Our Pin Me Up Workshop has returned!! This event is the most requested and we are so happy to bring our Native women together for some fun. Not only did we have new classes on Vintage Hairstyling and 5 Pinup Points, we also added a few really cool surprises.
One of those surprises was Grownup Navajo herself, Jaclyn Roessel. She provided us with helpful mantras, and even performed two poems, “Dear Girl-Made-of-Honey” and “Seeds of Resilience” This definitely set the mood for our workshop and also left us with happy hearts.
Another addition were our guests from The iiSh, Amanda and Ashley. They were covering our event from beginning to end. It was great because they are new to the pinup world and we had the wonderful opportunity to show each of our classes live on Facebook. You can check out their awesome event recap by clicking HERE.
We had previously asked Jaclyn and Ashley to be our models for our demos and they happily accepted. Our participants were able to see the pinup transformation right in front of their very eyes. We explained our hair processes from setting to styling, and discussed our BBP 5 Pinup Points. Once again, we were excited to be sponsored by Suavecita Pomade, which is our go to brand for all of our hair needs!!
Our workshop included teenagers, sisters, and we even had a mom and daughter combo! We welcomed all women to enjoy a day of learning about what we absolutely love.
We hope that you can join us at the next event!
A couple of days before we headed off to Navajo Code Talkers Day in Window Rock, Arizona we were contacted by our long time friend Jared Yazzie from OXDX Clothing. He was putting together his Fall Release and asked us to be a part of the photoshoot, so of course we had to say YES! With his amazing line and so many dope creatives on his team, we knew it was going to be fly!
On March 3rd we were invited to the Dreamers Junction fashion show “A Night to Remember” in Window Rock, Arizona. The showcase included designers Shane Watson of Shayne Watson Designs, Jared Yazzie of OXDX Clothing & Loren Aragon of ACONAV. Although we are usually a part of the big event, this time we behind the scenes creating vintage inspired hair styles for 15 models, this list even included actress Grace Dove of “The Revenant” who starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Each model was given a unique hair style from Victory rolls, bumper bangs, vintage waves to low messy buns to end the show. All hair styles collaborated well with the showcase that included urban streetwear to elegant wedding attire. It was great to see our hair styles being modeled though out the entire event and we would like to thank the owner, Mariah Watchman, of Dreamers Junction for allowing us to be a part of this great event!
Since we have done the official BBP recap, we would like to share what others thought about the event! Take a look!
“The OXDX Fall Fashion Release show was a phenomenal event that surpassed all expectations! It knocked our socks off to say the least. Krystle and I (as Blue Bird Pinup volunteer and member) were amazed at the quick influx of people entering and signing in to absorb what the show had to offer. Granted we did not view the show in its entirety but we managed to collect and share in the energy and enthusiasm of the performers and spectators. The awesome Bobby Wilson kept the flow of the show and crowd lively with his comedic timing. The ambient beats and enlightening lyrics of Nataanii Means and Supaman had folks engaged, laughing, bobbing their heads and swaying to the groove. The beautiful runway models were absolutely stunning wearing the fashions of Jared OXDX Yazzie, Jesse Metcalf, and Shayne Watson’s clothing line, topped it off with the pinup hairstyles courtesy of Blue Bird Pinups. This is what the show offered – to come together to support and stand by our Native brothers and sisters in a powerful movement of unity and positive representation of old and new contemporary Indigenous artistry. There is definitely no “misrep” when you can pack plenty of Native Americans in one room taking pride in who they are and what they contribute to our society. We are doing big things so make way for more motivated and inspired Indigenous individuals, fashions, and businesses. Big props for a successful show and look forward to next year!” — Roxie Gunz
“Hair was soo much fun! And meeting the models and seeing new faces! I loved how the entire night at the event was just positive vibes from the crowd. Observing everyone’s reaction and expression with each performance was amazing! Hearing the feedback was the best part! Overall, everyone did an amazing job!!!” –Mz. Peaches
The Blue Bird Pinups made it out for the biggest event known to natives on the Navajo reservation, the Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, AZ. While our audience does grows daily, it is always great to attend community events on our reservation.
The morning started off bright and early but when we arrived to the parade, we could have been mistaken for being late due to all of the tents and vehicles that waited for days to save there parade spot. We were fortunate enough to help SMASE, St. Michaels Association of Special Education, with their float in the annual parade. Our organization has worked with SMASE on more than one occasion and our relationship always seems to strengthen due to the effort of both organizations helping one another.
The parade was a long walk, starting in Tse Bonito, NM and ending in St. Michaels, AZ. We were asked to hand out water, apples and oranges to the parade spectators. One of our main focuses was making sure the elderly didn’t go home empty handed. During the walk we were able to hand out some BBP goodies like stickers and postcards. The weather got pretty hot but we kept going strong. It was a great opportunity to see everyone who attends this annual parade.