BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 12, 2014
Two of my favorite things—pin-up style and humanely-farmed poultry-are coming together! Marion Acres, a small farm in Portland, just had its annual “Ladies’ Chicken Harvest.” Ten women, all dolled up in red lipstick, victory rolls and polka dots, came to the farm for a day to try their hands at chicken harvesting, and it naturally made for some pretty priceless photos.
I love chicken, but how it’s farmed and processed is super important to me. Marion Acres’ chickens are pasture-raised and live full, healthy lives before they’re harvested. Read More
The pin-up girl occupies a unique space in feminist history; influenced in no small part by aesthetics of Burlesque, the cheesecake images have been labeled everything from “subversive” to “wholesome.” In some ways, the pin-up was the first mass-produced female icon celebrated for her sexuality, taking the place of the more demure, pious upper-middle class ideal of Victorian womanhood.
But the pin-up, like all commercial images of the female body, could be objectifying and limiting in that it pressured women to conform to a rigid standard of beauty. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 12, 2012
When I think of pin-up drawings, I usually think of women sprawled out in compromising positions. But artist Sashiko Yuen puts a new twist on pin-ups with her beautifully imaginative drawings. Yuen’s characters are tougher than your average calendar girls-- be they snacking on body parts, gazing at the viewer menacingly or sporting loads of tattoos. The artist adds in playful pastel bouffants, vintage silhouettes, and odd dessert-themed adornments (some of these might fit into Katy Perry’s dream wardrobe). I had the pleasure of interviewing the artist about some of her inspirations. Read More
BY Intern Leala
on Jan 15, 2010
Live in the San Pedro area and looking for something cool to do? Well check out this cool show…30 Years of Pin-Up 1927 - 1957 Fashion Show at the Historic Warner Grand Theatre on Sunday, January 24, 2010, which is being presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and the Grand Vision Foundation.
The event starts at 5pm and guests will be treated to an elegant silhouette fashion show with live piano music (pretty swank!) They will also experience a projection behind models showing the art of 8 of the most famous Pin-up artist from the 20s through the 50s. Read More