Perfect Pinup Rosie DiVine has the Voice of an Angel

When you think of the 1940’s, you might think of the Andrews Sisters right off the bat. With the combination of support for our nation’s heroes as a member of Heels for Combat Boots and her singing, Rosie DiVine certainly looks and sounds like she stepped right out of the WWII era!

What or who got you interested in becoming a Pinup girl?
“I think growing up with parents who exposed me to styles and music from different decades contributed to my interest in pin up. I remember watching old movies and shows like I Love Lucy and loving all of the styles from that time. I love all styles from the 30s to the 60s. Most of my life, I was told I’m an old soul, so one day I just thought I should try it out and found out I love vintage and pin up.”

July: Rosie DiVine

Tell us about your very first shoot: Were you nervous? What did you think of yourself as a Pinup?
“My very first shoot was with Chicago Pin Up. I was definitely a little bit nervous, but the girls at Chicago Pin Up helped me feel so comfortable and confident. Karina, the photographer gave me amazing direction because it was obvious that at first I felt a little awkward. After seeing the images and even having my hair and make up done I felt so confident. I had no idea I could pull it off. I’d love to go back and shoot with them again!”

What sorts of hardships have you had to overcome to get to where you are today?
“My whole life I’ve struggled a lot with anxiety, socially and just in general. When I was younger I would feel like I was from another planet. I found myself acting as a chameleon and closely watching/imitating the behaviors of others in social situations so that it wasn’t noticeable that I felt so “different.” All of my life I’ve had sensory issues. I’d get extremely overwhelmed, confused, and sometimes irritated with too much sensory input. This year I found that all of these things were getting worse and I had a lot of changes and was brought out of my routine. So I decided to seek help and answers. On September 27, 2016 I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder: level 1, formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome, and Social Anxiety Disorder. I suspected this and now that I have an answer, I’ve learned so much about myself and I feel a sense of relief.”

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What has helped you combat those internal struggles?
“There are a few things in my life I feel help me to overcome my struggles.
First of all, I feel God helps above anything and anyone. I’ve had faith in Him since I was 7 years old and I feel that will never change.
Another is my family. My parents, my brother, my husband. They’ve all supported me now that they have a better understanding of why I act a certain way sometimes. My mom helped me in seeking a diagnosis because she knows me so well and she was very supportive. My husband helps by putting earplugs in my purse when I forget to. I have told very few people about this, just because I haven’t found the words to say yet. And I won’t be surprised if anyone says “you can’t be autistic” because I hide it so well.
My dogs help me a lot when I struggle. They’re very therapeutic and Jesse, my sheltie pup, is very empathetic and his companionship has helped me so much.
Singing is something else that helps me. I am almost always singing or at least humming to myself. I started singing when I was 2, my mom passed it on to me, and I haven’t stopped since. When my brother was very sick in the hospital and I was only 2, I comforted myself by singing and making up songs. I still do this and it helps so much. It’s one of the few times all my anxiety goes away. Music is amazing.”

Any chance that we can hear you sing??

 

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