Friday, 15 August 2014

Celebrities Rockin' the Rockabilly!

It's one of the most recent style sensations- Rockabilly is a very wearable style so it's no surprise that some of the biggest names in show business have been following suit over the past few years. Even today, it's still a very hot trend, celebrities are still treading the red carpet looking fabulous in retro! You will find subtle and not so subtle hints at the Rockabilly look. Here are just a few of my favorite of the most flattering celebrity Rockabilly looks: 

Christina Aguilera © au.lifestyle.yahoo.com
There's no doubt that Victory Roll hairdo's are a big part of the Rockabilly look. Everythig from quiffs to pin curls are acceptable, wear one or do several smaller curls, they are so versatile to do when one gets the hang of them. Singer Christina Aguilera has been known for experimenting with different looks throughout her career, going from wild child to subtle and feminine. However, one of her sleekest moves had to be the Rockabilly phase for 'Candyman'. Here she works it an a event with one simple giant curl coiffed at the top of the head. This adds height instantly and is pretty easy to keep in place with hidden pins. Here the star wears her chic up do with a fitted evening dress and scarlet lipstick for full effect!


Katy Perry does Pin Up  ©bourdoux.blogspot.com
Rockabilly is known for highlighting curves, an aspect of the style that has made it popular with us gals no matter what our shape and size. Patterns found on fitted Rockabilly Dresses mean that a perfect silhouette can be had along with cute detail! Look out for cherries (or any other type of fruits), anchors as well as tattooed hearts and rose patterns on the traditional looking 1950's prom dress. These kitsch details add a sense of fun to your Rockabilly dress, it will also take attention away from areas we wish to hide. Singer and performer Katy Perry looks stunning in this sweet halterneck mini dress, note the empire line fitting at the chest and cherry fabric patterns. The cherry red lips and retro specs finish off the very Rockabilly look!   

Rihanna does subtle Rockabilly chic  ©fashionablecelebs.wordpress.com 
Although the Rockabilly look is a strong one, with bold trends that run through it, it can still be watered down a little. Here superstar Rihanna does just that! She looks amazing with a long haired red 'Rockabilly Rolls' hairdo with more than a hint of the pin up about it. The outfit is given a real modern boost with the monochrome look, a smart low cut shirt and trouser day outfit that can easily be worn at work or to any other formal occasion. A modern gold chain and some heels polish off the neo-Rockabilly style off perfectly. Proof that this retro trend can be modern and so wearable.   

Go all out Rockabilly or experiment with Victory rolls on the next lunch date with the girls- Check out Rockabilly Pin Up for all your essential outfits and quirky accessories!  

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Get the Vintage Look

Look vintage chic with our easy to wear collection of dresses.  The Rockabilly dress is a key piece to your creating your wardrobe.  From classic black and navy to bold bright colours, choose your favourites at Rockabilly Pinup!

Red Carpet:

Wow your friends with a selection of bold and sassy red dresses. Our Summer favourites include the Alika, Melanie and H&R Shirt Dress, add a splash of  lip colour  - we have picked Mii's One True Red classic matte long lasting colour and Jessica custom nail colour in Royal Red.  To complement your style work up some cute victory rolls or create some gentle curls with your wand  and finally find your beloved heels!































Royal Navy:

Sophisticated and effortless, Navy delivers an evocative sense of style like the Motleys Nautical Sailor Dress or Isabella Polkadot Dress teamed with kick-ass heels and a majestic blue nail colour.  Add some hair accessories or combine a wiggle skirt and blouse for the perfect office outfit.





Classic Black:

Playful polkadots or delightful brocade fabrics mixed with black definitely make for multi-purpose clothing, dressed up or down to suit your style.  Create a smokey eye with a Wide Eye Wonder colour square and grab your treasure filled handbag  - we love shiny black ones or animal prints!
































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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

It's All in the Details at Rockabilly Pin Up

They are always present and can sometimes be taken for granted- But one thing is for sure, the finer details can totally transform any outfit! That small but important bow detail for instance could be the feminine aspect that a plain dress so needs to make it into an awesome outfit. Or take that lace up feature that can give any dress that figure flattering fit? It's these details, both small or large that can bring about a tailor made effect to any dress. Here are some favorites when it comes to chic style detailing...

Ribbons and Bows 
Wear them around your waist or use them in a corset style to tighten up a looser dress. The ribbon is one of the most versatile but important details on any outfit. The bow is traditionally used to fasten, but here it's used to real decorative effect. Featuring at the front of this vintage inspired skirt, use your bow to bring a sensational new style to office or formal wear!
Black Cotton 50's Circle Skirt 
Prints 
Whether you are looking at tattoo style prints or the larger florals, it's these dressy illustrations that will make a massive impact on your style. Large prints are said to work with taller frames while the smaller delicate prints will not swamp petite figures. The Cool Mint Floral Chiffon Tea Dress is the perfect example of a pretty summer print. Simply add a string of pearls and some lace gloves for instant vintage chic.

