Friday, 27 December 2013

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Chic Rockabilly Handbags for all occasions!

Where would we be without the right bag? Probably in a very disorganised and untidy place! This goes for on those night outs as well as to the office. We rely on a whole host of things to get us through the day- so why not pick out a super stylish bag to hold it all in?

Mixing the essential bag with a touch of the Rockabilly will make carrying all those daily essentials easy and chic at the same time. But also think about all those retro outfits- the right bag will really make the overall effect something special. There are no set rules for the perfect handbag only that it firstly compliments your outfit, next that it's sturdy and big enough for everything that you need. But also that it fits into your uique look too. So here are a few of the choicest picks from Rockabilly Pin Up!

Red Glitter and Leopard Print Curve Handbag by Glamour Bunny. 
Love those vintage cars?There certainly was something about those gleaming Chevy's and Cadillac's. You can get the same look with this nifty little bag from Glamour Bunny. You have all the chic of any 1950's sports car along with the very alluring leopard print. Top these off with the the silver tones chrome fastening at the time and you have a rock and roll bag to die for! Its big enough to store your phone, a lipstick, car keys and then some. The short strap make this a very lady like hand bag to fit comfortably in the elbow. Cute and very practical, this bag will see you through all four seasons of style!

Red Tartan Large handbag with bow by Banned
Love all things tartan? So do we! There's just something so endearing about this classic patterned material. Combine this with a black mock croc patent bow and you have one of the most super stylish of bags! This bag comes with two very strong handles that make this bag one of the sturdiest. Its just the right size for all the important things. The tartan makes this a great bag for those special occasions too.Whether you wear this with your classy evening gown or your day dress and chic up do- the red tartan handbag is the bag for you!

Cherry Skull Bag by Banned 

Love skulls and cherries? Why not combine them both in this Cherry Skull Bag by Banned. This is a handbag that has it all! The cute ribbons, the polka dots on the handle as well as the sweet cherry skull motifs at the bottom. This bag ticks all the practical boxes too! It comes with a wipe clean and hard wearing surface. The bag itself is made from a tough outer material that can withstand ll weathers. There is an outer compartment too for those little extra's. The bowling bag shape makes this a bag that will go with any styled outfit you happen to be wearing- from the chic right through to the casual.

Like what you see? Take a look at the rest of the fantastic handbags at Rockabilly Pin Up. 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Best Little Black Rockabilly Dresses

It's the time of year when our calendar begins to fill up with dinner dates, family and friend catch ups, work functions plus Christmas and New Year extravaganzas.  If you are like us and any girl we have ever met, you simply can't do without that little black dress, so when the dreaded 'What can I wear?' thought pops into your head, you can breathe a sigh of relief that you have the perfect little number in your closet.

Explore Rockabilly Pinup's exciting range to bag yourself a dazzling little black dress that has a sexy twist, there is something for everyone and every occasion.  Here are a few of our top picks:

Embrace a little of the far east with these oriental inspired dresses,  this Hawaiian waterfall dress is detailed with blossoms and tailored to streamline that figure with a sash tie which ties into a chic side bow at the waist. 

While this gorgeous Betty dress is great if you have a fuller figure, the cute crossover sweetheart neckline shows off your best assets and sash tie at the waist and flared skirt flatters those curves all at the same time.

If getting totally into the festive spirit is more your style then this Poinsettia print dress will keep you looking stylish and in theme without looking goofy, like that embellished reindeer knitdress you only wore once!

Or for 50's glamour just slip on this Cannes Rose print dress with a pair of heels, pin up your hair and slap on some lippy and you are ready to rock.

Looking for something simple and classic then the Bridget Bombshell dress has it all,  its retro-style, elegant neck tie and shirred waistline is just stunning!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Tis' the season to be Gorgeous at Rockabilly Pin Up!

With the sparkly season almost in full swing, it's time to get those perfect party outfits sorted out and ready. What makes an outfit special for you? The cut of a dress can really make or break the final look of a dress. Also the surface pattern and texture of the fabric play a big part in the right Christmas outfit. But it's not all about sequins and glitter when looking for the most scintillating seasonal dress.  Whether you are a jive and swing fan or just love to turn heads- Rockabilly Pin Up have some of the most glamorous gowns for all shapes and sizes. Take a look at some of the new additions that have arrived just in time for Christmas!

