Gibson Girl Goes to Disneyland

Last Sunday, Pinup Girl Clothing (or PUG, and pronounced like the dog, as it is affectionately called) hosted Pin-Up Parade in the Park, their themed day at Disneyland Park. It’s a day to celebrate pin-up style, while, preferably of course wearing PUG’s stuff, and enjoying the park with many, many vintage and retro loving gals. I honestly own four, yes, four pieces of PUG, all of which are skirts. Two plain solids and two prints. So I decided to actually repeat an outfit I wore not too long ago for a Farrell’s visit, my 50s take on the Gibson Girl, which worked perfectly for Disneyland as Disneyland has the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor. (Seriously, what’s with Gibson girls and ice cream?) And the Gibson girl is considered to be the very first pin-up girl! So, perfect combination! I also knocked out a Gibson Girl parasol for the day too, as the sun was blazing and temperatures reached 90s degrees fahrenheit. I came up with a variety of ideas when working on the Gibson Girl parasol, but ultimately settled on just doing the most iconic image, and the one used on the sign outside (it also happens to be the image that was chosen for the Gibson Girl USPS stamp made in 1998).

One of the highlights of the day was trivia! PUG hosted Disney themed trivia questions and gave winners “gift codes”, codes that gave the winners credit toward on-line purchases in varying amounts. I won twice, once on a $75.00 question, and again on a $500 question. Patrick also pitched in and scored me another $75 code! So, looks like I’m going on a PUG shopping spree! Do any of you have a favorite PUG item? If so, please share! There are many reasons why I don’t own a lot of PUG items, but two of the reasons are one, I really suck at on-line shopping (and their brick-and-mortar shop sells very few items from their site), and two, what I have tired on dress wise fit rather terribly, hence why I only have skirts! So I am really looking forward to hearing your opinions if you have ’em! As well as giving more of their stuff a shot.

Look for another Gibson Girl inspired outfit soon, as we are going to Farrell’s for my birthday later this week!

Vintage Nylon Blouse: Antique Alley, Portland, Oregon
Skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes: Re-Mix
Cameo: Don’t remember…
Parasol: Made by me

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