Cool Mint Floral Chiffon Tea Dress

Necklines 
A very important but often over looked part of any dress. A sweetheart neckline can work well to flatter smaller builds. But even curvier figures can benefit from this very feminine style. The Jade Green Polkadot Dress has the perfect neckline to flatter. It's finished off with a neat nautical bow for added style measure.

Jade Green Polkadot Isabella Rockabilly Dress 

Waspish Waists
The thinner waist has always been in vogue, however not all of us are blessed with an hourglass look. This is where faking it comes in handy. Look for pinched in waist lines and flared skirts that will give you a feel of being curvy. A delicate belt can be a great hint of a slimmer waistline, it's light too and adds an element of the chic as it finished off the Teal Green Butterfly Hepburn Dress nicely.

Teal Green Butterfly Hepburn Dress
Sleeves 
There's a lot to be said about sleeves and the effect they can bring to any outfit. Puffed sleeves are feminine but powerful, much like the rigid look of the 1980's shoulder pad style. Longer length sleeves can be demure and smart, while sleeveless outfits are a little more daring. There is a slight puff on the sleeves of the Madden Polkadot Red Dress, it's enough to add a sense of vintage fun to the outfit.
Madden Polkadot Red Dress by Hell Bunny. 
Looking for that special outfit or just to add a sense of the unique to your everyday? Pick out one or more of these great details at Rockabilly Pin Up for a style unlike any other.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Best Rockabilly Summer Dresses

To maintain your Rockabilly wardrobe this season we have picked out the ultimate summery dresses to get you through the sunny days and outdoor evenings. Floral prints suit everyone and we adore the new dresses coming in, and polkadots aren’t just a fad plus they are great for Rockabilly styling in an array of gorgeous colours!

Our summer favourites are the new Hepburn style 50s Rockabilly Dress with beautiful floral designs. The White Dress with black floral print is perfect for a garden party with adjustable halter ties and a fitting sweetheart bodice with black satin ribbon. Red roses are romantic and we have this Black and Red Rose Dress to catch the eye of your secret crush! While the Rosie Floral Dress would be a great addition for a day at the races.

If you are looking for a classic style that never dates then the Polkadot dresses in Navy, Black or Red are a great key purchase. The ever popular Isabella dresses feature small polkadots, flattering neckline and super cute bow which scream class and fun all wrapped into one perfect vintage creation. For a larger polkadot the black 1950's rockabilly dress with large red polka dots and adjustable halter straps and a fitting sweetheart bodice with black satin ribbon to cinch the waist.

You can’t go wrong with a little black dress for those last minute summer soirees as the evenings drift away into the night and we all feel inspired to enjoy some sundowners. Our best sellers include the Black Vintage Dress , Black Belted Dress and Black Halter Tattoo flocked 50’s dress by Hearts and Roses.


For more Rockabilly Summer-sentials visit www.rockabillypinup.co.uk








Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Rockabilly Dresses for Wimbledon

Wimbledon has begun and its time to shine in your bright whites if you are going court-side this week.  See our choice of what's hot this Summer. Rockabilly Pinup sees white taking centre, followed by pretty florals over the next fortnight.


Begin play with a classy Cannes Dress detailed with a beautiful red rose print on white, this halter dress is fitted and flattering with a sweetheart neckline to accentuate your best assets on any figure.  Team with a red cardigan and sunglasses for a bold summery look.

Especially for Summer we love a Swing Dress like this beauty covered in a red poppy print,  pure style and sophistication with a a hem that skims the knee, easy to wear for a day match then add some accessories for evening cocktails afterwards.

This Isabella Dress with English floral print conjures up images of a sunny afternoon sipping champagne and al fresco dining,  perfect for a first date watching tennis.  With a cute sweetheart neckline and capped sleeves, this dress is a modern vintage classic.

If you are heading up to the hill with friends the Sheila Green Apple & Daisy Print Dress is great,  its smart casual and comfortable, works well with white shoes and a cardigan for the unpredictable British weather.

Got yourself a catered box seat and need an instant outfit,  well the Tea Dress works for corporate events as well as a fancy lunch.  We love the Red Rose Floral Collage Dress combined with hair tied up and sassy heels should do the trick.

For more style inspiration visit www.rockabillypinup.co.uk



Saturday, 14 June 2014

What a Waist! Get a figure to die for at Rockabilly Pin Up

An essential accessory that can be worn with anything, the belt will make any fabulous summer dress into a sensational one! It's all one needs to pull in at all the right places for an instant hourglass effect. In some cases an elasticated waistline on a skirt or dress will act as a hidden belt, having a similar feel. Curvy shapes as well as thinner figures will find that the waist band or belt is a seriously flattering look! Here are just some ways to get a figure to die for! 