Along with Holly and Mistletoe, Pointsetta is high on the list of Christmas plants. This delicious dress is covered in the bright red flowers! The Pointsetta SallyAnne Tea Dress by Vanity Project Limb is one of the most flattering for the season. Everything about this one piece is designed to so off your fabulous figure! From the low 'V' shaped neckline, the lightly puffed sleeves right the way down to the ultra feminine wiggle bottom! The thin matching belt in the middle cinches in the waist for the essential hourglass figure- a stunning dress suited for any shape and a must have for the big day itself!   

The mint green of this dress has a freshness about it that will brighten up any room you step into! The Green Oriental Betty F Day dress by Limb has a cut that truly will turn heads! The Oriental pattern clashes beautifully against the light background. A very chic alternative to the traditional looking sequins and glitter one tends to see on dresses at this time of year. The tie belt as the waist as well as the longer sleeves are reminiscent of a traditional kimono design. The flared skirt however brings this dress right into the present. 

Let your feminine curves make a real statement in this gorgeous Black Oriental Betty F Day Dress by Limb. The bright reds and whites featured in the cherry blossom pattern make for an attractive seasonal look. Like the other limb dresses there is the very figure enhancing waist details. This means that it will look superb on any shape and size, fabulous if you have curves but very sleek and sassy if you do not. The neck line has aspects to the vintage and brings a very understated chic Audrey Hepburn look to the dress. The flared out skirt is just right for dancing in too, everything about this dress says 'Fun' with a capital 'F'! Just team with your highest pair of heels and you are ready for the party of the year!

This is just a taster of what you can expect to find at Rockabilly Pin Up! Take a look at the full collection of new Limb and Vanity Project Limb dresses for your essential winter wardrobe.

November Prize Draw

We have some lovely items to give away this month!  To enter, simply like our facebook page and like and comment on this image on the facebook page.

1. A Wired Hairband by Be Bop a Hairbands in your choice of colour that is in stock.
2. A Cherry Rose Hairclip in your choice of colour that is in stock.
3. A Cherry Skull Bolero by Banned (sizes SM uk8/10 and ML 12/14)

The competition closes midnight 30 November 2013.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on facebook shortly thereafter. 


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Rockabilly Inspired Bags and Purses

It's something that goes everywhere with you, something you use every single day and sometimes needs updating.   Yes, you guessed it,  we are talking about your Handbag or Purse.

This Black Cherry Skull Banned handbag is one part lady and one part naughty with cute red bows and appliqued red satin cherry skulls on the front with lots of embroidered detail and heart shaped eyes. This zipped handbag is fully lined with white polkadot handles and fabric featuring internal pocket and pouches plus a detachable long black shoulder strap.

Stash your cash in the Sourpuss Galley Ho wallet! This black, shiny vinyl wallet features an all over Anchor pattern, red contrast trim, Sourpuss metal logo, magnetic closure & lots of slots inside.

This Leopard velvet handbag by Glamour Bunny  gives animal prints an elegant update.  Showcasing brogue-style black vinyl wings surrounded by decorative heart-shaped perforations and retro-style kiss-lock opening.

Classic chic meets Rockabilly with this Black canvas handbag, detailed with an appliqued black and white polkadot anchor and red roses and studs.The polkadot handles and a detachable long black shoulder strap make a perfect combo for carrying in your hand or slung over your shoulder.

Channel your inner Gwen Stefani with this  Red Tartan Print Handbag, black crocodile effect  handles and sassy bow. This spacious handbag will fit everything and more and is your perfect shopping companion.

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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Rockabilly Frocks

Now that the cooler days are setting in think that its time to put away those amazing dresses for the winter? Rockabilly Pin Up could not disagree with this idea more! There has never been a better time to rock those chic Rockabilly frocks. Perhaps you are looking for the perfect dress to see you through party season this year? The right outfit will be all about the figure flattering and fun aspects that it will bring. The pinched in waist, the quality lining and prints. Smaller details count towards making us Rockabilly dames look truly spectacular! Take a look at some of the very inspired dresses that will look amazing in the cooler months of the year:

Liv's 50's Flocked Tattoo print red dress by Hell Bunny 
There is nothing quite like a tattoo print to bring the Rockabilly home. This dress features just that. Covered in the traditional Rockabilly motifs of swallows, anchors as well as horse shoes not to mention the roses and cherries too. This dress is one of the most versatile ones around, like most Rockabilly dresses it is available in a size 8 to a size 16 (18, 20 & 22 have already sold out). Wear it alone on the warmer autumnal days for a chic way to stay cool. Team it with the cutest of warm woolly shrugs for those cooler of fall evenings. The sharp neckline and colour combination make this designer dress an eye catching one. This dress comes with a cute cotton belt to pinch in the waist for that fabulous hourglass figure! 

