The word pinup refers to the military practice of pinning photos of sultry starlets to bulletin boards to spice up the weekly gruel-auditing schedule. Pencil in a flirty photo shoot with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a pinup-style workshop and photo shoot with a complimentary image CD at Pretty Things Academy in Fayetteville (a $175 value).
At Pretty Things Academy, vintage-loving vixens coach students on the makeup, outfits, and hairstyles of the 1940s, coaxing out their inner bombshells and capturing them with a complimentary photo shoot. Pinup professionals rely on a patented paint-by-numbers technique to help students learn the precise blots and strokes of 40s-era makeup styles. Using a hands-on approach and actual beehives, the style savants show apprentice models how to sculpt tresses into chic throwbacks before releasing the recently madeover into a full wardrobe of form-fitting outfits and props. Students are also encouraged to bring their own wardrobe pieces from home. Once garbed in the sultry styles of a pinup, burgeoning Bette Davises learn the eye-popping poses and heart-stopping gazes of the beauties of a bygone era, mastering them during a professional photo shoot.
In addition to newfound confidence, students leave with an image CD of 25–30 of their best shots, and a how-to booklet detailing all the tips and tricks they've learned. Coupons and accessory guides from the academy's sponsors also live inside the booklet, helping new divas embody their pinup personas at home, a Halloween party, or during an impromptu USO tour.
The vixen of vintage known as Miss Rachel Riot helps clients immerse themselves to the bygone era of the 1940’s with makeup, outfit, and hairstyle tutorials. After students are properly schooled in the pin-up style, they pose for a photo shoot with a professional photographer and a medley of props.
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