VINTAGE VANDALIZM

Ravishing in red by DMR Photography.

2A few weeks ago I wore one of my favorite vintage skirts gifted to me by my friend Cigdem. I was so happy to find it in one of my clothing bins I had stashed in my storage and wasted no time to wear it. Finding it inspired me to do a traditional 1950s look. I had plans to hang out with my good friend Daniel that day and he happened to bring his camera so we decided to have some fun shooting some photos. I just didn’t know where to shoot lol. Suddenly it came to me that my skirt kind of reminded me of my friend Yocelin’s living room wall so I called her up and she was awesome enough to let me shoot at her house! I have the best friends ever and I am so pleased with how the photos came out. Daniel always does such an amazing job and all of our last-minute/surprise shoots always come out so great! Can you imagine these images in black and white?! They’d look straight out of a 1950s fashion magazine! This #OOTD post is on another level thanks to my friend Daniel of DMR Photography! Read More

50 Shades of Bettie Page..

IMG_2592bp009a1With all of the hype surrounding 50 Shades of Grey, I can’t think of a more perfect time to get in touch with your naughty side. Inspired by Bettie Page and other various pinups, I have been a lover of lingerie for quite sometime now. Bettie was/is the ultimate sex symbol and immortal as her image lives on. I was incredibly inspired by her growing up as many people were. She has a huge following of women all over the world who sport short bangs just as I do whilst also embracing their own sexuality. I remember working at Agent Provocateur where I got to channel my inner Bettie Page every day in a tight pink dress, fishnet stockings, high heels, short bangs, and my red lips. I sold lingerie and pleasure products every day and the more I learned, the more intrigued I became, the more my collection of lingerie increased. My first leather gloves were opera gloves from Agent Provocateur, it was also where I got my first bedazzled riding crop. Since then I have hopped from one lingerie store to another adding to my collection of lingerie and products that fulfill my inner fantasies that all started with Bettie Page.

Mark Mori, the director of the “Bettie Page Reveals all” documentary had me work for him when they had events to promote the film. This went on for a few years and It was a dream to wear my pieces and model as homage to the late great pinup. It is such a wonderful film and I was glad to contribute.  Her story and her life was inspiring to say the least, and to hear her speak was a dream! Amazingly, If you look at the film, you will see my name in the credits!

Recently, I came across a website called Lovehoney.com that had a line of Bettie Page pleasure products that were just too irresistible to pass up. I mean really? A BETTIE PAGE PLEASURE PRODUCT COLLECTION? Come on. You know I had to share this with all of you. Thrilled over the idea of adding some of these products to my collection felt like Christmas morning. Receiving my satin and leather restraints, blindfold, and spanking paddle made me want to thank Santa a.k,a the mail man haha. I had high expectations and this line still exceeded them. The packaging and presentation were amazing. Every box had a surprise. They all had Bettie Page key chains and tiny collectible photographs presented beautifully in a Bettie Page themed box. I have to say who ever designed these products understand luxury, history, and Bettie Page. The satin restraints were bound by a soft faux leather quilted fabric that is so soft and comfortable on the wrists and ankles, the blind fold is silk bound by the same leatherish material with Bettie Page’s name embroidered nicely on the tips, and the paddle is awesome and printed with Bettie’s image, soft as well, and just the right structural design for a little spanking haha. Now I’m curious about getting more products from the line as there are so many to choose from!

I am hooked and I have been naughty so I wonder what I will have Santa bring me next? Read More

PINUP GIRL CLOTHING TAKES NYFW!

10609463_10152249561170824_8501098440497996469_n You heard right! Pinup Girl Clothing is coming to New York for NYFW and we have some awesome events in store for you east coasters! This is your chance to meet the CEO of PUG, Laura Byrnes, and production manager and Jill of all trades Micheline Pitt! And as many of you may know, I am the Executive buyer for the website so I will also be in attendance as well visiting my hometown to share an awesome NYFW with YOU!

So if you want to have a fantastic time during NYFW, join Team PUG as we host several meet ups during NY Fashion Week from September 5th – 9th.

This is your chance to wear your favorite Pinup Girl Clothing items and spread the body positive word at the same time while meeting members of Team PUG and partaking in prizes and other goodies.

In addition to declaring “Couture for Every Body”, Team PUG members will be handing out gift cards and prizes to attendees at each event while supplies last.

More details will be available about meet up locations and times shortly! We can’t wait to meet you there :)

Here is the Itinerary!

Friday September 5th: 

f4741f6623b13f40bae80a29ffdccb04Dress in your best Pinup Girl evening attire, we want to see your most dazzling ensembles for:

“Couture for Every Body” Glamour Meet up at:
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
6: 00 pm – 7:30 pm followed by cocktails at The Mark Bar
25 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075

Saturday September 6th: 10620540_10152262033605824_3572001166437988617_n
Dazzle us in Pinup Girl again for another day and evening to remember. Put on your best Pinup Girl Clothing items as we meet again:

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, followed by food at Viand Cafe 2130 Broadway #1, New York, NY 10023.

