August 12, 2013

This Week In Fab or Drab: August 5 – 9

 

Welcome to another edition of Fab or Drab, darlings! You emptied all of your opinions out of your purse and threw them around generously!  Let’s take a peek at this week, shall we?

Katy Perry

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Ms. Perry looked a little blue at the premiere of the Smurf’s film, but between her retro dress and divine hairstyle, we had a winner on our hands. Let’s check in with you dames!

Amber Pare: “ Fab! I would wear the whole outfit (including the hair style) if I could!”

Kathryn Sylvia: “Fab but my only thought was if there was ever a time to rock the blue hair the smurf movie premiere was it love the style should have been blue though”

Angela Christine McGuire: “She actually looks nice for once.” (ouch)

 

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August 8, 2013

UV Destination Getaway: Paris

 

What is it about black, white, and pink that makes us dream of Paris? Maybe its the ladylike elegance of pink with the pops of classic black and white . Whatever the case, this summer we’re dreaming of sipping coffee in a Montmartre cafe and perusing the shops on Avenue Montaigne. Pack your bags and come with us to the City of Light!

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August 5, 2013

This Week in Fab or Drab: July 29 – August 2

 

Welcome to another edition of Fab or Drab! This week, opinions were flowing like our gin on a saturday night. Let’s see how you gals did this week, shall we?

Naya Rivera

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The “Glee” starlet was spotted this past week in this candy-coolred confection and was serving up the 1950s in the most fabulous way possible. We thought Ms. Rivera was channeling her inner Marilyn- let’s see what you gals had to say!

Natalie Harms: “How dare you even ask that question, she is absolutely stunning!”

Kat Lambourne: “Definitely more of butt dress then boob dress, I love the color though!”

Jennifer Gee: “Calm the hell down everyone. she looks amazing”

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August 2, 2013

UV Staffer Faves: Elizabeth our Community Manager

 

Meet Elizabeth, our social media community manager. (Ah, that strawberry blonde pixie cut, isn’t she a doll?!). Most days she can be found answering your messages on Facebook, pinning adorable new products to Pinterest, or @ replying to vintage fiends on Twitter. Today she takes a peek out from behind the scenes to share some of her personal favorite Unique Vintage finds.

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July 31, 2013

Brand Spotlight: Stop Staring!

 

There’s nothing better than hearing “I love your dress!” and our absolute favorite reaction is “Stop Staring!” Not to reject the compliment of course, but rather declaring the brand we’ve come to know, love, and wear quite frequently around these parts. We are thrilled to offer selections and exclusives from the Los Angeles-native Stop Staring! line, the retro-inspired brand that has been a cornerstone of pin up culture and fashion for over a decade! Slide into your heels and walk with us as we take a look at the latest & greatest from Stop Staring!

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Stop Staring! is known for the divine fit of their dresses, and the Hazel Wiggle Dress is no exception! A classic tan colored pencil dress, complete with a delicate embroidery detail at the natural waist with button detailing at the shoulders and a criss-cross style back, Hazel is a stunning addition to any gal’s closet. Understated and chic- Stop Staring’s forte.  Pair it with matching accessories to make the contrast embroidery pop!

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A good dot goes a long way, dames! The Dashing Wiggle Dress is a red and white dotted wonder! Stop Staring’s signature fit, complete with a fun little cha-cha hem! A deep-V neckline is perfect for a little cheeky cleavage, while a small cap sleeve tops off this divine look. Make sure to make us proud and pair it with red accessories!

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Have you met Tara? A fabulous forties inspired dress from the bygone era of Old Hollywood! Complete in an eye and light catching metallic silver, this wiggle style dress is complete with a criss-cross knot detail in front, while a pencil style fit is perfect for a little shimmy and shake. Dress up the Tara Metallic Wiggle Dress with a classic 1940′s ivory or white hair Dahlia and metallic accented shoes!

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When matching one’s lipstick to one’s dress, red is always the way to go, gals!  The Jenna Wiggle Dress, in all its crimson glory, is the perfect addition to any fashion rotation! A pencil style fit, complete with the staple of Stop Staring!- the low neckline! A red satin contrast at the shoulders ties in the back as a bow as well. They won’t have to wait for Christmas to unwrap something!

