What is a pin up girl?
The term pin up
refers to a photographic and illustration style which is printed and meant to be pinned up on a wall. This style originated at the beginning of the 20th century but became very popular during World War II as millions of young men spent weeks and months away from their sweethearts and longed for an escape. The pin up girl has became an indelible part of modern popular culture and endures to this day. In fact, thanks to the internet, the pin up girl is more popular than ever and only a few clicks away. The style is classic and nostalgic with a nod of appreciation to the fashion, makeup, hair and a cute campy attitude. We love it.
Take a look at our Contemporary Pin Up board on Pinterest
Popular Pinup Styles
Pinup art falls mostly into two categories, illustration and photography. The pinup drawings by Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas are legendary. Both would use real life models to pose for working photographs and then draw idealized illustrations for print. Countless photographers used the pinup style to put together pinup photograph calendars. The styles were/are ideal, gorgeous, innocent and flirty. Common themes in the past were, believe it or not, sexy housework, beach beauty, girl with her dog, girl on her bike, girl in her bedroom, and on and on. Just take a look at these lovely beauties.
Take a look at our Vintage Pin Up board on Pinterest
Pinup in the Digital Age
The pinup girl is alive and well in the internet age. The art of illustration is now almost without limit. The settings, the clothing, and the cultural references used to stage pinup art is much richer than in the past. Artists mix different styles such as comic book, fantasy, sci-fi, fetish and of course classic pinup. Pinup photographers do the same and achieve some spectacular results. And, you'll now see a lot of great tattoo art featured as well. It's a great time for pinup!
We're Kuhmillion Lingerie
We at Kuhmillion Lingerie
just love pin up! The pin up girl look is a retro style and attitude more than a set of poses and rules. If you're looking to dress like a pin up girl or have a photoshoot done, we can help you find the right outfit. Take a look around our lingerie boutique
and see the many boudoir and retro lingerie styles we sell. If there's anything we can help you with, please give us a shout. We love to help you look fabulous!