Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Style is Rockabilly

Some of the biggest lovers of the vintage trend are the followers of the Rockabilly style.


They basically embrace the vintage look of the old Pin Up girls and adapt it to a contemporary tattooed rock look. It's really eye-catching!


If you are a fan of the style, today you will love my post! I am going to put together some of the fashion magazines editorials dedicated to the Rockabilly trend.


To get started, I have a few looks that you can use as inspiration for hair, make up and accessories:


Big cat-eye sunglasses and glasses are a must in this trend. Hair bows, leather hats and headbands are also options. The make up has to be impeccable: perfect high eyebrows, rouge cheekbones, opaque lipstick perfectly drawn lips.

For the next step, we'll use as inspiration for clothing and tattoos, an editorial made by the Italian vogue in 2007. They showed the season's patterns trend attached to rockabilly girls!


You can probably recognize that those Vogue models are not really tattooed. They used of body paint to resemble the style of tattoos the rockabilly girls are into, which mostly match their vintage look with colorful vintage tattoos and some mixed patterns in between.

The platform heels are a must! Some corsets or corset belts are also very good to accentuate the waist as the old pin up girls used to do.

The vintage hair and make up style is so popular right now that many celebrities are using it. A few names are Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry and sometimes even Lady Gaga.

J.Lo also embraced the trend, but in a more day-time friendly and slightly hipster look:


Although some celebrities have been getting inspiration in vintage style to create their looks, the rockabilly style is more an underground trend that went mainstream.

The rockabilly girls like to get inspiration from underground vintage and fetish models like Dita Von Teese, Masuimi Max and Bernie Dexter. Although Dita Von Teese is a very popular mainstream celebrity now, she started in the underground scene that inspired the whole Pin Up girl trend.


You might have noticed, rockabilly has been a very strong trend for 10 years now. As trends come and go, I wonder how long more this one is going to stay. It's elegant and fun, so it should be long lasting!

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