Lady Eccentrik: Black Women in Pin-up.

If there is a movement in fashion that has seen black women contributions overlooked, it is that of the “Pin-up”. Sadly, historically and presently, vintage glamour is mainly associated with white women although the impact and influences of black women have helped shaped pin-up as we know it today.

From the likes of world-known sirens such as Eartha Kitt and Dorothy Dandridge to women like Lottie Graves who made their mark in the vintage Era’s. Today, there is still a lack of visibility for black women in Vintage fashion. A quick google search of modern “vintage or pin-up models” will give you a sea of white faces. This is exactly the reason why models like Lady Eccentrix excite us. We first came across Essentrix (as she prefers to be called) on our Instagram feed and sure was she a sight to behold. From her raven hair styled in great Gatsby style pin curls to her perfectly conical bullet bra under numerous vintage outfits, Essentrix was the perfect choice of our model of the month cover for our current issue.  Not only is she the embodiment of a classic yet modern pin-up vixen, but she also reminds us of the importance of the representation of black women in all arena of the fashion and art world. We had the pleasure of doing a behind the scene interview with her for the site. However, if you want to see the full spread of her magazine feature, order the current issue here

This is exactly the reason why models like Lady Eccentrix excite us. We first came across Essentrix (as she prefers to be called) on our Instagram feed and sure was she a sight to behold. From her raven hair styled in great Gatsby style pin curls to her perfectly conical bullet bra under numerous vintage outfits, Essentrix was the perfect choice of our model of the month cover for our current issue.  Not only is she the embodiment of a classic yet modern pin-up vixen, but she also reminds us of the importance of the representation of black women in all arena of the fashion and art world. We had the pleasure of doing a behind the scene interview with her for the site. However, if you want to see the full spread of her magazine feature, order the current issue here

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