extra, oh, la, la!

Two words, ladies – Foam rollers! I SWEAR, foam rollers are god’s solution for happiness.  Many gals I know are afraid of them but honestly, the best reason for giving them a try is how long your curls will last!  They can last for days, trust me!  Here’s what to do –

To start, you will need a rat tail comb for parting your hair and any brand spray gel you prefer.  For the rollers themselves, you can go to any local drug store.  You can find them in the hair isle for CHEAP!  How many you will need depends on the thickness and length of your hair.  If you’ve ever used hot rollers, that may help give you an idea.  I say purchase more than you may think you need just in case.

Begin with dry hair, not wet.  In fact, it doesn’t even have to be clean, just washed hair.  A little product will help hold the curl.  Separate your hair 4 ways.  Start at the crown.  Use the rat tail comb to part your hair from temple to temple, section that off and secure with a duck bill clip.  Then, part hair from the fron, just behind your ear on both sides.  Section off and secure again.  Now all that’s left should be the back of your head, secure that as well.  To begin the rolling process, you’re going to separate each section into sub-sections.  I usually start with the crown.  Take the duck bill out and comb out to the length of your hair upwards.  Starting from the back, section off a small piece, no wider than the width of the roller.  Holding your hair from the ends, spritz with the spray gel.  You won’t need too much just a few nice, even sprays along the length of the hair.  Now, hold the roller against ends of your hair, smooth down flat, and begin to roll.  The direction you roll will dictate how your hair will lay.  I usually just roll backward for the crown.  For the sides and the back section, I usually just go in the direction of my hair’s natural flow.  How you normally part your hair should help you decide as well.  Use a little tension while you’re rolling, but not too much.  Secure the roller and Viola!  First one down!  Repeat the process over for each section. After the whole head is finished, I usually give another spritz or two of gel, and a little quick spritz of water  with a spray bottle to help the hair set.  I usually do this at night, before bed and use a bandanna or a silk scarf to wrap my head up with before sleeping.  If you prefer not to, you can always set your hair in the morning and leave it in through out your day until you’re ready to start beautifying for your night out!

I love those awesome “dolly”- like banana curls so I usually just smooth the curls out with my fingers after carefully removing the rollers.  I  give a quick spritz with the spray gel or some hair spray and I’m done.  This is also awesome for special occasions because I seldom if ever have to fix my hair for the rest of the night!  The curls last just as cute and springy as when I began my evening.  Of course, you may also opt to brush the curls out a bit.  For this, use a soft bristle brush.  Gently brush each curl out, then use your fingers to arrange.  The best part about using the rollers before your big night out is the time you save getting ready.  Your hair is done and out of the way so you can focus on other things like your make up and your outfit.  Or hey, accessories!

Speaking of, another great way to give your holiday look that extra special something is the use of accessories. Any proper pin up has a bevy of hair flowers to choose from, but for the holidays you might want to go that extra step.  Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for?  Make it yourself!  I touched upon this in the last blog.  A glue gun can be a gals handiest tool for creating awesome hair clips, broaches, etc.  Simply go to any 99 cent store or party store.  They will probably have a host of items to choose from.  Mistletoe, garland, holiday bows, tiny little plastic fake bottles of champagne, etc.  Any of these items can be used to make awesome hair accessories!  You can use your glue gun to attach them to the small size “duck bill” hair clips commonly used for the hair flowers you buy in any accessory store.  You can find the clips at most drug stores ( you have to go to pick up the rollers anyway)!  Be creative! Glue some Mistletoe and holly to a clip for an awesome Christmas hair piece.  White holly flower, a plastic fake champagne bottle (a party store should have these) and some ribbon for a fun and festive New Year’s hair ornament.  Glue guns are incredibly easy to use.  Just plug in and allow time to heat up.  Then, grab your items of choice.  You’re going to put the glue on the items, not the clip.  Dab a bit of glue and hold in place on the clip.  Remember you will have to open the clip so if you’re using the duck bill style clips pinch open as you hold the items you selected in place. Otherwise, the clip may glue shut.   Not as bold as all this?  You can purchase some of those cute, baby sized bows used for Christmas presents.  Pick you favorite color – red, gold, silver, etc. and glue to a plain hair clip.  These look adorable, especially with those awesome banana curls!  These are just a few suggestions, use your ingenuity and creativity ladies!  I know you can do it!

