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 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!

October 14, 2013

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

 

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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