I just saw a lady walk by (I'm near Pike Place Market) wearing the Bettie Page Side Effect in leopard, with matching leopard purse with red flower & red hair flower & tres cute black flats trimmed in red ... pushing a walker. I hope when I'm that old I'm still a pinup too!
I was lucky enough to visit the new Bettie Page store here on Capitol Hill and get the Veronica on sale for only about $60 all told. It looks amazing on me and I got a hair flower at a shop down the street to match. There's also a store on Capitol Hill that carries H&R London. And at Metro Clothing I saw a Voodoo Dolls ripoff of the Bettie Page Side Effect - much cheaper material but the same exact style. That made me a little sad.
I also saw an amazing burlesque show, Burlesque Affair, at the Century Ballroom. This was the first time I saw burlesque in a setting where it wasn't a tip-oriented bar and it was pretty interesting to see a more staged production. The girls all wore pinup style dresses for the first number - and I could in fact recognize most of the dresses (there were a couple PUG Natashas, Bettie Page Alikas, and other very classic dresses)! My favorite number included a giant ballgown coming off and a fan dance, two elements of traditional burlesque I'd never seen in person. I was going to wear the Veronica but accidentally left the dress in a friend's car, so I wore a contemporary little black dress instead, but got tons of compliments anyway, so I'm guessing I did something right!
Other dress news: I got the Bettie Page Sunny Days very cheap from JBR Clothing, and a second Anna in red polka dot from Natalie Paddycakes on eBay. Very excited about the three new dresses!