Introducing Miss Cherry September, our very first Pinup of the Month, as voted by you in our 'like, share and win' competition! Cherry hails from Auckland New Zealand and is bright, bubbly and as sweet as her name suggests. Let's get to know her better!
How did you choose your Pinup name?
I chose Cherry because I love cherries (I have to control myself, otherwise I can eat 1kg of cherries at once!) and September because I was born in September and I love spring, to me it's the most beautiful season!
Why do you love Pinup?
Pinup is glamourous, feminine, cute and strong at the same time. I love the style and culture because it's for everyone. It's vintage and modern at the same time, it's fun, colourful and not boring!
Would you like to share with us your best beauty tip?
I don't have a super secret, my skin is sensitive and quite red.
I follow these very basics and essential routines:
I always remove my make up completely (I use miscelar water and cleansing toner)
I moisturise my skin before applying my make up and after removing it
And I always use sun screen, even if I'm using foundation or CC Cream!
What's your favourite aspect of the Pinup and Rockabilly subculture?
In my opinion, Pinup and Rockabilly culture is becoming more than a subculture, it's growing worldwide. I really love the style, the size acceptance, the "in your face" "badass" attitude. Women in the Pinup And Rockabilly community support and help each other out with hair, make up, clothing, publicity...
Everyone is welcome, it's for all shapes, sizes and ages, there's no right or wrong!
When did you know that Pinup was the right thing for you?
I've always had different styles. In the end of 90's and early 2000's (back in Brazil) I was a Clubber/Raver with lots of neon accessories! I can't remember exactly when the Pinup style caught my attention, I think it was around 2003 when I first cut the Bettie Bangs and got to know more about Pinups but it was in 2014 when I started dressing more vintage and my husband gave me the ticket to go to the Pinup Bootcamp. Slowly I started filling my wardrobe with 50's Pinup/Rockabilly clothes and giving away the old basic ones.
What advice would you give to new Pinups?
Start with staple clothes, I would go for items that you can combine with one another: high waisted or skinny jeans/trousers, pencil skirt, circle skirt, nice tops (with polka dots, stripes, gingham...), bandana, hair flower, peep toe shoes and ballet flats. Youtube tutorials are very helpful to learn about hair, make up and clothes (Cherry Dollface is my favourite). You'll build your own style, some girls prefer wiggles dresses rather than swing, some are more rockabilly with cherries, leopard prints than florals and pastel colours.
You'll turn heads and people will look at you and it can be hard in the beginning but once you feel comfortable and used to the style, it wont bother you anymore. Put you head up, walk with confidence and rock your Pinup style!
Favourite business shoutout!
I recently did an amazingly fun and awesome photoshoot with my friend and photographer Marina Galiotto, in Tauranga! If you want to start a Pinup portfolio but don't know where to go, I highly recommend Marina!