Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Die Skatties get an Elizabeth Taylor Pin Up make over!

The relationship between mother and her daughter is so special. Celebrate this special relationship on The Skatties on VIA TV at 17:30 for Episode 5 of this brand new, South African produced pin up make-over show.

Be sure to watch out for our Boss Lady Maggie Bow as she waves her stylist's wand for this special duo & gets to dress the lovely ladies in our pretty dresses by Miss Happ with hair by Morne Marx using Parade Hair products (also available from our store).

Get the Elizabeth Taylor look as seen on episode 5 of Die Skatties (on VIA TV) ->  SHOP NOW


Leta & Marisa had their hair styled by Morne Marx with our own Parade Hair products - products all especially chosen to achieve that vintage look we all love!

Follow these steps to get the look:

 *Catch Die Skatties, every Wednesday at 17:30, with repeats Saturday 2pm & Sunday 3:30pm (DStv Chanel 147)*

Photo Credits:
  • Leon's Lense
  • SJ van Zyl Photography
  • Maggie Bow
  • Miss Happ Angie Dress
  • Miss Happ Satin Vintage Repro dress (made to order only)
  • Fur wrap & Jewelery: Vintage

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Miss Happ expands to little Girls!

Did you know we have the cutest little Miss Happ Girls Dress now in stock? Get your little one to choose from either the Bella Dress or the Hannah Pinafore.  

All our little girls dresses are high quality 100% printed cotton fabric, with either a zip or button closure. Layer them for winter, or wear as is for summer!


 All our Miss Happ dresses are proudly made in South Africa by Miss Happ

Prices: Bella Dress R460.00 
Hannah Pinafore: R380
Sizes: 2 - 8 years old

Available at our Store, Retrospective Cape Town, 215 Long Street, Retrospective Brooklyn Mall, or email us to order via mail order.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Vintage Hair and Make up Books now availble

Always loved the amazing Retro hair and make up style but have no idea where to start? Grab your copy of the Vintage Hairstyling or Vintage Make up books from us.

Each book contains hours of useful hints and tips with full colour, step by step photos for each look and era.

Price: Vintage Hair: R960.00, Vintage Make-up: R620.00

Available in-store, 215 Long Street, or via mail order: email us

Friday, May 5, 2017

New photo series from Boss Lady, Maggie Bow

"Not all those who wonder are lost"

Inspired by her upcoming Overseas road trip in April (past) to California and Nevada, our Boss lady Maggie Bow did a fabulous shoot with fellow pin up Miss Shantilly Lace, photographed by the talented Samantha from Sunkissed Studio that we had to share!

Models: Maggie Bow & Shantilly Lace
Photographer: Sunkissed Studio
Clothing & Accessories: Vintage & Miss Happ
Hair styling done using Parade Hair Products

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Miss Happ Autumn/Winter Range now in store!

We are all so in love with our new Autumn/Winter range! With two launch stories there is so much choice!
Go for shades of blue, wine red, cream with touches of pink with prints from the classic leopard and beautiful green peacock print, to a delightful basket weave check and even the Eiffel tower! Add a quirky 1950's diner print and you are spoilt for choice.

Shop now in our store Retrospective Cape Town. Find us at 215 Long Street or online at our etsy store

Now stocking The Bonnit

 Now in store! The super cute Bonnit - perfect to protect your pinup hair do in rainy weather! We have assorted prints from cherry to spot and leopard print and so many colours too! R150 gets you yours!   Shop at our store, Retrospective Cape Town, 215 Long Street, open Monday - Saturday

Not in Cape Town? We can send anywhere in SA! simply pop us an email and we will take it from there!

Not your Granny's rain Bonnet!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Parade Hair Products for Vintage hair styling needs

Don't let anybody reign on your PARADE! Our range of hair care products ensure that you will never be that dull wall flower again!
 Dollie Vega, our brand ambassador with hair 
created with Parade Hair products

I bet you didn't know that we have now brought out our own range of salon quality hair care products? All manufactured and formulated right here in South Africa especially for us!

Born out of a need for professional, salon quality products that work well for vintage hair styling, we worked hard to bring you a range of hair care products specific to vintage hair styling needs that we believe in and that actually WORK!
The Little Harlequin with hair 
created with Parade Hair products
Parade Hair is a locally sourced range of hair care & color products that are simply smashing on your hair & friendly to your pocket!
 Vintage Doll Laura with hair
created with Parade Hair products

Our products currently include the following:

Hair Prep:
  • Leading Lady Hair Spray (strong hold)
  • Atomic Rock Set Spray
  • Just Smashing Hair Glass
  • Smokin' Hot Thermal Protector

Hair Maintenance:
  • Sulphate Free Shampoo (Paraben free)
  • Sulphate Free conditioner (Paraben free)
  • Rescue Me Hair Treatment

Hair Colour:
  • Hair Colour Creme (7 colours)
  • Bleach kit (incl Bleach Activator, I got the Blues Bleach Powder, Latex Gloves & two mixing sticks) 
And most importantly, all our hair products are endorsed and tested by Pin Ups, not tested on animals, and are Environmentally friendly.  Our hair colour creme & hair maintenance products are contain no harmful chemicals.

 We also welcomed our first brand ambassador, the lovely Miss Dollie Vega to represent Parade Hair here in South Africa. Dollie is the 2016 Miss Hot Rod South Africa and finalist in the 2016 Dusty Rebels Bombshell Betty Pageant. You can find her on our Sulphate Free Shampoo as our very own Shampoo Dollie!

All our products are found exclusively at Retrospective Cape Town (215 Long Street) and Pretoria (Brooklyn Mall) and for those ladies not in SA? Well, you can now shop easily online via our ETSY store too!
And remember to pop over to our fb page and show us some love too. We post weekly vintage hair inspiration for our lovely followers.

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Die Skatties get an Elizabeth Taylor Pin Up make over!

The relationship between mother and her daughter is so special. Celebrate this special relationship on The Skatties on VIA TV at 17:30 for...