October 30, 2013

OOTD: The Perfect Fall Dress

 
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Fall is in full swing and we couldn’t be more delighted! We love the warm earth tones of Fall fashion, and who doesn’t love wrapping up in cozy layers?! To celebrate the changing of seasons, we put together a fabulous outfit perfect for chilly autumn days. Grab a piping hot mug of apple cider and get inspired!

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October 28, 2013

The Week In Fab or Drab: Oct 21-25

 
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Welcome back, gals! We just finished fastening our girdles and now we’re ready to take a look at last week! There’s a lot of ground to cover, so wear your comfortable heels!

Dita Von Teese

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Nothing quite fixes any Monday like Miss Dita, darlings! The fabulous Von Teese was spotted in a hurry in this fantastically 40s inspired little look! As per usual, Dita never fails to amaze us in each and every way. You all clearly felt the same:

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October 23, 2013

The Week In Fab or Drab: Oct 14-18

 
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Why hello, darlings! Did you miss us? We were gone last week attending a makeup and hosiery application seminar, but we are back this week for your weekly recap of all things fab and all things drab! Let’s jump right in!

Lucy Liu

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Our favorite of Charlie’s Angels, Ms. Liu was spotted in this stunning little number- complete with a cheeky little stripe contrast! We ask this every time we see Lucy: where has she been hiding!? While we asses her hair, let’s see what you dames had to say.

Brad Davis: “Try watching Elementary. An awesome show and cast. I love Lucy..”

Ellen Lee: “She’s been busy being Miss Watson. “

Kerry Washington

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Wave politely to Ms. Kerry, gals! She put on dots just for your viewing pleasure. The “Scandal” star was “spotted” in this little number, complete with a ladylike neckline and fully gathered skirt. Retro, simple and fabulous. Let’s hear some opinions, gals!

Yvette Chavez: “So much better than the other one she wore the other day.”

Charlene Green: “FAB. I would have picked a more retro hairstyle however.”

Michelle Rojas: “Yes to that dress. And bigger yes to those SHOES!!”

Sandra Bullock

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Well look at Ms. Sandy! The star of “Gravity” was giving Ginger Roger’s legs a run for their money in this little lace number, wasn’t she! The 1960′s brought us the mini-skirt and Ms. Bullock was glad to remind us of that.  Also, everyone should be required to wear those shoes and that shade of lipstick once in their life. Hit it, gals!

Leslie Dangan: “100% FAB!!!”

Joann DeLuca: “WOW WEE”

Laurel Hayward: “Too short. I know she has great legs and all, just too short for my taste on someone over 35. I guess I am a prude!”

Olivia Wilde
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Ms. Wilde arrived later in the week to tell us all about the wonder of pants, gals! Olivia was giving us some major 1940s fashion- complete with a crisp white blouse, khaki pants and STUNNING hair! We wholeheartedly approve this message. Thoughts?

Dianne Ayers: “Gorgeous!”

Leslie Dengan: “I’m with April McCool, they need to be hemmed. So they go straight to the ground w/o bunching. (or looking like a tripping hazard. Hehe) Don’t get me wrong- I love her look here, and it’s FABULOUS!”

Laura Beth Yates: “I love these pants! Can you make them in Black, Red, and Taupe? Come on Unique Vintage, darlings! Don’t let me down here!”

Diana Agron

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Ms. Agron closed out the week with this fabulous 1930s floral frock! A stunningly stark black & white print, complete in a retro, bias style cut! Again, we have to make a case for more fabulous hair. A can of hairspray would have been the cure here, gals! Opinions! Let’s have ‘em!

Gretchen Kelly: “I don’t know if I like it in floor length. Short or angled maybe.. Even ankle length would have been nicer”

Dianne Ayers: “Yes, she needs black gloves as well!”

Well there you have it, dames! Make sure to join us next Monday as we recap yet another week of fab or drab!

October 18, 2013

Jacqueline Kennedy Goes To India

 
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We’re taking a little trip back, gals! Grab your pearls and pillboxes, because the divine Jackie is here to take us all on a much needed vacation!

