Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Putting the ROCK in ROCKABILLY

I've recently re-invented myself and the way I dress as I was becoming one of these boring people that just wore a random mix of plain tops teamed with some mediocre jeans. Yawn. I always knew deep down that this wasn't me. When I was 12/13 years old and was just beginning to find my own style and buy my own clothes I was a goth. I, much to my parents horror, dyed my hair black, wore only red, black and purple and clomped around in a pair of deep red Doc Martens. Over the years my style mellowed out until one day I looked in the mirror and thought - 'Bloody hell...who are you?'
I'd come to realise that I'd been dressing according to what pleased others rather than what pleased myself. I have always loved the Rockabilly look and I started to trawl eBay around the middle of last year in the hope of changing my style into something that really gave me some identity. I'm now exactly where I want to be, although I'm finding my style is evolving even now.
For Xmas my gorgeous boyfriend got me a pair of these bad boys -
which I completely ADORE. Up until now I had been wearing cute Mary Janes or T-Bar mid-heels with my pencil skirts. I had begun to follow the 40's and 50's trend quite literally and had stopped adding the Rock or the Psycho to my Billy. With the introduction of these however, I'm falling back into my lovely alternative self again.
It's been about 10 years since I last wore a pair of Doc's and I don't know why I left it so long!
Long live the Doc's!


  1. So glad you've ditched your old clothes and really found your own style. When I finished Uni I dyed my pink hair brown, stopped wearing eyeliner and wore kinda 'beige' clothes for about a year. I suppose I thought I was too old to be dressing like a goth anymore. Now I've reached 30 and I'm slowly regressing back to the way I looked at 13! I'm even gonna dye my hair bright orange this year!!

    Long live the Docs!!

  2. Good for you :) I know I was a million times happier when I changed my style (about ten times) and found what I really liked.

  3. Oh HELL YEA girl! I love mixing style. I also started out as a goth, then migrated to punk (ala the Sex Pistols) and then got into psychobilly because it was a mix of vintage with both goth and punk. I could never make a dress in a solid color, and i relish wearing boots with pencil skirts and the like. EXCELLENT!

  4. @Madame G - I cannot wait to see some pics of this bright orange hair! I love it!
    @Psycho Sue - Loving everything about your style, always!

    Long Live Individualism!

  5. I've had my eye on those for a while- I also like the docs with the cherry blossoms on the side. You're so lucky!