Resort Trend 15: Fit and Flare!

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Who doesn’t love a classic look? The Fit and Flare phenomenon that has taken hold of the fashion industry is really no newcomer- the delicate waist and voluminous look was actually popularized by none other than Christian Dior himself. Dior’s New Look skirts were made of yards and yards of fabric, decidedly stamping out the minimalist times of World War II away and ushering in the new era of luxe. Over 60 years later, this style has gone through many changes yet still remains iconic and oh so chic.

Stay ahead of the pack and embrace this “new trend” in glamorous vintage pieces. History buffs (both the art and fashion types) will appreciate your nod to the past. Onlookers will surely envy your timeless grace.

Tina is wearing a classic 1950s black A-line skirt with an added crinoline, Jil Sander white button down blouse (with cuffed sleeves, of course), peep toe Jimmy Choo pumps, and a polka dot silk scarf to keep flyways at bay.

Stop by C.Mad’s to shop this look and check out our vast selection of 1950′s pieces online!

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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!

 

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: 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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TGIF: Summer Dreaming

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Spring is in the air and we can’t wait for the temperature to heat up enough to hit the beach! Find your perfect vintage bathing suit, sunglasses and sun hats, and start stocking up on the SPF. Summer is on it’s way, and we’re prepared to have some real fun in the sun.

 

 

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TGIF! Vintage Weekend Inspiration

 

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We here at C.Mad’s always look forward to the weekend, and you should too! Whether it’s snowing or sunny, warm or wintry, there’s always something great to dive into on your days off. And we say, glam it up while you relax. There’s something so great about looking as good as you feel, and the vintage decades were full of stylish revelers.  As the clock ticks on, we can’t help but be inspired by gorgeous photos of vintage weekend life. It seems like everyone was just so glamorous- even riding a bike was met with perfectly coiffed hair and an adorable ensemble.

From soda fountains and picnics to pool parties and cafés, here are some of our favorite images. Take note, get inspired, get out and enjoy your weekend!

 

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Do It With Vintage: Katy Perry’s 1991 Alaia Dress

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Recently CoverGirl unveiled their latest commercial, starring the fabulous and fun Katy Perry. The energetic commercial showed off the many ways you can wear their colorful makeup- all styled with equally fabulous ensembles. We absolutely loved her different outfits, and our favorite was the curve hugging leopard print sweater dress.  In fact, Katy wore a vintage Azzedine Alaia dress, from his Fall 1991 collection!

Normally we’d show you how to wear a current look by styling it with vintage. This time, since Katy wowed in a perfectly vintage dress, we’ll show you how to style a look from the very same collection! And what better a collection than one by Alaia?

Get the look:

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 Seen in the ad below, the dresses are two peas in a pod. Our  Alaia leopard print bondage dress (on the model sitting in the chair all the way to the right) was photographed with the star’s on-screen frock (seen on the model standing with the leopard print hat, right). Knee skimming length and long sleeves add mystery to the curve hugging design. Pair this stunner with a wide black belt and a high ponytail to get Katy’s look. Or, add a beret and lace up booties and be part of Alaia’s early 90s vision!

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Talk about being a part of fashion history!

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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Versace, Versace, Versace (chain belt)

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Vintage rhinestone earrings add to her Miami glow

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Do It With Vintage: Awards Season!

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Sofia Vergara’s Zac Posen ball gown was to die for. Shop our Oscar De La Renta and blue Thierry Mugler choker for a similar efect

Awards Season is officially upon us, which means we will be seeing A LOT of amazing gowns and -gasp- even some new ideas on the Red Carpet. We can bet there just might be a hint of vintage shown on the crimson carpet. Even in the pieces that are brand spanking new, there’s a lot of vintage inspiration floating around. So, we decided to showcase some fab looks we love and how you can get the look, all with vintage! Whether its recreating a fabulous ball gown look for your very own black tie affair, or channeling red carpet glam into a more wearable style, we’ve got you covered.

Naomi Watts’ ah-mazing Tom Ford chain dress? It was perfectly over the top sheer. Take this idea to your next event in our Roberto Cavalli mini (Grab it here.)

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Kate Beckinsale’s Zuhair Murad metallic fishtail gown was great- shorten the length and keep some volume in our Alexander McQueen cocktail frock.

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Sarah Hyland’s  Georges Hobeika dress was amazing. We say, up the drama with a bare back in our pink Yigal Azrouel confection.

 

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We can’t wait to see what The Oscars have in store!