Burgundy Elastic Nurses Retro Belt by Hell Bunny.
The nurses belt started life as a practical part of a nurses uniform, hence the name. However, the hardworking ladies in the medical profession soon realised that this was a very chic look too! Its elastic pulled in at the waist bringing a flattering flare at the hips. Something along the lines of Vintage Christian Dior even. Soon the nurse's belt could be found everywhere-Us girls loved them and we still do to this day. Find this style in a range of different colours at Rockabilly Pin Up. The nurses belt is a staple part of any feminine and fabulous wardrobe!

Red Poppy 50's Swing Skirt by Hell Bunny 
Cotton is the perfect fabric for the Red Poppy 50's Swing Dress from Hell Bunny. Not only is the quirky print a fun and vibrant one, but the cut of the skirt means that it hangs beautifully from the hips. The cotton flows freely and the wider end means that the waist can be pulled in, a look that is quintessentially 1950's! Yet the style works so well today, and like with a elasticated nurses belt, the attached narrow waistband pulls the outfit together. Even if you are not naturally blessed with a waspish waist (let's face it, not many of us are!) a fitted waist band with a slight flared skirt of dress will do wonders for the figure.

Black Cotton Vintage Dress with small white polkadots.
 Model: Ebony Ivy. MUA Kellie Katrina.
Photography: Nils Bratby of Immortal Eye Photography
Vintage dresses, especially those with a hint of 1950's inspiration, will almost always have a fitted waist- A look that was so reminiscent of the era's fashion. But even if your dress hasn't got a featured belt or sewn-in waist band, there are ways to mimic this look. A piece of ribbon could be all that's needed to totally transform your dress, giving it a tailored style. A tie ribbon on the waist of this Black Cotton Vintage Dress is used like a belt. It's a versatile look too, the big bow can be tied at the back or side of the waist. Find the ribboned waist look on wrap dresses also.  Complete with dainty polka dots and a layer of netted petticoat- here's just one vintage dress at Rockabilly Pin Up that will turn heads!

No matter what your body type happens to be, the pinched in waist can make all the difference when it comes to getting the vintage look spot on!  

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

1950's Vintage Chic at Rockabilly Pin Up

You won't need anyone to tell you that vintage is a hot trend at the moment. This is in interiors, product design and of course, fashion. There are a million and one reasons why it's such a hot look when it comes to what we wear. Firstly it is timeless in it's appeal - the tea dress and shrug is as wearable today as it was 60 years ago. Next, one should take a look at the tailoring - 1940's and 50's chic was all about the most flattering fit, and no matter what the current trend may be, there is always room in our wardrobe for a dress that flatters our curves. 

Here are just a few dresses from the New Additions at Rockabilly Pin Up that will do just that!





Looking for a mix between 'I Love Lucy' and vintage vixen? The Eternity Red Rose 50's White Rockabilly Dress is the dress for you. Created by Hell Bunny, this is Rockabilly at it's finest. There are so many elements that make this a dress worth investing in - take the sweetheart shaped neckline for one. It's the ideal shape to flatter all those upper body curves. Longer length sleeves mean that this dress is perfect for cooler weather as well as summer evening garden parties. But the design itself is another aspect that grabs attention; bright red roses make for a stunning contrast against the white background. The high neckline has a real feel of 50's glamour to it as well as adding to the structured effect of the dress. All this is finished off with a striking red belt, just the thing for that hourglass figure we love so.
Black Flocked 50's Tattoo Dress and H&R London


Vintage doesn't necessarily mean all light and airy, one can still rock the styles from the past with a cute Gothic twist! This black flocked 50's Tattoo dress has all the key elements one could wish for in a glamorous outfit. First of all the tailored look that is so reminiscent of the era. As with all the dresses at Rockabilly Pin Up, the finer details make a huge impact too. It's fitted at the waist for a narrow figure flattering effect. Swallows, anchors, stars and roses adorn the dress, bringing the daring tattoo element to it. The scalloped neckline is ultra chic on all shapes. There is a netted inner petticoat that falls just below the hemline of the dress itself, not only as a cute extra detail, but to help with a subtle flared 50's look.


Elegant Grey Tea Dress


Grey is anything but dull with this elegant tea dress! Sleeveless with a belt-like panel below the bust, this dress is the epitome of vintage class. Covered in feminine white and gold floral motifs that bring out the natural beauty of the grey. The shape makes a bold statement here too, The 50's flared knee length skirt falls beautifully from the fitted bodice styled top. The high neck makes this the ideal dress for that string of pearls in a very Jackie Onassis style. To finish all this off, the bow at the back adds an extra element of fitting, a must have for work as well as any elegant evening do.

Classy, bold, chic and sensual - Vintage dresses at Rockabilly Pin Up are the way to go!