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 STOCK just in at HELLO AGAIN, LONG STREET
Just a quick one to let you know that I delivered a whole bunch of pretty goodies to Hello Again today including our new Vintage range of hair bows and brooches.
Choose for images of Alice in Wonderland to sweet bunnies and the ever classic Bambi in our necklaces and hair clips. Colours are neutral with natural calico, sage and duck egg blue being our chosen palette. Bows feature retro newsprints and musical notes with our traditional charms sitting pretty in their center.....we sure had fun creating these pretty styles for you girls!
Also, as part of our Rockabilly Range look out for our COLA ROSETTE HAIR CLIP - such a sweet design which plays on the old fashioned look of Coca Cola and is our little way of celebrating the Iconic brand's 125th Birthday...and besides... I couldn't resist the totally cute Cola Bottles when I found them!
Hello Again also has some of our super fab 50's inspired sunglasses, so for all those girls that just gotta have a pair, do pop by...stock is limited and prices are great, so don't leave it too late!
For more on Hello again, please do take a peek at the blog:
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.