One of the biggest inspirations for the way I look and the photography and design work I do with my husband for our company Nicky Rockets comes from the amazing Gil Elvgren.
As its Monday morning and we need something fun and perky to get us going I thought what better was than to talk about the fantastic Mister Elvgren and his bevy of pin up beauties.
|Talk about a water cooler moment|
Elvgren was a classical illustrator who from the mid nineteen thirties until nineteen seventy two paintedBrown and Bigelow who were the biggest calendar company in America and it was via these calenders that the world came to love and appreciate his saucy yet innocent portrayals of fabulous looking pin up girls.
|If only I looked this saucy when I get caught in the rain|
|I love the directness of this girls gaze.|
I love his work because it is just so adoring of the female form.The glimpses of stockings, the recurring theme of a woman being sexy without even realising what she is doing.They are like looking through the eyes of someone in the giddy first stages of being in love and lust. Even the simplest gesture or almost comical situation is loaded with innuendo.
|Doing the Davina DVD never looked so hot|
I also love the shapes of the women Elvgren painted. Tiny waists, curvaceous legs, rounded breasts. With the modern "Ideal" of feminine beauty becoming increasingly slight and frail looking these women pack curves in all the right places.
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