Ree Ree Rockette is a vintage fan, she loves cocktails, reading, burlesque, travelling and red lipstick. A fellow blogger and also an entrepreneur. Ree Ree is about to launch her own lipstick range, Rockalily, a range of red lipsticks that represent her alternative, vintage inspired lifestyle. More details about this exciting venture when it’s ready to launch! You can sign up for updates via the Rockalily website. Ree Ree also set up a networking for creative women in 2010 ‘Wonderful Women: Minding their Own Business’, aÂ monthly event advising and encouraging like-minded women to follow their dreams of running their own business, supporting women already running a business and helping women who are still dreaming of it. Ree Ree’s style is a great example of modern Rockabilly fashion, which is why I bring you this lovely interview!
I love your vintage look! How would you describe it?
I love how fashion allows me to change my look depending on my mood! I have an eclectic mix of vintage, retro and rockabilly clothing – some of it original, some reproduction and some high street. I don’t feel I have to restrict myself to a particular genre or decade – but I do tend to stick to 1940s, 1950s and rockabilly trends. This usually means leopard print, red, polka dots and a bandana! However I’m also a fan of a well-fitting wiggle dress.
Who are your style icons and inspiration?
There are of course the classic icons such as Marilyn Monroe, but I’m actually more inspired by ‘real women’ – both vintage and modern. Last year I went to Viva Las Vegas in Las Vegas, which was such an inspiration – being surrounded by so many men and women who looked simply stunning. I’m also lucky to have so many well-dressed friends, who constantly inspire me.
Where do you buy most of your clothes and accessories?
Although I love the history of owning vintage, I tend to prefer a good reproduction outfit for day to day wear – it means I’m not nervous when wearing and washing it! I really divide my shopping between vintage (charity shops, ebay and vintage stores), high street (I like New Look in particular) and reproduction (Bettie Page, Vivien of Holloway, Collectif etc). Mother Rockette also makes me some dresses from original patterns from the 1950s.
What is your favourite item in your wardrobe?
A really tough question! I probably wear my Freddie’s of Pinewood jeans the most, for dress-down days, but I wouldn’t say I love them the most. Mother Rockette surprised me with a dress at Christmas that she made from a vintage Vogue pattern, which obviously is awesome. Perhaps my first corset, which I bought from Nikita Sablier, as it reminds me of all the new burlesque friends I started to make at that time.
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