January 20, 2012

Great Moments In Music

 

When I was younger, romance seemed a lot like the moon; it had a dark side and seemed as though it was a lifetime away.  If true romance was to be my Everest, then Etta James was going to be my soundtrack.

I couldn’t pinpoint the exact first time I had heard Etta’s “At Last.”  The problem was that every time I heard it, I greeted it as though it were an old friend.  With its lush strings and Etta’s rich lyrics, the song has the ability to still give me chills.  The song itself feels as though it was lighting captured in a bottle; a portrait of a landscape that is now only a memory.

Etta James will never truly be gone.  A songstress that can evoke some of life’s most complex emotions into words is a person who will last forever. And perhaps Etta James is the voice inside of all of us.

Etta James: “At Last”

1938- 2012

 -Stan Salas, Customer Service Connoisseur and Contributing Blogger

 

January 20, 2012

Molly’s “Unique Story”

 
I belong to an online message board with about two dozen women from around the country. One gal, who lives in Georgia, posted photos of this adorable swing halter dress that she was going to order from your store for a special event. I clicked on the site and fell in love with the retro flair of the site. I was all set to order my own dress,  when I noticed the physical address of the shop;  about three miles from my house!  I high tailed it out the door, bought about six dresses and it’s been a love affair ever since.Unique Vintage has been there for me for MANY major life events. I bought the green satin “Stop Staring” dress to celebrate my 40th birthday with a Speak Easy style murder mystery (even hired Shanna of Rock My Make Up to prettify me). I took my friend Kathy,  (who SWORE she was just not “into” wedding dresses) there to find her wedding dress.  She fell in love with the second one she tried on, and we were in and out in less than 20 minutes. In 2010, I was nominated for an editing award by the ACE and Unique Vintage helped me find a truly unique and glamorous gown that didn’t make me feel like I was wearing a prom or bridesmaid dress. I was just nominated again for the 2012 awards and I will most certainly be stopping in soon to Unique Vintage for a new purchase!
Mollyshock

January 4, 2012

Paint Life Grand

 

There’s something so therapeutic about painting your nails. I can easily go into a state of Zen with a bottle of polish no matter how hectic a day I had. I used to just stick with basic shades like cotton candy pink, mellow mauves or burgundies. These days, however, with all the trendy nail art, I can’t stop myself from branching out into graffiti-like territory: aqua blues, gray, yellow, even nail decals with leopard prints or peacock feather designs:

my catwoman look

check me out

peak-a-boo (my 8-year-old daughter’s hand!)

Check out the following pics and DIY video for some finger flair inspiration of your own! And feel free to share your designs with us by submitting your pics to: Robin@unique-vintage.com. Once we get enough, we’ll show them off here on our blog! xo, Robin Photo Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

December 19, 2011

UV Holiday Party Strikes Again

 

Unique Vintage HQ celebrated the season with its annual Holiday Party this Friday night at Lucky Strike Bowling in Hollywood, CA! Fun and merriment and was had by all!

Anna, in a league all her own

Christmas tree at Hollywood & Highland

Stan & Hayley (flanked by friends) grubing up for some serious competition

Kimi & hubby, Todd (potential BriteSmile models?)

Guess Taylor liked Jessica’s gift!

Kingpin Ron

Hipster bowling prerequisite = one killer polka dot bow tie

Jessica, burnin’ up the lanes

Jenny ready for take off

That mimosa too sour for ya, Katie?

Apparently, a there was a ghost sighting.

Meagan still has her tonsils, everyone.

December 16, 2011

Dogs in Cars

 

We love dogs at Unique Vintage. It’s kind of ridiculous. Smooshy or snouty-faced, scruffy or puffy, big and small, we love them all. So of course, we instantly fell in love with this viral video and wanted to share. With all the hustle and bustle surrounding the upcoming holidays, it’s important to take a few minutes to chill and reflect on what’s really important in life…kinda like how these dogs do. Enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/keith/dogs-in-cars

December 14, 2011

Let’s Hear It For Ugly Xmas Sweaters!

 

We couldn’t be more proud of our latest endeavor! Unique Vintage has been asked to judge the first ever Chictopia “Ugly Christmas Sweater” contest!  We want to see your most ridiculous, over-the-top Holiday sweater. If your knitted creation makes the ugly cut, Chictopia will reward you with BIG prizes!

HOW TO ENTER:
-Upload an outfit photo for the contest of yourself wearing your best, most ridiculously over the top Holiday Sweater.
-Encourage people to vote, favorite & share your entry – the most voted, favorited and shared entries will be finalists.
-Guest Judges will vote on the finalists to determine who will be the winner and four runners-ups.

The grand prize winner will win $300 budget to use in the Chictopia Shop, 500 Chic Points, and a feature on the homepage. The four runners-up will win a $100 budget to use in the Chictopia Shop and 200 Chic Points each. The contest ends on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST, so hurry and show us your most FESTIVE Holiday Sweater! The winners will be announced the following week.

Also since we recently joined this fantastic fashion community, be sure to check out our new Chictopia profile!

Here’s to ugly sweaters everywhere! xoxo