Thursday, June 30, 2011

Miss Happ celebrates Coca-Cola's 125th Birthday!

We see Coca-Cola sharing in moments of happiness from generation to generation: celebrations at end of World War II, birthdays, weddings and Millennium Eve parties. 
So this year, to celebrate Coca-Cola's 125th birthday Miss Happ has designed this cute Rockabilly Cola Hair Clip..the perfect way to finish off your rockin' pinup outfit! 



If your would like to order online, please click on 

And if you were wondering how many bottles of Coca-Cola are sold every day...
The answer is 1.6 billion servings sold every day!


Have a great evening folks!


NEW STOCK just in at HELLO AGAIN, LONG STREET

Just a quick one to let you know that I delivered a whole bunch of pretty goodies to Hello Again today including our new Vintage range of hair bows and brooches. 


Choose for images of Alice in Wonderland to sweet bunnies and the ever classic Bambi in our necklaces and hair clips. Colours are neutral with natural calico, sage and duck egg blue being our chosen palette. Bows feature retro newsprints and musical notes with our traditional charms sitting pretty in their center.....we sure had fun creating these pretty styles for you girls!


Also, as part of our Rockabilly Range look out for our COLA ROSETTE HAIR CLIP - such a sweet design which plays on the old fashioned look of Coca Cola and is our little way of celebrating the Iconic brand's 125th Birthday...and besides... I couldn't resist the totally cute Cola Bottles when I found them!



Hello Again also has some of our super fab 50's inspired sunglasses, so for all those girls that just gotta have a pair, do pop by...stock is limited and prices are great, so don't leave it too late!
For more on Hello again, please do take a peek at the blog:

Till next time!




Monday, June 27, 2011

Featured Seller of the Week - Market Fleas.com

Got news today that I am the featured seller of the week on Market Fleas! Yay! 


Such an honor being selected! If you would like to read more from my interview, please click on the link  below - and don't forget to click on the Facebook "like" button ;-) once you are on the Market fleas page!!


And on that note, market fleas is also running an online competition open to all the traders that use the site....so PLEASE VOTE for your favourite MISS HAPP ACCESSORY. The prize is a new camera, which I could do with - I recently broke the lens on my camera and it is just too expensive to fix :-( C'mon guys! I want to win this one, and with your help I will ;-) 


Have a great day!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Miss Happ Accessories now at Harry Damson, Berlin

New stock just arrived!


This one is for all our rockabilly girls and pinup babes in Germany! Get your cute butts down to
Simplonstr.14, 10245 Berlin, Germany
Open Mon - Fri: 12 - 8pm & Sat: 12 - 6pm




to get your favourite Miss Happ accessory! Choose from a selection of our rosette ribbon clips, hair bow clips, earrings and pretty brooches...




The store carries a cool range of authentic Rockabilly clothing & accessories as well as the Lowbrow art & craft of Harry B und F. Damson. Check out the below pics of the very cool stores in Berlin...




so, now that you are all excited take note of the below....I thought it was just fab!


Till next time,


Monday, June 20, 2011

Designer sews up city's best - CAPE ARGUS, 19 JUNE 2011

So Sunday I picked up the Cape Argus, paged through it like a woman posessed to look for my article..and there is was! Pg 8 written by Bianca Coleman under her CREATIVE JUICE column. Pretty cool stuff!

CAPE ARGUS, 19 JUNE 2011

Till next time!


Sunday, June 19, 2011

What is Vintage?

I have noticed of late that the word "Vintage" is being used alot. I must admit that I myself use the term "vintage inspired" to describe my own clothing label, Miss Happ which has very distinct 50's influences. But the lines seemed to have started to blur.


I see the younger generation referring to garments made in the 80's as vintage which makes my skin crawl! hey! I lived and grew up in the 80's and think of it as nothing but a trashy, neon mess, and hardly vintage at all...which made me stop and think...What exactly is Vintage and why is it being used to flipantley????
First stop....the oxford dictionary: "denoting something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind" ok, so that doesn't seem to help much except that we know it's something old.....

Wikipedia says: "..clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 1980s is considered vintage.." ok, so this is beginning to make sense...

Although, it is from About.com seems to sum it all up nicely: "The term vintage is used to describe clothing between 20 and 100* years old which is clearly representitive of the era in which it was produced. It is important to understand that the definition of vintage is fluid, so every decade brings forth new items as "vintage". It is also important to understand that all vintage will eventually become antique. 

So, bottom line is that much to my horror, the terrible 80's style that is now being termed as "vintage" is correct, and that the younger generation of fashion designers who are using it as a "major design influence" have allowed the 80's to be cool"? oh how terrible!I I always thought that anything from the 60 and under was vintage, but how wrong was I? Or maybe I am just getting old??!! lol! For me it's scary to suddenly be putting the beautiful clothing of the 50's in the same catagory as the trashy 80's....but it is what it is! terrible, but true!


Vs.

 yeah, both vintage! hard to believe!

Till next time!






 

Friday, June 17, 2011

I am going to be in the Cape Town Argus this Sunday!

Hey guys!

If you are in the Cape Town area make sure you get your copy of the Cape Town Argus! I am going to be featured in the Cape Town HOT SPOTS Q&A. So excited! it's been a while since I was in the News Paper ;-)

I'll be talking about things like Cape Town best kept secrets, where to go for a Romantic meal and where you should go as a first time visitor to our beautiful town, so be sure to check it out folks!

Have a fab week-end!



Friday, June 10, 2011

Yay! Miss Happ clothing is now in stock at

Rock, Paper, Scissors
120 Bree Street, Cape Town. 

Pop in to try on our selection of swing dresses in a cute retro 50's spot or the sweet juicy cherry print or if you prefer, our Celia Leopard sundress will definitely bring our the GGGGRRRRR in you! 

Also in stock is our high waist Marilyn skirt in either dark denim with our tattoo inspired hip embroideries or in the cherry print - perfect to show off those cute pin up curves girls and even better when worn with your fishnet stockings and heels!








The store is an absolute must if you have a passion for all things vintage 50's so pop in and see Jodi Meiring the store owner, who has a total passion for what she does! 

Have a fab weekend folks!


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