Resort 15 Trend: Polka Dots!

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Elegant yet a little cheeky, the polka dot had a major moment during the Resort 15 shows. Shown in a variety of styles- sporty, sleek, classic, ruffled- the fun pattern really stole the ‘spot’-light. Take a cue from the shows and, like we always say, do it with vintage! Step out in style in a vintage piece sure to make you stand out in a crowd.

Insider tip- don’t overdo it. Stick to one polka dot piece and keep the rest of your accessories and styling to a minimum. We love the mixture of an exciting dress with sleek hair and natural makeup. Glam up your date night look in this vintage Bill Blass chiffon halter dress- The flowy, flirty dress is sexy yet demure, and offers a perfectly refined balance to offset the bold print.

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This unlabelled 1970s-1980s dress is available in store. Shop our vintage polka dot collection online for even more eye catching pieces!

We kept the look refined by stylingTina in Giuseppe Zanotti red patent leather & cork wedges to add just the right amount of height to the tea length dress. Stop by the store to shop this look!

 

Maddy is a “Woman To Watch!”

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On this week’s addition of CBS Miami’s Women To Watch, the Trend Tracker Tara Gilani visits C.Madeleine’s to talk with Madeleine Kirsh. The segment features prominent women who have distinguished themselves and become role models for other females. You will love hearing about Maddy’s drive and her love for fashion, the store, and life itself. Tara was right on when she selected Madeleine for this inspiring interview.

“In this unique boutique, it’s not about trends. It’s about history and stories. “From the moment I walk in and I see these beautiful clothes and the legacy that people have given me, how can you not love it? It’s history behind every piece in here,” said Kirsh.” -CBS Miami

 

Watch below as Tara and CBS discover what makes C.Madeleine’s such a special place!

Watch the full interview here

Resort 15 Trend: Bold Florals

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Summer is heating up across the country, but we just can’t wait for the next Resort season! Glamorous vacations abroad deserve the chicest of ensembles, so we scoured the Resort 15 shows and found the best trends to try!

Bold Florals in all over prints and matching sets dominated the runway. Take it one step further by donning this trend in head to toe vintage! This 1970s cropped top and wide leg pants set, below, is the perfect piece for your island adventures. Transition from day to night by swapping your floppy hat and sunglasses for glam platforms and monochromatic bangles. Up the ante with a polished hairdo to keep your look relaxed yet ultra luxe.

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This vintage set is available in store. Shop our vast 1970s collection online for even more flower power pieces!

We styled Tina in 1970s cream colored bangles, extra long gold and cream beaded necklace, and yellow Roberto Cavalli mules. Stop by the store to shop this look!

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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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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DO IT WITH VINTAGE: Chic Sweaters!

 

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As the weather changes from worm to cool and the leaves are turning brown, sweaters are a go-to choice for chic outfits that are a little sporty, a little high fashion. Who say’s cold weather only calls for puffy parkas? Show your style this Fall in Vintage sweaters! Update the looks by pairing them with new pieces, such as tailored skirts and ankle boots over patterned tights.

Shop Vintage Sweaters on C.Madeleine’s Online , and let the outfit ideas flow!

ITEM OF THE DAY: Aztec Tribal Turquoise Ring

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Today’s ITEM OF THE DAY comes from a land far away! This Tribal Head Ring is made of Sterling Silver and authentic Turquoise, with inlaid stones. Similar to the Indian Chief Head which is quite a popular design, this ring takes it one step further, adding an Aztec touch. A show stopping piece all on it’s own. Wear this ring with your modern jewelry for an ethnic twist!

This ring has a sizing bar attached as is resizable, perfect for changing positions from one finger to the next. Available In-store. Call for more details! (305) 945-7770