Saturday, December 26, 2015

Cheers to the end of the year!

Cheers to the ending the year! On the 23rd we had our staff Christmas party which we decided to have this year at Jerry's Burger Bar, Bloubergstrand.

It was a great afternoon with many laughs, delicious food and a great team to share it all with!

Wishing all a happy festive season and an awesome New Year in 2016

Store hours for Retrospective Cape Town

For our Cape Town shoppers, please take note of our store hours for Dec & Jan. 

Stop by our store Retrospective Fashion Recreated, 215 Long Street, Opposite Mamma Africa/Pepper Street

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Factory closure dates for Dec & Jan announced

Please note our factory & head office will be closed for the festive season from 24 Dec & will reopen on 11 Jan 2016, however, our retail outlet Retrospective Cape Town will be open throughout the season (excl public holidays), so do pop in!


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Official Miss Happ store, Retrospective Long Street

Please note that Miss Happ has moved! Our head office & factory has a new location, & our retail outlet in Cape Town is now officially 

(opposite Mamma Africa/Pepper street)

*Please note that we will no longer have a shop at our offices. Our Milnerton shop has closed*

Our new store is even better and bigger than ever before and not only sells our locally manufactured brands, but also a few of the international pinup and rockabilly brands we love. Besides the clothing, we stock accessories, bags, belts, shoes and wall art.

If you are in the City, make a turn at the won't be sorry!


Monday, November 9, 2015

Dusty Rebels Rockabilly Festival is nearly here!

 Yes! It's that time of the year again, time to dust off you dancing shoes, get your swing dress ready and grab your greaser for the 2015 Dusty Rebels & The Bombshells Festival.

 As usual, there will be something For Everyone to be Sampled, Bought, Tasted, and Tried at the festival this year.

The organisers have dug deep and provided Cape Town’s finest lifestyle vendors for the Dusty Rebels and The Bombshells Rockabilly Festival (DRTB), making sure anyone and everyone has something to see and do at SA’s premier 40s and 50s lifestyle festival.

 Here’s the full rundown of all that can be sampled, bought, tasted and tried between 12 noon and 12 midnight at the West Coast Ostrich Ranch on Saturday 14 November 2015.

First of all, don’t go hungry…

The NOB’s famously huge burgers are worth saving yourself for. Add a Chip n Dip. Jack Rabbit’s specialised comfort food options are always a pleasant, event-specific surprise, while Wahineoffers Asian and Polynesian food, with vegetarian options.

Baguette Bicycle hotdogs are famous around the SA festival circuit, while El Burro and Meisies Kitchenstock a taste of Mexico and Portugal respectively. Cool down with ice cream from Creamy tops and ice lollies from Las Paletas, and snack on some tasty treats from Second Breakfast and La Rhine Biltong.

Finally, you can wash it all down in the Jack Daniels Bar Area, or if you prefer, with great coffee from Brazillaint Express.

Cars and Bikes
DRTB is all about getting motors running. Harley - Davidson Tygervalley and Anvl Kraft will be on site for bike enthusiasts. 8 Crate Garage specializes in complete muscle car restoration, fabrications & conversions of cars. Need some new gear? Mr Helmet provides unique, freaky and attitude helmets for all uses. Detroit Vintage Garage will display some of their vintage, classic and exotic car items.
 SA Hotrods Magazine will also be on site to cover the event, and will be available to chat to on the day.

 Make-up and Hair
Mac Cosmetics provide their unique products for that bombshell look; Scar will provide 40s and 50s rockabilly hair styling, while Barnet Fair and Widow Maker offer classic barber services (including beard-care) for the rebels.

Shop till you bop…
This year’s kiddies area is hosted by Clamber Club, so you can take a moment to get to some of the dozens of vendors on show.

Decades of Vintage sells exactly what the name says: vintage clothing, collectables, vintage jewelry, bags, suitcases and more.

And for the first time this year, our new store, Retrospective Fashion Recreated (Cape Town) will be there, having taken a double booth! We will have a huge selection of Rockabilly and Pinup clothing, accessories, footwear and vintage inspired swimwear.

Add some cool frames with Pedro’s Bitchin Eyewear,and accessorise with several options from Black Betty Designs, R.G.S. Design and Dan Fuller Jewelry. And when you’re fully kitted out, head on over to the Coco Caravan Photo Booth to capture your new look. Bokeh Fashion Film, South Africa’s first fashion film festival, will also be in attendance.

For sportier types there’s a board with your name on it at Dutchie Surf Designs, and Gabrielle Swimwear for the summer that’s upon us, ideal also for some work from Quick Tattoos.

The city’s favourite Cape Town Rollergirls clans will be offering fans T-shirts. And of course you are obliged to commemorate the day with a Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells T-shirt and calendar.
And if that isn’t enough to keep you entertained in between the Dickies Dirt Track, live music and burlesque stage, roller derby, fun fair and Miss Bombshell Betty Pin-up Pageant, we don’t know what is.

Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells takes place on Saturday 14 November 2015 at the West Coast Ostrich Ranch, from 12 noon.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Miss Happ is busy creating!

We are working like crazy ladies behind the scenes here at Miss Happ HQ. Our seamstress are sewing, machines are buzzing, fresh patterns are being made, fabrics & beautiful products are being sourced. New Beauty products are being tested, and garments are being fitted. Vintage Jewellery has be stocked up (Oh yes! your read right! 

Watch this space for our Miss Happ authentic range of Vintage jewellery coming soon!!) Now...all we need SUMMER! 

Watch our page for exciting news and updates......

Monday, June 15, 2015

New Vintage inspired chiffon scaves now in stock!

We have some fabulous accessories in for winter, but right now our favorite is definitely our brand new spotted chiffon scarves. The great thing is that they are big enough to wear as a head scarf with a cute little bow or even as a neck scarf for that classic 50's look.

We have assorted colors available in the mini spot from black to mint green, butter yellow, pink and red, and in the bigger polka dot there is a black and lastly in the mesh we have the classic black with white spot.

All are available online at our Etsy store and are a great addition to any pinup or rockabilly gals wardrobe!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Miss Happ does Dusty Rebels Festival in Pretoria

The Miss Happ team made the journey upcountry to attend the 1st Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells do pretoria and we had a fantastic time. Finally we could put many a name to a face, and also met some really cool new peeps. 

 The day was a buzz of activity with so much going on, but our own Miss Mandy managed to fit in the delightfully cute little Hannah, and before she knew it she was sporting a perfectly pinup hair-do complete with a hair flower she wanted..with a little help of Suavecita and some hair spray they were A for away! 


Our local Cape Town pinup gal, The Little Harlequin was also with us upcountry and was our Suavecito lady for the day and she looked AWESOME!

 A big Thank you to the festival organizers, Zigi and Maria from Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells - Rockabilly, and our Miss Happ team, Mr Murray, Miss Mandy and Little.Harlequin. A shout out to Black Tulip for the loan on his Hot rod too ♥

 And finally, a huge Thank You to all our Jozi & Pretoria customers that popped by our stall at the Festival on Sat! We can't wait to see you in our neck of the woods in Cape Town at the next Dusty Rebels and the Bombshells - Rockabilly Festival on the 14th of November!!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Miss Happ stockist in Utah!

We have not ONE but TWO new stockists after our trip to Viva, USA. 

For our gals from Utah, you can now get our fabulous Lucy Chevron Dress and a few other limited pieces from Endless Indulgence Retro Wear

Catch this lovely store at 136 Historic 25th St, Ogden, Utah - Super exciting!

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