June 18, 2013

Get The Look: Marilyn Monroe

 

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If there ever was a grand supreme icon here at Unique Vintage, it would be none other than the incomparable Marilyn Monroe. Often regarded as the epitome of a vintage body type, Ms. Monroe and her now famous mystique are, and forever will be, an inspiration to pin up girls worldwide. Now, let’s take a peek at a few Marilyn-esque pieces every gal needs!

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Being known for a killer hourglass shape, a pair of high waisted jeans that accentuate the high, natural waist is a versatile and classic piece. New from Kustomville Design, these high waist stunners are a dark wash denim, complete with gold button detailing and top-stitching. In proper Marilyn fashion, pair it with a cheeky gingham top that ties, or a basic white cotton blouse.

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Marilyn was known for we famous wiggle. Achieve the same shimmy and shake with a fabulous 50′s style pencil skirt. New from Steady Clothing, the Nikki Pencil Skirt is an all-stretch skirt, complete in a slimming black.  The allure of Marilyn was due to the fact that she moved like no one else, and the tighter the skirt, the more fabulous the wiggle became.

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The little black dress is a staple of vintage and retro clothing, and remains a fabulous piece for any gal’s closet to this day! Ms. Monroe was well aware of its importance, as evidenced by the above photograph. If anything, the slimming quality of a perfect LBD is the best kept secret to a truly happy pin up. Our new Lydia Wiggle Dress is a pristine tank style wiggle, complete in an all stretch Bengaline. With slight pleating for fit in the bust, and a tight pencil style skirt, the classic LBD has arrived for all of our modern day Marilyns.

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And lastly, a night of glamour calls for a little something special. Marilyn, like many of the classic stars of Hollywood’s days of yore, knew that getting noticed in a crowded room only took the right hairstylist and one stunner of a cocktail dress. The new Champagne Radiant Dress from Stop Staring is a perfect blend of modern day sex appeal and classic Monroe allure. A tight wiggle fit is complimented by a lightweight stretch fabric- perfect for one and all.

Here at UV, Marilyn will always shine just a little brighter than some of the other stars in the classic Hollywood sky. Her stunning style could never be replicated, but will forever be a point of inspiration for aspiring style starlets like us.

June 13, 2013

Vintage Hair Scarf Tutorial: Tie One On

 

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Ever wonder how to tie a vintage style pin up chiffon hair scarf like the grand dames of the 40s & 50s? Look no further, darlings! Here at Unique Vintage, we want you gals to be your most fabulous and we understand that sometimes vintage styles such as these can be elusive! Even the most fashionable doll needs a little how-to help from time time. That’s where we come in!

Watch as UV team member Ana shows you three different ways to wear adorable vintage style head scarves:

 

There you have it, gals! Bad hair days begone! And oh-so-perfect for easy breeze looks for the summer months ahead! Ready to try it for yourself? Make sure to visit our Hair Scarf Section for a vast selection of printed and patterned scarves that will help you recreate these fun and flirty looks!

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June 11, 2013

Get Ready for Summer with Unique Vintage!

 

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New dress day is like Christmas here at UV: everyone wakes up at the crack of dawn to unwrap their goodies, and someone ends up crying out of sheer happiness. Which is why we’ve learned to apply a layer of water proof mascara and greet the day fabulously! Our new collection of summer-ready exclusives have arrived and have exceeded our expectations in every which way! Grab your handbags and take a walk with us as we take a peek at UV’s latest and greatest!

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Summer has arrived in full force with our famous Flirty Swing Dress- now in a cheeky purple floral print! The classic halter style swing dress is pleated and ruched to perfection for a unique fit that only UV can deliver. For added flair, add one of our crinoline slips to the ensemble for an authentic 1950s look.

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For an easy, breezy work-appropriate frock, try our Strapped For Time Wiggle Dress! A two tone beige and black combination is matched perfectly by a cocktail ready, pencil style dress. A sensible neckline is contrasted with a V-neckline in the back and the classic straight skirt is both body conscious and fabulously retro. Transition from day to night in true diva form!

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We think you’ll mesh together nicely with this next one. Our Sheer Elegance Dress is a fantastic new addition to our brand! Complete in a brushed cotton, this cocktail dress is pristinely 50s- from its mesh neckline to the gathered swing skirt. And get ready to hear your two favorite words: belt included!

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Our classic Seeing Stripes Swing Dress has been updated for the season in a nautical navy blue! A strapless style top is made complete by a full, gathered swing skirt. Perfect for a night of doing the Watusi or Hand Jiving. For added volume, add one of our crinoline slips for a little extra boost of fabulousness.

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And lastly, what better way to greet the season than in a ravishing red? Our Lydia Wiggle Dress arrived and stunned us all! This perfect tank style wiggle dress is pegged to perfection for all your pin up needs! A delicately pleated bodice is met with a tight, 50s-style pencil skirt silhouette. Channel your inner Joan Holloway in this red-hot stunner!

There you have it gals! This was just a taste of all the fabulous new pieces that have just arrived, so throw on your sling backs and shimmy over to our Unique Vintage Brand section for a peek at your future wardrobe! Fabulously- and exclusively- at Unique Vintage!

May 21, 2013

UV Design Story: Vintage Style Barbie-Inspired Swimsuit

 

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Look familiar?  Here at Unique Vintage, it doesn’t get much more fabulous than the original diva herself- Barbie. When she was first introduced in 1959, she arrived on the scene in two incarnations; a bombshell brunette and the stunning blonde we have come to know and love.  Her first outfit?

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A knock-out black and white chevron bathing suit, complete with a matching pair of sunglasses and heels! A gal who has accessorized accordingly for over 50 years is good in our book!

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In the Spring of 2012, the UV team turned our eyes toward this icon for one of our latest swimsuit designs and the Navy & White Dinah One Piece was born!  Inspired by Barbie’s original swimsuit, this fantastic chevron pattern is a perfect addition to the UV line.  The gorgeous vintage-inspired one piece bathing suit features a very flattering halter top, complete with a V-neckline and scoop back.  The chevron design is not only an homage to our friend Barbie, but the shape of the pattern slims the silhouette, flattering every woman’s figure and making this number 100% beach ready.

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Now that you have a little history to go along with your new summer suit, grab your lipstick and your heels and make Barbie proud when you hit those waves, darlings.

April 26, 2013

The Unique Vintage Story | FedEx Video

 

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.