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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Miss Happ Mid Year SALE Madness!
I have marked down a whole lotta goodies for our ladies, all are End of range items, mostly dresses but some tops and capri leggings (lycra) as well as what is still left of our shoes. Limited sizes - please check through the listings carefully to see what is in stock!
What gal can resist a bargain like that?!
Check out our album on for all items on facebook too...
You can also Shop online at our Etsy store - Prices are in $, but I have added the RSA price under each listing for out local gals. And remember! I can post to anywhere in SA too ;)
We still have LIMITED STOCK of our fab pinup inspired heels - great to wear in winter with tights or jeans! All Shoes are now marked down by R100! T-Bar and Two tone WAS R360, NOW R260, Black pump heels WAS R320, NOW R220! To see more info on what is avail, please check our Facebook album
If u would like to order shoes, please email us with your info, style and size u want (sorry, they are not avail online!)
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.