VINTAGE VANDALIZM

The wonderful work of Lars Kommienezuspadt

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Where do I begin…I have taken many many pictures in my lifetime, none of which captured the emotion and sensuality I possess until I worked with Lars kommienezuspadt. I have waited so long to work with photographers who “understand me” and he is one of very few I feel fortunate to work with time and time again. His work is memorable, noticeable, and he has magazines and models all over the world begging to work with him. I feel very fortunate to have worked with him twice and every time he sends me another image I am amazed and blessed to have finally found someone who can capture a side of myself many people (including myself) don’t see. Though I am an advocate of confidence, I am aware I am not the most pretty girl in the world. But damn when I see his images of me, I find myself saying “I didn’t know I could look this beautiful”. His images are like mirrors for me when I am feeling down. They are like boosts of confidence! This is why his work is so great. He takes the time to get to know his models. There is nothing better than working with someone who understands you, makes you feel comfortable, and knows how to direct you so he captures you in your best light. Speaking of light, with minimal equipment, he is able to create stunning images which prove that you don’t need quantity to create quality images. All you need is talent, an imagination, an awesome personality, and an understanding of the female form. Looks like Lars has covered all bases. Check out the photos he has sent me so far by clicking below. Read More

AmberJoy’s Las Vegas Pinup Pageant!

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If you live in Las Vegas you do not want to miss the Pinup Pageant by Amberjoys Vintage Closet and The Las Vegas Burlesque Studio! It will be an event to remember featuring a Pinup Pageant, Live Music, DJ Lucky La Rue, Raffles, Celebrity Judges including Tom Ingram, Cha Cha Velour, Dusty Summers, Vintage Vandalizm (Me! haha), Cleen Rock One and much more!

Details:

October 1st 7:00pm-1:00am.

This event is open to the public to support local downtown businesses and to just have fun! This will be a great kick-off to Tom Ingram’s Rockabilly Rockout! And yes, oh yes… there will be prizes!

Pinup Pageant submission and rules: To submit you must email the following to info@amberjoys.com by September 24th (tomorrow! Oops!).

1. Name ( include pinup name )
2. Age
3. pinup photo
4. Location
5. Short bio and paragraph on why you should be chosen for the top 20

Rules
– There is a non-refundable $5 entry fee for each submission. Entry fee can be sent via Paypal to info@amberjoys.com
– From the email submissions 20 final contestants will be selected and contacted by email September 24th to take part in the event.
– 1940s-1960s vintage style attire, hair and makeup ONLY. Evening, cocktail or formal wear ONLY,
– No outfit changes
– Must be 18 years of age or older
– NO LINGERIE
– NO VULGARITY
– NO NUDITY
– NO DRAMA (cause DUH!)

Judging Criteria
– Personality
– Style & Presence
– Crowd Interaction ( your interaction )
– Q&A ( Top 10 only )

Surprise contests! Don’t ask cuz we’re not going to tell. Come prepared and looking your best!

For all general information, press and sponsorship opportunities contact: info@amberjoys.com

XOXO

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

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