Wednesday, 15 October 2014

It's Party Time at Rockabilly Pin Up!

The season of parties is fast approaching, with Halloween only a fortnight away. Even if you aren't going out trick or treating this year, the chances are that you will have an invite to that chic party or drinks with friends for All Hallows Eve. Then there will be Christmas and New Years, not to mention the infamous seasonal work do. Chic is the way to go for the beginning of party season and beyond. That means picking out an outfit that will be totally figure flattering. You will want to show off your best assets, especially if one happens to have their eye on a special someone. This can be difficult with so many shapes and styles of dresses available, so to help you decide, here are a few of the new additions at Rockabilly Pin Up...


Vanessa Low Cut Wiggle Dress by Lindy Bop
One just cannot go wrong with the LBD. Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld himself is quoted as saying "One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress". How true he is! A black dress will not only have a fabulous slimming effect, but it can also give the wearer a silhouette to die for. No girl's wardrobe is truly complete without one. Well Lindy Bop have created this wonderful LBD with a truly flattering twist. Not only is there a sense of all things vintage, but find a lovely contrasting ruffle at the breast. A wonderful addition if you happen to have a smaller chest, but also for the lovely larger ladies too. This detail will only accent the curves that you have! Pinched in at the waist with a thin belt, you will be the envy of all!

Selema Blue Black Satin  Dress by Lindy Bop
Sticking with the theme of the LBD- This is a party dress with more than a hint of the Rockabilly. The silky black satin falls beautifully with every move that you make. There is a flattering gather at the bust that is so reminiscent of Hollywood glamour. It's the pinched in waistband and flared A-line skirt that make the Selema satin dress a dramatic one. Perfect year round, it's everything you will need for that very stylish night out. Wear with a piece of statement jewellery or a hair piece and some heels and you are good to go for evening glamour.

Ophelia Plum Butterfly Rockabilly Dress by Lindy Bop
A cute ditsy print, petticoat and ruffle detail at the bust make the Ophelia Plum Butterfly Rockabilly Dress by Lindy Bop super lush! Butterflies and delicate flowers adorn this knee length number. The fitted bodice adds shape along with the structured collar that extends all around the back too. An essential flared A-line skirt is there combined with the petticoat, these both add a lovely 'swish' sound as one walks in it. Although sleeveless, you can match it up with one of Rockabilly Pin Up's sweet cardigans to stay warm when it's cold outside. A lovely dress that can work just as well in the winter for a quirky twist on party wear.

Whether you are preparing for a special event or just want to be ready for the season, Rockabilly Pin Up will have something gorgeous for you every time!  

Friday, 10 October 2014

Win a Dress from Rockabilly Pinup


Enter our prize draw to win a Dress of your choice.  This competition is powered by Rafflecopter and there are several ways that you can enter via Rafflecopter, you can choose all methods...or just one.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The competition closes Saturday 25 October 2014.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on facebook and here within 24 hours.  We will also email the winner.  If the winner doesn't claim their prize within 48 hours we will select another winner at random.   GOOD LUCK!!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Celebrating London Fashion Week Rockabilly Style

With London Fashion Week in full swing and #LFW trending on social media, we have decided to do a new season colour round up of all our favourites with old and new styles.  We have also thrown in a few fabulous looking celebrities donning these seasonal colour selections.



With bold and muted shades of scarlet, cherry, raspberry and crimson for Autumn, we have selected some must-have items to give you that warm and fiery feel to your look.   **Katy Perry the ultimate in Pin-Up Girl Meets 1950’s in a stunning velvet Dolce & Gabbana Dress
1.  June Dress 2. Black 1950's red polkadots Dress 3.  Red Satin Tattoo Dress  4.  Alveira  Dress
5. Madden Polkdot Dress



Striking blue-green shades of royal blue, aqua, colbalt and teal have grabbed everyone's attention, a colour selection that looks amazing on just about everyone.  This colour choice is clean and upbeat and works well for Weddings. **Dita Von Teese looks utterly amazing in her teal draped Dita Von Teese Muse Dress Collection.  1.  Mae West Dress 2.  Harriet Dress 3. Butterfly Tea Dress

Black remains chic season after season.  It's simple sophistication and ease of classiness worn alone or with statement pieces makes it a real winner for any party occasion.

1.Black Flocked 50's Tattoo Dress
2.White Swallows Black Cardigan
3.Black Vintage Dress with polkadot
4.Motley's Nautical Sailor Dress
5.True Love Anchor Kiss Lock bag




Also squeezed in alongside these gems was grey, nudes and whites with a few brights like mustard-yellow and deep purples.

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

**Celebrity images found on Pinterest.
** Jessica Custom Nail Colour
**Mii Cosmetics

Monday, 15 September 2014

Go Rockabilly at Halloween!

If there were ever two styles that went together hand in hand then it has got to be Rockabilly Pin Up and Halloween! These two are just so in love when it comes to style: Just imagine your sweet Rockabilly gal in her pretty 50's inspired halterneck top and flared skirt. Then the handsome Halloween Frank with a sleek zombie look, tattoos and ghoulish grin. Ready to Roll as he rocks up in a Harley from the depths of a town called Hell. He's taking his girl out for a slap up meal and a night to remember on the town! These two are a match made in heaven. There are so many reasons why you just have to go Rockabilly this 31st October... 

The Alveira Teal Dress by Hell Bunny 

With a fitting to die for and a cool teal colour, this lovely tailored dress is a 'must have' for every girl's wardrobe. For a start just look at that amazing vintage fitted feel at the waist, bust and hips. Whether you are curvy, petite, tall or athletic in your build, this is a dress to suit everyone. The material polyester falls beautifully, flattering the figure. Then there are the cute bow and piping details along the edges. If it's 'wearable' you are going for, then you are in the right place- all of the dresses at Rockabilly Pin Up are created with real women in mind. The Alveira dress by Hell Bunny is available in a Cobolt Blue and a Raspberry Red too.

Glamorous Black Lace Tea Dress by Lady Vintage 
There are some dresses that are just so classical in their look that they will never go out of fashion. The sleeveless high necked dress is one of them. The main reason why it's as popular today as ever is that it flatters all figures, especially when there is detail involved. The lace print on this beauty from Lady Vintage makes the dress timeless in it's appeal. The black and white look means that it can be mixed with ghoulish greens and blood red too. Curl up your hair, slip on a pair of your most glam heels, a dash of the reddest red lipstick that you have and you are good to go. Make this dress perfect for Halloween by teaming it with your favourite All Hallows Eve hair accessories and jewellery.

Vampiress Black and Green 50's Dress by Hell Bunny 
Why not add a hint of Halloween into the everyday with this cute number from Hell Bunny? The Vampiress Black and Green 50's dress has Halloween at it's core with the deep black and garish green combination. The green waistband is super flattering along with the green detail on the sleeves, pockets and collar. The perfect dress for those who have been invited to that ultra chic All Hallows Eve party this year. But even if you are staying in with someone special, this dress will not fail to impress your amour!

Love what you see? There is plenty more Halloween style inspiration at Rockabilly Pin Up. It's never too early to be ready for the 31st October, so make sure you get your orders in early to avoid disappointment.

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.