Monday, December 1, 2014

Hey Viv ! at the 2014 Bust Holiday Craftacular in Brooklyn!

Looking for some great gift ideas for the vintage lover in your life (or yourself--it's okay, your secret is safe with us) this holiday season? Hey Viv ! has got you covered. We'll be in Brooklyn this weekend, December 6 & 7, selling some of our favorite vintage items that we've been saving for just such an occasion, at the Bust Holiday Craftacular!

 Hey Viv ! at the 2014 Bust Holiday Craftacular in Brooklyn, NY


We went through our secret stash of fabulous finds and picked out lots of fun vintage pieces great for giving as gifts or treating yourself. Funky jewelry, fancy hats, snazzy purses, spiffy scarves, classy gloves, and more! (We even found some sexy, sheer 1950's secretary blouses! Oh la la!)

We'll be there with our favorite jewelry designer, Hey, Dollface! and dozens of other vendors selling lovely vintage and handmade items. See you there!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All Wrapped Up For the Holidays

It’s the time of the season for red and white! Are  you prepping to get all wrapped up for the holidays? Stores are starting to unwrap red and white decorations to get into the spirit of the holidays. Even Starbucks busted out their special red and white holiday cups! As the holiday season approaches, you may have received an invitation or two to friends and families holiday parties. But the questions always is, what to wear. You saved a beautiful piece from last holiday season, but this year you'd rather make a statement with a fabulous vintage piece.

You want to get into the holiday spirit with a holiday themed outfit without looking like a Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush. Try a red and white themed outfit! It says “Look at me, I’m bold and love the holidays!” Now, the search is on for the perfect vintage holiday party outfit. To avoid crowded malls during the busiest time of year, check out Hey Viv ! Vintage on Etsy.

Unwrap a Holiday Look with a great Red and/or White Vintage item from Hey Viv ! Vintage on Etsy. Wrap yourself up in a Mad Men style 1950's Vintage Red Wiggle dress to wear to your special holiday party. This vintage dress is a dark red rayon sheath. The neckline has side pieces that form a collar with long tabs that can be criss crossed and held with a pin or tied in a bow. This wiggle dress can sure show off your curves too!
Vintage Red Wiggle Dress


Already have a dress, but looking for a special piece to add to it? Add on a 1950's Vintage White Enamel and Silver Tone Necklace and Clip on Earring Set. This vintage necklace and earring set by Sarah Coventry features stylized grape leaves enameled in white with little grape clusters in silver tone. The five leaves on the necklace each curl up artfully, while the earrings lay flat. This vintage set is a subtle, but adds charm to your already charming holiday outfit.
Vintage Enamel Necklace and Earring Set


Still looking for the perfect holiday outfit and accessories?  Check out Hey Viv ! Vintage Unwrap a Holiday Look on Etsy. You will find a wonderful selection of vintage red and white items fitting for any holiday party or occasion. The best part about going vintage is knowing that you are not only wearing a one of a kind piece, but that no one will be wearing the same dress and you! For more retro looks also try HeyViv.com!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Introducting Vintage Weekend - An Online Antiques & Collectibles Show!

It's finally super secret project announcement time! Drum roll please... ;)

http://vintageweekendshow.com/ 

What I've done is gathered together some of my amazing vintage selling friends (a few of which who are also members of The Vintage List!) to try out a new way for people to buy and sell antiques and collectibles online - it's based on the traditional real world flea market / antique show experience, only it's all done on the web instead of out in a field!

The show will happen once a month, Friday through Sunday - hence the Vintage Weekend name. All the dealers will open up their shops ONLY for the weekend of the show. From what I've heard from everyone, they will be offering up a lot of fresh finds - stuff they haven't listed anywhere else before. I know I have personally been stockpiling stuff for the last month or so, saving it specifically for my Vintage Weekend shop!

There is a complete dealer list on the website, and also there are category pages that will lead you to dealers that have items in that category available during the show. Payment is through PayPal, and shipping to the USA is FREE.

