Mint (issue 10) December 2015

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SKA vs. ROCKABILLY UNPLUGGED AND UP CLOSE By Terri Lee Fatouros Christine Bitomsky is one of those lucky individuals who has successfully combined her passion of rockabilly clothing and said genre of music into a working business model. Growing up on the “’50s scene� with her family in the UK in the ’80s, she wasn’t aware there was a ’50s revival going on as these clothes, this music and lifestyle (including their family business) was part of her normal family life. However, after moving from England to Melbourne and leaving her family lifestyle behind, she discovered there was a huge call for these beautiful clothes here. So, clever Christine started up her own shop in trendy Brunswick St, Fitzroy, ironically calling it Christine’s. She described it as “the best of 1940s & ’50s reproduction clothing,� catering to musicians, rock & rollers, and rockabilly divas. In her words, “making the world a more glamorous place.�

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