Here are the pin-up era again! Thousands of women want this style because of its innocent but very tempting looking dementing all mens with it. So, even if not every girl could become cover-girl, but as a pin-up girl anyone can feel really feminine and flirty. Maybe that’s why the pin-up wave is able to survive so many eras. The 1890s onward favored by many celebrities, like it, love it and representing this flirty style still in our times.
Did this in 1910s 20’s by the Swedish-born Greta Garbo, in the 30’s by the German Marlene Dietrich, the US Mae West, Ginger Rogers and Marilyn Monroe of course.
Feminine pin-up was printed in the history of fashion as a symbol of sexuality as well as in the fantasies of men.
… and the wave did not stopped here. Not at all! In 40s Ava Lavinia Gardner and Ingrid Bergman, in the 50s Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren.
Then the Twiggy of 60s and the Raquel Welch of 70s wore the style of ” I am a woman” – symbol.
Then in the 80s as if the fever had subsided a little bit. But for Samatha Fox has been succeeded to throw over the “baton” for Carmen Electra and Pamela Denise Anderson of 90s and for the chameleon of all times: Madonna Louise Cioccone.
Their common feature is the confident engagement of femininity… and California.
It is difficult to miss the madness of these feelings … I years ago I’ve got a letter from Jenny Eloise Rieu a French singer (actress, model) management … she ask my beade pale pink gloves … This one.
At first I looked like Balaam’s ass back ( in every sence of meaning)… why me … how I fit in this picture? So in the first letter I sent, I wasn’t very friendly.
… You – the soul who is hang around in the world – know exactly that this gloves are being made because I not cherish a good relationship with certain shades of pink … But I wanted to love it! So many peoples loves this ittle childish soft color… and I am sure that those people are nice souls …
… and then no one can do nothing of my childhood’s story then instead of gave me the witch-gown, everybody costumed me in ridiculous Sleeping Beauty’s rag. I was very angry for this color… Now, when I write this, it is ridiculous how can I be angry for a color? 🙂
Anyway… I started my color-therapy with this pale pink because this shade is closest to me. So I am getting into the game. Jenny looked to be a very cool girl … This was a little bit your world too, dear Coco. You know it well and I want to understand it somehow. You was also cabare-singer, wasn’t it? With your sister while she stepped off with a guy and left you alone … like mine.
Well, Jenny live in such Hollywoodian world.
I dug myself into the world of colored pens parade increasingly understand the “message”: French women, little bit kitschy America. Sometimes I pulled up my eyebrows … but now I say: PIN UP, GIRLS! 🙂
P.S.: After all, I sent the gloves for Jenny E. R. You can’t belive, but she sent me a photo in wich she wore exaclty same dress like me in that Sleeping Beauty photo with same hairdress and with same smile …!
I was 5 and that was my second – but first colored – picture (I’ll will show you once if you want.) I smiling because my father (R.I.P.) said me: if we go home, I can take off the pink cover of my crown made by stainless steel created by him …
(to be continued 🙂