Congratulations, Pinky Swear!!! Crowned 1st in Pinups Against Bullying

Congratulations, Pinky Swear!!! Crowned 1st in Pinups Against Bullying

Long time Haute Honey, friend, passionate pinup, and excellent mother, We took a moment to interview Miss Pinky Swear and congratulate her on her recent crowning!

Tell us...what is the pinup against bullying contest about? The contest was about inner beauty over outer beauty. It was women telling their stories 
of bullying and overcoming that hardships it can bring.
How did you hear about it? A friend of mine that owns a jewelry shop (Classic Betty's Rubbish) was one of the sponsors. She posted a flier and tagged me in it, so I thought,
"lets enter and see what happens ..."
Who set it up? The Dainty Dames are the ones that put the car show together and the Pinups Against Bullying hosted the pinup contest.
How awesome is your crown? Oh my god it's amazing! Super sparkly! It really makes me feel like a princess!
How long have you been a pinup model? I have been modeling for over 10 years and competing in pinup contests for about 5 years.
What does your daughter think about her mama being a pinup? She loves it. She thinks it's so great. She cant wait to be grown up so she can do pinup things as well.
She especially loves seeing me on stage, win or lose she knows her mommy is a winner!
Anything else you want to include about the contest? I am so grateful for this contest. I haven't heard of a contest like this one. For me i have always been self conscious about the way I look.
I was picked on so much as a kid, and even as an adult, so to be in a contest like this- one that helps uplift women rather than pick who is the prettiest or most pppular- they picked the one with the biggest heart, and beautiful mind. 
Anything else you want to share?.... well, I hope that this is my year of winning. I tried to give up on doing pinup pageants because I knew I would never be the tall sexy type of girl most judges and magazine people want on the cover of their magazines. But I couldn't. I feel I need to make a change in the type of people they choose to be winners. Not all women can be thin and sexy. Some of us are curvy and sexy as well. 
What are some of your favorite Heart of Haute pieces? Oh gosh, too many to choose from. I would have to say for sure the Monte Carlo dress since it is the dress I won my first pageant in.
I would also say the  Maybelline dress cause it's just such an easy everyday dress and it has POCKETS !!!

Pinup Couture + Heart of Haute = Best Frocks Forever!

The vintage styling of Heart of Haute meets the timeless fun of Pinup Couture with this cute collaboration collection, Best Frocks Forever! Co-designed by Pinup Girl Clothing’s Laura Byrnes and Heart of Haute’s Mandie Bee and Teresa Becker, this limited edition collection is proudly made in the USA of imported goods and features some of Heart of Haute’s most popular silhouettes in petite-friendly hem lengths designed for the modern gal who appreciate retro flair and unique prints.
This is the first group in a series to be released for a limited time! Shop the Collection Here. The next release will be in December- so keep an eye out! 
Let's review the line, shall we?
For starters, we have this NEW B.F.F. Sweater Girl top in Coral  ($44, sizes: XS-4X) that matches perfectly with the print used for the story. The Sweater Girl top is something imagined up by Laura Byrnes and brought into existence by Teresa Becker. This fitted top is made of a light french terry, making it appropriate for the sweater weather season. The hem is cropped at the natural waistline, making it the perfect piece to pair with the MB Circle Skirt ($76, sizes XS-2X)  This skirt features a 2-inch waist band, zip closure, and is made of 100% cotton. 
Next Up! We took our oh-so-popular Monique Dress and attached a shorter length MB Circle Skirt to it! 
It's flattering and fun. Te Monique Dress has taken on a few variations on a theme. During our meeting with Laura Byrnes of Pinup Girl Clothing, we put together one of our best selling dress silhouettes and added the flirty shorter length circle skirt. The full circle skirt makes it comfortable enough for everyday wear and still keeps that classic twirl-able silhouette. The Monique Dress is lovely in its simplicity with a bateau neckline, side zip, 100% cotton construction, and classic a-line skirt, all of which look beyond joyful in this grey, aqua, coral, pale orange, and pale olive Midcentury bubbles print. ($114, size XS-4X)
Lastly, The Adorable Roxie Dress in MidCentury Bubble ($108, sizes XS-4X)
Dig it!!! Check out the Best Frocks Forever Collection, currently only being sold exclusively with us, Heart of Haute  and our with our friends, PinupGirlClothing.com

Shop with Heart of Haute at the DAPPER DAY EXPO!!!!