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In March of 1962, the first lady embarked to Indian on a tour of goodwill in order to improve relations between our two nations; and she did it all in heels! Note the mid-arm length gloves, matching heels and multi-strand pearl necklace- all staples of both the first lady and American fashion at the time.

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Pictured here meeting with Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Jacqueline served as not only an goodwill ambassador to the President, but to the nation as well. She is the epitome of early 60s fashion here- complete with a matching dress and hat, as well as her pearls. The stark contrast between the two cultures was apparent upon her arrival, but Jackie made a point to reflect both her respect and admiration for the Indian culture through dress.

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While visiting New Dehli, Jacqueline is spotted in a knee length coat and dress ensemble, while sporting a matching wide brimmed hat of the period, as well as matching white accessories. A hat and pair of matching gloves have become something of a signature, and we constantly encourage anyone to “Jacqueline Kennedy” any outfit.

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While attending a reception in her honor as the U.S. Embassy in New Dehli, the first last opts for an early 60s formal satin trapeze style coat and matching dress. A structured, bouffant style up-d0 was just becoming popular within American fashion and many think that Jackie may have been responsible for the shift in hairstyles in the early 1960s.

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Pictured in from the Taj Mahal, Jackie worked closely with her personal designer Oleg Cassini to create a variety of lightweight dresses that reflected the culture and color of India. Many of the prints the first lady sported on this adventure were, at the time, considered too ethnic or loud for 1960s America. It wasn’t until years later did such bold prints begin to define 60s fashion.

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Pictured in a vibrant pink floral print, the first lady participates in both local custom and dress. The Rajasthani mark on her forehead is symbol of luck and respect. Note the coordinated headband, gals. Someone find us that immediately!

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And in her most famous look from the trip, a coral colored duchess satin dress became an international symbol of the first lady’s trip to a foreign sovereignty. So much so that it even became a collectible doll commemorating Jackie!

So what have we learned, darlings? That matching one’s wardrobe to one’s vacation is more important than you think.  Take a peek below at a few hand-picked pieces for our lady-like dream trip to India and we’ll book the plane tickets!

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October 14, 2013

How to Pose Like a Pin Up: Tips & Tricks for the Perfect Pin Up Pose

 
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If you’re in love with the retro glam of classic pin up photography but think creating that perfect pin up photo shoot is only for professional models, take notes! All it takes is a few simple tips and tricks and you’ll be on your way to snapping gorgeous cheesecake pics in no time! Let us show you the way with a few gorgeous photos from our friend and pin up photographer extraordinaire, Mitzi Valenzuela of Mitzi & Co Photography.

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October 9, 2013

UV Staffer Faves: Heather Our Fabulous Wholesale Manager

 
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Meet Heather, our outgoing and always fabulous wholesale manager. Brains, beauty, and a sparkling personality. This blonde bombshell does it all from assisting all of our wholesale customers to starting new UV fashion trends like “Fascinator Friday” (yes, that’s a thing around here). Here, Heather shares some of her retro-inspired Unique Vintage favorites.

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October 7, 2013

The Week In Fab or Drab: Sept 30- Oct 4

 
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Welcome back, gals!  You look fabulously rested! Let’s get to it, shall we?

Jessica Pare

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The “Mad Men” star was spotted last week emulating her inner secretary and we adored the whole look. From hair to hem, we thought it was sharp, with just a hint of retro! You gals, however, didn’t quite agree. Since we didn’t get our usually vocal darlings to participate, we decided it would be fun to see what her fellow Mad Women might think about the situation. Hit it, ladies!

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October 4, 2013

Unique Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas

 
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It’s October and that means Halloween is just around the corner! Stumped on finding the perfect Halloween costume? You want to look cute but don’t want to look like everyone else?! Don’t fret ladies! UV is here to help with a retro-fabulous collection of cute, unique, and vintage-inspired Halloween costume ideas!

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October 4, 2013

Support Breast Cancer Awareness: Gift Guide

 
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’re starting to think pink. Breast cancer affects about 1 in 8 women in the United States, which is why early detection and prevention is essential. We’ve teamed up in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and put together an amazing Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Guide. We’re donating 20% of the proceeds from the purchase of all of these fabulous retro-inspired pink items to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

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