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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on How to Style!

Lorraine Paton Blog

Do you absolutely LOVE vintage or retro styling but you're just not sure where to start or how to figure out what's what?  Well we've got the perfect cheat sheet for you!

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What is Rockabilly?

Lorraine Paton Fashion Pencil Dress Rockabilly Swing Skirt

I get asked all the time, “what is rockabilly?? And why do you love it?”. According to good ol’ Wikipedia, “Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating back to the early 1950s . The term “rockabilly” is a portmanteau of “rock,” (from “rock ‘n’ roll”), and “hillbilly”, the latter a reference to the country music (often called “hillbilly music” in the 1940s and 1950s) that contributed strongly to the style. Other important influences on rockabilly include Western Swing, Boogie Woogie, Jump Blues and Electric Blues. Although there are notable exceptions, its origins lie primarily...

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Retro Lil is coming soon.............

Lorraine Paton

  I can hardly believe that we will be opening our awesome little shop very very soon.  This has been a dream of mine for soooooooooo long and thanks to my beautiful business partner, Tracey, it is now coming true!!!  We have a passion for this fashion and whether you are living the lifestyle or just dabbling in the fashion, then we are more than happy to assist you with beautiful garments from a number of amazing brands including Collectif, Hell Bunny, Banned Apparel, Lindy Bop and Unique Vintage.  Stay tuned dolls, Retro Lil is coming soon........and we can't wait!!!!!!...

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