Pinup Secrets with Vivienne Rose

Updated: Aug 5, 2019

Vivienne Rose is a pinup lady with strong dark Gothic influences. Give her an umbrella to keep her skin porcelain white and wrap her in latex.


Location

Newcastle, NSW


When did your passion for the pinup scene start?

When I was about 17!


What kind of style are you influenced by?

I'm really influenced by Gothic glamour and dark pinup style mainly, but also vintage showgirl style and art deco style; anything with a vintage feel!  I love vintage fetish and latex style, I would love to get some latex some day!


Who is most influential to your style?

Dita Von Teese for sure! Along with other Gothic pinups or burlesque ladies like Veronica Varlow, Chloe Anne Marie and Threnody in Velvet. There's so many pinups on Instagram that just blow me away!


What is your favourite era?

My fave era would probably be the 1930's. I think it's just so elegant and graceful. I love the underwear from then too!


What are your Top 5 must have items for being the pinup you are?

1 - Dark red lipstick

2 - Fishnet stockings

3 - A comfy garter belt - Check out my classic style at La Femme En Noir

4 - Classic black heels

5 - Overwire bra - Check out Bettie Page Lingerie at Playful Promises


Tell us about your makeup routine and how long it takes you?

I love doing my makeup, it's so relaxing and fun! I normally start with a foundation slightly paler than my skin, trying to resemble a vampire! I don't use concealer or powders anymore, but sometimes I'll do some contour or highlight. Then I do highly arched brows, I used to shave the tails off but I prefer to just have them thin these days. Next I do brown or sometimes black eye-shadow, occasionally pink or red! If I have any, I'll sparkle up the inner corners of my eyes. Classic black wing and mascara and sometimes lashes, with a beauty mark on my left cheekbone! And of course red lips, my favourite is a matte dark blood red. Full makeup takes me about an hour!


How do you set and style your hair?

I'm not very good at hair but if I'm curling it I always do pin curls or a wet set. I want my hair long so I stay away from heat styling.


What's your best kept secret?

I don't think I have one! Maybe to have a nice parasol with you on walks.


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