Retro style is red-hot in Ipswich’s pin-up pageant

BACK IN FASHION: Louise Geoghegan previews the Miss Diamond Cut Pin-up pageant to be held at the Knights Soccer Club on October 19.
BACK IN FASHION: Louise Geoghegan previews the Miss Diamond Cut Pin-up pageant to be held at the Knights Soccer Club on October 19. Rob Williams

THE retro fashion revival continues to inspire Ipswich pin-up models vying to win this year's Ms Diamond Cut Pin-Up Pageant title.

The pageant celebrates classic fashion from the 50s and 60s and will be held for its third consecutive year.

Organiser and owner of Brisbane St business Diamond Cut Hair and Make-Up Studio Cassie Jackson is looking for 10 models to enter in this year's pageant to be held in October. There are only five spots left to fill.

Ms Jackson said this year's event at the Ipswich Knights clubhouse would begin with twilight markets and a vintage car show. The pageant will be held later in the evening, with potential Ms Pin-Ups taking part in three different categories. The third category is a pin-up in pink to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Ms Jackson said the pin-up look had continued its strong revival in recent years.

"It's still the same retro-inspired feel. People come dressed up for it as well and really get involved in it," she said.

"The fact the pageant is bigger than last year...people are getting behind it and people are excited about the other aspects to it this year."

Last year's winner Louise Geoghegan said the pin-up look was something that always intrigued her.

But after getting a hair-do at a pin-up show, Ms Geoghegan, who goes by the pin-up moniker Cleo DeFleur, decided to follow the fashion more closely.

"Just the fact that it allows you to be unique but in a very classy way," she said. "This was the first pageant I entered and I was lucky to place in it at all."

To enter contact Ms Jackson at info@diamonddames.com.au.



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