Sabina Kelley Sina King Kat Creasey Dani Fitch Miss Curvella Heidi Heart Betty Doll + More!
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Madalaine Rose Issue 6 Jan / Feb 2015
On the cover
Design Assistant Emmi Ojala
Featured writers Teer Wayde, Kat Creasey & Anthony Vacher
Featured interviews Miss Curvella, Madeleine
Madalaine Rose by 42nd Street Photography
Flynn, Madalaine Rose
& Heidi Heart
I had so much fun preparing this issue! I wanted to get more hands
on with the content over the summer break, so I hopped a plane
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to Melbourne to shoot with the gorgeous Madalaine Rose, and the
talented 42nd Street Photography. Armed with my fabulous assistant, partner in crime and best friend Annabel (the purple-haired cutie
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on the left), we took Maison Burlesque by storm to bring you this
editorial. Tropical meets vintage is my favourite aesthetic, so this one
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was a lot of fun, and The Flamingo Room was the perfect location. I
Sina King by Michael Teo
also thought it was time I wrote my first article for Adore, too (‘What’s in a name?’) As always, I hope you adore it!
- Brianna Blackhart
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Contents 6 POOLSIDE RETRO FT. DANI FITCH
44 STERLING MEETS SABINA FT. SABINA
12 TEER WAYDE’S GUIDE TO
SWIMWEAR FOR CURVES
50 INTERVIEW: HEIDI HEART
14 INTERVIEW: MISS CURVELLA
54 SUZIESTAR BOW
19 BETTY DOLL
57 GREEN ORCHID
20 PLAY MISTY FOR ME FT. SINA KING
58 PIN UP ARGENTINA
24 INTERVIEW: MADELEINE FLYNN
60 COUNTRY CLASSIC FT. BETTY DOLL
28 PIN UP MODELLING: BASICS TO
64 WHAT’S IN A NAME? CHOOSING THE
ADVANCED TIPS WITH KAT CREASEY
RIGHT PIN UP NAME FOR YOU
32 COVER FEATURE: MADALAINE ROSE
67 VIVIEN ASTAIRE
41 MAISON BURLESQUE
68 CLEO DEFLEUR
43 CASSANDRA ROSE
70 VIVIENNE STARR
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Poolside Retro DA N I F ITC H photography Pinned Photography swimwear collection Little Miss Riot for Riot Swimwear location La Costa Motel
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Writer & model: Teer Wayde, www.curvestokill.com Photographer: Nadia De Sensi , www.nadiadesensi.com Swimsuits: Robyn Lawley (Black) & Sirens Swimwear (Berry)
Summer is here in full swing and it’s time to sort out
The first suit I found was the Robyn Lawley ‘Almost French’ 50’s
what we will be wearing to the beach. Beating the
one piece in black, priced at $194.95. Designed by Australia’s
heat can be a little harder when you are a curvier girl,
‘IT’ girl in plus size modelling, this suit is created to fit a curvier
though. Finding the right style to fit your bust, waist
shape and is stocked in sizes 10 to 20. Every girl needs a black
and hip measurements can be a nightmare for clothes
one piece swimsuit – it’s the LBD of the swimwear world. With
in general, but when it comes to swimsuits, a busty lass
the ‘Almost French’ suit you have the classic shape of a black
with a small waist can be lost in a sea of swimwear.
one piece, coupled with amazing black lace and power mesh to mould onto those curves. The stand out feature of this stunning
Over the last few years I’ve fallen in love with brands from
suit has to be the cage bra attachment above the moulded cups,
around the globe, and I’ve come across many who specifically
which works brilliantly on a D/DD bust, and even a GG size which
design for curvy shapes and bigger busts. However, this year I
I happen to be. You can also adjust both the straps and the back,
found out that my swimwear designer of choice is no longer in
much like you would with a bra, to get the perfect fit. I’m wearing
the game. This just wouldn’t do; I needed a new swimsuit for
this suit in a size 18 as I was advised to size up due to the lack
summer and I needed it fast. I focused my search on Australian-
of stretch in the lace. However, after wearing it for a day I can say
based companies who specialise in curves with a retro flare. I
that I would be more suited to a size 16 due to it being a little
discovered two great brands that fulfil my needs both fit wise
roomy on my waist and bust after a few hours of wear. If you are
and style wise, and I’m absolutely thrilled to share these options
a standard size 16 with a DD chest, be sure to stick with your
with other curvy girls.
usual size. Beyoncé, the Queen of Curves, chose to wear this suit
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in white in her music video for ‘No Angel’, and you can purchase
and thick, supportive straps. These features make for a figure-
this suit in that exact colourway, in addition to black and navy.
hugging shape perfect to show off an hourglass figure, as the suit moulds to your curves, and supports larger busts. This style also
I also stumbled upon Sirens Swimwear in my swimwear search.
helps create curves if you are not blessed with them! I’m wearing
They are another local and inspiring swimwear company focusing
the ‘Lizzie’ in a size Large, which is a 14 to 16. The fit is on point
on the styles of the 50’s and 60’s; a time when everyone wanted
and I really adore the berry and navy combo on my pale skin.
to be curvy, elegant and feminine. That being said, their main
Sirens Swimwear offer items in sizes 8 to 20 (or as listed XS to
focus is to make every woman; both thin and thick, big and
XL), so no matter what size or shape you are, or what prints you
small; feel beautiful, and that really appeals to me. With Sirens
love, you’ll find the perfect swimmers for you! The ‘Lizzie’ is also
Swimwear you will feel like a silver screen goddess. Sirens have
available in Navy Polka Dot, Cocktail Black, Aqua Pin Stripe, Red
an amazing range of styles and so many super cute takes on a
and White Candy Stripe, Aqua Flora and Blue and White Stripe.
bikini and a one piece design. Packed with ruffles, skirts, padding or no padding, there are options for each and every shape!
