June 26, 2013

UV Destination Getaway: Tahiti

 

Summer is here and we’re daydreaming of the perfect tropical getaway complete with sparkling turquoise water and white sand beaches. Here are some island inspired items that we collected for the perfect Tahitian holiday.

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Step into your island paradise in our gorgeous Stop Staring Floral Watercolor Sunshine Swing Dress. Made for the sun, this breezy swing dress is crafted with a sweetheart neckline, vibrant floral print, and a full gathered circle skirt perfect for strolling the boardwalk.

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The perfect bag and heels go together like milk and cookies, or a pin up girl and hair flowers. Try the Red Scalloped Preppy Lady Heels with peep toes, scalloped details, and playful bows. Of course you’ll have to carry all of your travel essentials in style with the RetroWhere? Tropical Getaway Purse, designed with luxurious leather trim, bamboo handles, and vintage styled travel labels for a darling retro touch.

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Mix and match travel friendly accessories are a must while on vacation. Adorn your tresses with the Danger Lilly Red Open Rose Hair Clip to give your look a pin up inspired look. And what is  beach vacation without the perfect pair of sunglasses? The Red Contessa sunglasses are a must with retro cat eye frames and silver studded details.

Grab your sunblock and favorite red lipstick and get ready to soak up the sunshine. We’ll have you looking fabulous for strolling the shore to dinner at the cabana.

June 24, 2013

How to Spot a Pin Up Girl

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Modern pin up girls are the embodiment of retro-inspired fashion and flair. While every girl makes the vintage-inspired look her own, there are definitely some patterns in pin up perfection. Whether you want to know how to look like a pin up girl or just feel like gazing into a flawless mirror, we’ve lovingly laid out the telltale trademarks of the pin up girl look.

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Retro Hairstyle
Those perfect pin curls! That sky-high pompadour! Those flawless victory rolls! There’s never a dull moment with pin up girl hair.

Cat Eyes
Whether her shadow is smoldering and smoky for a night out or light and shimmery for a day at the beach, the classic cat eye swoop is an ever-present defining accent to her playful come-hither eyes.

Hair Flower
Part hairline, part garden bed, a pin up’s hairstyle isn’t complete without a hair flower. Roses, dahlias, magnolias and more can be found sprouting from the side of her pretty little head, regardless of the season.

Red Lipstick
Crimson as a rose, a pin up’s lips greet the day roaring in red. While the versatile pin up may experiment with a range of lip colors from playful to sultry, vibrant red is her calling card.

Classy Cleavage
While the classic pin up always leaves something to the imagination, she’s never met a V neckline she hasn’t liked. A peek of the peaks is all she needs to pull together her perfect pin up look, while always leaving her adoring audience wanting more.

Wiggle Dress
A pin up girl celebrates her fabulous curves and a perfect wiggle dress is the ticker tape in her parade. The wiggle dress accentuates her classic hourglass figure and for anyone lucky to spot her in the wild, time all but stands still!

Circle Skirt + Crinoline
A pin up isn’t limited by a single silhouette. The versatile pin up also takes on the day in gorgeous swing dresses complete with full circle skirts and a fabulously poufy crinolines. You may spot her twirling with abandon, but with that flowing hemline, who wouldn’t?!

Retro Bag
Where is a girl to keep her signature red lipstick, emergency hairspray, and the hearts of all the men she’s stolen? A fabulous retro-inspired handbag, of course! And does it match her shoes? Um, does Bettie Page have bangs?

Killer Pumps
A dedicated pin up lives and dies by her footwear. Whether peep toe, printed, patent, or platform, you’ll find her clicking off to her next shopping trip, business meeting, or hot date in a pair of perfectly coordinated pumps.

Think we missed something? Let us know what’s a must-have in YOUR pin up look!

June 21, 2013

Freshly Picked for Summer: Cherry Prints

 

If you’re anything like us, then you love summer. What better way to compliment the bright sunshine and warm weather than a refreshing summer fruit print? Style these playful prints with some bright cherry lipstick, and your ready for vintage-inspired fun in the sun.

 

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The Heartbreaker Fresh White Cherry Sweetie Dress is oh-so-cute with a flirty halter neckline and tie back waist. Style the playful circle skirt with one of our petticoats for a darling retro-inspired look.

