When it comes to vintage, a lot of us tend to overlook swimwear, but this summer why not mix it up by trying vintage swimwear and stray away from the typical Bandeau Pack? As I’m sure all of us have heard on multiple occasions “trends always come back in style,” the pieces we put together couldn’t be a better example of that.
1. 1980s Rovi Floral Bathing Suit, 2.Yves Saint Laurent Fuchsia Bathing Suit, 3.1970s Jantzen Psychedelic Swimsuit, 4. 1970s Floral Print Velour Swimsuit, 5. Versace Gold Stem Bikini 6. Lilac Crochet Bikini
The Versace motif revival right now is one of the biggest trends we’re seeing at retailers everywhere. Why not do right by Gianni Versace by actually donning one of his original pieces! Our Vintage Versace Gold Stem Bikini is one of those remarkable pieces that while it is vintage, it timelessly looks contemporary. The piece has magenta & light pink color blocking underneath original Versace floral print. The gold bamboo shoots in the piece adds a touch of luxury to this bathing suit, perfect for spending a day taking in the sun poolside at Soho Beach House. Crochet is a great way to stay on trend this summer. Our Vintage Lilac Crochet Bikini is the perfect piece to try hobo chic for the summer. The violet, lilac, and lavender striped triangle top with solid boy short bottoms give you the chance to take on vintage at the beach this summer. Match this adorable bikini with an oversized, floppy hat for an authentic vintage summer hippie look.
Be daring this summer! Try something new by putting on something old, do swimwear this summer with vintage! We guarantee you won’t have to deal with the embarrassing moment when you encounter someone in the same bikini as you!
In honor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit Punk: Chaos to Couture opening May 9, our team gathered an assortment of punk inspired pieces we have here at C. Madeleine’s. Punk has been a huge influence on fashion since the 70s. Images of Patti Smith, John Lydon, and Sid Vicious have inspired countless designers to tear, cut, and pin together clothing in the name of punk.
1. 1980s Moschino Black Leather Clutch 2. Plaid Crop Top 3. Jean Paul Gaultier Tiger Vest & Bull Brooch 4. Jean Paul Gaultier Cone Bra Corset Dress 5. Jean Paul Gaultier Tiger Belt & Leather Kilt Purse
The online collection of punk pieces span multiple eras and are a true example of how much a staple Punk has become in the fashion world. These pieces can not only be worn for a killer punk look, but also mixed into your wardrobe for a subtle hint of rebellion in your everyday outfit. Our online collection and the collection we have at the store will make it easy for you to Do Punk With Vintage!
After schoolmate Jacqueline Kennedy was photographed wearing one of Lilly Pulitzer’s dresses made from kitchen curtain material, the shift dresses became a hit! But Pulitzer didn’t always have aspirations of being the head of an iconic fashion brand. After marrying former husband Richard Pulitzer and settling in Palm Beach county, the bored socialite opened a juice stand in 1959 to pass the time. But there was a problem; squeezing the juice left her clothes in ruins. Pulitzer asked her dressmaker to create something she could wear that would hide the juice stains and they came up with the sleeveless cotton shift dresses in bright prints which would eventually earn the name the “Lilly” dress. Today Lilly Pulitzer dresses are a staple amongst the American prep style.
1. 1960s Butterfly Shift Dress 2. Sleeveless Sun Dress 3. Chartreuse Dress 4. Golden Yellow Sun Dress
In honor of Lilly Pulitzer’s passing on April 7, we wanted to gather some of our original “Lillys” to share with you. These amazing dresses are the perfect addition to your spring/summer wardrobe. There isn’t a more fitting way to pay homage to Lilly Pulitzer then to “Do it With Vintage” in one of her original pieces!
We are currently obsessed with one of the newest pieces to our collection here at C. Madeleine’s, our Camilla Skovgaard Wedge Saw Sole Booties. Black booties are a staple that every girl should have, but these Skovgaard’s are beyond any typical pair of black shoes. The saw-edge sole are Danish designer’s unique signature on most of her shoes. Skovgaard’s shoes are unique but extremely wearable. The designer’s versatile shoes have become a household name in Hollywood. These booties have been seen many a time by the paparazzi. So who have we seen wearing these killer shoes?
Chloe Moretz was seen wearing these beauties with black tights and lots of layers.
Style icon and official Bad Gal, Rihanna has been seen performing is Skovgaard shoes on multiple occasions. Here she is wearing the saw sole wedges in black.
Repeat Offender Whitney Port has been seen wearing these shoes on multiple occasions (and in different colors).
Even Camilla Skovgaard herself has been seen in her genius creations! Skovgaard has been quoted saying her shoes are for the “intelligent fashionista”, we definitely agree.
So now the real question is, how would you wear these killer booties?
The annual festival Coachella is know for two things; the music and the fashion. Over the years, Coachella has become a place to see the very best in festival style. Everyone from hipsters to hip hop heads to celebrities alike head out to show their support. This fest in the Valley is the perfect place to showcase your wildest outfits, so why not Do it With Vintage? We handpicked some pieces from our collection that are perfect for your time spent out in Indio. Mix them with items from your own wardrobe or have a vintage moment from head to toe. Any way you cut it, you’ll be ready to tear it up Coachella style in all of these pieces!
Anyone who was anyone in the 1970’s owned an East West Musical Instruments Co. jacket. Although the company had nothing to do with music, it allowed rockers to notice the quality by its name. Owned by Norman Stubbs and David Warren, they not only made leather jackets, but also belts and other leather goods. Worn by Janis Joplin, Iggy Pop, Elvis, Carlos Santana, and even Bruce Springsteen, these jackets are known for their great quality and uniqueness. In the late 70’s, East West Musical Instruments Co. changed their name to East West Leather, which is obviously less of a mouthful, and products can be found by both names. Just like anything else popular, this style of jacket was mimicked by designers such as Balenciaga in 2010, and Miu Miu in 2011. Urban Outfitters even tried doing their own rendition of the jacket but the quality difference is very noticeable. Many of those who worked for this company own jackets today that they made themselves, valuing up to $5,000, and if you look at photos of the jackets, you can see that they all belong in the same family. We hope that the history of this jacket means as much to you as it meant to the people who wore it before you. Rock on!
Take a deeper look at our East West Musical Instruments Co. piece by visiting our website!
From left to right: Iggy Pop, Bruce Springsteen, Janis Joplin