What? My name is - who?
Hey I am Renae, also known as Miss Hg Mercury.
I created the Sunshine Coast Pinup School because I wanted to show women that they can unlock unlimited potential with creativity and confidence through vintage styling.
I may be biased, but I believe everyone suits the vintage aesthetic. Pinup is not just about those posters pinned on the walls of soldiers anymore. Pinup gives you an avenue to express your unique personality and style within the fun, creative musings of mid-century fashion.
And believe it or not, vintage styling is so as complicated as you may think! That is why I show you my tried and true, tips, tricks and techniques to recreating many looks from the 1920's up to the 1960's.
I hope through my Pinup School Blog, YouTube Channel, online courses and hands on workshops you can learn a new style which you can confidently rock and tackle the world in.
Every pinup needs a pinup name!
For the nerds out there, you may notice some science in my chosen pinup name. I am a true nerd and geek at heart working as a laboratory chemist and science journalist in another life. This is why I have taken to learning pinup styling with a sound experimental approach, and aim to teach techniques in a straight forward, logical manner.
However, I don't just talk the talk.
I have been lucky enough to be a professional pinup model working with some of my favourite vintage reproduction brands, worked alongside renowned photographers and stylists, and been the head stylist and photographer for various magazine and fashion campaign shoots.
My experience both in front and behind the camera allows me to create a comfortable, relaxed photoshoot environment filled with first hand pinup posing tips, focusing on certain muscles and angles that only comes with real-world experience.