March 21, 2012

“MAD MEN” Inspired Fashions

 

Whether you’re a Betty, Joan or Peggy, 

Unique Vintage has your ”Mad Men” Style!

AMC’s Golden-Globe winning show “Mad Men” is debuting its fifth season this Sunday, March 25th, so there’s no better time to get your “Mad Men” style in gear. From ladylike Marilyn Monroe necklines to form-fitting wiggle dresses, we have everything you need to channel your show’s favorite character. Attending a “Mad Men” party this weekend? There’s still time to shop…do it now!

March 14, 2012

TOTALLY MOD

 

If you happen to live in LA, there is a totally mod fashion exhibition happening right now at the Pacific Design Center. “The Total Look” focuses on edgy clothing and images that seem as relevant today as they did in the ’60s.

Running now through May 27, the show depicts the creative collaboration between designer Rudi Gernreich, his model and muse Peggy Moffitt and Moffitt’s late husband, the photographer William Claxton, who created the distinctive images of Moffitt activating Gernreich’s designs. The exhibition will feature selected looks from Moffitt’s definitive collection, with films and photographs by Claxton of Moffitt modeling the clothes. “Fashion will go out of fashion” is one of Gernreich’s many memorable declarations, but his designs continue to resonate, looking contemporary 50 years after they were made.

For more information, click here.

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March 13, 2012

Conspicuous

 

I bought a denim shirt last week, thinking it was perhaps a piece missing from my “twenty- something costume.”  It fits like a glove and is perhaps an homage to Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain.  Forty dollars later, all I could think about was how happy I was with my purchase.  I didn’t know how to quit this shirt.   It was like going on an amazing blind date.

But then I got to thinking about consumption in times of economic hardship.  Fashion is a consumers industry, no matter how you look at it.  Consumerism being the backbone of America, I decided to take a look at what people were consuming in their ravenous fits of fashion depravity.

Did you know Kanye West designs clothes?  When he is not busy being a grade-A rapper (grade-D human being) he designs clothes for what he describes the “modern woman.”  Did you know a pair of his shoes cost a simple 6K?  The modern American woman has a foreclosed house somewhere and a pair of Kanye Heels.

Did you know about that Alligator backpack the Olsen Twins created for their luxury line of handbags?  The starting cost is at about 39K, and sold out instantly.  Did you get one? You would think I was on the waiting list, but I plan on just busting out my old Jansport instead.

The point is, in times of a certain economic standing, are people really still willing to shell out a down-payment on a car for a handbag?  Is a pair of shoes worth a whole year rent?  And once you have bought these items, do you feel any different?

I am currently wearing my denim shirt.  And perhaps Kanye West didn’t design it, and it wouldn’t get me into Paris Fashion Week.  But it’s getting me into the Western Bar I frequent on Wednesdays, and its not forcing me into a sudden career of pole dancing.    There is a difference between being cheap and being realistic.  Fashion should be like a first date: you should only go as far as you want to.

  -Stan Salas, Customer Service Connoisseur and Contributing Blogger

March 12, 2012

Desiree’s “Unique” Customer Story

 
It probably isn’t that unique as there would be a lot of people who obviously buy your dresses, but I purchased four Unique Vintage “flirtys” for my bridesmaids to wear for my wedding. The day was fun and colourful and the girls really enjoyed being able to swing their dresses around.
I do have to admit that we did dye one dress though as I wanted all pastel colours and my friend made my wedding dress.
I think that maybe I am slightly biased, but I don’t think that the wedding day could have been anymore perfect.  Aside from the weather being sweltering at the beginning and one of the bridesmaids nearly passing out.
Other than that everything ran smoothly and everything came together and made the day what it was…brilliant!
Desiree Larner
Read more about Des and Ben’s wedding here: http://uniqueeffects.blogspot.com.au/
March 9, 2012

PEP IT UP!

 

It seems everyone is rockin’ a peplum these days…including Kate Middleton. Here, the Duchess of Cambridge is making the rounds in a jade colored suit, which she cinched at the waist creating a striking silhouette.

Want to look like a pretty pretty princess too? We just happened to have a VERY similar look! Check it out:

Stop Staring 3/4 Sleeve Army Green Cadete Wiggle Dress