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 Katharine Ernst
on Aug 27, 2013
Meet Hilda, the voluptuous vixen of America’s pin-up era. A creation illustrator Duane Bryers, Hilda has not been widely received in the canon of Americana pin-up, but she should be. One of the only (if not the only) full figured pin-ups, Hilda is been featured in calendars from the ‘50s to the early ‘80s, and she experienced a mild bout of fame in the ‘60s.
Hilda is a fantasy character out of Bryers’ head. According to him, the best Hilda illustrations were done from his head, not from models. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 16, 2012
Here at BUST, we love cats and we love pin-up girls, so Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls is pretty much our favorite thing ever. Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls is just what it says: photos of cats next to look-alike pictures of pinup girls. Meow! It’s hilarious, and it’s joining Cat Bounce on our list of favorite cat-related time wasters.
Here are a few of our favorite cats that look like pin up girls (warning: some are semi-NSFW):
Images via catsthatlooklikepinupgirls.tumblr. Read More
on Apr 22, 2011
It’s amazing what a little Photoshop can do to a picture. I always thought this was a recent phenomenon, but I guess I never really put much thought into why pin-up girls always looked so damn fabulous. Seems to me like these images were Photoshopped before Photoshop even existed. Before airbrushing there was paint brushing! Either way these gorgeous ladies are working it! We absolutely love these photos here at BUST. Read More