• Classic cars
    lifestyle,  Pinup

    Back to the 50s 2024

    Happy 4th of July. I’m finally getting around to posting some things from last month. After debating for a while I did decide to go to the Back to the 50s car show on June 22nd. The weather was gloomy but mild that day. I got to the Fairgrounds a little after noon, which was still in time to see most of the pinup contest. It was interesting to see the kinds of outfits the contestants chose and how the pageant worked. In the first round the contestants were introduced and the emcee said a few things about them. (I’m assuming they were asked to answer these questions after their…

  • Lipsticks and nail polish on a table
    lifestyle,  Pinup,  Style

    Continuing my pinup journey

    It’s June. One of my favorite months. Not only is it my birthday month, but there are a lot of fun events in my area. One that always gets my interest is the annual MSRA Back to The Fifties weekend. It’s a three day get together of street rod and classic car enthusiasts that takes place at the State Fairgrounds. I always enjoy seeing all the classic cars driving around town that weekend. I’ve never actually gone to any of the events though. I’m thinking that might change this year. (Although the weather forecast is giving me pause. It won’t be too hot but I’m not thrilled about the possibility of…

  • Red polka dot accessories on a dresser
    lifestyle,  Pinup,  Style

    My Pinup Style Journey

    I have been interested in life in the 50s and 60s and vintage fashion for a long time. (I can’t remember when my interest first started but I remember reading vintage beauty books as a teen and young adult and having an interest in antiques and midcentury dishes and furnishings at that same time. I’ve also had a long time admiration for the style of Bettie Page and Dita Von Teese. I didn’t start dressing in the pinup style until 2019. (I did wear some vintage elements before that though. Things like high waisted trousers and pencil skirts and I’ve long loved red lipstick and nail polish.) Here are several pictures…