Everyone here at Blue Velvet Vintage was very excited to be able to help out Pinups For Vets by providing Gina and Julia our white Marcelle beaded flapper dress and black fringed Brooksie dress to wear at their recent Roaring 20s Themed Burlesque Show and Fundraiser in Los Angeles. And as you can see from the above photo, they both look fabulous!
In case you’re not familiar with this amazing award winning organization, Pinups for Vets was started originally by Gina Elise back in 2006, when she decided she need to do something to help our troops.
Her grandfather had served during WWII and she came up with a great way to honor his name. Loving the fashion and pin up art from the 40s, and how it boosted the morale of many soldiers, Gina set out to create a modern 40s inspired pinup calendar to sell and raise money, the proceeds of which go to VA and Military Hospitals across the US to help expand their healthcare programs.
Since then she has also traveled the country, personally delivering gifts to hospitalized veterans and working with other nonprofts groups to get care packages sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. The events Gina and her other caring pinups participate in also help raise funds to help our wounded warriors.
This video from ABC News explains it all and features highlights of the show!
We were honored to be able to participate in this, even if in a small way. These gals are involved in a very worthy cause. So checkout their website, maybe even make a donation or buy a calendar! It’s a great way to show support for our troops.