Fresh Fabrics for Funky Fashionistas

frocksemailheader.jpgHey there Haute Honeys! Am I using too much alliteration already? Whoops, I can't help it lately! Anyways - I'm here to introduce you to two of our newest fabrics! They're fresh! They're fun! They're funky! They're NOT for the faint of heart!  These retro inspired prints are bold and colorful, only fearless fashionistas for these frocks! (I know, I know, quit it already.) BeFunky_diamonds_swatch.jpg The first is Diamantes - it even sounds fancy! One of our pals says this print reminded her of the artwork of Mary Blair, I think I agree! This very retro harlequin fabric is indeed funky and colorful.  Definitely for the gal that doesn't mind standing out in a sea of gingham!

diamondsmoniThe Monique Dress is a good choice for this fabric as it's bateau neckline show as much of this awesome print as possible!

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Also available in the Maybeline Dress, which is a great choice for spring and summer!  It has ties on the shoulders to easily conceal your bra straps and keep things in place. I love the Maybeline because it reminds me of the dresses I used to play dress up in at my grandma's house.  The one's that I eventually coveted and wore to school once they fit me just right!

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Oooo so purdy! Floresitas is another bold print featuring tiny hints of blue and yellow on a stand out pink. Man I would love to have some high waisted shorts in this fabric! But I digress. Floresitas on the Monique Dress seems like a no-brainer, especially since we haven't had any kind of pink Monique's for a while!

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Be sweet and sassy in the Sweetie Dress - the classic vintage style halter dress with a sweetheart neckline. The Sweetie really is universally flattering, no matter what size or shape! What could be more perfect? So whaddaya say?  Are you ready to go bold this spring? :) Photos by Mandie Bee / Modeled by Pinky Swear <3 Ali for HoH  

5 Ways to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring!

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Who doesn't love springtime!  Flowers, warmer weather, brighter colors, longer days, it's all good!  But we've gotten so accustomed to the cold of the winter our closets may not be ready just yet!  Here's 5 easy ways to help you transition your winter wardrobe to spring! 1. Replace dark colors with brights - With the lovely little flowers on their way it's time for all of us to start thinking brighter!  Bold and bright colors make any outfit more fun, whether your favorite is Aqua, Coral, Lavender, or Pink.  Textured fabrics like Honeycomb Dimensions add an interesting pop to solid colored frocks. springbrights   Sundresses like our classic Sweetie Dress, and our newly refreshed Maybelline Dress are great for this season. 2. Switch fitted with flowy - Pencil skirts and wiggle dresses are popular in the fall and winter months, but spring is all about flirty, flowy and full skirts! Swing dresses are the best because they keep you cooler as the weather starts to warm up. And of course you can dance the night away!  The Milan and Marseilles Dresses have full circle skirts that are perfect for this season, and are available in the loveliest of florals.  We also have full skirts on their way this season - Keep your eye on our new arrivals! Tea party anyone? flowyskir 3. Bold patterns - Pack away the plaid and hide the hounds-tooth! Just until next fall that is!  Replace them with polka dots and florals in pastels and brights.  Bold florals like the classic Rosa and the new Ariel just scream flirty fun.  Every retro loving gal's wardrobe needs vivid fabrics like Russian Dolls and Teal Damask. I can't resist those adorable babushkas! Bold 4. Change up the accessories - The easiest way to add some spring fun to your everyday outfits is to add a flower or two!  Daisies are my favorite spring flower, but you pick whichever you like best!  Bright accessories like the Pinup Couture Amoeba Bag in Turquoise Glitter are a spring must have. And their Wicker Purse just makes me want to have a pinup picnic!

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Can't forget a new pair of sunnies - Tres Noir 'Ultra Lux' and a lovely little necklace like the Blingy Bow.  The brighter the accessories the better you feel I always say!

5. Switch up your layers - Springtime means skirts will be getting shorter and sleeves will disappear soon enough. But in the mean time, especially with the weather that can't decide if it wants to be warm or still cold, it's important to keep a little sweater handy.  The Sweet Sweater is wrinkle resistant so you can just throw it in your bag in case the evening gets chilly! It's available in solids or spring patterns.  The Betty Bolero is a great choice for when you want to wear your favorite sundress but need a little extra sleevage! Available in White, Black, and Red, so it'll go with virtually any outfit! sweasters Enjoy sprucing up your wardrobe! Ali for HoH <3

There's a Little Black Dress for every lady!