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And lastly, wave hello to the Duchess! A stunning all black wiggle with a fantastic 1940s flair! A lace-doily style peter pan collar and contrast center front buttons add a splash of detail to this otherwise classic LBD. Make sure to accessorize The Duchess Wiggle Dress accordingly with proper cuban heel stockings and even spice it up with a fabulous hat!

Stop Staring! has brought body-conscious dressing to the forefront of fashion and pin up culture to the mainstream in the most fabulous way possible. Wiggle over to our Stop Staring! section and greet your new wardrobe, darlings!

July 29, 2013

This Week in Fab or Drab: July 22 – 26

 

 

Welcome to another installment of Fab or Drab, dears! We’re not sure if it’s the summer heat, but you gals were filled with opinions this week and we assume you spent the weekend sharpening your claws! Throw on your sling-backs and take a little walk with us as we peek in on this past week!

Helena Bonham Carter:

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Ms. Helena Bonham Carter starred as Elizabeth Taylor in a BBC film Monday night, and to celebrate we threw a couple of promo shots at you dames. Your thoughts?

Darcce Hodgen: “Helena bonham carter is amazing no matter what she does”

Amanda Hunt: “Anything is better than Lindsay. but Helena is marvelous in every way.”

Jodie Wilson: “I love HBC, but she looks more like Delta Burke.”

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We joke and said we had no idea who she was. In reality, we saw a 1960′s dress and Jayne Mansfield hair and couldn’t Google her fast enough. Let’s see what you fabulous ladies thought!

Jacquelyn  Halda: “Makes me think of Grease: How do I look? Like a beautiful, blonde…. pineapple!”

Izzi Jensen: “As a blonde I think yellow is dangerous. She’s beautiful but looks a tad like tweety pie”

Rachel Doherty: “I love the look, actually, but a black clutch!? Coordinating neutrals is elementary, my dears.”

Jessica Chastain:

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Miss Chastain is by far one of our favorite red heads in Hollywood, and we were thrilled to see here in this little lace number! We’re fans of the red on red! However, you gals had some thoughts and were not afraid to share them!

Jennifer Jones: “Utterly gorgeous! It’s a total myth that redheads can’t wear red!”

Heather Jones Torres: “I love the dress not totally digging the fit on top though”

Lizz Chester: “Yeah, her “girls” look weird”

Scarlett Johansen: 

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Ms. Johansen was spotted filming a little commercial this past week and stunned us in lace! She looks like she’s starring in a Fellini film! Let’s see what our devoted followers had to say!

Susan Kocian: “This is the same thing a say Natalie Wood or Sophia Loren would wear”

Hayley Adams: “HOW PERFECT IS EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS?! Shoes, dress, hair, girl. Perfection.”

Beck Speck: “She looks great…but what the heck was she looking at?”

Jon Hamm

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Lastly, and certainly not least, we closed out the week with resident swoon-maker: Jon Hamm! He brought a little of his Don Draper charm to our morning and we may or may not have stared at these pictures for an hour. And from the looks of it, so did you gals!

Melissa Dustino: “mmm, no other words come to my mind other than mmm..mmm..mmm good.”

Tori Erikson: “sweet baby jesus”

Cayley Loeffer: “He couldn’t look bad if he tried.”

 

There you have it, dames! Join us next week for another installment of Fab or Drab! Make sure to keep your opinions like you keep you wit- razor sharp!

July 26, 2013

UV Icon: Jean Harlow

 

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Before Marilyn, there was Jean Harlow, the original “Blonde Bomshell.” She left her mark on Hollywood and pop culture with her signature platinum locks and “laughing vamp” persona.

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Harlow rose to fame in the 1930s and was labeled a screen siren for her revealing costumes and quick witted dialogue. Her signature towheaded look inspired a platinum craze with many fans dying their hair to match hers.

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During her short ten year career, Jean Harlow established herself as one of the silver screen’s most captivating actresses and was a key inspirational figure for both Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. Ms. Harlow, tonight we “Vogue” in your honor.

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July 22, 2013

The Week In Fab Or Drab: July 15th-19th

 

That’s right, gals! It’s the height of summer and the lady stars of Hollywood stepped out in their fabbest and drabbest this week! As per usual, you dames had some opinions and we loved hearing them. Let’s take a peek back at this week’s highs and lows!

Eva Mendes 

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Ms. Eva Mendes was beating the heat in NYC this week in this romper-headscarf combo! Personally, we thought the old gal looked like she was late for her screen test to be a chorus girl in the latest MGM Motion Picture, but you gals had other ideas for Ms. Mendes.

