You know how excited we get about new dresses, darlings. We are proud to announce a line of delectable cocktail dresses by renowned designer, Eva Franco! With a flair for dramatic, intricate detailing, the line brings a touch of retro glamour into any deserving closet. Take a little stroll with us as we take a peek at the very latest , and greatest, by Eva Franco!
If you haven’t yet watched Miranda Lambert’s hilariously identifiable music video for her song, “Mama’s Broken Heart”, off of her 2011 album “Four the Record”, now is the time. Miranda owns the video with her witty facial expressions and sassy lyrics and to top it all off, she looks absolutely fabulous in some very sexy Unique-Vintage attire.
Every Sunday night at 9pm, we gather around the television and prepare ourselves for another captivating episode of Mad Men. But do we watch this enticing show simply for the engrossing plot, superb acting, and fascinating characters? No, we watch for the fabulous 1950′s Vintage Inspired Dresses of course! Do you want to strut your stuff like one of the stand out women of Mad Men? Let us help! We’ve put together a few different Mad Men inspired styles in an effort to help you dress to impress the Don Draper’s of the 21st Century.
“Our ability to accessorize is what separates us from the animals.” – Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias
Fighting shade with shade has long since been a time honored tradition for decades. Here at Unique Vintage, we specialize in putting the fabulous back on your face where it belongs. Any pin-up can tell you that the key to a truly fabulous outfit is all in the accessories. Throw on your heels and come walk with us as we take a peek at this seasons latest and greatest in eyewear.
In TLC’s newest creation, “Wives With Beehives,” the 1950s Vintage Inspired Dresses are almost a character themselves! The channel normally known for the exploitation of both Compulsive Hoarders and Child Beauty Pageant Contestants, now takes a look at a sect of culture we happen to be fairly familiar with. From the haircurlers to the Tom Collins waiting for your husband when he walks in the door, the 1950’s are often fetishized in various degrees- with these ladies taking it to a mid-century extreme.
Name: Autumn Breeze
From: Winchester, VA
Bio: I have always loved classic, feminine styles, but I really got into vintage when I started planning my wedding and stumbled onto Unique-Vintage.com. I started wearing retro-repro styles to work, and soon I found I was much more comfortable in vintage-inspired and classic pieces than anything modern. Lately, I’ve been seeking out more authentic vintage pieces to add to my wardrobe, and I’m getting into sewing vintage patterns.
My first piece of vintage clothing was a very 70’s top of my mom’s that I wore to death in middle school. When I was in high school, my grandmother gave me a gorgeous, 50’s, full-skirted, green dress that was hers. I thought it was pretty then, but I didn’t appreciate it nearly as much as I do now. In fact, it is the dress I wore for my rehearsal dinner.
My first foray into pinup modeling was a wedding present for my husband. The shoot was with Atomic Cheesecake Studios, and I was lucky enough to be included in their special edition of Retro Lovely Magazine, which spurred me to make a profile on one of those modeling websites. From there, I scheduled a shoot with a local photographer, Captured Raw Photography, and I’m just hoping to do as much pinup modeling as I can. I love any excuse to play dress up, from swing dancing with my husband, to just going to the movies.
Favorite Vintage Accessory: I can’t get enough of vintage hats, though I have to admit, I don’t find much occasion to wear them. I do have a collection of vintage brooches, which are easy to add to almost any outfit and are such a fun touch!
Favorite Pinup Icon: Elizabeth Taylor is probably my favorite pinup icon, but it’s so difficult to choose just one! Liz was just impossibly gorgeous. If I had to choose a favorite pinup icon of today, it would be Dita Von Teese. I’ve never seen anyone who is as glamorous at every moment as Dita Von Teese.