Summer in California can be magical. The sun is so bright it seems to make everything sparkle. On a Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica, the vintage-loving crowd didn’t really need any help looking bright and cheerful in their retro threads as they gathered for a rare daytime event that included a fashion show from Unique Vintage and entertainment from the Satin Dollz, and wild, swingin’ dance moves from the Hollywood Hotshots.
Taking place poolside at the Shangri-La Hotel, with the sweet sounds of the Dean Mora Band and DJ Dr. Nate playing in the background, the acts rotated from singing numbers, the fashion show and dances. It was never a dull moment and I’m not even counting the great people watching in the fine-dressed crowd. The leader of the Satin Dollz took a moment to thank everyone for coming and marking their 10th anniversary by stating Los Angeles has the country’s best vintage scene. Well I can vouch that it certainly is a lot of fun! And it was a good opportunity to wear my new Voodoo Vixen spectacle-print dress with the cross-strap detail I love! Check out the pix:
As fall starts to kick in – the thought of bundling up in big sweaters and coats sounds cozy but don’t forget to have a fabulous dress on underneath! Traditional 1950s-era styles are classic and ever-so-feminine. Full swing and a-line skirts provide an hour-glass silhouette. Add a layer with a crinoline slip underneath for a more extreme spin on the lady-like look.
Check out these pretty dresses from Unique Vintage. Click the image to shop*:
When you want a vintage-inspired, bombshell look, turn to Pinup Girl Clothing. Their boutique in Burbank, California is a one-stop-shop for women’s clothing that shows off those curves, no matter what size you are. Pinup Girl Clothing prides itself in being clothing for all women who want to feel sexy and glamorous. The clothing features expert tailoring and high-quality materials, proudly made in America. They also offer women’s shoes and handbags. And they don’t stop there, you can get a complete hair and makeup makeover right in the store for a pinup look from head to toe!
I personally love Pinup Girl Clothing and have several of their dresses (including the ones I’m wearing in the video below) so I put together a series of video interviews with some of the members of “Team Pinup.” In this first video, meet store manager and pinup model Doris Mayday and learn about the various clothing lines available in the store and online.
The Pinup Girl Boutique is located at 3606 Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505, (818) 559-9586
Stay tuned for more videos in the coming weeks, including interviews with makeup artist Micheline Pitt and hair stylist Tony Medina.
Pinup Girl Boutique video series filmed and edited by Secret Agent Mojo Würkin
Trying to shop for that girl on your list who loves retro looks and vintage clothing? Then this gift guide is for you! Find out what items are easier than others when it comes to finding the perfect vintage or vintage-inspired gift, and what will help your girl out in trying to achieve the look.