Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How Pin Ups Are Made

This blog really needs some more pin ups! I love pin up art and don't understand why there's such a lack of it in my little bloggywogg. So, here we go! Painted pin ups are always so stylized. No woman really has a body like that - except for Elegy Ellem...With their loooooooong legs, tiny waists, big boobs, and full lips they are the women men dream about having, and women dream about looking like - at least if you're into the old fashioned look...While looking at the perfect finished result of these paintings, I love taking a peek behind the scenes, to see what the artist had in front of his eyes while drawing the pin up. I found some really nice "before" and "after" pictures at "La Boite Verte", from where all the following pictures, by pin up artist Gil Elvgren, come. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fräulein Frauke Presents: Duty Calls

Because I had to work I couldn't be there myself!!! But thanks to the modern invention, called "the camera", I'll still be able to blog about the burlesque evening called "Fräulein Frauke Presents: Duty Calls"! It took place at Nalen, in Stockholm, on Saturday, and was created by Fräulein Frauke, and her husband John Paul Bichard - here seen together in the picture below.

The evening started with a vernissage of John Paul's photo project "The Evacuation" - a series of nineteen photos - to be continued next spring!

And, yes, that's me in the front in the bottom picture...

The burlesque performers during the evening were:

More Vicky Butterfly!

And Fäulein Frauke herself, of course! With her new, confetti shooting canon!

Dusty Limits/Dorian Black also took the stage between performances.

What a pretty boy...

There were lots of guests there too! For example:

Some WWII soldiers

And a...ehm...WWIII lady!

There was even an infirmary, where you could get your party wounds treated. There should be one at every party!

People obviously had a superb time at the party, and I can only hope, that the next time Fräulein Frauke presents something, I'll be able to attend!

All photos: John Paul Bichard

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