Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Elvis and Pricilla Presley

Elvis and his leading lady, Pricilla are arguably the most glamourous couple of all time. They shocked the world with their short lived marriage and rumors swirled about lonely nights, big tempers and infidelity on both parts. We may never know what truly went on behind those closed doors at Graceland...but what we did see seemed picture perfect.

 Pricilla seeing Elvis off to Germany

                                                                                                                            Friends Wedding in Vegas
                             New Years Eve 1970

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

So darn sexy....

What was it that made the classic Pinups so darn sexy? 

It amazes me that after 50+ years classic pinup paintings remain the ultimate in beauty to men and WOMAN across the world. So I ask myself, what is it that makes them stand the test of time?


Purpose-  Pinups were not just a pretty face, they were doing something other than laying in bed waiting on a man. Whether it be shooting a gun, gardening, housework or checking the mail, she had a purpose other than sex. They were not objects, they were sexy being themselves doing day to day things and looking good doing it.


Smiles- Often caught looking clumsy making a mess, she still always seemed happy to see you, regardless of the situation. There was none of the over-sexed animal waiting to pounce look you see today, she was just a happy gal! 

Clothes- Sure, sex sells but who wants to be sold much less while naked... NOT ME! Pinups not only had on killer outfits, but them showing a little skin meant an upper thigh or bathing suit, not a full on frontal shot. EFFORTLESS
Innocent- This to me is what sets classic pinups apart from the woman portrayed today. Pinups were innocent, nothing was contrived or manipulative, it was all innocent and cute. (cheesecake) She was sweet, pretty, and meant no harm to anybody - including other woman. She was no bitch!

Now that is SEXY....Call me crazy....

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Pinup Necessities

Pinup Fashion can be a little pricey...but there are ways to get that look without breaking the bank!
This retro style is in the is all in picking the right pattern, color palate and style of everyday pieces that you can get at local stores and this can get you looking like a pinup in no time! 

The Necessities:
High Waisted Black Pants

 Wrist Gloves

A simple scarf or bandana

Red Lipstick

 Cateye Glasses

Bettie Bangs
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pinups of Today

Pinups you should know... 
If you know pinups, then you probably know Bettie Page, Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and  Rita Hayworth to name a few, but those woman paved the way for these pinups of today! 

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Kitsch Velvet Paintings

We have recently been on a velvet painting kick! They are so tacky, over the top and off the wall. 

Painted on black velvet pulled around frame for canvas, the paintings range in sizes and tacky subjects....Elvis, Jesus, nude women, circus clowns, and unicorns too name a few. The list goes on and on.... many paintings came from Mexico during the 70s, but they were also mass produced in the United States. 

These paintings are great to collect, the stranger the better. 

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