PINUPS ART -N-STYLE THE HOME FOR LOVERS OF VINTAGE GLAMOUR AND STYLE!
IMPORTANT! - The art and info on this site will be moving to a new location this year (2013). No new material will be posted on this site.
To find new material, and later, the archives of this site please follow this new blog - Bad Kitten Creations.com
Thankyou, Lilly xxx
Hello and welcome to the bad kitten creations pinups art and style site. Firstly I should state that because of the subject matter of this site you will find some images of artistic Female nudity. If this bothers you please go no farther.
Our ethos: THE VINTAGE STYLE IS WHAT IT IS BECAUSE OF THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND SCIENTIFIC LIMITATIONS AND STRUCTURES OF THE TIME THEY WERE CREATED. WHERE THESE FACTORS NO LONGER APPLY, THE ACT OF CHOOSING WHICH RULES TO ADOPT AND WHICH TO DISCARD BECOMES AN ACT OF EXPRESSIVE PERVERSION. THIS, MY BELOVEDS, IS SO MUCH MORE DELICIOUS THAN A SLAVISH IMITATION OF THE PAST..(Lilly F Elliott 20/may/09)
Who am I? What do I mean by that? And why should you care?
My name is Lilly F Elliott, I am a Professional Pinup artist and head-mistress of bad kitten creations, better known as Lillylie. My passion is art on the sexy side, and life reflecting art.
What I mean by the above is that you do not have to be a fashion historian or spend all your time and money on getting your look 'authentic' if you don't want to.
You should care because I am going to give you the information you need to create your own look in the vintage style, that can be truly authentic or take influence from the 30s, 40s and 50s but is distinctly you, as well as share with you my cheesecake girly artwork at the same time.
Afew facts about me - I wear vintage or vintage style clothing, hair and makeup every day and have done for many years.
- I am a qualified beauty therapist/nail tech and an ex stage makeup artist. - I have been obsessed with burlesque since before I was old enough to understand what it was. - I make allot of my own clothes and accessories using both authentic vintage patterns and many of my own design - I call everyone I like "kitten"....Nice to meet you xxx
This site is all about pinups...
Pinups Art- in all its forms from paintings to tattoos
Pin-up Girls - the lives behind the looks of the legends
Retro Glamour - From vintage fashion to hair and makeup, how the style icons got their look, so you can too.
In this site I explore and celebrate the voluptuous curves of the pin-up girl's journey through the ages, with my own artwork and in my everyday life.
In our modern times it seems that femininity has become a dirty word, and female beauty is a choice between cynical and obvious sexuality or emaciated and sexless fashion victims.
It is not surprising therefore that the 30s, 40s, and 50s vintage styles have made such a huge come-back in recent years. Seeing a return of natural curves, natural women and fun and elegant fashions is a true delight to women and men alike, and I am excited.
Since I was a child I have adored the style of the women of the golden age of Hollywood and of the showgirls of Europe. I have been captivated by pinups and, as a child, when I saw them I knew at least a part of who I was going to be when I was a 'big girl'.
And through study (obsessing?), beauty school and sheer willpower I now live it in my life and work every day.
So if you love vintage art and lifestyle in today's world, then welcome home and I hope you enjoy this with me.
This site is my personal site. It receives some forms of affiliate compensation. Such compensation does not influence the information in this site. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences.
I only approach affiliate sponsorships from providers of high-quality goods or services that I myself use, and would recommend (not all of my recommendations are in affiliate programs). I appreciate their recognition and support of this site.
Rest assured that the actual content of pages are independent of any sponsorship or affiliate relationship. To avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest and in the spirit of full disclosure, I identify all sponsored content to you. Please do support my sponsors and recommendations. This site takes time and effort to deliver original content, free, to you. Supporting my sponsors is a WIN-WIN-WIN for you, me, and them. Thank you very much. Lilly xxx
- pinup blog
- my pinup blog
- Pinups Art-n-Style site blog
- Keep up to date with the latest pinup art-works and retro glamour fashion and beauty guides from Lillylie at pinupsart-n-style. Plus events, new products and clothing ranges.
- Pinup art store
- my pinup art store on zazzle
- Pinup Galleries
- pinup galleries , featuring original pin-up art by Scottish artist Lilly F Elliott. All available as posters, prints, magnets, t shirts, calenders and more.
