Vintage and Modern Fashion

        Everyone has an inspiration; it may come from lyrics to a song, or even the beautiful pastels of springtime.  Heart of Haute Fashion is inspired by 1950’s and 1960’s fashion.  Honoring our logo “Made with Love and No Regrets”, we create timeless designs that inspire women to feel as if they are part of the 50’s and 60’s era.     The eternal fashions of the 50’s and 60’s are classic, and some of the most iconic styles and silhouettes have become staples in fashion design.  Times have definitely changed since the “Good Old Days”, and it is becoming more difficult to find original vintage fashion.  As a vintage follower, I am able to find these rare pieces, but sadly one of the main problems with vintage apparel is size.  It is very difficult to find a particular size in, what is now, a one-of-a-kind garment.  This can be heartbreaking, but at Heart of Haute we can make your 50’s and 60’s fashion dreams come true.  Our styles and silhouettes can fit almost any body type, from the Pretty Petites (X-Small) to the Voluptuous Females (2X).     The sweetheart neckline was a classic shape in the 1950’s and in the early 1960’s.  From cocktail gowns to day dresses, this neckline was a very popular style.  If you are looking for a sweetheart neckline dress to add to your collection, look no further; our Sweetie Dress will certainly make your heart sing sweet songs.  Our Sweetie Dress in Fresh Cherry Blue is a perfect day look for the Spring and even for the Summer.      So we have the daywear covered, “What about evening wear?”, you ask.  We have that covered as well, from the Heart of Haute collection the Marseilles Dress in black.  We also offer the dress in red.  This ideal cocktail dress can be converted into a halter dress, or into razor back straps!

   

    Another ageless style is the Shirt Dress.  This dress speaks to the gal that wants to look classy for work and tasteful for lunch with the friends.  If your heart is going “pitter- patter” for this dress, then we have what your heart desires.  The Monte Carlo Dress from our Heart of Haute Line.  We offer it in a variety of colors, and can guarantee a comfortable fit!  We even offer it sleeveless, in our Milan Dress.

    And to our groovy mod gals, I didn’t forget about you!  To all the mod gals digging the mid 1960’s fashion, we too can contribute to your fabulous wardrobe! Let’s take a look at this little hot sleeveless number!

        Perfect for some fun in the sun, or for riding your scooter!  We now carry our own little mod version as well.  From our Mandie Bee Line, the Doreen Dress in Houndstooth is a great addition to your 60’s collection. We also offer this dress in a variety of prints.

    Here at Heart of Haute, we are always getting inspired from the timeless vintage and retro looks. With our guarantee of great quality, as well as a comfortable fit, you can’t go wrong.    Signing out Miss. A Heart of Haute Contributer   

Black Friday, Weekend Sale, and Cyber Monday

Hey Heart of Haute Fans. It's Mandie Bee here. So, word on the street is Heart of Haute will be having some incredible deals this holiday weekend. And by street, I mean my office computer...because that's where I come up with this stuff! If you want in on the secret, you've come to the right place.  Friday has you saving 15% on the entire site plus free shipping on orders of $300 or more! Saturday and Sunday? Easy. Check out the HoH Sale Rack via our Facebook page. And Monday is super sweet, too. Spend $100, get $25. I've decided this year to make things very simple. No coupons. That's right. Just shop easy knowing that you'll be saving. No more feeling left out because you don't have the special coupon code. No more "hey, where do I input the coupon? I'm confused!". That's right, my dear Heart of Haute fans. This year, all you got to do is worry about what you'll be sporting for all those upcoming holiday parties and what's on your Christmas list! If you've had your eye on something for yourself, this is the weekend to grab it! ....and if you're hunting for some lovely holiday apparel, may I suggest our Dynasty collection?  These dresses are 100% cotton with a gold metallic print! They shine in just the right light and look fabulous in photographs!                                   Also in this group, the Empress print. A white background with gold metallic print. Our friend, Dinah DeRosa, really rocks the Beverly here!                                                           Heart of Haute is also a great place to find cool gifts for $20 or less!  You may find our selection of Jewelry to be just right for the lady in your life!                                   We also have Mitzi's 2013 Pinup & Hot Rod Calendar for the fellas!                         So whatever your reason, this really is the season to shop with Heart of Haute and save a pretty penny! Happy Thanksgiving, Dolls.  Enjoy the Black Friday, Weekend Sale, and Cyber Monday offer! With Love & No Regrets, Mandie Bee  

