I wish I could have lived when pin-up girls were the epitome of sexy!
(I chose this one as the feature photo because she’s carrying a parasol. 😀 )
The term pin up refers to a photographic or illustration style which is printed and meant to be pinned up on a wall. This style originated at the beginning of the 20th century and became popular during World War II.
But have you ever wondered about the models behind the pin-up illustrations?
Here are some shots I found of the original photo shoots that inspired some iconic pin up girl posters:
You’ll notice that between the original model and the illustration itself, the artist took the liberty of drawing their legs slimmer and their features more delicate. Not much different from today’s photoshoots and Photoshop, eh? 😉
Of you know what that means, right? We could all be pin up girl models! Because we’re all beautiful in our own way.
Have a lovely Monday, dolls! 😀