Well ladies, as always I enjoyed giving you all a few ideas to help make the holiday festivities even more fun!  I wish all my beauties the Happiest of Holidays and the brightest New Year!

Till next time, xoxo!

Getting Makeup Ready for the Holidays!

November 23, 2010

Ah, the holidays…how do they creep up on us the way they do?   So much planning, so much shopping, so much….STRESS!!!

This time of year can be an awesome string of fabulous partying, shopping and fun but it also brings with it lots of anxiety! Getting the shopping done, planning the meals, dealing with crazy relatives…ah, errr.. I mean…yeah, planning those meals!  It’s all wonderfully crazy and crazily wonderful!

But fear not ladies!  One thing I can absolutely help you with is looking your best while partying whether your full of good cheer or ready to ha, ha, ha, ho, ho, ho, haul your sweet pattuti outta there till next year!

Look One – Santa’s Little Helper
Start with your favorite foundation all over.  Remember, if you’re using a liquid or cream based foundation, use a setting powder on top to be sure it will last the night.  Before applying your eyeshadow, it’s also always a good idea to lightly dust your lids as well to help absorb any extra moisture/oils and keep your shadow from fading.

To start this look, go over the entire lid, from brow bone to lash line with a light gold toned shadow.  You want a beautiful, shimmery “hint” of color here.  Next, choose a light green frosted shade.  Think mint or celery or bamboo, something festive but not too dark or intense.  Sweep this shade over your lid paying close attention to the inner corner.  Bring a bit of color to your upper, inner crease and blend.  Then choose a golden/medium brown frosted shade to intensify your crease, working that outer corner.  The key with crease color ladies is blend, blend, blend!!!  Line your top lid with a black liner of your choosing, as well as your water line.  For your drop shadow (the under eye area) line the inner corner with the same green shadow you used on your lid, bringing the color only mid way.  Line the outer corner with the gold/brown shade.    For your blush, sweep a very light amount of your favorite bronzer.  Something with a little shimmer will compliment this look best.  Top this all off with your favorite red lipstick and a little gloss and your ready to help Santa bring everyone a little holiday cheer!

Look Two – Visions of sugar plums
For this look you’re going to start off with lightly sweeping  a subtle silver toned, off white  or “ice” colored frosted shadow over the entire lid, once again from brow bone to lash line.  Next, choose a pale or ice blue frosted, metallic shade.  Something with lots of shimmer.  Sweep this over the entire bottom lid and as above, concentrating on the upper inside corner.  Next, choose a beautiful plum color to work the crease and outer corner.  Line your top lid with the black liner of your choosing as well as your water line.  For the drop shadow, line the inner corner of your under eye area with the same pale blue or ice blue shade as you used on the upper inner corner of the lid once again going only mid way.  Line the outer corner of your under eye area with the same plum shade you used for your crease and outer corner of the upper lid.  For blush, once again go lightly as we want your eyes and lips to be the focus point.  For your lips, you can either go subtle by using a pale pink, mauve or nude tone with lots of gloss!!   For the really bold, burgundy will add lots of drama!

Additional hints!
For your lashes, Use either lash building mascara or better, your favorite brand of false lashes.  If you have trouble applying them, try cutting them in half and apply them in two pieces, the inner corner, then the outer.  The smaller size makes them easier to deal with and maneuver.

For your liner, two words – CAT EYE.  We retro girls love our cat eye!!!  No need to go boring now that the holidays are here!!!

For your lips, make sure you’ve covered them first with a little foundation.  Then go over them with some setting powder.  This not only helps to block out their color and size so you can exaggerate and build upon them if you’d like, it will help your lipstick stay on through any meal.  If you want to add a little fullness, use a lip pencil and go just slightly outside your own line.  The fill them in with color and gloss!

Accessories
Completing your fun, new holiday look can be as easy as adding a little splash to the finished product.  A poinsettia flower for your hair helps you stick to your pin up flavor while still entering holiday mode.  A beautiful gold or silver rhinestone hair comb will help you mimic a glamorous, old Hollywood flavor.  Or be creative!!  Grab that glue gun and make your own hair accessories!!  It’s super easy and fun to do!  Glue peppermints, jingle bells, or even a candy cane to a flat silver hair clip, like the ones commonly used for all your hair flower accessories.  You can find them at any drug store or dollar store and they are very inexpensive.  Hmmm…Foreshadowing to the next blog???  Maybe 😉

Well ladies, I hope I’ve given you a few cool ideas to help you find your inner holiday hunny!!  Remember, have fun with it!!!!  Don’t let the stress get ya down.  The best part about holidays is getting to spend a little more time with with the people you love!  Unless you’re spending them with the before mentioned crazy relatives.  In that case, stay close to where ever the drinks are!!!!

