“The Power of Pin-Up”

May 8, 2019

Whether its twirling in a swing skirt, cinching my waist in a steel boned corset, going over my countless shades of red lipstick to wear for the day or even scaring my family every time I come downstairs in a face mask with rollers in my hair. I must be honest when I say I know my fair share about all the effort put into being a Pin-up. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

I wasn’t always the raven haired, red lipped Snow White look a like that people seem to often identify me as now. in fact, I didn’t grow up loving red lipstick and all the other amazing things I have now come to love as a pin up girl. I didn’t even start wearing makeup until I was 17. It wasn’t until I came across my now style inspiration and idol Dita Von Teese that I realized this was always a part of me, I just hadn’t let myself be free enough to explore who I was until I discovered Dita and so many other amazing vintage queens. After that, not only did my style change dramatically, but I found a new strength and confidence in myself.


Dressing up vintage is so much more then just wearing a red dress and putting some pin curls in your hair. For me it’s a way of expressing myself without having to say a word. As someone who suffers from severe social anxieties, I don’t usually like to draw attention to myself. However, when I started dressing in vintage, I couldn’t help but notice the stares and even sometimes rude comments I would get from others. It made me very self conscious at first, but this was a way for me to battle my social anxiety and not let it get in the way of expression who I am. I still have a long way to go in the anxiety department, but being a pinup has certainly help me come out of my shell!


One of my favorite things about being a pin up is the amazing community of other local pin ups who are so empowering and supportive.

 

Crystal King is the owner of a wonderful shop in Moncton called Vixens Boutique. “Specializing in Sweet & Sassy Styles Retro, Rockabilly & Pinup Clothing.” Which I get some of my favorite vintage items (one of them being my Tuk red polka dot shoes that I will proudly sport at any given chance.)

 

Crystal was one of the first lovely vintage ladies I ever came across since becoming a pin up, and she was the one who convinced me to try out for the Miss Speedsport Pin Up contest. Where I discovered my love for being on stage!

Thanks to her support I was able to really step out of my comfort zone and so many opportunities have come to me since then! I’ve become a model, I love to perform on stage, and I am no longer afraid of going out and being myself because like my idol Dita Von Teese says “Only mediocrity is safe from ridicule, dare to be different!”

 

Being a pin up has given me a chance to show a part of myself that I wasn’t always brave enough to show. Taking the time to doll myself up is like putting on armour for me. Glamour is my weapon; with it I feel like I can take on the world!

 

 

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