PIN UP!!!!!!

PPin Up Fashion
 Pin up fashion is all about lined red lips, curvy hips, polka dots and cherries, leopard prints and zebra stripes, buxom busts, pencil skirts and peep-toe shoes. Glamorous, fabulously feminine and flattering to all figures, the pin up look is both a statement of individual style and an art requiring a dash of boldness to pull off.Classic pin up girls from the ‘30s ‘40s and ‘50s emerged during a time of greatest despair yet were filled with innocence, hope and straight-up sex appeal. Coming up on the heels of the Great Depression and gaining popularity through World War II, pin up fashions flattered the female figure like no other while combining the apparently opposite characteristics of girlish innocence and voluptuousness.

How to dress up like a real PIN UP girl!!
  1. Wear your hair curled. Pin curls are a very popular style - so are the blunt Betty Page bangs. A range of hair colours are suitable (blonde, fiery red, black & brunette), however it should be a solid colour, not highlighted. For a little extra fun finish your style with a cute hair flower or pin! If you really want to stick with straight hair, go for a shocking, strong color like deep, dark brown, dark black, or deep red. But generally, curly hair is essential.
  2. Set your base. Find a full coverage foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly. Next use a creamy concealer to disguise any blemishes or dark circles, and set your base with a dusting of translucent powder. It's important not to cake on any of these items as very obvious, heavy makeup is not part of the pin up look.
  3. Make up your eyes. Apply a vanilla or champagne coloured eyeshadow to the entire upper eyelid, then contour with a darker neutral colour, blend. Apply black liquid eyeliner, making sure you create flicks at the outer corner of your eye (this can take a lot of practise, have q-tips on hand for mistakes). Allow to dry & then apply at least 2 coats of a good lengthening & thickening mascara. It's a good idea to practise this look a lot before actually using it formally.
  4. Draw wardrobe inspiration from the 1940's & 1950's. Your aim is to create an alluring hourglass silhouette. Have a look in vintage stores & online for genuine vintage items from these eras or look for receations. Key items include: wiggle dresses, pencil skirts, cuban heeled stockings, round toed pumps, espadrilles, 3/4 sleeve cardigans, high waisted capri pants & high waisted shorts - to name a few. Try to create your own unique look.

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