I was cruising Tumblr today, procrastinating as usual when I came across an extremely beautiful and inspiring post;

The post contained beautiful pinups you don't see everyday. Beautiful older women graced my screen each one of them styled in the golden age of old Hollywood. I had to find out more about the person who took them and the women he or she photographed. After a little internet sleuthing I found out the artists name, Erwin Olaf.

Erwin Olaf's career started back in 1988 in the Netherlands. He quickly became well known in the art community and eventually all over Europe. He soon garnered enough attention and started doing commercial work for Nokia and Levis. Despite all the commercial work he was getting, he still continued to work on his own projects, this particular series Mature was taken in 1999.

Much of Erwin's work focuses of societal issues; race, religion, gender and sexuality. Mature focused on societies obsession with youth. All of Erwin's models were over the age of 60 and were featured in vintage inspired lingerie and classic seductive poses. Erwin states,"The series is a reminder that people can be sexy at any age. We should celebrate our body and embrace our age rather than adhere to the society’s narrow-minded formulas and expectations." To see more of his artwork checkout his official site

Pinup Girl Clothing shows us beauty is obtainable at any age, race, gender or size and it is so inspiring to see other people, artists and photographs that reflect that same mentality.

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Ashleeta

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Comment by Anninoprowrestling on December 20, 2012 at 5:34pm

Ashleeta I would really like to do a story on this individual I write for Get it Wright Here I think its a great concept are u in contact with any of the models on the site http://getitwrighthere.com/pro-wrestling-legend-of-the-month-killer... 

Comment by Soozi Qu on December 20, 2012 at 5:55pm

Wow, this article as stirred up some controversy although the general opinion is that it's great! I think we 'get' what the photographer was trying to do and I have to say....seeing older women in these poses IS confronting! I found it so and I won't lie, but only because we are a youth-driven media soaked nation that isn't used to seeing what the other end of the lifecyle can look like. We all try not to get older, or look older, so maybe we shy away from these types of images, do you think?

I am 53. I've been dressing like this for years, long before it became fashionable or there was a name 'pin-up' to describe clothing, shoes, hairstyles or photoshoots. I often wondered about the 'aging pin-up' from yesteryear and why she isn't adequately represented in today's society or pictorials. Let me say this.....if you dress vintage as you age, it ages you. Sad but true. I find I now have to steer away from my beloved original vintage dresses and go for more reproduction styles. I can't wear too much floral, brooches or severe hairdos. My jewellery has to be funky rather than authentic and my eyeliner can't go to the edges of my eyes or it drags the lids down, given an older appearance. Oh it's fraught with peril to be a 50's gal who is in her 50's in this day and age!

But this pictorial gave me a lovely warm fuzzy feeling. These women were not just doing pin-up posing, they were doing sexy raunchy posing! I was taken-aback and then really pleasantly pleased. We are strong. We are women. We are sexy. No matter what age. Viva la difference!!!!!

Comment by Sarah Durfor Wilson on December 26, 2012 at 3:06am

I love this!

It's inspiring to see women off all sorts (whatever age, size, color.. photoshopped, or "flawed" as all of us are..)  comfortable baring all their feminine wiles ;~}  

If any of them are like me, they did this because it was scary! But, they did it anyway. Whatever their reasons, they all show incredible strength & courage. Many things about our culture that are allowed openly today were *definitely* not, even in our recent past. 

It's poetic that nude shots needn't be photoshopped. Actually seems more authentically nude if they're not. But again, beauty in it's many forms, with as many or as few admirers, is just as beautiful. xoxo

Comment by Ashley Crybaby Walker on April 20, 2013 at 8:49am
These images are beyond amazing! So beautiful!
Comment by Becca95621 on May 30, 2013 at 10:40pm

I know that this has been up for over a year now, but the photographs reflect an older woman's natural beauty, no reason to photoshop or do anything else with them.  Kudos to those women in the photos!!

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