December 26, 2013

Retro Cocktail Inspiration: The Gin Rickey

 
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The simple elegance of the gin rickey inspired us to create an all seasons look that’s as effortless as it is classic. Refreshingly vibrant, the timeless appeal of the Green Beverly Knit Dress is perfectly complemented with the Baby Green Sparkle Kiss Lock Coin Purse and the Black and Baby Green Sparkle Mini Atomic Tote. Finish your ensemble with the Yellow Rose Stud Earrings.

Tart and refreshing, the gin rickey is as simple to prepare as it is delicious.

The Gin Rickey

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 ounce dry gin
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce club soda

Directions:

  • Stir together dry gin and lime juice
  • Serve over ice in a highball glass
  • Top with a splash of club soda
December 23, 2013

The Week In Fab or Drab: Dec 16-20

 
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It’s the holidays, darlings! We’ve filled up on eggnog and are feeling extra feisty this time of year.  Throw that last batch of cookies in the oven, slide into your sensible day heels and come walk with us:

Kelly Osbourne

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Our dear Kelly arrived in early in the week to present her homage to red lace and Mae West! The old gal was sporting some serious makeup, while the dress made her look like she belonged under a tree this season. Thoughts? Hit it, gals!

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December 19, 2013

Vintage-Inspired New Year’s Eve Dresses

 
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What is it about this time of year? There seems to be electricity in the air with the hustle and bustle of shopping, attending sparkling holiday soirees, and of course our favorite celebration, New Year’s Eve. We love the sound of clinking champagne glasses, the midnight kiss, and the fabulous glittering cocktail dresses. To help you ring in the new year in style, we pulled together a collection of some of our most divine retro party-ready cocktail dresses.

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December 11, 2013

Retro Cocktail Inspiration: The White Russian

 
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As simple as it is elegant, the white Russian is the quintessential after dinner dessert drink. We were inspired by this snow-hued favorite to create a darling ensemble thats perfect for your next holiday party. The Unique Vintage Roman Holiday Ivory Scalloped Swing Dress is a showstopper when paired with bold accessories like the Red Lady Lux Kiss Lock Bag and the Red Satin T-Strap Cutie Pie Heels. Finish the look with a pair of demure earrings like the Black Flower Retrolite Earrings and the Ruby Leopard Trim Smart Screen Gloves for a touch of cozy.

The White Russian

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 ounce coffee liqueur 
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 2 ounces heavy cream

Directions:

  • Add coffee liqueur and vodka to an ice filled old-fashioned glass, stir and finish with heavy cream. And ENJOY!
December 9, 2013

The Week in Fab or Drab: December 2-6

 
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Welcome back, darlings! And happy holiday season! We’re breaking out our faux fur hats and going over our gloves inventory as we speak! The dames of Hollywood are breaking out their winter clothes and you all had a week’s worth of opinions to share. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Kate Middelton-Cambridge 

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Our favorite royal appeared after a lengthy absence to show off her divine outerwear to us, isn’t that nice? The Duchess was spotted in this aviary coat dress and we positively swooned. Let’s see what you gals thought:

Terese Roberts: “Gosh, I love her”

Kierra Matthews: “As always, fab! So classy!!”

Elizabeth Bonnet: “ I really do not think that she could be drab. Maybe when she wakes up.”

Christina Hendricks

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Our favorite buxom beauty arrived last week in all her tartan glory and we applauded the dame.  We love a fabulous plaid this time of year and our patron saint, Ms. Christina, is showing us how it’s done. Opinions, gals! Go!

Emmalyne Braswell: “Whoever the designer may be who created a button-down to fit her ample bust be praised! Absolutely gorgeous.”

Liz Minset: “That is such a great dress. Totally FAB”

Mary K. Hoover: “It is cute but not as curve flattering for her awesome figure!”

Jennifer Lawrence

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Our very own girl-on-fire was spotted giving us a little coat envy this week. Ms. Lawrence was giving us all the in’s and out’s of winter dressing and she did it all in a retro, 50s camel-colored coat. Nothing but praises, darlings. Thoughts?

Elizabeth Bonnet: “I love her hair. I think that she is an amazing person too. She seems like she is always looking happy.”

April McCool: “ Love her and love the coat. I’m generally not a fan of the pixie cut, but she rocks it, although I like her with dark hair better.”

Sarah Schroeder: “A pop of color would be nice but its overall classy and elegant.”

Taylor Swift

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We wrapped up the week with a splash of old Hollywood glamour, dames! And Ms. Taylor Swift was able to provide some serious frock-wearing. The starlet was spotted with a divine hair and makeup regime, paired with an almost too-stunning gown! The young dame does us proud on a weekly basis. Hit it, gals!

Carol Spears: “Glamorous”

Danika Bass: “Love the dress, but she is getting way too skinny!”

Larry Thompson: “One classy young lady.”

Well there you have it, dames! Another week and we’ve filled our purses with your opinions.  Make sure to join us daily on Facebook as we praise, or berate, the lady-stars of today! And join us every Monday for a fabulous little recap- here on the UV Blog!

December 4, 2013

Retro Cocktail Inspiration: The Dirty Martini

 
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Here at UV we love a good cocktail, but what we love even more is a fabulous ensemble inspired by one of our favorite classic libations, the dirty martini. We paired the oh-so lovely Green Martini Print 1950s Flare Dress with the Pinup Girl Black Milena Grosgrain Evening Purse and the Black Strappy Domina Heels. Finish your retro look with a pair of deco inspired Nude Swarovski Crystal Fan Earrings by Tarina Tarantino. Finally, pour yourself something dirty!

The Dirty Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounce of your favorite vodka
  • Splash of olive juice

Directions:

  • In a shaker, combine plenty of ice, vodka, and olive juice
  • Shake for 30 seconds and strain into a martini glass
  • Garnish with an olive
November 26, 2013

OOTD: Holiday Hosting

 
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Here at UV, we love the holidays! One of our absolute favorite things about the season is the fabulous holiday entertaining. This year, we’re getting dressed up in crimson. We’ve styled the Unique Vintage Red Satin Happily Ever After Dress with the 1940s inspired Black Leather Ankle Strap Bettie Heels and the Black and Leopard Miss Lux Clutch. Of course, no retro holiday look would be complete without a stunning red lip. Try Besame Cosmetics Lipstick in classic cherry red for that perfect pout!

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