This Weekend, we're wheelin' out the racks for your shopping delight! Be sure to stop by!

What is Dapper Day???  Read all about it and the wonderful events that occur during this magical weekend....

FALL 2015 DISNEYLAND CA

• "DAPPER DAY at the Parks: Fall 2015" Fri Sept 18 Dress your best while visiting both parks of the Disneyland Resort with 20,000+ other fashionable guests!

As a Dapper Day tradition we enjoy an afternoon group ride on the classic Mark Twain Riverboat (a "Mark Twain Mixer" if you will), and after sundown gather for a "Dapper Derby," taking a spin on the Carousel. (To avoid park congestion we're no longer posting specific times for in-park meet-ups, and we do not organize group photos in the parks.) NOTE: Riverboat will close around 4:45, parts of Fantasyland and the carousel will close before and during the Fireworks). Disneyland is scheduled to close at midnight, Disney California Adventure at 10p*

*See Disney.com for updated park hours and attraction closures.

 FOLLY: Our Official After Party, Fri Sept 18 Dance the night away with multiple rooms of live music! Featured entertainment by Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five feat. Hilary Alexander, Marc Gasway & Alex Burke, and DJ Sean Patrick. 9:30p-2a upstairs at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney, Anaheim CA.

FOLLY is 21+, BUY TICKETS $15 advance online or $20 at the door.

• DAPPER DAY EXPO Sept 18-19, Fri noon-8p, Sat 11a-8p FREE,  Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall Shop our Expo marketplace featuring everything for stylish, sophisticated living from vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories, to bath and beauty products, and beyond. Authentic tintype photos will also be created on-site via our new vendor TinTypeBooth.com  Join us for live music each afternoon! New DAPPER DAY merchandise will be available exclusively at the Expo!

• DAPPER DAY Expo EARLY BIRD ENTRY Ticket 11am-NOON Fri Sept 18 BUY TICKETS HERE
- One Hour of Pre-Opening Expo Shopping of over 50 vendors.
- Complimentary continental Breakfast, Coffee, Tea, & Juice.
- Free Limited Edition “DAPPER DAY Early Bird” Pin Designed by Jerrod Maruyama

• CHARLES PHOENIX RETRO DISNEYLAND SLIDE SHOW: DAPPER DAY EDITION! Saturday September 19, 12-NOON , AMC Theaters Downtown Disney, Anaheim BUY TICKETS HERE

Join DAPPER DAY favorite, pop culture humorist and author Charles Phoenix as he sweeps us away on a fun-filled adventure using actual "found" guest slides from the early days of Disneyland when every visit was a day worth dressing for!

•  Announcing our first DAPPER DAY CAR SHOW! Sat Sept 19 Disneyland Hotel Located just steps from our DAPPER DAY Expo, our free DAPPER DAY Car Show celebrates classic style and refined design from the past to the present. With our theme "Arrive in Style!," this showcase of exotics and classics, from Model T’s to Lamborghinis, will delight guests of all ages. DAPPER DAY Car Show will be open for public viewing during event hours 11a-5p Sat Sept 19, no ticket required. Hot Dogs, ice cream treats, and other refreshments will be available from Disney. See our CAR SHOW page for vehicle registration.

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SPECIAL RATES FOR HOTELS AND PARK TICKETS

PARK TICKETS  Disney has offered us special convention-rate print-at-home Disneyland Resort park tickets for this event you can only PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, in advance. Tickets are valid for admission from September 13, 2015 through September 24, 2015.  The last day to purchase tickets online is September 16, 2015 by 9:00 PM PST. As this is not a private event, regular passes and admission may be used as usual.

