The Burnout wants to bring a little pizzazz to your weekend now that we’re nearing the end of racing season, so to that end we’re introducing the “Pinup of the Week.” Every Friday we’ll feature a lovely pinup girl courtesy of photographer Mitzi Valenzuela, whose work most readers have been avidly appreciating since The Burnout launched nearly a year ago.
This week we present: Shurlee Sweet
I absolutely love the entertainment side of the golden age. The vintage fashion, the classic movies, the glamorous women and men. It’s something I try to live by. I do hair and makeup that resembles those times and have been collecting vintage clothing for the last 10 years.
The 1940s is one of my favorite eras to imitate and learn about. There was beauty and pain. The bravery of all the men and women absolutely amazes me. The fashion was also beautiful. They had to ration and still came out with beautiful garments even if they had to make a dress out of a curtain. Which is another hobby of mine. In my spare time I like to sew whether it’s from patterns or turning one garment into another.