It's not easiest task to find rockabilly clothing in larger sizes in Europe, but the german webshop Rockabilly Rules is a great exception. I was thrilled to find some really nice things there, many of them in a classic 50's juvenile deliquency, hot rod style.
Everything from their own brand Rumble59 is all made in sizes small to 3X and jeans up to 36/36". Well THAT is something we're not spoiled with in Europe! These clothes makes me wanna hang out at a diner, race fast cars and break curfew....
If you like the clean-cut vintage lifestyle, Betty Draper in "Mad Men" and light pastels, Kappahl's spring collection "Vintage Stories" is looking very promising! The keywords is 1950s, cupcakes, the female form and great details. It's dresses, cardigans, childrens clothes, accessories and lots more. They even got aprons and cupcake forms, great idea! "The feeling of the clothing is fresh, like they have been washed and then dried on a string in the sun".
As usual I'm quite disapointed with the sizes, nothing is larger than a size 46 (aprox. US 16) but I know the shape and the material is often quite forgiving so hopefully they will fit a wider range of body types.
I wonder if there is a diagnosis for those who litterary can't stand living in a world as it looks today? If one gets headache and skin rash from the modern advertisement, fashion, values and beauty standards (just to name a few things that bothers me)?
If so, I thinkI have a serious dash of that condition....
If you love 50's and rockabilly wedding this is the blog for you. The 50's Style Wedding blog is drool-worthy and very inspirational. They also got a fab little store hooked up with Amazon.co.uk where they offer shoes, decorations and all kinds of things you need for a retro wedding.
My household has just been blessed with a new box set of movies made by the legendary film maker Kenneth Anger. If you like anything retro, underground movies, hot rods or just plain kitsch, you must have a look at this wounderful short film. It's called "Kustom Kar Kommando" (1965). If there is anything called hot rod porn, this would be it.
I got a new fashion icon: the truly gorgeous and stunning Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks) from the tv-show "Mad Men". It takes place in New York in the early 1960's and I love how well they have captured everything from hair to clothes and interial design. And for Joan....well, she's got it all: a killer figure, wit and amazing style. Just take a look at her!
And this is what I would look like if I was a part of the cast....( I wish!)