Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Chinese Pin-Up Girl - CHINA

I always loved "pin-up girls" illustrations, specially vintage ones (I'm a huge fan of Gil Elvgren work) and I became in love with this chinese postcard the moment I saw it on a postcrosser gallery - I really like the happy face on the girl, the scenery and of course that little inch of extra flesh from her bosom that the open shirt allow us to see (that's the beauty of vintage pin-up... the drawings are not explicit, it's all left for our imagination). Thank you very much Mengyuan for my first pin-up postcard from China. This postcard took 11 days to arrive!  

Vintage Pin-Up Girl - CHINA
 
A pin-up girl, also known as a pin-up model, is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display, e.g. meant to be "pinned-up" on a wall. Pin-up girls may be glamour models, fashion models, or actresses. The term was first attested to in English in 1941; however, the practice is documented back at least to the 1890s. The pin-up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-lithographs, and so on. Such photos often appear on calendars or posters, which are meant to be pinned up anyway.
 

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