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UV Style Icons: Esther Williams

February 27, 2014 by Unique Vintage | Lifestyle, Pin Up, Swimwear, Vintage Inspired

Nicknamed the Million Dollar Mermaid, for her elaborate performances of synchronized swimming and diving, Esther Williams was an athlete, actress, model, and fashion icon. Always an enthusiastic swimmer, by age 16 Esther Williams had won three US national championships in breaststroke and freestyle swimming. After graduating from high school, she began performing in Aquacade, a popular music, dance, and swim show, with Tarzan star and olympic medalist Johnny Weissmuller. trans UV Style Icons: Esther Williams

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OOTD: Vintage Inspired Prom

February 14, 2014 by Unique Vintage | Pin Up, Prom, Vintage Inspired

Prom is just around the corner and that means its time to find the perfect dress. This year we’re thinking pink and black and a flawless dress inspired by the classic lines and silhouettes of the New Look.
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We styled the Unique Vintage Going Steady Black Strapless Party Dress with subtle pops of pink for a cute feminine touch. Try the Light Pink Tea Length Petticoat and matching Pink Bella Peep Toe Pumps. Complete your dream prom look with cute retro accessories like our Black Elbow Length Gathered Gloves, Shiny Lady Lux Bag, and for a touch of sparkle the Silver Glitter Cat Eye Sunglasses.

Need a little more vintage prom inspiration? Head on over to our Vintage Inspired Prom section for 1940s and 50s frills and frocks!

OOTD: Little Miss Foxy

January 21, 2014 by Unique Vintage | Pin Up, Vintage Inspired

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Retro Cocktail Inspiration: The Gin Rickey

December 26, 2013 by Unique Vintage | Lifestyle, Pin Up, Vintage Inspired

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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

Retro Cocktail Inspiration: The Dirty Martini

December 4, 2013 by Unique Vintage | Lifestyle, Pin Up, Vintage Inspired

c600x577 Retro Cocktail Inspiration: The Dirty Martini

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

OOTD: Holiday Hosting

November 26, 2013 by Unique Vintage | Lifestyle, Pin Up, Vintage Inspired

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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!