Heart of Haute Herald at Roadkill Ranch & Boutique

Hello Heart of Haute Fans, This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit The Art Walk in Downtown Fullerton.  I found so many great shops, it was a bit overwhelming.  Click on the link below to view my video blog about Heart of Haute's night out on the town in one of my newly favorite shop's Roadkill Ranch & Boutique.     With Love & No Regrets, Alexis Heart of Haute Herald Contributor

Vintage Fashion in film

The love for vintage may begin for some when they hear a certain song, see a classic film, a classic car or even an old photograph. For me it was certain films I saw when I was a little girl. As cliche as this may be, it began with Grease. I first saw Grease on TV when I was in third grade. I was intrigued; however I can't give Grease all of the credit, I will need to share it with all those classic Mexican films I would watch at my Grandma's house. What little girl didn't want to be a part of the "Pink Ladies" after first seeing the film, or for those of you who also grew up watching Mexican classic films, want to look like a Mexican Starlet. It was something about the clothes, or hair style, of these characters that pulls you in. Lets take a look:

Betty AKA Rizzo

Her signature style screams confidence, independent and carefree. At the beginning when we first meet her she is wearing an all black, tight fitted, mid-calf length pencil skirt and button up blouse. She is not the type of girl to experiment with color or with prints. She keeps it simple, and if she does want to change things up, perhaps she'll throw on a solid color top or adds a splash of color to her wardrobe by wearing colored shoes.

Lastly, how can I not mention her red and black polka dot mermaid dress. It is amazing and it is a statement dress, for sure! I'm still looking for one, but have not had the luck in finding one I like. Model and fellow co-worker, Angie Alamilla says she has found one, but like most vintage its too tiny. Angie refers to it as, "The dress that breaks my heart!" I'm sure we've all had that happen to us before. Time to start waist training!

Marty Maraschino

Her style is easily influenced by all of the Hollywood celebrities of her time, and was, for the most part, trendy. Most of her outfits are also tight fitted like Rizzo. However, this girl is not afraid of color or print and she loves to accessorize. Some of her accessories include hair flowers, head bands, bangles and her gold heart necklace. Her outfit at the drive-in (when Rizzo tells her she think she is pregnant) is a perfect example of how she is not afraid of color or print. She is wearing a scoop neck, purple, knitted top, that is a three quarter inch sleeve with some high wasted Capri pants that are purple and white. If I found a pair of those high waisted Capri's I would sport them. Its all about having fun with your clothes.

This emerald green strapless cocktail dress with the matching hair accessories screams, "Don't let my innocent look fool you boys!" I love her up do, and how well put together she is in this scene.

This is the perfect summer outfit, don't you think, girls? Yellow halter top with white pedal pushers and matching yellow flower in the hair. Her hair is a little to big for me now, but back in the day, I would have died to look like Marty.

Angela

There are so many women from La Epoca de Oro (Golden Age of Cinema) that I love, and admire. However, in this particular movie "Dona Diabla" Angela is one classy lady. Her outfits through out the film consist of fancy gowns, off the shoulder dresses and strapless dresses. The accessories are hats, fur shall and hoop earrings. It was hard to find pictures for this movie, but I did find the full film on line. Here it is if any of you are interested in seeing her outfits:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAa7iMMcdWQ&feature=related

Lets not forget about her hair. The hair style through out this film is perfection. If your hair is long this would be a perfect example on how your still able to achieve that certain look. I know that sometimes it gets hard for me now, once my hair starts to grow past a certain length.

When your young your so easily influenced, but I'm just glad that it was the 40s and 50s era that caught my attention.

Heart of Haute fans, what triggered your love for vintage?

-Lily