Pinup Girl Purple Jenny Harlequin – How You Too Can Score Your Unicorns

Yasmina Greco - Purple Harlequin Jenny Dress

I have been in the Pinup scene for about two years now. I have seen this purple harlequin print Jenny dress by Pinup Girl Clothing on gals for the past two years and was really sad to learn it was sold out and no longer in production. There was also a Jenny skirt made and Lauren top out of the same purple harlequin print. I learned about a year ago that there is a term used for items you covet and dream of and it is ‘unicorn’.  Well, this purple print was indeed my unicorn and I was not going to be in peace until I got my hands on it… determination set in.

Yasmina Greco - Pinup Girl Purple Harlequin

It took a good year to land all 3 of my unicorns (Purple Harlequin Jenny dress, Jenny skirt and Lauren top).  Here are 3 of my tips that I hope help you score your unicorns.

1.       Join as many swap and sell groups on Facebook and check them regularly (my Lauren came from one)

2.       Ebay…. Ebay USA, Ebay Australia and Ebay UK. Check regularly….. I setup alerts for when a harlequin print was posted. I did find a couple on the Ebay Australia site but the sellers would not ship internationally to me in California. ( I ended up getting the skirt on Ebay and then 6 months later the dress) The sellers were both outstanding and the items were immaculate.

3.       Instagram…… a lot of the Pinups we follow also do regular closet clean outs and sell their items. Keep an eye out for these gals and some might have a separate account/ handle for their clothing sales. A Purple Harlequin Jenny dress came up for sale recently (right before I scored mine on Ebay) by a Pinup Girl Clothing model via her Instagram page but I was not lucky…. Someone snatched it up before me.

So there you have it, my 3 tips to score your unicorns. It worked for me. It did not happen overnight. I was compelled to find my unicorns and within a year I found all 3….. Wishing you ladies the very best luck in finding your unicorns too!! I would love to hear from you…. Please share your unicorn stories and if you have tips too on scoring unicorns.

All pics by my sweet hubby Gary



Review: Pinup Couture Harlequin Print Jenny by Pinup Girl Clothing

Turquoise Black Harlequin Pinup Couture Pinup Girl Yasmina Greco

It still hasn’t been a full year since I went Pinup Girl style but, I can recall the first time I saw the harlequin print in turquoise/black from Pinup Girl Clothing and longed for the day I’d stumble across a skirt or dress in that stunning pattern. Well, luckily for me, I didn’t have wait too long (although almost 1 year seems like long enough) till the pattern was re-released because of something called  ‘proposed pug’ where you can vote and tag your favorite Pinup Girl Clothing items w/ #proposedpug in the hopes than enough of you want them to be made one more time.

The harlequin print came back in the form of the classic Pinup Couture Jenny Dress in 1950’s Harlequin Print (white/multi color diamonds) and Jenny skirt as well as the Pinup Couture Jenny Skirt in Turquoise and Black Harlequin Print (my unicorn). Best part of both of these making a comeback is that there are pockets now on both!! What pinup doesn’t love a pocket?

Turquoise Black Harlequin Pinup Couture Pinup Girl Yasmina Greco Pinup

Upcycledclassics Pinup Polaroid Camera

Upcycledclassics Pinup Vintage Polaroid Camera – Matches my Outfit – get yours here, lots of colors to choose from or, order a custom creation to match your pinup outfit

The Pinup Couture harlequin print Jenny skirts are influenced by the styles from the 1950s where dolls wore their circle skirts very full and the material is a luxurious sateen that holds pleats and shape incredibly, zips up the back, has a nice wide waist band to nip in your waist and give you that lovely curvy shape making you want to twirl and twirl because of the voluminous fabric and the way you feel when you put it on. Matching cardigans and tops has never been so easy because of the color options in the pattern; each time you wear it you can have a new look!! The color pattern on the turquoise and black harlequin is so perfect with the atomic turquoise, pink and shades of teals and reds, my oh my, it is stunning!!

White Sateen Harlequin Pinup Couture Pinup Girl Yasmina Greco

The Pinup Couture harlequin Jenny dress in white sateen is one of my absolute favorites!! The dress is styled after the 1960s sundresses and made from the 1950s harlequin print. The first thing you notice when you step into the dress is that the bodice is lined, boned, and fused. The straps are adjustable so you can show as much or as little of your curves as you are comfortable with. Because of the adjustable straps and boning, the dress has incredible structure and will flatter a range of bust sizes….. even those of us blessed with lots and lots on top can comfortably wear this gorgeous dress and feel very put together and chic. The skirt on the harlequin Jenny dress is much like the Jenny skirt, a very full circle skirt and the material is a luxurious sateen that holds pleats and shape incredibly and has pockets!! Zips nicely up the back and nips in your waist. Also, matching a cardigan or shrug will not be a problem as you have so many color options. This is such a happy pattern full of bright pinks and oranges. Be prepared for lots of compliments!!

