Monday, 31 December 2012

Back to Work Rockabilly Style

With Christmas over and the new year starting, many of us are heading back to the office this week.  If you are wanting to add a little more edge to your office wardrobe to lift the spirits from back to work blues then Rockabilly Pinup has much to offer the 9- 5'er.

For a professional but slightly laidback approach try this Nautical Nancy Denim Pencil Skirt paired with a Stiped Knitted Top and patent red heels.

We also have this soft and fluffy Black Cardigan by Miss Fortune to take away that office chill , very versatile and can be worn with almost any outfit

If you are looking to reveal your inner preditor then this Leopard Print Gypsy Top by Miss Fortune is perfect for you, throw on a knee length skirt and some high platform buckle heels to add function to fashion.

Finally the best way to accessorise any outfit is with a statement bag and this Cherry Skull Bag by Banned is a luxe must have for the New Year.

Take advantage of our winter sales and boost your back to work wardrobe

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!!

We'd like to thank all our customers for your continued support and would like to wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.  We'll be back at the store Thursday and Friday so you can get your dresses delivered in time for New Year's Eve.  Use coupon code BLOGXMAS to get 15% off your order placed before midnight Thursday 27th December 2012.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Guide to Rockabilly for Beginners - Part Two

So you have those essential Rockabilly motifs listed down, but in this second part of the 'Rockabilly for Beginners' blog post we will take a look at the style in a little more detail. Firstly we have all seen those seriously sexy swing and jive dresses. But also just as flattering are the nautically inspired pencil skirts with that 'oh-so-naughty' split at the back. Fallen in love with the style? It's so easy to do with all those pretty feminine aspects and shapes.

Rockabilly is a dynamic look, it's bold, bright, colourful and sexy, all the aspects that make us want this look for ourselves. But how do we get it? What exactly is the recipe for the right Rockabilly outfit? Here are some of the aspects to look out for when designing or picking out your perfect Rockabilly dress:

That Itty Bitty Waist: For as long as dresses have been in existence, the narrow waist has been sought after. Women everywhere have done everything they could in their power to get that waspish waistline. Although for centuries women have used corsets to get that narrow look, Rockabilly is unique as it uses the structure of the dress itself to give the image of the slimmer silhouette.  The waist is the centerpiece of your rockabilly look. With a busty top and the flared three-quarter length skirt to balance things out. The slimmer waist looks fab on the pencil dresses too!

Olive Atomic City Revere Pencil Dress by  Limb 
The Rockabilly Print: This aspect has got to be the most fun when it comes to picking out your Rockabilly dress. It really is anything goes! From the all over traditional skull and roses print to Japanese robots. It's a case of the 'quirkier' the better when it comes to your print. Rockabilly Pin Up have pretty much everything from those 1950's atomic style patterns to zombie B-Movie posters! Look out for the larger floral flower prints and quirky cowgirls too.
B-Movie Rockabilly Swing Dress by Hell Bunny 
Sweetheart Neckline: One of the most flattering shapes on your Rockabilly outfit will be the 'sweetheart' neckline, so called because it resembles part of the shape of a heart. It gives the wearer the shape of a larger bust, but is recommended for all shapes and sizes of Rockabilly gal! This fabulous example of a sweetheart neckline can be seen on this red day dress. With the three-quarter length sleeves, the neckline adds a very chic look to a pretty day look. A key retro Rocka look to add to your list!

Pin Up Cowgirl Red Day Dress by Vanity Project Limb
The Full Skirt: Whether you chose a shape inducing pencil skirt or that fabulous flared skirt- you will achieve a great retro look! Rockabilly loves all things retro- the two go hand in hand! Here's a great example of that perfect jive dress. Pink and very floral, this is the quintessential summer dress! The flared underskirt does add volume to the overall shape creating the perfect look.

Pink Floral Summer Dress by Vanity Project Limb 
Head on down to Rockabilly Pin Up and find out more about how you can get the Rockabilly look for yourself!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Alchemy UL17 at Rockabilly Pinup

Alchemy's UL17 range is a stunning collection of Angelic Accessories designed to accompany and enrich your rockabilly pinup outfit.  This range of rockabilly themed jewellery is inspired by tattoo art, so you will find swallows, skulls, red roses, winged hearts and tattoo guns adorning gorgeous necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  The festive season is almost upon us, but you have time to place your order to receive these beautiful stocking fillers to brighten the day of your rockabilly gal.

