Posts Tagged ‘pin up’

Celebrity gossip, Gossip

Mila Kunis loves her new sex-symbol status

By emilyborrett on August 8th, 2011

The actress Mila Kunis is extremely happy about her new sex-symbol status and loves that so many men find her attractive.

For those that don’t know, you may (your boyfriend definitely will) remember her from her role in Black Swan, in which she had a steamy girl-on-girl scene with Natalie Portman. Mila says she’s thrilled but completely surprised that she’s now a public sex symbol.

Mila said on her new pin-up status, “It’s insane. Listen, I couldn’t be happier to get any of this, because I think it’s hysterical and it makes all my friends laugh. If somebody finds me attractive, God bless them, I think it’s fantastic.”

Mila’s certainly come a long way from voicing the dumpy teen Meg Griffin in Family Guy, that’s for sure.



Affordable Fashions, Designers, dresses, Gallery, vintage

ShinyStyle’s Best of Etsy.com: Dig For Victory

By emilyborrett on May 30th, 2011

If you’ve been reading ShinyStyle for a while now then you’ll know that we’re just as big fans of independent and one-of-a-kind fashion as we are of the great British high street. There’s nowhere better to discover new unknown talents than at Etsy, a site where people can advertise and sell their own handmade goods.

Today on Etsy.com I discovered Dig For Victory, a Brighton-based fashion label that specialises in making classic retro dresses in vintage fabrics. I couldn’t have discovered this label at a better time. It’s finally sexy to have a waist and curves again, and I think I’d like to celebrate my more generous assets with a timeless pin-up dress. Curvy girls, who’s with me?

Going all-out with  a 1950s outfit can feel daunting (the first time I bought a vintage prom dress I felt like I was wearing a costume), so leave that to die-hard lovers of all things retro if you’re feeling shy. But a sexy full-skirted prom dress or tea dress doesn’t have to look old-fashioned at all – instead of teaming one with all-vintage, why not try it with some edgy heels and a tailored blazer for a look at that’s playful and sexy?

As a self-proclaimed lover of all things vintage, Dig For Victory’s classic designs drew my eye immediately. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen garments like these so beautifully and artfully constructed – the dresses are reminiscent of Christian Dior’s classic 1950′s collections. The owner of Dig For Victory, Eleanor Callaghan, should be extremely proud of the gorgeous designs that she’s making. Check out the gallery for my favourite pieces from her Etsy store.



Beauty, vintage

Retro masters Lipstick & Curls show you how to be an old-school beauty

By Elaine LaPersonerie on July 16th, 2010

If you’re like me and love anything a bit old-fashioned or retro, you’ll be happy to learn about London-based company Lipstick & Curls, a team of hair and makeup geniuses that run workshops for women, teaching them how to recreate the looks and styles seen on such silver-screen heroines as Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and Jayne Mansfield. And who wouldn’t want to be a Marilyn or Jayne, even if just for the day? I want some of what they had.

Founders of Lipstick and Curls, Amanda and Natasha are vintage veterans that have been working as freelance make-up artists for film, fashion and television for years, but are now available to the general public. You’ll be able to see the girls, Amanda and Natasha at work at the upcoming “Vintage at Goodwood” festival, where they’ll be transforming festivalgoers into whatever they want – from a 1920s, Louise Brooks flapper girl to a 1950s rock and roll babe (remember that bit at the end of Grease when they sewed Olivia Newton John into those trousers? Yeah, like that). If you won’t be going to Vintage at Goodwood (I won’t, sob) then check the Lipstick & Curls website here, where you can book one-on-one sessions with them or for a girly party. Let’s revive old-school beach bunny glamour lounging at the seaside this year.




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