If you're joining us for our Fall 2015 events, you may book nights at the Disneyland Resort Hotels with these very special rates.*

Disney's Grand Californian® Hotel & Spa $249/night*

Disneyland® Hotel $209/night*

Disney's Paradise Pier® Hotel $199/night*

Book online here or call Disney Group Reservations at 714-520-5005 M-F 8-5 and request the "Dapper Day Group Rate" or email: DLR.CONVENTION.GROUPS @ DISNEY.COM 

*After our reserved block of rooms sells out, discounted rooms may still be available but at a slightly less-discounted rate depending on the hotel/night.

See our FAQ for other questions.

 

Car Show 101 - What To See and What To Wear From Heart of Haute

Summer and fall are prime time for car shows, and if your photos are any indication, our Haute Honeys love visiting them! Whether you drive in your own lovingly restored ride, or just like to window shop and dream, a car show is an amazing way to bring history to life for an afternoon. If you are not working on your own vintage vehicle, knowing what you are seeing at a car show is a little confusing, and even intimidating.

Want to know a little bit more about what you are witnessing (and posing with) at the car show? Here is the Heart of Haute lesson on car show 101.

  • What kind of show is it? Car show themes have become quite niche. Theme examples can be based on a manufacturer like Mopar (Chrysler-built cars - including Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth) or a specific make like Corvette. Other shows are open to all makes, but limited by a date range such as 1970 and earlier. Car clubs put on shows as well, and any or all of these shows can features certain types of cars: traditional, hot rods, customs, lowriders, or rat rods.
  • Custom cars have had their original design modified or re-styled. Examples include removing or chopping the roof, frenched headlights or taillights, and removing elements from the nose or back of the car. Many custom modifications were popular enough to  influence auto manufacturer’s new designs. In the past, customizations often focused on the speed and performance of the car. Removing the roof or hood meant less weight and a faster car! Today, most customizing is based on the style and value of the car. Customs are not only hot rods - any vintage car with modifications is a custom: a lowrider Impala, a drag-racing GTO.
  • Traditional cars are as period accurate as possible. These cars are restored to be almost identical to their original incarnation. That immaculate station wagon with a mexican blanket and 1950s picnic set in the backseat is a traditional restoration. Hot rods can also be restored in a traditional fashion, with any customizations being period-accurate.
  • What about those rusty, mismatched hot rods with no hood? Known as rat rods, they are created as a response to the cost and strict rules within restoring traditional and higher-end custom cars. Often associated with rockabilly culture, they are finished in an intentionally crude way, unconcerned with historical accuracy.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions about anything that interests or confuses you. Do be aware that car owners often have allegiance to one of the above styles, and may dislike the others! It’s a detailed and tribal world. 

Pinup car show outfit ideas

Vintage Inspired Looks For Any Era

Now that you know what you will be seeing, it’s time to think about what to wear. Start getting ready with sunscreen, sunglasses, and maybe even a parasol. Wear or at least bring some flats - car shows can be on grass, dirt or hot concrete. For your outfit, a look that corresponds with the period of the car show or your favorite era is a great idea:

  • 1940s - Our Manhattan Dress goes perfectly with victory rolls and spectator shoes.
  • 1950s - Be a car hop daydream in our Diner Dress - bring your own milkshake, but unfortunately we can't help you with all of those boys in the yard.
  • 1960s - The mod Caroline Dress is perfect for a ride in a 1960s roadster. Don’t forget your driving gloves and head scarf.
  • 1970s - Summon your inner Daisy Duke with our gingham Ellie Tie Top.