White Sateen Harlequin Pinup Couture Pinup Girl Yasmina Greco Pinupgirl

Pinup Rockabilly Vintage Camera Polaroid

Upcycledclassics Pinup Vintage Polaroid Camera – Matches my Outfit – get yours here, lots of colors to choose from or, order a custom creation to match your pinup outfit

In these pictures, taken by my sweet hubby (thank you thank you honey), I am wearing a petticoat and the Jenny harlequin skirt in a XL and it fits me spot on per the size chart on the Pinup Girl Clothing website; there is just a tad of stretch. I am wearing the Sophia top by Steady Clothing in a XL (stretchy) to match the skirt. I went all out and added my turquoise and black Mary Jane heels from Unique Vintage. The colors go so perfectly with the turquoise/black Jenny harlequin.

The Jenny harlequin dress in white sateen I am wearing in a 2XL (all my Jenny dresses are 2XL and Jenny skirts XL) to accommodate my bust, yes, it is very roomy in the waist but I love having the option of adding a belt to take in some of the excess fabric if I prefer, depending on how much waist definition I want that day. I wear the dress with my Heart of Haute Sweet Sweater in a XL and it gives such a feminine flair with the bow tie across the front. Heart of Haute has the Sweet Sweater in many colors.

Our Bichon Frise puppy dog Luna wanted to share in some pics too!! She knows I am happy when I wear my Pinup Couture Harlequins. The custom ‘harlequin’ color camera is by my hubby and he has so many color combos in his shop Upcycledclassics

I don’t know how much longer these colors and styles will be available and certain sizes are already selling out so, get yours while you can, they may not make another comeback!!


1950s Pinup Girl Dresses for Curvy Girls Part 1

Crazy4Me Pinup Girl Instagram

Crazy4Me Pinup Girl Instagram

I have always wanted to wear dresses and skirts, beautiful girly blouses too but, with my ample bosom, small waist and curvy hips, No Way could I walk into my local Macy’s and walk out with something gorgeous that hugged my curves in a lady-like way and made me feel and look beautiful. Ladies with my curvy figure, you know what I am talking about. If the dress top fits then it is so big and unflattering in the middle, you look like you are expecting, or, if you can find a blouse that buttons across your breasts, the rest is so big in the waist and sides that you just want to yank it off.

It was this recent Spring, thanks to my husband ( he has a real knack for these things), that I discovered a couple sources for beautifully made clothing, styled after the 1950s-1960s, and had the right looks, colors and cuts to accentuate my curvy figure while making me feel so pretty and lady-like. Here is one of my favorite sources (I will post up additional sources in part 2) 

This site has sizes in XS- 4X, all clothing is made in the USA too!! They make couture for every body and really support and promote body confidence for women. I started out with the below dresses buying them in a 2X so that they fit my ample breasts and then I add a belt around the middle to accentuate my waist/hips. The fabric is so luxurious, all I want to do is twirl, twirl, twirl. And let me warn you, if you are not accustomed to receiving compliments, you better prepare yourself as you will!! I receive non-stop compliments when I wear these beautiful clothes. You can see more of my outfits on my Instagram page –

Jenny Dress in Snow White Print. The colors are incredible on this sundress and it is boned and fused through the bodice to give it amazing structure. I actually wore it for the first time to a high-profile work event, topped with a sunny yellow cardigan.

Crazy4Me Pinup Girl Pinup Dress Snow White Dress

Crazy4Me Pinup Girl Jenny Dress Snow White Print


Evelyn dress in yellow and black vintage rose print. This dress is a vintage style party dress with a gathered bust, side zipper, and matching removable bolero shrug. The peasant-style bodice flatters a range of bust sizes, has a slimming fit through the waist, and then opens up in a full vintage style skirt I have a photo shoot next weekend and will definitely be wearing this stunning dress (stay tuned for pics to come).

Crazy4Me Evelyn Dress Pinup Girl

Pinup Girl Evelyn Dress

Wore this one yesterday and it is my FAVORITE!! The Nancy dress in Blue Lemonade print. It has adjustable straps, a shallow sweetheart neckline trimmed with a tiny lace ruffle, two decorative heart buttons, and a slightly padded bust with a ruched line down the middle creates definition and coverage and a full skirt. Non-stop compliments!! The pattern and colors are so gorgeous, you feel incredible wearing it. Pic of me sitting by a fountain and it was so incredibly windy!!

Crazy4Me Nancy Pinup Dress Blue Lemonade

Crazy4Me Nancy Pinup Dress Blue Lemonade

The Birdie Dress in blue with yellow peony flowers. This was my very first dress from pinupgirlclothing. When it arrived I was so excited to put it on. The fit was really incredible, it hugged me just where I needed it to and all I wanted to do was twirl. The dress has a full skirt, wide notched collar creating a classic, polished silhouette. Finished off with a side zipper and wide matching belt, this lovely dress is made of a rich cotton sateen. I really felt like I was wearing a magical creation from the 1950s (stay tuned for pics, I will wear it at my photo shoot next week).

Pinup Girl Clothing Birdie Dress

Pinup Girl Clothing Birdie Dress

Part 2 Coming Soon!!