The next in our series of pin ups in tribute to Alberto Vargas we present July’s Kingpin’s Hideaway’s Ladypin Pin up – Bridgette Jean!
“Darling, it’s too big to stick that in my pipe…”
Ms. July is clad in vintage velvet, wearing a mid-century oxblood velvet smoking cap and a Victorian oxblood velvet smoking jacket. She is holding a vintage briar bowl pipe with bakelite stem. Needless to say, Bridgette is smokin’.
Ms. June now graces the Kingpin’s Hideaway Queen Street West window display.
Photograph by Jennifer Toole – Hair by Amber Fairlie – Make-up by Bronwen Weiderick
Anne Caver sports a vintage silk Dolce and Gabbana blouse she found at Kingpin’s Hideaway in Toronto
Last fall Anne Caver of the blog life in the m lane dropped by the Kingpin’s Hideaway pop-up shop on Queen Street West in Toronto and wrote a fetching article about the experience – kingpin’s hideaway : where the vintage goes to play. The author even used one of the blouses she picked up, a silk Dolce & Gabbana blouse, in a feature fashion shoot and article Icon: Anne Caver in the blog à la mode [adj: fusion of effects] . Here’s a little nugget of Caver’s elegant prose:
Hidden in the underground “backstage” of vintage shop Cabaret, Kingpin‘s pop-up shop is every man’s best friend. Lustful for the days of smoking jackets and pipes? You’re covered. Wishing a perfect suit could be easily found with shirt options to spare? You’re covered. Dreaming of that perfect bowler or fedora to top it off? You’re covered. From suits to shoes and all the fixins, you’re covered.
Being well received is always satisfying!
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!
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
By Karolyne Ellacott
For the next month, kingpins can get dressed here (Image: Karolyne Ellacott)
Kingpin’s Hideaway is tucked away in the basement of Queen Street’s longstanding vintage boutique Cabaret. This pop-up shop for (mostly) men is the doing of Jonathan Hagey, a vintage collector offering up “Gentlemenswear. With Balls,” or so the tagline goes. Housing everything needed for a dapper silhouette, Hagey is prepared to dress men from head to toe, helping them look and feel their best while scrapping the ubiquitous jeans ‘n’ plaid combo…Read the rest of the article here on postcity.com!
Kingpin with Burlesque Dancers Red Herring and Bella Fox