Happy car show hopping to all of our Haute Honeys, and don’t forget to use the tag #hautehoney on Instagram, or send in your car show photos to alisa@heartofhaute.com - we love seeing them! 

car show pinup dress

September 05, 2015 — Allison Vallerga

Blog Share - Southern California Belle - Sailor

She's reviewed our Monique Dress in 'Aqua Doilie',  Mercedes Dress in 'Bouquet', and some Holiday Favorites!  Now she's doubled the cuteness by showing off her little one in our Ava Adorable Baby Sailor Dress (Pinup Girl Clothing exclusive).  Read all about it here-

 

 

Heart of Haute Sailor dress

'I'm one of those people who feels like they need a vacation from their vacation.  We came back from Temecula yesterday afternoon and I'm just not ready to start the week yet.  It was a wonderful three days filled with swimming, wine tasting, a Chris Isaak concert, and lots of family time.  It was a much needed departure from our everyday life.  I hope I don't have to wait three more years to take another weekend off!

Heart of Haute Sailor dress

Heart of Haute Sailor dress

Heart of Haute Sailor dress

Heart of Haute Sailor dress

Heart of Haute Sailor dress

Dress- c/o Heart of Haute
Shoes- Bettie Page
Brooch- Tangerine Menagerie
Bianca's dress- Heart of Haute via Pinup Girl Clothing
Bianca's shoes- Payless
Bianca's brooch- Charlotte Rose Shop
Lipstick- Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Bloodline

How cute are these Heart of Haute dresses?!  While the prints are different, the cut of the dress is the same.  I like the idea of our outfits complimenting each other but not matching (but I love dressing identically too), so when I saw these Sailor dresses I knew they had to be ours.  The dress has flattering princess seams, a tie back, and a nice full skirt that doesn't require a petticoat.  It's also 100% cotton so it's light and breathes really well.  Bianca really loves her dress too!  The minute I took it out of the box she had to put it on.  Over her clothing of course, because apparently she couldn't wait to get undressed.  I think I've created a monster!

xoxo

Ashley'
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Blog Share - Southern California Belle

Haute Honey and friend of Heart of Haute Ashley of Southern California Belle reviews one of our new Monique Dresses on her blog!  

Here's what she had to say about the Monique Dress in 'Doilie Aqua' -

"I don't know if you've been on the Heart of Haute website lately, but there have been lots of fun changes!  The site itself had a facelift and it's now really easy to navigate.  I love how I can find all the prints of a certain style with the click of a button!  They've also released a bunch of new styles and cute novelty prints just in time for summer.  Have you seen the teal and navy Magic pieces?  I pretty much need them all!

This dress is the classic and very versatile Monique cut.  It's a fitted bodice with a bateau neckline and an a-line skirt.  While I am wearing an underskirt, this dress looks wonderful without one.  The cotton is very light and comfortable to wear.  The best part?  All of the Heart of Haute lines are made here in the USA!  They also take custom orders, so I'm planning on getting a few mommy and me dresses made in the near future.  If you're planning on purchasing from their site, use the coupon code "Haute10" for 10% off!"

 

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Patriotic Pinup Fashion - Made in America by Heart of Haute

Pin up or pinup images got their name from the way that they were "pinned up" on the walls of barracks, bunkers, office walls, ships, and even planes during war time. These alluring photos and illustrations were created to help raise the "morale" of the many young men serving long, dangerous tours away from friends, family, and love. 1940s era pinups were a part of a long history of soldiers customizing their gear and living quarters - a tradition that continues today. 

From Rita Hayworth in her nightgown to Betty Grable in her bathing suit, patriotic pin up girls were everywhere, even in Yank - the unfortunately (or appropriately) named weekly magazine published by the US Army.  Winston Churchill jokingly dubbed Jane, a blonde cartoon pin up drawn in the Daily Mirror Newspaper 'Britain's secret weapon.' War time pin ups even moved out of photos and postcards to be painted on jackets, the side of tanks and bombers, and tattooed on many bodies. Pin ups were depicted in dresses, lingerie, bathing suits, sometimes even less. 