Amanda Carlson: “I’m confused. I never though the lovely Eva could look frumpy but here we have it.”

Kristina Sawyer: “A bit busy, If the romper was one color either blue or white it would be perfect.”

Sharkbait Denise: “Confusing, loud and drab all at the same time. Her sunglasses are lovely. I think with her beauty, she’d be fab in a potato sack dress… but not that frock.”

Dame Helen Mirren

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Dame Helen Mirren arrived on the scene this week to remind us that the golden age of Hollywood was alive and well- and it was living fabulously within our favorite Brit. From the dress to the accessories, this dame hit it right out of the park.

Gretchen Edholm: “My idol. Love this color on her and the way the fabric crosses around the waistline is very figure flattering. She looks spectacular!”

Shanna Schorsch: “Helen Mirren couldn’t look drab if she tried! The woman is class personified.”

Darlene Wendel- Nitzschkke: “Divine as always, Dame Mirren!”

Nicole Kidman

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Make way, darlings! Nikki Kidman arrived this week to show off a killer pair of shoes and proper sheath dress application. We must say, the gal is really coming into her own these days on the style front and Princess Grace is smiling from her walk-in closet in the sky. Let’s see what you dolls had to say!

Margie Swearingen Mijares: “How can anything with so much bead work possibly be drab??”

Anna Hernandez-Twitty: “Fab…& always a lady!”

Michelle Clark: “I have yet to see her look bad” (Google the 80s, darling!)

Naomi Campbell

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Supermodel supreme, Naomi Campbell, stopped by this week to give us good face and harness her inner rage. We thought there was something fabulously 60s about this dress and we were thrilled to see this gal hasn’t aged a day since her “Freedom” days. Hit it, ladies!

Amber Rials: “GORGEOUS! But ONLY attempt this dress if you are a supermodel.”

Gretchen Kelly: “It was listed on one of those fashion flop sections of msn.. I believe it was described as a pagoda.”

Stephanie Cass: “beautiful lady…..extremely ugly personality”  (mince meat, darlings. Never words!)

Dita Von Teese:

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And lastly, Miss Dita Von Teese graced us with her presence this week to give us an eyeful of fabulous right before the weekend! A dotted wonder, if we ever saw one! And a “dot” purse to match? We all seemed to be in unison on this one:

Monica Ramirez: “You could throw a potato sack on her and she would make it look fantastic!!”

Kerry Lee Dickey: “LOVE! FAB! I love the little twisty- thing at her waist- line. Very flattering and subtle, too.”

Dee Sandelin: “Flowy – Feminine – She wears it well”

There you have it, gals! Join us next Monday when we take a peek at the latest batch of musings and opinions from our devoted dames! Didn’t get a chance to weigh in on Facebook last week? Make your opinion heard below!

July 18, 2013

UV Destination Getaway: Los Angeles

 

Summer is here and it’s getting warmer every day. There is no better time than to pack your bags and visit sunny Southern California! Los Angeles is known for gorgeous sunshine, beautiful beaches, and a casual, relaxed attitude towards fashion. Grab your sunblock and favorite sunnies and come with us to fabulous Hollywood!

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Mixing prints is a must for a cute SoCal inspired look, especially Los Angeles where whimsical summer style is celebrated. The key to perfecting a mixed pattern is to find a uniting color that ties the outfit together. Effortlessly stylish, we paired the light blue denim butterfly print bustier with our pink floral bahama mama peplum skirt. Perfect for daytime shopping on Melrose and Hollywood sightseeing, this look easily transitions for dinner on the beach.

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Topped with a structural bow, our champagne patent leather peep toe bow heels are the perfect neutral shoe for your holiday in Hollywood. Crafted with a four inch heel that is cute and comfortable for all day wear, these fabulous heels are finished with a cutaway vamp and darling peep toes–what better way to show off your new pedi?

 

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Complete your California look with cute vintage-inspired accessories. Our pink 50′s style neck scarf is a versatile accessory that can be worn around your neck or as a hair scarf. Of course you can’t visit sunny Los Angeles without a pair of fabulous sunglasses! The champagne riveted starlet sunglasses add a touch of pin-up styled fabulousness to your wardrobe!

If you can’t make it to LA this summer, you can still bring out your inner California girl with a cute mixed print look. Have fun mixing and matching and create a look that is vibrant, bold, and uniquely you!

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