 

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Sweet, scrumptious, and ready for the beach. Whether you love a one piece or a bikini, these cherry printed darlings are made for lounging in the sun. For a classic look, try our vintage-inspired black cherry print one piece perfected with ruched accents, a feminine sweetheart neckline, and a halter neckline. Or, if your feeling a little more down home, our Red Gingham Maraschino two piece is sweeter than cherry pie with high waisted bottoms, delicate bows, and polka dotted accents.

 

Not ready to commit to a cherry sweetened ensemble? These accessories are the perfect accent for dressing up your style with retro flair. The Picking Cherries Black Chain Necklace and the Classic Hardware  Retrolite Cherry Earrings are a charming way to add a touch of classic pin up style to your wardrobe.

Nothing says summer like a big bowl of freshly picked cherries. Taking inspiration from one of our favorite summer treats, these white and black cherry print Bettie peep toe shoes feature nude details, peep toes, and breezy pleated accents. Try pairing them with your favorite sun dress or a pair of high-waisted shorts for effortless style.

Some say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but we think no girl should be without classic cherry red lipstick. Besame’s Classic Cherry Red Lipstick is the perfect red for all skin tones. The cool blue undertone will brighten your smile while adding a vibrant pop of cherry red to your pout.

Whether you’re lounging poolside or headed to an island getaway, our delicious fruit prints will lend effortless retro-inspired style to your summer wardrobe.

June 18, 2013

Get The Look: Marilyn Monroe

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

June 13, 2013

Vintage Hair Scarf Tutorial: Tie One On

 

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Ever wonder how to tie a vintage style pin up chiffon hair scarf like the grand dames of the 40s & 50s? Look no further, darlings! Here at Unique Vintage, we want you gals to be your most fabulous and we understand that sometimes vintage styles such as these can be elusive! Even the most fashionable doll needs a little how-to help from time time. That’s where we come in!

Watch as UV team member Ana shows you three different ways to wear adorable vintage style head scarves:

 

There you have it, gals! Bad hair days begone! And oh-so-perfect for easy breeze looks for the summer months ahead! Ready to try it for yourself? Make sure to visit our Hair Scarf Section for a vast selection of printed and patterned scarves that will help you recreate these fun and flirty looks!

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June 11, 2013

Get Ready for Summer with Unique Vintage!

 

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New dress day is like Christmas here at UV: everyone wakes up at the crack of dawn to unwrap their goodies, and someone ends up crying out of sheer happiness. Which is why we’ve learned to apply a layer of water proof mascara and greet the day fabulously! Our new collection of summer-ready exclusives have arrived and have exceeded our expectations in every which way! Grab your handbags and take a walk with us as we take a peek at UV’s latest and greatest!

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Summer has arrived in full force with our famous Flirty Swing Dress- now in a cheeky purple floral print! The classic halter style swing dress is pleated and ruched to perfection for a unique fit that only UV can deliver. For added flair, add one of our crinoline slips to the ensemble for an authentic 1950s look.

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For an easy, breezy work-appropriate frock, try our Strapped For Time Wiggle Dress! A two tone beige and black combination is matched perfectly by a cocktail ready, pencil style dress. A sensible neckline is contrasted with a V-neckline in the back and the classic straight skirt is both body conscious and fabulously retro. Transition from day to night in true diva form!

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We think you’ll mesh together nicely with this next one. Our Sheer Elegance Dress is a fantastic new addition to our brand! Complete in a brushed cotton, this cocktail dress is pristinely 50s- from its mesh neckline to the gathered swing skirt. And get ready to hear your two favorite words: belt included!

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Our classic Seeing Stripes Swing Dress has been updated for the season in a nautical navy blue! A strapless style top is made complete by a full, gathered swing skirt. Perfect for a night of doing the Watusi or Hand Jiving. For added volume, add one of our crinoline slips for a little extra boost of fabulousness.

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And lastly, what better way to greet the season than in a ravishing red? Our Lydia Wiggle Dress arrived and stunned us all! This perfect tank style wiggle dress is pegged to perfection for all your pin up needs! A delicately pleated bodice is met with a tight, 50s-style pencil skirt silhouette. Channel your inner Joan Holloway in this red-hot stunner!

There you have it gals! This was just a taste of all the fabulous new pieces that have just arrived, so throw on your sling backs and shimmy over to our Unique Vintage Brand section for a peek at your future wardrobe! Fabulously- and exclusively- at Unique Vintage!