Till next time!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Halloween Makeup Tips

October 14, 2010

Hello lovely ladies!!!  What better way to compliment your favorite outfit than with the perfect hair and make up look!  I’ll do my best each time to give you tips that will help both inspire your creativity and show you achieving pin up perfection can be as easy as a few simple steps!

For this first installment though, I thought it’d be fun to focus on that awesome event right around the corner….Halloween!

Make artist or not, this has always been my favorite time of year!  But for many gals I know the fun can often become diluted by the same stressful questions every year.  First question, sexy or scary and can I be both?  Second, how can I be sure my look will last all night long?  Third, how do I get that cute mummy boy to come talk to me?  Um…or that last one might just be me. 🙂

I’ve selected a few looks from my “All time favorite costumes” arsenal that can be quick fun or elaborately intense depending on how much time you want to put into it.  Here we go…..

Easy sexy –

The Geisha –
Beautiful and graceful, the Geisha oozes of all things sexy and mysterious.  Here’s a few quick tips –

If you are too nervous to use full white make up, using your favorite brand foundation in 2-3 shades lighter than your own is a good way to imply the Geisha look.  Remember to get all over, into the hairline, under your chin, neck, etc.  A pink cream based blush should be used generously for your cheeks and eyes.  Line the top portion of your lid, sweeping the the tail outward, keeping the line as thin as possible.  Lashes can be used to intensify the effect.  Brows should be thin, straight lines. Finally, your favorite red lipstick finishes the look.

If you are a little craftier at your make up skills you may want to try the more traditional look of full white make up.  Use the foundation to block out your brows and lips as well.  This will help you create a more authentic Geisha look by enabling you to draw in your brows as thin and straight as you like with out having to follow the flow of your own.  For your lips, use lip liner to draw in only the “bow” portion of your lips.  Then color them in using a bright red!

Easy Scary –

Tips for building wounds and scars –
Bloody anything or anyone up and it’s instant scary.  But done the wrong way it tends to be more mess than menacing and will just make you look like a sad Carrie trying desperately to relive her glory days.  Here’s a few not so labor intensive ways to have cool cuts that will last the night.

Molding wax is something you can find at most Halloween or professional make up supply stores.  When used with an adhesive, it will last you through most any party.  Apply a bit of adhesive to where you want your wound to be using a make up sponge (breaking the sponge and using the “textured” side works best). While waiting for the adhesive to dry, work a bit of the molding wax in your hands to loosen it up, then start building your wound remembering to smooth the edges to blend into your own skin.  Next, using liquid latex, begin to stipple it over the wax, a few layers will be necessary.  Use a blow dryer to speed up the drying process.  Once the latex is fully dry, puncture a portion of it to create a tear and pull it down a bit.  This will mimic the illusion of broken skin.   Now all that’s left is to bloody the wound up and you’re ready to go.  For this, I would use a product called “Thick Blood” by Ben Nye.  It won’t run, is easy to use because it’s more of a paste, not a liquid and therefore better suited for this purpose.  Feel free to use purplish and red tones around the “wound” to help make it more gnarly looking.  Incidentally, for those a little less enthusiastic about their wounds, the Thick Blood on it’s own can be used to mimic scars or cuts.  By itself  however, it’s durability is a little limited.

Easy Sexy AND Scary – The Zombie Pin Up!
I admit it, if it were socially acceptable to walk around as a zombified pin up on a daily basis, I would!  I’m obsessed and achieving this look is easier than you think.

The short route – Let’s face it, the best Zombies have a flesh color all their own!  My favorite product to use when making Zombies more colorful is by a company called Mehron.  The color?   Why Zombie flesh, of course.  Stipple this all over what ever skin will be exposed.  Face, neck, hands, etc.  Once dry, you can pretty much apply your typical pin up make up as usual (with the exception of foundation of course) Do up your gorgeous cat eye, ruby red lips and please don’t forget the lashes!  Top all this off with your cutest outfit and curls and you are one hot mama out to eat some brains!!  Or, um, I’m sure whatever they’re serving at the party will suffice! 🙂

For the more adventurous- Use the tips I gave for creating wounds.  Be sure to use plenty of the liquid latex.  Tearing the latex and pulling portions of it down will mimic rotting skin.  Then instead of using the Thick Blood, color the inside gaps with browns, purples, yellows, be creative, there are no rules!  Top it all off with the Zombie flesh make up and you are now both Scary AND Sexy…..Trust me!!!

