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  • Support Breast Cancer Awareness: Gift Guide

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we're starting to think pink. Breast cancer affects about 1 in 8 women in the United States, which is why early detection and prevention is essential. We've teamed up in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and put together an amazing Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Guide. We're donating 20% of the proceeds from the purchase of all of these fabulous retro-inspired pink items to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

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  • UV Icon: Bettie Page

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    There are few icons in the Pin Up community that reach a level of supernova stardom quite like the notorious Bettie Page.

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    From her signature jet-black hair, to her now iconic bangs, Bettie Page will forever retain her title as the Queen of Pin Ups.

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    Having gained popularity amongst a rather interesting subset of culture in the 1950s, Ms. Page found herself at the forefront of provocative imagery, while maintaining her wholesome "girl-next-door" persona.

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    Perhaps best known for her shots with Bunny Yeager in Miami, Bettie inspired one pin up after another to hit the beach with both confidence and a hint of sexuality.

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    The incomparable Bettie Page's career spanned less than 10 years, but her lasting effect is a fabulous one.  Once a week, someone on the UV Team contemplates getting "Bettie Page bangs"- and they lovingly pose as though they were on the white sands of the Florida Keys circa 1955. Not to mention, Ms. Page has inspired such retro-inspired lines as the UV-favorite Bettie Page Clothing.

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    So throw on those stilettos and slide into some stockings as we salute a UV Icon: the one and only, Bettie Page!

  • How to Spot a Pin Up Girl

    Modern pin up girls are the embodiment of retro-inspired fashion and flair. While every girl makes the vintage-inspired look her own, there are definitely some patterns in pin up perfection. Whether you want to know how to look like a pin up girl or just feel like gazing into a flawless mirror, we’ve lovingly laid out the telltale trademarks of the pin up girl look.

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    Retro Hairstyle
    Those perfect pin curls! That sky-high pompadour! Those flawless victory rolls! There’s never a dull moment with pin up girl hair.

    Cat Eyes
    Whether her shadow is smoldering and smoky for a night out or light and shimmery for a day at the beach, the classic cat eye swoop is an ever-present defining accent to her playful come-hither eyes.

    Hair Flower
    Part hairline, part garden bed, a pin up’s hairstyle isn’t complete without a hair flower. Roses, dahlias, magnolias and more can be found sprouting from the side of her pretty little head, regardless of the season.

    Red Lipstick
    Crimson as a rose, a pin up’s lips greet the day roaring in red. While the versatile pin up may experiment with a range of lip colors from playful to sultry, vibrant red is her calling card.

    Classy Cleavage
    While the classic pin up always leaves something to the imagination, she’s never met a V neckline she hasn’t liked. A peek of the peaks is all she needs to pull together her perfect pin up look, while always leaving her adoring audience wanting more.

    Wiggle Dress
    A pin up girl celebrates her fabulous curves and a perfect wiggle dress is the ticker tape in her parade. The wiggle dress accentuates her classic hourglass figure and for anyone lucky to spot her in the wild, time all but stands still!

    Circle Skirt + Crinoline
    A pin up isn’t limited by a single silhouette. The versatile pin up also takes on the day in gorgeous swing dresses complete with full circle skirts and a fabulously poufy crinolines. You may spot her twirling with abandon, but with that flowing hemline, who wouldn’t?!

    Retro Bag
    Where is a girl to keep her signature red lipstick, emergency hairspray, and the hearts of all the men she’s stolen? A fabulous retro-inspired handbag, of course! And does it match her shoes? Um, does Bettie Page have bangs?

    Killer Pumps
    A dedicated pin up lives and dies by her footwear. Whether peep toe, printed, patent, or platform, you’ll find her clicking off to her next shopping trip, business meeting, or hot date in a pair of perfectly coordinated pumps.

    Think we missed something? Let us know what’s a must-have in YOUR pin up look!

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