Name: Amy Bliss
Blog Name: Oldisnowvintage.com
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
What is it about the pin-up look that attracts you?
I have always had a creative and alternative approach to fashion and I love that the pin-up look combines both of these things in a uniquely feminine way. I enjoy whirling my fringe into a victory roll and donning a pretty dress. Pin-ups can look so glamorous and polished, something that has taught me about makeup, hair and dressing to my advantage. I think the timeless aspect of the Style is part of what made me fall so hard for the pin-up look in the first place, but it’s the wonderful likeminded people I get to meet and how the style makes me feel that has made it something here to stay. I think that is similar for a lot of pin-up styled ladies.
Who are your biggest style icons?
I’m definitely meant to supply you with a list of gorgeous screen sirens from decades gone by in response to this question; sure I have spent my fair share of time lusting over ladies like Bettie Page, Ginger Rogers and Hedy Lamarr but I think modern pin-ups are more fun! This may sound nuts, but my biggest style inspiration comes from all the pin-up babes I follow on Instagram. Sure we may all be channelling pin-up looks but at least I have some chance of finding their outfits when they are wearing repro brands. If I follow you on Instagram then chances are, you are one of my style icons!
Speaking strictly style, what is your favourite era and why?
Although I love the short A-line dresses from the swinging sixities and the fabulously sassy flapper style, I seem to favour the 40’s and 50’s most. I love a cinched in waist accompanied with a voluptuous skirt. Recently I’ve been living in capris, making a break away from my usual skirt or dress outfits. I definitely favour the 40’s glamour most, but I think my cheeky pin-up inspired wardrobe probably sits better with the 50’s more rockabilly image. The image of 50’s is one of fun and I think that reflects my own personality best.
What advice would you give someone who is trying to achieve that classic pin-up look?
Some days it really is hard work! I think people like to glaze over this, or that it is hidden from most pin-ups social media accounts – mine included. I still wake up sometimes and can’t get my hair to stay in place, have Halloween messy winged eyeliner framing my eyes or snag my newest set of tights. It’s okay. Breathe. Most of the time, with a little practise, everything runs smoothly. If things are going that badly, pop in a hair flower and set off. Chances are an admirer will be taking in the whole look and won’t be staring at a rogue bobby pin. We all have to start somewhere and we all suffer from bad hair days from time to time, just go for it as the pin-up look has the wow factor on everyone I’ve seen rocking it.
Finally, which Voodoo Vixen item are you currently lusting after?
Is it wrong to say all of them? Hah my 9-5 is an office job and I love that the winter collection offers dresses that I could wear at work as well as when I am playing pin-up. If I had to choose, the Tiger-Lilly and Paige dresses stand out the most for me.