Model Spotlight - Ruby Roxx

Meet Ruby Roxx! A simply stunning internationally published model, who's just so talented and a real sweetie! Aside from modeling for 7 years, Ruby is also the editor in chief of Beauty Mark Magazine - a brand new body positive publication. This curvy, Canadian cutie models for many pinup and alternative clothing and lingerie companies, and luckily she modeled a few of our favorite frocks as well!

Blog Share - The Life and Times of Erin Smith

Blog Share!  Lovely fashion blogger Erin Smith reviews our 'Milan Dress' in 'Regency Smoke' on her blog -  The Life and Times of Erin Smith Love this festive frock?  It's still available for a limited time - shop our 'Teresa Marie Studio' collection.    Isn't she just the cutest?  Erin has a flair for accessorizing her outfits perfectly!  And she always photographs her ensembles in the coolest backgrounds!  Check out her blog and see for yourself!  Can't get enough?  Follow Erin on:  Tumblr

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Holiday Magic - Festive Outfits for the Holiday Season 2014

It's officially December. You have parties lined up. You have places to be and people to see, but more importantly, YOU need to be seen wearing nothing but the best. We've compiled some of the best Holiday looks for you this season. So easy to dress up, dress down, wear to work, or wear on a night out. You decide how to accessorize, honey. Just leave the festive frocks up to us! First, let's talk about the Stefani Dress.  It's simple, stylish, and incredibly comfortable! With a sweet cowl neckline and full skirt, you can't go wrong. And while your Bestie is fiddling with her girdle, you can find comfort in this forgiving ponte knit dress.     Next, The ever popular Milan and Monte Carlo Dress!!! These particular dress bodies have become a best seller in the last 2 years. We offer it in a variety of prints and colors, but featured here we have it in Red Cotton Sateen and our new Ivory Regency Damask print (which has a lovely subtle metallic sheen in the print). If you're looking for something a little less formal or dressy, you can still be festive and cute in our Lily Tops! A 3/4 sleeve knit top, also a customer favorite here at Heart of Haute! And for that Candy Cane look, we suggest our Red Stripe Terri Top! Happy Holidays my Haute Honeys!! -Mandie Bee  

Hello Giggles Thinks our Super Spy is Dreamy!!!

A flurry of Super Spy dress orders came in today, and while this has been one of our best selling dresses at this time of year, the amount of orders seemed to be a bit more than usual.  We can thank Hello Giggles for that as their fashion blogger, Marie Lordi,  for recognizing a Heart of Haute classic!   This dress is irresistible. Just look at it. You can't say "no" can you? As soon as you get it on your body, YOU will be irresistible. Trust us. It's no wonder this is our #1 best selling dress since 2005. This wiggle dress is simple, yet sophisticated. The material is very forgiving- not too clingy and hugs in all the right places.   click the image below to read the full article... Shop for the Super Spy Dress in a variety of colors and similar styles here

1960s Fashion with Soul

get-on-up-movie-1960s Did you catch "Get on Up," the James Brown bio movie? The reviews of the slightly abstract film have been mixed, but I really enjoyed it. See it if you are a fan of soul music, and want to see a creative exploration of James Brown's evolution and influence from gospel to funk. "Get on Up" had great acting, and lots of amazing vintage American fashion - from the early 1950s to the powerful styles of the 1970s.  Costume designer Sharen Davis knows retro well - she also worked on soul movie favorites "Dreamgirls" and "Ray." James Brown was known in part for his bold style, but you don't have to throw on a gold cape to recreate some of the awesome looks from this era. james-brown-1960s If you want a retro look with power, Heart of Haute has 1960s styles with big payback. Try our Jenni Dress with puffed and swinging bell sleeves - go go boots and backup dancer moves unfortunately not included. Our Carina Dress has a more structured 1960s shape, and comes in two strong optic prints. You can find the same super bad prints on our Coco Skirt. Our Doreen Dress is another bold 1960s shape - perfect on stage or for dancing to records at home! Don't pay too big of a cost to be the boss - get an American made retro look for less than $100 from Heart of Haute.

