Harkening back to the first half of the 20th century, “pin-ups” took their name from the manner in which models’ photos were informally hung on the wall. These pin-up influencers show off the retro vibes on social media.
Modern pin-up influencers with inspiring style
Bianca, who goes by “Pinup Pixie” to her 242K Instagram followers, loves Old Hollywood glamour. Whether she’s channeling Marilyn Monroe, lounging in leopard print, or simply showing off her winter princess garb, Bianca shows her style. Her dramatic transformations, which include wigs, makeup, and clothes, can take her from Audrey Hepburn to Pamela Anderson in a matter of hours.
Australian native Alice Divine just rang her in 30th birthday, and she rocked her rockabilly look for guests. She loves to sport vintage apparel too and has done several clothing collabs with her pin-up bestie @miss_kentuckyred. This fashionista even makes her own clothes, buying old patterns online and setting #sewinggoals for the year.
Ashley’s 686K YouTube subscribers look to her for tips and inspiration on how to be a pin-up. They can watch her tutorials on everything from winged eyeliner and perfect brows to fake Bettie bangs and vintage pin-up makeup. At her fans’ request, she gave a closet tour and she loves to share clothing hauls and shapewear reviews. If you’re curious about body modification, she openly shares her answers to questions about plastic surgery.
Miss Lady Lace
Australian pin-up queen and burlesque artist Miss Lady Lace shares fashion, hair and makeup tutorials, and burlesque moves with her 67.6K TikTok followers. She also offers tips on vintage clothing repair and care, as well as trips to vintage markets. If you’re looking to replicate her vivid hair color, check out her trip to the salon.
Faux Bettie bang and double victory rolls! #tutorial #tipsandtricks #vintagehair #pinuphair #pinup♬ Fever - Peggy Lee
Pin-up, Vegas showgirl, model, and TV personality Sabina has amassed 190K followers on Instagram. In addition to having her own calendar, Sabina boasts a skateboard deck and air fresheners with her likeness. If you like her as a pin-up, you’ll love her burlesque show.
Micro-influencer Audrey is a Brisbane-based pin-up model and hobby seamstress. She has appeared in Bombshell Magazine and was crowned Miss Vintage Kiss. Audrey can transform from a playful rockabilly look to Old Hollywood glamour to a 1950s housewife, making her a gem for any photographer. Check out her model challenges, in which she recreates old pin-up drawings — sometimes with a little help from dogs.
Licensed esthetician and cosmetic tattooer Cherokee goes by “The Cherry Dollface” to her 195K Instagram followers. The rockabilly pin-up can be found working at car shows in Vegas and has posed for calendars. Her podcast, The Unconventional Gal, inspires other women to find their confidence, be their best version of themselves, and find a look that represents their personality.
Dani describes herself as a model, burlesque artist, “London vampire,” and “Jewish witch.” The versatile pin-up has appeared on a variety of magazine covers and her 871K Instagram followers seem to love that she can transform from a sultry vamp to a dreamy princess at the drop of a hat. Don’t miss her “Game of Thrones” cosplay as Daenerys Targaryen!
Pin-up Bryona adapts to the role, including when she’s decked out to perform cabaret. Sometimes she draws inspiration from iconic actresses to take on their persona and other times she makes her own costumes. Regardless of the styled look, she always impresses her 85.2K Instagram followers.
Nena says she fell in love with vintage, retro, and pin-up style when she was a kid and has an affinity for Vintage Hollywood and the Latin American Golden era. She shares beauty tutorials — including hair, makeup, fashion, and lifestyle videos with a retro twist for her 71K YouTube subscribers. Be sure to catch her interview from when she won Miss International Beauty and Pin-up Queen.
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