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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Come on over to Ink and Iron at VMACS Roadhouse tomorrow
See you at INK & IRON - look out for us as part of the Black Light Studio stall on the MEZZANINE LEVEL of VMACS!!
Miss Happ is going to be part of the BLACK LIGHT TATTOO & PIERCING stall, so look out for us on the MEZZANE LEVEL of VMACS. Lesley and her team will be there (sadly I couldn't make it - Durbs is just too far!) but our friends will be there to help!
Now is the time to get your hands on your fav Miss Happ item - lots hair clips, necklaces and earrings, as well as a selection of our clothing including some SALE ITEMS! yeah!
We'll also have a selection of our BOOT HILL MENS AND KIDS Tees with us (above) - look out for "My dad's hot rod is faster than your's" for the kids - it's my fav and just so darn cute!
Don't miss out all you rockin' gals and guys! Awesome hotrods, killer ink, cute clothing and tons more...Come by for a day filled with hotrods, choppers, Sailor Jerry Rum, and hot rockabilly babes and rockin' boys..bring your CASH and come do some shopping!!
Lucky draw cash prizes, Mr & Miss Ink & Iron, Longest Distance Travelled, trade stalls, great music, good food and a whole bunch of other cool things!
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.