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Unique Vintage offers Prom Dresses for any style! Our huge selection of Prom Dresses ranges from cocktail gowns to dazzling evening gowns and is available in any color or size you little heart desires! Our Unique Vintage Inspired designs are sure to be a show stopper on your special night!

  • Miss October Unique Vintage Pinup Girl

    Name: Patricia Rodriguez Tillman

    From: San Salvador, El Salvador

    Bio: Not long after I was born, El Salvador-the beautiful tropical paradise that I called home-erupted into a civil war. My parents no longer felt safe in our own home so at the age of 3, my parents packed up what we could carry and flew my two sisters and I to live with relatives in Montreal, Canada for a better life. A couple of years later, my parents decided to move to Toronto, Canada where I grew up for most of my life. While living in Toronto, I would dream, as so many other young girls do, of moving to Southern California and one day becoming a famous actress or model. As a result, I enrolled with talent agencies and was an extra in a couple of movies and shows in the 90's, but I never got my big break into showbiz.

    While on spring break in Virginia Beach, VA with my best friend, I ran into and fell in love with a sailor in the US Navy and my future husband-to-be. Soon after we met, he deployed for six months, so we stayed in contact through letters, phone calls and emails. Soon after his return, he asked me to marry him and I said "yes".  A little over a year later we were married and due to the military lifestyle, we have called many places home such as Florida, Virginia Beach, Guam and now sunny Southern Caliifornia where I have dreamt of living since I was a little girl.

    For our 11th anniversary this past year, I wanted to do something special for my husband: Being that we are both fans of the 20's swing era and pin-up art, I decided to pay tribute to him and the sacrifices he makes in the US Navy by becoming his very own USO pin-up girl to boost his morale when he is away on long deployments.

    Ambitions: I always aspired to be a model or an actress, but because I wasn't tall enough or stick thin, I realistically didn't think I could do it.  Ambitions and goals changed in life, and currently I am a Navy wife and a mother to two beautiful little girls. My ambitions now are to raise my little girls with love and adoration and to provide for them and help them follow and achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

    As far as my own ambitions, I have once again decided to pursue a modeling career, but this time I decided to take matters into my own hands and find a photographer. When the search began, I wasn't looking for just any photographer, I wanted one that specialized in classic pin-up art forms, because if I was going to model again, this time I wanted to do it my way. To me, and most men will agree, stick figured looking models aren't classy. The pin-up models of the 1940's were real woman with curves and they knew how to be sexy without showing it all. They also knew how to embrace their beauty inward and out. They are definitely an example of what a true woman should be!

    Favorite Vintage Accessory: I would definitley have to say my white rose.  I absolutely love it, it makes every outfit a little more special, and it makes me feel pretty :)

    Favorite Pinup Icon: Betty Grable.. She had both beauty and talent!

  • It's Time to Let Go...

    Have you ever had a bridesmaid dress that you thought, "I can shorten it and wear it again!" If so, I'm sure that it is still in the back of your closet, collecting dust. How about that prom dress? Attention: You will probably NEVER wear them again.

    To keep your closet looking from like it's straight out of the movie 27 Dresses, check out the website www.donatemydress.org. Donate My Dress encourages girls to donate their prom and special occasion dresses to others who really need them. It's the first national network to bring together local dress drive organizations across the U.S. Once you've had your dream night in your dress, you can give another girl hers! It's so easy, too. You just look up the closest place to you to drop off your used gown, and voila--someone else will soon have a chance to feel as beautiful as you did in your gown.

    xo, Amanda Terry, UV Blogger 

  • How To: Throw A Mad Men Party

    This past weekend one of my friends threw a "Mad Men" themed birthday party. Everyone had to dress up in their best 1960's duds and the hostess served authentic, pre-hippie martinis and appetizers. It was such fun I wanted to share with everyone how to throw your very own 1960's Martini Party (otherwise known as a "Mad Men" party if you're looking for something catchy to write on the Evite).
    Unique Vintage carries some of the most varied selections of buttoned-up 1960's style dresses, so naturally when choosing my costume I turned to them. Below are a few tips to help you achieve the look of the women of "Mad Men" at your own party.  Each has their own unique style, while staying true to the constructed 1960's aesthetic across the board.
    BETTY
    Betty is the most girly. Pastels, florals, and light fabrics dominate her wardrobe. Her silhouette is usually a cinched waist and a full skirt with a form fitting - but never revealing - top. Betty's look is completed with perfectly coiffed hair and make-up, cute but sensible heels and minimal jewelry.
    PEGGY
    Peggy is no-nonsense career woman, and her style reflects that. Checked prints, simple color combinations such as black and white or cream and red and and simple accessories define her style. To finalize your Peggy costume, comb hair back into a ponytail, then add a small circle hat and wrist-length gloves.
    JOAN
    Joan is ambitious and not shy about getting what she wants. As the most voluptuous of the three women, her hourglass figure is emphasized with pulled in waists, solid color schemes and heavy fabrics such as wool and tweed. A long gold chain, power heels, a sweep of red lipstick and a chignon complete Joan's signature style.
    Unique Vintage's "Mad Men" Style
    Eat Like a "Mad (Wo)Man"
    Don't forget no Martini Party would be complete without strong cocktails, mayo-filled appetizers and everyone's favorite retro-dessert, a Jell-O mold!  Here are some of my favorite throwback appetizers...
    Your Golden Girl,
    Olive
    VisforOlive Creative Director and UV Blogger
    Food images courtesy of: yumsugar.comdelish.com, and montefin.com
  • WHERE ARE THE WILD THINGS?

    Owls are hooting, tigers are growling and birds are literally flying out of their cages.
    It's a virtual zoo here at UniqueVintage.com where you can find the best critter couture for animal lovers everywhere!
  • Bring On the Weather

    Here are Unique Vintage headquarters in Burbank, CA, we're experiencing the season's first real rainfall...and we're loving it! There's nothing better than curling up on a cold, rainy day with big cup of cocoa and a good movie...except maybe a brand new winter coat and a pair of killer boots!

    To commemorate this once in a blue-moon rainfall (local forecast says it's back to 90 degrees by Sunday!), we've put together some rainy day essentials that'll keep you fashionably dry and oh so cute.

    PUT ON A COAT

    TIE ONE ON

    GIVE 'EM THE BOOT

    UNDER MY UMBRELLA

  • Turn Up the Volume On Your Outfit

    When it comes to the art of getting dressed, clothes are obviously important. Picking out the right outfit can be frustrating and time consuming. Does it look good? Is it flattering? But there's another item that often gets overlooked...ACCESSORIES!

    There's nothing worse than putting on my favorite outfit, only to look in the mirror and feel boring! Have you ever felt that way? But with the right accessories, it's actually simple to turn something plain into insane-ly fabulous!

    Here are some of my favorite Unique Vintage items to help complete a look:

     Feathers and hair pins, so fun! It's an easy way to add a little flare to your hair.

    Jewelry, can liven up any outfit. You don't have to go overboard and wear every piece of jewelry you own. One bold ring or necklace can do the trick.

    With the weather turning crisp, scarves are so cozy nowadays and can make a statement with a basic outfit.

    And what girl doesn't like a new handbag. Purses can make or break an outfit, in my opinion! Here are some of my faves:

    This red bag will give your outfit just the right amount of pop:

    This Koret leopard clutch adds instant, effortless chic!

    Happy shopping!

    xo, Amanda Terry, UV Blogger

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