Bracelets – History, Meaning, and Rockabilly Style

Being a true lady implies that you will always pay attention to every detail, with a special focus on jewelry. Therefore, bracelets are probably an important part of your everyday combinations.

The word “bracelet” is from French language and, literally translated, it means “arm ring”. Although it is mostly regarded as an ornament and fashion detail, bracelet is actually an important and interesting, history-rich item.

At first, bracelets were worn not only for aesthetic purposes, but for religious reasons as well. The oldest bracelet is worn in Southern Mesopotamia around 2500 BC, while it was also worn in Egypt around 2000 BC. However, newer studies show that bracelet could be worn in Egypt in 5000 BC! How amazing! Bracelet went through a personal evolution, changing its purpose, looks and materials. At first, it was made of bones, and later came the leather, cloth, wood, metal etc.

Old bracelet

In different cultures, bracelets have different significance. In Greece and Bulgaria, for example, women wear special bracelets in order to please spring goddesses and make spring come sooner. In India, there’s something more than a belief related to the bracelets – it is considered that bracelets (as well as anklets) stimulate the acupressure points of the uterus.

Common Indian bracelets

Of course, bracelets can be a symbol of social status, made of silver, gold, or ornamented with some diamonds. But, they can also be an expression of creativity. Lately, homemade bracelets are very popular. You can make own creation form beads or polymer clay and have exactly what you want.

Polymer clay bracelet

It should be pointed out that we differ several kinds of bracelets: charm bracelets, bangles, slap bracelets, beaded bracelets, link bracelets and sport bracelets. These would be the basic kinds.

Of course, punk and rockabilly culture makes everything cooler and our collection proves it. Rockabilly spirit comes strong in our high quality leather bracelets. These vintage inspired pieces of jewelry give you the recognizable retro and rockabilly motives: cherries, polka dots and even leopard print. We are also happy to present you the checked leather bracelets in several colors. You will also find the most punk model of them all – specially designed bracelet with studs. We also offer you symbolical rubber bracelets in couple of colors. For hard rock style lovers, we have some plain black leather models with metal parts.

Checked bracelet

To see more retro jewel collections, visit our punk style clothing shop. We offer you many options for combining your new bracelet. Beside the unique design, you will be pleasantly surprised by the affordability and well pleased by our high quality. We are happy for sharing our love for punkabilly style with you and we will be glad to bring you delight with our collections. If you want to stay up to date, don’t forget to visit our page with the latest items. Enjoy your punk rockabilly days and have a swell & peachy time.

Pin Up Divas: Notorious and Stylish

In a nutshell – pin up style is iconic. It’s time to introduce you to three wonderful ladies which are very important part of that history

In a nutshell – pin up style is iconic and it has its numerous recognizable features. Unique retro dresses, specially designed swimwear, certain hairstyles and makeup rules – that’s all part of well-defined pin up world. As we have already discussed about the history of pin up girls, it is time to introduce you to three wonderful ladies which are very important part of that history. Their lives and careers are a big contribution to the overall pin up style.

1. The Unsurpassed Marilyn Monroe
This movie sweetie is not only important for the film culture – she was also a fashion icon responsible for various pop trends. As a woman with sumptuous body, she looked wonderful in classic 50’s dresses. She was a personification of style. Regardless of her movie parts, she was always elegant, sweet and peachy. Let’s put aside her controversies, affairs and other gossip. Her fashion influence is more important and permanent than everything else. Some of the dresses from our collection are pretty much Marilyn-inspired.

Marilyn’s contribution to the pin up style: Short stylized curly blonde hair combined with fiery red lipstick and dark makeup on eyes. Swaying knee-length dresses with prominent décolleté, simple and elegant. For more enjoyment of her style, we warmly recommend her movie hits “Gentlemen Prefer Blonde” and “Some Like It Hot”.

Pin up girl

2. The Fantastic Rita Hayworth
This famous film lady was also a wonderful pin up model. Her looks and personality were so prominent that famous writer Stephen King took her as inspiration for his short story called “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”. This story is the base of the movie “Shawshank Redemption” which is currently the best movie of all times, according to the votes of IMDB members. What made this woman so popular? First of all, her elegance. Her grace and her courage for changes – she has changed her hair color eight times because her roles required that.

Rita’s contribution to the pin up style: Long elegant dresses with long slits aside. Red hair combined with soft makeup on lips. Restrained elegance and effeminate posture.

