Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel

Dusty Rebels and The Bombshells Festival

On Saturday morning, I lay in bed with my tea and laptop looking at Pinterest and researching Rockabilly outfits. I didn’t have a Rockabilly dress, but I do have high waisted shorts, high top Converse, a white tee-shirt and Sox owns a checked shirt that I borrowed. I curled my hair and twisted some of it, clipped it, put on MACs Lady in Danger red lipstick and set off for the West Coast Ostrich Farm.

I arrived to a whole new world/era. The Dusty Rebels and The Bombshells is not a band (cool name though), it’s a Rockabilly Lifestyle Festival.

There were hotrods, motorcycles, vintage cars…

I bumped into a friend of mine Francis, who took this photo:

Can you spot us? Selfie in a Mag

Scar and MAC were set up to give free Rockabilly make-overs.

There was Roller derby

There were stalls to buy leathers, artworks, jewellery…

I bought a beautiful Silver and Black Onyx ring from Black Betty.

At their stall they had an old Mercedes Benz they had transformed with blacked out windows, a TV screen showing their fashion film and popcorn.

Let’s get onto the people watching. I loved seeing all the hairstyles, make-up and of course the fashion…

Bumped into Tanya van Graan who looked adorable…

Food trucks are all the rage lately and perfect for the festival…

I ordered a burger which was so tasty…

That afternoon I headed backstage to get ready to judge the first Miss Betty Bombshell Pageant. I met the beautiful pin-up worthy girls and got to know them through a series of questions. I learned so much about the culture of the pin-up, rockabilly girl. It’s all about being sexy but not sleazy, about being confident and having the confidence to live freely and still being feminine. It’s not about size, it’s about being comfortable in your own skin.

The girls were absolutely gorgeous and vivacious…

The Blue haired Betty was the organiser of Miss Betty Bombshell and she did an amazing job…

Soon we were ushered on stage, introduced to the crowd and watched the girls strut their stuff! They were fabulous and made our jobs exceptionally difficult.

Francis took these shots…

A huge congratulations to 3rd place, Bird, 2nd place Genny Genocide and Miss Betty Bombshell Marilyn Deathrow.

It was such an awesome day out and I can’t wait for next year!

All photos are my own (or Francis’) Should you wish to use them, please kindly ask. 

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