Black Friday, Weekend Sale, and Cyber Monday

Hey Heart of Haute Fans. It's Mandie Bee here. So, word on the street is Heart of Haute will be having some incredible deals this holiday weekend. And by street, I mean my office computer...because that's where I come up with this stuff! If you want in on the secret, you've come to the right place.  Friday has you saving 15% on the entire site plus free shipping on orders of $300 or more! Saturday and Sunday? Easy. Check out the HoH Sale Rack via our Facebook page. And Monday is super sweet, too. Spend $100, get $25. I've decided this year to make things very simple. No coupons. That's right. Just shop easy knowing that you'll be saving. No more feeling left out because you don't have the special coupon code. No more "hey, where do I input the coupon? I'm confused!". That's right, my dear Heart of Haute fans. This year, all you got to do is worry about what you'll be sporting for all those upcoming holiday parties and what's on your Christmas list! If you've had your eye on something for yourself, this is the weekend to grab it! ....and if you're hunting for some lovely holiday apparel, may I suggest our Dynasty collection?  These dresses are 100% cotton with a gold metallic print! They shine in just the right light and look fabulous in photographs!                                   Also in this group, the Empress print. A white background with gold metallic print. Our friend, Dinah DeRosa, really rocks the Beverly here!                                                           Heart of Haute is also a great place to find cool gifts for $20 or less!  You may find our selection of Jewelry to be just right for the lady in your life!                                   We also have Mitzi's 2013 Pinup & Hot Rod Calendar for the fellas!                         So whatever your reason, this really is the season to shop with Heart of Haute and save a pretty penny! Happy Thanksgiving, Dolls.  Enjoy the Black Friday, Weekend Sale, and Cyber Monday offer! With Love & No Regrets, Mandie Bee  

Heart of Haute Herald at Roadkill Ranch & Boutique

Hello Heart of Haute Fans, This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit The Art Walk in Downtown Fullerton.  I found so many great shops, it was a bit overwhelming.  Click on the link below to view my video blog about Heart of Haute's night out on the town in one of my newly favorite shop's Roadkill Ranch & Boutique.     With Love & No Regrets, Alexis Heart of Haute Herald Contributor

Heart of Haute for the Holidays

Now that November is here, it's time to put away the spooky decorations and to retire this year's Halloween costume (no matter how fabulous you looked as Jackie O.) The first day of November means that the holidays are just around the corner, Heart of Haute fans! Somewhere between finding the perfect gifts for your favorite people and decking the halls with boughs of holly, the hunt begins for a holiday party dress that showcases the snow princess that you are. Sure, you can always just find something at the mall, but who wants to deal with holiday shoppers and long lines any more than necessary just to find something that will end up being “so last year?” 

This year, why not go with a timeless look that you can add your own personal touch to? Don't be fooled by their vintage roots, these styles have managed to find their way back onto the runways for this year's fall/winter season, proving that what goes around truly does come around. Here are a few classic styles that are great for the holiday season and that have stood up to the test of time:

The Shirt Dress Every time I see Betty Draper rock a shirt dress on Mad Men, it makes me wish I could copy and paste her wardrobe into my closet. Not only is this style comfortable enough to let you power through all of your holiday shopping (AND gift wrapping,) choose a vibrant red and you're instantly festive and eye-catching. Just like Rudolph's nose in the fog, you can guide everyone straight to the life of the party (that's you!)  Want this look? Try our very own Monte Carlo Dress in Red.    

The Metallic Dress I'm not exactly sure what it is, but something about metallic fabric is quintessentially winter holiday. Maybe it's the way it catches the light, twinkling like the star at the top of the Christmas tree? Or maybe it's the way it sparkles like snowflakes catching the moonlight? You can glitter like a holiday angel in our Milan Dress in Regency Smoke.                                                 

Regardless of what style captures the spirit of the holidays for you, just remember that you're a Heart of Haute fan, so you know that you're already gorgeous; a pretty dress is just the icing on the delicious gingerbread cookie!

 