I had a blast ladies and I hope I’ve helped you to get those ideas flowing!!!  Be creative!!  Take risks!!!  Most of all – have fun!!!!

Happy Halloween!!!!

Mz. Milltown 2010 Interviews!

September 3, 2010

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2010 4th Annual Return to Milltown event in Palmer Mass. this year. We had a blast and out of all of the events we’ve been to on the east coast, Milltown was probably the largest we’ve attended. We are honored to bring you Miss Lindsey Creepshow, Miss Violette Mayfaire and Miss Deluxe Griffin who all won titles during the pinup contest who gave us insight into their lives, the world of pinup modeling and about winning their Mz. Milltown titles!

Lindsey Creepshow Mz Milltown 2010

What inspired you to enter the world of pinup?
I love how excepting the pinup world is. It’s a world where you are not discriminated by weight/size/,tattoos,height and etc.

Who are your pinup heros past and present?
Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Bernie Dexter, and Doris Mayday-a classic beauty with killer curves!

What photographers have you worked with and which would you like to work in the future and why?
Ive Worked with Casey Staskawicz of Nyctophoto, Angie Chambers of Angie Chambers Design, Shane Tenznar of Kitschcake Photography (the awesome thing about shooting with Shane is that we both kinda started out together I grew as a new coming pinup as he grew as a new coming pinup photographer). Ive also had the pleasure of working with the awesome Mr. Roy Varga for winning Mz Milltown, who I’d definitely work with again. I’d Love to work with Viva Von Story in the future, she captures women so beautifully (and sexilly!) her work is amazing.

What advice would you give to aspiring pinup models?
Don’t be afraid of showing your own individuality its what makes you, you. Be confident and don’t worry what others will think.

When did you start immersing yourself into the rockabilly scene and what attracted you to it?
I have a love for many types of music such as Punk, Rockabilly, and Psychobilly. I used to be merch girl for the band ‘Creepin Cadavers’ (psychobilly), I met a lot of awesome people and musicians from merching and embraced the culture very easily. I love how music can bring people together. I also think the replaying of John Waters’ “Cry-Baby” on Saturday afternoons growing up had something to do with it too. ::wink::

When not posing in front of the camera, what do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare I co run a cake business on the side with Ina Infirmary (of CMRD) called ‘Corpse Cakes’. We both share a passion for baking/creepy confectionery along with crafting. We have a website www.corpsecakes.com and an upcoming Esty shop. Music is a big part of my life, i try to make it to live music shows as much as i can. I also enjoy pending time with the ones I love. I have an amazing group of friends and family in my life.

Who inspires you?
My late Aunt Bea is a huge inspiration in my life. She was a spunky, stylish and beautiful individual inside and out. I’m proud i get to wear her vintage jewelry! I also have amazingly talented friends and family who inspire me with their creativity, art and music. Women who work their tooshies off to get what they want in life inspires me too.

What do you look forward to in the future in being Mz Milltown 2010?
I look forward to car shows and celebrating the culture with the followers. You meet really awesome, and talented people at them. I’d really love to learn how to pinstripe, maybe I can meet someone that would be willing to teach me!?

Any words of advice for future Mz Milltowns?
Be yourself, have fun, smile, and don’t let criticism get the best of you.

What are some things that people don’t know about you?
I can paint cars, I’ve painted a ’55 Chevy Bel Air (yellow and white) and I love to sing out especially Johnny n June songs with my man.

Violette Mayfaire Mz Milltown 2010 Runner Up

What inspired you to enter the world of pinup?
I’ve always admired the art of pinup but never saw myself as a model. My mother is a model so I’ve been around it my whole life. Through the encouragement of my friends and family I’ve tried pinup and have felt a strong connection to the art form. I enjoy it more and more with each project, it’s like it was meant to be.

Who are your pinup heros past and present?
The biggest inspirations for my pinup are Cyd Charisse, Gil Elvgren, Jayne Mansfield, John Waters, Christian Dior, Grace Kelly, Annette Funicello, Lorrie Collins and Dolly Parton.

