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!

OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: Missoni Mama

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It may be a cold scene outside but that doesn’t mean you can’t warm up your wardrobe! Resort season is here (right on time to ditch the Polar Vortex sweeping the nation) so look for fab vintage pieces to spice up your vacation. This OUTFIT OF THE WEEK features a classic Missoni long sleeve knit dress, perfect for warm days and slightly cool nights. Add some cool flare with warm toned accessories like the Louis Vuitton Sac Ambre PM Bag  and multi-colored metal jewelry.

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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!

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
5. 1970s Valentino Knit Sweater
6. L’Wren Scott Sequin Cardigan

Punk Revival For Fall

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The rebellious, in your face, antiestablishment image of 80’s youth is back yet again and a little bit grown up. The front runner year after year got a recent makeover, and the result is fabulous. Luxe materials and heritage fabrics combine to create bold looks fit for a true rock star! Not quite ready for a full mohawk and spiked combat boots? One easy way to step into Punk is with a full plaid skirt. Pair the cold weather staple with a band T-shirt and luxurious jewelry for an everyday look.

Check out the 1970s Plaid Wool Maxi Skirt at C.Madeleine’s for a truly Vintage addition to your Fall wardrobe!

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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!

Do It With Vintage: Pretty In Pink

With the weather a dreary fright, what more an auspicious occasion to brighten all’s disposition with your wardrobe? At C.Madeleine’s, our approach dictates that when the weatherman calls for gray skies, that is the time to show Mother Nature who is boss and combat the ho-hum winter shuffle with a fierce pop of pink! Toss all your neutrals aside and say hello to a Pretty in Pink poise with the C.Madeleine’s collection of bright and exhilarating designer vintage duds. Our positively perfect picks include this 1980s Oscar de la Renta Wool Blazer, Balenciaga Pink Arena Tote, 1980s Yves Saint Laurent Moire Sash, and the 1960s Plaid Wool Cape.

Do It With Vintage: The Cat’s Meow

With Victoria Beckham’s acclaimed line showcasing cats on simple shift dresses, we thought we’d let the cat out of the bag on this fabulous Fall/Winter trend and where to find these items. Check out what all our furry and feathered friends have to offer at C.Madeleine’s Online and Do It With Vintage!

Compliment Victoria Beckham’s cat ensembles with this purr’fect filigree cat necklace from the 1970s.

Duplicate Victoria Beckham’s cat dress with this 1960s wool cat coat.

You’ll be as free as a bird in this 1970s Kenzo flying bird print velvet skirt.

Do It With Vintage: Fall/Winter 2011 Trends

If you are on the hunt for your favorite in Fall/Winter 2011 trends, look no further! Complete your fabulous chilly weather ensembles the fast and easy way with C. Madeleine’s new Fall/Winter 2011 Online Boutique, found under the Shop By Occasion tab. Slither with sensational snakeskin; add a punch of pizazz with polka-dots; move with meaning in killer Mod. Whatever mode your trending, do it with vintage and the help of C. Madeleine’s Online!


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Directing yourself to the Fall/Winter 2011 Boutique is as easy as a few simple clicks. When on the C.Madeleine’s Homepage, scan your mouse over the “Shop By Occasion” tab and click on “Fall/Winter 2011″ when the text bubble pops up. Sit back and get your trigger finger ready, because here comes the fun part- browsing through Madeleine’s wide array of exclusive designer vintage duds. As always, the C. Madeleine’s Team signs out by wishing you Peace, Love, and Happy Shopping!