We went to a special invitation-only version of Mitzi and Co’s Pinup Beauty Academy, where the fabulous Miss Rockwell de Vil demonstrated hair and makeup techniques for 20 never-professionally-published aspiring pin ups. We couldn’t fit the whole workshop in the film – it lasted four hours! – but we can share some of Rockwell’s fabulous tips here for you.

The perfect cat eye and victory rolls are two of the most difficult looks to achieve. A missed swipe of the rod on the first and one risks getting a makeup-induced black eye. The other if pinned incorrectly can make the model look like Minnie Mouse.


Thanks to the lovlely Erica Vaughn who was the model for the Beauty Academy.