Barcelona-based designer Bibian Blue and her label of the same name is one of the international burlesque, pin up, steampunk and gothic corsetry community’s greatest jewels; like a rare and unique diamond hand-cut to perfection in a pile of rough stones.
Working from more than 50 patterns and inspired by a myriad of periods and styles, all Bibian Blue corsets are original, highly feminine and drop-dead glamorous. Started originally in 2000, Bibian Blue’s fashion collections were instantly recognized by the European underground and by 2001 she opened a retail showroom in Spain.
Fast-forward through several years of designing for several Spanish celebrities to 2007 when Bibian Blue launched her own Barcelona boutique-atelier and website. Bibian Blue’s education in graphic design and make-up artistry is apparent when you visit her gorgeous site and her corsets and fashions are conveniently categorized for easy viewing.
Click on “Burlesque” and you are sent to a page with 11 striking corset sets from “Pink Nuit”, a steel-bone, back-lace vision in dark pink, black and gold brocade and feathers with matching bolero and hand-sewn skirt for €580 to the double-lined “Cherie” under bust in pink or red glitter fabric with black ribbon and red garters for €150.
Choose “Pin Up” and have your selection of 8 rockabilly and Victorian outfits like the ”Amy”, a complete maid outfit in black and pink leatherette for €130 or the Bordeaux lace corset “Wendy Rose” for €160. Under “X-treme” fall 13 styles, from dominatrix to full fetish and in the “Glamour” section are 14 sumptuous corsets including my favorite, the Bordeaux lace “China Doll” with simply beautiful matching bolero and sleeves for a total of €470.
For those committed to living in high-style, visit the “Dress Couture” section with 15 unbelievable outfits, complemented by the “Bridal” area with 4 stunning gowns. Certainly, the prices are steep but only because they reflect the quality of design and craftsmanship in each piece, and custom orders are available.
All items on the site are available internationally; the prices are in Euros and payments are accepted through PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. In-stock orders are sent immediately; otherwise there is a 3 to 6 week wait. Items can only be exchanged for other Bibian Blue creations with a valid reason and within 15 days of receipt.
Suicide Glam is the ‘Maximum Rock ‘n Roll Couture‘ international clothing label, store and tattoo shop serving rockabilly, rock ‘ n roll, pin up, emo and punk patrons both online and in the flesh.
If you are a Dead Celebrity, Drama Queen, Dandy Highwayman or Vegas Vampire then you will feel right at home there along with pin up girls, psychobilly cats and rockabilly swingers plus all their little kiddies. The best place for apparel that highlights individual style, a visit to any of their online or brick-and-mortar shops borders on criminal if you finish dressed exactly the same as you began.
Their original online boutique is Bali-based and is the situation for retro, punk, pin up, goth and rockabilly-everything from fuzzy dice, boots, animal prints, skull handbags, protest t-shirts, chains, plaids and skeleton motifs to cotton tartan micro skirts and accessories. Whenever you are in Indonesia vacationing on the cheap why not kick back with some Arak at Twice Bar in Sanur then step next door to shop in the cool, conditioned air of Suicide Glam’s pioneer location?
Next on the web we move to Suicide Glam Australia, which can be located on Facebook and MySpace as they update their online shop. Rock ‘n roll fashionistas prepare to get decked with options like their pinstriped Punk Rock Pants with mini leather buckles or their Cherry Daskup Dress, an off-the-shoulder cotton pencil bombshell complete with black ribbon trim and bright red bows topping the pleats. Bad-ass greasers have many printed wife beaters, T-shirts and custom-printed rockabilly short-sleeve button downs to choose from, a wide range of 50’s retro bikinis and knit wear and let’s not forget their many collectible, campy toys. Psychobilly cats and kittens touring Australian beaches from Sydney on up must take a quick stop at their store in Toukley to get some fresh threads and new ink at the same time.
Finally, their online sister-shop in Germany has tons of items not only for men, women and children but also dogs. Browse through their original Suicide Glam brand items plus other labels like Lucky 13, Stop Staring! Clothing, Pin Up Girl Couture and Rumble59. If your next visit to Würzburg, Germany is feeling a bit too baroque then swing over to Suicide Glam’s Bavarian boutique and add some retro flavor to your foreign frolic.
Playful Promises is a London-based lingerie brand specializing in whimsical undergarments of many sorts including burlesque, fetish and pin up styles that will tickle the fancy of all bold and sassy fashionistas who live life to the fullest and refuse to take themselves too seriously.
Founded in 2004 by designer Emma Parker, this brand has a little something special for every type of lady, from modern rockabilly lasses to cabaret princesses and everyone in between.
Emma’s obsession with lingerie began her first purchase, at the nubile age of 18, of a tiny, lacy G-string made up of velvet ribbon and tulle frills. Although the purchase significantly set back her entertainment budget, the confidence and thrill she received when wearing it led to a hard-core addiction to lingerie of all kinds. When she could no longer find suitable undergarments to fulfill her fashion needs she was driven to design her own eccentric and exciting assortment of fanciful underclothes that resulted in her brand.
With a huge array of different styles of bras, satin knickers, briefs and G-strings as well as garters and suspenders, Basques and corsets, stockings, sleepwear and swimwear to choose from, visitors to the Playful Promises website can easily spend a significant amount of time simply browsing through their titillating items, and while playful promises’ prices are within a reasonable range, frugal fashionistas will ransack their well-stocked sale section, which is conveniently divided by category.
Playful Promises lingerie collections are available for purchase on their online shop of the same name and on many other online and the brick-and mortar stockists, from internationally famous vendors such as Urban Outfitters and Barney’s NY to smaller boutiques like Lulu and Lush in London, Luxe Lingerie in LA and Lace Stories in Tel Aviv.
Those customers shopping directly from their website must take advantage of their sizing guide, which lists UK, US, French, European and Australian lingerie sizes so everyone all over the world can have a perfect fit. All prices are in British Pounds Sterling, including shipping costs and returns for refund or exchange are available within 14 days of purchase and subject to certain conditions. For all the latest Playful Promises updates, sign up for their newsletter to be delivered directly to your favorite email account.
Operating as both an online store and from their Saarbrücken boutique, Buy Unlike has an enormous selection of alternative clothing and other various and sundry products for rockabilly guys and girls, and kiddies plus knick-knacks, car, office and home decor.
Dine Diana is the energetic warrior definition of her Aries sign and lives her punk rock D. I. Y. lifestyle to the fullest while sharing her zest with the rest of us. She opened her first online retro clothing shop called Billiard Chick when she was still in school with just a little help from her father and a friend, then once she finished studying precision engineering and food technology she branched out on her own and started Buy Unlike.
Psychobellas visiting Buy Unlike online can browse through pages and pages of clothing and jewelry from wiggle dresses, pencil skirts and pin up tops and sweaters to swimwear, pants and hot retro socks and hair clips from brands like Miss Fortune, Pin Up Girl Clothing and Rock Steady Clothing and indie designers like Jessica Louise and Micheline Pitt – Deadly Dames, to name a few.
Car club greasers surfing through the pages have their abundant choice of punk rock and retro western style shirts, wife beaters, jackets, sweaters, T-shirts, pants and socks from brands like Iron Fist, Rebel 8, Sourpuss Clothing and many more. Baby punk rockers, with help from their mommas and poppas, can strut their tiny stuff in mini-rockabilly shoes hats bibs, and onesies sporting designs from skulls to classic tattoos.
Everyone can add the final touches to their look with the shoes, bags, suspenders, belt buckles, ties purses and cold weather wear offered under the Accessories section. For car style they offer hot pink fuzzy dice and faux-fur steering wheel covers, for the home and office one may purchase skull and cross bones toast stamps; buy devil duckies for the bath, ninja star coat hooks for the bedroom, retro plush pink rotary style phones for the office and much, much more.
Buy Unlike ships worldwide and accepts bank transfers, PayPal or cash on delivery or pick up. Or, come to visit their Saarbrücken store!
Wer einen Rockabilly Shop oder einen Burlesque Shop sucht, wer also auf Rockabilly Kleidung, Pin Up oder Burlesque Kleidung steht, ist hier richtig. 50er Kleidung die die Rockabella verrückt macht und viele Shops, bei denen man Pin Up Kleider und Rockabilly kleider kaufen kann. Eben das ganze Arsenal der Pin up Mode.
Auf Pinup-Fashion findet man tolle Mode und den richtigen Rockabilly Shop oder Burlesque Shop, in dem man Pin Up Kleidung kaufen kann.