High fashion editorials are great to look to for inspiration, but sometimes it may seem a bit overwhelming: How could I possibly pull off that look? You might ask yourself how these amazing images can translate into your sartorial life. Well, we here at C.Mad’s are not only passionate about Vintage, but also about implementing it into everyday life. “Step and Repeat”, the GORGEOUS editorial shot by Michael Thompson, is nothing short of a work of art. Secret models were dressed in head to toe florals and prints and wore crystal encrusted masks. This, dear readers, may seem like a bit of a challenge, but these pieces are so very wearable. What’s even better, is that you can work this look with gorgeous vintage! The first page of the editorial showcases a black and white Chanel top and skirt set emblazoned with a floral monogrammed print (third from the left). At first glance it may seem like almost too much, but upon second inspection, this is a totally doable look. Ready to stand out in prints, but want something a little more cheery? Well, look no further than C.Madeleine’s to get the look!
We here at C.Mads may be in Sunny Miami, but a lot of our clients and friends are not so lucky. Snow storm Hercules laid down a thick blanket of white snow all over the North East and even though school might have been canceled, people still have to commute. We know what it’s like to want to go out in the freezing weather and still look chic, even when your toes are frozen. So, we picked out some of our favorite winter essentials, all available online, that are perfect for braving the colder months, all while looking undeniable cool. Adding classic Vintage pieces to your closet is the perfect way to spice up your routine. Well, Vintage and a latté.
First things first: the coat. Every fashionista needs a stylish coat that’s both cozy & appealing. Try this brightly hued Chloe Turquoise Cashmere Coat for a vibrant pop of color against a sea of black and grey. With 60′s style and grace this coat will stay relevant through years to come.
How about a cozy piece to wear all day long? Try out the Moschino Long Black Knit Cardigan for a serious dose of cool in a soft open knit fabric. The floor length sweater is perfect for layering- try it over a knee-length skirt, opaque tights, and boots for a fun yet practical ensemble.
An A-what-a? These Alaïa Burgundy Leather Gloves are the perfect winter accessory. We all need our hands accessible, even in the bitter cold, so mittens are out. Wear these gloves this year and for years to come. Just imagine this rich color against that bright Chloe coat!
Don’t forget your neck! The scarf is a staple that can elevate your winter time style in seconds. The Etro Antique Floral Fleur De Lis Scarf is no exception. The lightweight yet warm wool/silk blend is soft against your skin and a welcomed addition to your routine.
Add some pizzazz to your commute! Cold weather may call for more layers, but we like to add in some Old Hollywood glamour too. This Rocco Barocco Striped Swing Coat goes perfectly over your dressier outfits and adds some serious drama. the bold stripes brighten your day instantly, even when it’s grey out.
Head over to C.Madeleine’s online for even more vintage finds to keep you warm all winter long!
Irina Lakicevic, a fashion blogger of A Portable Package, has caught attention by one of our favorite blogs, WHOWHATWEAR, and has been inspiring readers with her amazing style! Here she is showing us how to layer with her Dries Von Noten fringe skirt and paired her look with a standout clutch. We recreated her ensemble with pieces that you can find on our website. Find these items below:
Sweaters have made such a comeback in fashion this year and we have to thank our street style inspirations from people like you who influence the world of fashion. Shoppers are becoming more aware of street fashion through various platforms like Pinterest (our favorite inspirations board) or from favorite blogs like “the Satorialist” or WHOWHATWEAR. Sweaters are great layering options in cold conditions and can be paired with a nice overcoat when the weather gets too chilly. Prints & Colorblocking are popular choices this winter if you want to keep with the trends this season!
We’ve curated a collection of our vintage sweaters that will keep you looking stylishly warm this winter season. Take a look at our collection below:
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!