I’ve paired both of these amazing suits with my silk brush print kimono from 17 Sundays. It’s been my go-to beach cover up for
With my curves in mind, I chose the one suit that shone the most
many years. While this style is sold out, you can purchase beach
brightly to me - the ‘Lizzie’ in Wild Berry, priced at $189.00. ‘Lizzie’
appropriate kaftans and kimonos everywhere this season. I love
is an absolute masterpiece of design and retro sophistication,
mixing bold colours and geometric prints with darker suits and
offering amazing ruching, moulded cups in a sweetheart shape,
bikinis to create my ultimate beach look!
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a l l e v r u C With Julia Thomas Photography @ Rock Retro Scissors Hair Salon
Miss Curvella is a pin up model, burlesque performer,
the crowd, and showed off my ball skills perfectly! Lastly was
and vintage hair and makeup artist from South
the Unique category, in which I performed a burlesque tribute
Australia. In 2014 she was crowned Miss Burlesque
to the King. I love Elvis and burlesque, so I though why not bring
Adelaide, and is certainly making a big impact on the
them together! I used a flame machine and fire silk fans, which
burlesque stage as a Club Burlesk regular, Adelaide
complemented the music I used – ‘Burning Love’. My amazing
fringe show performer, and member of the Peaches ‘n’
costume was made by Sheri from the Costume Creator.
Gin Academy ‘Gin House Floozies’. Miss Curvella is also frequently involved in rockabilly events and has filmed
ADORE: How would you describe the difference between classic
and performed with national and international bands.
and neo burlesque, and how did you portray that difference through your Miss Burlesque Australia performances?
ADORE: Congratulations on your title of Miss Burlesque Adelaide 2014. Can you tell us a bit about your winning routines?
CURVELLA: Basically, classic is traditional burlesque from the golden era. Think the classic strip tease from vintage stars such
CURVELLA: Thank you! For MBA you must produce three routines
as Dixie Evans and Gypsy Rose Lee. It also had the music to
of different criteria. First up was my classic ‘Red Hot’ routine
match, which was pre 60s. Neo is more modern or ‘updated’
which involved a big red boa, pre 60’s music, and lots of classic
burlesque, and usually has a storyline or gimmick. I chose to
bumping and grinding. My ‘She’s Got Balls’ neo routine was
use comedy in my neo routine, along with another performer
next, which was inspired by the Australian Open! Neo involves a
as a coach, to portray a tennis match storyline. However it still
storyline of some sort, and I wanted to bring a little comedy to
contained the enviable removal of clothing!
this routine. Tennis ball tassel and assel twirling was a big hit with
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For me, the products I always go back to or use regularly are Giorgio Armani’s luminous silk foundation, Maybelline’s master precise liquid liner, Lime Crime’s lip Velvetines, Mac blush in ‘Peachykeen’, and Red Cherry’s #43 lashes.
ADORE: Do you have any tips for performers getting ready for, or
energy. The glamorous costumes, music and dancing are things
thinking about, entering a competition like MBA for the first time?
that I adore. I also love modelling as it’s more of an overall product satisfaction involving teamwork with a photographer. It
CURVELLA: It was an amazing experience, and meeting other
also gives me a break from dancing in 5 inch heels!
talented performers that supported each other was a delight. It pushed me to produce three solid routines. A tip I would give is
ADORE: You’re a trained makeup artist and vintage hair stylist, and
that you have to be organized! Also, try to enjoy the experience
you do your own hair and makeup on your shoots. Can you recom-
and don’t be a diva!
mend some of your favourite products for creating a pin up look?
ADORE: Many modern Australian burlesque performers also
CURVELLA: For me, the products I always go back to or use
model within the pin up style regularly. Obviously there are
regularly are Giorgio Armani’s luminous silk foundation,
some stylistic crossovers and it’s important to have promotional
Maybelline’s master precise liquid liner, Lime Crime’s lip
material as a performer, but is there anything you feel like you get
Velvetines, MAC blush in ‘Peachykeen’, and Red Cherry’s #43
out of modelling that you don’t get out of dancing, and vice versa?
false lashes. But don’t forget your eyebrows – shaping and
Do you feel like you learn things from one that help in the other?
filling in your brows can make such a difference. I like to start shaping and filling my brows with a pencil like Anastasia Beverly
CURVELLA: The two have certainly helped with one another. I
Hills’ brow whiz, and then brush it through. Next, I set with a
was modelling before I started burlesque, so I feel that helped
MAC eyeshadow in ‘Brun’, as I have dark brown hair. For light to
with confidence, posing and facial expression. I love to perform
medium hair I would recommend MAC eyeshadow in ‘Omega’. It’s
burlesque as you get that rush, and you feed off the crowd’s
best to stay away from red or warm browns unless you have red
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hair, and not to use black even if you have black hair. For setting hair, White Sands setting spray will help your set last for days.
ADORE: Is there anything you do differently with your makeup for the camera that wouldn’t be in a normal day to day look?
CURVELLA: When I’m not shooting and can be bothered with makeup, I tend to just use a BB Cream or Nude by Nature mineral powder for a base. Then I fill in my brows, add a coat of mascara, and skip the lashes. A wash of rosy blush and my hair tied up with a nylon hair scarf and I’m done!
ADORE: What do you have your sights set on for 2015?
CURVELLA: I’m really looking forward to more travelling this year. I’m heading to America in March for the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender and looking forward to meeting new and old friends! Here in Australia you can catch me performing at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Showgirl Addiction by Full Bodied Burlesque on March 5th, 6th and 7th. I also really want to start a YouTube beauty tutorial channel and model for clothing lines. My love for clothing is ridiculous. I appreciate a company that makes well made pieces that can fit any woman’s figure to make her feel like a million dollars. You never know, I might also buy a sewing machine and give it a go!
