Monday, February 28, 2011

The Rockabilly sounds of Imelda May

Loving the sounds of Imelda May. An old school friend of mine now living in the UK put me onto this super cool new comer. Have a listen to my favourite - Johnny got a boom boom!

My kinda girl!

Great minds think alike! Another red-head who loves a good drink ;-)

Model - Tootsie Lou

Photog - Candy Colored by Candice Burg
website -

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Miss Happ @ Royal Vendetta

Scooted over to Royal Vendetta this morning to do the Miss Happ window - was super excited with the way it turned out! Took along new stock too...rockabilly swing dresses, cute bags and our new stock of miss Happ earrings and hawaiian hair flowers.  

Took some pics to share with you of course!

Friday, February 25, 2011

The History of APRONS

I got e-mailed this today from my mom - so sweet - so old school....gone are the days when life was so simple!

 The History of  'APRONS'        

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material.  But along with that, it served as a potholder for  removing hot pans from the oven. 

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.  From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. 

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.. 
And when the weather was cold Grandma wrapped it around her arms. 
Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.    

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. 

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. 

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.    

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. 


When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner. 


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Miss Happ Earrings now available!

Unique Miss Happ Hand Made earrings made from mother-of-pearl - all available from Miss Happ at India Jane & Royal Vendetta, Cape Town.

U2 360 tour, Cape Town

Friday night we made our way with much excitement to the Cape Town Stadium to see one of my all time fav bands, U2. Possibly the most mind-blowing experience ever! got home at 1:30am!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Miss Happ web site now updated!

Please pop in to see all our exciting NEW Miss Happ styles and accessories on
our web site - just been updated!




Friday, February 11, 2011

Style me Vintage!

Bought the best book ever from The Book Lounge at the Cape Town Tattoo convention on how to do vintage hairstyles called "style me Vintage" by Belinda Hay. 

I am super inspired, now just need the time to go and try them all out myself!

Friday, February 4, 2011


Because we are all about celebrating summer in our little office we would like to offer you a special on all our Miss Happ flip flops – all are in super cute tattoo inspired prints and are priced at R95 each! 

Stock is limited to only size 5's and 6's so don’t leave it to late!

I want these hold ups!

Came across this amazing photo with the cutest hold up's...from Agent Provocateur...I want!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Big Thank You!

A big thank you to all the fantastic support we got at the Cape Town International Tattoo convention. As always the Miss Happ girls had a fab time there and met some great gals 
(and guys!).

I didn't have too much time to take pics, but managed to squeeze in a few cool shots...

Die Skatties get an Elizabeth Taylor Pin Up make over!

The relationship between mother and her daughter is so special. Celebrate this special relationship on The Skatties on VIA TV at 17:30 for...