Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Birth of The Rockabilly Sophisticate

Hello world of Blogging ...

So nice to see you again!

I've returned to your domain in an attempt to collect my thoughts with some vague amount of structure, but this time I would like to do so with one main theme in mind.
Rather than blog about travels and mishaps along the way, I've decided to cover a new beat.
But fear not !! ... there will be cynicism, sarcasm and humor just as before.
(I can't operate any other way, to be quite honest.)
Some may be offended, others may learn a thing or two ...
and some may contribute their own thoughts, which is where the real fun begins. ;) 

Now, on to the point ...

Over the years I've adopted what most are quick to label as  "Rockabilly" style.

If you generically add up the tattoos, the vinyl records, the Bettie Page bangs, the obsession with vintage clothing and the affinity for 1950's Chevy's, then  yes ...
I suppose you could call me a Rockabilly.

However, if you take a closer look, you'll see that I don't quite fit the mold.
In fact, one may be inclined to say that I belong to this group like a pearl onion to a banana split.

Now do me a favor, and check out the images most associated with the term "Rockabilly."

I'm sorry, but I'm not exactly thrilled to be among them.
Nor am I too keen on carving out a spot for myself on this page.
And why, you may ask?

Well, please excuse my bluntness .... but I like to think I have more class in my pinky finger than most of those dames you see embracing the term.
(And I did say MOST ... as in, there are a few exceptions to the rule ... )

So, this brings me to the topic of my new blog.
I would love to have a hand in re-defining what it means to be a "Rockabilly Woman," and in doing so, I'm going to coin the term,
"Rockabilly Sophisticate."

I chose not to shun the word, as it really is a fascinating cultural phenomenon.
I would simply like to take the "feminine potential" to a new level ... here, on this little blog. 

We will cover topics ranging from feminine decorum, daily attire, the art of burlesque, rules of etiquette for classy Rockabilly ladies, and so much more.

Should be a hoot!


  1. I just discovered your blog and I love it! I too have a blog if you wanna check it out. I like your opening post because even though I consider myself rockabilly, I shy away from the 'typical' rockabilly look like the ones you link to. I have nothing against those girls, I just prefer vintage to Lucky 13. I have tattoos, but I dress like a woman, not a rebelious teenager. I think most people have a certain idea of what rockabilly is and it isnt me, and I prefer it that way.

    Keep up the great blog!

  2. Hey, thanks! :)
    I just became a follower on yours as well ... Great minds think alike, eh?

    Glad to know there are classy gals out there with the same frame of mine.

    And yes, I think you hit the nail on the head by saying you dress like a woman ... not a rebellious teenager. Sums up everything, really. ;)