The Pinup Academy

by October Divine – created in 2012 to promote and support pinup models and businesses within the pinup community. Our aim is to create products and services that generate opportunities for our models which in turn helps to build awesome pinup awareness, so the cycle repeats.

Introducing October Divine

October Divine is a household name, at least within the pinup community, repeatedly voted one of the UK’s top internationally published Pinup Models; she’s worked with and represented multiple clothing brands over many years.

October is committed to an industry that has given her so much to be grateful for, she founded The Pinup Academy to help ladies of all shapes and sizes share some of her greatest experiences and safeguard them from the bad.

“It’s an amazing feeling… when you look your best, you feel your best!”

Today the Pinup Academy provides:

Pinup Makeover & Photoshoot Experiences
Portfolio Photoshoots for Models
Garment Product Photography
Pinup Print Sales
Pinup Model Hire

The UK Pinup Dolls are available for

brand ambassadors
promotional girls

To make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for we have created two supporting sister sites:

Scroll down for more information on the Pinup Academy, or, if you know what you’re looking for and wish to go directly to one of our sister sites, click the relevant logo below.

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Pinup Makeovers

Experience the ultimate pinup makeover & photoshoot experience exclusively with October Divine – make-up artist, vintage hair stylist, photographer & internationally published pinup model

Garment Photography

Our all inclusive professional garment photography services at amazing prices. We offer studio backdrops or themed studio sets to showcase your dresses and outfits styled on our amazing models

Model Hire

Our UK Pinup Dolls are available to hire for product shoots, portrait studios, photography schools, make-up & hair school tutorials, portfolio work, brand ambassadors and influencers

Pinup Prints For Sale

The UK’s largest online collection of pinup prints, available for sale in various print sizes from 8″ x 6″ to poster size – a true pinup collectors dream.

Our prints are printed to order by our external print lab to ensure the highest photo print quality.

Many of our prints are photographed exclusively at the Pinup Academy’s studios featuring some of the UK’s top pinup models.

Any photos featuring October Divine can be signed & kissed by October for that extra special personal touch, if desired.

Gift vouchers are available and are redeemable on any prints featured in our store.

Be sure to subscribe to our pinup print club for updates on discounts and new releases.

Rachel Frances Pin-up Model

Themed Studio Sets

The Pinup Academy is famous for its vintage themed studio sets, with ladies travelling from all over the world to be photographed in our vintage themed sets by October Divine.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been photographed before, or ever set foot in a photography studio, as October has the skills and the know how to make you look and feel amazing.

We are constantly rearranging our studio furniture and introducing different vintage props. In addition, we refresh and recreate our studio sets regularly as there are many ladies who come back to see us again and again.

Many of the UK’s top pinup models have been photographed in our themed studio sets with their images being published in numerous international pinup magazines and online publications. 

You too could be photographed in the same 1950s kitchen set, or vintage bathroom as many of your favourite models, with guidance on posing and styling from the one and only October Divine.

So, whether you’re an experienced model or exploring your first photoshoot experience, you’re in safe hands – find out more about our unique makeover & photoshoot experiences and how to book your visit to the Pinup Academy’s themed studios.

pinup girl in pink bathroom


Specialists in pinup makeover & photoshoots


Portfolio shoots for models & burlesque artists


Our services cater for ladies of all sizes


Specialists in authentic vintage photography


We have a selection of tattooed models available


Work to your own levels in our all girl environment


We love photographing latex garments


A selection of authentic vintage themed studio sets

Imagine Our UK Pinup Dolls…

Pictured in your Dresses

Our garment photography service offers clothing companies the perfect solution including fast turn-around for their product photography. Our all-inclusive service includes studio hire, garment pressing, model hire, make-up & hair, styling, photographer hire and photo editing.

Available for Hire

Are you looking for a reliable model? We can help! The UK Pinup Dolls are an exclusive collective comprising some of the UK’s top pinup models, hand-picked and invited to represent the Pinup Academy and our clients. Available for product shoots, photography workshops, portfolios etc.

Representing your Brand

Social media has become an essential ingredient in today’s marketing strategies and the right influencers can lift your campaigns to new heights. The UK Pinup Dolls have their own social media audience; followers who share a similar passion which your company could tap into. 


Mini Blue | Pinup Model

Mini Blue | Pinup Model

Mini Blue Exclusive to the UK Pinup Dolls We were pleased to invite Mini Blue to join the Pinup Academy's UK Pinup Dolls in 2016...

It’s Bathtime | Pin-up Style

It’s Bathtime | Pin-up Style

Pin-up Bath time One of the latest sets to compliment the Pinup Academy's studios involves a roll top bath and... boy is it a...

Mini Blue | Pinup Model

Mini Blue | Pinup Model

Mini Blue Exclusive to the UK Pinup Dolls We were pleased to invite Mini Blue to join the Pinup Academy's UK Pinup...


The Pinup Academy
Waters Edge, Handsacre, Staffordshire.
WS15 4HP. United Kingdom.

General Phone : 01543 220498


Office Hours : 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Mon-Fri)
Studio Hours : 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Mon-Fri)
Studio Hours : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Saturday)
Sun: closed