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  • Support Breast Cancer Awareness: Gift Guide

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we're starting to think pink. Breast cancer affects about 1 in 8 women in the United States, which is why early detection and prevention is essential. We've teamed up in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and put together an amazing Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Guide. We're donating 20% of the proceeds from the purchase of all of these fabulous retro-inspired pink items to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

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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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  • UV Destination Getaway: Paris

    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!

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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!

  • 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.

  • Homecoming...Here I Am

    (note: that's not me)

    The year was 2005. I had long hair, an affinity for the color pale pink and George W. was still President. The first month of my senior year was coming to a close, and Homecoming was staring me right in the face; urging me to grab it and shake it.

    Up until this point, my usual routine for each dance had been to show up, dance and be fabulous. My senior year had gotten off to a quiet start, but was slowly coming to a boil. I wanted it to be special, but I couldn’t figure out how to make it differ from my previous experiences. How do you make something that feels stale feel vibrant again?

    Flash forward two weeks. I found myself riding into a football stadium sitting on the back of a vintage convertible Chevrolet. Black rimmed glasses, a 1960’s era tartan bowtie and a skinny suit. I had been chosen as part of the homecoming court, and I was representing all the fabulous gay teenagers who dreamed of the day they would have a reason to use that “British royal” wave they had been working on.

    My goal was never to be popular, nor was it to make high school the highlight of my entire life. But this, like other small moments in high school, was a little piece of myself that was able to shine through some of that adolescent fog.

    High school isn’t forever, but it’s important while it’s here.  I ended up winning Homecoming king. Not because I was popular, but perhaps because I was myself.

    -Stan Salas, UV Customer Service Connoisseur and Contributing Blogger

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