The studio was packed with vintage vibes and tulle for our first-ever Mod Bettie Pin-Up Contest!
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.
Miss Mod Bettie 2019,
Congratulations to Miss Naughty Bettie 2019,
Congratulations to Miss #SquadBettie 2019,
Special recognition to our 4th place contestant Kitty de L’Amour and our
5th place contestant Miss Paula Luv
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.
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!
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: