Beckiejo is 33 and married with 4 children (14yrs-1yr)
She grew up surrounded by old movies but it was Katherine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story that started her fascination with women from the 40 and 50's. Beckijo was so taken with her style she landed her first job at Laura Ashley just to buy wide leg, flat front pants!
When her husband Joe & Beckijo have time from the children they love going to Burlesque, Vaudeville & Cabaret shows in Melbourne.
It was through her friends within the Burlesque industry that as a gift she was given a vintage pinup styled photo shoot in June 2010. The photographer asked to submit the shots for Miss Pinup Australia and Beckijo was selected to go through to the finals for Victoria in 2 sections (vava-voom & classic). B.J. won the titles of Miss Vava-voom Victoria 2011 & Miss Classic Pinup Victoria Runner up.
Beckijo did the competition to surround herself with like minded women with a passion for vintage clothes & to prove after 4 children she can still be herself.
From that great night winning the titles BJ has been fortunate enough to be asked by 2 American based agencies to be a part of a magazine spread, a breast cancer awareness calendar & pinup calendar both to be released 2012. That photo of her in a Frock called Wanda along with another shot had her selected to be pinup of the month for April 2011 by Curvy.
Beckijo particularly loves the lingerie of the vintage eras 30's 40's & early 50's. Another of her passions is collecting Hawaiian home-wares, Coca-Cola memorabilia & Australian magazine ads from the 40 & 50's. So when she saw "a Frock called Wanda" by Hot Couture, she just had to have it. To quote Beckijo “the style is so divine you're compelled to find a reason to wear it....any excuse will do I've even vaccumed in it! That Koi design, so prominent in Japanese culture was such a pull, it was truly different from anything I have ever owned. I have actually been asked to have photos taken in 'Wanda' at a Japanese antique, home-wares store”.
So one competition & a dress called Wanda have provided a mum of 4 with opportunities she could only have dreamed of.Thanks Beckijo. X