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Why Not Mish, Mash & Mix It Up With Music, Tattoos and Cherry Dresses

Though always a rock chick at heart, I fell in love with the Rockabilly style of fashion many years ago. As I was tattooed from the age of eighteen (I literally did not know any women with tattoos then) … I found that this type of vintage wear helped to balance the then, masculine look of tattoos with a feminine line.

As I knew I would never be a stick thin model, I have found that the circle skirt and wiggle dresses suit my figure. In my view the brighter the clothes the better and patterns can be clashed too. The background of the very visible cherry pattern on many vintage/retro clothing is a combination throw back to 50’s type ‘Doris Day’ movies where the almost prissy, fun aprons and curtains were the order of the day, together with a link to old school sailor tattoos, where swallows and cherries are very evident.

I have always enjoyed being involved with sub cultures, through the years both in LA and Amsterdam my husband and I have been involved with the tattoo, rock music and clothing industries. I really enjoy mixing these tribal cultures together, it is amazing how rich life can be when combining the rich tapestry of various influences and meeting those who in all or some aspects of their lives wish to be different and maybe not conform to the standards society set us today (although truly, nowadays, individualism is celebrated rather than condemned).

Ok I know I am the wrong side of 40 years old, but as long as I step out of the door and bring a smile to someone’s face by wearing light hearted, bright clothing, I will. I have lost count of the number of people who have stopped me in the street or supermarket just to say that my outfit has cheered them up ... That can only be a good thing ... right?

Rockabilly is a term used to refer to anything retro. Rockabilly clothing usually refers to items such as; Cute polka dot retro dresses, dresses with dainty cherry prints, full circle skirts, vintage items from the 1950's, and anything else that has that 1950's appeal. "Rockabilly" does not just refer to a style of clothing, but more of a "lifestyle." Article Source:

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