Jasmine of Quirky and Curvy is a flame-haired vintage and retro lover, gamer, blogger and self-proclaimed geek with ‘goth tendencies’. Jasmine dropped by to chat vintage, body positivity, the ‘real woman’ trope, and the links between vintage and goth culture, and to share with us some beautiful, previously unpublished images by Russell Thomas.
Jasmin Rodriguez, editor-in-chief of Vintage Vandalizm wears her NYC roots and her family history on her stylish, vintage sleeves. The successful blogger, style icon and buyer for Pinup Girl Clothing dropped by to chat with Victory Lamour about vintage style, Puerto Rican pin-ups and her lifelong battle with keloid scars.
The image of the pin-up has tended to be a rather youthful one, either a teenage ‘pin-up girl’, or more often young women in their early to late 20s, but now women of all ages and body types are embracing pin-up style for their own reasons. Here are just 13 women pin-ups over forty, from international vintage sensations and trail-blazing cult heroines to regular gals and rockin’ home makers, to remind us that not all pin-ups are ‘girls’.
I’m thrilled to be the latest cover woman for the wonderful, independent vintage, retro and pin-up magazine Adore Pin Up. In the interview I chat about feminism in the vintage and retro scene, body positivity, age positivity, sustainability, nostalgia, my pull to vintage and more.
Elinor from The Nylon Swish is a British born blogger and vintage undergarment aficionado living in Sydney. After struggling with body confidence, Elinor began her blog in 2014. We spoke about Dita, body image, cross dressing, misinformation about corsets, and the pleasures of a perfect vintage foundation.
Meet Eszter Varadi, AKA Eden L’Amour, a Sydney-based vintage beauty with a 1940s flair and a striking portfolio of work. Hailing from Hungary, Eden is a regular model for many vintage and retro events. She spoke to Victory Lamour about her pull to the 40s and the physical illness that prompted her love for vintage and the rockabilly scene.