The Little Book of Bettie: Taking a Page from the Queen of Pinups by Tori Rodriguez

Last fall, I was contacted by Tori Rodriguez of Bettie Page Fitness to see if I'd like to write some Bettie Page inspired fashion crafts for a book she wrote. Of course, I said yes and I came up with 3 DIY Bettie Page inspired projects. The Little Book of Bettie: Taking a Page from the Queen of the Pinups is now available wherever books are sold from Running Press! My copy arrived recently and I was so excited to see my words and pictures in print.

how to make a tropical pinup hair flower

Bettie Page inspired pink pinup straw purse

The Little Book of Bettie includes Bettie Page inspired fashion, fitness, hair, beauty and a forward by none other than Dita Von Teese. You'll find my tutorials for a tropical hair flower clip, nautical pinup shoe clips and a fabulous pink straw handbag with no-sew animal print lining, inspired by Bettie's home made animal print swimsuits.  Tori also included by watercolor illustration, 10 Style Lessons from Bettie Page.

10 style lessons from Bettie Page by Brittant Sherman Va-Voom Vintage

Va-Voom Vintage Bettie Page Book

How to make pinup style shoe clips

Check out Tori's very fun and inspiring Bettie Page fitness dvd, which I've been using and enjoying for quite a while. Each workout move is inspired by one of Bettie's classic pinup poses. I love that the dvd includes workouts for all bodies and she keeps it very light, fun and encouraging.