Monday, March 26, 2012
I love a cardigan. I have an entire shelf in my cupboard dedicated to them. Part jacket, part sweater — it’s kind of an all year staple for my wardrobe. But let’s face it: Cardigans can get a little mumsy...
This is when a little vintage inspired accessory known as the Sweater Clip comes in handy. You may have spotted your grandmother or your local librarian, or Glee guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury (below), rocking these awesome little accessories and Miss Happ is lovin' them!
They fasten the two sides of your cardigan together, or each side of the collar of the sweater (or just below), and they’re a mix of a broach and a necklace and are great! The sweater clip holds also holds your unbuttoned sweater in place when worn loose on the shoulders in the classic 50's style.
Trust me, they’re a great way to chic up your sweaters and a fab way to accessorize, and now Miss Happ is doing them too!
I have started off with 3 basic little styles - mine are in the more Rockabilly style where I have used cherries, swallows and a little cute skull as the detail.
check them out on my LOCAL (South African) online store, go to:
Till next time!
Friday, March 16, 2012
I cannot believe that we are half way through the month already, it feels like ages since my last blog. So much has been happening, so many changes - all good though!
Firstly, I have a new member of my team, thus making the total number of Miss Happ girls a happy "two"! Philani joined us full time on the 1st of March. A big step for my little business but I am excited nonetheless. I have big plans this year to grow my brand and move it on, so lotsa exciting things coming your way!
I have slowly also started expanding my product offering too, and this month sees all sorts of new developments, samples and exciting products heading your way in April. I have the first of our Miss Happ designed bags currently in development. All are fabric bags in cute funky prints with bamboo handles and are the perfect sizes. We have a day bag size and another that is perfect for an evening out.
A few years ago I bought a SOURPUSS bag with bamboo handles (below) and have been dying to do something along those lines for a while. Although mine are going to be very different the tiki inspired look is still very much the same!
The other little project we worked on this morning was the Military hat. I met this week with a local photographer, Lorna Darroll (from Cape Town) who wants for the two us to collaborate on a pinup shoot at the local military museum. I have decided to do something totally different, but once again something I have been dying to do ! I have always loved the military look, from the nautical sailor girl to the military pinup....so....
this morning I started off playing around with the military hat. We were going to maybe try and hire an authentic hat when someone said I must just make one! So off I went on a mission and managed to source an authentic soldier's flight cap sewing pattern from the 1940's.
For our first sample we just used a basic cotton twill in a grey which was nice and stiff, I didn't add any binding on the edges, but it's definitely something I want to do for the final hat. The idea and look is there but I still want to tweek a few things. Will be taking it home tonight for my better half to try on for me - in this case a guys opinion counts!
Over the next few weeks I am planning on doing a little military ensemble for the shoot, a fitted skirt and a utility style corset. Am feeling super inspired now that we have tackled the hat! start from the top and work down!
Below are a few pics that have inspired me.....
Till next time!
Have a great week end peeps!
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Thank You Khayali!
A big thank you to khayali! Yesterday I finally got my camera that I won for being seller of the year 2011 through my (local) Miss Happ online store.
I am super excited to get using my new little baby..I think I might just have to organize a little Miss Happ photoshoot sometime soon ;)
Have a great Sunday everybody!
Till next time,
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Wanting to know how to achieve that Rockabilly and Pin-Up look, but have no idea where to start?
Then sign yourself up for......
Girls are always asking us “how do you get the look?” Well, now’s your chance to discover all the tips and tricks from girls in the know!
Bring your girlfriends, let your hair down (or tie it up in a bandana) and join the gals from AnonaMiss Beauty Emporium, Miss Happ and Sailor Jerry, while we show you easy step-by-step techniques for creating that basic pin-up look. From the perfect eyeliner application to how to wear those damn bandanas!
The cherry on top will be a cocktail hour with Sailor Jerry where you’ll get to shake, stir and sip cocktail like a starlet from a by-gone era and indulge in some delectable nibbles thanks to Jimmy’s Killer Prawns – On the Bay.
On the day each of our attendees will receive a little gift hamper with a whole bunch of glorious goodies from AnonaMiss, Miss Happ & Sailor Jerry to set our promising pinups on their way in style!
PINUP 101 WORKSHOP DETAILS:
♥ Date: 31st March (Sat)
♥ Time: 11am - 2pm; Please arrive at least 10 min's ahead to get seated and situated.
♥ Cost: R150 per person
♥ A 50% deposit will be required upfront to secure your place on the day
♥ spaces are limited!
The hair and make-up part of the workshop will be 2 hours long and the cocktail demo with Sailor Jerry for 1 hour. There will be time to shop afterwards with Miss Happ & AnonaMiss - all attendees will receive a discount on any purchases on the day.
ON THE DAY:
You will be requested to bring a pad of paper to take notes. We will be supplying pens, and a goodie bag.
Please also bring the following:
♥ A small make up mirror - preferably a standing one
♥ Clips, hair grips & hair bands
♥ Hair spray
♥ A hair brush and a good small tooth comb
There will be one on one interactive moments for those wanting advice.
HOW TO BOOK:
if you are interested in attending, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info:
♥ Contact number
♥ ID number
Once you have confirmed by email we will then send you an invoice with banking details.
You will only be able to attend once your 50% deposit has been paid. Please bring the remainder of your deposit in CASH. We will not accept any other forms of payment on the day.
There is lot parking available in the car park - all parking is secure!
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