November 02, 2012 — Alisa Martineau

Saturday, September 29- the PUG Yard Sale

We are so lucky to be included in the Pin Up Girl  Yard Sale  yet again. This will be the 3rd time selling at this event and it is quite....exhilarating!  It is no doubt that Pin Up Girl has done a great deal for the retro/vintage inspired fashion community around the world. They have formed a GREAT following and the attendance at their events is huge! The first time I took Heart of Haute to sell at this event, I had no idea what I was getting into. I didn't even bring enough merchandise for the whole day! WE NEARLY SOLD OUT OF GOODS! A sea of fashionable ladies anxiously await by the door until the doors open- and then it's shopping madness business time! A bit overwhelming at first, but well worth it if you can make it.  You can always find deals on dresses you've had your eye on for months from both Pinup Girl and Heart of Haute. (I'm a Pin Up Girl Clothing fan myself and we truly do love working with them!) This time around, Audry K will be selling  as well! This time around, Heart of Haute will be providing a huge inventory of new regular priced items, limited edition items that you cannot find anywhere else, and a hefty sale rack of phased out prints, samples, and some irregulars. I make a point to not sell anything that I wouldn't wear myself when it comes to the damaged goods we sometimes get back from production. So even though there is only a pinhead of a spot on a dress, we simply decide it's not worth regular full-price and we pass the savings to you! If you are able to attend, please do! If not, keep your eyes peeled on our facebook page for the exclusive Sale Rack- only available on facebook- after the event. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012     9AM - 2PM 6730 Laurel Canyon Blvd.    North Hollywood, CA   91606   With Love & No Regrets, Mandie Bee

Are You a Haute Honey?

So what's going on right now? I am on the hunt for as many Heart of Haute customer photos as I can get! We are just about ready to launch our Haute Honey photo album so that you, my lovely loyal customer, can submit and share your pics on our site! Believe me, we love getting photos from customers as well as testimonials.

I ought to mention that when other ladies come and see happy customers in their dresses, it can truly be helpful for them to see how things look on different body types and skin tones. We can also create a time capsule of all the fun prints that have come and gone from the line over the years. Oh, how nostalgic. We sure do miss the Dixie print, don't we?

If you have any photos showin' off your pretty dress, top, or skirt - use #hautehoney on instagram, or please e-mail them to us:  alisa@Heartofhaute.com  

With Love & No Regrets,

Mandie Bee

September 24, 2012 — Amanda Becker

Vintage Fashion in film

The love for vintage may begin for some when they hear a certain song, see a classic film, a classic car or even an old photograph. For me it was certain films I saw when I was a little girl. As cliche as this may be, it began with Grease. I first saw Grease on TV when I was in third grade. I was intrigued; however I can't give Grease all of the credit, I will need to share it with all those classic Mexican films I would watch at my Grandma's house. What little girl didn't want to be a part of the "Pink Ladies" after first seeing the film, or for those of you who also grew up watching Mexican classic films, want to look like a Mexican Starlet. It was something about the clothes, or hair style, of these characters that pulls you in. Lets take a look:

Betty AKA Rizzo

Her signature style screams confidence, independent and carefree. At the beginning when we first meet her she is wearing an all black, tight fitted, mid-calf length pencil skirt and button up blouse. She is not the type of girl to experiment with color or with prints. She keeps it simple, and if she does want to change things up, perhaps she'll throw on a solid color top or adds a splash of color to her wardrobe by wearing colored shoes.

Lastly, how can I not mention her red and black polka dot mermaid dress. It is amazing and it is a statement dress, for sure! I'm still looking for one, but have not had the luck in finding one I like. Model and fellow co-worker, Angie Alamilla says she has found one, but like most vintage its too tiny. Angie refers to it as, "The dress that breaks my heart!" I'm sure we've all had that happen to us before. Time to start waist training!

Marty Maraschino

Her style is easily influenced by all of the Hollywood celebrities of her time, and was, for the most part, trendy. Most of her outfits are also tight fitted like Rizzo. However, this girl is not afraid of color or print and she loves to accessorize. Some of her accessories include hair flowers, head bands, bangles and her gold heart necklace. Her outfit at the drive-in (when Rizzo tells her she think she is pregnant) is a perfect example of how she is not afraid of color or print. She is wearing a scoop neck, purple, knitted top, that is a three quarter inch sleeve with some high wasted Capri pants that are purple and white. If I found a pair of those high waisted Capri's I would sport them. Its all about having fun with your clothes.

This emerald green strapless cocktail dress with the matching hair accessories screams, "Don't let my innocent look fool you boys!" I love her up do, and how well put together she is in this scene.

This is the perfect summer outfit, don't you think, girls? Yellow halter top with white pedal pushers and matching yellow flower in the hair. Her hair is a little to big for me now, but back in the day, I would have died to look like Marty.

Angela

There are so many women from La Epoca de Oro (Golden Age of Cinema) that I love, and admire. However, in this particular movie "Dona Diabla" Angela is one classy lady. Her outfits through out the film consist of fancy gowns, off the shoulder dresses and strapless dresses. The accessories are hats, fur shall and hoop earrings. It was hard to find pictures for this movie, but I did find the full film on line. Here it is if any of you are interested in seeing her outfits:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAa7iMMcdWQ&feature=related

Lets not forget about her hair. The hair style through out this film is perfection. If your hair is long this would be a perfect example on how your still able to achieve that certain look. I know that sometimes it gets hard for me now, once my hair starts to grow past a certain length.

When your young your so easily influenced, but I'm just glad that it was the 40s and 50s era that caught my attention.

Heart of Haute fans, what triggered your love for vintage?

-Lily