July 1, 2013

This Week In Fab or Drab: June 24-28


Welcome to our weekly roundup of last week’s most fab and drab outfits! And as an added bonus, we are throwing in some of our absolute favorite comments from our darling fans. We need opinions like we need supportive bras-let’s hear it!

Jennifer Lopez


Diva-extroidinaire and frequent “block” resident was spotted achieving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! And for the occasion, the Diva Latina turned up the volume in this peach taffeta confection. Here’s what you gals had to say:

Megan Moore: “It looks like she grabbed her table cloth and tied it around her waist”

Lacy Ellsworth: “I have a dress from her collection at kohls and the top looks exactly like that”

Domino Mackey: “Fab 55% Drab 45%. I think that the shoes should have been white to tie in the top. I am a fan of duo colors.” (we love when math is involved!)

Emily VanCamp


The star of “Revenge” was giving us her best Joan Holloway circa 2013 in this retro-inspired floral sheath dress.  It’s a bit of a modern print on such a classic silhouette, and we can appreciate the idea behind this little frock.  Opinions, here they are:

James Knight: “A closed toe, stiletto pump, and black clutch, would’ve been nice. Black diamond hoops, and bracelet, would’ve worked, too.”

Janet Reed: “FAB and the ‘top knot’ is an elegant touch. The dress was the star & hair/make-up were her supporting cast. “

Magdalena Elyse: “She is a gorgeous girl, but in my opinion that fabric print is heinous! The dress has a nice shape though.”



The Queen herself was spotted this week paying homage to Marlene Dietrich and we LOVED it! A gal should rock a top hat at least once in her fabulous life. Let’s see what our darlings had to say!

Gretchen Edholm: “She should dress like this more often. Age appropriate and classy. Also, Marlene wins every time…”

Ohna Lee-Quist: “Love her, always have. But she doesn’t have the same grace and presence that Dietrich had. If she were in posed shots perhaps, it’s lacking in what she exuded effortlessly. Old Hollywood is hard to embody.”

Teresa Chavreaux-Pittaway: “Great! Honestly some of Madonna’s best looks have been when she has dressed in homage to stars from the past. Madonna really does pull it off so well. I wish she would do retro more often.”

Octavia Spencer


The fabulous Ms. Octavia was spotted this week in a fabulously flattering blue lace dress and we spent our morning swooning a little! And her hair? Absolutely divine! Take it away, gals!

Doreen Rojas: “Divalicious!!!”

Laurel Hayward: “FAB. Could stand to be tailored a wee bit more up top, but just lovely!”

Bettie Jean Foga: “Gorgeous dress and girl!”

Dita Von Teese


Miss Dita arrived this morning to show us how it’s done. She of course, knocked it out of the park and most likely the county. We took notes, cried a little and then asked our legions of followers what they thought!

Dawn Michelle Fanberg: “Fab! She could pull off a potato sack. She’s hot!”

Briana Shackley: “The dress with simple sleek hair and red lips works so well together! Its very Parisian with the scroll pattern.”

Tamara Alfonso-Ganz: “SO FAB…..WORK IT GIRL……” (simple, and to the point.)

Join us on Facebook to discuss this weeks latest batch of gals, and join us Mondays here on the blog for a weekly recap!

June 18, 2013

Get The Look: Marilyn Monroe


Marilyn Monroe

If there ever was a grand supreme icon here at Unique Vintage, it would be none other than the incomparable Marilyn Monroe. Often regarded as the epitome of a vintage body type, Ms. Monroe and her now famous mystique are, and forever will be, an inspiration to pin up girls worldwide. Now, let’s take a peek at a few Marilyn-esque pieces every gal needs!


Being known for a killer hourglass shape, a pair of high waisted jeans that accentuate the high, natural waist is a versatile and classic piece. New from Kustomville Design, these high waist stunners are a dark wash denim, complete with gold button detailing and top-stitching. In proper Marilyn fashion, pair it with a cheeky gingham top that ties, or a basic white cotton blouse.


Marilyn was known for we famous wiggle. Achieve the same shimmy and shake with a fabulous 50′s style pencil skirt. New from Steady Clothing, the Nikki Pencil Skirt is an all-stretch skirt, complete in a slimming black.  The allure of Marilyn was due to the fact that she moved like no one else, and the tighter the skirt, the more fabulous the wiggle became.


The little black dress is a staple of vintage and retro clothing, and remains a fabulous piece for any gal’s closet to this day! Ms. Monroe was well aware of its importance, as evidenced by the above photograph. If anything, the slimming quality of a perfect LBD is the best kept secret to a truly happy pin up. Our new Lydia Wiggle Dress is a pristine tank style wiggle, complete in an all stretch Bengaline. With slight pleating for fit in the bust, and a tight pencil style skirt, the classic LBD has arrived for all of our modern day Marilyns.


