Blog Share - Southern California Belle - Kitty Faces

You may have figured this out by now... but we're big fans of Ashley (Aka Southern California Belle)!  She's reviewed some of her favorite Heart of Haute items quite a few times!  But this review of the Mandie Bee Ella Top in 'Blue Kitty Faces' is just perfect!  Plus she's got us wishing we were quite as glamorous in these last hot California summer days.  (Bring me rain, please!!) 
Read her review below:
Heart of Haute Ella Top in Blue Kitty Faces Laura Byrnes Black Sateen Shorts

"Everyone is talking about how excited they are about fall, but here in California we are dealing with record breaking heat.  I guess the bright side of living in such a warm climate is being able to make the most of your summer wardrobe.  That means my shorts get to hang around a little longer and I get to pair them with the cutest tops!  I'm sure you already know, but the Ella top from Heart of Haute is such a wonderful separate to have in your closet.  I have more than a few, but this kitty face print is my favorite.  And when the weather gets a little cooler it looks great layered with a cardigan.  It's a top that can survive all the seasons!

Heart of Haute Ella Top in Blue Kitty Faces Laura Byrnes Black Sateen Shorts

Heart of Haute Ella Top in Blue Kitty Faces Laura Byrnes Black Sateen Shorts

Heart of Haute Ella Top in Blue Kitty Faces Laura Byrnes Black Sateen Shorts

Heart of Haute Ella Top in Blue Kitty Faces Laura Byrnes Black Sateen Shorts

Top- c/o Heart of Haute
Shorts- Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes- Pinup Girl Clothing
Brooch- The Albino Hare
Lipstick- Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Orchid"
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September 15, 2015 — Alisa Martineau

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.

Disneyland Resort Parking info link.

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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

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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Tiki Photoshoot with Tara O plus a chance to win a FREE DRESS from Heart of Haute!!!

Phoenix based Pinup Photographer and long-time-darling friend, Tara O, is making her way to Sunny California yet again to capture the beauties we have in our sprawling land.  Care to take a stab at Pinup modeling? Need a fun NEW never-shot-in-before Tiki themed location? Book this shoot!  I'll be there, too ;) All bookings will also be entered in a drawing to win a Heart of Haute dress of their choice, up to a $120 value. Whoa! Yeah, I know. I wont enter the drawing, though.  

To set up an appointment, please contact Tara directly  at :  Tara@taraophotos.com   And if you're in need of some Tiki Tiki dresses, let's take a gander at some of the styles HoH has to offer!

Hope to see you there! Aloha!  

With Love and No Regrets,

Mandie Bee

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Blog Share - Gracefully Vintage

As you may know, we looove our Haute Honeys!  We often hold contests on Instagram and giveaway dresses, tops, accessories all the time!

We also have a 'Haute Honey Of The Month' contest where we draw from submissions in the #HauteHoney hashtag on Instagram and one lucky lady wins a $50 gift card!

But back to our main topic. We held a contest and gave away one of our Marie Dresses in Dutch Blue and our winner was @gracefullyvintage 

Little did we know, she has her own vintage-fashion blog and reviewed her new dress!

vintage inspired blue and white floral dress

And she looks just gorgeous!  This dress is a springtime favorite and will be available in the Dutch Blue pattern while supplies last!

vintage inspired blue and white floral dress

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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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It's Sale Rack time again at Heart of Haute!

Have you heard about the Heart of Haute Sale Rack? It's a magical land where all the sample dresses, phase-outs and slightly damaged or irregular items go!  We offer these items to you honeys at a discounted price!

Every once in a while when we're feeling like a little spring cleaning, we have a clearance sale! This weekend only get an extra 30% off when you use coupon code: FEB30 !

 

Shop by Size:

S | M | L | XL | PLUS

Shoes | Children's Clothing

Are you a Haute Honey?

