Pin-curls, fake eyelashes, high-waisted skirts, oh my! In case you've missed the trend memo, the pinup look is high on the fashion hot list.
Study the covers of Vanity Fair and Vogue and you'll see celebs like Isla Fisher and Hayden Panetierre emanating glamour icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Veronica Lake. Why? Pinup is a one-of-a-kind style: glamorous yet playful, sexy but sophisticated (with a touch of naughty), and most of all, celebrates the female form in all its curvaceous glory. And lucky for Chicago ladies, we can get "pin'd up" right here in our hometown, whenever our cheeky heart's desire.
Vavoom Pinups, the city's premier pinup and boudoir photography studio, provides women of all ages, shapes and sizes with an experience unlike any other. Vavoom photo shoots are for women, by women -- so no need to be shy.
Photographer and owner Heather Stumpf, (a sassy siren herself) knows that women need to feel comfortable with their own unique beauty and her genuine warmth will put you completely at ease. But get ready: the studio's motto is "Embrace Your Vavoom!" And embrace it you shall.
Ladies have the option of doing their own hair and make-up, or get pampered by a team of expert Vavoom stylists (Cheeky recommended!). Bring your own clothing (corsets, mini cardigans, short shorts and high heels are more than welcome here), or choose from Vavoom's in-house wardrobe of classic pinup gear. Find props in the infamous Vavoom Trunk -- yes, props! Perhaps a basket of apples for the vixen, a lasso for the cowgirl or a feather duster for the desparate housewife? Whatever tickles your fancy, Vavoom is sure to tickle it.
Best of all? You'll have pictures to cherish (and show off to your sweetie -- or many sweeties) for life.
As if primping like a diva and posing for the camera couldn't get any more fabulous, Vavoom Pinups also offers birthday parties, bachelorette parties, girls-night-out packages and more. Look for Vavoom workshops this summer on pinup hairstyling, make-up artistry and posing tips. Check out vavoompinups.com for information on pricing, location and all the diva-liscious details.
Jessica took a break whilst writing this article to read CheekyChicago.com, applied some cherry red lipstick and pouted her lips.