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Donovan's Darlings
  • Female
  • Manchester
  • United Kingdom
  • Modern Retro, Rockabilly
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Donovan's Darlings - featuring Kate's Pinups


What best describes your role in the industry?
Artist, Designer, Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, Model, Photographer
What creative phrase would you use to describe your style?
Modern Retro, Rockabilly
Tell us a little about yourself! (details or get declined)
"The best friend that these young girls had, next to a diamond, was a glamor photographer." - Bernard of Hollywood

Hi! My name is Kate Donovan and I based in Manchester UK. Professionally I am a Pinup Model, Pinup Photographer, set designer, retro hair stylist, makeup artist, photo editor, web mistress... find out more about me on my sites - - -
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Honey B Hooligan emailed me... several times! ;-) Thanks for pestering me to finally get going!

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Calling all NW UK Pinups!

Posted on June 28, 2009 at 8:17am 0 Comments

Who –

Kate Donovan - Pinup model and Photographer

Seeks –

Female models with love for the classic pinup style. Photoshoots and videos feature retro clothing and lingerie with the aim to tease. Gleaning from the favorite pinups and actresses from the 20’s to 50’s Kate shoots ‘Retrorotica’ at its finest! Kate is seeking to build her portfolio and yours! Tease is the key word here, so doing topless and or nude is not required. If topless and or nude shots are done they… Continue

DDs Birthdays!

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 3:07am 0 Comments

June 23rd is a very special day around here as 2 of my DDs have thier Birthdays today! Miss Kitten von Mew and Miss Willow Blue! Be sure to send your best wishes to them today above all days!

DDs shooting and site News!

Posted on June 18, 2009 at 9:58am 0 Comments

Happy Day!!! has gone LIVE!!!!

I am updating the site Mondays and Fridays with brand NEW photoshoots of myself and my DDs as well as the Wednesday Archive update bring back the classics from my Kate's Pinups days! I have Videos going up regularly as well as printable calendars and pc and mac wallpapers.

Due to the site going live I am not shooting much at the moment so that I can get it all working smoothly! I will be booking shoots again… Continue

The Donovan’s Darlings & the Kissy Kat Klub Press Release 130209

Posted on March 14, 2009 at 4:48am 0 Comments

The Donovan’s Darlings & the Kissy Kat Klub

Press Release 130209

First there were the Beatles, then came Oasis and now the best thing to come out of the North West is The Donovan’s Darlings (the DDs), and The Kissy Kat Klub.

The North West has once again produced originality and pure class.

So what’s all the hype about?

The DDs

The DDs are the brainchild of Kate Donovan of, she is a genuine all American pinup model now living in… Continue

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At 11:52am on September 10, 2010,
Thanks for the add
At 8:15am on August 3, 2010, Soda Shop Sue said…
hi there... i'm a canadian pinup, traveling to LONDON in October 2010, and looking for contacts to meet up with on my trip... where in the UK are you located?
At 12:50pm on March 18, 2010,
Lacy Lynn Knox
just wanted to say hi
At 7:28am on February 11, 2010, Erek little said…
Hello kate, hope things are going well for you, just wanted to say hello & saw you online. I just wish the very best for you & your website. Take care, doctor!
At 12:07pm on February 5, 2010, Bunny Levinson said…
Awwww. Thank you. I think you're just lovely!
At 9:19am on February 5, 2010, Bunny Levinson said…
I love you Kate! You're what a real woman should look like!
At 11:36am on January 17, 2010, Willy Hutch said…
Loving what you do, you make the doll's look just right!
At 11:52pm on December 29, 2009, Whirlingturban said…

At 1:14pm on August 23, 2009, Roxie Roulette {★} said…
Ooh! That does sound good! I will try and make it this time; fingers crossed I won't be working! I'll try and get down there with a couple of friends or something!

At 8:05pm on August 19, 2009, Whirlingturban said…
Hi from Bali!

Here's what I've been working on lately. So, if you've been hearing wedding bells..
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