The fashion and music of the 50s ain’t dead, it’s undead! Sydney’s Black Cherry Club recently celebrated it’s 4th birthday with a “Day of the Dead” theme. We love Rockabilly culture. All the polka dots, big hair, kooky prints and big skirts are just too much fun to resist! (And remember when we found these Rockabillies in Japan?) So naturally, we booked out tickets and danced up a storm, among a fantastic mix of poodle skirts, burlesque acts, pompadour quiffs and red lipstick – mixed in with gothic colours, skull accessories and Day of the Dead makeup.
Rockabilly is actually quite an easy look to pull off for the seasoned Lolita, especially if you’re more into the gothic side of things. You’ve already got the full-skirted dresses, the petticoats and the big hair extensions, and there’s a good chance you’ve got a Lolita dress that’s designed in the classic 50s halterneck shape. Then it’s simply a matter of popping on a pair of peep-toe heels, a leopard-print cardi, a slick of eyeliner and a swipe of red lipstick! And even if you don’t have a halterneck dress, many Lolita “jumperskirt” dresses have straps held on with buttons, so you can easily unbutton them completely and pin them around your neck.
But if you’re in a pinch for the perfect outfit that’s ready to go right now, we’ve got you sorted! Take a look: