Do It With Vintage: Chanel All Over Prints As Seen In W Magazine

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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!

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Our  Chanel Floral Terry Cloth Vest & Skirt Set is right on time for Resort/Spring. Throw on a vintage Chanel Camellia Brooch to get the look! Mask optional.

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Brave The Cold: Vintage Winter Pieces To Try Now

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.

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Shop our amazing vintage coats HERE.

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.

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Browse our collection of vintage sweaters HERE

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!

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Check out our fabulous vintage gloves HERE

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.

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Shop our vintage scarves HERE

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.

 

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Head over to C.Madeleine’s online for even more vintage finds to keep you warm all winter long!

Do It With Vintage: Irina Lakicevic of A Portable Package

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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:

1.) 1990s Gianni Versace Houndstooth Top -$420
2.) 1950s Ray Ban Wayfarers Sunglasses -$185
3.) 1980s Red Leather Beaded Belt -$265
4.) 1980s Andrea Pfister Royal Blue Suede Clutch -$185
5.) Salvatore Ferragamo Black Jeweled Toe Flats -$160
6.) Dolce & Gabbana Black Fringe Mini Skirt -$685

 

Photo Credit: A Portable Package by Irina Lakicevic

Cozy Sweaters for a Stylish Winter

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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!

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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:

1. 1990s Versace yellow Sweater Dress
2. 1970s Valentino Black Knit Embellished Sweater
3. 1980s Courreges White & Yellow Sweater
4. Sonia Rykiel Colorful Striped Sweater
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6. L’Wren Scott Sequin Cardigan

3 Ways to Accessorize Your New Years Eve Look

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When it comes to New Years Eve, you want to look your best. Here are three different ways that you can accessorize your NYE look!

1. Rock the New Year with these Black & Gold inspired pieces that are sure to make you look like a superstar.

a) Vintage Geometric Beaded Black & Gold Clutch b) 1980s Black and Yellow Drop Earrings c) 1990s Yves Saint Laurent Black Large Bangle

2. We love this Flapper’s inspired look. Adding sequins and feathers will sure to have the party moving!

a) Purple Stone Gold Tone Ring b) Black Beaded Fringe Bracelet c) Miu Miu Black Sequined Oversized Clutch

3. If you’re a classic kind of girl you’ll love these accessories. Simple, sleek, and sophisticated is your game and you’ll be a winner this New Years Eve dressed in these accessories.

a) Yves Saint Laurent Hard Shell Clutch b) 1970s Gold Chain Cat Necklace c) 1960s Vintage Rhinestone Drop Earrings 

 

 

C.Madeleine’s Gift Guide: Vintage Designer Items All Under $200!

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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.

Check out our Curated Gift Guide HERE!

Pick out stocking stuffers like Chanel Camillia brooches and designer scarves by Etro, Nina Ricci, Versace, and much more. Seriously, this is your one stop shop-we’eve even picked out a few goodies for the guys. Accessories by GucciThierry Mugler and Vintage Cufflinks? Your fashionable man will be overcome with joy.

 

What are you waiting for? Pick up some one of a kind gifts! Christmas is right around the corner.

 

Do It With Vintage: Drew Barrymore & Rachel Zoe Style!

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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!

Head over to C.Madeleine’s to check out our vintage collection!

Use our styling tips for a flawless Holiday look that will turn heads in your direction:

  • Keep you accessories minimal and in muted tones or black
  • Wear makeup that is peachy for a natural-chic glow
  • Wear your hair down for a Va-Va-Voom effect since the dress covers your body

 

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Emulate Drew’s effortless glamour in our vintage Frances La Vie Frock (click image to shop)

 

 

 

JUST IN! Salvatore Ferragamo Capsule Collection

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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!

Happy 48th Birthday Bjork!

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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!

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Miley Cyrus WOWS in Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier

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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!

Check out our Fabulous collection of Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier!