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Frozen Hibiscus

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Frozen Hibiscus

Frozen Hibiscus is fledgling German fashion line featuring an original reinterpretation and vintage styles and retro fashions. Founded by designer Claudia Urbanek, who hand makes all her designs from her atelier, her apparel stands out from the crowd with her divinely decadent vintage kitsch for the selective rockabilly greaser and pin up lady.



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Frozen Hibiscus came to be in 2007 spawned by Claudia’s fascination with all the vintage fashions from the 1920s through the 1960s and from these styles she bases her collections.




The 1920s collection brings to mind the nascent years of Hollywood glamour paired with the androgynous styles of that time, like the flapper outfit “Thalia” featuring an embroidered satin cream shirt and elegant kimono paired with brown velvet pants and the masculine “Fay” complete with trousers, blouses and tie and hinged cuffs embroidered with to an exquisite and a stylized design.




The “Tiki” gallery of the Rock-A-Hula line is filled with Berlin mermaids sporting pencil skirts of the 1950s, wide-leg, high-waisted, side-buttoning pants of the 1940s and tree meet wiggle halter dresses like the “Reef”, made from fabrics with colorful patterns of flowers and butterflies create a Hawaiian dream.



The 50s Sweethearts gallery on the Frozen Hibiscus site has clothing appropriate for pin up darlings like the “Lagoon” a pale blue sleeveless top paired with the ”Sailor” swing skirt in white with a double line of pale blue ribbon circling the hem, and outfits best for rockabilly ladies like the back-buttoning, tight-fitting “Cherry” Corsage top, in strapless fitted black satin with double cherries embroidered on the lower waist and topped with a fringe of red frill perfectly paired with a black straight skirt.


Under accessories you find the charmingly campy coconut purse, made from the actual shell of this tropical fruit and a simple wrapped-rope strap, a classic purse with curved bamboo handles made with ‘Aloha” fabric complete with mini-hula girls in perfect Tiki style.



Frozen Hibiscus is available to the public in as their Berlin shop “Mixed Pickles” from Wednesdays through Saturdays and by appointment and Ms. Urbanek will also accept privately commissioned custom orders. If it is too long a wait to travel to the store, then take a look online at www.frozen-hibiscus.de and contact Claudia directly for questions and ideas.

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Ozone Clothing knows how to do the Hepcat Fashion Scene

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Ozone Clothing knows how to do the Hepcat Fashion Scene

The retro look from the 1940s and 50s has found a perfect home at Ozone Clothing. Expect to be pampered by owners Dave and Jan with personalized customer service. Shop here for the coolest, hassle free experience with the clothing brands to make it worth the visit every time.

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If you are an enthusiast of this glamorous style, then you will spend time and money here. Even with a budget you will find that perfect Zsa Zsa Skirt, or an exquisite cardigan. And that is only the beginning. Bring paper and pen to write down a list of items that will surely catch your eye.

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Ozone Clothing is a British based business that started out in 1998 as a body piercing venture and has flourished into one of the premier retro shops on the planet. Everyone has a brand that they love and some have many. At Ozone Clothing, they are sure to carry yours. They specialize in the best including Lucky 13, Tarantula, Lux De Ville, Daredevil, Liquor Brand, and Steady Clothing.

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These brands bring the vintage look home like no other. It gets even better with Ozone Clothing’s own collection of the same name with dazzling pieces. Their lines of clothing come from countries such as the United States, except their exclusive brand is made in Britain.

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Ozone Clothing’s inventory is packed with every conceivable clothing item and accessory. This includes clothes for the whole family such as shirts, pants, rockabilly dresses, hats, and bags. Affordable is the only term needed to describe the prices that range from £15 tees to £124 denim jeans and every price in-between. Get that vintage bombshell look with an Emmy flounce dress for under £100.

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There are accessories including the wildly popular Betty sunglasses and reading glasses starting at £8.50. Check out bags from brands such as Liquor Brand for £57. Get something for the kiddies with £14 tees from Steady Clothing and more. For that specialty item, look at the collection of Coop stickers for only £3.50 each.

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As you can see, Ozone Clothing is one for your list of places to shop for all things retro. Get your rockabilly groove on with exceptional quality and hepcat style. Place your orders online using the pound, Euro or dollar currencies. You will not be disappointed.

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What is Retro Fashion?

What is Retro Fashion?

Retro is a big buzzword in the realm of fashion today that conjures images of bygone decades complete with vintage cars, pin up girls, and rockabilly icons.

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But what exactly is meant by the word ‘retro’ and why is it so popular now? Simply, what is it about this retro fashion that we all love so much?

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Believe it or not, the term ‘retro’ to describe a certain throwback style has been around since the 1970’s. It’s actually a shortened version of the French word ‘retrospectif’ from which we get the English ‘retrospective.’ So the retro fashion is literally one that looks back at something in the past. It’s no wonder then that the most classic fashion items that come to mind are styles from the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s.

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Today, many brands and shops are interested in making these vintage looks new again, tailoring them for today’s men and women. Taking their inspiration from the pin up girls and rock and roll guys of yesterday, they’re crafting modern versions of styles that have lasted through the decades. It seems that the demand for retro fashion is not fading anytime soon!

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From brands like Doll Deluxe and Modern Vintage  pin up dresses and skirts to the rocking looks of Trashy Tart and Catfight Collections, it’s easy to find everything from vintage jeans and jackets to shoes and accessories. These hot items like those at Vintage Galeria are anything but out of date.

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Fashionistas worldwide are harnessing their bombshell beauty with bold colors and fun prints that proclaim personality and independence. Gorgeous pin up dresses are now available for every body type, including plus sizes and kids’ clothing. Everyone can feel like a rockabilly star in a classic retro style that looks and feels great.

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The retro fashion mania doesn’t stop at great daytime and evening wear. Now you can find lifestyle accessories too, from kitchen decor at Modcloth to the tote bags of Coco Fennell to cute add-ons at Miss Vintage. Live life in style with retro fashion items everywhere! Retro fashion is here to stay so take some inspiration from the past to move forward with bold and beautiful steps!

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Coco Fennell: Making Pin Up Dresses for Every Glamour Girl

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Coco Fennell: Making Pin Up Dresses for Every Glamour Girl

Coco Fennell has a simple mission: to make every girl feel gorgeous inside and out. Their fun line of retro dresses in bold prints and styles bring back the essence of the pinup girl fashion icon and make this timeless look accessible to today’s women.

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The lovely Coco Fennell started her clothing line from her modest flat in the Shoreditch borough of London (UK) in 2011. Little did she know that her retro designs would take off into a fabulous fashion enterprise recognized all over the world.

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Renowned fashion icons and celebrities have even been spotted wearing these Hollywood-gorgeous dresses for daytime and special occasions. At this shop you’ll find rockabilly classics like the Graceland Jumpsuit and cute knee length pinup dresses for fun in the sun.

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Let your retro style shine with patterns like polka dots and florals, or go bold with a solid color in bright red, black, or blue. These styles are so deliciously fashionable, it’s hard to choose a favorite!

Dresses come in floor length maxi gowns, knee length sundresses, and above the knee romper lengths so there is something for everyone to feel comfortable in. Show off your favorite hobbies with fabric prints in casino cards, ice cream cones, and kitchen gadgets. There is simply no end to the possibilities of fun vintage outfits at Coco Fennell.

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Because new designs are being periodically added, it’s worth checking back periodically to see the latest pinup looks. Also take advantage of their limited time sale items for glam dresses at discounted prices. Shipping prices are available for UK, Europe, and worldwide options. Complete your rockabilly look with picture-perfect accessories such as head scarves and tote bags with screen-printed retro emblems.

Another fun part about feeling great in Coco Fennell is their Instagram Girls page. Snap a photo of yourself wearing your new Coco Fennell dress and they’ll put it online with the rest of their glamorous hall of vintage fame. You can also view this page for fashion inspiration to get ideas and develop your own pinup girl style. This brand loves to make women look and feel bombshell beautiful and they’re not afraid to show it!

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