Resort Trend 15: Fit and Flare!

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Who doesn’t love a classic look? The Fit and Flare phenomenon that has taken hold of the fashion industry is really no newcomer- the delicate waist and voluminous look was actually popularized by none other than Christian Dior himself. Dior’s New Look skirts were made of yards and yards of fabric, decidedly stamping out the minimalist times of World War II away and ushering in the new era of luxe. Over 60 years later, this style has gone through many changes yet still remains iconic and oh so chic.

Stay ahead of the pack and embrace this “new trend” in glamorous vintage pieces. History buffs (both the art and fashion types) will appreciate your nod to the past. Onlookers will surely envy your timeless grace.

Tina is wearing a classic 1950s black A-line skirt with an added crinoline, Jil Sander white button down blouse (with cuffed sleeves, of course), peep toe Jimmy Choo pumps, and a polka dot silk scarf to keep flyways at bay.

Stop by C.Mad’s to shop this look and check out our vast selection of 1950′s pieces online!

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Resort 15 Trend: Jumpsuits

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As much as we love the 1970s,  this Resort 15 trend is sure to be a fast favorite here at C.Mad’s! The jumpsuit was a staple of disco loving fashionistas and continues to strut its way down the runways at contemporary shows. From Halston Heritage to Ralph Rucci the one piece style is definitely on the radar again. And judging by the apparent salability of this versatile piece, we don’t see these going away anytime soon.

Skip the roller rink and take this style to an upper echelon. Sexy cutouts add a peek of skin while the wide legs offer balance and drama. Keep the look clean by adding a pair of golden flats (to keep the hem hovering just above the ground) and minimal jewelry (to let those gold chains really shine!) A bold eye and otherwise paired down makeup keep this look classy and elegant, even if you’ll be boogieing to the Bee Gees all night long. 

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This 1970s black jumpsuit is available in-store. We styled Tina in a pair of middle eastern leather flats, also available in-store. Call or email for more info! (305) 945-7770 & vintage@cmadeleines.com

Check out our curated collection of vintage jumpsuits for even more retro styles!

 

Resort 15 Trend: Polka Dots!

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Elegant yet a little cheeky, the polka dot had a major moment during the Resort 15 shows. Shown in a variety of styles- sporty, sleek, classic, ruffled- the fun pattern really stole the ‘spot’-light. Take a cue from the shows and, like we always say, do it with vintage! Step out in style in a vintage piece sure to make you stand out in a crowd.

Insider tip- don’t overdo it. Stick to one polka dot piece and keep the rest of your accessories and styling to a minimum. We love the mixture of an exciting dress with sleek hair and natural makeup. Glam up your date night look in this vintage Bill Blass chiffon halter dress- The flowy, flirty dress is sexy yet demure, and offers a perfectly refined balance to offset the bold print.

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This unlabelled 1970s-1980s dress is available in store. Shop our vintage polka dot collection online for even more eye catching pieces!

We kept the look refined by stylingTina in Giuseppe Zanotti red patent leather & cork wedges to add just the right amount of height to the tea length dress. Stop by the store to shop this look!

 

Maddy is a “Woman To Watch!”

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On this week’s addition of CBS Miami’s Women To Watch, the Trend Tracker Tara Gilani visits C.Madeleine’s to talk with Madeleine Kirsh. The segment features prominent women who have distinguished themselves and become role models for other females. You will love hearing about Maddy’s drive and her love for fashion, the store, and life itself. Tara was right on when she selected Madeleine for this inspiring interview.

“In this unique boutique, it’s not about trends. It’s about history and stories. “From the moment I walk in and I see these beautiful clothes and the legacy that people have given me, how can you not love it? It’s history behind every piece in here,” said Kirsh.” -CBS Miami

 

Watch below as Tara and CBS discover what makes C.Madeleine’s such a special place!

Watch the full interview here

Resort 15 Trend: Bold Florals

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Summer is heating up across the country, but we just can’t wait for the next Resort season! Glamorous vacations abroad deserve the chicest of ensembles, so we scoured the Resort 15 shows and found the best trends to try!