A Haute Honey is a fashionable babe with an eye for what looks good!  Able to dress her body type to pinup perfection! Have a great shot of yourself in your favorite Heart of Haute frock or separate?  Post 'em on Instagram and use hashtag #HauteHoney and you'll be automatically added to our website's Haute Honey gallery, plus you've got a chance to be featured on our IG! PLUS ~ every month we choose one lucky lady at random to WIN a $50 HoH Gift Certificate! So come on.... tag your selfies!

Retro Las Vegas Outfit Ideas from Heart of Haute

Las Vegas is a great vacation spot, year-round. Winter still has better weather than most of the country, and killer off-season deals. For total Vegas virgins, my crash course is that there are 2 main tourist areas – downtown and the strip. They are not far apart in a car, and there is a bus (the Deuce) that runs between the two. I personally like staying downtown, but still going up to the strip.

 

Where to Stay in Las Vegas

Downtown is a little bit more “old Vegas,” with vintage casinos, cheaper prices, and Sinatra and Elvis impersonators everywhere. Take some free pulls on Fremont Street, get your photo with a Million Bucks at Binion’s, play some giant board games at the Gold Spike, and check out the cocktail lounge in the El Cortez (formerly owned by Bugsy Siegel). The Strip is the Strip – I don't have much new to say. Things are a lot bigger and further apart than you may think – keep that in mind when choosing where to stay.
  • The Venetian has one of my favorite lobbies and is centrally located. The also-central Flamingo has more kitsch at less cost.
  • The Platinum Hotel is my favorite non-smoking, non-gaming, off-strip spot, with huge suites and a rare indoor pool.
  • The Delano at Mandalay Bay has the only affordable 2 bathroom suites I've found. Mandalay Bay has lot of in-house shopping and dining options, and is connected to the Luxor.
  • Look into the suites at the more expensive spots if you have a big group – they just may be cheaper than 2 or 3 rooms, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Circus Circus has an actual midway and amusement park in addition to the casino, and free performers all day long.

Showtime

If you want to see a certain show, look into a night staying at the hosting hotel. That will give you the option of getting dressed up and rocking some killer shoes without a killer journey. The Beatles LOVE at the Mirage has been described as life-changing, and will give you the chance to hang at the 1960s ultra-mod Revolution Lounge – complete with go-go dancers. Pack some of our best mod looks - the Carina Dress or CoCo skirt are perfect.

 

 

 Maybe it is because I need Excel for any math beyond my fingers, but I am just not a big gambler. However, I will post up at a low-stakes slot on occasion to rest my feet and get a few free drinks. If you like to gamble, do some at the casino where the shows you want to see are – you just may get offered a free ticket.

A Stylish Retro Suitcase

Now, let’s finish packing! Visiting Las Vegas always gives me shoe anxiety. It’s the dichotomy of wanting to look your retro best and having to walk miles each day. I really advise being comfortable – painful feet will ruin your night. Yes, you will be next to a woman in a ball gown, but a great grandma in sweatpants will be on your other side. Truly anything goes. I do flats and even simple sneakers. For vintage inspired Vegas glamour, you can’t go wrong with the classic style of our Milan and Monte Carlo dresses for a fancy 1950s supper club dinner.

Hitting Frankie’s Tiki Room, or the luau at Treasure Island? Pack a skirt or dress in our Tiki Serenade print for a tropical desert moment. Frankie's is worth a trip for retro tiki freaks - it’s between the strip and downtown – keep that in mind to save on cabs. They do offer an aloha shirt discount for drinks on Fridays!

 

 All of those flashy late nights will wear you out. Bring some comfortable knits for a relaxed look on a tired day. Recover with some relaxed shopping at the Container Park downtown, or at any of the malls on the Strip. Our best-selling Super Spy dress and top are flattering and refined yet comfortable. Don’t forget a sweater – it gets cold in the desert at night, and casino A/C is no joke. Las Vegas has loads of interesting subculture, both past and present.

Whether you like, art, food, fashion, music, theater, burlesque, intense rides, or plain old people watching - craft cocktails or foot long frozen margaritas, spenders or free fun seekers - everyone can enjoy Vegas. Overall, Enjoy yourself, and put $5 on red for me!