Spring is here, darlings. And to celebrate, we've busted out the very best in Vintage Inspired Fashion - 1950's florals dresses for you gals! Break out your crinoline slip and dust off those sling backs, it's time to take a peek at the seasons' freshest looks!
Looking for Pin Up Dresses? It’s our specialty, darling! You'll fall in love with our fabulous array of vintage inspired pin up dresses ranging from the tightest of wiggle dresses to the fullest of circle skirts. Encompassing various renowned Pin-Up brands from around the world, consider Unique Vintage's Pin Up selection your one stop shop for everything your nostalgic heart ever wanted.
The Unique Vintage Huntington Beach Grand Opening was a fabulous way for our darlings to spend their Saturday.
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.Ambitions: I’m currently working towards opening an Etsy store stocked with my own, original pinup art. I’m also dabbling in graphic design for small ads or websites. And of course, I’d love to continue pinup modeling! You can keep up with me on my Facebook page: facebook.com/autumnhbreeze
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.
Name: Jamie Urbina, a.k.a. Cherry Doll
From: Flint, Michigan
Bio: I am 30 years old and am a pinup model out of Flint, MI. I love everything about the 1950's. To me, it was such a beautiful era! Women had curves, families were at the core of everything and the time you spent together was cherished. But ‘50s fashion is what I really dig the most! Feminine modest clothing is always flattering, With that being said, I decided to become a pinup model. I have always enjoyed the styles from that era and I used to love looking at my parent’s collections of retro diner stuff from James Dean to Marilyn Monroe. To everyone who left such kind comments on my photo, thank you so much. I am proud to be MISS MAY!
Favorite Vintage Accessory: My bullet bra
Favorite Pinup Icon: Bettie Page
Name: Miss Andrea Holliday
From: Birmingham, AL
Bio: I guess you could say my infatuation with pinups started after I first saw the movie “Cry-Baby”. I loved the clothes, I loved the music, and Johnny Depp was a total dreamboat. I then discovered my love for Gil Elvgren and his adorable situational pinups. Not long after that, I started collecting vintage Halloween pinup prints and magazine tear-outs. Once I finally found a pinup photographer in my area and took my first photos, I was hooked!
As a girl more suited to be Miss October than Miss April, I hold a special place in my heart for Halloween and all things spooky. I can’t even do a normal summer photo shoot without dragging my skeletons out of the closet. Holidays have influenced every pinup shoot I’ve done to date. So far I’ve done Christmas, Halloween, Independence Day, and Valentine’s Day. I’d really like to do Thanksgiving, Easter, and Dia de los Muertos next.
I’m also a bit of a movie nerd. I snuck a Ghostbusters reference into my Christmas photos last year and I brought a shark fin prop to a “bathing beauties” shoot as a tribute to my favorite great white terror. (I hope to do a real Jaws-themed photo shoot one day!) I love the Cheesecake genre of pinup the most because I feel like it fits my personality. With Cheesecake pinup, you can show off your sense of humor and turn an innocent situation into something sexy and flirty with something as simple as a facial expression. I’ve found it to be a great way to have fun and express myself.
Ambitions: Too many to name! I have wanted to work for The Walt Disney Company my entire life. I’m currently pursuing a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and I would love to move down to Orlando and work in some aspect of event, resort, or theme park management at the Walt Disney World resort.
Favorite Vintage Accessory: Hair flowers. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not particularly gifted in the hair-styling department, so big flowers are great when I need to hide a horrendous mistake. Plus, they can really help pull a look together!
Favorite Pinup Icon: I’d say it’s a tie between Marilyn Monroe and Elvira.