The Misadventures of Tao & Lola: Labor Day Weekend Style

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Leave it to these two to squeeze one last pool day into Summer! On the final Sunday before Labor Day Tao and Lola grabbed their college-mate Tina and broke out the kiddie pool (the dogs aren’t much for the beach.) Tina showed up dressed to the nines in a halter top and mini skirt set by Pucci, a sequined Prada carryall, and a wide brimmed purple straw hat. Never the ones to be outdone, the doggies donned chic sun visors and Tao’s signature sunglasses have morphed into very apropos swimming goggles. Lola may be destined to wear white after Labor Day, but some fashion rules seem to bend for this stylish pair.


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The Misadventures of Tao & Lola: Back To School

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Tao and Lola definitely enjoyed their summer. From ritzy dinners to last minute vacations across the globe, these two really took advantage of the long, sunny days and hot, sultry nights. But September is just around the corner and it’s about time these two went back to school- college, to be exact. No stranger to private schools, the duo are especially excited for the style freedom of higher education.While Lola’s got her mind set on showing off all her new clothes, Tao is not so excited for his advanced trigonometry and economics classes. At least they’ve already got the perfect study buddy for Fashion 101 (as if they needed a lesson in style). The trendy trio strolled into orientation class like the coolest of the cool kids while their peers could only take notes.

Tao is wearing a vintage cravat- a decidedly more mature look than he’s been donning these last weeks. Lola looked fab in matching black bows and an extra fluffy coat. Tina is styled in a Clueless-esque bell sleeve white button down shirt, 1980s pleated plaid skirt, white knee socks and vintage Chanel pumps. The ultimate back to school staple, however, is the Jean Paul Gaultier black leather backpack. The over the shoulder style is perfect for days spent in and out of school and is available in our Miami showroom.

 

 

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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!

Iggy Azalea Stops By C.Madeleine’s

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Iggy paired her new Rocco Barocco buckle sunglasses with a sleek hairdo and, of course, more vintage

Australia’s bodacious blonde hyphenate (singer-rapper-model) Iggy Azalea took some time out for Vintage shopping while on a recent trip to  our city of Miami. Her lovely stylist and the girls of C.Mad’s picked out some amazing vintage pieces and bold accessories for the fashionable It-Girl.

Iggy took to her Instagram to share her new finds with her fans. She scored LOTS of classic Versace pieces as well as some decadent  chandelier rhinestone earrings, and 80s outfits (her stylist picked up an amazing Moschino jacket, too!) We’re loving the way she styled the pieces- so chic! Check out her posts below.

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These Gianni Versace belt print pants seem to be made for Iggy

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A swirling multi colored Marcy and Co. outfit, perfect for Miami sun (and perfect with these Paloma Picasso belts.)

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Stylist Alejandra’s very un-basic Moschino jacket

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Vintage rhinestone earrings add to her Miami glow

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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!

ITEM OF THE DAY: Vivienne Tam 1990’s Sheer Maxi Dress

 

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Today’s Friday, so we’re celebrating the beginning of the weekend with our ITEM OF THE DAY! This stunning Vivienne Tam white sheer Asian printed maxi dress is gorgeous and so on trend right now. Love the 90’s grunge-chic look? Step out in the real thing with this authentic 1990’s piece! Sleek, playful and sophisticated.

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Born December 2, 1946, in Reggio di Calabria, Italy, Gianni Versace built an $800-million fashion empire in just 10 years. He had the honor of outfitting such figures as Madonna, Princess Diana, Elton John, and Tina Turner and spawned the "Supermodel Phenomenon" when he sent all the top models down the runway for his A/W 1991-92 Collection. Gianni Versace will always be remembered as a visionary.

Iconic: Swimsuit Moments

There are some swimsuit moments you can never forget (and deep down have always wanted to recreate.)  From Farrah Fawcett’s red one-piece in the 70s, to Tyra Banks posing on the cover of Sports Illustrated in the 90s, and Beyonce showing us what she’s got in Goldmember, these women have had all of us clicking through the internet & flipping through Vogue trying to find the perfect bathing suit that would give us our own iconic moment.   Lucky for you we have compiled some picks from the store and created an easy guide so you can achieve a swimwear look just like your favorite stars.

This is for all you Marilyn lovers out there.  Who could forget when this blonde bombshell overtook Jones Beach in 1949 photo shoot.   These iconic photos of Ms. Monroe in her white skirted one-piece.  During the reign of the hourglass figure, Marilyn Monroe reigned supreme and one of the oldest clothing manufacturers in California was right there producing the suit everyone yearned for.  This 1960s Catalina one-piece is perfect for any girl looking for that perfectly smooth curvy silhouette!

Who could forget the ‘one-chick hit squad’ Pam Grier looking fantastic in her macrame two-piece in the 1973 movie ‘Coffy’.  Macrame was definitely the fabric of choice in the 70s, but on the runway crochet pieces are coming back stronger than ever this season.  Mix up your usual swimsuit choice in our Yellow Macrame Bikini.  This vibrant yellow piece is perfect for coolin’ poolside with a book just like your favorite vigilante & bad girl Coffy!

Probably one of the most iconic swimwear moments, Farrah Fawcett’s red suit showed us that even one-pieces can be outright sexy.  When the poster was released in 1976, Fawcett quickly became a household name selling 12 million copies in one year, and to this day the image represents 1970s pop culture.  You can find the exact red one-piece that Fawcett wore today at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, but you can get your very own sexy red suit here at C.Madeleine’s!  Our 1980s Norma Kamali red one-piece is the perfect suit to give you that “not afraid to be sexy & free” look Fawcett was known for.

In the unforgettable 1980s romantic comedy, ‘The Sure Thing’ Nicolette Sheridan quickly rose to sex symbol status when she sported this sexy white bikini.  With the all white trend being such a hit this season, why not try an all-white swim look too?  Our 1980s Gottex Gold Painted white bikini gives the little extra detail that we all look for in the perfect bikini.  The bra top bikini will give you a sexy shape and have you feeling like a sex symbol yourself!

In 1996 Tyra Banks made history as the first African American to pose on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – alongside model Valeria Mazza.  Tyra was afraid to show off her assets in that sexy string bikini.  If you want to try some leopard print this summer but still want to cover up a bit, try our Spiegal Skirted Bikini.  The leopard print two-piece will give you that same South African Adventure look at Ms. Banks, without having you feel like you’re showing too much (AKA the best of both worlds)!


Everybody loves a little Beyoncé, lucky for us we got a whole lot of this bootylicious babe during her role as Foxxy Cleopatra in ‘Austin Powers: Goldmember’.   The metallic swimsuit is an example of the period’s obsession with the Space Age.  Our 1980s Gottex Silver Metallic Bikini will have you feeling like a ‘whole lotta woman’ – in a good way, of course.

Do It With Vintage: Coachella

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!

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1. 1960’s Swirl Brocade Pantsuit Set 2. 1960’s Hanae Mori Knit Skirt Set 3. 1980s Betsey Johnson Tank & Leggings Set 4. 1960s Eloise Curtis for Happenstance Tunic & Pants Set 5. 1990s Moschino Yellow Pages Blazer & Pants Set 6. 1970’s Animal-Print Palazzo Set 7. 1990s Moschino Grass-Print Pants 8. 1970s Magazine-Print Pants 9. 1970s Floral-Print Pants