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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Metropolis Vintage Studio NOW OPEN!
We are almost half way through the year! Where has the time gone. We
have been super busy and just this month officially launched our Vintage
studio Metropolis Vintage Studio
located inside our store, Retrospective Cape Town. This has been a long standing passion of the owner Mandy Milne for many years, so we are super excited to see this Authentic Vintage studio right here in our own city!
Metropolis Vintage Studio is a photo studio in the great Metropolis, Cape Town. Take a step
back to the Golden Era, to a time when lipstick and curls were a gals
It's all about YOU, whether it's just you or, you and your gal pals, each experience promises to take you back in time and ensures that you get the treatment of the Hollywood Stars of yesteryear.
We have a gifted team of professionals that we work with to bring you
only the most Authentic, vintage inspired photos in all their Pinup
Each Photoshoot booked included full Authentic hair and
make-up and onset styling all done by our talented team of Beauty
Prop direction from the beginning to the end of
the shoot is also part of each package. We have a great library of
period correct accessories and decor to ensure you get the perfect look.
Step by step posing coaching & advice is also offered throughout.
For more information, email us, or call 021 522 3878
*Metropolis Vintage Studio is a division of Red Hot Blue Design Concepts
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.