Nearly Famous Pinup Wednesday ~ Lovely Belle




 Lovely Belle. // Facebook //


Age: 23

Occupation: College Student

Where are you from: Long Beach, CA

Favorite photographer to work with: My favorite photographers are from Green Cheese Photography, Adriana Naranjo and Julian Rodriguez.

Artist/Photographer/location of featured photo(s): MUA- Me, Hair- Me, Photographer- Adriana Naranjo, Location- My beautiful Long Beach.

Tell me about your featured photo(s). When were they taken? Why are they your favorite? I finally got a swimsuit this summer so I decided to go to the beach and shoot! =)

How long have you been modeling/enjoying photography? I have been modeling for about 3 years,  I've been trying to do more modeling and getting published. I've been in love with photography since I was a young girl, now I'm trying to start my own photography company called Green Cheese Photography.

Who are your favorite Pinup Models? Past or present inspiration? My favorite pin up models are Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lucille Ball

What is some of your favorite clothing lines? Favorite Designers? My favorite clothing lines is Bettie Page clothing, Pin Up Girl clothing, Pinup Couture, and Dixiefried.

If you could shoot with any photographer, past or present, who would it be? Irving Klaw, Bunny Yeager, and Nigel Barker

What is your favorite color and why? My favorite color is green, it's very bright and fun.

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead who would it be? If I could have dinner with anyone past or present, I would have Lucille Ball, I am such a big fan of hers, and I would absolutely love dinner with her.






How did you get your model name? My modeling name took some time to come about. It is a mixture of my name and the meaning of my name, and of course what I am Lovely.


Stay Sweet,
Kem

Pop Sugar Must Have Box #3 Review

This was my third month, and I will most likely continue to receive it.  I enjoyed this box, not as on it, as last month, but still good..  This box was kind of a surprise, as it is stuff I have wanted to try, but haven't picked up for myself.  February should be fun!

Use this link to get $5 off your first month. 






Must Have Beauty
Moisturizing Lip Balm with SPF 15.  Tea tree oil and aloe makes this a wonderful treat for winter lips

Must Have Extras
Think Thin Bars. Delicious!

Must Have Food
Mallow Bits. Add to hot chocolate, cereal, or just as a snack.

Must Have Food:
PopBar Hot Chocolate on a Stick.  Simply warm a cup of milk and stir in a chocolate bar.  Instant Happiness.

Must Have Fashion
The Remix Timebomb Watch.  Super Cute. I love that I can wear this to work, add a little flair to my scrub uniform, plus it can do a little light show.

Must Have Extras:
Credit to Casetagram.  This is an awesome company that can turn your instagram phones into a case for your phone, ipad, ipod.

Must have Fitness:
Pilates Ball.  Haven't ever tried this, but it should be interesting.

Retro Recipe Revamp





Potatoes Au Gratin
Cut cold boiled potatoes into dice and then season with salt and pepper and place a layer in a baking dish. Sprinkle with fine crumbs and one tablespoon of finely minced onion, two tablespoons of finely minced parsley. Place in a second layer and season, then pour over the last layer two cups of cream sauce. (Three level tablespoons of flour and one cup of milk make a medium sauce) Sprinkle with fine crumbs and a little grated cheese and bake in a moderate oven twenty-five minutes.


Revamped Potatoes Au Gratin
2 cans sliced new potatoes
1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
Cream Sauce (3 TBSP flour to one cup of half and half)
Salt
Pepper
Bread Crumbs
Parsley
Layer drained potatoes in a gratin dish.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Make cream sauce by adding 1 pad of butter to a sauce pan.  Melt butter and add flour.  Whisk until flour has mixed with butter, creating a roux.  Reduced heat and whisk in milk.  Continue to whisk until milk comes a simmer.  When roux mixture has thickened add 1/2 cup shredded cheese and stir until incorporated.  Pour mixture into gratin dish.  Top with bread crumbs and 1/2 shredded cheese. Baked on 350 for 20 minutes.  Before serving sprinkle with parsley.



Nearly Famous Pinup Wednesday~ Shellie Schmals





Shellie 
Schmals
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Age: 38  (by the time of publication)

Occupation: PinUp Model, Burlesque Emcee, Event Producer

Where are you from: Atlanta, Georgia

Favorite photographer to work with:

I’ve worked with so many!! How can I choose just one?? ;)

Artist/Photographer/location of featured photo(s)



Tell me about your featured photo(s). When were they taken? Why are they
your favorite?


All my pictures are recent as of 2010, and I love each of them for
different reasons. Whether it was the costuming, bursts of giggle fits,
and bringing pinup to a unique location or collaboration of ideas – all my
photo shoots have fabulous memories attached to them.

