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Vintage doll pays homage to idols

Pin Up Girl Jade Halley sits in style in front of the Bribie Island backdrop. Photo Vicki Wood / Caboolture News
Pin Up Girl Jade Halley sits in style in front of the Bribie Island backdrop. Photo Vicki Wood / Caboolture News Vicki Wood/SBR170712vintage3

JADE Halley has a lot in common with her idol Dita Von Teese.

They were both ordinary blondes who transformed themselves into dramatic beauties.

They share a love of make-up, costumes and mutual appreciation for a classy lady.

They both embrace the shape they were given and instead of trying to change it, dress to impress with it.

Neither gives a damn about turning heads and shrugs off whatever negativity comes their way.

Known for its sun, sand and places to tan, Bribie Island is probably the last place you'd look to find a pin-up girl.

However, somehow a touch of vintage managed to make its way over the bridge and captivate Jade and many others like her.

WHILE the 20-year-old is relatively new to the pin-up scene, Jade has almost mastered the art by picking up a few old tricks from older generations in her family and online.

"I was playing around with hair and makeup for a photo shoot one day and was told the pin-up look really suited so I have stuck with it ever since," she said.

"I've spent hours studying pin-up techniques on YouTube and have been inspired by my grandparents and great-grandmother's style,

"Practise makes perfect but I haven't mastered it yet. It is hours of work."

While she has learned a lot from the classic style of others, Jade has added her own modern twist to her look via her eye-catching tattoos.

Jade has made her mark on the pin-up/alt model scene performing under the pseudonym Belle Amour in pageants across the state and as a calendar girl for Little Vintage Dolls.

"It's been a lot of fun, it's a great escape from real life," she said.

While Jade said she had been confronted by the harsh reality of pageant life, she refused to get caught up in the competition dramatics.

"You're not going to get anywhere without a bit of grace."

It's a world she hopes to explore further as she juggles her career in real estate.

"I've worked in the industry since I left school and while I don't dress like this at work my job has helped me form my pin-up personality and kill any pageant nerves," she said.

Her confidence has allowed her to ignore the stares and judgemental looks from those unwilling to embrace the difference.

"I've lived on Bribie my whole life and there is not much here for people like us it is getting better though," she said.

"I'm lucky I've got the support of a crowd that is very familiar with the scene behind me, it makes it a lot easier."

And while Jade said she tried to keep up her appearance as much as she could, like a good little doll, she still managed to go make-up and hairspray free from time to time to preserve her natural beauty.

The Little Vintage Dolls calendar is available for $20 online via etsy. 

Like Belle Amour (Jade Halley) on Facebook here.   

 

 


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