Showing posts from January, 2008

Bernie Dexter "Better than Cheesecake"

There's a great article at Papier Doll Magazine on the beautiful Bernie Dexter who has many of Bettie Page's features. Below is a portion of the article... you should read the whole article. It's a nice bio.

“It’s so funny, I’m actually quite shy and get nervous before going out!” responds the 5′2″ stranger. This wasn’t a scene from one of the many short films starring Bettie Page, a legendary 1950s model with similar physical features. The seductress is 29-year-old Bernie Dexter, contemporary pinup pioneer. Originated in the 19th century, pinups were first exhibited by French artist Jules Cheret illustrating posters of women with low-cut bodices. In 1942, lonely American soldiers fighting World War II “pinned up” photographs of shapely starlets, such as Betty Grable. By the 1970s, pinups were replaced with raunchier, pornographic shoots. Today, Bernie not only teases viewers into purchasing the fashion threads of yesteryears, but has made a male-dominated pastime accessibl…

Retro Glam Hair. Tips on How to Achieve It.

The idea is to emphasize the prettiness of the style, without looking too 'costumey.' Here's how to achieve at-home versions of Oscar night's retro looks.

Each hair style starts with the right preparation, which includes the correct shampoo and conditioner selected for your hair type. Volumizing products provide fine, limp hair some of the curl and texture you need for these styles. A smoothing shampoo and conditioner combo will tame curlier hair as needed. Next, get prepared with the right styling product that will help you sculpt your hair to where it needs to go. Not sure which one is right for you? For fine hair, look for a product that adds volume, like a mousse or spray gel. A cream or wax will work to calm hair down coarse or curly hair. The final touch? A hair accessory. Delicate, brilliant clips are a great evening hair trend, and help keep hair in place. For day, make the clip or other hair accessory less shiny. Other ideas include: Bobby Pins. Bobby Pins. And…

How to Create and Wear Vintage Pinup Girl Makeup

This is a wonderful video on how to do pinup girl makeup "correctly!"