Meet Jade Pinup

jade-headshotI truly believe I was born in the wrong era, I feel like I am an old soul living in a young body. I love everything about the 1940’s, the clothing, hair and makeup, the vintage style is incomparable. I mean just look at the stars of the 40’s.

You have Betty Grable (who was the most famous Pinup girl of WWII), Rita Hayworth and Hedy Lamarr to name a few. And of course we can’t forget the men, the ever so handsome Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable. Ohhh and the music, who doesn’t swoon when you hear the voice of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, or Bing Crosby?

The most famous for WWII melodies come from the Andrew Sisters, Lena Horn, Ella Fitzgerald and best of all Glenn Miller (I love big band music), need I say more! There is nothing to compare to the sincere genuine simple life that came out of that era. See what I mean, there is nothing more exciting to me than the 40’s.

I have been compared to many of the original Pinup girls and I was even compared to Betty Grable by Tim Bernsau in an article he wrote for “Street Rodder” magazine. I love appearing at events illustrating the innocence of Pinup girls of simpler times. I strive to be a very family friendly Pinup icon.

I have been doing this since I was 17. My Grandmother, whom I love and admire so dearly, encouraged me and even provided me with my first pinup clothing right out of her closet. Since that time I have been captivated with the thought of Pinup, anything vintage makes me happy.


I keep myself busy with the CAF (Commemorative Air Force) attending air shows, fund raisers, events, car shows and photo shoots. I also hold classes to help other vintage Pinup gals to recreate the era which I hold so close to my heart. I hope to encourage others to love and respect the beauty of vintage and Pinup.

In this world today I believe we need to bring back some of those simpler times, take a deep breath and enjoy life!