How long have you been modeling/enjoying photography?

My career as a pinup began in 2010 by doing promo shoots for my burlesque
troupe, Minette Magnifque. I’m also an improv actress and for me, modeling
is an extension of being on stage.  I love portraying characters and
emotions. As for enjoying photography, my parents were avid collectors of
vintage collectables. I grew up in a home that was like a very loved and
lived in museum!!

Who are your favorite Pinup Models? Past or present inspiration?

Huge love to all these dolls, from the past: Bettie Page, Bette Davis,
Esther Williams, Mae West; from the present: Bernie Dexter, Idda van
Munster, Ms. Monster, Micheline Pitt; and for a modern twist, Katy Perry.

What is some of your favorite clothing lines? Favorite Designers?

I lovelovelove DotsDiner. Her aprons are unique, creative and flattering
on all body types. Banned dresses from the UK are always adorable. Rene
Rene in Atlanta has a fantastic line of original  vintage-style dresses.

If you could shoot with any photographer, past or present, who would it be?

Gil Elvgren, Alberto Vargas, Roy Varga, Andy Warhol and Annie Liebowitz.

What is your favorite color and why?

Pink. Pink. And Pink!! I always gravitate towards it. I even choose my
sorority based on our colors – Pink and Blue. Shout out to Delta Phi Mu of
Daemen College!!

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead who would it be?

I’d throw a dinner party for all the divas I respect for their talents,
Mae West, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, Mary Pickford, Gwen Stefani, Katy
Perry and the Everleigh Sisters.

How did you get your model name?

I’m like the Sean Combs, Puff Daddy, P.Diddy of PinUp Names!! My given
name is Michelle Schmalheiser, I was named after my great-uncle Morris,
who passed away before I was born.  My family called me “Shelly” and in
high school, I was nicknamed “Schmals”.  At some point in time, I dropped
the “y” and became Shellie. I liked the way it looked better with Schmals.
… so here I am as a pinup model, entertainer and producer, Shellie
Schmals.

Retro Recipe Revamp





Hash Brown Potato Bake
Spray 2 qt. casserole
Place in casserole–
4 c. Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes; partly thawed
1/2 c. chopped onion (Cook in a little water til tender then drain)
1 can condensed cream of celery soup
1 pkg. cream cheese (3 oz.)
Heat until cheese has melted.
Pour over potatoes in casserole.
Bake 350° F. oven for 1 hour 15 mins.
Remove from oven and top with–
1/3 c. grated cheese
Place in oven again until top cheese melts.

Revamped Hash Brown Bake
4 c. Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes; partly thawed
1/2 c. chopped onion 
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp paprika
1.5 tsp dijon mustard
1 can condensed cream of celery soup
1 pkg. neufchatel cheese (3 oz.)
Heat all ingredients (except hash browns) until cheese has melted.
Pour over potatoes in casserole.
Bake 350° F. oven for 1 hour 15 mins.
Remove from oven and top with–
1/3 c. grated cheese (mixture of cheddar and Swiss)

Place under broiler  until cheese melts and becomes golden brown.

Weekend Links and Review



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Nearly Famous Pinup Wednesday ~ April KC




Name // blog name//website:  April KC

Age: 34

Occupation: Writer, Journalism Student, Personal Trainer, Photographer, Soon to be mom of 5, Event Coordinator, Very much into doing charity work for Childrens Miracle Network (have worked with them for the past three years).  All of which I do from home ;)

Where are you from: Liberty, MO

Favorite photographer to work with: Vixen Pin Up hands down!

Artist/Photographer/location of featured photo(s) Vixen Pin Up

Tell me about your featured photo(s). When were they taken? Why are they your favorite? All of these photos were taken in the last 2 years, I truely love the classice beauty of pin up.

How long have you been modeling/enjoying photography?  Off and On since I was 14.

Who are your favorite Pinup Models? Past or present inspiration?  Marilyn Monroe, Betty Page, Katty DeLux.

What is some of your favorite clothing lines? Favorite Designers?  Monkey Wrench Clothing and Evil Pawn Jewelry.

If you could shoot with any photographer, past or present, who would it be?  I would love to work with Varga, Paper Moon, and Dynamite Dames.

What is your favorite color and why?  Toss up between blue and green, blue because it has become my signature color and green because I think its sexy as hell.

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead who would it be? Jesse James, my family and his family were friends.





How did you get your model name?  A fluke, now Im too afraid to change it cause everyone knows me by it.  Would love a pin up name.