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?

Wedding Dresses for the Uncommon Bride from Heart of Haute

Vintage wedding dresses are eternally popular - whether it is wearing a family heirloom, or just wanting to emphasize the timeless nature of love. Vintage dresses are one of a kind (just like you), and that is what makes them amazing, but also a problem. There is no range of sizes, and alterations can be impossible. Heart of Haute creates vintage style wedding dresses for uncommon brides in modern fabrics, and sizes ranging from extra small to plus size 3x. We have loads of options for the creative bride who is looking for a memorable retro look, even if you want to keep the tradition of a white or ivory base. All of these remarkable retro wedding dresses are under $200 - cut and made to order right here in Southern California. Classic Retro Bride Style with a Twist: The Milan, Beverly, and Amanda dresses all have classic retro shapes with neckline details that photograph beautifully. The Irene and Irma dresses have bold black trim - easy to accessorize for the bride who wants a daring look. Nautical Wedding Love: Our Sailor Dress has been a part of many adorable nautical themed weddings. Are you getting married on the coast, or are you (or your partner) in the Navy? This sexy and patriotic shape is one of our longest-running styles for many reasons. Mad About Wonderland Weddings: Are you are planning a steampunk or Wonderland themed wedding? Sip tea and sample cakes in the stripes and skeleton keys of our Riveting Gallantry dresses, capes, and corseted skirts. Don't forget the accessories when planning your retro wedding ideas. We have the perfect hair flowers & bows, and even the essential something blue! Visit us on pinterest for even more. -AllisonV P.S. - If you are looking for retro bridesmaid dresses, check out our Bridal Party policies - all designed to make your day gorgeous. Did you know that we can cut bridesmaid dresses in any size, or even in a maternity style to accommodate pregnant bridesmaids? We can even outfit your flower girls!
Retro Wedding Dresses from HeartofHaute.com

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

Pre-Viva Shopping Party at Roadkill Ranch

What a lovely weekend we had!  This past Saturday afternoon we had our Pre-Viva Shopping sale, hosted by one of our favorite stockists - Roadkill Ranch!  Roadkill ranch is am amazing store that's been catering to both rockabilly babes and boho-chic fashionistas of Fullerton since 1991!

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 We were joined by lovely Nicholle of NicCoCo Creations, one of the newest and most popular designers of pinup hair flowers.

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sangria&snacksOur wonderful host ladies at Roadkill Ranch provided sangria and treats!  YUM. 

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We got to shop and hang out with some of our customers too! 

A big thanks to everyone who came out to party with us - we had a spectacular time!  Keep your eyes peeled on our facebook for all the news on upcoming events. We unfortunately won't be having a booth at Viva Las Vegas this time around, for the first time in 7 years!  Mandie Bee will be roaming around though!  If you want to purchase our dresses at Viva, stop by the My Baby Jo booth.

 Have fun at Viva, everybody!  ;)

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<3 Ali for HoH

Get Groovy! ~ New Styles

groovybanner2 Feeling groovy?  We sure are! Trending this season (and every season since the 60's in my personal opinion) are bold, bright prints! Back in the 60's women started wearing what's called a 'Shift Dress' as a sort of stick-it-to-the-man breakaway from the traditional cinched-waist styles that had been in vogue for women for so long.  Nowadays most of us do want at least a tad bit of waist definition, so our shift dress comes with a matching belt.

First off we have this sassy little number we like to call the 'Carina Dress'.  A shift dress crafted from 100% cotton fabrics that are so incredibly groovy! amycarinacooldinahgroovycarina Do you love it as much as I do? I know Megan Draper would love them. :P  These two new fabrics are pretty awesome too, we call them Cool and Groovy.

Another set of new items we have just added to our collection is the Coco Skirt.  This skirt is an a-line style with attached matching belt. 1272452_10152024928187536_1414770961_oamycocogroovy2

Remember, as always in the Mod style, these garments are shorter than our regular collection! GroovyCollage <3 Ali