Skip to main content

Shop Miss happ online!

My little Etsy store has been going for just 2 years and sales have climbed steadily which is exciting and very encouraging!

I started off with only my Rockabilly and pin up style clothing, but eventually branched out into hair accessories, bandanas, jewellery and now I make rocking printed handbags too! I also do a small collection of cushions and coffee table coasters for the home, so my little Etsy store really has almost EVERYTHING for a Rockabilly girl!

I still have a very small set up with me making the jewellery and accessories, and my (one) seamstress sewing up all the clothing & hats that I myself design. It got to the stage where I literally couldn't keep up with the demand, so now I also have an assistant who works with us 3 days a week to help streamline everything.

Because I am a little self-funded, self run business, all my items are either one-offs, or with the clothing, are usually 1 of sometimes 5 or 6 items which makes the range a very unique designer range indeed.

Sometimes I am also able to make kustom pieces too which is always exciting and very gratifying. We have done a few wedding hair accessories as well as cute shoe bow clips for a bride and her bridal Rockabilly dresses and birthday presents for deserving girlfriends!

I try and do as many markets and shows that are specifically related to what Miss Happ is all about, with the most recent one being Horrorfest which was so much fun. I even got to dress up on the final closing night of the festival when we attended an Audience participation Rocky horror Movie screening. My BEST!

So, if you love what I do and what Miss Happ is all about make sure you check us out..

below are a few other links:

Till next time!
MH xx


Popular posts from this blog

Miss Happ stocks Manic Panic full range of hair colour & more!

Did you know that Miss Happ carries a full range of #ManicPanic products from the poplular hair colour to lipsticks, eye shadows & a selection of Ooh La Lash lashes? 

We also have the NEW AMPLIFIED COLOURS NOW AVAILABLE too which is just fab!  Pop by our shop  in Milnerton to shop more great Rockabilly goodies!
Happy shopping ladies!
MH xx

What is Rockabilly style?

I get asked this often. "So what is this that you are doing?", "Why skulls?", "What's with the tattoos?" here goes..these are purely my 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, …

What is pin up style?

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.

Many girls who dress in the pin up style will go as far as wearing beautiful retro seamed stockings with suspenders and glamourous vintage inspired lingerie as seen at online at What Katie Did together with perfectly coiffed Hair and beautifully applied make up.

Compared to the rockabilly girls who have a very noticeable rebellious look about them with their tattooed bodies and bright hair, pin up girls have a softer, more feminine look,…