She Wore Black Satin

It’s time for Part 2 of my boudoir session with Melissa Mullins Portraits (see Part 1 here). I changed out of my champagne Dollhouse Bettie set and into one of my favorite things in the world: black satin. The bra is the Jena from Agent Provocateur* […]

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Makeup Must-Haves

I was inspired by Miss Victory Violet’s My Current MOTD post to make my own. These are all the products I use to create a full pinup face, especially for a photoshoot or event. They include a mix of drugstore and higher end products. I’m […]

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Champagne & Pearls

What’s better in life than champagne? How about champagne satin lingerie? This is one of my favorite lingerie sets in my collection, for several reasons. First, it was a gift from my mother when we visited New Orleans together several years ago. We found the […]

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On Playboy

I apologize for being so woefully negligent of the blog the past couple of weeks. They’ve been a whirlwind of work stress, along with family and friends in town, and in my down time I’ve been exhausted, feeling strangely disconnected from my usually creative brain. […]

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Showgirl Dreams

This photoshoot with La Photographie was all about fulfilling my showgirl dreams! I paired my two favorite pieces from The Pink Collar Life together, Hedy’s Halo Crown and Mae’s Mink, for the ultimate showgirl look. I also wore my lavender silk high waist briefs from […]

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Vintage Shopping Tips

-Pick a budget, and stick to it as best you can. I understand the desire to splurge if you come across something truly extraordinary, but most times it’s really worth it to stick to your budget. My personal rule is to keep my vintage purchases […]

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Bubble Bath

One of the most iconic images of the mid-century pinup is the girl in the bubble bath. If you’re a pinup art fan, then you know the name Gil Elvgren quite well. He was one of the best. Elvgren’s art is the perfect combination of sweet […]

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Pinup Imposter Syndrome

What makes you a pinup? Is it getting your photos published? Is it being paid for your photos? Is it dressing in vintage style every day? Is it how many vintage clothes you own? How do you officially become a member of the pinup community? […]

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The Lady is a Vamp Part 2

August is flying by, and I just realized I haven’t posted anything since the end of July! I’ve been busy with friends in town, a mini vacation over the weekend, and lots of lovely things coming in the mail. Be sure to follow my Instagram, […]

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I Believe in Red Lipstick

Yesterday was National Lipstick Day, and what a perfect time to do my red lipstick post! I wish I’d gotten a picture of my full outfit, but at least I got a couple photos of my accessories and outfit details. I wore my lipstick print […]

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