Friday, September 14, 2018

The Courageous and Stunning, Miss Kiti Kobain!

Photographer: Altenburg Studios MUAH: Amelia C.
Welcome back darlins! Meet Miss Kiti Kobain! This amazing gal is sure to delight. Read along and brighten your day!

Photographer: Kelly Marie Fitzpatrick MUAH: Sabrina Tannehill

Tell us about yourself. How long have you been into pinup? 

I've been a pinup model for longer than I should probably admit lol. I started about 10 years ago as something I wanted to do but never really thought I could. It's been a literal dream come true. I am a huge horror movie fan and old Hollywood movies as well. I am a grunge girl, hence the Kobain!! I am also a mom to triplets, which is my real claim to fame. They are by far the coolest thing about me.

Photographer: Altenburg Studio Hair: Karah @ Amelia C and Co Makeup: Kai @ Amelia C and Co.
Do you participate in a vintage lifestyle? 

I work a retail job, so 5 days a week I have to dress like a teenager but outside of that I dress in vintage or repro. I basically live in the modern world while loving and appreciating the aesthetic of the days past. I one day dream of having a mid-century modern styled home but with three toddlers running around I think that IKEA is better suited!

Hair: Dottie Vee @ Heads Will Roll Salon
What is your favorite beauty advice or routine?

Take risks! Don't be afraid to break the status quo. I hear all the time, when I go out, "I wish I could dress like that" or "You look so you cute, I wish I could pull that off" and I always answer, "You can!!!" There is nothing special about me that makes me able to "pull it off". I think we are afraid of what people will think so we don't do the things we want. I find I get way more positive feedback than negative.

Photographer: Xquzit Pix MUAH: Harmony Wadsworth
Who is your inspiration? 

Betty Grable, Ginger Rodgers and, curveball here, Elizabeth Taylor are my pinup style icons. The style in which they each wore clothes and their effervescence is inspiring.
As a human, I am inspired by my uncle Herbie. He recently passed from cancer. He was told nearly 10 years ago that he had less than 6 months to live and he more than proved that we do not have an expiration date! He worked almost daily in those 10 years as well and continued to run his business while still was climbing on roofs to fix air units!! I am sidelined by a headache and this man with stage 4 cancer is working in extreme heats! He never complained, he never felt sorry for himself, and he was always there to give someone a helping hand. He put everyone before himself always. I hope to be even 1/100 as selfless as he was.

Photographer: Xquzit Pix MUAH: Harmony Wadsworth

What advice or inspiration would you like to share with others?

Cliche as it is: don't let others dull your shine! Don't wish to be someone else because someone out there wants to be you! 

What makes you an extraordinary pinup?

I am far from extraordinary - I think what makes me unique is that I don't put myself into a box. I love so many things, I have no real "brand"- that makes me a horrible social media maven but I think it makes me a fun person! 

Credit: Modeling for Nicole Katharine Design
It may be cliche but I don't think it can be reiterated enough - never let anyone dull your shine! Of course, Miss Kiti Kobain is certainly here to brighten your day and lift your spirits. Remember ladies (and gents, too) to always be true to yourself and do the things you really want to do - life is too short!

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