Introducing... El Gato Gomez for Heart of Haute!

As a fan and collector of El Gato Gomez's  iconic mid-century inspired art work, I couldn't help but reach out and ask her to collaborate with me for Heart of Haute. What first was imagined as a line of t-shirts, soon became an entire collection of full circle skirted dresses with a Black Cat & Asterisk motif, paired perfectly with tonal cropped cardigans.

This is the first time we've collaborated with an artist and we're excited to release this first fun collection featuring all new dress designs. All dresses and skirts are full circle to accommodate the engineered print to suit the swoop of the skirt. Our new cropped cardigan is now available to order in 3 color ways, and will be coming soon in 2 more as the seasons change.

The NEW Dresses are officially availble for PRE-ORDER.  Shipments will begin on the dresses on September 15th. Cardigans are in stock and ready to ship today (if you just can't wait). We have a limited number available on each color. Be the first to rock this new collection and get your orders in early!

 

The Simone Dress in Jade        and        The Cropped Cardi in Jade with El Gato Screen Print

The Sarah Dress in Coral    and    The Cropped Cardi in Coral with El Gato Screen Print

The Serena Dress in Coral            and             The Stacy Dress in Jade

 The Haute Circle Skirt in Red                                The Cropped Cardi in White with El Gato Screen Print

 

 

El Gato Gomez has gallery representation at the WonderGround Gallery  at the Disneyland theme park in California, Creature Features in Burbank, California, The Harold Gollen Gallery in Miami, Florida, and the One-Shot Gallery in New York City.  Her art work has also been featured at the amazing modernist cultural events, Tiki Oasis  and Modernism Week in Palm Springs.

Disney enthusiasts will be glad to find her Disneyana inspired art pieces like these...

 

I've personally been collecting El Gato's  black cat paintings. Part of the reason I fell in love with this artist is because she took elements of everything I loved and put them together. I mean....who doesn't dig a hip little kitty chillin' in an atomic-age living room?

and here's just a handful of some of El Gato's other works....

 

These few paintings are such a small sampling of her entire body of work. She's always coming out with new paintings and sells original pieces directly to her fans on eBay.  You will rarely ever see prints of her paintings. If you're totally digging El Gato Gomez, head on her over to website to follow her social accounts and eBay sales.

ElGatoGomezArts.com

 

With Love & No Regrets,

-Mandie Bee

 

 

 

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. 

Spring Sneaky Peeks!

 Has this extra chilly winter got you feeling blue?  Never fear, honeys... springtime is closer than you think!  And we at least will give you a little taste of what you have to look forward to in the coming months!  But don't worry... we won't give away all the secrets! ;)  

Springtime? FLORALS! Of course. There will be quite a few completely new styles this season, from the Mandie Bee & Teresa Marie Studios lines! However for the sake of bloggyness (and because we haven't photographed the samples yet) we're going to focus on PRINTS!  Because that's an important factor in every shopper's mindset.  

     Full skirt vintage inspired pink floral dress

This one we lovingly call 'Blush' as it is the perfect shade of rosy pink!  Uhh, I just adore it, don't you? This one will be featured on a brand new dress style that, in a few words, can be described as the Monique dress' big, billowy sister!  The Mercedes dress!  As always, start planning your spring wardrobe by keeping a close eye on our 'Coming Soon' section!

Teer Wayde Reviews our Most Popular Basics

Teer Wayde has done it again! Our Curvacious Cutie from Melbourne takes beautiful editorial photos in some of our most coveted standards including the Marilyn Top, the new Estelle Blouse, and the infamous Super Spy Dress. You can click on her photos below to find the individual items, but to read her reviews, please visit her blog, Curves to Kill!

pinup bow blouse from Heart of Haute

Mod wiggle 1960s super spy dress from Heart of Haute

The Tara Top & Marilyn Top in Leopard  are both discontinued but will be on SALE this weekend (Dec. 5-6, 2014) during our major clearance on the Heart of Haute Sale Rack- be sure to Check it out!

Heart of Haute Giveaway - Kitties VS. Puppies!

Which is your favorite - kitties or puppies? We're giving away two skirts with our cutest animal inspired prints in this month's giveaway! Join us on Facebook and Instagram for your chance to WIN!

Retro Cat Costume!

Need a super simple halloween costume?  Snag one of our Tara Tops in Leopard (in-stock and ready to ship out right now!) Pair with your favorite black skirt, high waisted shorts, or black pants for an easy costume!  Accessorize to your hearts content with heels, kitty ears, jewelry - whatever you like!
Don't forget your black cat-eye liner!!
Cat Costume!

Halloween Costume Ideas - Mary Poppins

Need an easy and quick halloween costume this year?

Get Honey Money Rewards! Heart of Haute Promotions

We're showing our appreciation for our loyal Haute Honeys by giving you a $25 Honey Money Giftcard when you spend $100 or more this month!!

It's time to bundle up on separates or snag that dress you've been waiting for!  Then use your $25 Honey Money Giftcard for your holiday fashion needs!  This is a limited offer that ends Sept 30th, so act quickly!

     -Alisa <3

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 - 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!