Sassy Tropical Birds Sand 50's Dress by Hell Bunny 
For the quintessential retro dress look no further than this example from Hell Bunny. The Sassy Tropical Birds Sand dress is a must have for any vintage vixen. Take a look at that wonderfully designed bust line, it is very reminiscent of all things 1950's. Designed with a flared out A line skirt in a longer length, this dress with it's fitted top is a wonderful way to do vintage all year round. The halterneck top mean that this dress will hold you up in all the right places while being ultra flattering at the same time. Pair the Tropical Birds dress with your highest heels to paint the town red! 

Eternity Rose Red 50's Rockabilly Dress by Hell Bunny 
The perfect dress for the autumn! This gypsy rose styled dress is all things retro but with a wonderfully fitted twist! The longer length sleeves will bring warmth as well as style with it's bolero look. This dress really has it all: The sweetheart neckline and slightly ruffled shoulders to match. This decadent dress comes complete with a thick black belt as a finishing touch. The top half of the dress is fully lined, the skirt can be added to with a frilled petticoat to bring shape. Longer length dresses have more than an air of vintage elegance about them and this is so the case with this dress.

Take a look at the rest of the fab new collection of dresses at Rockabilly Pin Up.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Get the Autumn Rockabilly Look

Autumn is a refreshing time for Rockabilly girls to mix things up, combining beautiful dresses with a selection of stockings and sexy heels, just throw on a cardigan under your coat, add accessories and you are ready to create stylish outfits for any occasion as the cooler air blows in. So with that in mind, here at RockabillyPinup HQ we  have selected a few of our Autumn favourites items to inspire your Rockabilly look.

Wartime vintage style and polkadots make the best combination for old school sophistication, we love this brown Cynthia polkadot 1940's dress with its  cream lace collar and  topped with a bow tie.

The deep green Nell dress features a diamond keyhole cutout at the neckline and is flattering on the figure which makes it an essential buy for Autumn wardrobes.

Give your look an injection of fun with this Chevrolet Car Print dress, certain to rev up some engines.

Take a gamble on the Betty Dice Dress, this pinup dress has a cute crossover sweetheart neckline and a sash tie at the waist to show off your curves in all the right places.

If you have fallen in love with prints this season, then this Lady Luck Cherry print wiggle dress makes for an absolute must have.

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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Bring Rockabilly to the home!

The quintessential Rockabilly outfit is a very sexy and stylish one. It is designed to fit all our curves and flatter our assets. We love the brave colours and the fun and cute motifs: Take those anchors and swallows as your prime examples! Timeless and above all a classic style that fits everyone regardless of size or frame. But is it possible to get that same great look for the home? Well here at Rockabilly Pin Up we offer a great range of home wares too, everything from quirky shower curtains to cute oven mittens. A super way to bring this awesome retro look to your abode! Take a look at some of the ways one can bring Rockabilly to the home:

Marina Kai Tattooed Mermaid shower curtain by Sourpuss
What better way to shower than with a tattooed mermaid keeping watch? New in is this elaborated decorated shower curtain from Sourpuss. It's in that great tattoo style that we all know and love. Take a look at the finer details too, there are some great Rockabilly motifs there too. Skull and cross bones as well as hearts, cherries and bolts of lightening. This shower curtain is bound to brighten up the dullest of bathrooms bringing that true Rockabilly style to the home.

Blue doughnuts and teapots kitchen set 

Call it 'kitsch', 'kawaii' or just plain 'cute'! This kitchen set is an absolute must for the Rockabilly home. It comes complete with neat tidy design. The blue and white make this very stylish and ready to fit into practically any kitchen area. Take a look closer and one will find cups and saucers as well as teapots and doughnuts covering the over mitt and pot holder. Whether it is a gift for one self of for a loved one who adores that morning cup of tea- the Blue doughnuts and teapots kitchen set will make a wonderful addition to the home.