Get social! Find Miss Curvella and her hair and makeup page online: https://www.facebook.com/MissCurvella https://www.facebook.com/Make-Me-Up-Marley
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B ET T Y D OLL photography Chantelle Louise
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SI NA K I N G photography Michael Teo hair Angelique Addams make-up Shona Leach styling Shiori Pike
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Madeleine Flynn’s VINTAGE-STYLE ART Originally trained as a medical illustrator, Madeleine Flynn began her painting career after a hurricane evacuation in her home in New Orleans. She found discarded boards that had been used to originally protect windows as an ideal canvas for her “mystery sign” paintings, which featured burlesque girls and circus themes. She later switched to canvas when she moved to Australia, but still occasionally paints on wood. Her inspirations are anything old and paper, from vintage cocktail napkins to playing cards and old calendars. A major source of her inspiration is her sizable vintage confession magazine collection, ranging in years 1919-1968. She considers the 1940s and 1950s to be the golden age of advertising, and wishes she were around back then to do magazine illustration. She also has a large collection of mid-century girlie mags and pulp fiction paperbacks. While mid century design is her main focus, she is also attracted to the glamour of the late 1920s to early 1930s. Of this time, Madeleine says “Everything was so well-designed back then, even ordinary things like bus tickets! Design these days is just as streamlined, but often missing the mystery and glamour. I’d like to bring some of that back”.
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ADORE: What attracted you to mid-century vintage culture, and
menus from nightclubs, you name it. My pride and joy is my
painting pin ups? What were you painting before you started
vintage confession magazine collection. It used to be the
working in this style?
biggest in the US, before Hurricane Katrina wiped out a third of
MADELEINE: My grandparents house in Buffalo, NY was a major influence on my appreciation of mid-century living style. I spent a lot of time there as a child, and everything in the house was vintage – the barkcloth curtains, the sofa and chairs, the radio. I played with my mom’s old toys there, which included a bakelite viewmaster (with reels from the 40s and 50s), Elvis records on
the collection in New Orleans, where I was storing most of it. I LOVE the dress shop and lingerie ads, and the stories are really great, with titles like, “I was a Housewife Only Yesterday” and “My Strange Marriage”. Reading them makes me feel like I’m actually there in the 50s. Lately I’ve been getting into vintage textiles and wallpaper as well – some of the prints are to die for!
her old record player, and even got around the neighbourhood
ADORE: If you could meet and draw from life one pin up girl, past
on her metal roller skates from the 50s! Even the television
or present, who would you pick and why?
shows I watched there were from the 50s - I Love Lucy, the Andy Griffith Show and the big favourite, The Lawrence Welk
MADELEINE: If I could meet and draw any pin up model, I’d have to choose Betty Page. Cliché I know, but she had such
Show. As I got older, I got into rockabilly music, and the fashion
personality come across in her photos. And her hairdo is just
and culture that went with it. At this point, I was painting and
perfect – something I emulate (on days that aren’t impossibly
drawing pin up girls for burlesque troupes in New Orleans, and
humid here in Brisbane!) Candy Barr also had that quality, and
having a real blast.
has a very draw-able face. I rarely get to draw from live models,
Before I got into pin up art, I did medical illustration – something I do today for a living. I am a medical and scientific illustrator by day, and vintage-styled artist by night! It’s quite a difference in mindset, as you can imagine.
ADORE: Where or who do you draw inspiration from as an artist? MADELEINE: My main inspiration has been anything old and paper! Cocktail napkins, matchbook covers, old magazines,
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so it would be a real treat. ADORE: Where can our readers see more of your work? MADELEINE: I’m planning my next show for March, at the Hotel Orient in Brisbane, featuring my new 1920s-30s themed paintings. If you’re in town, come by and say hi! You can also view my current (and past) work on my Facebook page, Madeleine Flynn’s Vintage Visions.
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g n i l l e d o M p Pin U BASICS TO ADVANCED TIPS WITH KAT CREASEY Writer, Model and MUAH: Kat Creasey Photographer: Kinetic Images
Advice about pin up modelling is something I am
justify yourself as a pin up girl. To outsiders looking in (I have
constantly asked about. I have always wanted an outlet
asked my guy and girl friends of all ages), they don’t understand
to help girls, because I have been involved with pin
titles and don’t like having to constantly vote for people in
up for a long time now. I have been through the good
competitions. Do I support pin up competitions? Yes...no....yes...
and bad and have learnt a lot along the way – a lot that
no. I don’t support the ones run by people who make a small
I would like to share with you in the most informal,
fortune from doing so, but I do support the competitions based
straight-from-the-heart and direct way possible.
on fashion and personality.
Modelling to me isn’t something that I take seriously as a
I think something that people miss about trying to gain a
profession. I don’t put it above all else, and I don’t revolve my life
following for whatever they may be doing is that you need to
around photo shoots. However, when I’m actually doing a shoot,
share who you really are to your potential followers. Yes, you
I take that time seriously, because I’m on other people’s time –
are the person in the picture they see. But truthfully, people like
whether it be a makeup artist or a photographer. When you’re on
those they can relate to, and they enjoy getting an insight into
set, you either put everything into it or nothing at all.
your little world. What do you like? What do you do for fun? What are your passions? What projects have you got coming up?
If I focused on just doing photo shoots I wouldn’t get much done,
People love happy, confident people who share light and love,
as it’s actually extremely exhausting! I also personally feel that by
but it’s also okay to show your vulnerable side when things aren’t
taking a step back from pushing myself as a model I have gained
so peachy. Do you want people to like what you are posting
more opportunities and more respect, and have met amazing
about online via our not-so-vintage modern social media? If you
people. Sometimes when you focus on something so much it can
take a look at the people who have made a name for themselves
work the opposite way for you.
and have gained a following for whatever reason, whether it be makeup, modelling or design, they all have a few things in
A lot of girls feel that competing in pin up competitions is the
common. They share what they do and what makes them happy,
way to a fan base, and that by gaining a title you are now a pin
but they don’t publicly rate themselves higher than anyone else.
