I have a very special treat for you today! Sheri, from one of my favorite blogs, Sheri Bomb, is here to guest post about Rockabilly and Kustom Kulture in Australia, where she lives! I have been following Sheri’s blog for some time and she never disappoints. Whether she’s blogging about fashion, bands, events, or makeup, I always love reading what she has to say. If you have yet to check out Sheri Bomb’s blog, I highly suggest you do.
Well, without further ado, the lovely Sheri Bomb…
The rockabilly scene in Australia has been steadily growing for the last 10 years and having been closely involved for the last six years, it’s been a pleasure to watch it go from a few events a year to multiple gigs in a weekend! Rockabilly is going strong across all parts of the country and my hometown of Brisbane in Queensland is really helping to lead the way with a number of large weekenders, festivals and events each year.
Rockabilly for us isn’t just about the music, it’s really inclusive of all aspects of Kustom Kulture and we are lucky to have built up a really friendly and supportive community. Everyone gets behind gigs and events, supports their local bands and venues and loves bringing out their rides for a run. Our ‘crew’ is quite a big one, with so many people being regulars at the events that everyone knows your name and you spend the whole time saying hello to everyone and catching up.
My own personal style also incorporates pretty much all aspects of Kustom Kulture and how I choose to dress on any given day really just depends on my mood. I take inspiration from true vintage, retro repro fashion, western wear, garage wear, the ‘trailer trash’ look and even psychobilly. I love all the aspects of each of these styles and really love blending them through my wardrobe, I’m definitely a bit of old and a bit of new. And that suits me just fine as that’s how I see myself – a mix of modern tattooed woman and vintage vixen embracing the manners and morals of the good old days.
Where I like to shop and what I like to buy, well don’t get me started because we’ll be here all day! There is just too much to list anywhere really but I did try to nail it down to a select few on a recent fashion post I did. All of what I mention there are repro fashion but I have also written quite a bit on my love of vintage too so have a little wander through the pages and see what you discover –a bit like rummaging through an old vintage suitcase, you just never know what you’ll find!
I love getting dressed up though and I don’t really mind where I’m going. Whatever you do in life, it’s always more fun when you’re feeling glamorous. But getting dressed up to go out on the town is the best, I love the anticipation of knowing I’m going to be having fun with my friends and seeing some great music being played. I’m always eager to see what wonderful things everyone else is wearing and I just LOVE to put on some music and sip on a drink as I flounce about the house in various stages of undress, dress, hair and make up.
I am often over-ambitious when it comes to hairstyles I want to attempt and I generally under estimate the time I’ll need to get ready which can sometimes result in some frenzied last minute grooming but I always leave the house feeling fabulous and ready to enjoy my night surrounded by some of the most amazing friends a gal could ask for!
As you may be able to tell, I’m very passionate about the rockabilly and kustom kulture lifestyle I lead, which is why I created my blog, Sheri Bomb. I hope you enjoyed hearing about the rockabilly thunder down under as much as I enjoyed telling you about it. A big thank you to Natasha for being kind enough to offer me some space on her wonderful blog, I’m a very lucky girl indeed!
Ta ta for now xx
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