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

December 12, 2011

Birthday Epiphany

 

My birthday milestone culminated in a bash last Saturday at the Parlour Room, a 1920s style bar/lounge in Hollywood that perfectly complemented my Roaring Twenties party theme. I’m not going to lie. I had been dreading this birthday for quite some time because now, when the clock strikes midnight on December 3, I’m not longer growing up. Rather, I’m getting older. What a morbid thought! But as Oprah Winfrey so eloquently pronounced in her Life class “Aging” episode (which I coincidentally watched a day after my birthday), aging is fabulous! Because with age comes a new found sense of freedom and ability to let go of the superficial things in life that quite frankly do not matter very much so that we can embrace, strengthen and cultivate our inner selves and find truth and meaning in everything we do. And as we age, hopefully we get to know ourselves better, learn what matters in life so that we can live happily and truthfully.

I’m not quite ready to let go of the ties that bind me to my present reality just yet, but I hope this upcoming year will bring me closer to finding my truth!

In fact, visiting this store and re-watching The Joy Luck Club has inspired me to dress like a 1920s high society Shanghai girl from now on.

Source: Jenny Wu from www.GoodBadandFab.com wearing Unique Vintage

Check out this dress

November 4, 2011

Wedding Belles…

 


This past weekend I had the honor and pleasure of attending a wonderful 50th wedding anniversary. It was gorgeously decorated, with poster-sized pictures of the happy couple on their wedding day many years ago, mums as floral arrangements to give it that fall, rustic feel, personalized 1961 CDs party favors, and just enough gold to pay homage to this special anniversary. Why am I shamelessly promoting this fabulous event you might ask? It’s not just because it was my mother who decorated or the fact that I helped. No, no, it is definitely because the happy couple is my grandparents!

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the party and rocking out to some Elvis Presley, I found myself looking at this gorgeous picture of my grandmother in her wedding dress. It was 1961 and she was dressed in a gorgeous tea length sleeved dress which was so classically sixties I could barely stand it. She saw me admiring it and came over and said, “Honey, that dress couldn’t have cost me more than $50!” I just loved the classic, Audrey Hepburn influence to her wedding dress, with its elegance and simplicity. Swoon. I almost wished I could get married back then, just to wear that sort of gown.

(My grandmother, affectionately called Nannie.)

 While wedding dresses today can cost up to the thousands upon thousands of dollars, Unique Vintage has some amazing options if you are going for a nod to the sixties, or a more modern look to make a bride’s special day one she will look back on at her own 50th wedding anniversary!

 

xo, Emily Fogarty, UV Blogger

November 2, 2011

WHIP YOUR HAIR

 

Hair. It’s one of the first things you notice about a person. It’s just so incredibly versatile. You can wear it in a sleek pony one day, strut some big bombshell waves the next, and then follow it up with a super straight style. Having a bad hair day? Just throw on a hat or fun hair accessory and problem solved! Here are some of my favorites from UV:


Whip it, girl!

xo, Emily Fogarty, UV Blogger