Friday, 30 November 2012

Style File: Weekend City Break

A long weekend is a joy to experience but a nightmare to pack into a bag. With hand luggage and 100ml liquid limits on your toiletries, RockabillyPinup has some weekend essentials that can be dressed up or down whilst you make the most of your city break escape.  

For a retro spin, try donning this V-Neck Collar spotty number with a chunky belt and Wedges.

This Nautical Nancy V Neck cardigan is a great weekend wear to replace the classic blazer, plus we love the anchors. Team with a white dress or t-shirt and silver/red accessories. 

Mix and match high waisted denim trousers with cute tops like this Red striped knitted sailor top or this spotted Pink Scarlett Fever Knitted Top.

Never leave home without some accessories as they really do make an outfit, we have bags, jewelry and a few other essentials to get you through the weekend.


Sunday, 25 November 2012

November Prize Draw

Would you like to enter our prize draw to win a Vintage Rose Headband, a Red Glitter Cherry Necklace and Red Rose Hairclip? If so, there are 4 ways you can enter.

ONE. Simply leave a comment on any item on the website saying why you like that item. Each comment that you add is one entry. Email addresses are NOT displayed publicly but are necessary so that we can contact the winner. You do not need to include your entire name - your first name or pseudonym is sufficient (name and comments will be made visible). I usually approve comments in the evening so don't despair if it takes awhile for comments to appear :)

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Competition closes: Midnight GMT 30 November 2012

The Draw will take place on 1 December 2012


The winner is Kara Jayne Lees.  Congratulations!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Lucille Ball at Rockabilly Pin Up!

One of the most unlikeliest pin ups girls of the 1950's has to be Lucille Ball. An actress, model and comedienne who was well known for her sharp tongue and even sharper wit. So much so that she even had her own TV Show: 'I Love Lucy' which ran for most of the 1950's. A bit hit at the time, it is still as popular as ever with 'I Love Lucy' conventions happening all over the world. The world couldn't get enough of Lucille's wisecracks! But what her fans also loved was her style. If you are ever lucky to catch a snippet of the show online or even on television you will see that 1950's housewife style in its most purest form!

Lucille Ball had it down to a fine art! So what does this look compromise off? Well the 'Housewife' part may make it seem dull but it's anything but! Sure it's the opposite of the more revealing 'Pin Up' look of the same era, but its vintage style at its finest!

Think long three quarter length skirts, floral fitted blouses tucked into a high waisted skirt-bright polka dots, pretty gingham prints, bold black and white nautical stripes along with bright red lips and a pretty patterned head scarf tied in a turban like style. Everything about this look is vibrant and active! With all these elements in common with Rockabilly no wonder it's just as hot! Rockabilly Pin Up have some amazing pieces for your quintessential Lucielle Ball/ 50's housewife look:

Blue Atomic City Revere Pencil Dress by Limb

Like in 'I Love Lucy' do you find that guests are always dropping by unexpectedly? Perhaps they are expecting to see you in your dirty overalls on your knees giving that floor a good ole scrub? It doesn't have to be that way and you can look hot while hoovering! With a very space age 1950's print, the large lapel collars and apron style tie belt you can't get more Lucille Ball than this dress! With cute fitted half sleeves and that pinched in waistline you have an outfit perfect to receive those unexpected guests in.

Bridget Bombshell Polka Dot Dress by Folter
Polka dots are great whether on your punky Rock and Roll dress but also as part of your quirky 'stay at home' style. This knee length number from Folter is a very cute example! Sleeveless with a dainty ruffle necked design, its superb when serving those tiny little canapes to all your dinner party guests! The Bridget Bombshell Polka Dot Dress is the very 'I Love Lucy'!   