1940s USO girls wearing pinup bomber jackets

 

Pin ups in modified military uniforms were created to show sexy support for the war effort. The sailor or Navy pinup has always been popular, appearing even in early Sailor Jerry tattoo designs. This iconographic look is patriotic, retro, and above all sexy. Nautical style is always fresh and classic, and Heart of Haute can help you use the best of this venerable vintage American look to create a memorable modern pin up figure. We have curated an amazing Patriotic pinup style collection - red, white and blue looks good on you! Perfect for 4th of July parties, parades, and the many summer festivals that we all enjoy.

Our Sailor dress is a classic - based on the pattern of a vintage dress, it has nautical pin up style without looking too much like a costume. Available in a patriotic palette of red, white and blue! In cool, crisp 100% high quality cotton, this dress is versatile and flattering with side ties for a perfect fit. Our sweet anchor print in pale blue can be found on our Matey Dress and Ella Top. Add a matching headband for a Rosie the Riveter inspired vintage look. You can even get the Baby Beverly Dress in Blue Anchors for the perfect mother daughter photo look! 

 As we celebrate the unique country that we live in, why not do it in a unique outfit that was made in America by Heart of Haute? A special thank you and an extra kiss from Heart of Haute to all of those who have served in the U.S. Military - past, present, and future! 

Heart of Haute has MOVED....again...but this time for the better and for good!

Hello My Haute Honeys,

So...here's the thing. We made the good  decision to move Heart of Haute to a new shopping platform
and that we think it will work MUCH better for us and for you, honeys! You may notice things look a little bit the same....and a little different around here.

SO HOW ABOUT A CONTEST ABOUT IT!?!?!?


All you have to do is register an account at the new HeartofHaute.com and you'll be automatically entered to WIN a $250 gift certificate!  
Winner will be contacted via e-mail on July 1st, 2015 and we'll make a fuss about you, too ;)

 


 

So What does this mean if I have an open order with HoH?
The truth is you wont be able to check status on your order
without our assistance. Your old account at HeartofHaute.com will no longer be available to you to check on.
If you have an open order or questions, just send an e-mail to orders@heartofhaute.com and either Alisa or Mandie will help you out with status/tracking information.

 

So here's a little bit of information if you care to read on:

So here's the news....We've been having a number of issues with our old shopping platform and finally decided to make the switch to something much more user friendly- for us AND for our customers. We've been making some changes around here about the way we conduct business as well.

To make things awesome for all of us, we are keeping inventory of the items we actually have in stock.

Heart of Haute has always been a "just-in-time" manufacturing type. Yes. We make everything here. If the item you want isn't in stock, WE MAKE IT FOR YOU! What other company does that?  Irma, Irene, and Juana are our in-house seamstresses. Liza is one of our production and sample cutters. These are the MAIN people that put your dream dress into reality and we value you them greatly here at HoH.  Our manufacturing type is NOT typical in this industry.  We do not mass produce items overseas and pack them in a warehouse. Our inventory changes on a daily basis as we are supplying boutiques around the world as well as individual customers that order directly from our website. 

All NEW items (especially new prints/designs)  will still be subject to the 7-10 business day ordering process, as we will be making items to order to keep everyone happy. But instead of offering our entire line this way, as we have since day 1, we will be keeping our basics and best sellers in stock. All fashion/seasonal items will be phasing out as they sell out.    If we have new items in stock- we'll mention it in our promotions.  And if you have a question about the ETA on a certain item, you can always call or e-mail to ask about it. We're happy to help.

So What else can you tell me?

