Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Perfect pin-up

Glamourous, retro and highly stylised, the pin-up look may not be for everyone but when properly pulled off, I have to say I love it's sassy, stylish ways.

The look is characterised by nipped in waists, vampish silhouettes, high heels and ladylike accessories. Add a slash of red lippy, a dash of eyeliner and big hair and you're ready to go.

Modern style icons: Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith, Jessica Rabbit

Style inspiration: Pin ups of the 40s and 50s

Where to find the look: PPQ, Rare Fashion, Alice McCall (diffusion line coming to a Topshop near you from May 5), Fever

Pick up some pieces and accessories
: H&M, River Island, Coast

In the image (click to enlarge):
black and white bow dress, PPQ at Oli
Neon yellow fascinator, River Island
Red wedge sandals, Kurt Geiger
Yellow envelope clutch and black peeptoe shoes with bow, Topshop
Bow clutch, Foirelli at Oli
Navy blue cardigan and blue print halter, both Fever
Lace bodice dress with pink corsage and gingham dress with red belt, both Rare
Pin up images courtesy Celebrity Smack and Bedazzled

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I like pretty dresses, high heels, the colour red and good writing.