Friday, July 31, 2009

Pin Up Hair Will Make You An Able Grable!

Miss Matilda's Able Grable web site and Pin Up Finishing School have teamed up on a giveaway. All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me the name of Able Grable's impending new frock to be unveiled any day now at Miss M's web site, Able Grable.

The prize is free attendance at the August 23 Pin Up Hair Workshop here in New York City!

Your Class~The 2 1/2 - 3 hour seminar demonstrates techniques for doing some popular pin up hairstyles as well as fingerwaving and pin-curl techniques.

In addition there's a hands-on portion where you will learn to make your own hair flower accessories and your own rats, which are useful for victory rolls and other 40's hair styles.

Light refreshments will be served.

Join us for the perfect girly bonding day!
Winner will be picked totally at random by my hubby (who has no vested interest and/or the pugs (that should be interesting).

Draw day is 15th August 2009.
All entries most welcome!
So swing on by with your entry and most of all Good Luck!!

( Lucky winner must provide their own transport, prize is the class only!)
And don't forget to check out Miss Matilda's fabulous blog.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Marilyn's Secret Bra Sells For $$$

Video from NBC's today show featuring interview with Katie Halford of What Katie Did!

Monday, July 20, 2009

August Hair Workshop Special

On August 23, 2009, Pin Up Finishing School™ will be offering a Pin Up Hair Demo Workshop. It will take place from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Otto's Shrunken Head on 14th Street between Avenues A & B.

The 2 1/2 - 3 hour workshop will include demonstrations of some popular pin up hair styles, pin curl and fingerwaving techniques. We'll also create simple hair flower accessories and make our own rats which are useful for Victory Rolls and other 1940's hair styles!

And now for a limited time if you sign up with a friend you will both receive 10% off the fee of any of the full Pin Up Workshops scheduled between now and the end of 2009!

* * You must both sign up at the same time in order to receive this offer. Just put the name of the other person in the comments section of the sign up form!

Offer good until August 8, 2009

Sign up at

Upcoming 2009 Workshops
August 23 - Hair Workshop
September 27 - Pin Up Workshop
October 25 - Pin Up Workshop
November 15 - Hair Workshop
November 22 - Pin Up Workshop

You can sign up for any of the above at Just specify the date you are registering for in the comments section of the Pay Pal form.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Christian Dior A/W '09/10 Haute Couture Runway

Well the buzz all over glamour girl circles for the past week was the Christian Dior Autumn/Winter '09 Haute Couture runway show. The theme was "The Art of Undressing." Apparently it was inspired by pics of Mr. Dior dressing his models back in the day.

As the creator of the New Look, 50's glamour owes a lot to Christian Dior, and while I don't think I'll be going out of the house in just my corsellette any time soon there's a lot to love in this collection, from the make-up (check out the Cuban manicure on one model) to the beautiful clothes.


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