Monday, July 28, 2014

Companies In My Social Circle: July

Things are really heating up this summer on The Rockabilly Socialite thanks to these red hot sponsors: 

It's officially planning time for The New England Shake-Up!  Have you got your tickets, your hotel reservation and your travel booked? If so, great!  If you need some incentive, have a look at this killer line-up:  The Bellfuries, Big Sandy, Jittery Jack,  The Millwinders, The Outta Sites, Roy Rapid, Amber Foxx and more. The Shake-Up is THE "must see" weekender for sure! 

Another incentive to attend this weekender is that it is held at a charming hotel right on a lake, The Sturbridge Host Hotel. It is settled just outside of Boston, which is a beautiful place to visit in the fall. You can turn this weekender into a lovely week long vacation!  The hotel is already sold out for this year, but you can get on the waiting list. There are also a lot of other hotels around with rooms still open. You can find info on the hotels on the website.

The New England Shake-Up is still a new weekender. This year marks the second year for the event organized by Beck Rustic of Boston, MA.  I was lucky enough to attend the first Shake-Up, and I will be at this year's. It was a great weekender! You can see my recap of events on ThursdayFriday Day, Friday NightSaturday Day, Saturday Night and Sunday Night of the Shake-Up. Tickets are now on sale on the website for the low price of $80. Tickets are selling really fast this year, and the event may sell out, so I recommend you buy them soon. I hope to see you there!

I am so excited to announce The Rockabilly Rockout as a new advertiser! If you are not familiar with The Rockabilly Rockout is a BRAND NEW rockabilly weekender put on by none other than Tom Ingram of Viva Las Vegas. It is 4 days and 4 nights of the best bands and DJ's, all housed in the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It promises to be just like the early days of Viva Las Vegas or Rockabilly Rave USA. 

This weekender proves to be different than what you have come to know as a Las Vegas weekender. It is what this weekender won't have that makes it special. It won't have a car show, burlesque, pinup contest, or multiple bands playing at once. Nope, this weekender is unique because it's just about a select number of great bands, DJ's and vendors fit for a small crowd of 1,500. There will only be one room of music with DJ's in between, so you won't have to run from room to room to see everything. You can stay in one place, enjoy your adult beverages and be sure to see everything. There is one vendor room full of the best in vintage clothing, records, and even a small dance floor and DJ set up. During the day guests can sit buy the pool, enjoy all of the restaurants and walk the strip. Hopefully this weekend will be the perfect mix of relaxation and rock and roll!

Tickets are on sale now but are very limited as only 1,500 will be sold total. Once sold out no more tickets will be added. You can buy the 4 day pass from the website now for $120. I have mine and I hope to see you there! 

Look at that, I am my own advertiser! I just re-listed everything in my shop, most with new SALE prices that are much lower! I have a few things in my shop that would be perfect for summer and upcoming weekenders like The Shake Up and The Rockabilly Rockout- sequins, lurex and rhinestones! Check it out, you may find something you can't live without. Rockabilly Socialite Vintage, for the Socialite in you! 

I am so glad to welcome Cats Like Us to The Rockabilly Socialite! I'm sure you have heard of Cats Like Us before, but if not, Cats Like Us is a retro style clothing boutique selling new fashions with classic styles from the 1940's, 50's and 60's in modern fabrics and contemporary sizes ranging from XS to XXXL. They offer a unique selection of hand picked styles and gifts for men, women and children in modern sizing. They are based out of western New York but have a great online store also! 

Cats Like Us carry only the best brands, including but not limited to: Heart of Haute, VooDoo Vixen, Hell Bunny, Sourpuss, Steady, Lucky 13 and My Baby Jo. It was really hard for me not to buy everything when I was checking out the site. They have so many cute things! I adore this black and white MOD dress, and it's only $28! They also have the very rare Diamantes Maybeline dress from Heart of Haute that is so hard to find. That has been on my wish list for months! Make sure to check out Cats Like Us, you won't be sorry!

