You know those moments when you look around in your apartment and you’re like: ”Hey you know what I haven’t done in a while: bought something new. You know what they say: your home is never finished. I recognize that a lot when it comes to accessories. Every time when I think I have bought the last decoration item (or clothes), my retro eyes find something else I want. And Fast. I went from wall decoration to pillows and from pillows to decoration for my bedroom. Because a good night sleep and sweet retro dreams are of course also a must.
Yesterday was definitely not a lazy Sunday. With a friend, I went Back to the fifties.. Sunny weather, good company and a fifties environment. Just a few ingredients for a lovely vintage meets present Sunday.
So this Back to the fifties festival was in the centre of Roosendaal (Netherlands). It was not very nearby and I’ve never been in Roosendaal except for a transfer to another track in the railway station. So my friend and I felt like tourists in our own country. Tourists in a temporary time machine. Rewind to the 1950s and stay there, at least for a few hours.
Mid-fifties. James Dean. Rebel without a cause. A few ingredients that inspired a whole new generation of teens to “rebel” back in the 1950s. It was also the start of some new trends in fashion style. Short jackets and jeans with rolled cuffs for men. Figurehugging tops and tight (highwaisted) pants and skirts for women. Let’s not forget the famous pompadour hairstyles! James Dean was an important cult icon of the new rockabilly (sub) culture. Greasers (indeed, like John Travolta in Grease) and Dolls with that o so typical rockabilly style.