Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
Noir A-Go Go, an online store offering Black pinup girl-themed gifts and accessories is primed and ready for a stellar new year. And what better way to ring in 2013 and embrace your inner pinup than with products from what may be the only Black Pinup Girl gift and accessory company in the world!
A new company with old-world charm, Noir A-Go Go asks the intriguing question: What would Bettie Page look like if she had been born uptown? Or Donna Reed if she could swing?
“The American pinup girl genre, beginning with WWII sweetheart Betty Grable and continuing on down the line to the infamous Bettie Page, is a revered piece of American nostalgia,” say Owner/Designer K.C. Washington. “From the 1940s until the present, girls from California to New York don pencil skirts, tight polka dot sweaters, fishnet stockings, stacked heels, and “victory roll” their hair, in order to achieve "the look." And although companies as diverse as clothing, house wares, and novelty gifts, have capitalized on the desire of women to be sexy and sweet, one rarely sees a Black one.”
Noir A-Go Go is determined to change that. Employing original artwork to showcase black pinups in classic poses with sayings like "Trust Me Sugar, I've Overcome!", "Fear Is So 1950s", and “Hot Chocolate Served Daily” on everything from compact mirrors to magnets, the company explores the virtually unknown, certainly unexplored, world of the glamorous Black woman circa 1950.
Profiled in Madame Noire Magazine, a hit with the Harlem Book Fair, the Brooklyn Book Fair, the 6th Annual NYC Black Doll Show, the Afro Punk Festival, the Atlantic Antic, and gift stores around NYC, Noir A-Go Go puts a sepia spin on a beloved genre.
About Owner and Designer K.C. Washington
K.C. launched Noir A-Go Go in January 2011, with the idea that something was missing within the American pinup girl genre, namely women of color. So she decided to put what she calls a sepia spin on the beloved genre and Noir A-Go Go was born. Convinced that the world is more than familiar with the image of African Americans fighting for their rights during the Civil Rights era, she wants to show another image from that time---one of glamour and wit. A Mellon Fellow and a novelist with a background in journalism and literary and historical fiction, K.C. has raised the curtain on a world of beautiful, empowered, stylish women (and a few men) and placed them on everything from magnets and tee shirts to tote bags and greeting cards, with more to come as she expands.