Blue Swallow on Black Velvet Cushion
Swallows are motifs that really do represent all things Rockabilly. Find them on tattoos, pretty prints on dresses as well as on hairclips. And now on this sweet velvet cushion too! This detailed pillow will work great alone as a single statement cushion, place it among the rest of your cushions to bring a rockabilly theme to the living room. One or two could work well on the larger seats. Not only has this little cushion got bags of style but it also is one of the most comfiest around! Made from softest velvet, there is a black piping that finished off the edges. This statement piece will certainly bring the Rockabilly to your living room in a subtle and very chic way.

Cupcake Picnic Tea Towel 
Add to the rest of your Rockabilly kitchen with this very quaint tea towel. This design proves that less certainly is more! The detailed 1950's cupcake design sits on top of  very Rockabilly pink gingham base. Perfect for the summer on those great picnics, use your pink gingham tea towel in the winter to brighten and warm up those cooler kitchens!

Check the Rockabilly Pin Up website for more great Rockabilly home ideas.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Vintage Hen Do

Last weekend I attended a Vintage themed hen party as the bride-to-be adores pinup, burlesque and vintage tea parties, so this creative retro-inspired hen do was a wonderful revival of rockin' tunes, tea (and cocktails), cakes and 50's swing dresses from Rockabilly Pinup

While the Lipstick and Curls talented mobile styling team were armed with curling tongs, hairspray and makeup to bring pinup glamour back, creating Victory rolls, red lips and bold seductive eyes for everyone at the party in the comfort of our home in South West London.(Great, as it was pouring with rain)

I felt this was a great way to introduce the guests to Rockabilly styling as some of the girls were new to the look and really loved the sleek hairdo's and bright fun makeup and sexy dresses.

After all the ladies were beautifully dolled up and few fun snaps, we sat down to create our own vintage themed
cupcakes with the bride-to-be under the watchful eye of Nel Rennison owner of

Followed by Afternoon Vintage Tea  including open finger sandwiches, warm scones with homemade jam, lemon curd and Cornish clotted cream, a selection of English traditional cakes and special teas served in beautiful china which was hired from Prim and Proper Vintage.

We then decided to hit the town for some more cocktails and a bit of dancing and much to everyone's delight not a flashing willy in sight…(ok maybe some crazy glasses but that's it!).

So if you are looking for something new to try or just want to introduce your friends to your style this is a great way to have some fun and look amazing!

Dresses worn were Melanie Polkadot Bolero Dress and the Alika Hawaii Hibiscus Swing Dress

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

New Season goodies at Rockabilly Pinup

Although the sun is still shining and the weather is a lovely balmy temperature, it is the time of year that we start to see the new collections arrive. Yes that's right folks! Stores up and down the country are beginning to get all their autumn winter ranges in. Al those sparkly new things will be out there and ready as the autumn begins.  This is just as an exciting time for us too, Rockabilly Pinup are starting to stock up on some of the most stylish new season pieces. Are you as excited as we are about the new collection? Well then feast your eyes on some of the goodies at Rockabilly Pinup!

Madden Polkadot Grey Dress by Hell Bunny 
Everyone loves a good tea dress. Even more so when polka dots are involved somewhere on it. This super sleek vintage styled tea dress is the perfect example of how to do WW2 chic. It is fitted in all the right places in a very flattering shade of grey.  All the essential ingredients are there: The pussy bow fastening at the neck, the puff sleeves as well as the long A-line skirt. This is a must have for your Fall 2013 wardrobe.

Belle Cropped Red Cardigan by Sourpuss
There is nothing like a good cardigan to see us through the autumn and winter months. But we are not talking about those big chunky cardigans that everyone loves to wrap up in. While those are lovely and snug we know that your woolly wrap-up can bring you style! Shorter fitted cardigans work well with all types of rockabilly swing dresses as well as those cute tailored ones. They can also look the business with those itsy bitsy little pencil skirts. This lovely example of a cardigan has a sweet corsage as a finishing touch so it can be worn for special occasions too!

Cats and Dogs compact umbrella by Sourpuss 
Let's face it, no matter what time of year it is- we will always get the usual rain. Having a good sturdy umbrella is a must if you are the going out type. This 'cats and dogs' umbrella is a cute way to protect all those Rockabilly and retro outfits you happen to be wearing. The frill on the edge make this an umbrella only for the stylish ladies out there! It's compact size means that it will fit in most handbags and shoppers. We love these brollies so much that we can't wait for the rain- Bring on the Monsoon!

