Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Havaianas Summer Kit

Do you know him!? I think not much people would know who is he. His name is Gil Elvgren and who is he!?

He was America pin-up artist, which created beautiful calendar girls: each had to have a “fifteen-year-old face on a twenty-year-old body".

Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914-February 29, 1980), born Gillette Elvgren, was an American painter of pin-up girls, advertising and illustration. Elvgren lived in various locations, and was active from the 1930s to 1970s. Today he is best known for his pin-up paintings for Brown & Bigelow. Elvgren was one of the most important pin-up and glamour artists of the twentieth century. In addition, he was a classical American illustrator. He was a master of portraying the feminine, but he wasn't limited to the calendar pin-up industry. He was strongly influenced by the early "pretty girl" illustrators, such as Charles Dana Gibson, Andrew Loomis, and Howard Chandler Christy. Other influences included the Brandywine School founded by Howard Pyle. Elvgren was a commercial success. His clients ranged from Brown & Bigelow and Coca-Cola to General Electric and Sealy Mattress Company.

In addition, during the 1940s and 1950s he illustrated stories for a host of magazines, such as The Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping. Although best known for his pin-ups, his work for Coca-Cola and others depicted typical Americans - ordinary people doing everyday things. The women Elvgren painted were never the femme fatale, the female adventuress, or somebody's mistress. They are the girl next door whose charms are innocently revealed in that fleeting instant when she is caught unaware in what might be an embarrassing situation.

Here are some of the Pin-up he did. If you doesn't recognize him you could recognize those painting. Elvgren shot his own model set up.

Why do I wrote about him? Because Havaianas x The Butterfly Project is giving away two set of Havaianas Summer Kit for the TBP members. It also depend on our lucky, Those Flip-flops with a pin-up girl illustration are awaiting for the Butter-rellas (When Cinderellas turn into a butterfly) to fit into them and bring them home together with the Matching pin-up girl towel!!!
Some of you might just asked what so crazy about the flip-flops and a matching towel huh? It is because it is a priceless limited edition Havaianas Summer Kit, there's only 20 pairs in Malaysia and they are NOT FOR SALE. I hope could get it, I really love vintage stuff or stuff that will never easily bump with other and most important is #ImmaShoeLover. I buy shoes and wore them for one or maybe I never wear them and I keep them nicely in their boxes. hahahahaha! Im kinda insane shoe lover which my parent, my siblings and my bf never know how much I love my shoes. They always ask me to give them to other people or sell them but NO NO NO! Those shoes are my baby am not gonna sell them off.

Now I hope the flip-flop will be the size of my feets, even it wasn't I don't mind owning them!! *fingers-crossing* Hoping those flip-flop are in SIZE 6-7!!! PLEASEEEE

And thank to Havaianas for the precious filp-flop and also thanks to The Butterfly Project for always pampering us by giving us so much great stuff and great events. Remember do follow their Twitter for more info from them @MYHavainas.

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