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Modern Caribbean Pin Up Looks

Fashion and style trends are a recurring process. The retro pin-up girl look is making its comeback from the 40's to today! Having been popularized by Burlesque models in the early 40’ to 80’s. Those pin-up models pictures were mass produced and attracted a wider audience with the need to spread its appeal as pop culture. These informal posters were found anywhere from walls, poles, posts, and even those cigarette packs from Lucky Strike.

Pin Up Fashion is synonymous to and a combination of Burlesque, Rockabilly and Old Hollywood Glamour in terms of clothes, hair, makeup, shoes and accessories. It's all about being classy yet elegant, flirty without going overboard. It's more on minimalism and simplicity with just a little skin exposure. With a little cleavage men are teased. This style celebrates women, from their curves to their flawless faces. Don't worry if you think you aren't skinny enough to pull off the perfect pin up girl look. The pin-up  culture embraces your natural hips and curves. 

Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani have been spotted on red carpets events, cameos and recordings in Pin-up make-up and fashion. Some of their music videos have a touch of pin-up styles through the hair, dance styles and costumes. Christina Aguilera starred in the 2010 film Burlesque with Cher. Katy Perry music and music videos are all inspired by pin-up fashion. Dita Von Teese also carries her classic style on and off the stage.

I wanted to showcase this beauty / fashion genre with a Caribbean twist. I was able to call on a few of my ladies, to make this project visual and also to emphasize that your creativity are endless when it comes to Fashion Statements and trends. The overall perception is that pin up style was for a certain body type, however the plus size evolution has shown us how far the truth is from that myth.

Very dominant in pin up were animal prints, reds and florals, popped with red lips! This is why I did a cohesive look of animal print and red throughout the various ensembles.

 

 

Makeup: Glamaty Caribbean / Michelle's Glamour Salon

Outfit: www.torrid.com

Hair Accessory: Maleona's

Shoes: T's Closet St.Maarten (Nine West Nude)

Stylist: Kerai Kreative Style

Model: Kenty Lichtenberg

Makeup: Glamaty Caribbean / Michelle's Glamour Salon

Outfit / Clutch: T's Closet St.Maarten

Hair Accessory: Maleona's

Stylist: Kerai Kreative Style

Model: Valisca Joseph

 

 

Makeup: Glamaty Caribbean / Michelle's Glamour Salon

Outfit / shoes: T's Closet St.Maarten

Stylist: Kerai Kreative Style

Model: Anoushka Lopes

The idea of these three looks was to incorporate elements that would take you from day to night or from a casual to a party flare ensuring that you have an accessory that will compliment and tie in the full look together. Most would relate pin up with the ample show of skin or an over the top sexual appeal, I wanted to create the opposite contrast and show that it can be done differently, once you have an overall concept of your outfit.

 

Makeup: Glamaty Caribbean / Michelle's Glamour Salon

Outfit / Shoes / Accessories: T's Closet St.Maarten

Hair Accessory: Maleona's

Shoes: T's Closet St.Maarten (Nine West Nude)

Stylist: Kerai Kreative Style

Model: Kenty Lichtenberg / Valisca Joseph / Anoushka Lopez