Black Cat's eye glasses 
Every vintage vixen simply needs to have that essential pair of cat eye glasses.These take the ordinary pair to the limits and have a set of rhinestones encrusted at the edges. Wear them with your skirt suit to the office for a really sassy and sexy style. They also look fantastic when worn with your fitted and floral pencil dress.

Getting all those right elements together to create your vintage retro outfit could not be easier with Rockabilly Pinup.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Rockabilly Wedding Outfits

Big occasions mean beautiful outfits, but with all the stress surrounding a wedding day, finding the perfect look as a guest can be a major shopping task!  With all eyes on the bride, you can choose a flirty yet stylish Rockabilly Dress to complement the day. Here are a few of our favourites this season all under £50

With spots and dots trending right now, this Meriam Black Dress with polka dots is perfect for a playful yet chic halter style for Summer weddings.

While Vintage inspired dresses are everywhere, go all out on styling hair and makeup to pay tribute to your favourite Pinup icon with this Melanie Polka Dot Dress with Bolero available in Blue, Red, Green and Lilac.

If florals are your thing, then this Hawaii 50's Rockabilly Dress with hibiscus flowers and pinup girls print is a must have for your special occasion wardrobe.  The bodice of the dress is fitted with halter straps which tie behind the neck, while the skirt flares from the waist.

Adorned with Mystical Unicorns and Cupcakes embellished with bow skulls, tiny green and white stars, pink hearts and cute skulls this dress takes you back to true girlie style.

For evening weddings this Red Satin Swing Dress means you can have your own lady in red moment featuring some classic Rocka print of pinup girls, skulls, mermaids, swallows and roses, reminiscent of sailor's tattoos

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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Pretty stud earrings at Rockabilly Pinup

While the dress and the hair and the make up are all important with the Rockabilly look-there is something to be said for the more subtle pieces of jewellery. Stud earrings for example are super sweet when worn with any Rockabilly outfit. This is especially the case when going for that 'Rosie the Riveter' look. Team your sexy little studs with a tied at the top red bandanna for effortless chic.

Practical as well as super stylish you will be surprised how much attention these little earrings can get. And we are not talking about the Swarovski crystal ball studs that are everywhere at the moment (although these are lovely too). Stud earrings come in a wide range of shapes, styles and sizes. With everything from cute cherries to macho anchors, take your pick form any rocking Rockabilly motif stud earring style available at Rockabilly Pinup. Not sure where to start? Here are just a few to get you started: 

Swallow Stud earrings by Alchemy

Swallows are at the heart of many Rockabilly outfits. They make for gorgeous prints on dresses as well as hair grips and brooches. Vintage and so very chic we would go so far as to say a swallow or two is essential. Swallows are stunning birds and represent a beauty as well as flying free! A pretty symbol of rebellion that will look awesome on all Rockabilly girls! These small studs are so delicately understated- but do not be fooled by their innocence. They certainly pack a punch when it comes to getting that Rockabilly chic just right. You can wear these studs with everything. Whether it is a formal skirt suit and blouse or with a full on halterneck rockabilly dress.  
Bow Belles Skull and crystal stud earrings 
Here you have two of the hottest Rockabilly trends around combined as one. Just as dainty as the swallow earrings is the Bow Belles Skull and Crystal stud earring. Skulls are symbols that really cross the boundaries and will allow you to wear these earrings as a Gothic or Rockabilly accessory. The tiny skulls are just big enough to be noticed, red and white rhinestones complete this set of earrings and make them sparkly. The bows undoubtedly make these pretty accessory a Rockabilly one. However you see these earrings you can be sure that they will be a subtle but noticeable summer statement!  

Red Polka Heart Stud earrings by Sourpuss
 Studs on a stud! You simply cannot get better than these studded earrings. Each polka dot on these enamelled earrings can be felt. These tiny little studs stick up and can be felt bringing a cool rockabilly texture to your ear lobes. The heart shape is also a very quirky Rockabilly motif that absolutely everyone loves! This design is also available in a nautical blue and gold version too.

However you decide to dress up your Rockabilly outfit - stud earrings are the way to go! Take a look at the full range of jewellery and accessories at Rockabilly Pinup

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Floral Prints for Rockabilly

Roll up Rockin' gals for summer's most stylish looks, from dresses to accessories, floral prints are the season's main attraction.  We have picked out a few florals to get your style blossoming...

