Pinup Parade at Disneyland 2017
Bound by magic.
Pinup Girl Clothing had its annual Disneyland event, Pinup Parade in the Park, this past Sunday. Weeks leading up the event, the buzz and joy was bubbling: arranging the last touches of our different Disneybounds (styling after a certain color palette or tiny nods in accessories pertaining to the character) and arranging meet ups with friends for numerous group shots in all our stylish glow.
However, a tragedy struck the Pinup Girl Clothing community. Paige Nicole, a beloved model for the brand and friend to many, died in a car accident on Friday April 28th. It impacted many, including the whole team at PUG. There was a moment a silence held for Paige at noon. As the group reflected and paid their respects to such a sudden loss, the usual Disneyland music played through speakers set up throughout the park. And in the weight of our silence, it lifted a spirit of a girl like all of us who loved beautiful clothes and Disney joy. It was…magical. Doris, Pinup Girl Clothing’s head model and store manager, said after the moment of silence, “Paige would have loved that,” referring to the soft played tunes of Disney classics.
Paige’s photo was held by Doris during the large group photo in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Everyone gathered, Paige at the center, celebrating the life she had. How she was a part of our lives – in the big and small ways.
Skirts were fluffed, hats readjusted, collars pressed, and stray hairs given one last stroke with gloved hands before the final shot.
A community captured.