What photographers have you worked with and which would you like to work in the future and why?
The photographers I’ve had the most recent pleasure to work with are Hot Rod Chrissie, Alexander Thompson, Stephanie Adamo and Tal Gur. I’m always looking for new photographers to collaborate with. I would love to do a shoot with anyone who shares the same aesthetics as I do.

What advice would you give to aspiring pinup models?
Be genuine to yourself and follow your gut, it will always lead you down the right path.

When did you start immersing yourself into the rockabilly scene and what attracted you to it?
I don’t consider Rockabilly as culture, I think of it as a form of music. Since I was a little girl I grew up on the music of Sun Records. I enjoy vintage aesthetics and clothing. My mother is an antique collector and I’ve been collecting vintage hats since I was a young girl. For me pinup and rockabilly are the natural progression of combining all of my loves from my youth and the lifestyle I live now.

When not posing in front of the camera, what do you like to do in your spare time?
When I’m not in front of the camera I’ve started learning new musical instruments and generally making a lot of noise! I also enjoy concerts, antiquing, road trips, working on various art projects, sewing and being a BBQ coinsure.

Who inspires you?
My family has always been biggest inspiration. My mom’s sense of style and my fathers business savvy have always inspired my to achieve any goal I’ve set my mind to.

What do you look forward to in the future in being the runner-up of Milltown 2010?
As runner-up at Milltown this year I can’t wait to return next year. I had a wonderful time and met some amazing people. I really hope to bring more attention to the show by letting the rest of these city-folk know what a great experience Milltown is.

What are some things that people don’t know about you?
In preschool I was voted best dressed, which is funny because in preschool I couldn’t dress myself.

Deluxe Griffin Fan Favorite of Mz Milltown 2010

What inspired you to enter the world of pinup?
I have been interested in pinup my whole life.  I am a stylist and photographer, and often reference everything pinup to draw inspiration for my work and lifestyle.

Who are your pinup heros past and present?
Of course I love Bettie Page and Marilyn Monroe, but I also love Bunny Yeager as a model and photographer, and Maria Stinger.  Present inspiration comes from Micheline Pitt, Sabina Kelley, Bernie Dexter, and Dayna Delux.  Other past inspirations from Sophia Loren and any Bond girl!

What photographers have you worked with and which would you like to work in the future and why?
I have been lucky to work with Lesley Arak and Cindy Parker.  I enjoy women being in charge of what goes on in front of and behind the camera. I would like to work with any photographer in the future as long as it is a classy and professional setting.

What advice would you give to aspiring pinup models?
To aspiring pinup models, I would advise to not give up.  There are a lot of beauties out there and modeling can be very intimidating.  Just be yourself and never compromise your integrity.  You can do anything you set your mind to!

When did you start immersing yourself into the rockabilly scene and what attracted you to it?
I have been going to shows for many years now, and I enjoy all types of music.  I enjoy any scene that promotes positive energy with proactive people.  Any scene is what you put into it.  Little to no drama allowed.  Jealousy and being unkind unwelcome.  No haters!  Positive Mental Attitude!!!

When not posing in front of the camera, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I have my own salon/studio so I work quite a bit.  In my downtime I enjoy live music, car shows, getting tattooed, working out, and going anywhere I can dance!

Who inspires you?
I come from a very long line of powerful, independent women.  I would have to say my grandmother and my mother, for their courage and strengh. I am also inspired by any woman who makes her own decisions, and walks her own path.  Women with integrity and confidence, who are edgy, yet sensitive.

What do you look forward to in the future in being the fan favorite of Milltown 2010?
As fan favorite of Milltown 2010, I look forward to networking in the industry as a whole.  I enjoyed meeting a lot of excellent people at Milltown this year, and I hope to meet many more!  Perhaps some more photo shoots, who knows, maybe I will even do another calendar….the future is unwritten!

What are some things that people don’t know about you?
I am born and raised in Connecticut.  I have my own business, I do hair, make-up, on location bridal services, and styling as a whole. I am a National Honor Society member.  I am a hopeless romantic who enjoys the finer things in life.  I am a modern girl with a traditional background. I am also an excellent dancer!

