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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New Miss Happ stock now at Royal Vendetta, Claremont (Cape Town)
New Miss Happ stock is now in store at Royal Vendetta!
Cute Rockabilly Leopard Print Summer Dress inspired by Betty Page. Perfect for any season, this dress combines the 1950's pinup with a modern twist. The leopard print gives it that retro spin with it's spaghetti straps and a full skirt.
Lucky for us the hot summer days are moving on and with Autumn in the air and the nights getting cooler what better than to wrap your shoulders in one of our girlie embroidered Cardigans in either black or white. Choose from the Sweet swallow embroideries that sit comfortably on your shoulders or our iconic Miss Happ Rose designed especially for us by tattoo artist Milo "Mr Lucky" Marcer.
And as always you will be able to find our killer 50's reproduction swing dresses in our favorite little spot and a juicy cherry prints so do have a look.
There is also new stock and sizes of our Miss Happ vests and Tees, as well as our new
black and white check vest with it's cute red bow - a perfect silhouette to wear with your high waist skirt or capri pants!
Our in store gals are Jess & Christy so do pop in....
and don't forget to have fun shopping!
Vineyard Road, Claremont, Cape Town
Tel: +27 021 683 9399
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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.