Pin up girl

3. The Notorious Bettie Page
The “Queen of Pinups”, as she was often called, was one of the most prominent fashion models of 50’s. Provocative and innocent looking at the same time, she was a winning combination. Her photos were published in Playboy and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner says that Bettie was an extraordinary figure with a big influence in various areas. Unfortunately, the later part of Bettie’s life was filled with psychological problems, depression, violent mood swings etc. She has spent some time in a mental hospital. For more information about her stormy life, enjoy the movie called “The Notorious Bettie Page”.

Bettie’s contribution to the pin up style: Black hair with unusually lifted fringe, combined with fiery red lipstick. Provocative and peachy combinations.

Pin up girl

We are thankful to these lovely ladies for everything they have popularized. Inspired by these vintage pin up icons, we are proud to present you our collection of retro clothing for women. Enjoy following the trace of these great pin up dolls.

Ties: Rockabilly and Punk Styles

You don’t have to be sporting a tux to be decked out in a tie in the rockabilly world. Punk ties are all the rage, and it isn’t just men who are wearing them!

At first, they were strictly men’s accessory, but today ladies also wear them. Also, they used to be made only for special occasions, but diversity of models made them convenient for everyday happenings. Although sometimes it’s very complicated to tie a tie, it is very popular decorative fashion detail among the people who like to keep their style impressive and original.

The story of the tie is no older than four centuries. In 1635 it was worn by Croatian soldiers. At the beginning, it was just a scarf tied around the neck. Those soldiers were in the service of the French king, who was delighted with this unusual fashion bit. Actually, the whole Europe was soon very delighted with it. England saw its first tie when Charles II came back from exile. In the speed of light it has became an important style determinant.


Now, punk ties are adorable and attractive, but they can also be frustrating. Many people find tying the ties very complicated. Basically, it is not all that hard and it only takes practice and experience. There are several ways to tie a necktie and several kinds of the knots. When it comes to choosing the type of the knot, there are some rules. For example – when you have a shirt with a narrow collar, you should tie a narrowed knot, while wider collars require the so called Windsor knot. But the options are numerous and here are some of them:

Types of knots for ties
Types of knots

Punk and rockabilly culture is also very open for awesome details like neckties. Punk ties have a special meaning. Beside the aesthetic effect, which is usually badass, there’s the social meaning. Since ties are often worn in offices and since they are a kind of symbol of uniformity, punk rock lovers actually wear them ironically. Punk, as the area of high creativity and originality, combines the craziest ties with all the possible clothing options. Punk girls often combine ties with awesome skirts like these or even with some swell and elegant dresses like the ones from this collection. All the fashion rules are now broken.

Punk ties
Punk tie

Inspired by retro punk and rockabilly spirit, we made a crazy little collection. It is here, waiting for you to make your choice. The good old punk symbols like skulls, playing cards and rockabilly animal print are placed on the high quality materials. These punk ties are classic, retro, but also fresh and fashionable. They have the power of turning your everyday clothing combinations into something extraordinary and awesome. They can also loosen up your elegant evening combinations. The keyword is game: play with the endless opportunities of the ties.

Punk ties: Punkabilly tie
Punkabilly tie

We’re waiting for you with many other awesome fashion details. Our punk rock clothing community is ready to help you keep the rebellion alive and make your style complete. Visit us and enjoy this fashion art full of true vintage punk!

Pinup Makeup and Rockabilly styles

Beside the unique clothing style, rockabilly culture has its own pinup makeup rules which make it complete and recognizable. Prominent lipstick, emphasized eyes and adorable dolish look give this style a special note.

Pinup girls usually look like their makeup is done by the professionals, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is. When you know the basic rules, you can easily switch your previous makeup style to the glamorous rockabilly/pinup makeup. We have some practical tips for you to help you build up your vintage fashion getup.

