As soon as we saw the Cream Floral Chiffon Divine Dress we were head over heels in love. A timeless classic, this divine little dress is perfected with a demure tie neckline and flattering A-line skirt. We are ready to brighten up our winter wardrobe and get ready for spring with soft, pastel hues and painterly floral prints.
Meet Ellie! Our very talented and always fabulous fashion designer. Most days she can be found selecting fabrics and creating new vintage-inspired designs for our very own Unique Vintage Brand. She let us take a peek at her UV wish list and shared just a few of her favorite pieces.
“I love the fact that I can shop at Unique Vintage and find a outfit for any occasion. Not only does UV have the perfect dresses for an evening out, I can always count on finding vintage-inspired designs for the beach, a wedding, or a picnic all in one place.”
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.
There are few icons in the Pin Up community that reach a level of supernova stardom quite like the notorious Bettie Page.
From her signature jet-black hair, to her now iconic bangs, Bettie Page will forever retain her title as the Queen of Pin Ups.
Having gained popularity amongst a rather interesting subset of culture in the 1950s, Ms. Page found herself at the forefront of provocative imagery, while maintaining her wholesome “girl-next-door” persona.
Perhaps best known for her shots with Bunny Yeager in Miami, Bettie inspired one pin up after another to hit the beach with both confidence and a hint of sexuality.
The incomparable Bettie Page’s career spanned less than 10 years, but her lasting effect is a fabulous one. Once a week, someone on the UV Team contemplates getting “Bettie Page bangs”- and they lovingly pose as though they were on the white sands of the Florida Keys circa 1955. Not to mention, Ms. Page has inspired such retro-inspired lines as the UV-favorite Bettie Page Clothing.
So throw on those stilettos and slide into some stockings as we salute a UV Icon: the one and only, Bettie Page!
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.
Those perfect pin curls! That sky-high pompadour! Those flawless victory rolls! There’s never a dull moment with pin up girl hair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Circle Skirt + Crinoline
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?!
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?
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!