Calaverita Luv 

Have you heard about Calaverita Luv yet? It seems like I see people wearing them all over Instagram now!  If you are not familiar with Calaverita Luv, it is a vintage reproduction lucite jewelry line with a modern twist. The designer takes inspiration from vintage glitter lucite and adds her own spin, such as sculls, cherries, and even Disney! These pieces are all made by hand in the good 'ol USA, El Paso Texas to be exact. Yee haw! The owner is a real doll too.

Calaverita Luv has the largest selection I have ever seen in a lucite jewelry line. Just check out the Facebook page to see the options and place an order!
Thank you again to all of my wonderful advertisers. 

Would you like to reach a targeted audience of thousands to advertise your business? Then why not advertise with The Rockabilly Socialite? If you would like to see your ad on this site, and your business featured in my monthly post, check out my Advertise Page. Prices are very reasonable, starting at just $20. What other marketing can you do now-a -days for just $20? Also, I am running a summer advertising sale  for 25% off all ad space with coupon code 25offsale. You can add it during checkout and have your ad up in just minutes! 


Monday, July 21, 2014

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Rhythm Bomb Records

For the next installment of "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things" I wanted to talk about my favorite record label: Rhythm Bomb Records. Rhythm Bomb is a record label based out of Hamburg, Germany. It has been around since 2003 and is only gaining in popularity as the years pass. It seems that most of my current favorite albums were released on Rhythm Bomb records, so it seemed too good not to share. 

I bought Jittery Jack's (Boston) newest release Gonna Have A Time at Viva Las Vegas and it became my new favorite album before I even made it home. Jittery Jack really found "his" sound in this album. It's polished, yet raw. The lyrics keep you engaged because they are just so clever and you hear something new each time you give it a listen. Specifically, the songs "Peek-a-boo Honey", "Little Red Book", and "Let's Get Loose". Really, any of the songs on this album could fit into that section. I also feel somewhat attached to Boston now just because you can feel how much he loves his hometown, like in the songs "BOSTON My Home Town" and "Boston Baby". In my opinion, this album is in the lead for rockabilly album of the year, so if you don't own it, get on it! 

Let's Go Sparkin' With The SideWynders was the long awaited sophomore album of one of LA's best rockabilly bands. The wait was well worth it because this album did not disappoint. This band has literally grown up together (the three original members are cousins), and it is evident from the first album to the second.  Rene Cervantes' voice is only getting better with time. He really sung his heart out in this album, like only a man with a broken heart could. He could make Hank Williams cry. Ramon Espinoza has crafted his skills on guitar thanks to long tours with Kim Lenz. The addition of Shorty Poole is nothing short of genius. Do yourself a favor and get this album, then go see them open up at The Rockabilly Rockout this Oct. 

Dale Rocka (Italy) ended up being one of the biggest surprises of 2014 for me. I knew I loved them as soon as I saw them. I guess you call that love at first sight.  I had to buy their record at Viva Las Vegas so I could take them home with me, and boy am I glad I did. I love this album! It still can't quite compare to their live show, but it's a close second. This album has a permanent place in my 6 CD changer! 

I first saw Marc & The Wild Ones (Germany) when Marc did a few songs at the Rhythm Bomb Records weekender last fall. I am glad I finally got their album! I would love to see a full set from this band, but until then the record will have to do! 

I also recently picked up Ruby Ann's (Portugal) latest album, Running Wild. I can't talk about Rhythm Bomb Records without talking about Ruby Ann. This album was recorded at one of my favorite studios: Hi-Style Studio (Chicago). Ruby Ann is backed by some of my favorite musicians also, including Alex Hall (piano), Beau Sample (double bass), Joel Paterson (guitar and harmonica), Eddie Clendening (guitar), and even Ms. Jiving herself, Sophia Wolff (backing vocals). Since this whole post is a list of favorites, I will continue it with a list of favorite songs on this album: "Bossman", "You Gotta Pay", and "Heartless Man". If you couldn't catch Ruby Ann last time she was in the states, why not pick up her album?

Thank you to Rhythm Bomb Records for picking fantastic bands to put on your record label. Keep up the good work!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hump Day: Looking Forward To The Weekend!

