Island Girl Pin-Ups’ Art Show at Cafe Marc Aurel, Dec 19th (Saturday), 7pm
I adore vintage, especially if it’s circa 1920s through the 1950s. I especially love the pin-up girls from these eras. They are the epitome of glamour, with their smiling bright red lipstick, full bodies and impossible poses. Sure, vintage pin-ups are becoming more and more popular within celebrity circles, but Christina Aguilar and Jenna Jameson? Is this what real women look like? I think not. Marilyn Monroe fit up to a size 10, dammit. What I love about Island Girl Pin-Ups is that they embrace and celebrate the female form, with all its curves and contours. Island Girl Pin-Ups creates a space that is both comfortable and body-positive. Island Girl Pin-Ups aren’t about covering women up, or making them out to be something they’re not. They’re about uncovering and unleashing the inner siren, letting women’s true ferocious beauty shine through.
Katherine Day (divine diva in charge of hair and make-up) and Sasha Prince (femme fatale with photography skills) have been glamming up and photographing real (beautiful) women for years. And now, they’re celebrating (and showing off) with an art show at Café Marc Aurel. Relive Hollywood’s Golden Age as you’re surrounded by vivacious women, fine wine and good music. Marc Aurel’s dark corners will hearken you back to smoky, private jazz rooms where the bartender knew what you were drinking. The girls will also be doing a live photo-shoot during the art show. This way you can see all the behind the scenes glamour-antics for yourself. However, these are some classy women—I doubt there’s going to be any wardrobe malfunctions.
Can’t wait to until then to gaze upon the visages of gorgeous girls? Check out Island Girl Pin-Ups website and blog. What if you want to experience a pin-up shoot? Live vicariously through Jessica Armstrong’s 2008 article, Pin-Up Girl, where she spent the afternoon sultry and seductive, right in time for Valentine’s Day.