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Pinup Talk #4: An Interview With Miss Rachel Frances

Posted on September 25 2016


I've been following pinup beauty Miss Rachel Frances for quite some time on Instagram. Her classic 1950s Marylin Monroe/Jayne Mansfield look is so beautiful and her selfies and outfit snaps have me seething with jealousy! So when I saw she was booked in to have a shoot at The Pinup Academy, I knew I had to snap her up to shoot my new Jayne nightwear and lingerie collection. And boy, was she the right choice!




Miss Rachel Frances is reasonably new to the modelling scene, so if you haven't heard of her yet, you'll know all about her soon enough! I had to ask her to be part of my Pinup Talk blog series and she answered my questions about all things pinup!


1. For those who may not know you, please give a little introduction about yourself...

My name is Rachel Frances and I am a vintage enthusiast, pin up model, and costumier. I adore old Hollywood glamour and mid century style, bringing it into my everyday life.

2. I'm so excited to have you as the new face of My Retro Closet for my first product shoot with The Pinup Academy. Tell us about your day at the studio and working with the amazing October divine...

Well I also am very excited to be the face of your gorgeous new collection and what a wonderful day the product shoot was.

It started in the morning with arriving at The Pinup Academy studio where October began with my make up, next brushing out my heated pin curl set and fluffing up my hair to transform me into a real life vintage barbie doll! She truly has some magical hands.

After this it was time to change into your beautiful new lingerie collection where I honestly fell in love with every single item.

We went through shooting each piece with the lovely Si on photography and the pinup queen herself October Divine on styling and coaching, making me look perfectly pinup. Dream team!

3. You have such a classic vintage look with some serious Marilyn vibes! Who are your beauty & style inspirations?

Like mentioned earlier I love old Hollywood glamour, so I would say my main inspirations would be Jayne Mansfield, Diana Dors, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn and of course Marilyn Monroe!

4. What are your retro lingerie essentials for a pinup perfect look?

You can never go wrong with a girdle to give you that lovely nipped in waist for the pinup hourglass figure, and a bullet bra to give you that authentic 1950's bust shape.

5. Finally, I have to ask, what are you favourite pieces from my new 'Jayne' collection?

Now this is a hard one, as its all so beautiful! But I would have to say the 'Jayne' round neck baby doll in pink and black, paired with the black ruffled bra and matching high waisted ruffled panties. You can never have too many ruffles!

Thank you so much to Rachel for being my beautiful model and being part of my Pinup Talk blog series! Isn't she a dream? 

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Shop my new Jayne collection as modelled by Miss Rachel Frances. 

Thanks for reading, pinups!


P.S. If you're an aspiring pinup model, fancy a glamorous make over by October Divine or if you're looking for the perfect gift for your vintage loving partner, take advantage of this special offer! Get 10% off all makeover and photo shoot packages at The Pinup Academy studio with the code 'MYRETROCLOSET' at the checkout. Time to treat yourself!


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