Bold Florals in all over prints and matching sets dominated the runway. Take it one step further by donning this trend in head to toe vintage! This 1970s cropped top and wide leg pants set, below, is the perfect piece for your island adventures. Transition from day to night by swapping your floppy hat and sunglasses for glam platforms and monochromatic bangles. Up the ante with a polished hairdo to keep your look relaxed yet ultra luxe.

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This vintage set is available in store. Shop our vast 1970s collection online for even more flower power pieces!

We styled Tina in 1970s cream colored bangles, extra long gold and cream beaded necklace, and yellow Roberto Cavalli mules. Stop by the store to shop this look!

Do It With Vintage: The Shirt Dress

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 Whether you’re a girly vintage lover or lean towards streamlined simplicity, a shirt dress is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. As seen on the likes of Keira Knightly and just about half the style set during Paris Men’s Fashion Week, the warm weather staple is here to stay. Some chose a 50′s style silhouette, complete with detailed short sleeves and a full skirt. Others went for a masculine, “borrowed from the boys” style. Either way, you can’t go wrong in vintage!

Try out this summer style in our 1950′s sheer baby pink dress (in store) and the 1980s Gianni Versace dolman sleeve blouse (available in store and online.)

Call or email for more info!

(305) 945-7770

vintage@cmadeleines.com

www.cmadeleines.com

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Do It With Vintage: Nicole Richie in Menswear

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Stylish socialite and designer Nicole Richie always looks camera ready. This snap taken during her family trip to Sydney, Australia (where it’s currently Winter) proves that wherever you travel,  it’s best to bring a fantastic light coat.  Work Richie’s menswear inspired look on your next trip by pairing a chic jacket with slim fitting pants and classic black boots. Remember to up the glam factor by topping your look off with a bold, eye catching necklace. And, as always, do it with vintage!

 

Shop C.Mad’s vast collection of vintage and menswear inspired pieces. And if you’re feeling really bold, step up the look with actual vintage menswear!

RECAP: C.Madeleine’s Famous Yard Sale 6/8!

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Sunday, June 8th marked the return of C.Madeleine’s famous yard sale! Thousands of vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry, shoes and much more filled up the front parking lot of C.Mad’s where many lucky Miami-ans took their pick. Starting around 9am, there were eager shoppers already waiting for their chance to sort through the racks and racks of one of a kind vintage. Hundreds of eye catching handbags, designer shoes and more jewelry than we could count lined the yellow walls.

We eventually moved the whole sale into the store to avoid the rain, and even though it was a smaller space to browse, as we only used the front space of the sprawling store, it felt more intimate (and air-conditioned!). Towards the end of the sale, we had the chance to style the loyal customers who stuck it out through the rain. All in all, it was certainly a sale not to be missed!

Check out all of the recap images on our official Facebook page!

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RECAP: 5th Annual Take A Walk In Her Shoes Fashion Show

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This past May, the Fifth Annual Take A Walk In Her Shoes fashion show, created by The Chapman Partnership, was held at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne. The high energy show featured one of a kind pieces from decades passed all from C.Madeleine’s and was styled by the famed Danny Santiago. The day went off without a hitch, and each decade proved that vintage is truly breathtaking!

From the 1950′s through the 1980′s and topped off with a tribute dedicated to Coco Chanel, the fashion show took viewers on a fashion history crash course, leaving no chic style untouched.

Head over to The Chapman Partnership’s Facebook page to learn more about the wonderful charity and all it does for the residents Miami and beyond.

See some of our favorite images below and then head over to the official C.Madeleine’s Facebook page to view all of the fabulous photos!

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: Vintage!

 

Mother’s Day is all about celebrating the amazing women in our lives. The women who helped shape us into the people we are today deserve something just as special as they are. With a plethora of gift ideas and guides floating around, why get Mom something everyone can have, when there’s so much amazing vintage? Collectible, covetable, and supremely personal, vintage is the gift that keeps on giving, only growing better with time.

 

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Here are some of our favorite vintage accessories, all available on Cmadeleines.com! There’s still time to surprise Mom with the perfect gift. Whether she’s a classic beauty, a flower child or anything in between, there’s a vintage style for every mom out there. Show her how much you care this year with a thoughtful, fabulous gift!