Saturday, 29 September 2012

Hot New Season Fashion

Just over a week ago we saw International Fashion Week showcasing collections for Spring Summer 2013, with shows in New York, Paris, Milan and London- fashion fanatics everywhere were glued to their seats to see the hotly awaited collections from some of the big name fashion houses! Keywords for the week seemed to be 'original', 'experimental', 'classic' and 'retro'!

We also love how the current fashion trends have such strong links to all styles retro and pin up! There have been pretty fitted floral dresses, halter necklines and tailored suits. It's all very chic and you can have some real fun with your own retro rockabilly style through freshening up that dress with some on-trend accessorizing! The choice is yours when it comes to your image but here's how to get ahead in the style stakes and be top of your game with your vintage look!

Tailored to fit: Rockabilly Pin Up has been rocking the tailored trend since forever, its only now that the rest of the fashion world has finally caught on! According to the catwalks next year we will be seeing a re emergence of the high-waisted trouser and tailored skirt! This was very obvious in the collections of Christian Dior and Lanvin who have a very classy retro look for next season. Even the Balmain and Gucci shows included some very bright 1960's retro trouser and skirt suits on the catwalks. Why not take this idea of figure enhancing a step further and try on Rockabilly Pin Up's Lady Face Black Ribbon Wiggle Skirt? A great way to have the tailored look with some very sensual silky tie up aspects!

Lady Face Black Ribbon Wiggle Skirt £24.00
Floral Dresses: The floral dress is a staple item for all wardrobes during the summer months, but next year we will be seeing some pretty smaller prints rather than the large garish flowers apparent in seasons past. The prints will be small and dainty- Think real Parisian chic! A perfect example on the Rockabilly Pin Up website is Limb's Pink Floral Summer Dress, the halterneck detail and cute fitted bodice is strongly reminiscent of the outfits from the Mary Katrantzou and the Zac Posen collections shown at Fashion Week. One thing is for sure when it comes to next years trends and that is that Retro Frocks at Rockabilly Pin Up are going to be just as hot as the summer!
Pink Floral Summer Dress by Vanity Project Limb £98.50

Retro Patterns: We will also be seeing some very retro patterns. The Balmain catwalk show highlighted on Houndstooth patterns, a trend that we would normally associate with classic English Heritage brands like Mulberry and perhaps Barbour. Once again Vintage seems to be at the forefront of design. Why not add a some elements of these retro prints to your personal style? Rockabilly Pin Up have some very on trend accessories on the website. The Cherry Houndstooth Tote bag by Sourpuss is a shining example of this! A great combination of the classic and  bold monochrome pattern with the Rockabilly cherry motif! 

Cherry Houndstooth Tote Bag by Sourpuss £32.50

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Spooky Style at Rockabilly Pin Up

The autumn season is nearly upon us, with the mystery of the darker nights also comes the festival of All Hallows Eve: And Halloween means so many great things! Carving our own Jack O Lanterns (Adult supervision and plasters at the ready), Going out on Halloween evening after dark and collecting bags and bags of sweeties from neighbors is also another great perk. And not forgetting those fabulous fancy dress parties where most of us drink far too much punch for our own good. But for many of us Halloween is a chance to really go to town with our outfits.

Want to have some fun with your Rockabilly style over the Halloween season? We see no reason not too. First stop: Rockabilly Pin Up for a great range of Rockabilly and Gothic combined spooky wear! Here are some of my favorite items for Halloween on the Rockabilly Pin Up website.

Skull Rose Pendant on Red Polka Dot Choker £27.50
This pretty silver skull choker has everything the Halloween Rockabilly outfit needs to finish it off. You have the essential-to-the-look skull feature on a lipstick red and polka dot ribbon! With scarlet Swarovski crystals for eyes you have immediate retro bling. Beautifully fastened at the back, its a perfect example of Gothic Rockabilly style! 

Once Halloween has been and gone, you needn't ditch the style! Why not make that Gothic and Rockabilly look a more established look in your wardrobe? That way you will be able to express your love for the dark side way beyond the 31st of October! One example that caught my eye was this very cute Sugar Skull designed shoulder bag available on Retro Pin Up. Made from a hard wearing black matte fabric, it features Mexican Day of the Dead sugar skull design. Perfect for work or while you are out shopping, simple and effortlessly spooky chic for you everyday!

