Monday, December 15, 2008

J'adore....

Bernie Dexter.

Bernie Dexter is one of my style icons. She is the epitome of the modern rockabilly and has modeled extensively for many reproduction vintage clothing lines including What Katie Did, Whirling Turban, Stop Staring and Babygirl Boutique.
A former make-up artist with MAC cosmetics, she one day found herself in front of the camera rather than behind the scenes. She entered into the Viva Las Vegas (VLV) Pin-Up competition and the rest, as they say, is history.

Known for her modern pin-up girl look, Bernie has been compared to 50's wild child Bettie Page whom passed away last weekend:

The similarity is spooky don't you think?

Bernie has taken her popular image and in partnership with other designers has developed her own signature lines of lingerie, shoes and furs across the US and Europe.

Meow Kittens!

I love her bad-girl glamour - those pouty red lips, smokey eyes and the glossiest hair I have ever seen! Now if only I could get even close to her 32-24-35 measurements! Hmmm. That would mean no more chocolate or Champagne. NOT going to happen!

5 comments:

Miss Karen said...

She looks positively gorgeous! It's wonderful to see the Bettie Page look live on in wonderful ladies like Bernie.

diamondsinchampagne said...

She is so glamorous! Simply gorgeous.
How I wish I could be that fabulous

MISS GLITZY said...

It's amazing how Betty Page has inspired the Pin-Up world and it's great to see her inheritance alive in such a gorgeous woman like Bernie.

Miss_Red said...

Wow she really does have a striking resemblance to Betty Page!
I love these pics, she's truly gorgeous

Vintage Verve said...

Misses Karen and Glitzy, I totally agree. I hope Bettie's legend lives on.

DiamondsinChampagne and Miss Red if only I could capture just a smidge of that innocent yet vampish essence, I'd bottle and sell it for sure! Or maybe just keep it for myself....hmm....