Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved pin ups. I don’t even remember the first time I saw a pin-up. I mean, when does a young child come across such images? Where did I first lay my virginal eyes on the seductive pin-up form? Who knows? Who cares? Well, child services might have cared, had they been made aware. But that’s neither here nor there. All that matters now is that I find them captivating. I love the kitschy poses that they often wind up in. The cheeky glance over the shoulder. The clumsy “gee-golly” pose that takes place on a beach as a miniature terrier pulls down their bathing suit bottom. I’ll take it all. I have the Gil Elvgren collection book. In case you don’t know – and you should – Gil was the end all be all of pin up illustrators. His pin ups ranged from cutesy and adorable to steamy and sexy. Finally, last weekend, I got my chance to make my pin up fantasy a reality. I first heard of Paws and Pin Ups last year through a friend who knew someone who posed in the 2014 calendar. When the call came out via Facebook for models and their rescue pets, I quickly submitted my information. The chance to pose as a pin up with one’s pet doesn’t come along often.
The day started at 8:30 am at the photographer and Paws and Pin Ups founder’s house. She helped me with my make up and styled my hair. She also provided the adorable crop top and high waist shorts outfit, circa 1960’s Italy!!! I loved every bit of it and now, I’m hungry for more.