Orchard Corset’s Pin-Up Invitational
Hello OC Family! We are thrilled and excited to announce that we will be hosting our very first Pin-Up Invitational this year! We’ve worked with this wonderful and talented group of people quite a bit through our social media and we’re very honored they’ve agreed to come hang out with us for a few days at Orchard Corset HQ in Wenatchee, April 28-30, 2015! We’ll be hosting four FAB pin up models: Betty Bleu, Jen Kaboom, Madisun Avenue and Ruby Roxx, along with the lovely and talented Lance and Trixie of Old School Pin Ups in Seattle. And, because what event would be complete without a talented writer to document it, the beautiful blogger Jessica from PinUp Persuasion will be here as well!
Betty Bleu is a fiery red-headed model who specializes in pinup and alternative modeling. Betty has only been modeling for about a year, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t made the most of it! She has a quickly growing portfolio and shows diversity in her shoots, including stepping into Cosplay images. She even won a ‘Best Costume’ award at this year’s Pac Con Spokane dressed as the sexy Batman villainess, Poison Ivy. She’s a huge fan of summertime, car shows and cute dresses! She lives in Spokane, Washington with her amazing hubby, Mr. Bleu, and their three adorable boys.
Jen Kaboom is a pin-up model with a contagious smile, gorgeous platinum locks, curves for days and a bubbly personality that shines through in all of her photos. She’s been on the modeling scene since 2010, when she was approached at a tattoo convention to compete in a pin-up pageant. Since then, she’s competed in four pageants and hosted two others. She has an ever growing collection of tattoos and is obsessed with Elvis. Jen grew up on the prairies of Canada, but now calls Vancouver, BC home.
Madisun Avenue is best known for her work as a Performing Artist and Community Activist; creating fun and unique events that support local arts and culture. She has over 20 years experience in classical dance and performance arts since she began training at a very young age. You may know her as a glamorous Burlesque dancer, a clowny circus artist, or even as street performer that turns sidewalks into dance floors. In 2012, Madisun was awarded “Most Creative Tassel Twirling”, Seattle Burlesque Olympics. Madisun currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
Ruby Roxx is an internationally published, plus-size model based out of beautiful Vancouver BC, Canada. She has been modeling for over seven years and has had the opportunity to model for an array of fabulous companies. Her true passion lies in helping people to see that beauty doesn’t always fit into the idealized forms we see in most mainstream media, but can be found in all shapes, sizes, ages, genders, and cultures. In 2014, Ruby launched Beauty Mark Magazine, a publication showcasing beauty in all of its many forms. She is also V.P. of Bonerattle Talent, a Vancouver-based alternative talent agency that represents models, burlesque artists, bands, gogo dancers and more. No matter what hat Ruby is wearing, she is passionate about the industry and helping women find their confidence in their own unique form.
Jessica is the talented writer behind the blog, Pin Up Persuasion. She’s a vintage/pinup style loving Canadian with a weakness for bakelite, vintage Hawaiian dresses and tattoos and a passion for helping other ladies find their pin-up style on a budget. She’s a huge fan of baking (she’s even professionally decorated quite a few cakes), trying new restaurants and traveling. Jessica lives with her husband and three canine kids in southern Ontario, Canada.
Lance Wagner and Trixie Lane
Lance Wagner and Trixie Lane, a husband and wife team, have been professionally creating the art of pin-up since 2004, when they started their business Old School PinUps, in Seattle, Washington. They provide a fun and unique service, taking women through the process of becoming the perfect pin-up, focused on enhancing their client’s self-esteem with beautiful and classic images. Lance has been a commercial photographer for over 33 years, using old fashioned hot lights to achieve a more dramatic and multi-dimensional look in his photos. While Trixie outfits all of her clients from her vast collection of retro/ vintage goodies (and of course- corsets). Together, they have created a wonderland studio in Seattle’s Pike Place Market with 8 sets, and they love what they do – showing women how amazing and lovely they truly are.
We’ve got a packed schedule while they’re here, including a tour of our newly remodeled building, hair/make-up and posing classes and, of course, a pin-up photo shoot! It’s going to be a great opportunity for the ladies of OC to get some insight from these experts.
Jessica will also be conducting interviews with each of our fabulous guests! And, because you know we love to include our OC family in many of the things we do, we’d love for YOU to submit questions. Funny, serious, Jessica wants to hear from you. To make it easy, we’ve created a form right at the bottom of the blog so you can submit them right now!