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  • This Week In Fab or Drab: August 5 - 9

    Welcome to another edition of Fab or Drab, darlings! You emptied all of your opinions out of your purse and threw them around generously!  Let's take a peek at this week, shall we?

    Katy Perry

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    Ms. Perry looked a little blue at the premiere of the Smurf's film, but between her retro dress and divine hairstyle, we had a winner on our hands. Let's check in with you dames!

    Amber Pare: " Fab! I would wear the whole outfit (including the hair style) if I could!"

    Kathryn Sylvia: "Fab but my only thought was if there was ever a time to rock the blue hair the smurf movie premiere was it love the style should have been blue though"

    Angela Christine McGuire: "She actually looks nice for once." (ouch)

     

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  • This Week in Fab or Drab: July 29 - August 2

    Welcome to another edition of Fab or Drab! This week, opinions were flowing like our gin on a saturday night. Let's see how you gals did this week, shall we?

    Naya Rivera

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    The "Glee" starlet was spotted this past week in this candy-coolred confection and was serving up the 1950s in the most fabulous way possible. We thought Ms. Rivera was channeling her inner Marilyn- let's see what you gals had to say!

    Natalie Harms: "How dare you even ask that question, she is absolutely stunning!"

    Kat Lambourne: "Definitely more of butt dress then boob dress, I love the color though!"

    Jennifer Gee: "Calm the hell down everyone. she looks amazing"

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  • Brand Spotlight: Stop Staring!

    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

  • UV Destination Getaway: Los Angeles

    Summer is here and it's getting warmer every day. There is no better time than to pack your bags and visit sunny Southern California! Los Angeles is known for gorgeous sunshine, beautiful beaches, and a casual, relaxed attitude towards fashion. Grab your sunblock and favorite sunnies and come with us to fabulous Hollywood!

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    Mixing prints is a must for a cute SoCal inspired look, especially Los Angeles where whimsical summer style is celebrated. The key to perfecting a mixed pattern is to find a uniting color that ties the outfit together. Effortlessly stylish, we paired the light blue denim butterfly print bustier with our pink floral bahama mama peplum skirt. Perfect for daytime shopping on Melrose and Hollywood sightseeing, this look easily transitions for dinner on the beach.

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    Topped with a structural bow, our champagne patent leather peep toe bow heels are the perfect neutral shoe for your holiday in Hollywood. Crafted with a four inch heel that is cute and comfortable for all day wear, these fabulous heels are finished with a cutaway vamp and darling peep toes--what better way to show off your new pedi?

     

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    Complete your California look with cute vintage-inspired accessories. Our pink 50's style neck scarf is a versatile accessory that can be worn around your neck or as a hair scarf. Of course you can't visit sunny Los Angeles without a pair of fabulous sunglasses! The champagne riveted starlet sunglasses add a touch of pin-up styled fabulousness to your wardrobe!

    If you can't make it to LA this summer, you can still bring out your inner California girl with a cute mixed print look. Have fun mixing and matching and create a look that is vibrant, bold, and uniquely you!

  • UV Destination Getaway: Tahiti

    Summer is here and we're daydreaming of the perfect tropical getaway complete with sparkling turquoise water and white sand beaches. Here are some island inspired items that we collected for the perfect Tahitian holiday.

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    Step into your island paradise in our gorgeous Stop Staring Floral Watercolor Sunshine Swing Dress. Made for the sun, this breezy swing dress is crafted with a sweetheart neckline, vibrant floral print, and a full gathered circle skirt perfect for strolling the boardwalk.

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    The perfect bag and heels go together like milk and cookies, or a pin up girl and hair flowers. Try the Red Scalloped Preppy Lady Heels with peep toes, scalloped details, and playful bows. Of course you'll have to carry all of your travel essentials in style with the RetroWhere? Tropical Getaway Purse, designed with luxurious leather trim, bamboo handles, and vintage styled travel labels for a darling retro touch.

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    Mix and match travel friendly accessories are a must while on vacation. Adorn your tresses with the Danger Lilly Red Open Rose Hair Clip to give your look a pin up inspired look. And what is  beach vacation without the perfect pair of sunglasses? The Red Contessa sunglasses are a must with retro cat eye frames and silver studded details.

    Grab your sunblock and favorite red lipstick and get ready to soak up the sunshine. We'll have you looking fabulous for strolling the shore to dinner at the cabana.

  • How to Spot a Pin Up Girl

    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!

    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?!

    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!

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