Wednesday, July 31, 2013
This year we have decided to make the trek up North to join in at the Johannesburg Cool Ink Tattoo convention. So, if you are in Jo'burg at the end of August you can come past our stand at the expo - We will have all our new Boothill ranges there as well as our ladies Miss Happ clothing & accessories too!
The Convention runs from the Friday midday to the Sunday, so it's a week end of tattoos, music and lots Miss Happ & Boothill shopping!!
WHEN: 30 Aug - 1 Sept
WHERE: cnr Bridle Pass and Champion Road, Kyalami, Johannesburg, Gauteng
It's a month away, so put it in your diaries now!!
See you there!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
So, by now you will know about my Men's range, BOOTHILL, and this past month I decided it was time to give give the Boothill web site a new look. It's a basic site, but has all the necessary links and looks a little funkier too! I have also updated and redesigned our neck labels to go with the more western look and feel of the brand too.
check it out:
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Monday, July 22, 2013
I recently started paying some attention to my Men's rockabilly range that I had started up way back in 2009. Over the years my attention has been very much on my ladies range, Miss Happ - it is my first love and ladieswear is my passion. But times they are a-changing and I thought it the perfect time to re-launch Boothill.
Boot Hill is a simple concept of mixing retro styling with apparel - clothing for outlaws.
The direction is taken from the quirky all American Rockabilly and the more rebellious Psychobilly punk-rock scene with a hint of classic hotrods, pin up girls and tattoos of the 1950’s.
The name Boot Hill was given to the cemeteries in the American West. During the 19th century it was a common name for the burial grounds of gunfighters, or those died suddenly or violently "with their boots on". These fighters were known as the rebels of the Wild West!
We have just completed our first Men's tiki shirt range - we are heading toward spring here in South Africa, so the timing it perfect! We are currently busy sewing up our first panelled Rockabilly shirt with the skull and rose print which is one of my favorites!
The fabrics are all 100% cotton, the fit is based on the retro lounge shirt, so are comfortable and a good easy wearing shape for the dudes in the summer heat!
All are also available from our Rebels Market online store & at this years Cool Inc Tattoo convention where we will have both our Boothill & Miss Happ clothing ranges there.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
I recently made up some new cushions with some really cool fabric I sourced locally (unusual to find such awesome prints on good quality fabrics!), so have now added them as part of our Men's Rockabilly Range. I adore the Hot rod prints and loved the vintage inspired lighthouse too. Hope you like them!
I will be listing them shortly on our Rebels Market online store, so keep a look out, otherwise they are also available from our shop in Milnerton, Cape Town.
Fabric is high quality 100% cotton, bottom has zipper for easy washing. Back has vintage cream/maroon wide candy stripe (Cream lighthouse and hotrod print only). Cushion inner is NOT included.
PRICE: R249.00 without inner, with inner R280.00
WE POST WORLDWIDE TOO!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Exciting news in the Miss Happ office this past week! We have just confirmed that we are going to be designing and custom making a vintage repro dress for super talented American photographer M A L A K Photography.com.
I have been a big fan of his photography - especially because he does amazing photos with WWII war planes and beautiful vintage inspired Pinups (After all, my Miss Happ clothing brand is named after the Miss Happ B25 Bomber, how could I not like his work?!)
M A L A K Photography specializes in 1940's Hollywood Glamour Photos/Film Noir & 1940's WWII Pinup. He is currently working on a pinup book project, Wings of Angels
We are so excited about this awesome opportunity! Wish us luck!
Till next time,
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
To those that popped in to see us this past Sat at the V&A Accessories market we just want to say a big thank you!
The venue was a stunning old converted warehouse and was a great location. The Accessories market was upstairs, with the every day food market downstairs. Because it was only the accessories market, I took a flavour of what we currently have as part of our Miss Happ range from bandanas and chiffon scarves to hair clips, necklaces, our handbags, knitted fingerless gloves and our cats eye sunglasses!
We will be at this market once a month till December, so keep a look out for dates.
Till next time!