Pin Up Girls Galore

Last week was the launch of the great new book Our Girls, which I not only had the chance to review as you saw here, but also to model for the pin up parade.  Held in the appropriately themed Order of Melbourne, it was a great night for not only working but catching up with friends, meeting the Author and the original Pin Up Girls!

I made sure to get lots of pics for you as requested, but there is more than you could handle in one place, so there are lots more here. (A thank you to Louise Copper for these shots and some of the ones you see here). Here is a look at all the fun of the evening.

In keeping with the theme of the evening, Circa Vintage Clothing put on a Pin up Parade in faux pageant style. Showcasing swimwear, daywear and evening wear from the 1940′s and 1950′s. Man – I love my job!

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Candice Deville (Me!) Niki Blue Eyes and Becky

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My favorite 1950′s swimsuit

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A brilliant 1950′s atomic print dress

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Stunning pink satin 1940′s ballgown. (You may remember this one from the Nuffnang Awards)

After racing around making all those costume changes, ( and yes, I do all my own hair and makeup) It was time to put my blogger hat back on and meet the ladies.

It was clear to see just why these ladies broke so many hearts in their day. Not only did they still work a mean pose, but they were so warm and gracious.

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Robin Collins showing that she still has it.

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With Lois Traill (centre) one of the original Pin Up Girl’s

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From left to right – Former pin up Linda Browne, Author Madeleine Hamilton, Former pin up Lois Traill, and of course Me – Candice Deville

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Author Madeleine Hamilton in the centre

Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to catch up with all the ladies, but I was very honored to chat with Linda and Lois who has the most twinkling smiles.  Of course, I couldn’t miss the chance to have my book autographed not only by the author, but by the girls themselves too.  That makes this one an extra special addition to my vintage collection!

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Phew! So after all the preparation, walking and talking that day, I went home exhausted but happy for a well deserved sleep.

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Candice DeVille

Specialty Vintage Stylist, Blogger, and Presenter; Candice DeVille has been writing Super Kawaii Mama since early 2008. Based in Melbourne, Australia, she's always in search of the next glamorous adventure. Bringing you vintage style, glamour and inspiration for the 21st Century.
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  1. Looks fantastic SKM those swimsuits are so chic.
    I’ll have to chase up a copy of the book are they sold at Circa Vintage?

    That last photo of you is beautiful – what foundation do you use it looks so flawless! or is that a filter?

    • Super Kawaii Mama /

      Rebecca: You can buy the books from the Arcade Publications site – (very light so cheap to ship) here:
      And no, it isn’t a filter on that shot, just a great mineral foundation by Laura Mercier in Tender Rose.
      Freelancer: The lashes are actually corner lashes only. I buy the one from Eyelure that come pre-glued and they are fantastic!
      K-Line: Thank you! That is Mr. SKM trying out his new found hobby. ( he only ‘found’ it a week ago!)

  2. Lovley!

    Plus I love the shape of your lashes, getting longer in the outer corners! I’m having trouble finding the right shaped ones here…

  3. You are a vision in that last photo!

  4. Mama, you look awesome, as always… OMG!! *fails in totally love*

  5. You look so gorgeous! Sounds like a really cool night, I wish stuff like that happened in my area!

  6. Thank-you for those details! I’ll be ordering the book and visiting Laura Mercier in the very near future!

  7. Love the swimsuit, and those beautiful dresses! You look fantastic – as do the former pin-ups. Certainly makes me happy that I could still be fabulous at that age. You go ladies!

  8. Dear SKM,

    I adored your blog and have awarded you the Lemonade Stand Award. You can pick up the award at the link above.

    Happy blogging

    Emma @ Emma aime

    • Super Kawaii Mama /

      Emma: Thank you so much – that is very kind. I’ll pop over for a visit today. :)

  9. Oh, that would have been such a wonderful thing to attend!
    You look super lovely. I especially like the very last picture of you – very nice.
    -Andi x

  10. OMG – you all look incredible! The swimsuits are just divine!!!! :)

    Have you entered my fashion giveaway to win a custom made dress yet?

    • Super Kawaii Mama /

      Friend in Fashion: I haven’t yet, but it is on my list of things to check out shortly. :)

  11. That looks like such a great night! You, of course, look beautiful, as do your fellow models. I hope when I’m the original pin-girls’ age, I have their poise and charm.

  12. What an incredibly fun event! And you look RAVISHING – positively ravishing – in every shot, SKM.

  13. It’s so great that you got to meet those old ladies who used to be pin ups! They must have been pretty saucy.

    • Super Kawaii Mama /

      Thanks so much all! It was a brilliant event and such a rare opportunity to meet with Women like that.

  14. Oh my gosh! How gorgeous do you look? Love that atomic print dress.

    • Super Kawaii Mama /

      Planning Queen: Thank you! I love that dress to – I’ll tell you a secret about it next time I see you. ;)

  15. Lovely bathing suits


  1. Pics: Our Girls – a book launch, a parade and a tap show. » Circa Vintage Clothing - [...] about the night can be seen at Candice’s blog and Stomper Girl’s blog. Official photos by Louise M. Cooper …

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