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Spring Style Before and After : MK Olsen

17 May

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Here recently at Pin Up Boot Camp we’ve been talking about changing up our look a bit for the Spring. Maybe add a bit of color to your makeup or wardrobe palette… Maybe try a different look or style. Well, one of the Olsen Twins seemed to have taken that advice and ran with it.

Here’s a before-picture of Mary Kate Olsen. Though we love how comfortable and confident she is, and while there’s no true rules of style we are pretty sure she is breaking quite a few and we love that she doesn’t seem to care…

marykate before

Now, we aren’t suggesting that you do anything drastic to update your look this Spring. But we have to admit that we definitely love the vast change in the after image. This is certainly an update from hobo-chic to polished-pinup! Here’s the full after-picture of Mary Kate Olsen.

marykate afterWhat are some ways that you can change up your look this season? Would you dare to go so drastic?


Student Spotlight Amy Spease!!!

23 Apr

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How to be a Pin Up Model

11 Apr


We came across a blog post at PinCurl.com that answers the question “How do I become a Pin Up Model.” If you follow our PinUpBootCamp Facebook page then you already know we believe anyone can become a Pin Up, or at least live like one. However, the modeling business is a whole other business indeed.

The PinCurl article gave some great insight on how to dig into the Pin Up modeling industry that we agree with and want to share with you.

Get The Look!

The first thing they go into is to learn Pin Up style hair & makeup, and to get some pin up clothes. This might go without saying, but don’t feel that you have to purchase clothes from a specific store to be a Pin Up. We absolutely agree that once you get the look you should capture it with the help of s good photographer.

Be A Pro!

The next bit they go into is professionalism. Absolutely! Even if you look the part, how can you expect to be seem as a professional by potential clients if you don’t act like a professional. The keys points to stress here is the first impression you give off. A portfolio, for most of us, is our first impression; so make sure your photos are high quality images that features relevant images of you. Being on time and prepared will help build a reputation of professionalism – this world is a small one, so being known as someone who isn’t a flake will only help your career.

Get Out There!

The last part they go into is really all about networking – getting out there. We can’t agree enough! Once you’ve got the look and have captured the look, it’s your responsibility to get it (& yourself) out there for the world to see. Joining portfolio sites is a great way to meet new friends, find photographers, and search for gigs. Look for local opportunities; such as burlesque shows, car shows, local festivals, and ask them if you can get involved as a model. We also suggest to look for other types of modeling gigs you can do as a Pin Up, like promo modeling or live mannequin modeling.

You glow, girl!

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