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Now for some words on photos. I believe in quality over
Wearing vintage clothing can also help make your images stand
quantity. My heart aches when I see girls I know practically
out. The problem with reproduction clothing is that so many
become broke because they have forked out all their money on
people own the same outfits. The editor of a magazine will prefer
a pin up shoot to only receive images they aren’t happy with.
to see individual styling rather than the same dress that ten other
There are an increasingly large number of pin up photographers
girls have been photographed in. Vintage is one-off, beautiful
in Australia alone, and many of them are offering the same
posing, the same styling and the same editing at high prices. Wouldn’t you think that the Hollywood starlets of the 1940s
Some more important things to think about when choosing your
and 50s would want their images to turn out different from
photographer are: do they have a good name for themselves?
each other? Aren’t we all different? You will notice the
Have you spoken to another model who has worked with them
photographers that I work with offering packages with girls
for feedback? Are their packages reasonably priced? Is their
don’t just shoot pin up style photography. They all have other
editing of a high standard? Is working with or paying for the
interests and the diversity between each of them is incredible.
photographer going to benefit you? Is the hair and makeup artist
Their work stands out because the people photographed stand
of quality? Does the photographer know the pin up style well, or
out, and the girls are published in international magazines
are they just jumping in on the trend to make a fast buck?
because they don’t look like the last submission the magazine has just received.
When I do a photo shoot, I go from zany Kat (I’m a bit silly and I like to have fun!) to someone who can instantly change when the
Having a theme for your shoot can help you obtain a unique
camera is on me. I think of different things to make my eyes reflect
vision and final product. Create Pinterest mood boards for all
varied emotions. I like to think of loved ones, my doggy – anything
the creative people that will be involved in the shoot, and plan
that makes me happy and can make my eyes smile. Sometimes your
your styling long before the shoot takes place. Think outside
eyes can show depth for a more serious look (say if you’re doing a
the box – if you have a nautical shoot, you don’t have to wear
film noir shoot), or you may want to do a cute fun cheesecake shoot,
a sailor dress. Think about what the women in the 50s would
and you might not even have to move your mouth to have a cheeky
have worn out on a boat.
expression. Your eyes are the window to your soul. Seriously!
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How to make the most out of your pin up photo shoot There are a few things you can do when you go to a shoot to
really get a fantastic result that you are truly going to be happy
to you. But this was really the one thing that stood out from my
with, and know that you put your all into.
deportment course. The teacher showed me a photo of a girl
Clean your feet. Oh my goodness, this might sound so silly
in a beautiful white ball gown with sparkly shoes on, lying on a
Take a full length mirror to pop behind or beside the
photographer, or ask them if they have one. Knowing what you look like and understanding your body movements when a
white baby grand piano, and she asked what was wrong with the picture. HER FEET! They were brown with dirt! The photo was just taken for a local newspaper, but my goodness!
photographer is directing makes it a lot easier when you can actually see yourself. Better yet, practice your poses in the mirror
prior to the shoot as much as you can.
I do things differently when I have my nails painted. I hide my nails
Paint your nails - both sets! I have noticed along the years that
or just donâ€™t think about my hand placement when I have been too
Have your hair and makeup done at least two to three
hours prior to you even heading to the location or studio. Study yourself in the mirror to learn the angles that look good with the makeup you, or your makeup artist, has done on you. Contours, colours and different pigments look different at different angles!
lazy to paint them, and it just looks silly. Photographers also hate photoshopping nail colour in. When you paint your nails, you instantly feel more elegant. You show your hands, gracefully touching your face or your neck. Look at Old Hollywood photos and you will see that the women had on beautiful jewellery with manicured hands.
Get to know your best angles and best features. Take extra makeup with you to the shoot, and take a 10 minute break to
touch it up. If you can afford to pay someone to do your hair and
to copy the pose of. Everyoneâ€™s body is different and posing
makeup I would recommend doing so, because the styling of
can take a long time to perfect, so while inspiration can be
your hair and makeup can make or break the photo.
helpful, setting out to exactly copy someone else is likely not
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DO NOT take a photo of a famous person that you wish
to work, and may reflect that you did just that. If you’re going to
spend hours on set trying to look like someone you’re not, the
the camera? I cannot express how awful it is to wear something
photographer is going to get annoyed, and your work probably
that makes you think to yourself ‘omg, I just want to hide under a
won’t be as good as if you relaxed and experimented with
blanket!’ And to add to that, someone is taking your photo and it’s
different looks. Be yourself; you’re beautiful how you are.
making it a whole lot worse. This has happened to me twice, and
Are you truly comfortable in what you are wearing in front of
both times I have just said straight out to the photographer, ‘nope,
When you are posing, pay attention to where your feet are
positioned. Imagine you are on the other side of the camera. Sit straight, breathe from the stomach, position your shoulders up and then down, slightly back (not too far back though or it looks like you’re showing off your boobies far too much!) Try and position your fingers so they are graceful, and not splayed out.
I’m changing...brb’. It’s important to stick up for how you feel; after all, if you feel uncomfortable behind the camera you will probably be uncomfortable with the photos and may even look uncomfortable IN the photos. And don’t be scared of your photographer – they can generally see in your face that you aren’t comfortable, and after all, they want the images to turn out amazing just as much as you do.
Don’t put too much pressure on your arms so that it looks like your straining yourself, and make sure to keep even weight on
each part of your body so that you look balanced.
you for your persona much more than by the person they see in
Thank everyone involved in the shoot. People will remember
print. You want to leave a good impression to all involved. Pin up is
Play a character. When I mentioned before that I think of different
things so that my eyes set a mood, I like to think that I’m playing a character, while still being me. How do I want to portray myself to the
a culture and a scene within itself and negative feedback can travel fast in small circles. And vice versa; if a model warns you about a certain photographer, trust them!
public? After all, a picture does tell a thousand words. I don’t just go out to the street or a car show and just lounge all over a car (but don’t take
that too literally and just sit in a chair next to the car in your shoot!) You
through your photos.
are playing the role of a pin up girl from the 40’s and 50’s. Think about what that role entails. Have absolute class at all times, and give it your all.
