October 30, 2013

OOTD: The Perfect Fall Dress

 

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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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!

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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 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 6, 2013

Get the Look: A Little Punk Rock

 

Are you ready to channel your inner punk goddess? Before you reach for the hair clippers and blue dye to create the perfect pink mohawk, let us inspire you with some edgy-and less drastic-fashion options that will let your punk rock flag fly!

 

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Nothing says punk like a little animal print! Show off your rebel rock side in our Wild Child Leopard Cropped Bustier. Pair it with leather pants and black stilettos for a head-to-toe rocker look. Or reach for a pair of high waisted denim cut off shorts for a more low key look. Looking for another way to crank up the cheetah? Try our Wild Child Shorts for a punk-inspired touch that is sure to turn heads. Want to show your rockin’ punk side at the beach? Dive into our Vintage Inspired Retro Leopard Bathing Suit and make the waves your stage!
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Shredded clothing is another punk chic must-have. Pair our Shredded Metal Black Knit Top with a pair of jeans and black pumps for a subtly sexy look. Try our effortlessly rough- not to mention perfectly comfy- Rip Her to Shreds Leggings for a punk look that will give you a leg up on the competition. Either way, these ripped threads will make your look positively killer!
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Add a pair of fun pantyhose to any outfit to instantly punk up your look. Go classic with our Black Seam Fishnets, which are perfect under a dress, mini skirt, or shorts. These ever-classic fishnets will amp up your punk rock look in an instant! Looking to really stand out? Go with our Rainbow Cheetah Tights for a fun splash to any, otherwise bland, outfit!
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As always, accessories are key to pulling together a look- and punk rock is no exception! Add this Gold Bracelet & Ring Hand Piece to give any ensemble a subtle edge. And what’s punk without a touch of plaid? Try our Red Plaid Tartan Heels to instantly turn your saunter into a punk rock strut.
Whether you want to add a touch of punk to your wardrobe or you’re ready to smash through as a 21st Century’s Patti Smith, these edgy pieces to start you up!