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Book Review on “Retro Makeup-Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look”

By | 2014-03-07T11:28:34-04:00 March 7th, 2014|Beauty|


Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look

Lauren Rennells, author of Vintage Hairstyling, (see my review here)  has recently published another fantastic guide for helping gals get an authentic vintage look, this time with makeup!  Retro Makeup:Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look  has easy to follow tutorials on how to achieve your favorite era specific […]

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Vintage Fashion Guild Features Looks Inspired by Bonnie and Clyde

By | 2014-01-22T10:01:42-04:00 January 21st, 2014|Fashion|

In honor of Faye Dunaway’s recent birthday, members of the Vintage Fashion Guild decided to roundup some of their best Bonnie and Clyde inspired mens’ and womens’ authentic 1930s and 30s retro looks for their Weekly Fashion Parade.  Back in 1967 the costumes in the movie sparked a fashion trend for 30s glamour, pinstripes,  midi skirts, berets and cardigans.  I always loved that look of the belted cardigan sweater worn over a skirt. Classic and […]

How to Dress in “Old Hollywood Glamour Style” this Holiday Season

By | 2016-05-25T20:25:16-04:00 December 6th, 2013|Fashion|

The holidays are a perfect time to step out in classic old Hollywood glamour style! Timeless, elegant and sexy, an old Hollywood glamour look will ensure you are the belle of the ball at all your holiday events. In the past year or so we have seen a return to classic beauty with many of  today’s Hollywood stars taking a cue from silver screen sirens like Liz, Marilyn and Rita. With classic silhouettes […]

Now and Then- Metallic Fashion Trends

By | 2013-11-15T19:28:22-04:00 September 23rd, 2013|Fashion|

Heavy metal is a huge presence for this fall / winter – and no we’re not talking about another KISS reunion. Glimmery golds, shiny silvers and bold bronzes were all over the 2013 runway.  From glamorous gowns to loungy pantsuits – you can’t help but be beautifully blinded by this season’s take on the trend.



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Happy Birthday Claudette Colbert!

By | 2016-05-25T20:09:58-04:00 September 13th, 2013|Celebrities, Fashion|

Claudette Colbert 9/13/1903 - 7/30/1996 Claudette Colbert 9/13/1903 – 7/30/1996

Today marks the birthday of one of Hollywood’s most stylish stars – Claudette Colbert.  With her signature bangs and enviable legs, french born Claudette ruled the silver screen in the 1930s and 1940s.  She was known for her sleek and classic style on and off screen and often ended up on […]

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Customer Spotlight – Ella’s Divine Deco Style

By | 2015-01-04T13:32:46-04:00 August 26th, 2013|Fashion|

When  Ella Macedo, our customer from New Zealand, shared a photo of herself wearing one of our gowns at her engagement party – everyone here at Blue Velvet Vintage was blown away by how well she pulled off  her deco inspired  “Old Hollywood Glamour” look.   Ella ordered our 30s style  blue chiffon evening gown  for her cocktail party in June where,  in her part of the world, it was the dead of winter!


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Happy Birthday Mae and Maureen-Famous Feisty Females of Hollywood!

By | 2016-05-25T19:56:52-04:00 August 17th, 2013|Celebrities|


Maureen O'Hara and Mae West share a birthday Maureen O’Hara and Mae West share a birthday!

Today we celebrate the birthday of two of Hollywood’s fiestiest females,    Maureen O’Hara and Mae West.  Maureen  was known  for  playing strong-willed ‘fiery’ characters and Mae for her  outspokenness and sharp wit,  a seductress  who pushed the boundaries of censorship with her revealing costumes and scandalous one liners.


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Happy Birthday Lucy!

By | 2016-05-25T19:59:58-04:00 August 6th, 2013|Celebrities, Fashion|

Lucille Ball Lucille Ball  8/6/11-4/26/89

Today marks what would have been the beautiful and talented Lucille Ball’s 102nd birthday. Lucy  is often remembered for her flair for comedy – and rightfully so! But because of that – we often overlook her elegant side. Her look below is the epitome of class!

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Happy Birthday to Barbara Stanwyck and Ginger Rogers!

By | 2016-05-25T19:50:51-04:00 July 16th, 2013|Fashion|

Today I’d like to feature the fabulous style of two of Hollywood’s most famous , and glamorous, actresses.  Both born on this day, July 16th,  Barbara Stanwyck   in 1907 and Ginger Rogers four years later in 1911.

Barbara starred in over 80 films throughout her career – in addition to her television roles on The Big Valley and The Colbys.  In 1944 she was the highest paid woman in the United States.  She was an amazingly […]

The Mermaid Gown-Iconic “Old Hollywood Glamour” Silhouette

By | 2013-12-09T09:26:39-04:00 April 29th, 2013|Fashion|

If you’re looking to make a big  ” Old Hollywood” style splash at your next special event, then consider the classic mermaid hem gown. An iconic silhouette,  mermaid style gowns can make any woman feel movie star glam!  A  Jayne Mansfield signature look  and favorite of  many other actresses in the 1950s,  these gowns  have a figure flattering, curve hugging fit  to the knee, with a full flared hem below. And often have a sweetheart […]

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