Doing some last minute gift shopping? Fret not, we at C.Madeleine’s have compiled a spectacular Gift Guide perfect for even the pickiest fashionista’s on your list! With items like Vintage Charles Jourdan sandals, Dior Aviator sunglasses, and sparkly Valentino earrings, we’ve got you covered from the Holidays up through Resort Season.
Wow the crowds like Rachel Zoe in our vintage Janine Dress (click image to shop)
Make a splash this Holiday season in fabulous vintage frocks! Fashionable beauties Rachel Zoe and Drew Barrymore took a note from the archives in 1980s Janine Mosaic Print Dresses. Here at C.Mad’s we are loving long and short mosaic print dresses- they add the perfect POP to party looks. Want a dress that still keeps those gams warm and cozy? Step into the flowing full length Frances La Vie dress!
We here at C.Mads are giddy with excitement about our newly added capsule collection by the shoe genius Salvatore Ferragamo! The collection consists of 4 pairs of classic flats as well as a chic black leather hand bag, all in immaculate condition. With gorgeous vintage details like scalloped edges, luxurious gemstones and of course the signature Vara Bow, how could we not love everything?
So what about that great bow?
Want to know a little more about the signature Vara style? The classic design, the Vara Ballet Pump, which features a mid-heal, grosgrain bow and metal disc, was created by Ferragamo himself and graced the soles of Margaret Thatcher and many a movie star.
“It’s the first shoe I ever made,” Ferragamo recalls. “When I was nine years old working on the production line I actually made one pair of this shoe for my English grandmother. She never wore it, she always kept it on the mantle as an example of her grandson who made a shoe for her.” Now that’s a patent pump with depth. Source
Check out our Capsule Collection of these Classics!
The Icelandic singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and style wildcard Björk Guðmundsdóttir, better known as Björk, turns 48 today! We all remember the iconic moment in 2001 when Björk wore her “Swan” Dress (complete with egg!) to the 73rd Academy Awards. Everyone went crazy over that outfit, but die hard fans of hers might not have been so surprised. She has always been known not only for her musical talents and intriguing voice, but for her wild and colorful ensembles, on and off stage. We are pretty sure she’s influenced a designer or two (ahem, Iris van Herpen?). Take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some of Björk’s most memorable looks below!
In other(worldly) celebrity fashion news: Miley Cyrus stunned in vintage Jean Paul Gaultier at the Bambi Awards this past Friday, November 15th in Berlin. The black bell sleeved dress is from Gaultier’s 90′s archive and was tactfully worn Friday with an orbital oversized pearl necklace by Lorraine Schwartz. The dress, paired with the perfect jewelry for that neckline and sleek hair made for a very outer space meets high fashion look.
There’s not much out there that can beat a great piece by JPG!
The iconic house of Jean Patou will be revived, hopefully in time to show for Spring 2014. Jean Patou is said to be the creator of the Tennis Skirt, and has been known and loved throughout the years for this impeccable eye for sportswear. Said to have been “ as important as Chanel,” in the 1920s by Karl Lagerfeld, the French designer dressed many a movie star.
“We already have plans, we have ideas and know what sort of fashion we would like to do—and even consulted designers, who are all excited because no matter what school they’ve done, for them Patou is an enormous reference,” said the brand’s vice president, Bruno Cottard, stopping short of specifics. (WWD)
C. Mads is lucky enough to carry a unique Patou piece from the 1960s- a perfectly mod wool dress! Shop Here!
We’re excited to see what the new collections will feature! There’s something so wonderful about Patou’s 1920′s easy glamour that really fits into today’s fashion. From his glamourous 50′s looks to his stellar 60′s shifts, up until the late 80′s, Patou (and his subsequent designers) really understood what women truly wanted. The band has been loved for years for it’s elegant take on sporty chic, and there’s no better time than now to bring back the trailblazing house.
Have you checked out the totally inspirational, totally avant garde, totally mind-blowing Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum yet? Just in case you are not able to hop on the 2 Train and take a quick ride down to Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, be sure to watch the video made exclusively for this jaw-dropping showcase.
Has this exquisite French designer gotten under your skin yet? Well then pop into OUR gift shop for the best vintage Gaultier duds…Here!
The rebellious, in your face, antiestablishment image of 80′s youth is back yet again and a little bit grown up. The front runner year after year got a recent makeover, and the result is fabulous. Luxe materials and heritage fabrics combine to create bold looks fit for a true rock star! Not quite ready for a full mohawk and spiked combat boots? One easy way to step into Punk is with a full plaid skirt. Pair the cold weather staple with a band T-shirt and luxurious jewelry for an everyday look.
Halloween is right around the corner- do you know what you’re going to be? We here at C. Madeleine’s LOVE dressing up and believe that your costume doesn’t have to be scary or, for lack of a better word, cliché. One popular choice this year is to emulate your favorite celebrity. We say, skip the trendy starlet route and go for a classic look, updated!
The Great Gatsby is a classic novel and movie, and this year’s re-work breathed new life info it. Channel your inner Daisy with our 1920′s accessories! We even have flapper dresses! Choose from stunning shoe clips, Art Deco jewelry, embellished cigarette holders, rhinestone head pieces and lavish furs. With so many pearls and gems, you might want to wear these well after Halloween!
Stop by to see our wide selection of 1920′s Accessories and Clothing. You might need all day! Call for an appointment with one of our stylists- (305) 945-7770