We all love a touch of luxury, that thrill of wearing something new for the first time is hard to beat, so we recommend you grab this Cannes Red Rose Floral 50's Dress for style that is sexy and wallet-friendly.

While this red and black floral print White cotton vintage dress with puff sleeves, a sweetheart shaped neckline is so fitting for summer, you'll need little in the way of accessories. Blooming marvellous!

Thanks to the multi-cultural influence in fashion,  we have this Aztec designed dress of red roses, Day of the Dead skulls, tequila bottles and cacti, which lends a modern edge to floral prints whilst still embracing the past.

Hugely inspired by flowers this season, this Rose Heart necklace is show stoppingly sexy and a Rockabilly Pinup summer time favourite!

Sometimes, the classics can't be beaten, like this red and cream double rose hair clip which combines a vintage colour combination with the most romantic of flowers.

Lastly,  make sure you order this beautiful red and white poppy wallet with polka dot print and kiss lock.  Harder to stuff your life into but very sophisticated, yet playful at the same time. 

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Saturday, 15 June 2013

Dita Von Teese for Rockabilly Pin Up

Dita wearing a lush victory roll hairdo 
She has her own clothing line, perfume and is now involved in creating a range of retro designed homewares but it is Dita Von Teese's style that has grabbed all the headlines. Hers is an image that is instantly recognisable all over the world. The bright red pout and deep dark hair have become the model and dancer's trademark look, one that we couldn't imagine her without. The retro style is a world away from anything we imagine our grandmother wearing.

But where does her vintage style come from? Burlesque is a performance that was popular in America during the 1920's and 30's. It is a combination of glamour and fantasy with the controversial striptease too. These are set to lavish backgrounds and sets that only add to the whole effect. Burlesque came at the right time, especially as most of the world was going to war. Pin up models were a form of beauty in a world that was dealing with the atrocities of war.

It is only natural that Dita would have taken on the fashion of the time as part of her performances. But she soon made the vintage look very much her own. And audiences were to find that her costumes were very multifaceted. Along with the cute secretary look they could find Gothic and fetish influences as well the wholesome all-American girl look. Not to mention Rockabilly!

Gingham fabrics and frills are the way to go! 
She can afford to wear the most daring of outfits, especially with a body shape to die for. Rockabilly outfits are designed to be figure flattering, even more so in the case of the more curvier girls like Dita. The burlesque star was best known in the early days as a 'tight lacer', someone who shrunk their waist with the help of tightly bound corsets. This gave her some recognition on the fetish world. However Dita moved on from her days as a fetish icon. She has experimented with style in a way that no other model has done to date. Taking it further Dita bought into the vintage lifestyle buying up a fleet of classic cars to go beautifully with her choice of outfits. What is so inspiring is her real attention to detail, it's the rock solid victory rolls in her hair, the hourglass figures often completed with a series of petticoats.

Dita Von Teese looking sensational in a Rockabilly style outfit. 
How can you get the showgirl look for yourself?  It's the details that really count with Dita's look. Invest in a few key pieces such as a classical crimson red lip liner, jet black eye liner is a must. A handful of classically designed Rockabilly dresses will get you started. Heels are high with this style but you can get away with mid height also.

For a kick start to your Dita Von Teese inspired Rockabilly wardrobe take a look at Rockabilly Pinup's range of dresses and accessories.   

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Rockabilly Summer Dress Favourites

The sun has been shining on and off over the last few days and got us in the mood for fun in frocks.  With payday upon us, Rockabilly HQ has chosen five gorgeous summer dresses, to suit everyone!   If you’re out and about this weekend, perhaps one of these dresses is just what you need to spruce up your Rockabilly style.

Summertime is the best opportunity to get away with fun, playful prints like this Vintage Inspired Blue Polkadot Bolero Dress, so take a twist on the trend with some true Rockabilly 50's styling.

If you fancy something a little more classic,  then this Nautical Nancy Halter Dress is just for you! Featuring a halter neck with white and navy stripes and contrasting red waist panel with anchor design buttons. We. Adore.

Playing with the pastels trend this pretty Purple Gingham Dress will have you sharing your girly charms in no time at all!

