I am not really a blogger. I don't mind telling people about my adventures. And I absolutely LOVE to talk, especially one to one. But I just have a few things to say and this may be as good a place as any to say it. So here goes...

First of all, I love the discussions here on PUG Style. This is such a friendly, supportive environment in which all of us PUGsters get to share. I love reading all of the posts. I love the ideas, the suggestions, the photos, the interplay. And one of my most favorite things about the pin up scene is that it is so diverse. Although the clothing reflects a special time period in the mid Twentieth century, the makeup of the PUG scene is total 21st century. There are women of every size, every ethnicity, every hair color (multiple hair colors even, from young to old, from virtually all over the world. And the people that are here are just so open and so kind. I am so happy to be here! This is not the only pin up site that I belong to. But it seems to be the most active. It seems that it is active because most members are regular everyday people. Sure there are models and industry professionals here. But that seems to be the exception rather than the rule. Nowadays, this is the first place that I check when I turn on my computer. And I am so happy when I see that there are new things that I am interested in to check out.

My pin up wardrobe is composed of clothes from lots of different sources. I started first buying vintage clothing. And that was because I found vintage pieces at thrift stores. And things at thrift stores are usually pretty inexpensive. And then I had people telling me how I resembled famous women from the golden age of pin up. So I knew that I was on to something. I found some vintage clothing stores, the prices were higher than the thrift stores but it was much easier finding things that I wanted. Then I decided that to really get clothes that suited me and that fit me, it was time to go to newly made, vintage style clothing. I first found Stop Staring, buying at their factory store. But then I started searching out other places. I had vintage style dresses made to my measurements at reVamp Vintage. And then I found PIn Up Girl Clothing! Oh and i must mention my favorite retro lingerie source, What Katie Did. Other places have some great clothing. Everyplace has its plusses and minuses. But the thing that sets PUG apart from all the rest is this online community.

Now I'd like to just clue you in to a few things. The Holiday season is coming up. And Christmas is not just about shopping! If you live in So Cal I have found a really good holiday themed show which will occur at Disney Hall. It is the Don Tiki Hot Lava Holiday Show taking place Thursday December 20th. Wouldn't it be great to celebrate this season in tiki style? Oh and I have just bought tickets via Goldstar for the Winter Wonderettes show at the La Mirada Theatre. I have not seen previous Wonderette shows but it is based on an invented female singing group from the Fifties.

I am usually not too far from my iPod. I know the iPod is not very vintage but it is SO portable. One of my fave podcasts is from electro-swing.com. Swing music is combined with modern beats and it is music guaranteed to help you move quickly if you are power walking or will help you push that vacuum cleaner about in a more rapid manner. One more retro, internet radio show that I have just recently found is the Harry and Edna On The Wireless program, a show from England with both vintage music and chat about vintage subjects. I found out about it on the What Katie Did board. And I am really glad to have discovered it.

I could ramble on, but maybe I should just stop here.... So I guess I will! Bye for now.

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Comment by Brandi Shuey on November 21, 2012 at 8:18am

Great first blog :) PUG does fucking rock! ;) I agree about the ipod, not very vintage, but so convenient. I don't listen to podcasts on a regular basis, but music means a lot to me. Hey.. could you imagine trying to carry around an old Victrola player?? THAT would suck! lol It would be cute if the ipods where shaped like little record players though :)

Comment by Tahitia Belle Fille on November 24, 2012 at 3:01pm

You really are living the pinup lifestyle Aoife and rocking it all the way! Bravo!

Also I agree with Brandi the iPod is just too convenient to go without. Maybe someone somewhere could make a case for them that looks like old fashion cigarette case...

Also I'm a huge fan of What Katie Did too, I'll definitely have to check out that Harry and Edna On The Wireless program :)

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