Bad Granny’s is a small vintage thrift shop located on 16th street in Oklahoma City. I found out about it over the summer, so of course, I HAD to go. There are a lot of thrift shops in the OKC area, so I was kind of expecting the same thing; a store that smelled bad and really didn’t have anything that I would like. Boy, was I wrong. This place is actually the coolest (I know, that sounds very high school of me, but it really is).
Bad Granny’s is filled with vintage clothing and other miscellaneous vintage items, it has everything from ’90s clothes to handmade dresses from the ’50s. They also have small booth areas set up for artwork that local Oklahoma artists are selling. The best part is the room in the back that has a plethora of vinyl albums and old music posters.
Bad Granny’s is my favorite OKC find so far, and it is definitely worth the trip. There is always something new to find, and it is so much fun to try on the vintage clothes! The prices aren’t too bad either.
I used to be scared of red lipstick. I always wanted to wear it, but it never really worked out for me. The color wouldn’t be just right or it would smear and it would take me forever to get it off. After a lot of experimenting, I found a few great ways to be sure my lipstick was just right.
1. Go for a red that has a blue or purple undertone. If it too orange, it will make your teeth look yellow, but the blue and purple undertones make your teeth look pearly white!
2. I prefer a matte lipstick. It seems to stay on longer, and the dull red looks really vintage and glamorous. It’s also trendy right now, so you can wear it at all times.
3. Wear lip liner! It makes lipstick look really clean! Also, if you fill in your lip with the liner rather than just lining, it helps the lipstick stay on longer.
I know I wasted a lot of time and lipstick trying to get the perfect pinup lips, so hopefully these tips will save some of yours!
Not everyone grows up wanting to be a pinup model. I’m not saying that I wanted to be one in grade school, but after my dreams of being a runway model were crushed in the 6th grade (I was only about 5’2 and a little pudgy), I knew I had to find a way to make my weaknesses my strengths.
My dad was actually the one who introduced me to the pinup world. He told me what they were all about, and after searching for photos on the internet, I was surprised to see normal looking women. They weren’t glamazons, and they weren’t stick skinny. They were NORMAL. It was refreshing to see because I was an extremely insecure kid, so seeing these women gave me a sliver of hope.
I obviously didn’t get into pinup modeling immediately. It actually took me awhile to become confident enough to model. My first shoot was during my sophomore year of college, and, let me tell you, I was scared out of my mind. I didn’t know what to do or how to act but boy did I pretend I knew. With the help of the fabulous Roy Varga, I pulled it off. The images were given to me, and I was shocked; I looked like a real pinup model. The pictures turned out better than I could have ever imagined, and I was so proud of myself for finally letting go of my insecurities and going for it.
Pinup modeling has now become my passion, and I can’t wait to make it more than just a hobby. I know that it is what I want to do with my life, and I love that I have so much support from my family and friends.
Me before and after getting made up into a pinup!