Lura Red Dress by Stop Staring

Now red was undoubtedly Lucille Ball's colour: With her signature bright auburn locks tied back in a quirky up do and matching flame red lips. One of the most vibrant shades here at Rockabilly Pin Up, it looks simply stunning with that victory roll hairdo. Regardless of whether you are a blonde, brunette or have Lucy-like red locks, add a splash of life into your housewife styled wardrobe with any of the scarlet outfits at Rockabilly Pin Up. 

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Gift Guide: Rockabilly / Psychobilly For Her

If you are trying to make sure your Christmas list is filled with full throttle style or perhaps you are stuck on what to get a budding Pinup star?  With just a few weeks to go until the festive season is upon us, parties are planned and shopping lists are frantically being drafted so Rockabilly HQ decided to pick out a few of our best sellers to help you on your merry way.
This cute Purple Stiped cardi by Banned would be super cosy for Christmas morning or
for lunch.  The little Anchor Cutie Tee is charming and girlie with a little red bow, teamed with a pair of Red Anchor hoops it will add a colourful but sexy finish.

We adore this sparkling diamonte cherry pendant  - it will add a luxe edge to this Necessary Evil Chia Retro LBD.

You can never go wrong with jewellery either and these Love Hate necklaces and Love Life bracelet make great stocking fillers.

Some other inspiring ideas include this cheeky beach towel, these super cute pink sourpuss skull and cupcake barettes or this psycho monster polkadot cherry hairclip. 

Our bag selection is perfect for the girl who has everything, our top two being a cute Cherry makeup bag and a super stylish Banned leopard print bag.

For more gift ideas visit

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Something sexy this way comes!

We are in the midst of Party season and what better way to celebrate than with one of the new additions at Rockabilly Pinup?  You will want to be in that unique, all-eyes-on-me outfit that no one else has (because they are all in high street dresses!). Rockabilly Pinup give you the chance to add a sexy edge to your look with some of our amazing new Hell Bunny additions.  One of the most recognizable and popular brands on the Gothic/Alternative fashion scene and it's not hard to see why! Just check out these fabulous new gowns from Hell Bunny newly listed at Rockabilly Pinup:

Seth Halloween Cobweb Skull 50s Dress by Hell Bunny  
Skulls and cobwebs are most definitely not just for Halloween! No one knows that more than we at Rockabilly Pinup! Hell Bunny do these Gothic and Rockabilly motif's superbly, you can find them printed on A-Line dresses and fitted bodices! Eye catching they really make a statement on the Seth Halloween Cobweb Skull dress. An all-year-round outfit, here is a dress that will see you right through the festive season and well into springtime and summer 2013. A fantastic alternative to Christmas fairy dust and sequin covered outfits over the coming months! Just make sure that 'randy' Ralph from next door is watching what he's doing when he's pouring the drinks at number 12's Christmas get together!
Thelma Vintage Style Pencil Dress with Red Polka Collar 
Everyone loves a fitted pencil dress! Whether you are wearing one or looking at that gorgeous gal who is in one over at the bar. They just have that timeless beauty, elegant right to the core- for instant glamour pull on the Thelma Vintage Style dress. With the very pretty Rockabilly but Gothic collar detailing and matching sleeves- Hell Bunny sure know how to make them! The button details on the waist add a quirky 1950's twist to the ensemble. A great transition piece this dress works well as a quirky office outfit and when out for drinks too. Single? You won't be for long in this sassy little number!
Freddie Halloween Horror Rockabilly Swing Dress by Hell Bunny 
Hell Bunny have created perfect Rockabilly style with the Freddie Halloween Horror Rockabilly Swing Dress. The fitted bodice and waistline, and perfect flared out dress are the epitome of the style- like the pencil dress this style is timeless. Although covered in images of horror you do still have the festive colors of blood red and gory green in there. The ultimate Christmas outfit with a mega twist perhaps? Why not add some fun to your look this year and get those tongues wagging in the Hell Bunny Freddie Dress?

Whatever you are looking for Rockabilly Pinup will be guaranteed to have it- take a look at the rest of the new Hell Bunny range here: