Step into Spring Shoes from Bettie Page!

OMG SHOES! Our Spring 2015 picks from the officially licensed Bettie Page shoes are available and ready for you to mix and match with your favorite Heart of Haute dresses. 

FLATS!  The 'Elsa' slightly wedged flat is perfectly pastel (or basic black) and is so cutesy!  Adorned with scalloped detail, an adorable bow, and peep toe! SO CUTE!

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Feeling a little sassy? The Dawn peep-toe heel has heart cut-outs, and a platform and ankle strap for comfort. 

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And finally.... the 'Allison' closed toe slingback heel!  So cute - for work, a wedding, date night. 

Holiday Outfit Problems Solved with Heart of Haute

Does anyone else feel like 2014 is already over when you look at your calendar? I have an endless series of festive events - both great fun and required obligations. Here at Heart of Haute, we have looks for all of your holiday duties. A Casual Family Holiday Party: I tend to end up on the floor with my nieces and nephews, or climbing on the counter to get a bottle of brandy down for grandma. I like to be comfortable, cozy, but still presentable. A knit dress is a great choice. Our vintage inspired plus size Anna dress has a waist tie and long sleeves, and our Stefanie dress has a draped neckline and a belt tie for the perfect fit. Don't forget our warm flannel dresses and skirts - perfect for opening gifts by the fire!   A Work Event: A dress for a corporate Christmas party has to walk a fine line – and we're not talking about a Mad Men inspired conga line!  Of course you want to be festive, but still appropriate. Try our Monique, Mitzi (the Monique with sleeves) or Beverly dresses - available in perfect holiday reds and metallics. A more casual work party? Try our Twirl Skirt in gold dots with a black knit top. Creme De Menthe in the water cooler is optional.   A Fun Retro Cocktail Party with Friends: At home or in a bar, you can rock a merry holiday look. Find your perfect vintage inspired cocktail party dress in our sparkling Shimmer Gold and Slate collection. Our Fantasy print is a winter-worthy floral with silver accents on a bold black background.   A Winter Wedding Dress: Our Milan and Monte Carlo (a vintage inspired dress with sleeves) dresses are customer favorites for a reason. These dresses combine an amazing, customizable fit with striking retro styling. This high quality, timeless design will be one that you wear again and again. These two dresses also work great for a night at the symphony or ballet with family (or a date).   New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas: Our best selling Sweetie dress is ready to party past midnight in festive fabrics like our gold stars and starry night.  In a colder climate? Don't forget to pick up the perfect sweater or shrug to stay warm while looking great!

Vintage Inspired Winter Wedding and Bridesmaid Dresses

Are you planning a winter wedding for 2014 or 2015? Do you have a few to attend? Whether you are looking for retro bridesmaid dresses or something to wear as a guest, Heart of Haute has amazing vintage-inspired looks that you actually will wear again. Choosing colors for your wedding can make planning much easier. Wedding color trends can come and go (brown and robin’s egg blue, anyone?), but there are a few classic combinations (and boards) that work perfectly for a winter wedding.

 

  • Ice Blue or Periwinkle and Dark Blue: This sophisticated combination of blues evokes winter without being Christmas-y, and is a great balance of feminine and masculine.
  • Red and Black: Winter holds a lot of holidays associated with red – Christmas, Valentine’s Day. Red and black are strong wedding colors that can offer a touch of holiday flavor without going overboard.
  • Metallics: Gold, Silver, Bronze and Platinum – these precious metals can add sparkle your ceremony. Make the most of winter lighting options like candles or fairy lights with reflective fabrics and finishes.
  • Black and White: A common theme for New Year’s Eve parties, this bold and graphic combination is a striking choice for a retro or modern wedding. This look is particularly strong in polka dots and stripe. Do you dare to dress your bridesmaids in black?

All Heart of Haute dresses are unique and made in the USA for your bridal party. We can custom create dresses in any size, including maternity cuts and children’s sizes for flower girls or other young members of the wedding party.

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Kitty Cardigans!

Hey there, honeys!    We're sooooooo excited to announce our collaboration with the incredibly talented artist El Gato Gomez who has designed these cute little kitties for our Kitty Cardigans!! Here's a sample that we're using to test out the placement and such... but we need your help!  What colors would you like to see this sweater in? Tell us on Facebook!    

It's the first day of Autumn!

It's the first day of Autumn! YAY! I can't wait for apple pies, Thanksgiving turkey dinner, and pumpkin spice flavored everything!  Alright so aside from the fact that mostly everything I'm looking forward to about fall is food related... there's also the love for fall colors!!  Here in California we don't really get much in terms of a visible season change, but we sure do love fall colors! We've been so inspired by autumn that we made a special dress that's just perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner party! [caption id="attachment_2192" align="aligncenter" width="640"]First Day of Autumn - Festive Fall Fashions Modeled by Pinup Gigi Marie - Photo by Mandie Bee[/caption] The Marie Dress in 'Harvest' is covered in all the best fall colors!!  This print is a limited edition - only 2 dresses are available in each size S-XL.  So snag this festive frock before there all gone!   We've also got a limited edition run of the gorgeous 'Sunflowers' print.  This lovely is available in the Sweetie, Hilda, and Monique dress styles! corrinnevoguered2   First Day of Autumn - Festive Fall Fashions

First Impression Friday - Kiera Circle Skirt

First Impression Fridays - Kiera Circle Skirt First Impression Friday - Kiera Circle Skirt & Linda Crop Top Kiera Circle Skirt Named after the beautiful lady modeling it in these photos, the Kiera Circle Skirt is the newest addition to the Heart of Haute skirt family!  A true full circle skirt that's wonderfully twirl-able, with the added convenience of pockets!! All honeys love their pockets, making this garment both fashionable and functional! So far the only print this skirt is available in is the adorable 'Chambray Pin Dot Blue', which is one of my favorite prints.  This fabric has the look and feel of an authentic vintage fabric and remains delightfully cute while being very classy as well.  Plus it's a textured polka-dot fabric that's contrasting reverse is just as cute! Be one of the first ladies to snag this crowd-pleasing skirt by shopping here!

First Impression Friday - the Alisa Dress

First Impression Fridays - the Alisa Dress Welcome to the debut of First Impression Fridays! This FIF is on one of our newest dress styles - the Alisa Dress!  This dress is similar to the Aimee Dress, with longer sleeves added to it. Personally I thought this dress wouldn't fit me well because I'm always worried about my arms fitting into long sleeved garments with little stretch - but this dress didn't let me down!  It fits and flatters without being too baggy or too tight in the sleeves, and I just love the sweetheart neckline. [caption id="attachment_2141" align="alignright" width="214"]First Impression Fridays - the Alisa Dress The Alisa Dress in Olive Matrix[/caption] Another way this dress flatters any body type is the a-line skirt and included tie belt.  It cinches the waist in just the perfect way! [caption id="attachment_2143" align="alignright" width="201"]first impression friday - the alisa dress Dinah DeRosa in the Alisa Dress in Olive Matrix / Photo by Mandie Bee[/caption] I know this dress, just like our Mitzi Dress, will be just perfect for the cooler climates or for winter time.  However the Alisa is ever so slightly less modest than the Mitzi, which is fine by me! So far this dress is only available in Olive Matrix, but if you wanna try out the Alisa for yourself, we'll be happy to make you a custom one in any print you like, just send us an email at orders@heartofhaute.com or call us to order via phone at (909) 599-0715. What do you think, honeys?  Do you long for an Alisa of your own?

Magnificent Metallics!

metallicsss Who doesn't love a gorgeous shiny metallic?  Whether your favorite is cool silver, classic gold, bohemian bronze, or shimmering pearl, metallics flatter your skin tone and provide eye-catching detail. odyssey Our new 'Odyssey' print features a lovely light-catching tableau of gold, bronze, silver and pearl bursts on a black background.  Available in the Monique Dress, Twirl Skirt, and new Marie Dress. PicMonkey Collage The 'Azteca' print has been a fan favorite since it's debut a few months ago.  This fun fabric features multi colored patterns between gold strips. Available in the Gypsy Skirt and the flattering Marie Dress. moremetali We have a few new metallic fabrics also in the works - the 'Shimmer Slate' and 'Shimmer Gold' prints are lovely soft shimmering bursts in blue or gold on ivory backgrounds.  These little beauties are still being developed, swoon over them in our 'Coming Soon' section!

Coming Soon - Spring Prints!

We've got some treats in store for you, dolls!

The first new print that's coming soon is a lovely little fabric we call 'Peggy Plaid.' peggyPLAID ...and there may be a similar version in black and white! This new print comes in two versions - Gold and Slate.  'Shimmer Gold' is a lovely ivory background with bursts of gold.  This fabric and the dresses it's made in are subtly chic and quite lovely to behold. shimmergold

Our newest floral print, 'Isabella', is a gorgeous mixture of bright spring colors on a black background. isabella Need something new, now?  Check out our newest dress styles and fabrics >> here ! comingsoon

Retro Tiki Dresses and Style for Summer 2014

It's tiki time! From Tiki Caliente, East to Hukilau, and back West to Tiki Oasis, the season of Polynesian pop weekenders is upon us.  Subculture weekend events keep getting bigger and bigger; Viva Las Vegas has been going strong for over 15 years now. These events make fun short vacations -  it's a great chance to meet like-minded retro fashion freaks, and show off your best outfits.

Retro style parties are practically a vintage fashion competition. The problem with vintage clothing is that there is no size range - it either fits or it doesn't. At Heart of Haute, we can help everyone get the look, with vintage inspired clothing in sizes from XS to plus size 3X! Looking for some new pieces for your tiki pin up look? We have two great aloha prints in red and navy (look like a vintage Mai Kai Calendar girl), in 3 dress styles.

We are excited to offer our Sweetie Dress, Paradise Dress,  Ellie Tie Top, and Twirl Skirt in the new tapa cloth inspired Tiki Serenade print. What is tapa cloth? It is a fabric traditionally made out of bark in Pacific Islands such as Tonga, Samoa, and Fiji. The word tapa comes from Tahiti -  in Hawai'i, this fabric is known as kapa. It is decorated by stamping or stencilling, usually in a geometric pattern of decorative images. For clothing, tapa patterned cotton fabrics like our Tiki Serenade are now more common. The bark and fiber tapa cloth is often used in decor, or for ceremonial purposes.

There are a lot of pool parties at these events, so don't forget a cover-up or two; our Knotty Dress and Ellie Tie Top are good choices. Pack the Sweet Sweater for chilly nights or air conditioned venues.  Don't forget your feet - the Keke Wedges from Bettie Page shoes will get attention while keeping you more comfortable via a platform and wedge heel. Finish your look with a hair flower (or five), and you are set - whether you are taking off for a weekend, or just taking over a stool at your local tiki bar. I will be at Hukilau 2014 - will you?

P.S. Remember to check our sale rack! There are some retro tiki style gems - a unique version of our Paradise Dress, the poolside-perfect Nice Dress, some halter tops, and more.  

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May 17, 2014 — Allison Vallerga