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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Wanting to know how to achieve that Rockabilly and Pin-Up look, but have no idea where to start?
Then sign yourself up for......
Girls are always asking us “how do you get the look?” Well, now’s your chance to discover all the tips and tricks from girls in the know!
Bring your girlfriends, let your hair down (or tie it up in a bandana) and join the gals from AnonaMiss Beauty Emporium, Miss Happ and Sailor Jerry, while we show you easy step-by-step techniques for creating that basic pin-up look. From the perfect eyeliner application to how to wear those damn bandanas!
The cherry on top will be a cocktail hour with Sailor Jerry where you’ll get to shake, stir and sip cocktail like a starlet from a by-gone era and indulge in some delectable nibbles thanks to Jimmy’s Killer Prawns – On the Bay.
On the day each of our attendees will receive a little gift hamper with a whole bunch of glorious goodies from AnonaMiss, Miss Happ & Sailor Jerry to set our promising pinups on their way in style!
PINUP 101 WORKSHOP DETAILS:
♥ Date: 31st March (Sat)
♥ Time: 11am - 2pm; Please arrive at least 10 min's ahead to get seated and situated.
♥ Cost: R150 per person
♥ A 50% deposit will be required upfront to secure your place on the day
♥ spaces are limited!
The hair and make-up part of the workshop will be 2 hours long and the cocktail demo with Sailor Jerry for 1 hour. There will be time to shop afterwards with Miss Happ & AnonaMiss - all attendees will receive a discount on any purchases on the day.
ON THE DAY:
You will be requested to bring a pad of paper to take notes. We will be supplying pens, and a goodie bag.
Please also bring the following:
♥ A small make up mirror - preferably a standing one
♥ Clips, hair grips & hair bands
♥ Hair spray
♥ A hair brush and a good small tooth comb
There will be one on one interactive moments for those wanting advice.
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.