- Pinup Art
- A look at the history of pinup art and artists. The pinup girl has inspired many artists, won many hearts and sold many products. Her appeal is ever growing in spite of social changes.
- Pinup Tattoos
- Pinup tattoos have always been popular, and the art form has become very much a part of pin-up kulture.Tattoo Designs both of pinup girls and for pinup girls.
- Retro Glamour
- Love retro glamour?, of-course you do. Want to get the pinup girl look?, of-course you do. Read on ladies as we go over everything from waist reducing workouts to 40s hairstyles, red lipstick and more
- Eye Makeup Looks
- Getting your eyes right is the most important part of any makeup look. Pinup Eye Makeup looks depend on the right shading for your eye shape...almond, round, droopy, hooded? get it right for you.
- PINUP HAIRSTYLES
- Pinup hairstyles are utterly desirable, but they can be tricky to perfect. Thankfully there is always a way to get the look yourself without having to hire a personal stylist.
- Burlesque Pinups
- The burlesque and pinup worlds have long been linked. Burlesque pinups are the wild side of the pinup coin and we love them. Learn all you need to know.
- History of the Corset
- The history of the Corset is probably the most controversial in fashion, but it is an important part of burlesque and pinup style.Both men and women have worn them for hundreds of years.
- PIN-UP GIRLS
- The real pin-up girls lives behind the looks. Biographies and artwork of the most influential women ever to be called pinups.
- ABOUT THE ARTIST
- About pinup and multi medium artist Lilly F Elliott, and her art and production company bad kitten creations.
- CONTACT THE ARTIST - ask a question
- Contact page for pinup artist lillylie
- SUPPORT BAD KITTEN CREATIONS
- If you love this site the please do help support it and keep it free for everyone. Its easy and it doesn't have to cost you a penny! Thankyou so much!!
- How To lace A Corset
- Knowing how to lace a corset will let you lace tightly with more ease, and may extend its life.
- Pinups Workout - for a narrow waist
- the pinups workout.The best exercises to reduce your waist size and get that pinup girl look, without a corset.
- Pinup Magazine Art
- One of the most recognisable forms of pinup art is pinup magazine art, the painted covers of 1940s and 50s girly magazines like beauty parade, wink and whisper.
- Alberto Vargas
- Alberto Vargas has one of the most recognizable pinup art styles. He is the master of the airbrush and has had a huge influence on this pinup artist.
- Pinup Galleries - The bad kittens
- Pinup galleries featuring the original bad kitten creations pinup girls art, by lillylie
- Corset Size
- Choosing the right corset size is the most important thing to get right if you want that perfect hourglass pinup shape.
- Betty Page Biography
- Betty page was for most people the perfect pinup girl. She live a dramatic life and helped to change the face of sex in the modern world as well as inspire more than one generations fashion choices.
- Betty Page Biography Pt2
- Part two of the fantastic life of Betty Page, the dark angel, queen of pinups.
- Mineral Makeup
- How to get the perfect complexion with mineral makeup. No matter how perfect the pinup hairstyle and lucious red lipstick all can be spoiled by badly applied foundation.
- Betty Page Style
- Betty page style, the dark angel and queen of pinups had a distinctive look that we all love. Getting the look yourself is simple, just follow this guide.
- 1930S Fashion
- In the 1930s fashion saw a return of the feminine form after the boyishness of the 1920s. A pinups guide to getting the slinky, sexy, gorgeous glamour of the inter-war years.
- 1940s Fashion
- WWII meant clothing rationing for all, but 1940s fashion designers rose to the challenge and created some of the most iconic looks of the 20th century still popular today. Get the wartime 1940s pinup
- 1950S Fashion
- 1950s fashion reflected the renewed feeling of optimism and feedom in Europe and America. It was fun, vibrant, flirtatious and a full departure from the worthy practicality of 1940s fashion. It was
- Vintage Clothing Size Guide
- Modern and vintage clothing sizing are very different. The 'standard' sizes have changed alot over the years, so if you are buying vintage fashions or dress patterns read on...
- Seamed Stockings
- If there is one thing that makes a pinup girl feel like a pinup girl its her seamed stockings. Find out everything you need to know about these most erotic of leg coverings.
- Free Tattoo Gallery - PINUP GIRLS
- A selection of pinup art tattoo designs. This free tattoo gallery is my gift to you, I just ask that you send me a picture if you use any of them..Id love to see.
