We at the Pinup Guru are here to “Give your Life Some Vintage Spice”.
Angelica Lontok – Owner of the Pinup Guru and Poppin Pinup Photography
My motto has always been that if someone else could do it, I could do it to.
I started the Pinup Guru because of my passion for fashion and my love of vintage. People have always told me that I have an old soul. I have always preferred to listen to Elvis and Frank as opposed to modern top 20s music. When I stumbled across swing dancing 5 years ago, I was asked to be apart of a Pin-up Calendar from there the rest is history. I fell in love with Pinup hair, makeup, photography but most of all the FASHION.
I am a vintage stylist who is here to teach you how to achieve the perfect Vintage and Pinup look.
I have styled calendars, fashion shows and everyday women who want to stand out from the crowd in a classic and stunning way.
Angelica is also a Pinup/vintage Model, Spokesperson, Newsletter Editor for the Fashion Industry Association, Vintage stylist and Pinup How to GuRu!
Poppin Pinup Photography
The Fashion Industry Association
Corinne Foreman – Classic Movie Reviewer.
My father always said I was born in the wrong decade. As a teenager, I would listen to Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing and Rodgers & Hammerstein. I would swing dance and watch TCM rather than MTV. I love human history – movies, hairstyles, fashion, entertainment, etc. I love dance styles from the 20′s-50′s, and music and movies from all generations. They don’t make movies like they used to and I love to introduce others to the especially amazing (though lesser-known) films from the 30′s, 40′s and 50′s!
All of my fondest memories from my childhood revolve around my mother and grandmother either cooking up a storm in the kitchen or single-handedly preparing and entertaining for a house full of hungry guests. I think those memories are what make baking from scratch and planning dinner gatherings so enjoyable for me – the sounds, the smells, and the smiles when friends and family fall hopelessly in love with your cooking! I gravitate towards classic old cookbooks and Emily Post’s rules of etiquette when it comes to cooking and entertaining, but I also have a lot of fun making up my own rules and recipes. My family raves about my cupcakes, apple pie and tiramisu, but you better believe I’ve had my fair share of burnt sugar cookies and kitchen fires. I promise, no dish can go so badly that a cute vintage apron and a nice glass of wine can’t make it all better! So check in with me once a week for the behind-the-scenes secrets (and bloopers)of a classic hostess.By day Valerie works as a public relations professional.
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Arianna Leigh Blackwell- kelly - The Kitschy Kitchen
At a very young age Arianna was instilled with a fascination of and appreciation for the past. As a child she preferred classical films to cartoons and the twang of a pedal steel to the scream of an electric guitar. As she grew, she found herself drawn more and more towards the design, fashion and music of the mid 50s to mid 60s. Today, this is reflected in every aspect of her personal style.
Arianna is currently pursuing a degree in Integrated Science Education for Middle Grades and works as a printer and designer for Dead On Screenprinting, a home-based company created by she and her fiance.
In her free time Arianna dabbles in modeling, swing dancing and playing/singing in local bands. She enjoys thrifting, road tripping, hanging out with her pet chickens, working in her garden and cooking.
Emily Givens – Vintage Foreign Corespondent