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Sabina Kelley Sina King Kat Creasey Dani Fitch Miss Curvella Heidi Heart Betty Doll + More!


Madalaine Rose Issue 6 Jan / Feb 2015


On the cover

Editor’s letter

Brianna Blackhart

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

Dear readers,

& 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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Writer & model: Teer Wayde, Photographer: Nadia De Sensi , 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


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!


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




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


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:


B ET T Y D OLL photography Chantelle Louise


Mistyfor me


SI NA K I N G photography Michael Teo hair Angelique Addams make-up Shona Leach styling Shiori Pike






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”.


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,


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.


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?

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.

up girl. But I am here to tell you that you don’t need a title to ADORE PIN UP 28

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

and timeless.

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!


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 don’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. Everyone’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


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.


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




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

Madalaine Rose ADORE PIN UP 36


location Maison Burlesque

42nd Street Photography



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!


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.


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 or contact poppy@ 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?


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.


CASSANDRA ROSE photography Lauren Horwood muah Keziah Sugarat wardrobe Laurel & Hector


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.”


Model: Sabina Kelley Photographer: Daniel Boud Hair artist and art director: Anthony Vacher, Sterling Makeup artist: Angie Hogan Stylists: Stav Mountzouris and Lou Vacher ADORE PIN UP 45








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




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


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!

Photographer: Roge Pearson Location: TANGO – A carefully edited selection of high-end vintage fashion, accessories and furniture at 55 High St Auckland ADORE PIN UP 53

SUZI E STA R B OW photography Holly West muah Jennifer Corona




GRE E N O RC H I D photography Koi Fish Photography location Hale Pele Tiki Bar Portland,OR


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


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


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.



Classic BETTY DOLL photography Larissa Darragh




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

This may be the name that you use for your social media, that you introduce yourself as at events, that is called out in a pageant, and is printed next to your photo in magazines. Who knows what ADORE PIN UP 64

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


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


VIVIEN ASTAIRE photography Say Cheesecake Photography


C LE O D E F L E U R photography Holly West muah Nicole Farrelly car Adam Jardin’s 32’ Ford Roadster



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



Adore Pin Up Magazine - Issue 6 January/February 2015  

Featuring cover model Madalaine Rose photographed by 42nd Street Photography.

Adore Pin Up Magazine - Issue 6 January/February 2015  

Featuring cover model Madalaine Rose photographed by 42nd Street Photography.