First, about Vintage Bettie! (formerly Vintage Fashions and Whatever) We are the first and only store in Rockhampton and Central Queensland which caters for Vintage Inspired Pinup Glamour, Rockabilly, Retro and Vintage. From clothing to shoes, parasol's and accessories we carry some of the best labels in the industry. Heartbreaker Fashion, Queen of Heartz, Pinup Couture, Folter, TUK Shoes, Pleaser, Demonia, Fables, Nicole Katherine Designs, Phaze Clothing, Vintage Allure, Route 66, Bordello, Lucky 13 and Sourpuss Clothing just to name a few.
If you're in it for the lifestyle, we've got you covered, if you're not, we do great Frocks, and every girl loves a great dress!
About me! Well what can I tell you...... My name is Lisa, I love and am extremely passionate about what I do and am very lucky to be able to do it!
I have been in the fashion industry for 25 years or so working for various companies over the years as you do, but never really had any self satisfaction from doing so, I didn't want to be a mainstream slave any longer. I had always dreamed of running my own store on my own terms, selling what I love and fortunately I have been blessed with the opportunity to do so.
If it's old, I love it, no matter what it is, clothing, china, cars, linen etc etc. I am very much in love with anything from the 40's to the 60's , it's just such a timeless era, a time when women were real women, glamourous, classy and sexy and the blokes scrubbed up alright too. The music and life style I adore it and am inspired by many of our famous or infamous pinup women of that era, Marylin Munro, Bettie Page, Bettie Grable, Elizabeth Taylor and so many many more.
I hope my site and my store can bring back some of these things for women like myself who love vintage and who don't want to look like everyone else!
As Oscar Wilde said "Fashion is what one wears one self, what is unfashionable is what everyone else is wearing"
My sentiments exactly Oscar!!!!!