If you've made it this far into reading, you'll be happy to find that I've set up a coupon for you
to use for 15% off, valid today  June 15-June 17, 2015.  Thank you for being a loyal customer and avid reader! I appreciate it, truly.
Use coupon Code:  ForTheLoveofHaute
With Love & No Regrets,
Mandie Bee
HeartofHaute.com

 

 

5 Tiki Movies full of Vintage South Seas Fashion

The modern tiki trend is a revival of the early to mid-20th century American obsession with Hawaii and all things tropical. Music, movies, décor, and fashion from the south pacific were adopted and adapted by mainland Americans as early as the 1920s. The trend hit its height in the 1960s, with tiki bars in both major hotel chains and countless backyards. Searching for your own South Seas style inspiration? Vintage movies are a great way to explore and expand your retro aesthetic. We previous shared our top 5 movies for Mod style inspiration. Here are our 5 best Tiki movies – enjoy these 20 years of Polynesian-inspired fashion in American film.

5 best tiki movies ship ahoy

Ship Ahoy (1942)  Opening with drummer Buddy Rich and the rest of the Tommy Dorsey Band playing “Hawaiian War Chant,” this movie has loads of amazing music (keep your blue eyes open for a very young Frank Sinatra in the band), and Eleanor Powell’s incredible tap dancing. Her gorgeous costumes range from leis and cellophane skirts to nautical pinup looks. The wartime plot won’t win any awards, but the sounds and sights are more than worthwhile.

 Pagan Love Song (1950) Whether or not you buy Esther Williams as half Tahitian, there are loads of stylish sarongs, bamboo décor, and hair flower inspiration. Underwater sequences, songs, and the scenery of a more rustic Kauai make it an enjoyable escape. Pin up icon Esther Williams was actually pregnant while filming this difficult movie!

 South Pacific (1958) James A. Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific is required reading for anyone wanting to understand the role of World War II in Polynesian pop. The myth of Bali Hai is just one aspect of tiki culture that came from Michener. This 1950s movie was an adaptation of the musical that was based on the novel. Filmed in both Kauai and Ibiza, the movie features all of the songs from the musical production.

top 5 tiki movies blue hawaii elvis

 Blue Hawaii (1961) One of three movies Elvis shot in Hawaii, he also recorded the popular soundtrack in Hawaii. Famous Oahu sights like Waikiki Beach and Diamond head appear, though much of the movie was shot on Kauai. A fun exploration of post-war Hawaii and American dreams, and a good example of the 1960s “beach party” movie genre that helped to expose many people to surfing and surf music.

 Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) Marlon Brando leads the rebellion against a ship’s cruel captain – based on a true story that occurred in the 1700s. The 1960s film version of this South Seas story was filmed on location in Tahiti, with gorgeous tropical colors. Despite long and expensive shooting and production, it was nominated for many awards. Whether you are packing up for the Hukilau, Tiki Oasis, Tiki Caliente, or just hosting a killer luau at home, Heart of Haute has the aloha wear you need. Take a look at our new Hula Honeys and Tahiti items, and the bold Ukulele tapa print Tiki Serenade.  Our modern fits and 100% high quality cotton fabric will keep you looking amazing and feeling comfortable from the Mai Kai to the Bali Hai.

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April 03, 2015 — Allison Vallerga

Blog Share - Chicago Chic!

Haute Honey Rachel Jensen of Chicago Chic reviews her favorite Heart of Haute dresses and separates!

If you're a pinup lover and have an instagram you've probably seen some photos of this gorgeous doll floating around your feed!  This curvaceous lady is Rachel Jenson of the popular Chicago Chic Blog.  She reviews the most glamorous of clothing companies, including Wheels & Dollbaby, and Dita Von Teese. We collaborated with this lovely lady and couldn't believe how beautiful her photos are! Her corseted curves and porcelain complexion make a beautiful silhouette for our pieces! Check her out in the Estelle Top in Black:  

pinup bow blouse Estelle from Heart of Haute

 

Looking ravishing as always in the Sweetie Dress in Red Gingham paired with our classic Mandie Bee Sweet Sweater in White:  

pinup red gingham dress and white sweater

Topped off with matching Lil Lou Lou hair bows! This dress in Red Gingham is perfect for Valentine's day!  And a classic spring choice. Rachel takes our spring classic and makes it fantastic!  

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