Mod Bettie Pin-up Contest

The studio was packed with vintage vibes and tulle for our first-ever Mod Bettie Pin-Up Contest!

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The turnout was insane and the 19 Betties that competed were INCREDIBLE.  Each contestant brought their own unique and beautiful take on vintage style and fashion.  It was amazing to see so many new faces to the pin-up community, as well as many established pin-ups.  The judges had such a difficult time choosing a winner.  We had ties for both 1st and 2nd place, with the remainder of contestants extremely close in numbers.

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Congratulations to

Miss Mod Bettie 2019,

Mo D’Merry

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Congratulations to Miss Naughty Bettie 2019,

Pepper Purslane

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Congratulations to Miss #SquadBettie 2019,

Lindy Lamore

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Special recognition to our 4th place contestant Kitty de L’Amour and our

5th place contestant Miss Paula Luv

A special thank you to our AMAZING Judges:  Star Buxom  ,  Chrystal Drewitt-Rike ,  Calamity Jane !

A special thank you to our AMAZING Judges: Star Buxom , Chrystal Drewitt-Rike, Calamity Jane!

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Yvonne vonBerg, CEO and Founder of Retro Co., our co-host and co-sponsor, flew in from Florida just to attend the contest! Retro Co. was on hand to talk about natural skin care with vintage inspirations.

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The crowd was full of belly laughs from our emcee, Laurie Laughlin ( NOT Aunt Becky, no matter what people on Twitter believe). A West Michigan momic (mom + comic) who first got her start entertaining others at the Comedy Den in the 80’s, you may have seen her more recently during LaughFest. You can find out where she's performing next at LaurieLaughs.com!

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The photo booth was EPIC.  Check out these amazing Betties:

We had some AMAZING vintage and vintage-inspired vendors. Attendees were able to check out some gorgeous vintage fashion from Maid Marian’s Closet, Sew Retro Fashions and, of course, Naughty Bettie.   Our neighbors (located in the north building), Elevated Antiques, brought the CUTEST vintage items. Attendees also had the opportunity to try a vintage lip at the lip bar provided by About Face Grand Rapids.  

Thank you to all of the businesses that donated items for our contestants goodie bags:

Retro Co.

Red Dolly Swimwear

Sew Retro Fashion

About Face Grand Rapids

Maid Marian’s Closet

Katiris Design

Erin Etc.

Refresh Wellness

Center for Women’s Sexual Health

BB Mindful

Koki

Diem Designs Studio

Zeal Aerial Fitness

Makeup Eraser

Inspire Wellness Chiropractic

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Vodka welcome.
Vulnerability encouraged.

You've seen posts, read the comments and heard statements like, "Selfies are so vain," "Why does she take so many pictures of herself?" "Who does she think she is?"

*THIS IS WHERE WE WAVE A GIANT RED FLAG IN THE AIR AND SAY, UH-UH, SISTER. NOT HAPPENING ON MY WATCH.*

In a society that puts a camera in every hand but is quick to shame the selfie, our mission is to empower women by creating a safe and supportive environment for female self-expression. So help me vodka.

Join our fempowerment community and let's lift each other up. <3