Thursday, July 18, 2013

Playing with Pin-up

In an attempt to jolt myself into actually caring about my appearance this summer (and not lying around my messy bedroom in my underwear) I had a go at the pin-up style. This isn't something I've ever really entertained before and even though I found the whole rockabilly scene to be totally awesome, it's just not something I personally got into. 

Still, worth a go, since I have plenty of 1950's inspired clothing lying around my room right now anyways:





Equally fun was tinkering around with my tripod and trying to capture the essence of a Minnesota summer in the 50's. I did actually look at some of my grandmother's photos from the time to get a sense of things. So I did some playing around with filters and such to get an "aged" effect - which clearly varies depending on what I used.

I had fun curling my bangs and such too, even though they're still pretty short and YES! My hair is currently vampire red again. I love it - I really ought to stick with it.

Hope you're all having a good summer/winter thus far. 

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7 comments:

  1. I think you look cute :) It suits you. I was into the rockabilly scen ages ago but dropped out when it got too elitistic and I wasn't apparently elitistic enough :P I hope it is far more better were you are.

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    1. Well there isn't really a scene here at all where I live, so I might be the only one rocking the look. But if I inspire a few people on campus to channel Marilyn Monroe or something, I'll be a happy camper!

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  3. Oh wow, that actually really suits you. But then again, if you're not going anywhere, what's wrong with lounging around in your underwear? XD

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    1. For me, I feel more motivated to do things when I get dressed. And I haven't had much energy lately so....

      This dress up excursion really helped!

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  4. That look looks really nice on you :3 I've been thinking about doing something more pin-up/rockabilly inspired myself ^^

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