10 October, 2014

♡ Miss Mole ♡

If you don't already know Miss-Mole.de online store than this one website you'll want to visit. The German based online store is a treasure trove for every girl that loves a bit of retro in their life! Stocking everything from handbags, homeware, swimwear, jackets, dresses, trousers, playsuits, accessories and more... it's literally a one stop shop!  The only thing you won't find are shoes but you can forgive them on that count as literally they have everything else that you could possible need to create a super cute retro/pin-up inspired look! You have to start out with out lingerie and What Katie Did is always a favourite and Miss Mole stock their brand, modelled left by the stunning American pinup Ashletta who also works   in their US store. I'm going of track already but I had to share this girdle it's top of my wishlist for birthday/Christmas but back to Miss Mole!

Eternity dress €59.90
Housing many loved well known retro inspired brands such as Collectif Clothing, Miss Candyfloss, Miss Fortune, Banned Clothing, 20th Century Foxy, Glamour Bunny, Pinup Girl Clothing, What Katie Did to name a few! This is what first struck me when I found the store, the fact that there are so many wonderful brands I love in one place. Pages and pages of super cute clothing, I was instantly hooked! With the new new season arrived, it means lots of new autumn/winter collections online and I've already found lots of pretty things that I want. It's the perfect time to get some pretty pieces to add to your winter wardrobe, well that's my excuse anyway; party season is around the corner! I had to feature some of my favourites that I found that are currently available on their website which are definitely on my wishlist! I adore this beautiful rose print cocktail dress, perfect for a Christmas party or for cocktails. I love the sweetheart neck and the belted waist, it's so elegant. I have cocktails gloves that I would pair it with and some slingback heels .

Shonna Coat €119.90
Of course, to wear that beautiful dress, I'd need an equally beautiful coat and of course they have the one of my dreams...! This red coat with faux fur cuffs and collar, its ideal. The shape is perfect with the faux fur collar falling just above the waistline and then in nips in with the double buttons on the waist adding shape rather then that horrible shapeless box style which you see everywhere at the moment. It's perfect as it's not a straight cut which is essential for wearing a pretty dress for winter without looking the least bit frumpy! I'm in love with anything red lately and especially for winter; it's dull and dark enough throughout the season so you need to add some extra brightness and this coat it ticks all the right boxes, warm, glamourous and ultra chic. Anything with faux fur is a winner in my book and gives any look an instant vintage feel which is usually what I am for! There are many other beautiful coats on their website but this one was by far a favourite. I'm hoping Santa will be good this year and bring me this coat, I can just picture all the pretty things I could wear it with. It would look great with boots, a simple black dress, leather gloves and I'd maybe add a brooch on the front too just to add an extra touch of glamour!

Underbust Gridle €79.90
Of course no wishlist is complete nor retro look without beautiful lingerie. If you're going to wear a beautiful dress you should always try and wear the right underwear. Girdles and corsets do wonders for adding and emphasising curves and giving you perfect posture to look the picture of elegance! This lux girdle is from  What Katie Did which is a well estsblished UK vintage reproduction lingerie brand who produce beautiful undergarments which Miss Mole stock too! Modelled left by the stunning American pinup Ashletta who also works  in their US store and has amazing retro style. I love following all  the modern pinup ladies as a lover vintage inspired style! I'm going to be sharing lots more wishlist and gift inspiration in the coming weeks leading up to Christmas and I know it's not even past Halloween yet but it won't be long...!  You'll find Miss Mole online store clicking on the link below: http://www.missmole.de and you'll see what all the fuss is about!! Don't forgot you can check out all the latest news or style inspiration from The Chic Guide also on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and please comment, like and share! Thank you for stopping by to visit.


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05 October, 2014

♡ Bernie Dexter Clothing ♡

Copyright Bernie and Levi Dexter
Internally renowned vintage designer, pin-up model and highly successful entrepreneur, Bernie Dexter has been the reigning queen of pin-up and cheesecake modeling for over a decade; her face synonymous with the vintage, pin-up, retro  lifestyle and culture. She been featured in countless websites, books, magazines and vintage and rockabilly events either modeling or her designs taking centre stage. With a Facebook following of over 200,0000 fans and counting clearly Bernie Dexter is more popular than ever. Forging an extremely successful design career creating beautiful retro inspired piece; Bernie Dexter makes the transition from successful pin-up to fashion designer effortless- this alone makes it's hard to not want to learn more about this wonderfully talented lady.

Copyright Bernie and Levi Dexter
Having previously modelled for many famous brands such as Bettie Page Clothing (now known as Tatyana)What Katie Did, Collectif Clothing, Miss L Fire, to name a few...Bernie had established herself one of the most well know pin-up models worldwide. The progression to design Bernie Dexter claimed was a lack of finding the perfect retro inspired clothing specifically jeans so what better way to obtain the ideal denim then design your own! Designing a few key retro inspired pieces - capri pants, sweaters, playsuits taking inspiration from her love of vintage clothing and rockabilly culture her designs proved an instant hit! Her now signature denim capri pants have proven so popular they're a consistant sell-out and for a reason - they're some of the best jeans around! (As shown right) What I love most is the flattering form fitting design with an extra high waisted to focus on the narrow part of your waist but also thankfully have lots of stretch - this lady knows how to make a women look good in jeans and casual wear; I consider these jeans a must have item!

Image from fuckyeahrockabilly.com
Married to renowned rockabilly singer Levi Dexter, Bernie has always been heavily immersed within 'vintage'- she and her husband both devoting their lifes to rockabilly music and culture. Long before she began modeling career or became known within the public eye Bernie was styled herself on the pin-ups of the past, sporting 'Bettie Bangs' for decades and dressing, studying the vintage fashion, rockabilly culture and music so it seems a nature progression that she would go on to some form of creative outlet already been so involved within all things vintage. Her designs fun, form-fitting with pin-up influences from the actresses and pin-up models from 40's and 50's but also have a modern egde by the fabric, designs and adding contemporary twists to classic favourites. The dresses within her clothing line being a prime example; the use of bold prints and quirky designs shows she is not afraid to make a statement and step out of purely producing vintage styles. An inspiration for anyone thinking of setting up their own business or who want to create their own line of clothing.

Copyright Bernie and Levi Dexter
I'm a massive fan and look forward to seeing what her new creations are season by season one of my favourite is  valley forest print (below,right) I adore the colour palette - the summer scene demands attention but honestly it's hard to narrow down as there are so many more equally pretty dresses within her collections! Modcloth, What Katie Did, MisKonduct, Deadly is the Female, Miss L Fire and many more well establish stores and retro inspired brands are now also stocking her designs. Her clothing line is definitely one not to be missed, while true to her own rockabilly style, the designs are consistently elegant yet playful with strong influences from the 40's and 50's with a mix of rockabilly, pin-up and contemporary fashion; so you dont have to an avid retro fan to wear her designs just have a love of form fitting, well cut clothing which is why I  love her designs; it's not just retro clothing nor for a size zero model or a vintage girl - her brand is accessible for everyday wear or any occasion. You can purchase any of Bernie Dexter's designs directly from her website at: www.berniedexter.com or from the many stores that now also stock her designs which are also listed on her website. 

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