Since nothing says Valentine’s Day like a vision in pink, we are thrilled to introduce Florida native Penelope Pink as our February Pinup of the Month! Born and raised in Orlando, Penelope grew up admiring the alluring artwork of pinup masters like Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas. Inspired by the timeless beauty of icons such as Bettie Page and Dita Von Teese, she crafted her own, one-of-a-kind vintage style.
“The best part of wearing vintage,” Penelope says, “is that the fabrics, shapes and prints are always so unique.” Most weekends find her hunting for these singular treasures around Orlando and — of course — at the Vince Taj closet at Audubon Park’s The Lovely Boutique Market.
Speaking of Orlando, Penelope has also enjoyed being a part of our local vintage scene as it has evolved over the years. “Orlando has such a close knit and supportive group of people,” she says.
And that sense of community is spreading around the nation. “About two years ago I joined the Luscious Ladies, a pinup social group,” Penelope says. “We support our community by attending local events and traveling for shows. In fact, pinup has taken me all over the country! I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many new friends and to connect with people over our shared love of vintage.”
To see Penelope in other amazing Vince Taj vintage looks throughout the month, be sure to follow Vince on Instagram!