“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Paulo Coelho

Mar 24, 2012

The Coquettish Collection 2012

Cherry - in collection

A pin-up girl, also known as a pin-up model, is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display, e.g. meant to be "pinned-up" on a wall. Pin-up girls may be glamour models, fashion models, or actresses.

Aubrey - in collection

The term pin-up may also refer to drawings, paintings, and other illustrations done in emulation of these photos . The term was first attested to in English in 1941; however, the practice is documented back at least to the 1890s.

The pin-up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-litographs, and so on. Such photos often appear on calendars, which are meant to be pinned up anyway. Later,posters of pin-up girls were mass-produced and became an instant hit.

Dolly - in collection

One of the most popular early pin-up girls was Betty Grable, whose poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II. Other pin-ups were artwork, often depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like. An early example of the latter type was the Gibson girl, drawn by Charles Dana Gibson.
“Because the New Woman was symbolic of her new ideas about her sex, it was inevitable that she would also come to symbolize new ideas about sexuality.”
The 1932 Esquire ‘men’s’ magazine featured many drawings like the Gibson Girl and “girlie” cartoons but most was most famous for their Varga girls. Varga girls were the next pin-up girls. Prior to WWII they were praised for their beauty and less focus was on their sexuality.The Varga girls became so popular that from 1942-1946, due to a high volume of military demand, “9 million copies of the magazine-without adverts and free of charge was sent to American troops stationed overseas and in domestic bases.” Nevertheless, not one picture could be as significant or memorable as the Varga Girls nose art of the WWII bombers; not seen as prostitutes but patriots for good luck.

Thank you for the Crew:
Cherry - Badics Petra
Aubrey - Keseru Ildiko
Dolly - Bence Bernadette
Photographer - Bartus Levente (B-art)
Hair and make-up - Emoke Csernaczki
...and for the info: Wikipedia