Do It With Vintage: Nicole Richie in Menswear



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!

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 



Do it With Vintage: Swim

When it comes to vintage, a lot of us tend to overlook swimwear, but this summer why not mix it up by trying vintage swimwear and stray away from the typical Bandeau Pack?   As I’m sure all of us have heard on multiple occasions “trends always come back in style,” the pieces we put together couldn’t be a better example of that.

1. 1980s Rovi Floral Bathing Suit2.Yves Saint Laurent Fuchsia Bathing Suit, 3.1970s Jantzen Psychedelic Swimsuit4. 1970s Floral Print Velour Swimsuit5. Versace Gold Stem Bikini 6. Lilac Crochet Bikini

The Versace motif revival right now is one of the biggest trends we’re seeing at retailers everywhere.  Why not do right by Gianni Versace by actually donning one of his original pieces!  Our Vintage Versace Gold Stem Bikini is one of those remarkable pieces that while it is vintage, it timelessly looks contemporary.  The piece has magenta & light pink color blocking underneath original Versace floral print.  The gold bamboo shoots in the piece adds a touch of luxury to this bathing suit, perfect for spending a day taking in the sun poolside at Soho Beach House.   Crochet is a great way to stay on trend this summer.  Our Vintage Lilac Crochet Bikini is the perfect piece to try  hobo chic for the summer.  The violet, lilac, and lavender striped triangle top with solid boy short bottoms give you the chance to take on vintage at the beach this summer.   Match this adorable bikini with an oversized, floppy hat for an authentic vintage summer hippie look.

Be daring this summer!  Try something new by putting on something old, do swimwear this summer with vintage! We guarantee  you won’t have to deal with the embarrassing moment when you encounter someone in the same bikini as you!

Style Guide: Metallics

Some trends may seem more daunting than others, for example staying on trend with some blue eyeliner might be a little easier than rocking some leather in the spring.  Metallics were a huge hit this year for Spring/Summer and for most of us mixing them into our closet can seem a like scary job.  With a little help from this guide we hope that we can help you swallow the metallic pill and enjoy working this bold trend into your everyday look.  We put together a few outfits that are on trend, wearable, and of course we did it with vintage!

Working metallics into your accessories is a good place to start for beginners and will still have you looking like a total fashionista. Try out a pair of metallic shoes like these Pierre Hardy Snakeskin Heels to give your everyday office wear an extra pop. We outfitted these killer heels with aMarc Douglas Sleeveless DressAlaia Bowler Handbag, and this stunning Pamar Necklace for a perfect 9-5 look.

Dress these Jean Paul Gaultier Teal Metallic Pants with black pieces so that your look isn’t too busy. We matched these pants with our Dirk Bikkenbergs Sleeveless Tank, Chanel Black Leather Quilted Handbag, YSL Large Bangle, Karl Lagerfeld Clip-On Radish Earrings, and Stella McCartney Leather Boots for a look that lets these metallic pants shine.

To incorporate metallics into your daytime look try this Yves Saint Laurent Gold Lurex Top with some of your favorite staple pieces. We styled this top with our YSL Tapered Pants, Salvatore Ferragamo Black Satin Flats, Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, and MCM Cross Body Bag. This outfit is perfect for running errands or going to lunch, the vintage Ray Bans add a fun pop of color to this look too!

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: Agate Jewelry

It is no mystery why the brilliant and exotic agate gemstone has been deposited all over fall/winter 2011 ready-to-wear collections. From Gucci to Yves Saint Laurent, this impressive chunk of mother nature is showing up on everything from earrings and necklaces to brooches and cuffs.

Let the mystic powers of agate enrich your life and wardrobe, and do it with vintage! Check out the spectacular oversized agate ring available at C.Madeleine’s Online!

Originating from volcanic rock, this gemstone innately presents itself in a variety of bold colors arranged in concentric circles. Since its discovery along the shores of the Greek Islands over 3,000 years ago, many ancient myths and traditions have surfaced around the stone. Legend suggests agate to be a powerful calming and emotional healer, warding off insomnia while producing pleasurable dreams. It is said to offer a heightened sense of confidence, while also improving stamina and stability.

For further information on exotic gemstones, look to the International Colored Gemstone Association for all your earthly inquiries.