Thursday, December 7, 2006
Style File: Pin-up Girls
Forget posing with Santa this holiday. This year, how about adding some sass to your snapshots. In tonight's Style File, 7's Belkys Nerey shows us a way to bring out the pin-up girl in all of us.
WSVN -- Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Doris Day: just some of the famous pin-up babes from back in the day. But these days you don't have to be a screen siren to make a photograph sizzle!
Michelle Parparian: "Every girl has a pin-up inside of them, and we're here to bring it out."
Michelle Parparian and Janette Valentine are any girl's dream team. Here at the House of Vintage in Delray Beach, they'll help you look the part of a pin-up babe.
Janette Valentine: "I've always loved the whole glamour of the '30s, '40s, and '50s. You know the different decades have so much to offer."
Anything from a beach bunny to a baking bombshell, they'll tease or twirl your hair, glam up your face, and dress you up!
Ashley Dean: "I love red lipstick, and I like that she does the hair just really big and twirly and fun."
Charity Daw: "It's about the fantasy, not just the photo. You go from hair to makeup to clothing until you're this new person. I think that every girl wants to channel that classic beauty."
So, who's she channeling today?
Charity Daw: "I think a little Marilyn, a little Jean Harlowe."
When your transformation is complete. It's time for your photo-shoot, which is all about a location that matches the look.
Michelle : "Today we wanted to do something old Florida, so we thought we could do it by a pool at an old hotel in Delray."
Once the stage is set, Janette starts snapping until she finds the sex symbol in you. Now, don' t be shy!
Janette Valentine: "Oh, the drama, Ashley. I tell girls to do a little research as far as posing goes and facial expressions."
In the end, you get about 12 glamour shots to keep or share!
Charity Daw: "Maybe make a website or trade with my girlfriends."
Ashley Dean: "I'm going to give mine to my boyfriend. I'm going to have some blown up and framed. I think it makes a really neat gift."
And if a picture is worth a thousand words, then all we can say is va-va-voom.The pics and the whole transformation costs about $400.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Terribly Girly Photography by Janette Valentine with Atomic Bettie Productions
House of Vintage
123 South Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444