The first of our tributes to the incredible talents of Alberto Vargas in the New Year, Kingpin’s Hideaway is proud to present the Ladypin pin up for January – Ms. Mamy!
Would you prefer Park Place or Boardwalk?
Ms. Mamy now graces the Kingpin’s Hideaway Queen Street West window display. Ms. Mamy is modeling a smashing 1920′s silk top hat, 1940′s formal white tie, elegant 1930′s dress coat, and 1890′s gold handled walking can.
Photograph by Jennifer Toole
Hair by Amber Fairlie
Make-up by Bronwen Weiderick
“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.
Kingpin’s Hideaway and Cabaret Vintage are both pleased to host the Velvet Parlour at this month’s edition of Electro Swing Club at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel.
This Friday, August 17th, the Velvet Parlour will feature our curated vintage fashion in a photo booth experience; featuring many original and designer pieces from our current collection. Linger in the Velvet Parlour and perhaps pose in our vintage photography booth. Find out… What kind of man wears Kingpin?
Define your style this Friday in clothing from designers including Hugo Boss, Yves St. Laurent and Alexander McQueen and make your mark on the world.
Electro Swing Club is a monthly dance party fusing traditional swing with modern electronic beats à la Victrolacore! Friday evening will feature DeeJays, live acts, visuals, burlesque and a 1920s – 40s dress code.
TICKETS to Electro Swing Club will be available for $20 at the door or $15 if dressed in
Sexy, Sexy Scottish Pipers
Robbie Burns Suppers are held in late January to celebrate the best of Scottish culture as exemplified in the writings of Robert ‘Robbie’ Burns.
To help the proper gentleman get in the spirit Kingpin’s Hideaway has tartaned up the place!
A Tartan For Every Mood
All you need is Tartan! (...and a decent pair of brogues)
Tweed jacket with wool Kilt and Masonic Jewels
Brogues, Scotch Whiskey, Kilts and Sexy Pipers - A perfect Robbie Burns Supper!