If ever there was a chic summer dress, it would definitely be this Bridget Bombshell Dressthis
retro-style dress with side neck tie looks instantly feminine and put-together without much effort.

Aren't heading off on holiday anytime soon?   Then why not bring paradise to you with this Lola Dress by Miss Fortune with tones of brown and orange with palm trees.  This halterneck mock-wrap dress is simply stunning with a mock-bamboo buckle detail at the hip.

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Black and Red Summer Essentials at Rockabilly Pinup

Above are some of our favourite red and black summer essentials, all available at Rockabilly Pinup.   If there's still a chill in the air wear one of these boleros or cardigans over this flocked red 50's tattoo dress.  If you want added flare wear a 25 inch petticoat underneath your rockabilly dress  You can accessorise by clipping one of our hairflowers or bows in your hair, or wear one the wired hairbands which are available in a vast array of colours and prints.  We have some super cute jewellery featuring yummy cherries, stars and hearts and some fabulous handbags.  All set for summer? - now let's hope the sun comes out!

Until 27 May 2013 use coupon red15 to get 15% off your order placed at

Friday, 17 May 2013

Top Rockabilly Tattoos

Us Rockabilly gals and guys love tattoos! Getting inked is a growing thing with more of us going under the needle and loving it!  

Full length tattoo sleeves with a quirky vintage dress or quiff and teddy boy get up could not be hotter. It's tough but undeniably stylish at the same time. Thinking about getting ink done for the first time but not sure what to get? Here are some top Rockabilly body art to inspire:  

Retro Roses: A feminine tattoo motif that is mega popular with both the guys and the girls! Everyone loves roses. They look great on all shapes and sizes which is a bonus. That bright red shows up beautifully wherever it is placed on the body. Roses on the chest make for an unusual but pretty quirky look. Something away from the traditional arm tattoos. Wear with your low cut dress and a patterned scarf tied in your hair for an alternative vintage chic.  

Sinister Skulls: Skull tattoos can be done any way you want them to be! As sugar skulls or something a lot more terrifying. A motif that has been used so much in the military in past years. Also a popular with those wanting a reminder that death is always so close by. Skulls look fab with roses, spiders webs for a Halloween look for Samhain fans. Mexican Day of the Dead Skulls make for some of the most vibrant tattoos.  

Ahoy Anchors: The sailor theme is a strong  one, anyone who is serious about Rockabilly will have something Anchor-like on their person. Whether it be a pretty pendant and pair of neon earrings or a more permanent thing! Tattoos can look attractive almost anywhere you decided to have them, especially when it comes to fierce Rockabilly ones. Have your Anchor or roses on the top of your feet! Your tootsies will look awesome in any pair of heels from this moment on! 

Gorgeous girls: Those pin up tattoo's are a real hit. The late Amy Winehouse sported a vintage lady on her arm. Girls on girls is a very sexy look when it comes to ink. Dare to express your inner goddess or ideal woman through your body art! 

Stars: stylized stars add more than a hint of glitz to a Rockabilly outfit. Even more so when it is a tattoo! Check out these gorgeous examples of star clusters. The perfect Rockabilly tattoo can be finished off nicely with a group of black or gold stars. Even stars alone can express your sparkly side. 

Cherries: Find them on cute earrings, sweet little pendants on necklaces even brooches- but how cool are they as tattoos? The answer is 'Very'! These small fruits are pretty as a single tattoo on a shoulder or as part of your bigger group of Rockabilly motif tattoos! 

Still undecided about your inked Rockabilly look? Any professional tattoo parlor will have some cool designs on display for you to choose from. Failing that most reputable places will be able to design tattoos that are personal to you. 

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Rock N Roll Weekenders

With festival season upon us nothing gets us in the mood for summer quite like swing dresses and inspired patterns.  Whether you are heading to Hembsy Weekend this month or the Rockabilly Rave this summer we have the perfect outfits for you.

Kick things off with this beautifully designed Navy Anchored Swing Skirt and a white shirt for vintage chic style to get the party started.

If vintage cars and pinup perfection is your thing then a figure hugging number like the Joan Dress by Glamour Bunny is just up your alley for sassy sophistication.

Make the world a more glamorous place with an eye-catching Red Polkadot dress like this stunning 50's swing dress by Hell Bunny.

Release your inner foodie with this delicious Strawberries and Cherries Tigerlilli dress and indulge in a fun-filled weekender with friends.

