Noir A-Go Go Explores The Magical World of Today's Black Pinup Girls and Burlesque Dancers

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A New Black Pinup Girl On The Go Blog Series Explores Black Pinup Girls & Burlesque Dancers

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What is a tantalizing burlesque dancer but a beautiful pinup girl in motion?

Noir A-Go Go, the online store that offers Black pinup girl-themed gifts and accessories expands its reach and its vision. Starting in September the world's only Black pinup girl focused store, turns its "Black Pinup Girls On The Go" blog over to a new series owner/designer K.C. Washington is calling "Sisters Under The Feathers: Today's Black Pinup Girls and Burlesque Dancers."

"What is a tantalizing burlesque dancer but a beautiful pinup girl in motion? Both of which I adore and both of which I believe merit a wider audience. Those of us in the community all know about Bettie Page and Dita Von Teese---both gorgeous dames---but what about the myriad African American pinups who deserve to slip into a wiggle dress or polka dot cardigan and pencil skirt and strike their best pose or the Black burlesque dancer whose only desire is to fan their feathers and twirl their pasties and stop the show? I want to know more about them and I think others do as well," says Washington.

Just as Noir A-Go Go---the world's only Black Pinup Girl Gift & Stationery company---asks the intriguing question: What would Betty Grable look like if she'd been born uptown or Donna Reed if she could swing? Noir A-Go Go now asks, where in the world are today's Black pinup girls and burlesque dancers and what are they up to?

Once a month starting in the month of September, the new series will feature a burlesque dancer or pinup girl and perhaps one or two pinups in training. Washington will interview them as well as highlight links and upcoming events. "Sisters Under The Feathers" will also showcase any pictures or video the showstoppers want to share.

"The new series will be featured on our "Black Pinup Up Girls On The Go blog" as well as be embedded on our webpage. Placing the series on both sites allows maximum exposure as we plumb the mystery, the mystic, and the magic of today's Black pinup girls and burlesque dancers," says Washington.

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.

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