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Most of all, enjoy yourself. Your positive energy will radiate
Madalaine rose photography 42nd Street Photography location Maison Burlesque art director Brianna Blackhart assistant Annabel CE
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Madalaine Rose is a fiery redheaded pin up and alt model from Central Victoria, Australia. After many requests by friends, family and photographers, she started her modelling career in early 2013, quickly becoming well known in the modelling and pin up community. Madalaine has since worked with numerous photographers, magazines and designers, including Hola Chica Clothing, Stephanie Zaicew, Jubly-Umph and Parody Petals. Madalaine has a passion for lingerie and is constantly adding stand-out vintage pieces to her collection. ADORE: How would you describe your personal style? MADALAINE: I love so many different fashion trends from different eras so it’s hard to pinpoint one that really influences my personal style the most. I try and incorporate a bit of everything into my wardrobe as I feel like my style is so diverse. I love the tiny waists and corsetry from the 50’s, lingerie and nightwear of the 60’s, high cut everything from the 80’s and the grunge look from the 90’s. So, I guess I would label my personal style as glamour meets street wear! ADORE: You’re an avid lingerie collector. What are your favourite pieces that you own, and where do you like to shop for new additions to your collection? MADALAINE: I have this one cream coloured playsuit by Berlei that you’ll see in some of my photos from our Adore Pin Up shoot, that I actually purchased from the little op shop in my home town where I live. I think it was only about $5 or so. I have no idea what era it’s from but it’s so lovely and it was such a bargain – I think that’s why I love it so much! I also have some pieces from Alexandrea Anissa and Kayleigh Peddie that are my absolute favourites... and of course some beautiful pieces by Dita Von Teese that I cherish! I just love all my lingerie! ADORE: You have a pretty extreme waist to hip ratio. Do you mind if we ask what your measurements are? Do you ever find it hard to find skirts and pants to fit both your waist and hips? What kind of styles or brands do you like to wear for your figure? MADALAINE: I get comments on my figure all the time actually! My waist is about 25” and my hips are about 38”. I used to find it really hard trying to find things that fit properly. Things would either be too small to get over my hips or things would be too large for my waist but fit perfectly at my hips. I find that pencil skirts made from a stretchy fabric are perfect for this problem. I buy a lot from ASOS. I also love American Apparel pants. Pinup Girl Clothing and also Hola Chica Clothing have some amazing pieces with just that right amount of stretch. I have to stay away from garments with absolutely no stretch in the fabric and leather. Leather hates me! ADORE PIN UP 35
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location Maison Burlesque
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ADORE: Not a lot of models in the pin up and alt scenes are totally free of ink and other body mods. How do you feel about tattoos? Do you think you would ever get one? MADALAINE: I have been hired for photo shoots specifically because of this reason before – you would be surprised at how many photographers and companies are trying to find models that do pin up and alt modelling that have completely clean skin. There’s no specific reason for it, I’ve just never felt compelled to get tattoos or had an idea I really wanted to get tattooed on my body. I think my bright red hair makes up for it! I do love them though and really appreciate an amazing piece of artwork on someone’s body. My partner of five years is covered in tattoos and I adore the way he looks. Maybe 2015 will be the year for me to get something done! ADORE: Who do you look up to within the pin up and alt modelling scenes? MADALAINE: This is such a difficult question to answer as I idolize so many models and so many of them are so lovely and wonderful! I am just going to list my favourites that come into my head. Doris Mayday who I got to meet last year, Lady Medusa who is so kind and wonderful, Frankie Faux who I have adored since I saw her compete and place first runner up in Miss Burlesque Australia 2013, Vanessa Lake because she’s such a gorgeous red headed 1960’s vixen, Dita Von Teese who I also got to meet last year, Idda Van Munster (who I am convinced was created by scientists because who is that perfect!?), L’amour The Lady Provocative, Gia Genevieve, Claire Sinclair and of course Mosh! I could go on forever!
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ADORE: If you could do a shoot alongside any other modern pin up girl, who would it be? MADALAINE: Honestly I think it would be a dream come true working alongside any of the amazing women I just listed, but if I had to choose anyone it would be Miss Brianna Blackhart. Hahaha! (Editor’s note: Am I even allowed to print that? Why do you do this to me!) ADORE: What do you do when you’re not modelling? MADALAINE: I really love to cook Asian food at home – my favourite food is curry laksa. I spend a lot of time watching movies and television series. I don’t actually drink and socialize a lot; I am quite introverted and like to spend time alone or with my cats and my boyfriend. I work at a beauty and hair salon as a receptionist which I love and which takes up a large chunk of my time. I also love to travel and have been to so many different places. I will be going to the Philippines in February which was an anniversary present, and I am really excited about it! ADORE: You can’t look at your Instagram and miss that you’re a cat lover. Tell us about the little furry members of the Rose family. MADALAINE: Yes I do love my fur babies, they are literally like my children. My first pussy cat I bought for myself is Bastian who I named after the main character in Never Ending Story. He is a blue British Shorthair and is almost three years old now.
