Over the years music and fashion has changed but one thing that has never totally disappeared is our love and fascination for the 50’s and it’s lifestyle. Today, Miss Happ takes all these classic influences, mixes them & brings you a range of clothing for the girl with a desire to be an individual.
Miss Happ is a local, original, South African produced and designed clothing and accessory range. Find us at our retail store, Retrospective, 215 Long Street, Cape Town
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Coca-cola turns 125years old!
In celebration of Coca-Cola 125th Anniversary, the company has given the pop cans a makeover that brings back nostalgic memories from the 1950's
Bulletproof, a branding and packaging agency, worked with the NWEN brand team to create a rich identity behind the soda’s iconic brand and its success from the past 125 Years. In using a timeless emotion to connect with the pop’s consumers, the visual design team revisits the sexy era of when it all started. Inspired by the 1940’s, the design involves iconic World War II pin-ups—more specifically the glamorous Varga Girls of the era.
Coca-Cola has always marketed the fizzy beverage as a drink for occasions and associated memories, and the Coca-Cola 125th Anniversary soda cans definitely reconnect consumers with wonderful moments from the past.
I get asked this often. "So what is this that you are doing?", "Why skulls?", "What's with the tattoos?"..so here goes..these are purely my views...in a nutshell :)
Rockabilly has it true roots in the rock n’ roll culture of the 50’s, but today girls and guys around the world have taken it to a new level. The look is edgy with strong tattoo influences and is very visible within the alternative community. Many a Rockabilly guy and girl is tattooed which only highlights their need to be an individual - it's a way to stand out from the crowd and is very reminiscent of the rebellious attitudes of icons from the era such as James Dean, Elvis Prestly and the notorious Bettie Page amoung others..
In South Africa we are seeing the subculture slowly gaining popularity and awareness amongst the younger 20 – 30 something’s, and for many it’s a natural progression from other small, niche subcultures such as Goth or punk. For the modern rockabilly guys and gals, …
Although the lines are not definite , there are a few little details to take note of here when looking at the pinup style....
The Pin Up style tends to be slightly more feminine when compared to the rockabilly style. This look is more vintage inspired with looks being very closely modeled on styles (mainly) from the 40’s and 50’s. For the Pin up style girls often revert back to vintage patterns to produce garments that are known as “vintage reproductions” circa 1950 as in our Miss Happ Vintage Dress (below), which was on original Vogue pattern from 1954.