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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Cape Classic Car & bike show 2014
So this past week end we happened to spot a poster on the side of the road and decided to swing past the Cape Classic Car & bike show that was held at Timour Hall in Plumstead.
The location was so cool, with lots of nice shady spots to cool down as the day was pretty hot. This was only Day 1 the event organisers told me and the show ran for two days. On the Sunday she said they were going to have different cars which makes it pretty cool. The entry was only R20, so low enough for people to have actually attended for both days.
The highlight of our trip was the display by The Heritage Group. They are an NPO organization dedicated to all those that served, whether it be American, South African, German or Russian! The had a great display with everything from authentic cars, truck and bikes to the tents and various other memorabilia. We loved it and the nearly managed to recruit me to be a nurse!!
It's always so nice to be outdoors and we had fun!
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.