How to be a Pinup Model, with Bettina May and Go-Go Amy: Complete instruction in the makeup, hair styling and accessories required for the retro '40s/'50s pinup girl look!
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How to be a Pinup Model: Release your Inner Bombshell is a unique instructional program celebrating female curves, positive self-image and playful spirit with two outstanding stars of vintage/alternative modeling and burlesque artists Go-Go Amy and Bettina May.
Alluring vintage pinup girl looks are now at the fingertips of any woman fortunate enough to lay her hands on this treasure chest of hair and makeup tutorials, modeling tricks, styling ideas, and inspirational guidance. To quote our instructors, Pinup modeling is a body-positive experience. Glamour has no age, height, or size requirements. All you need is a good attitude and a little glitter.
So, go ahead, add sensual vintage flair to your everyday look or try an amazing pinup makeover for special occasions!
Creating your own pinup look is addictive!.... it is an experience of emotional discovery, bringing you closer to your truly feminine, always hopeful, ageless, resourceful, and down-to-earth core.
You will be amazed at the volume of detail in this program: The vintage-look lore, grandma's secrets, and the spot-on helpful modern advice generously offered by Bettina May and Go-Go Amy, as well as the authenticity of their material, the depth their historical awareness and their inventiveness in blending retro and modern techniques. This video guide covers vintage hair styles, glamour makeup, posing for photography, sexy body language, and maintaining an optimistic spirit.
Bettina May instructs in the techniques of setting curls (different angles and configurations of rollers result in different looks!) and curl styling to echo the image of your favorite pinup icon or retro movie star, and in creating your own unique modern style with a retro twist. Go-go Amy delves into the elusive techiques of vintage makeup: She brings new hope to all of us who attempted a '40s diva cat eye or a retro lip shape but were defeated by crooked lines and hideous smudges generated by uncooperative pencils and eye-liner from hell. Rediscover simplicity: This is how grandma did it, and grandma was always right.
Short hair? Short bangs? Learn how to seamlessly incorporate features of your personal hair style into an authentic retro look.
Body shape concerns? First of all, get over it. (It's all about CURVES, remember?) But, to be on the safe side, learn to trick the camera! Bettina May and Go-Go Amy take you on a journey through a dynamic inventory of modeling tricks and flattering body angles used by movie stars and models in front of the camera since silent movie days.
The girls will also teach you totally doable tricks to achieve those innocent and always surprised wide-eyed ingenue pinup girl facial expressions.
This beautiful-in-spirit, supportive and highly entertaining program is a perfect gift for yourself or a friend, and can also be the centerpiece for a girls night in party.
To learn more about Go-Go Amy and Bettina May, visit Pretty Things Productions.
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Top Customer Reviews
I found the information in the video format a lot more helpful than similar information found in book format! It was much more easy to follow. Where it was real time, I could -almost- do it right along with them myself. Of course, they were much faster at it. I really appreciated that they did it in real time. I find cut video really maddening when I'm trying to follow along with something, and having to keep stopping the video and go back. This was wonderful!
I can do vintage makeup - I do that already, but I'm terrible at vintage hair. So I found the hair section the most valuable! They do an entire hair set in curlers, and I actually did it right along with them with my own hair. I went out and bought what they recommended. It came out pretty good, too, if I do say so! It took forever to dry and after that I invested in a tabletop hair dryer :)
I don't actually ever plan to model for photos, but I do dress in retro/vintage often. The tips on posing were helpful just the same, because now I'm conscious of sitting or resting positions and how I can look better all the time!
I really liked this video! It's an easy way, once you get the hang of it, for any woman to look beautiful with basic makeup and hair tools!
The hair section was amazing. It was a step by step, live time tutorial on setting and styling your hair. It covered several classic pin-up styles in detail. This section was by far the most helpful and complete. This section alone is worth the price of the video.
The posing is somewhat helpful. It gives a few classic poses and some tips and tricks to make them work better for defferent body types. It is great for beginners and someone who really wants to get that authentic pin-up look. I would have preferred a bit more detail about body mechanics in posing, but it is a solid basic overview.
The two models/ producers are fun and likeable and easy to listen to.
I definately recommend this if you have any interest in creating a pinup look for photos or a fun night out.
The introduction seemed like a cheap home video tagged onto the production, and they didn't use a script, so there were "ums" and so forth. In the section regarding poses, the were in the kitchen posing on the floor between a stove and a staircase, it looked crowded. They later showed poses on a bed, but I would have expected them to demonstrate the poses in a more professional-photographic-session set.
There is another "pinup how-to" video out there that has *8 hours* of material, covering many eras' looks. Pinup isn't confined to the 1950s, I was disappointed that this video was so limited. I will likely be getting the other video as well.
I did, however, enjoy the songs that were obviously created for each woman, Bettina May and Go Go Amy. The quality of the instructional part of the video was much higher than the introduction, and the house they filmed in was very nice.
Another reviewer mentioned the editing, and it's definitely at a slower pace than most tutorials I've seen. Each look is made up of one long shot, and that's appropriate for a vintage piece, convention-wise. I don't meant make it sound like the production value is low, because it's fine, but there are some little quirks about this video: ladies look sort of nervous on camera, the camera is handheld, and there's a lot of big band going on. I found it endearing.
Definitely recommend if you are trying the look for the first time.