Last week was the launch of the great new book Our Girls, which I not only had the chance to review as you saw here, but also to model for the pin up parade. Held in the appropriately themed Order of Melbourne, it was a great night for not only working but catching up with friends, meeting the Author and the original Pin Up Girls!
I made sure to get lots of pics for you as requested, but there is more than you could handle in one place, so there are lots more here. (A thank you to Louise Copper for these shots and some of the ones you see here). Here is a look at all the fun of the evening.
In keeping with the theme of the evening, Circa Vintage Clothing put on a Pin up Parade in faux pageant style. Showcasing swimwear, daywear and evening wear from the 1940’s and 1950’s. Man – I love my job!
Candice Deville (Me!) Niki Blue Eyes and Becky
My favorite 1950’s swimsuit
A brilliant 1950’s atomic print dress
Stunning pink satin 1940’s ballgown. (You may remember this one from the Nuffnang Awards)
After racing around making all those costume changes, ( and yes, I do all my own hair and makeup) It was time to put my blogger hat back on and meet the ladies.
It was clear to see just why these ladies broke so many hearts in their day. Not only did they still work a mean pose, but they were so warm and gracious.
Robin Collins showing that she still has it.
With Lois Traill (centre) one of the original Pin Up Girl’s
From left to right – Former pin up Linda Browne, Author Madeleine Hamilton, Former pin up Lois Traill, and of course Me – Candice Deville
Author Madeleine Hamilton in the centre
Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to catch up with all the ladies, but I was very honored to chat with Linda and Lois who has the most twinkling smiles. Of course, I couldn’t miss the chance to have my book autographed not only by the author, but by the girls themselves too. That makes this one an extra special addition to my vintage collection!
Phew! So after all the preparation, walking and talking that day, I went home exhausted but happy for a well deserved sleep.