1. First of all, you need to keep your skin healthy and implement the adequate care. Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Pinup makeup make you look like a living doll, so the pure skin is desirable. When you have good skin, it’s easy to choose the base makeup. Usually, retro looks imply the pale tan, but it’s not a norm. Choose whatever you think goes best with your natural tan.

pinup makeup
healthy skin – beautiful skin

2. When your base is ready, you can put some blush. But be careful, because sometimes blush can look as exaggeration, especially when your eyes and lips have strong and prominent makeup. After all, as it’s mentioned, pin up mostly implies a pale tan.

pinup makeup

3. Eyebrows are extremely important, since they really visually affect the shape of the face. Rockabilly girls prefer stronger and thicker eyebrows with natural line. You can always boost them with an eyebrow pencil. It’s important to use the color similar to your eyebrows color. Also, if you dye your hair, keep your eyebrow color matched with the hair color. Speaking of hair, you can always decorate it with a hair accessory, and we’re at your service with a splendid retro collection.

pinup makeup

4. When it comes to eyes, pinup makeup comes to the fore. Vintage ladies use a couple of tricks to make eyes specially highlighted. First of all, you can put some light eye-shadow similar to the skin color. Apply it all over the eyelids, up to the eyebrows. You can make it darker right above the eyelashes. Then you can apply the eyeliner. Pencil eyeliner is probably the easiest and the fastest way. Put it along the eyelid and then lift it up aside and you’ll get something like cat eyes. Optionally, you can also use a black shadow and eye pencil. Black mascara can also give you a special effect.

pinup makeup
Pin up eyes

5. Fiery-colored lips are the trademark of pin up makeup. No matter will you choose the flaming red, bright orange, maroon or other color, your lips will draw the most of attention. So, try to choose a high quality lipstick and choose it by your own aspirations. Also, avoid the glossy and take the matte lipsticks.

And your vintage pinup makeup is done!

pinup makeup
Complete makeup

Step by step, you will develop your own variations of this classic pinup makeup model. This practical set of rules is convenient for everyday occasions and for evening happenings, so we’re sure you’ll be happy to try it. But pinup makeup is just the crown of style. To complete the rest of the pin up puzzle, visit us and explore our collection of rockabilly women clothing.

Skirts through the time

Skirts are an essential to any rockabilly gal’s closet. The Little Black Skirt is nearly as popular as the Little Black Dress. We’re looking at rockabilly skirts and how to style them.

We live in era when fashion trends appear and disappear so often that we cannot even remember what was popular only few years ago. But before this hurried time, fashion had its long and slow changing history. And her majesty – the skirt – has an interesting place in all the fashion history sources.

Skirts: Her majesty
Her majesty – The skirt

First of all, this wonderful fashion invention was unisex at first. Furthermore, men in ancient Rome were really big fans of skirts. Today, man skirts are called kilts are still present in Scotland.

Skirts: Collection of skirts for Roman soldiers
Collection of skirts for Roman soldiers

Women were trapped in long skirts for a long time. It is interesting that men were wearing mini’s long before the women. Women had to wait for centuries to get this privilege. Up to then, they had different versions of long models. Sometimes the skirts were broad, with a complicated support construction underneath and bunch of underskirts. Such flamboyant styles were combined with uptight corsets. Seems unpractical, but it looks like it’s from a fairy tale.

Skirts: 18th century fashion
18th century fashion

Later on, the 60’s of the 20th century have brought us the hippie movement and colorful, long, swaying skirts with flower motives. Also, Marry Quant, the famous fashion designer, has made the first mini skirt ever in. Leslie Newson, also known as Twiggy, was the first model on the runway dressed in a mini.

Skirts: Twiggy

As for the punk style, it sure adores the skirts. These skirts are provocative, not only by their length, but by their daring to combine different flows. They are often decorated with lace or metal details like chains or safety pins. Also, they often have some patches, like the ones from our collection. Tartan cloth is very popular in punk and when it comes to skirts, the rule is: the shorter – the better! Regular jean fabrics are widely used and they are usually torn up in some parts. Punk ladies love to combine their skirts with colorful tights or mesh stockings.

Skirts: Punk skirt
Punk skirt

And rockabilly has its specialties when it comes to skirts, too. The famous animal print in different variations is present here as well. Motives like skulls and roses are also popular, equally as the lace details and checked fabrics. Nautical skirt models are inevitable, of course.

Skirts: Rockabilly skirt
Rockabilly skirt

Nowadays, skirts are more popular than ever. Inspired by the swell spirit of 50′s and rockabilly style, fueled by 70’s and punk rock, we have made a sweet litle collection. Here you can find a variety of shorter and longer mini’s, colorful models made of high quality materials, pieces convenient for everyday and special occasions. As always, our retro ways are mixed with the hottest contemporary trends. A little bit of pin up and a little bit of punk, all sewn into these rebellious, elegant and sexy combinations. It all comes with affordable prices. And that’s just one part of our kingdom of rockabilly clothing for women. Enjoy exploring our pages and upgrading your own style.