There was some great shows last weekend that we missed out on. I heard the Horton Hayride was a hoot. We chose to go camping, and I kinda regret it now! I won't miss out this weekend, that's for sure! If you are looking for something to do, how about one of these events:


Monday, July 14, 2014

OOTD Social Club: Red, White and Blue

The past week's OOTD theme was red, white and blue for 4th of July. I love red, white and blue! I could wear it every day. 

Vintage Kamehameha playsuit, Lucky Lou Shoes, and vintage accessories. 

Crop top and skirt by Voodoo VixenLucky Lou Shoes and brooch by Classic Hardware

Shirt by Atomic Swag, vintage shorts and moccasins. 

Dress from Eshakti, shoes by Remix

Vintage Sears top, jeans from Freddie's of Pinewood, broach Classic Hardware. 

Vintage Hawiian playsuit

Vintage 1940's dress, Remix shoes and more Classic Hardware!  

These are just a few of the lovely ladies of the OOTD Social Club. The club is getting bigger everyday. Why don't you join in? Just post an outfit (you don't have to follow the theme) and use the tag #ootdsocialclub and you may see your photo here!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Product Review: Voodoo Vixen

I recently received this adorable Etta skirt and top set from Voodoo Vixen. If you are not familiar with Voodoo Vixen, "Voodoo Vixen is a vintage inspired label, which infuses retro, pin-up and rockabilly styles with classic silhouettes to flatter the modern woman. Designed to compliment your curves and make you stand out from the crowd, our unique designs are influenced by the glamorous styles of the past, whilst following current trends and fashion movements." They have a lot of cute stuff on their website, including dresses, skirts, playsuits, sweaters, and purses.  Even though they are based out of London, my items were shipped from their Los Angeles location and got here in one day flat! How is that for speedy delivery?

My first impression when I opened the package was that I was really impressed with the fabric quality. The fabric is a nice weight and very crisp. The pieces are professionally sewn and appear to be sturdy. The fabric features a vibrant print of lady bugs on a teal background. I love the red button details. They also included extra buttons. 

The fit was pretty much perfect! I love the cut of the crop top. I can easily see pairing this top with shorts or jeans. The skirt would look cute with a solid red top too. I wore this set to the farmer's market and I got a ton of compliments on it. This set is perfect for summer! You can get these pieces and others on Voodoo Vixen's website. Thank you to Voodoo Vixen for introducing me to their great clothing line and allowing me to share it with you all!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hump Day: Looking Forward To The Weekend

 I'm looking forward to the weekend, and I hope you all are too! If you are looking for something to do in the LA area, how about one of these shows: 


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Product Review: Lady K Loves

I recently received some items from Lady K Loves. I had heard about Lady K Loves from my European friends, but never seen any of their pieces in person. So I was so excited to receive the Verity top and skirt in coral and aqua and the Wendy shorts in harlequin print. 

Initially I was really impressed with the styling. I love the color, cut and details of these pieces. The colors are so vibrant. The cut of the pieces are really flattering and curve hugging. I love the silver rick rack trim on the bust of the top and the waist of the skirt. 

When I first opened the package I thought the pieces looked a little small and worried that they would not fit. However, these sets have a lot of stretch and they seemed to fit perfectly. Note: The slit in the back of the skirt normally lays better, but I think I ironed it incorrectly. 

The seams and hems are all really clean and professional looking, unlike some vintage reproduction. The zippers are "hidden". The little label is cute too! 

I love these Wendy shorts so much. They are a perfect cut and length. They look right at home with this vintage top. I love harlequin and it is hard to find! Even the button of these shorts are cute. I know I will be getting a ton of use out of these this summer.

Thank you so much to Lady K Loves for these awesome pieces. Everything was so beautiful, yet comfortable at the same time. I can't wait to see what kind of fun outfits I put together. 

I highly recommend you checkout the website. They have a ton of cute stuff like this, but also jeans, dresses, sweaters, capris and accessories. Shipping was super fast. The designer/owner is super nice too! 


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