He is so handsome. The other cat my partner and I rescued from the RSPCA last year – his name is Cassius Clay. He was named after Muhammad Ali by the RSPCA staff, and we thought the name really suited him so we kept it. He is a black short hair who is quite old, but we’re unsure exactly how old as he was a stray picked up off the streets. He is the biggest sweetheart and I am convinced he is a dog in a cats body! ADORE: We also heard you’re a fan of retro movies – what are your favourites? MADALAINE: Oh no! I dread this question because I have so many favourite movies I could literally be here forever. I love cult classics, 80’s movies and cheesy 90’s movies to mention a few favourite genres. I love horror and sci-fi movies in particular so some of my favourites and their sequels in that genre are Hellraiser, Terminator, Aliens, Blade, TRON, They Live, The Shining, Event Horizon, Star Wars, The Matrix, Jacobs Ladder, Robocop, The Gate, Donnie Darko, The Fifth Element... I could go on! ADORE: It’s January, so let’s talk resolutions. What are your goals for 2015? Is there anything specific you would like to do with your modelling, or just in general? And looking the other way, what are your proudest moments from when you first started modelling? MADALAINE: My resolutions in the ways of modelling I think would just be to work with more people and keep developing myself and my image, which I think is the goal of any model. I want to work with more brands and companies, and I love travelling so I want to be able to travel more whether in Australia or internationally, to further my modelling career! I have so many moments in my past when modelling where I have just been so surprised and happy with the way so many photo shoots have turned out. I still get a thrill sometimes when looking at new images from a shoot I’ve done and go, “Wow! Is that me?” and realize how far I’ve really come. It’s a big boost of confidence when there is visual proof of you getting better at what you love doing.
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Maison Burlesque Richmond, VIC Tucked away upstairs on Bridge Road, in the heart of Richmond, Melbourne is Maison Burlesque – a glamorous parlour/boudoir studio space designed for burlesque classes, vintage hair and makeup workshops, hens parties, pin up photography and more! Far from your traditional dance studio, the aim of Maison Burlesque is to provide delightful, memorable experiences for ladies from all walks of life – incorporating a burlesque, vintage and retro flair. Maison Burlesque hosts two themed rooms – the Parisian boudoir inspired ‘Peacock’ room and the retro-60’s tropical inspired ‘Flamingo’ room. The ‘Flamingo’ room was opened in late 2014 and was where the magic happened for our shoot with Madalaine Rose and 42nd Street Photography. Now with their two rooms, Maison Burlesque is ready for double the trouble and twice the fun!
Maison Burlesque’s in-house Photography Salon is the ultimate pampering experience, including full vintage styled makeover, costuming, props, posing and styling advice, with a personalised shoot with 42nd Street Photography. There will also be a special Valentine’s Day Pin Up themed salon on February 1st, with photos ready in time for Valentine’s Day! Check out www.maisonburlesque.com.au or contact poppy@ mbeg.com.au for more information.
The Flamingo Room The Flamingo room features faux garden areas, a tiki bar and a Hollywood boudoir with iconic flamingo wallpaper.
Maison Burlesque opened in February 2014 – an exciting collaboration between two key figures in the Melbourne Burlesque World: Lauren Pratt (AKA “Lolly”), the former owner and manager of Melbourne’s iconic burlesque venue, Burlesque Bar, and Poppy Cherry, a well-established performer and producer on the Melbourne burlesque scene. In 2015, activities at Maison Burlesque are in full swing, with everything you need to become the perfect Pin Up Girl or Burlesque Bombshell. Vintage hair and makeup courses will be starting from midJanuary, including the ever popular “Perfect Pin Up: 1950’s Hair & Makeup Intensive” and the glamorous “Femme Fatale: 1940s Hollywood Hair & Makeup Intensive. The Australian Burlesque School term begins in February, including Burlesque Essentials, Showgirl Sensations and the 10 Week Burlesque Professional Development Course. Or why not try your hand at 1960’s go-go with Miss Jane or the classic art of ostrich feather fan dancing with Poppy Cherry?
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Mention this article to receive a free pair of luxury Italian seamed stockings when booking a place in one of Maison Burlesque’s 2015 Photography Salon dates.
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CASSANDRA ROSE photography Lauren Horwood muah Keziah Sugarat wardrobe Laurel & Hector
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Sterling Hairdressing Parlour and Barbershop is a leading light in re-introducing Australia to barber and heritage styling culture. Sterling opened their doors in 1990 under the name ‘It’s Trad Dad’, and moved to Surry Hills just over 7 years ago. Their 1920s fit out in their barbershop and hairdressing parlour was the first of its kind, and is perfectly in keeping with the heritage building in which it is placed. Now, as they enter their 25th year in Sydney, they have opened a second shop. Sterling Apothecary Hairdresser and Tonsorial Artist is located in Chippendale, in another turn of the century building.
Sterling is the brain child of Anthony Vacher, a well respected
During the 20s and 30s, a lot of the starlets had Marcel waves; a
technician who takes his skills around the country, teaching
very early attempt at perming hair. These perms often made the
and promoting his style of heritage cutting, shaving and
hair a little frizzy, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the look. When
styling. Vacher built his reputation in his home town of London,
shooting the head shots of Sabina, Marcel waves were the look
working at Vidal Sassoon. He has been a licensed practitioner
we were going for; slightly blown out hair, a little wild. We used
for over 32 years, and began working in the industry 37 years
fabric, fake fur, and ostrich feathers which Stav Mountzouris, one
ago, sweeping floors in his uncle’s barbershop at the age of 13.
of the stylists we worked with found, to create the finished photos. Sabina’s amazing looks and her collection of tattoos took the shots
Anthony Vacher, Sterling:
away from a straight recreation to something completely different.
“When we heard Sabina Kelley was coming back to town and wanted to shoot with us, we thought we should do something
The Ziegfeld girls were a risqué dance troupe who many starlets of
a little different. The result is the shoot you see here. What we
the day had their start with. I found an old photo of one of the girls in
have put together is a shoot based on 1920-30s Hollywood
a collection of early prints, where she had long fake plaits to the floor.
studio photographs. Inspiration was also drawn from the
It was kind of crazy, yet regal, and perfect for what we wanted to do.
famous Ziegfeld girls. The shoot was cleverly lit and shot by
The hair piece I made for this look paired perfectly with the incredible
Daniel Boud using a single light, as it would have been shot at
1920s dressing gown in our collection. These shots we feel are strong
the time. We also brought in the considerable talents of Angie
and beautiful; they may not be ‘pin up’ in the way that many people
Hogan on makeup.
think of pin up, as they are not in the 1940s-50s cheesecake style, yet we think they sit perfectly within these pages.”