And lastly, a night of glamour calls for a little something special. Marilyn, like many of the classic stars of Hollywood’s days of yore, knew that getting noticed in a crowded room only took the right hairstylist and one stunner of a cocktail dress. The new Champagne Radiant Dress from Stop Staring is a perfect blend of modern day sex appeal and classic Monroe allure. A tight wiggle fit is complimented by a lightweight stretch fabric- perfect for one and all.

Here at UV, Marilyn will always shine just a little brighter than some of the other stars in the classic Hollywood sky. Her stunning style could never be replicated, but will forever be a point of inspiration for aspiring style starlets like us.

May 10, 2013

Met Ball 2013 – Looks For Less


Feeling inspired by the fashions of the 2013 Met Ball? So are we! The ball’s theme was ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’, and although not everyone stuck strictly to the theme, most everyone looked downright fabulous. We have gathered some Unique Vintage Met Ball look-alike styles so  you can strut your stuff like the fashion A-lister we all know you are.

Jennifer Lawrence Met Ball 2013Something-Borrowed-Black-Floral-Rhinestone-Swing-Prom_dress


‘Something Borrowed’ Black Floral & Rhinestone Swing Dress $228

Ah, Jennifer Lawrence. This fabulous lady definitely has no issue pulling off the simply stunning look. Mirror Jennifer’s look with our Unique Vintage Something Borrowed Black Floral & Rhinestone Swing Dress.  The subtle floral detailing on the full swing skirt give the dress an effortlessly charming look that you are sure to rock!

Christina Ricci Met Ball 2013Authentic-Vintage-Plaid-Swing-Dressblack-patent-leather-ankle-strap-sexy-pumps


Authentic Lorrie Deb 1950′s Vintage Burgundy Plaid Swing Dress $300

Black Patent Leather Ankle Strap Sexy Pumps $90

Christina Ricci did the punk theme justice with her plaid dress and fierce black stilettos. Match the look with our Authentic Lorrie Deb 1950’s Vintage Burgundy Plaid Holiday Swing Dress. Pair the dress with our Black Patent Leather Ankle Strap Sexy Pumps, for the complete head to toe look.

Kate Beckinsale Met Ball 2013red-high-low-strapless-prom-dress


Red High Low Strapless Chiffon Prom Dress $80

Kate Beckinsale never fails to dawn the red carpet in style, and this event was no exception. Her red strapless dress is simple at its’ core, but the peplum waist and high-low hemline show off her trendy and risky side. Accomplish Kate’s sweet and sexy style in our Red High-Low Strapless Chiffon Dress.

Joan Smalls Met Ball 2013black-lace-sleeves-tight-body-con-dressblack-and-nude-body-con-lace-sleeves-dressplus-size-black-and-nude-lace-tight-body-con-dress-with-sleeves

Dress 1: Lux Lace Black Dress With Sleeves $45

Dress 2: Lux Lace Black & Nude With Sleeves $45

Dress 3: Plus Size Black Gigi Lace Cinch Dress SALE $102

Care to show off your sexy punk side Joan Smalls style?? If your answer was yes, go with our super affordable Lux Lace Black Dress. This stunner also comes in a Nude Underlay Color for an even sexier look! For you ladies who are blessed with womanly curves, go with our Plus Size Gigi Lace Cinch Dress for a gorgeous look that is sure to turn heads.

Chloe Sevigny Met Ball 2013black-mesh-beaded-cut-out-long-sleeve-dressblack-turban

Black Mesh Beaded Cut Out Long Sleeve Homecoming Dress $298

Vintage Style Black Turban $16

Chloe Sevigny made a show stopping appearance in a sheer mesh long sleeve gown with a peeping chest cut out and a sexy leg slit. And what better way to show off your gorgeous face then ditching the hair grooming tools and pulling those pesky little strays up in a vintage inspired turban! Go with our Black Mesh Beaded Cut Out Long Sleeve Dress paired with our Vintage Style Black Turban to effortlessly pull off the Chloe look!

Whether your style is sweetly gorgeous, loud and proud, elegantly chic, seducing and sexy, or trendy to a T, Unique Vintage is your one stop shop for everything your fashionable heart desires. Get shopping, Darlings!

April 29, 2013

Tatty Devine and Unique-Vintage Accessories


We are so excited to announce that we are now carrying accessories from Tatty Devine, a British jewelry company known for their standout designs that blur the boundaries between art, fashion and culture. All of Tatty Devine’s designs are created from scratch and hand-made in their London and Kent workshops. All of their jewelry is colorful, confident and has something to say. See for yourself!

Lady & Dog Brooch, $68

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April 16, 2013

Eva Franco at Unique Vintage!


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!

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April 8, 2013

Miranda Lambert’s Sexy Unique Vintage Style in “Mama’s Broken Heart” Music Video


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.

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