Then we all head over to Brooklyn to go to:
SlapBack 490 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York
Join us from 6 – 9 pm for a POP UP YARDSALE! That is right, score the same deals that all of our California girls do, while supplies lasts. We will also have a styling guide with Laura Byrnes featuring her famed LB trousers and a Brow Demo by Micheline Pitt featuring Brett Brow products.

After Party at Cobra Club 6 Wyckoff Ave, New York, NY 11237 at 9 pm with a signature Pinup Girl cocktail, bands, and dj (Karaoke will start at midnight and there is no cover charge for anything)

Sunday September 7th: shopping
Casually Cute Pinup Girl Meet up, wear comfy shoes as we will be parading around on a vintage crawl with NYC local Elizabeth Taylor,

2:00 pm Pippin Vintage Jewelry – 112 w. 17th st btwn 6 and 7ave

3:30 pm Family Jewels 130 w. 23rd st

4:30 pm Chelsea Flea on 25th btwn 6th and Broadway

Then head to The High Line in Chelsea to catch the sunset at the High Line in Chelsea.

Follow us on Instagram at @pinupgirlclothing and on Twitter @teampinup and our hashtag #coutureforeverybody to keep up with us on the day of the event.

What are you waiting for? Join in on the fun by clicking here—->

https://www.facebook.com/events/1401351743423056/

Team PUG


XOXO

My 1st Retro Style & Beauty class at Amberjoy’s Vintage Closet!

IMG_4473 Last month I was given the opportunity to teach my very own class on Retro Style & Beauty thanks to Amber at Amberjoy’s Vintage Closet here in Las Vegas. I was nervous when I was given the opportunity as I have never taught a class before and wasn’t sure if I was even really ready to teach as I am learning new techniques every day but I coughed up the courage and decided to do it anyway.

It was finally the day and I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I was blessed to have incredible sponsors who sent gifts for my students like Beach Bash Beachwear, Tatyana clothing, Sparkle Lux, Posh Adornments, Shop Glamarous, Crave Yard, Nic Coco Creations, Kenley Collins, and more. These students walked away with some SERIOUS goody bags because I wanted them to leave with a kit to get them started on their own retro journeys. Worried that no one would show, 11 lovely ladies showed up out of a 13 slot class and I was overjoyed at the thought that these girls wanted to learn something from me but to my surprise I learned something from them..I taught hair, makeup, and style. I initially only wanted to talk about style but I get messages all the time about my makeup and hair so I wanted to talk about that as well. My lovely models were my friends Nubia and Jade who were so sweet and supportive by allowing me to do their hair and makeup. It was also awesome to see my friend Yocelin who also came to my class to support. Lets not forget that I probably wouldn’t have any photos if it wasn’t for my friend Daniel of DMR photography who is one of the best photographers in Las Vegas! I have the best friends in the world!

Anyway, going back to what my students taught me…I realized that teaching beauty is not my forte even though I do it well. It wasn’t as empowering as me teaching them self-love. I can teach women how to be beautiful all day but it matters more to me to teach them how to learn to embrace the beauty they ALREADY HAVE. Not that I wouldn’t teach another class on Retro Beauty, I totally would. However, I get more satisfaction from teaching self-love and style. This is my expertise. It hit me when one of my students told me she once had an eating disorder. I wanted to completely change the curriculum I spent 4-6 hours on. I want to teach women how to embrace the beauty they were born with, not how to be beautiful when they already are, you know?

Though I was nervous from start to finish, the class was a success and I was happy that I conquered my fears and that my students learned a lot from me. They were so happy to leave with goody bags jam-packed with the essentials they need to start their journey and many were stoked to receive prizes from Sparkle Lux and Nic Coco Creations. The icing on the cake is when Amber told everyone that her entire store was 30% off which meant my students could start shopping for their own retro looks immediately! It was awesome to see how excited they were and It brought me great joy to hear that I got great reviews so I will definitely be teaching another class soon. See the photos of my class at Amberjoy’s vintage closet by clicking below. Read More

Black Mamba.

photo copy 8This outfit never made it into my instagram because it was during a time I took a detox from social media. I realize that I need to do this every now and then to regain my sanity and faith in humanity. There is so much terrible shit going on in the world that It’s hard to keep up and to be honest, it really depresses me. Doing a social media detox is not me ignoring world issues, it’s me helping myself deal. I’m really sensitive to negativity sometimes and it affects everything, even my personal style.You can usually tell my mood based on how I dress. It’s usually the inspiration behind the outfit and lately, I have just been in a weird dark place. I visit that dark place often so this is not my first rodeo, I usually come out of it like a champion. Anyway, just because you are feeling like shit doesn’t mean you have to look like shit. I’m always dressed best when I feel down. It’s a little piece of therapy for me. It lifts me up. On this day I went street-lux in an H&M two piece top and skirt set made of this cool thick mesh material. I fell in love with the quality and structure of these pieces that I couldn’t resist buying it and waiting for Fall. I accessorized the 2 piece with some killer jewelry, black sunglasses, my Nike sneaker wedges, and my Christian Louboutin studded purse. My outfit was black and my accessories were mainly silver, even my nails were metallic. What better way to top it off than to wear Limecrime’s black velvet lipstick? For just shooting my outfit these photos came out pretty dope thanks to my friends Jade & Santiago. Check em out inside! Read More

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