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Vintage Cars and Pin Up Style!

by Kerryn Kitten on 11 Comments

 

 For all Pinup-loving Rockabilly gals, a car show is the perfect opportunity to frock up in a vintage style dress, curl your hair in a gravity-defying victory roll and slide on those sexy cat eye sunglasses!  In fact, you’re sure to have seen the ‘Cars of Kitten D’Amour’ featured in several of our photo shoots!

'Sold out Kittens' - an image from Kitten D'Amour's 'The Wild One' shoot

But have you ever wondered how the link between Pin Up fashion and vintage car shows came to be?

The history of pinup art is rooted in the 19th century but gained immense popularity during World War II when it became a prevalent form of morale-boosting imagery for soldiers, sailors, and aviators. The artwork typically featured glamorous and alluring women, often in seductive poses or attire, which served as a reminder of the comforts of home and the hope of returning to their loved ones after the war. Pinups adorned barracks, ships, submarines, and even military aircraft, becoming an integral part of the soldiers' daily lives.

These images showcased women in vintage fashion, such as high-waisted jeans, wiggle dresses, cropped cardigans and full skirts, capturing the spirit of the era. The ‘Phoenix’ Jeans paired with the ‘Dorchester suite 17’ Ruffle Sleeve Top and a silky scarf knotted around the neck emulates this look perfectly! You could tuck your vintage style Kitten Denim jeans into the ‘Victoriana Calf High Boot, or perhaps cuff them at the ankle and slip into a pair of ‘Vixen’ heels for the perfect pinup look! Slip on an edgy vintage style biker jacket such as the ‘Dorchester Suite 17’ Crop Shearling Jacket to add a touch of effortless cool.

   

Speaking of shoes, you’re sure to be on your feet most of the day.  Here’s where Kitten D’Amour shoes, with their oh-so-comfy memory foam come into their own.  A pair of ‘Gatsby’ Shoes, or the ‘Vixen Petite shoe will finish your outfit off perfectly and keep you on your toes all day long! Your ensemble won't be complete without a stunning pair of vintage style sunglasses.  You'll find the perfect shape for your face here!

 

Are you looking to really show off your vintage glamour style? Swap your vintage style Kitten Denim for a fitted ‘D’Amour Frill Trumpet’ Skirt, add a choker, pearls and a hair flower, and you’ll be posing prettily!

The combination of pretty girls, vintage style, and fast cars has become a timeless classic that continues to inspire fashion and art today.  Whether it's a vintage car show or a modern fashion shoot, the pin up girl and her iconic style will always be a symbol of beauty, strength, and independence.

 

 

11 Comments

  • by Charli T on

    I recently visited a Rock & Roll Festival and Hot Rod car show wearing my new Florentine vest matched with my La Fleur Nocturne wiggle skirt and a cute pair of pixie boots. I got quite a few compliments :-)

  • by Cheryl on

    Loving the gorgeous outfits and the fabulous hairstyles. I wish I could do victory rolls. The cars look great too! For anybody that’s visited Napier they have fabulous vintage cars that they drive onto the dock when a cruise ship arrives perfect for pin-up shots.

  • by Alana Mckekvey on

    Your 67 SHLBY is to die for ♥️ I love vintage cars, I dream of a pink Cadillac like Elvis’s mum! 💕 I enjoy going to Cooly rocks on every year as I live five mins away from Coolangatta. Drive safe Kitten’s Xox

  • by Madeline on

    My father instilled a love for classic cars in me. From a young age he would take us for joys rides around the block in his convertible Triumph TR6. We still go to car shows from time to time together to admire the cars and he’s like a walking dictionary on the history of each one. He can often make the year, make and model of the car just by glancing at it!

  • by Suzy Shepherd on

    Loving the styles and the cars. They would all look fabulous shooting at my historic Qld town at kooroongarra
    Come bring the kittens

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