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October 4, 2009

Finding The Right Dress

Matt and I are not your “typical” couple – we love hot rods, pin-up girls, swing music and tattoos…so a typical wedding dress just wouldn’t do.  I started my search by googling Vintage Wedding Dresses, ’50s Style Wedding Dresses, Old Hollywood Style Wedding Dresses, etc. and found some really fun dresses. Here are some fun sites to check out for everything other then “typical.” 

http://www.whirlingturban.com  – Remember, you don’t always have to go for a long traditional wedding dress. Whirlingturban also does custom work – and it’s beautiful! A good option for the wedding dress or even the bridesmaids dresses.

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Whirling Turban
 
http://www.stephaniejamescouture.com– Beautiful dresses, a little bit on the expensive side…but well worth it. The style is very vintage, reminiscent of Jackie O. They carry a variety of different style dresses, tea length, long and suit.  

Stephanie James

 
Don’t be afraid to go for something fun and funky. Patterns are always fun, especially if you are doing a simple wedding – like a beach, or a Vegas wedding.
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Jessica McClintock Polka Dot

Trashy Diva

Trashy Diva 
White isn’t always right  – throw in color! Who said every wedding dress had to be solid white, floor length, fluffy and sequined?! Check out these dresses for some fun alternatives.
Pinup Couture – find this dress at http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/  

Pinup Couture

 

The dress is one of the most meaningful details of a girl’s wedding – so have fun with it, don’t be afraid to show your own style…because not everyone loves white, fluffy and sequined! 

 

The Tattooed Bride….Custom Cake Toppers
 
I was on the hunt for a unique, personal cake topper to give our cake a little Rockabilly vibe without making the cake itself shaped like a hot rod or upright bass…and I came across these – thank you http://www.pinuplifestyle.com/

 
Hell In A Handbag (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5981697 or http://www.pinuplifestyle.com/profile/erin)
 
Erin from Hell In A Handbag is one the most unique and talented people I have come across, everything she makes is brilliant, but it was her custom cake toppers that I fell in love with.  Each vintage cake topper is hand painted to match your hair color, dress color, tattoos, and style….and they are done beautifully.  No better way to make your elegant cake rock a little, and after the wedding bells chime it makes for a fun keepsake to display in your home. 
 

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Flowers are always beautiful, but here are some fun ways to add some kick to your bouquet.
 
Feather Bouquets (http://www.featherflair.com/):
These are a fun, different alternative to a flower bouquet, and a very inexpensive, easy thing to create yourself.

Red-White Feathers 
 
Button Bouquets):
A funky way to rock your bouquet, and something you can hold onto for years to come…without having to hang it upside down to dry. 🙂

These bouquets are made out of vintage buttons, felt and ribbons…and are ADORABLE. Check her out.
Princess Lasertron
http://www.princesslasertron.com/
http://www.princesslasertron.etsy.com/

Button Bouquet
 
Vintage Fans: 
A beautiful, very inexpensive alternative to flowers. http://www.favorfavor.com/  

Silk Fan 
Parasols:
These would be perfect for an outdoor or beach wedding…who said you had to carry flowers anyway? http://paperlanternstore.com 

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Pamela’s Parasols is another awesome place to shop – she has a variety of styles to choose from – funky to elegant. A little bit more on the pricey side, but for the quality of the parasol…well worth it.  
photos & parasols by http://www.pamelasparasols.com/
 

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I am not a huge fan of the traditional long wedding veil, so I went on the search for other alternatives and found all of these beautiful options.
 
 
A headband is a fun, beautiful way to give your wedding a 30’s feel and is an easy option for brides with short hair. 
Find this headband at Topsy Turvy Design’s Etsy page – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5205648 

Topsy Turvy Design - Crochet Headband
 
Fascinators are another way to add a little old school glamour to your wedding do, or even your bridesmaid’s.  You can get find them in solid white, or in color. 
Find these fascinator at Topsy Turvy Design’s Etsy page – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5205648 

Topsy Turvy Design - The Candace

 
The Bridcage Veil – These are one of my personal favorite styles.  They reek of nostalgia & glamour, and are reminiscent of some of our favorite leading ladies. Find this Bridcage Veil at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6455352 

HeartNSole - Vintage birdcage half veilPhoto Creds – HeartNSole
 
Hair Flowers – This is an easy way too add a classic touch to your hair if you don’t want a veil at all, or anything too extravagant. It’s an easy option and will work with any hairstyle you choose.  Find these beautiful hand made flowers at http://www.myspace.com/unclefezter or http://pinuplifestyle.com/profile/UncleFezter

Uncle Fez - Magnolia

Uncle Fez - Orchid

Uncle Fez - Rose Photo creds – Uncle Fezter