In a nutshell – pin up style is iconic. It’s time to introduce you to three wonderful ladies which are very important part of that history
In a nutshell – pin up style is iconic and it has its numerous recognizable features. Unique retro dresses, specially designed swimwear, certain hairstyles and makeup rules – that’s all part of well-defined pin up world. As we have already discussed about the history of pin up girls, it is time to introduce you to three wonderful ladies which are very important part of that history. Their lives and careers are a big contribution to the overall pin up style.
1. The Unsurpassed Marilyn Monroe
This movie sweetie is not only important for the film culture – she was also a fashion icon responsible for various pop trends. As a woman with sumptuous body, she looked wonderful in classic 50’s dresses. She was a personification of style. Regardless of her movie parts, she was always elegant, sweet and peachy. Let’s put aside her controversies, affairs and other gossip. Her fashion influence is more important and permanent than everything else. Some of the dresses from our collection are pretty much Marilyn-inspired.
Marilyn’s contribution to the pin up style: Short stylized curly blonde hair combined with fiery red lipstick and dark makeup on eyes. Swaying knee-length dresses with prominent décolleté, simple and elegant. For more enjoyment of her style, we warmly recommend her movie hits “Gentlemen Prefer Blonde” and “Some Like It Hot”.
2. The Fantastic Rita Hayworth
This famous film lady was also a wonderful pin up model. Her looks and personality were so prominent that famous writer Stephen King took her as inspiration for his short story called “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”. This story is the base of the movie “Shawshank Redemption” which is currently the best movie of all times, according to the votes of IMDB members. What made this woman so popular? First of all, her elegance. Her grace and her courage for changes – she has changed her hair color eight times because her roles required that.
Rita’s contribution to the pin up style: Long elegant dresses with long slits aside. Red hair combined with soft makeup on lips. Restrained elegance and effeminate posture.
3. The Notorious Bettie Page
The “Queen of Pinups”, as she was often called, was one of the most prominent fashion models of 50’s. Provocative and innocent looking at the same time, she was a winning combination. Her photos were published in Playboy and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner says that Bettie was an extraordinary figure with a big influence in various areas. Unfortunately, the later part of Bettie’s life was filled with psychological problems, depression, violent mood swings etc. She has spent some time in a mental hospital. For more information about her stormy life, enjoy the movie called “The Notorious Bettie Page”.
Bettie’s contribution to the pin up style: Black hair with unusually lifted fringe, combined with fiery red lipstick. Provocative and peachy combinations.
We are thankful to these lovely ladies for everything they have popularized. Inspired by these vintage pin up icons, we are proud to present you our collection of retro clothing for women. Enjoy following the trace of these great pin up dolls.