In which city did you take your first class or private session with Bettina May?
NYC at The Beauty Bar
What made you decide to take the class? Was it an easy decision, or something you had to step outside your comfort zone to make happen?
I always liked the look of the Pinup Era, especially Bettie Page. It wasn’t an easy decision to do, I was really nervous. I took the class as a surprise for my husband for a unique Christmas present. It was very much a step outside of my comfort zone.
Did you have any previous experience with a vintage look, or was this a brand new experience for you?
It was a brand new experience for me, and a very exciting one too.
Did you go on to pursue more photoshoots, or take another class with Bettina?
Yes, I had a private session with Bettina. We where going for a Sophia Loren inspired look.
How do you feel your life has changed since taking this class?
Taking the class with Bettina gave me more confidence and made me feel really good about myself. I learned different tricks on how to apply a perfect cat eye and a new found confidence from stepping out of my shell and trying something different.
What would you want to tell other people who want to try something new with their life but aren‘t confident enough to take the plunge?
I would tell them to just “Let it go“, and in the end they will be amazed at themselves for trying something new, and hopefully a new confidence within them.
August 2015 Pin-Up of the Month
Marina Kalkum, 42, NYC
Mother, Teacher, Artist & World Traveler
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