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!

5th Annual “Take A Walk In Her Shoes” Kick-Off Party at C.Madeleine’s

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On April 16th, C.Madeleine’s hosted a kick off reception for the upcoming “Take A Walk In Her Shoes” fashion show and luncheon. In attendance were the Event Committee and Honorees from the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless along with many long time supporters of the organization. Besides talking and planning about this year’s gala, the fashionable guests were able to enjoy a night of shopping and socializing.

This year the event itself will be held on May 17th, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton on Biscayne Bay. The fashion show will feature beautifully curated vintage looks directly from C.Madeleine’s and will again be styled by famed fashion stylist, Danny Santiago. Reserve early because space is limited and previous years have sold out.

 CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to May 17th’s event!

Stay up to date with The Chapman Partnership’s Facebook page and see all of the good they are constantly doing for our community. Want to learn how to get involved? Click HERE for more information on the charity’s mission, history, and how help.

 

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TGIF: Summer Dreaming

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Spring is in the air and we can’t wait for the temperature to heat up enough to hit the beach! Find your perfect vintage bathing suit, sunglasses and sun hats, and start stocking up on the SPF. Summer is on it’s way, and we’re prepared to have some real fun in the sun.

 

 

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Call of the Wild: Zebra Print

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Whether you’re surveying a real life safari or braving the urban jungle, skip the camouflage because zebra print is the way to go. Why blend into the monotonous city scape when you can stand out in gorgeous black and white stripes? We say, the bolder the better! Take cues from fashion designers like Rodarte and Tom Ford when picking out your next ensemble.

Take the animalistic trend one step further by wearing vintage! With pristine pieces from decades passed, you’ll definitely be the one to watch. No two zebras have the same stripes, so radiate your personal style in amazing zebra print vintage.

Check out our favorite vintage pieces below- each piece is available in store and online. Click the image or email vintage@cmadeleines.com for more info.

*Update- the Roberto Cavalli dress has sold.

 

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Do It With Vintage: Festival Style

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With Festival Season in full force, people all over the country are planning their concert outfits and flocking to their nearest malls and department stores. We say, skip the mass retail chains and look to the past for your style inspiration! Music festivals are all about carefree fun, dancing to amazing music, and looking good while doing it. Originating in the 60s, events  like Woodstock really set the tone for great festivals. Along those trailblazing lines, the attendees were decked out in floral crowns, fringe, and tie-dye long before generation Y-ers were born, providing a sort of sartorial blueprint for us to reference.

And they truly had festival style down to a T! So, take cues from the originators and dress in vintage to your next event (Coachella, anyone?)  Here is a curated selection of some of our favorite vintage pieces that are festival perfection! All pieces are available online and ship worldwide, perfect for the ladies attending this year’s Camden Crawl in London or the Japan Music Festival (and everything in between!)

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Are you the two-piece type? Throw on chunky statement jewelry and an unexpected bag to add intrigue.

 

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Falling for fringe? Layer delicate pieces over a patterned skirt for a fabulously funky style.

 

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For the Sun Goddesses- pair your day dress with a floppy hat in a bright color to keep those UV rays at bay.

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We can’t get enough maxi skirts! The combination of a cropped halter top and a flowing, colorful skirt is just such a perfect pair. Up the artsy feel with interesting ceramic and enamel jewelry.

Do It With Vintage: Valentino Spring 14 Geometric Suede

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No stranger to the fashion cycle of life, Valentino continues to pull inspiration from the past to create killer, jaw-dropping designs. One piece that really caught our eye from a recent Spring 2014 ad campaign (which is captivating,) is this geometric suede set. Gem tones combine with rich earthy tones to create a spectacular, architectural look. We absolutely love showing how you can replicate almost any look with vintage pieces, and this time it comes from the 70s!

Our 1970s De War rectangular patterned suede top & skirt will instantly add exotic luxury to your wardrobe.  Pops of turquoise and rich cobalt play off the deep purple and olive green suede panels giving the two piece ensemble amazing depth and intrigue. 

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Feeling artsy? Pair this bold set with golden cuffs and a pair of sparkly flats for your next gallery walk or dinner with friends. Shop the 1970s geometric suede set here. Show your fashion prowess in this authentic vintage set!

Do It With Vintage: Festival Style

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Festival Season is just around the corner! With amazing, world renowned events such as SXSW, CoachellaWinter Music Conference, and many more festivals coming up (SXSW actually just started!), there’s no shortage of platforms to show off your  style. With so much “trendy” fast fashion watering down designs and trends, we decided to take a look back at the decades passed, to see how the original fashionistas dressed for their very own (and probably the first) music festivals. From the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival to Woodstock to Live Aid, there were numerous, large scale music festivals throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s that set the sartorial tone for generations to come.

Tie Dye! Fringe! Floppy Hats! Whether you prefer a maxi dress or a matching set, leather and lace or maybe even all black, the only rule of festival dressing is to be yourself!  We adore vintage festival style- it’s so breezy and relaxed, yet each person looks perfectly different from the next. Take a gander at some of our favorite vintage looks, below, and let them inspire your festival style!

 

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