What is it about black, white, and pink that makes us dream of Paris? Maybe its the ladylike elegance of pink with the pops of classic black and white . Whatever the case, this summer we’re dreaming of sipping coffee in a Montmartre cafe and perusing the shops on Avenue Montaigne. Pack your bags and come with us to the City of Light!
Meet Elizabeth, our social media community manager. (Ah, that strawberry blonde pixie cut, isn’t she a doll?!). Most days she can be found answering your messages on Facebook, pinning adorable new products to Pinterest, or @ replying to vintage fiends on Twitter. Today she takes a peek out from behind the scenes to share some of her personal favorite Unique Vintage finds.
There’s nothing better than hearing “I love your dress!” and our absolute favorite reaction is “Stop Staring!” Not to reject the compliment of course, but rather declaring the brand we’ve come to know, love, and wear quite frequently around these parts. We are thrilled to offer selections and exclusives from the Los Angeles-native Stop Staring! line, the retro-inspired brand that has been a cornerstone of pin up culture and fashion for over a decade! Slide into your heels and walk with us as we take a look at the latest & greatest from Stop Staring!
Stop Staring! is known for the divine fit of their dresses, and the Hazel Wiggle Dress is no exception! A classic tan colored pencil dress, complete with a delicate embroidery detail at the natural waist with button detailing at the shoulders and a criss-cross style back, Hazel is a stunning addition to any gal’s closet. Understated and chic- Stop Staring’s forte. Pair it with matching accessories to make the contrast embroidery pop!
A good dot goes a long way, dames! The Dashing Wiggle Dress is a red and white dotted wonder! Stop Staring’s signature fit, complete with a fun little cha-cha hem! A deep-V neckline is perfect for a little cheeky cleavage, while a small cap sleeve tops off this divine look. Make sure to make us proud and pair it with red accessories!
Have you met Tara? A fabulous forties inspired dress from the bygone era of Old Hollywood! Complete in an eye and light catching metallic silver, this wiggle style dress is complete with a criss-cross knot detail in front, while a pencil style fit is perfect for a little shimmy and shake. Dress up the Tara Metallic Wiggle Dress with a classic 1940′s ivory or white hair Dahlia and metallic accented shoes!
When matching one’s lipstick to one’s dress, red is always the way to go, gals! The Jenna Wiggle Dress, in all its crimson glory, is the perfect addition to any fashion rotation! A pencil style fit, complete with the staple of Stop Staring!- the low neckline! A red satin contrast at the shoulders ties in the back as a bow as well. They won’t have to wait for Christmas to unwrap something!
And lastly, wave hello to the Duchess! A stunning all black wiggle with a fantastic 1940s flair! A lace-doily style peter pan collar and contrast center front buttons add a splash of detail to this otherwise classic LBD. Make sure to accessorize The Duchess Wiggle Dress accordingly with proper cuban heel stockings and even spice it up with a fabulous hat!
Stop Staring! has brought body-conscious dressing to the forefront of fashion and pin up culture to the mainstream in the most fabulous way possible. Wiggle over to our Stop Staring! section and greet your new wardrobe, darlings!
Feeling inspired by the fashions of the 2013 Met Ball? So are we! The ball’s theme was ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’, and although not everyone stuck strictly to the theme, most everyone looked downright fabulous. We have gathered some Unique Vintage Met Ball look-alike styles so you can strut your stuff like the fashion A-lister we all know you are.
Kate Beckinsale never fails to dawn the red carpet in style, and this event was no exception. Her red strapless dress is simple at its’ core, but the peplum waist and high-low hemline show off her trendy and risky side. Accomplish Kate’s sweet and sexy style in our Red High-Low Strapless Chiffon Dress.
Chloe Sevigny made a show stopping appearance in a sheer mesh long sleeve gown with a peeping chest cut out and a sexy leg slit. And what better way to show off your gorgeous face then ditching the hair grooming tools and pulling those pesky little strays up in a vintage inspired turban! Go with our Black Mesh Beaded Cut Out Long Sleeve Dresspaired with our Vintage Style Black Turbanto effortlessly pull off the Chloe look!
Whether your style is sweetly gorgeous, loud and proud, elegantly chic, seducing and sexy, or trendy to a T, Unique Vintage is your one stop shop for everything your fashionable heart desires. Get shopping, Darlings!
How do we ship boxes upon boxes of fabulous all over the world? Fabulously, that’s how. Being a nifty online business takes a few things: a chic product, a new manicure and the right team. UV is proud to have FedEx be a major part of the family. Taking our business internationally, 25% of our business now includes exotic locales like Australia, Canada and the UK. When UV started, we specialized in one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. Now with an ever-expanding brand of vintage inspired pieces, we have FedEx to thank for bringing the UV name to the world!
So the next time a fabulous UV box arrives at your doorstep, make sure to give a little wink to the FedEx representative standing on your porch- you’ve got a great team working toward making you look your very best, darling.
In TLC’s newest creation, “Wives With Beeshives,” the 1950s Vintage Inspired Dresses are almost a character themselves! The channel normally known for the exploitation of both Compulsive Hoarders and Child Beauty Pageant Contestants, now takes a look at a sect of culture we happen to be fairly familiar with. From the haircurlers to the Tom Collins waiting for your husband when he walks in the door, the 1950’s are often fetishized in various degrees- with these ladies taking it to a mid-century extreme.