Finally make sure you have a selection of accessories on hand to dress up or down during the day including headbands, roses, necklaces, belts and plenty of red lippy for vintage car rides or a few jugs of Pimms outdoors before your main event.

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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Rockabilly Daily Essentials

Always a trend setter, never a follower. Joan Crawford remains a timeless icon in Rockabilly fashion and style. With an all time favourite fashion quote from the lady herself :-

"1.Find your own style and have the courage to stick to it. 2. Choose your clothes for your way of life. 3. Make your wardrobe as versatile as an actress. It should be able to play many roles. 4. Find your happiest colours - the ones that make you feel good. 5. Care for your clothes, like the good friends they are!” Joan Crawford

When wearing Rockabilly fashions its not all about taking hours and hours of dressing up to achieve pinup perfection on a daily basis. Rockabilly girls can easily maintain their sexy style with everyday outfits and a few basic essentials.

1. Hair and Make-Up
Bandanas, Roses and Hair Rolls are a simple way to keep within the Rockabilly theme. Slap on some red lippy and black eyeliner to create effortless flicks. Plus if you wear glasses then add a pair of retro- statement specs.

2. Jewellery
Rockabilly or Tattoo inspired jewellery usually involves a statement necklace or brooch, and earrings which are usually very budget friendly, and is something we all hunt for!

3. Rockabilly Prints and Patterns
Polka dots, leopard print, nautical prints, tattoo prints in red, black, blue and white are all timeless Rockabilly colours that can be mixed and matched easily with wardrobe staples. For summer gingham, floral and fruity prints work really well too.

4. Wardrobe Essentials
Pencil or swing skirts are an absolute must have and jeans can be cropped, tight fitting or high-waisted to flatter and give the shape you want to but still let you rock and roll!

5. Handbags
Finally make sure you pick out the perfect vintage style handbag to complete your 1950's look.

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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Rockabilly Rolls- All you need to know on Rockabilly hair!

There are a few things that anyone has to keep in mind when getting their Rockabilly hair just right. Here is a quick guide on the main elements of doing just that.

The Haircut: Having the right hair style is an essential aspect of the Rockabilly look. You need to keep to the 'era', which would be mostly the 1940's and 50's, and your cut must be simple as well as practical. It should be able to be styled in many different ways. For this style your hair will be cut to approximately four inches throughout. This is apart from the sections in front of the ears which will be a little shorter. This length allows for a good 'curling' of hair all over the head. Platinum blonde is a great style but dyed-black hair is a 'classic' Rockabilly look. 

  1. Bettie Page: The Bettie Page style is the essential hairstyle of the Rockabilly Pin Up look. Named after the (in)famous 1950's pin-up model and actress, the fringe is short and straight across the forehead to show off strongly shaped eyebrows, whilst the rest of the hair is longer, preferably up to shoulder length. This long hair is often pulled back into a high pony tail, or it can also be curled and left hanging over the shoulders.

  2. Victory Rolls: This is a style straight from the 1940's. Sections of hair are rolled up and pinned to the head to create tube-like structures of hair. It is so popular with this neo-vintage trend as it is not a style that is static. This look also has the shorter strands of hair at the front of the ears too. Victory rolls can also be stacked one on top of the other should you need a little extra height.

  3. Pin Curls: Pin curls are made by rolling up sections of damp hair around a finger, then sliding them off and pinning the curls to the head using pins - hence the name. They work in the same way as Victory rolls do, except they're smaller. Once the hair is dry you can brush out the hair to create waves if you wish. This makes for a really great relaxed and free, loose hair styled look. Pink does an amazing updated version of pin curls, albeit with one side of her head shaved.

  4. Bouffant: One of the more classic Rockabilly hairstyles that women can have is the bouffant, also known as a 'beehive'. The hair on top of the head is sprayed, teased and combed into position so that it gives the hair a raised structure. This look can have several variations. For instance, you may want to have a short 'Bettie Page' fringe at the front for a more modern look.

  5. Hair Scarves: There is nothing more Rockabilly than a patterned hair scarf! Pull up your hair from the back, support it with the scarf and tie a bit knot at the front of the band. And the choice of patterns available is ample. Paisley, floral, anchors, skulls, and tattoos to name but a few. There is a super selection of Rockabilly scarves at Rockabilly Pin Up too!