IN THE MANNER OF ROCKABILLY GIRLS

LATE FIFTIES AND LOVE FOR THE EARLIEST STYLES OF ROCK’N’ROLL.

The rockabilly genre was born in the South of the United States from a mix of blues, R & B and Bluegrass Country. The instruments that transmitted it were the semi-acoustic or electric guitar, the double bass and the drums.

But, if you think about how this was actually expressed with regard to female appearance, dictating fashion and gender affinity, generating the so-called rockabillies or billies, you uncover lips heavy with red, well-defined eyebrows and false eyelashes, brightly coloured nail varnish and a firm line of eyeliner.

Hair was often worn bunched up or encircled with a knotted handkerchief, and they didn’t disdain a full, rounded fringe. Pin-up poses, tattoos on show and checks and polka dot prints were all welcome.

Behaviour was provocative, sometimes seeming like a saucy moving comic strip.

redmilk_gallery3

Bumble and Bumble – Semisumo
(bumbleandbumble.com)

A pomade for hair that guarantees shine and perfect hold. Ideal on medium to long hair, and also on short hair for detailing, it leaves a pleasing scent.

redmilk_gallery4

Eyeko – LINE & ENHANCE
(eyeko.com)

A carbon black waterproof eyeliner. It is simple to use also thanks to the precision of the applicator tip it comes with. It features WIDELASH lash enhancer that helps make the lashes appear longer and fuller.

redmilk_gallery1

Phyto-Lip Twist In 6 Cherry – Sisley
(sisley-cosmetics.com)

A tinted lip balm coloured like a lipstick and shiny like a lip gloss. It is applied in a single “twist” and leaves the lips supple and hydrated, and visibly smoothed and plumped thanks to its cocktail of original plant-based ingredients.

redmilk_gallery2

Vernis à Ongles “Supermodel” – Deborah Lippmann x Dree Hemingway
(deborahlippmann.com)

A nail varnish that contains Biotin and extracts of green tea and  aucoumea Klaineana, which strengthen, hydrate and promote nail growth. It was created as a result of working with some of some of the most iconic figures in film, fashion and music, such as Cher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Posen e Rodarte.

Photos by Imaxtree