Kingpin New Auctioneer for Hookerson Blough Vintage Auction in Toronto

The Kingpin will be swinging the gavel at the upcoming Hookerson Blough auctions hosted by Mrs. Huizenga, a vintage lifestyle store at 28 Roncesvalles in Toronto, Canada.

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Kingpin swings gavel at Hookerson Blough vintage auction

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Recent Hookerson Blough Vintage Auction Poster Hosted by Mrs. Huizenga in Toronto

Recent Hookerson Blough Vintage Auction Poster Hosted by Mrs. Huizenga in Toronto

The dates for the upcoming auctions are February 20th, March  2nd and March 20th, 2014.

Kingpin’s Hideaway Ladypin Pin Up for February – The Queenpin

Love should never be confined to just one day, or one month and Kingpin’s Ms. February is letting us know in our newest pin up tribute to Alberto Vargas . Kingpin’s Hideaway is proud to present the Ladypin pin up for January – The Queenpin!

Vargas Style Pin Up - Kingpin's Ladypins - February - What am I wearing? Let me paint you a picture...

What am I wearing? Let me paint you a picture…

The Queenpin now graces the Kingpin’s Hideaway Queen Street West window display. She is modeling a vintage pair of new old stock 1950s mauve stockings, cheetah skin open toe mules and a Western Electric Model 302 telephone.

Photograph by Jennifer Toole

Hair by Amber Fairlie

Make-up by Bronwen Weiderick

Kingpin’s Hideaway Ladypin Pin Up for December – Miss Ella Modella

Continuing in our tribute to the incredible talents of Alberto Vargas we are happy to share our latest Ladypin pin up – Miss Ella Modella!

Ms. Ella Modella Pin Up December- Vargas Style

“I really wanted a pony, but I think you’ll do just fine.”Ms. Ella Modella Pin Up December- Vargas Style

Ms. Ella now graces the Kingpin’s Hideaway Queen Street West window display. Ms. Ella is modeling a lovely 1950s vintage mink wrap and her stunning features captured by Ms. Jennifer Toole.

Kingpin’s Hideaway Donates Vintage Trophies to CBC Radio for Prestigious 2012 Bucky Awards

The real, live CBC Radio 3 2012 Bucky Awards - vintage trophies provided through the generous support of Kingpin's Hideaway.

The real, live CBC Radio 3 2012 Bucky Awards – vintage trophies provided through the generous support of Kingpin’s Hideaway.

 

In honour of the 2012 Bucky Awards being presented this week by CBC Radio 3 Kingpin’s Hideaway has graciously donated the vintage trophies being given to the winners! The Bucky Awards are CBC Radio 3′s annual celebration of the very best Canadian music of the year, as chosen by their listeners.

 

The trophies even have there own gallery on the CBC Radio website. Here are a sample:

 

The 2012 Rookie of the Year

 

Creepy baby award presented to The 2012 Rookie of the Year

Creepy baby award presented to our rookie of the year.

 

The #socialbutterfly Bucky for 2012

 

the #socialbutterfly Bucky for 2012

the #socialbutterfly Bucky for 2012

 

The Bucky for Best Reason to Buy a Concert Ticket

 

The Bucky for Best Reason to Buy a Concert Ticket

The Bucky for Best Reason to Buy a Concert Ticket

 

You can listen the live broadcast of the Bucky Awards Gala here.

 

Bucky Crest

Bucky Crest (Photo credit: CBC Radio 3)

 

 

 

Kingpin’s Lady Pins – Inaugural Pin Up Pastel Supernova as Carmen

Burlesque Dancer Pastel Supernova as Carmen in Vargas Style Pin Up

“They say they’re rolled on the thighs of virgins but I can assure you that isn’t true.”

Burlesque dancer Pastel Supernova as Carmen in Vargas Style Pin Up.

Welcome to the first in a continuing series of Vargas inspired pin ups produced by Kingpin’s Hideaway. Pastel Supernova graces us with her rendition of the wild and cigar-smoking Carmen. She also has on display a gorgeous silk crêpe piano shawl in deep royal purple with a wide border of silk velvet.

The piano shawl was made by the defunct J.H. & C.K. Silk Mill of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, pre-1930 and features an early Art Nouveau batik.

This series is built on the structure of the Vargas Pin Up crafted by Peruvian artist Alberto Vargas.  Vargas developed his distinct style throughout the 20th century with his work for film posters and Esquire and Playboy magazines.
Pastel was photographed on location at Kingpin’s Hideaway by Jennifer Toole.