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Heidi Heart, well known to her friends as ‘Gypsy’, is a
20 years, so I can’t believe I haven’t done it sooner. Pin up
model, performer, stylist and professional makeup artist
modelling has been a way for me to rediscover myself as a
from Auckland, New Zealand. She works for Phoenix
woman, and as an artist. What I particularly adore about it is that
Cosmetics, and collaborates with the Outfit Theatre
it really celebrates the female form. (This works for me as I have
Company. She is currently rehearsing her solo show
a mad passion for eating cake!) The pin up culture is not large
‘The Blue Lady: The Confessionals of a Stripper’ in
in New Zealand, but with the help of the internet and Instagram
Wellington. Last year Heidi gave up acting to pursue her especially, I have really started to feel connected to this favourite sport, boxing. She won both her major fights and raised money for the children’s charity Canteen.
wonderful culture we can all share with like minded people. I’m 37 now and intend on modelling through to my 40s. I have
ADORE: You’ve been modelling for several years. What made you
two daughters aged 17 and 14. I will not let age hold me back, but
decide to get into pin up modelling specifically? What do you
rather, embrace what maturity brings to my work.
like most about the style? HEIDI: I first started fashion modelling when I was 16. I was only a size 10 but they would encourage me to be a size 8. This was ridiculous to me and I began to resent it. I rebelled very quickly and got my first tattoo. About ten years later someone approached me in a bar to model for a competition, and soon after I was on the cover of ‘Brass’ magazine which was New Zealand’s leading men’s magazine.
ADORE: Tell us more about the show you are working on! What’s it like preparing to perform as a solo actress? HEIDI: I have written this show myself. It’s my first ever solo show, so very different for me as I normally work with a large cast. I love the process of collaboration. We will be test running it in Wellington where no one knows us, before taking it on tour to Auckland where both the director and myself have a stronger following. It’s called ‘The Blue Lady: The Confessionals of a Stripper’
I’ve done plenty of shoots for men’s magazines and I’ve worked
after the J. H. Lynch and Tretchikoff paintings. I’m in love with these
with a lot of photographers, but I’ve only recently committed
girls and have collected them for some time now. I have five in the
myself to this new genre. I’ve been collecting vintage for nearly
play, and my girls help me to tell my story. The condition of the
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paintings is also metaphorical for the different stages of my life.
artist, it’s all about what you look like. I loved stripping back
It’s a comedy with heart and a little vintage culture. I look forward
those layers to revel my inner tomboy. Boxing also helped my
to the promotional photo shoot with Roge Pearson, who shot me
acting in profound ways. I believe you need to be diverse to be
for this mag, as we will be replicating one of the Lynch paintings.
interesting to watch. I’m back to study next month where I’m
ADORE: Where do you draw inspiration from for all your creative
training to be a personal trainer. For me it’s always about evolving.
pursuits? Who are your favourite actresses and vintage style
ADORE: I’m sure some of our red-hair loving readers would really
models, past and present?
like to know how you keep yours so vibrant. Do you have any tips?
HEIDI: My idols include Frida Kahlo, Amy Winehouse, Dita
HEIDI: Oh the hair! What a comment. Bright coloured hair is the
Von Teese and Jimi Hendrix – none of which are actors. Music
ultimate statement piece and accessory. I met QUEEN and partied
is probably my biggest inspiration. My recent discovery of
with them for two nights while they were in Auckland. Roger
rockabilly and 1950s music has really started to transform me.
Taylor said “I love seeing women with hair like yours walking
Burlesque really inspires me too, and once my show is over I’ll
down the street, because you know what that’s saying? It says
start working on doing my own burlesque shows. Whether it’s
Faaaaaaaaaark yoooou!” I thought that was gold!
acting, strip tease or boxing, there’s always a stage.
I do my roots every two weeks and colour it red every week. I
ADORE: We are so impressed by your boxing career! What first
leave the red in overnight, wrap my hair in glad wrap and then
drew you to the sport? Do you find people are often surprised
wash it out with cold water. You can mix a bit of conditioner with
that you box, because of your glamorous look?
it too, to help it go further – just make sure it has no silicon in it,
Boxing at first was a way to keep fit, until the opportunity came to fight. I loved the focus, dedication and discipline it demanded. Inmy line of work, being an actor, dancer, model and makeup
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otherwise the colour won’t grab as much. I buy the bleaching kit and just half all the products so I’ve got two applications. I like my hair to always look fresh. I’ve had it red a whole year now... I’m thinking purple is on the cards next and then possibly blue.
Bright coloured hair is the ultimate statement piece and accessory. I met QUEEN and partied with them for two nights while they were in Auckland. Roger Taylor said “I love seeing women with hair like yours walking down the street, because you know what that’s saying? It says Faaaaaaaaaark yoooou!” I thought that was gold!
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SUZI E STA R B OW photography Holly West muah Jennifer Corona
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GRE E N O RC H I D photography Koi Fish Photography location Hale Pele Tiki Bar Portland,OR
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DAY SARTOR, TINNA LOVE, LUISINA CLAREMBAUX & LOLA VON DER photography Augustina Daniela Ballester muah Augustina Biondi clothing by Reina Mamba accessories by Lulu Monster Party
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Pin Up Argentina P
in Up Argentina is a group of 1950’s style Pin Up and Rockabilly lovers from Buenos Aires, Argentina. As well as promoting the aesthetic they enjoy, the idea behind the project is to encourage the acceptance of different types of bodies, and the group includes diverse sized models who may not usually appear in the mainstream fashion market. Their main objective as a team is to encourage women to feel pretty in their own skin, and to create the mindset that beauty is all about attitude and trust. Pin Up Argentina organise photographic sessions and special thematic events like Western, Cry Baby (based on the John Walter’s film) and Hawaiian themed shoot days. They assist all kinds of women, from actresses to birthday
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girls and even little girls, to feel like a Pin Up for a day. The group have a ‘Pin Up Club’ card accepted all around Buenos Aires which gives members discounts on photoshoots, Pin Up Dinners and clothing brands, as well as free tickets to events. Day Sartor founded the group of women and their Facebook page in 2009. Day began her career as an alternative fashion model and today has a staff of dancers, makeup artists, hairdressers and photographers to assist her in the Pin Up Argentina project. Their Facebook page, where they regularly upload tutorials and the publications their girls have featured in, as well as hold competitions, now has over 10,000 followers and fans across the globe.