LBD Hey there Haute Honeys!  I was just going through some of our stock today and as always my eyes got caught on a little black dress.  We all have at least one in our wardrobes!  It got me thinking about the origins of the 'LBD'... According to fashion historians (wouldn't it be awesome to have that job!) the Little Black Dress can be credited to the early 1920's designs of CoCo Chanel.  The whole point of the LBD was to be versatile, long-lasting, accessible and affordable! Prior to the 1920's black was generally a color that was only used for mourning and funerals. It was actually considered indecent for a woman to be wearing anything black outside of those circumstances!  Glad I wasn't around for that!  Then in the post war era, around the 1950's, Hollywood's famous femme fatale characters (and an era of sexual conservatism) sort of took the little black dress back to it's original reputation of being the wardrobe of 'dangerous women.'  Not exactly the choice for the wholesome housewife! Then, thank goodness, in 1961 Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy came together to create the epitome of 'Basic Black' accessorized with pearls in "Breakfast At Tiffany's." And ever since then just about every woman has at least one LBD in their closet.  It's a wardrobe staple piece! Let's just say I'm very happy to live in an era where ladies can wear just about whatever they like! So I've put together some outfit inspirations featuring a few of the Heart Of Haute Little Black Dresses! LBD-ANITA The Anita Dress is a sassy wiggle dress that has a classic vintage silhouette that I just can't resist!  It reminds me of something Dita Von Teese would rock anyday!  With a below the knee hem and quarter length sleeves, the Anita is a perfect choice for cooler nights out.  I like to pair this one with red and gold accents like these Christian Louboutin pumps, the classic Pinup Couture Bow Handbag, and some Tres Noirs Ultra Lux Sunglasses if it's a daytime outing.  Don't forget the red lips! LBD-MARSEILLESThe Marseilles Dress is for more of the girly-gals! This one is satin so it has a gorgeous sheen to it that catches the moonlight (and perhaps the eye of that prince charming?) just right.  A full swingin' skirt makes it the perfect dance partner, showing off that gorgeous back with criss cross straps. Ooooh la la, don't I love it!  In my opinion this particular dress goes well with pink accessories like the gorgeous Viva to the Diva Pink Rose, lovely pink jeweled earrings from Asos, and these light pink sandal pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti.  A lovely choice for a pink-lovin' pinup princess! LBD-AIMEE The Aimee Dress is every bit as fun as the lady it's named after - trust me, she's my sister! I like the Aimee Dress for those times where I'm just not sure where the night is going to go, because it's perfect to dress up or down!  I pair it with my favorite saddle shoes or even a pair of Converse! - 'cause let's face it, nobody want's to be stuck in heels at your friend's brother's band's gig at the Whiskey a Go-Go!  This dress is a great choice for rockabilly babes and pinup princesses alike.  It's the perfect combination of comfort and cuteness!  I like to accessorize the Aimee with beetlejuice stripes and green accents like this adorably creepy skull bracelet from Infectious Threads and Serpentina lipstick from LimeCrime.   Oh Vera... how do I describe your subtle sexyness?  Vera is one of those silent but deadly dames.  She let's her style do the talking and yet she still is the center of attention.  Featuring a tiny peplum waistline and stunning collar, the Vera Dress and her daring hemline are for the bold fashionistas out there.  I styled the Vera with Rsvp Cailyn plum pumps and the Posh the Limit Hat by ModCloth. What do you think, Haute Honeys? Do you have a favorite little black dress? <3 Ali for HoH <3

Teer Wayde - Bombshell, Blogger, Model, Haute Honey

 

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Just who is this stunning lady?  You may recognize her as one of the models on our website!  This is Teer Wayde - plus size model, fashion blogger, and body positivity advocate.  Teer's aim is to help ladies of all sizes dress for their bodies and be comfortable with who they are.  In her blog, Curves To Kill, she reviews clothing from companies near and far, showing them off with her modeling skills.  She gives an honest opinion on each piece and styles them with accessories and some awesome shoe finds!  Teer has been published several times and is a part of the real size model movement.

Teer in the Maxine Dress in Rosa

 Teer in the Maxine Dress in Rosa Even though Miss Wayde is all the way in Melbourne, Australia, we manage to join forces and get her expert opinion on many of our garments.  She and our founder Mandie Bee even got to meet and shoot together last year when Teer came to the US for Viva Las Vegas!  Here's just a few of the shots she's done in Heart of Haute pieces.

The Jolene Dress in On the Dot

The Jolene Dress in On the Dot Most recently, Teer and Katherine Davis Photography braved the heat of the Australian summer and took a drive out to a gorgeous backdrop to shoot in some of her favorite Heart of Haute frocks. And don't we just adore the results!  You can read all of her reviews on her blog.

The Etta Dress in Blue Anchors

The Etta Dress in Blue Anchors Teer started pinup modeling as a hobby, and since then her career has taken off.  She loves pinup fashion and all things vintage inspired. This fashionista is an expert at picking a wardrobe that fits her body type perfectly, and is well known and loved for her work.

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The Monique Dress in Amber Rose There are definitely still not enough body positive images in the media today.  We're sick of the skinny vs. plus size debate. All sizes are beautiful, and we're all for happy, healthy models! Teer is a role model for gals of all shapes and sizes who want to change the definition of beauty in the fashion world today.  

The Super Spy Dress in Navy

The Super Spy Dress in Navy Before we changed our name from Heartbreaker Fashion to Heart of Haute, Teer reviewed quite a few of our dresses and separates.  Read Teer's previous blog post where she reviews the Hilary Dress, Tara Top, Beverly Dress & Monte Carlo Dress. Also read Teer's first blog post featuring Heart of Haute where she reviews the Marilyn Tee, Vogue Pencil Skirt, & Super Spy Dress.

Teer Wayde in the Monte Carlo Dress in Lake

The Monte Carlo Dress in Lake Want more Teer?  Follow her on Facebook, Tumblr, &  Twitter, Teer Wayde is represented by Bella Models, and can be contacted at her official website  www.TeerWayde.com <3 Ali for HoH <3