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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Garage Cover Shoot ala Bridget Bardot
Yesterday myself and the sweet Miss Gabbi Katz from AnonaMiss Beauty Emporium made the drive to Stellenbosch to work on the next cover shoot for GARAGE MAGAZINE (www.facebook.com/garagemag)
After the super cool last shoot that appeared in the mag (issue 1) we were very excited to be invited back to join in the chaos and mayhem that is all part of doing a shoot for a magazine.
I was the stylist/wardrobe Missey for the day and Gabbi did a fabulous job on the fantastic 50', Bridget Bardot inspired hair and make up. Our model, the sexy Diana looked oh so vintage with her perfect cat's eye make up and AMAZING lashes from Ooh La Lash (avail from www.anonamiss.co.za)...oh, and her pouty red lips were to die for too!
I managed to source some fab little garments for the shoot - some available from our local stores, some collected from stores during my travels overseas while others were vintage finds from great markets like portobello in london. All the killer heels used on the shoot were from the ZOOM Summer collection - not yet available in stores, but coming soon and TO DIE FOR. Check out their latest collection on:www.zoomfootwear.co.za And of course all hair accessories and earrings were from the Miss Happ range ;-)
A great way to spend the afternoon, one HOT HOT ROD, awesome peeps, quick shooting, and a cutie pie model..what better way to end the day!
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.