Black Day Bag with Sugar Skull £44.50
No doubt there will be masses of 'Trick or Treaters' knocking on your door on All Hallows Eve! We at Rockabilly Pin Up advise you to be prepared! Get ready with lots of bite sized treats (and we don't mean your pet Alsatian- George), if there are any left over then even better. Why not truly get into the 'spirit' of things for when all the little darlings come round and slip into one of Rockabilly Pin Up's range of Halloween inspired clothing?

Sailor Skull and Anchors Purple Stripe Cardigan by Banned £23.50

One of my Halloween favorites on the website is this Sailor Skull and Anchors Purple Stripe Cardigan by Banned. Not only is it fitted to hug and keep you warm but it importantly features those very Rockabilly motifs of skulls, roses and anchors with bows along with the nautical stripes. Perfect for those who want to go with a more casual Halloween style. Wearing Fancy dress? Team this cutie pie cardigan over your outfit for a very stylish way to keep warm on the 31st of October and all those other autumn and winter nights!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Style File: Rockabilly Wedding Guest Outfits

With Wedding Season in full swing,  the nagging ‘What do I wear’ dilemma is at the forefront of our minds.  How do I look great, without clashing with the Bride?  What can I wear to keep warm if it’s a chilly day?  Should I add a fascinator or hat?  Luckily for you Rockabilly Pinup have an impressive selection of wedding guest attire be it for a courthouse quickie, a daytime country wedding or out of town wedding abroad.
Here are my favourite fashion picks of what I’ll be wearing to the flurry of weddings taking place over the next few weeks:
I love this  White 50's Black Floral Print dress.  The vintage style is brought right up-to-date with a gorgeous sweetheart bodice with black satin ribbon to cinch the waist, this dress will look svelte yet modern when teamed with stylish elbow length black gloves and two-toned hat , you could also add a black below-knee petticoat for additional volume. 
This dainty Gold Floral & Herons Hawaiian Waterfall Dress by Limb will look blooming marvellous with a pair of Red courts and simple Vintage Audrey Black Bag.
Miss Fortune  has created this knockout Day of the Dead multi-coloured skull print with purple contrast waist  and collar dress. This foxy design embraces the Rockabilly trend with charm and urbanity.  After the wedding, it could double up as a terrific cocktail party outfit with statement heels and a clutch. 

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Saturday, 1 September 2012

Hell Bunny at Rockabilly Pin Up!

Yes it's true we've got the best Rockabilly Vintage, Retro and Pin Up styles around! With so many brands to choose from on the Rockabilly Pin Up website it's almost impossible to know where to start! So we aim to give you the lowdown on some of our great brands:

One that we adore is Hell Bunny! A big favorite of ours here at Rockabilly Pin Up. Here's just a sneaky peek of what we have on offer and we just know you will love them just as much as we do!

May Day Purple Rose on Blue Rockabilly Dress £44.50

Hell Bunny bring you their May Day Purple Rose on Blue Rockabilly Dress. The belted waist along with the cute fitted bodice gives a great hourglass shape to all figures. Wear with one of our Rockabilly petticoats for some great retro style! (see below). The May Day dress also comes in a darker purple flower design on black fabric for a more Gothic outfit!

Vanda Blue Polka Dot Rockabilly Dress  £42.50

Hell Bunny also offer the archetypal Rockabilly Dress: The Vanda dress is 'That Dress' that all retro gals simply need! The flattering blue cotton gown boasts a cute polka dot pattern along with delicate white trimmings. The pretty detailed bodice with halterneck style fastening also has zips to help with the feminine fitting. The Vanda has a full circle skirt, so its just right for any swing do! Hell Bunny cater for those more curvier ladies too, so the Vanda dress is available from an 8 up to a size 22.  

Asuka Geisha Skull Print Cream Rockabilly Dress £44.50
For an exotic take for your retro style, look out for this bombshell of a dress! This Geisha print number from Hell Bunny combines ultra feminine pinks and creams in a  Japonesque style with Gothic skulls!
We adore the belted waistline which is very 1950's! Hell Bunny's Asuka dress is so wonderfully figure flattering like the majority of the Hell Bunny collection at Rockabilly Pin Up!

Remember to add one of our cute petticoats specially made to add that vintage va va voom to all your Rockabilly outfits!  

25 inch below knee mesh petticoat skirt £32.50