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Classic BETTY DOLL photography Larissa Darragh
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n i s ’ t a h Wa name? Choosing the right pin up name for you
Using a stage name has been fashionable with pin up girls since the days of the silver screen. Many of today’s popular vintage style models use names they have created to suit the era, and to help give themselves a ‘persona’. It’s also a great way to establish some privacy between your pin up self and your professional or personal self, especially if you’re very active online. Choosing a name is one of the first steps many girls make when delving into the world of pin up. So what should you think about before settling on one that’s right for you?
Does it suit how you want to portray yourself?
your future holds! While nothing is permanent, you need to make
Do you love classic glamour, or edgy modern fashion with a
sure that your pin up name is something you feel comfortable
vintage twist? Are you into the cheesecake style or are you
with and that doesn’t feel silly or forced. A great way to decide
more of an Alt girl? Do you want your name to resemble an Old
how you feel about it is to think, would you feel comfortable
Hollywood actress, or a character in a retro horror movie? There
walking up to a stranger and telling them your pin up name? For
are so many different styles to experiment with, and many girls
me, I decided I wanted to be able to introduce myself to people
choose to represent one through their name.
with my real first name as that felt right for me. However, I also
Is it versatile?
wanted to add a last name that was fun, suited the style, and
Now I know I just said your pin up name should portray your
gave me some privacy. And thus, Brianna Blackhart was born.
personal style, but having a versatile name can be a great asset
Is it original?
for models who want to experiment. For example, when I first
If you’re new on the scene, the first thing you want to do is
started out I was very much into the cheesecake and kitschy side
differentiate yourself, and the last thing you want to do is step
of pin up. However, when I wanted to move into more fashion-
on someone else’s toes. Make sure you check that your name
orientated modelling, I found the cheesy name I was using was
hasn’t been used already, and isn’t overly similar to someone
at odds with more serious styles of photography, and I wanted to
else’s, before you launch the new you. Quick online searches
call myself something a bit more ‘real’.
and asking your vintage-loving friends are great ways to check.
Are you completely comfortable with it?
Because less is definitely not more when it comes to pin ups, I’ve
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asked four of Australia’s top pin up models, each with their own unique names and personal flair, to describe their name and why they chose it.
Kat Creasey I have been pin up modelling for 7 years now, and started very young. At the time I was one of maybe only 4 or 5 girls in Australia doing it professionally. I travel and work with photographers around the country, helping girls with hair and makeup and posing guidance, as well as modelling myself. I love to promote the fact that I am an Aussie girl, but most importantly, a girl who knows classic cars, so I network and shoot with some amazing vehicles restored in Australia. I love being personable with everyone who I meet on the internet, and I share my vintage world and everything that I am very openly. I personally couldn’t have a novelty name because I feel what I do with modelling and sharing my vintage lifestyle is just that: it’s me, and not an alter ego. I’m just being myself. So my pin up name wasn’t altered much, just shortened. Back when I used to play bass guitar, I met Stevie Wright from the Easy Beats, who is an Australian rock ‘n’ roll legend, and someone I idolise. He shortened my name from Kate to Kat, because he said I played bass like a fierce cat. The name has stuck with everyone who knows me, and I’m really proud of it and very happy to keep it, although my close friends and family still call me Katie. Photo by Capture of Cthulhu
Candy Floss I admire the elegance and grace of classic vintage beauty. As a pin up model I enjoy embodying and reflecting this style the most, as it best represents who I endeavour to be and my admirations. I created my name by combining my love of sugar and sweets with my other love, the dental industry, which I work in. My name reflects the childlike aspect of which I am an innocence of sorts, and is fun, soft and sweet. Photo by RAAB Imagery
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Vivien Astaire I’ve been pin up modelling for maybe just over a year now, so only a short time, and I’ve been dressing fully vintage for about three years. Some of my style influences are Katharine Hepburn, Gene Tierney, Lauran Bacall, Vivien Leigh and Dita Von Teese. When I was prompted to choose my name, I wanted it to reflect what my style was and what I wanted people to think when reading it, which was old Hollywood glamour. So I brought together two actors of that time who I love to watch and really admire: Vivien Leigh and Fred Astaire. Photo by Say Cheesecake Photography
Bettie Butcher My interest in vintage and retro culture started about 9 years ago. As a panel beater’s daughter, I went to a lot of car shows. At Greazefest one year, a photographer snapped some photos of me with cars, and the rest is history. I don’t model as much now, as I am focused on teaching vintage styling classes with the Bombshell Burlesque Academy, and running pin up and tattoo pageants in Queensland. My name comes from back when I did roller derby in 2007. I wanted to use a name that was a bit sweet and a bit spicy, to compliment my personality. I think that idea is reflected in my portfolio; some of my work is very cheesecake pin up – cute and sweet – while I am also known for my signature horror themed work, as well as latex and fetish shoots. Photo by KTB
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VIVIEN ASTAIRE photography Say Cheesecake Photography
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C LE O D E F L E U R photography Holly West muah Nicole Farrelly car Adam Jardin’s 32’ Ford Roadster
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VIVIENNE STARR photography Pinned Photography muah Kat Creasey car 39 Dodge Plymouth owned by Mick O’Connor location Mick’s Garage, Townsville, QLD ADORE PIN UP 70
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Featuring cover model Madalaine Rose photographed by 42nd Street Photography.