- Vintage Fashion Art Gallery
- A selection of pinup girl art showing main vintage fashion trends through the decades, from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. All art by multi meduim artist Lilly F Elliott.
- Lingerie Pinups Art Gallery
- A lingerie pinups gallery by Lilly F Elliott. A growing collection of fantasy pinup girls in retro and vintage lingerie, seamed stockings and high heels
- Half Moon Manicure
- Ever wondered how to get the immaculate retro glam half moon manicure favoured by Dita Von Teese? It's really quite easy when you know how.
- Greta Garbo
- Greta Garbo was a style icon and a hollywood legend. Discover the life behind the looks of this very private superstar.
- Betty Page look -Clothing
- The Betty Page look is one of the most popular in the pinup and rockabilly scenes. Get the look yourself and still stand out fom the croud.
- Vintage Style Pinup Lingerie
- Vintage style pinup lingerie is essential to the modern pinup girl look. Get all you need to know about getting the right foundation for your retro glamour look.
- Classic Burlesque
- Burlesque is at the height of fashion today but where did it come from? Classic Burlesque has a history as fabulous as its costumes so read on...
- New Burlesque
- New Burlesque, or Neo Burlesque is the revival of classic burlesque for the modern world unwilling to give up on glamour. Learn all you need to know about this fabulous performance art
- Pinup Shoes
- Get the best pinup shoes for your retro glamour style. T-bars, mary janes, burlesque heels
- How To Make A Fascinator
- Complete your burlesque pinup look and make a fascinator that is unique to you! Its easy and a great way to express yourself in your vintage style.
- Vintage Shapewear
- Every Pinup girl needs perfect vintage shapewear to complete their retro glamour look. Don't waste your money, find the best cinchers, girdles and more!
- How To Apply False Eyelashes
- False eyelashes are a staple of the pinup girl's style box. So learn how to apply false eyelashes and perfect the Hollywood retro glamour eyes for yourself.
- Individual False Eyelashes
- Individual false eyelashes are pure pinup glamour. Learn to get them right every time and get those supernatural pinup eyes
- False Eyelashes In A Tube
- So you want longer eyelashes, a real retro glaour pinup girl look, but dont want to apply false eyelashes? Well you could always use false eyelashes in a tube! Read how to get the perfect result.
- Modern Pinup Girls
- The pinup scene is more vibrant today than perhaps it ever has been, and the modern pinup girls are larger than life and playing with the rules of vintage fashion...and we love them for it!
- Best Lip Stain
- I have been looking for the best lip stain in pinup red for years, and I have found it. All natural and all fantastic henna lip ink from lip ink international.
- Pinup Portraits Gallery
- Pinup portraits of famous icons of hollywood and burlesque by pinup artist Lilly F Elliott.
- Burlesque Art
- Burlesque is an art form so its only natural there should be burlesque art! The burlesque pinup art gallery of pinup artist Lilly F Elliott.
- Classic Pinup Art Gallery
- Everyone loves vintage pinups, this is my collection of classic pinup art done in traditional style
- modern Pinups Art Gallery
- Pinup girls these days are an exciting mix of vintage retro glamour and modern expression and sass. My collection of modern pinups art is inspired by today's burlesque, rockabilly models and more.
- Nude Pinup Art Gallery
- Nude pinup art is a classic image. It has to be elegant, womanly and cheeky all at once. Art by pinup artist Lilly F Elliott.
- Better Brow Shaping
- Perfect eyebrow shape can change the whole look of your face so its important to get it right. Get tips on brow shaping so you never go wrong.
- Applying Mineral Makeup - Eyes
- I love mineral eye makeup, but many pinups tell me they find it hard to use. So here is the easy guide to applying mineral makeup to your eyes.
- Makeup Tips Smokey Eyes
- Sexy Smokey Eyes are a huge fashion trend right now, but they have always been popular with us pinup girls. So if you want to get that sultry movie siren look read - Makeup Tips Smokey Eyes.
- Makeup For Eye Color
- Bring out the natural beauty of your eyes by using the best enhancing makeup for eye color
- Dramatic Eye Makeup Tips
- Dramatic eye makeup can seem intimidating to try yourself but its mainly all about experimentation. Get these basic dramatic eye makeup tips and get your own show stopping look.
- Dramatic Eye Makeup Tips 2
- Part two of the pinup girls dramatic eye makeup tips tutorial.