Pendant necklaces
ULFP1 Swallow Heart
ULFP3 Painted Lady
ULFP7 Bow Belles
ULFP9 Love Bones
ULFP10 Skullrose
ULFP12 I love, I hate
ULFP13 Swallow Love Pendant
ULFP14 El Corazon
ULFP15 Rose Heart

ULFE1 Cursed Studs
ULFE3 Tattoo Gun
ULFE4 Swallow
ULFE5 Live Now
ULFE9 Poison no17
ULFE10 Bad Luck
ULFE11 Bow Belles
ULFE12 Forbidden Fruit
ULFE13 Love Bones
ULFE14 Pirate Ear Stud
ULFE15 El Corazon
ULFE16 Anchors Away

ULFA1 Love Life
ULFA2 Bow Belles
ULFA3 Rosa de Azucar
ULFA4 Sailor's Pledge

Click here to find the entire collection of Alchemy UL17 that is currently in stock.  All items are dispatched within 24 hours on weekdays

Style File: New Year Dresses, New Rockabilly You

We have rounded up a few of our favourite Rockabilly Dresses for New Year's Eve.  With these sex-kitten styles we guarantee you will catch a few glances as you rock the floor through the night. Rockabilly prints are bold, beautiful and really do make a perfect party dress.

This Thelma Vintage Style Pencil Dress has jumped to the top of our party wish list, made from stretchy black fabric with an unusual contrasting 2-tier sailor-style collar and nipped in waist line.  Detailed with red fabic buttons to accentuate your figure, pair with some red killer heels and you are set.

A party dress if ever we saw one 1950's Cherry Blossom Black Rockabilly Dress  has a yummy red cherry and white blossom print to get your party juices flowing.

Fancy experimenting with a bit of colour? Try this Peacock Valerie Pinup Girl Pencil Dress, sure to turn heads as you twirl around.

For a halter dress this Meurtos Sugar Skull Dress by Hell Bunny screams naughty and nice. A 50's inspired Rockabilly dress highly detailed with colourful sugarskulls and flowers.

Jazz up your party look with a dose of  comedy with this Kisch Domestic Goddess Cartoon Strip Dress, sure to keep eyes wondering over your captions all night long!

Looking for more inspiration then take a look at more Rockabilly Dresses.  Get 15% off your next order placed before midnight GMT 17 December 2012 using coupon code NYBLOG.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Guide To Rockabilly for Beginners - Part One

Are you new to the Rockabilly style? Don't know quite where to start? Perhaps you are trying to get your friends into it? It's easy for Rockabilly newbies to feel confused at the start of their style journey. There are so many great elements to the look, Rockabilly in a nutshell is a mixture of the feminine 1950's style, of all things sexy and patterned, the vintage pin up looks of yesteryear along with a huge dollop of the alternative.

Your Rockabilly look is tailored around you- your shape, your tattoos and piercings, and most of all your sense of spirit! 

Rockabilly is a style that can be worn by any one at any age. How do you get that style for yourself? It's simple, take your inspirations from our Rockabilly Motifs. These are delicate little accents that will nearly always turn up on any great retro outfit.

Hearts: One of the most quirky little elements around. Whether it's on clothing or your jewels, the heart is a powerful symbol. Courage as well as Love, the heart can stand for so much. Perhaps it has a personal meaning for you? Rockabilly hearts are special-go for cute and pretty when adding hearts to your outfit.
El Corazon Winged Blue Heart Earrings by UL17  Alchemy
Polka Dots: This delicate dress detail can add tons of cool shabby chic aspect. Its a strong Rockabilly element and you will find that so many outfits will include them somewhere. The Polka dot pattern like all other vintage patterns have been around forever. It reminds one of that real 1950's housewife look. Don't have any Polka Dots on your dress? Add a pretty dotty sash or wrap around belt. Perfect example is this gorgeous headband, you have the polka dots with the fabulous florals!

Autumn Vintage Rose Hairband with Burgundy Polkadots 
Skulls: All our Rockabilly girls know that those skull and cross bone motifs don't have to be associated with death or dying. They can be so much more fun then that! Think the sugar skulls that have been inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead. Bright and colorful with those unmistakable  Rocka roses that surround the bones. The skull links all things Rockabilly with the Gothic for a really cute fluffy take on the look.

Sailor Skull on Blue White Stripes Oversize Crop T-Shirt
Bows: Once the sole reserve of Minnie Mouse fans everywhere, the bow is now hotter than ever. Whether you have a big bow at the bottom of your fitted corset or as a detail on your large retro bouffant style hairdo- the Bow is the rockabilly aspect to be seen in. We have seen Katy Perry really rock the pretty pastel pink candy girl look. It's adds a sort of girly sweetness to your outfit, so its top marks for bows this season!

Cherry Explosion Sparkle Bow Hair Clip at Rockabilly Pin Up
Anchors: The international sea faring motifs are so Rockabilly it's unreal! No longer just seen as manly tattoos on all those burly sexy sailor men: Oh no siree! Us gals have gotten in on the nautical action with our anchors too! Rockabilly Pin Up have Anchors covered! They are stylish when worn everywhere- as part of a ship inspired  everything from those cute little dresses to delicate and pretty jeweled pieces. Team yours with some sailor stripes for the perfect sea girl look!

Black Anchor Sailor Necklace