The best way to stay up to date with all the Vintage Weekend news is to sign up for the email newsletter - especially if you want show date reminders! I'll also use that list to put out a call for new dealers, when we get to that point...



I also set up a Facebook page and a Twitter account (Pinterest is coming soon!). Give us a follow, it should be a fun show! :)

Monday, May 19, 2014

5 Garden Party Essentials from Hey Viv ! on Etsy

Any party can be a lovely affair, but what's lovelier than sipping stylish spirits and nibbling elegant edibles among the greenery and sweet blossoms of a warm day? I'm inclined to say probably nothing. Here are a few ways to look right at home at a genteel outdoor affair while showing off your vintage flair.

1. A Fancy Floral Frock

 
There's nothing like a flowy, flowery, summery vintage dress to put you in a festive mood. Something comfortable and flattering will make you look and feel great no matter how long you stay.

2. A Stylish Jacket
Be prepared when those garden breezes blow! Temperatures can drop at night, and a fitted bolero jacket, cute cardigan, or pretty shawl will keep you warm without hiding your sundress under a sweatshirt.

3. A Jewelry Accent
A small piece can make a big difference. A charming vintage brooch, necklace, earrings, bracelet, or matched set with a flower or leaf pattern will lend a sophisticated and sweet touch to any ensemble.

4. A Colorful Scarf
Wear it around your neck as a kerchief, don it as a head wrap, tie it to the straps of your purse, pin it as a shawl, or come up with your own clever way to show it off--a fashion scarf is a retro must.

5. A Chic Chapeau
Isn't this really why you showed up to begin with? To show off that fabulous vintage hat that you never seem to find the right occasion to wear? It's okay--that's why we're here, too.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

5 Ways to Wear Cherry Red

Is your look looking a little drab? Revitalize your retro style with vintage and vintage-inspired pieces in bright, vibrant cherry red. Here are five ways to work this eye-catching, sexy color into your wardrobe, whether you want to be :

1. Add a splash of scarlet with a jewelry accent piece.


Heart Bib Necklace by Hey Dollface

2. Sport a fun, flirty skirt.
Vintage 1950s Novelty Print Circle Skirt from littlestarvintage on Etsy

3. Brighten your night in crimson lingerie.
1960s Red Babydoll Nightgown from Hey Viv ! on Etsy

4. Keep your change together with a cute coin purse.
Red Cherry Retro Oilcloth Coin Purse Zipper Pouch by MiriamGarber on Etsy

5. The whole nine yards--a sexy pencil dress guaranteed to turn heads.
Red Robin Pencil Dress from Hey Viv ! Retro Clothing1980s Cherry Red Satin Shirt Dress from Azucena Vintage on Etsy

Can't get enough bright cherry red? Check out our Pinterest board for more great inspiration:


Thursday, April 10, 2014

In Your Easter Bonnet...

...with ALL the frills upon it...



...with some of the frills upon it...

 Hey Viv ! 1950's Floral Pillbox Hat


...with a bunny in it?


An Easter bonnet is a fun and colorful way to celebrate spring! Whether you decide to go vintage, pick up something new, or devise your own creation, don an Easter bonnet and dare to be the grandest at the Easter parade.




Thursday, February 6, 2014

Step into a Shirtwaist Dress

Dress lovers know that the dress is more than just a single garment--it's a whole universe of clothing unto itself. Mini, midi, maxi, A-line, fit & flare, bombshell, wiggle, sheath, shift, pencil, gown, jumper--it can be exhausting just trying to list them all. If you find yourself adrift in a sea of choices, consider the shirtwaist dress (also known as a shirt dress).



Shirtwaist dresses are named for their shirt-like bodice (most commonly a button down style). The style has been popular since the 19th century, when the shirt and skirt were actually separate pieces, but its heyday was the 1950's. From Dior's New Look to I Love Lucy, the shirtwaist dress was a staple of fifties fashion, worn by teenagers, housewives, and socialites alike. 

If you prefer a contemporary look, you can still find lots of great shirt dresses in today's styles. Over a century and still going strong--the shirtwaist dress is a true classic!