- Dramatic Makeup Videos
- a collection of my favorite dramatic makeup tutorial videos to inspire your own glam, burlesque or halloween look!
- Cat Eye Makeup
- The cat eye makeup style is inspired by the vintage 1960s look and today is a favorite of pinups, goths, burlesque performers and glamour kittens everywhere. Get the look easilly.
- 1930s Makeup Guide
- 1930s makeup is sultry smokey and sexy. It gives a striking dramatic look that iis both feminine and strong. Get the look of movie pinup icons like Marlene Dietrich and Jean Harlow yourself .
- 1940s Makeup Guide
- 1940s makeup is what most people see when they think of pinup makeup. This is a versitile and wearable look for any modern day glamour puss.
- 1950s Makeup Guide
- Everyone loves the 50s..rock-n-roll, hotrods and bombshell beauties. 1950s makeup is fun and fabulous so get the look yourself!
- Dita Von Teese Makeup
- Dita Von Teese has a cultivated style that made her stand out from her competion and carve out a fabulous career. This Dita Von Teese makeup tutorial lets you get that flawless vintage pinup style!
- Burlesque Hair Flowers
- No accessories say burlesue pinup like the flower hair clip. Learn a cheap easy way to make glamourous Burlesque Hair Flowers at home
- BEST BURLESQUE LINKS
- A growing compilation of the Best Burlesque links for - Booking, Classes, News, Costumes, Contacts, Inspiration and more - where to find everything you need.
- Fishnet Stockings
- Seamed Tulle and fishnet stockings and tights are as much a staple of a pin-up girl's wardrobe as fully fashioned stockings. Feel sexier with the best mesh for your legs.
- Modern Shapewear
- Modern shapewear can seem boring and un-sexy. But there is some gems that can really enhance your vintage pin-up look and stay glam!
- Pinup Lingerie Essentials .
- There are pinup lingerie essentails that do not fall into the main categories of vintage lingerie and shapewear but are the finishing touches to your arsenal . So get the best.
- Pin-up Clothing
- Find the pin-up clothing basics you need to get the vintage look from the high street. And how to combine something old with something new.
- Vegan Beauty
- The pin-up girl's guide to Vegan beauty. Because we all want flawless pinup beauty but don't we also want natural and ethical products to it ? YES WE DO!
- Curve Enhancers
- Shapewear is not all about minimising, some things want a boost! Get the perfect Pin-up girl body with these curve enhancers .
- Pinups Skincare
- Perfect pinups have perfect skin and so will you. Tips and recommendations to make skincare easy, affordable and effective.
- Waist Cinchers Comparison Guide
- Waist Cinchers ay be the most important item in a pinups shapewear arsenal. So I compare the best of them so you can choose the right one for your vintage look.
- Custom Pinup Art - unique portraits and pin-up girl designs
- Looking for custom pinup art? Pinup portraits make a great gift, and pinup girl designs look great on vintage cars and more. Get unique artwork from a pro.
- 1930s Fashion Art
- A collection of vintage style ladies 1930s fashion art by pinup illustrator Lilly F Elliott.
- 1940s Fashion Art
- A collection of ladies 1940s fashion art by pinup illustrator Lilly F Elliott
- 1950s Fashion Art
- A collection of ladies 1950s fashion art drawings by pinup illustrator Lilly F Elliott.
Bad Kitten Products available now:
The Bad Kitten Pinup Girl designs are avaialble as posters, prints, apparel and more, so check out the Bad Kittens store!
Go to the Bad Kitten Creations pinup art store
Custom pinup portraits and tattoo designs available to order at my etsy store. Look out for hand made original artworks and signed limited edition prints too!
Vintage fashion info and tips from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, plus all you need to know about vintage sizing and seamed stockings...Start exploring vintage fashion here.
Pin curls, victory rolls and more...watch my pick of youtube's 12 best pinup hairstyles videos here.
Every pinup girl and burlesque queen needs at least one quality corset. Get the facts about choosing, sizing, lacing and wearing corsets, facts that come from experience that no one ever tells you in advance!
Pinup art is one of the most beautiful and pleasing illustration forms. I have always been in love with it,have been making it for years and continue to grow and develop my style. Check out these early bad kitten creations pinup girl designs...enjoy xxx
The Burlesque and Pinups worlds have long been linked. Find all you need to know about the wild side of pinup glamour.