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Oneq Nao’s Pin Up Girls

Burlesque Pin up girl

I’ve decided to present a different style of Pin Up today.

There’s something eye-catching about the marriage of 40s and 50s sensuality with  an Art Nouveau feel and a modern twist.

Oneq Nao is a very interesting Japanese artist, and I can’t wait to see more.

Exercise Pin-Up Girl

Time for some more inspiration, Pin-Up Girl style.


Cycling Pin-Up Girls

As you may know, I’m on a fitness high, so here’s a little inspiration, Pin-Up Girl style.

Make Do with Victory Rolls

The time is slowly upon me!

My hair is growing out nicely and it seems soon I will be able to make one of my dreams come true.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Soon the time will come for…

Victory Rolls!

The terms originated  with a fighter-plane maneuver of the same  name that was used during World War II.

Women adopted this name for the popular  hairstyle when they were seeking a way to honor victorious soldiers.

Apparently during World War II, many women achieved this look by using pipe cleaners, since  the metal needed to manufacture bobby pins had to go to the war effort.

Love the 40s Make do approach!

We could learn a thing or two from them!

I am lead to believe that I shall receive hot rollers for my Name’s Day, therefore I am starting to practise.

Can I pull it off?

Well, the odds are against me.

I have totally straight hair, that doesn’t curl very well and flops quite quickly.

I’m not manually gifted and not very good with detailed stuff.

I’m not known for my patience.

The hair teasing freaks me out.

But, by george, I shall try 😉


DIY Pin-Up Part 2

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good.  Luckily, this is not difficult.  ~Charlotte Whitton

Weird Inventions of the 30s and 40s

Unbelievable invenntions from the 30s and 40s.

Can’t believe these never caught on…

Bike Tyre Used As Swimming Aid (Germany, 1925)

One Wheel Motocycle 1931

Amphibious Bike ‘Cyclomer’ (Paris, 1932)

All Terrain Car (England, 1936)

Radio Pram (USA, 1921)

Radio hat (USA, 1931)

Extensible Caravan (France, 1934)

Glasses For Reading In Bed (England, 1936)

Electrically Heated Jacket (USA, 1932)

Car  With Shovel For Pedestrians (Paris, 1924)

Folding Emergency Bridge (Netherlands, 1926)

Faxed Newspaper (1938)

Face Protection From Snowstorms (Canada, 1939)

Gas  War Resistant Pram (England, Hextable, 1938)

Images: Bored Panda 

Vintage Funny 3

For a rainy day…

1940’s Good Time Girls

The 1940’s- a time when even the prostitutes looked glamorous and feminine…

 I love the slogan- You can’t beat the Axis if you get VD 🙂

Themed Vintage Ads- if you dare…

More vintage ads

These are for you Max!

Happy V-Day to my Mo from your faux wife!






Not now, but I had one sleeping on  my couch for 2,5 years 😉








Images: I Love Philosophy

Marilyn Monroe in Playboy

The finest clothing made is a person’s skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.  ~Mark Twain

Marilyn Monroe photoshoot from 1949 that would a few years later be shown in Playboy

and here is a little comparison with a more recent photoshoot

I know which one I prefer.. one screams beauty, the other screams imitation.

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