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Charlott Atelier: Everything Needed to be Pin Up Gorgeous

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Charlott Atelier: Everything Needed to be Pin Up Gorgeous

The designers at Charlott Atelier believe that beneath the everyday smile is a poster worthy pin up girl ready to shine. That’s why they have created a site full of beautiful vintage clothes for any occasion.


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 From shoes to petticoats and boleros to retro dresses, this label is all about capturing the alluring beauty and poise of a bygone era. Russian designer Charlott Atelier has been drafting and making clothing since she was a teenager, but recently she has honed her skills to concentrate on the 1950’s vintage fashion style. Featured in the “Walk of Fashion 2013,” this brand’s creative success has been well received all over the world.


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There are several storefront locations in Germany, but now these fabulous rockabilly dresses can also be browsed and purchased online and shipped worldwide. At their site, it is easy to see that Charlott Atelier’s particular passion is for petticoat dresses and skirts. Browse their beautiful selection by pattern or fabric type with the ability to search for florals, stripes, polka dots, and checkered prints for some rockabilly fashion flair.


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These sweet pin up dresses come with the crinoline petticoats attached for convenient one stop shopping. For special occasions, check out their selection of retro and rockabilly wedding dresses that are perfect for the big day. Choose from beautiful white pin up dresses or add a splash of color with a bright sash tied at the waist.

Artfully crafted with the vintage bride in mind, these gorgeous 1950’s wedding dresses and accessories are picture perfect. Though Charlott Atelier specializes in petticoat dresses, their vintage designs cover much more, including children’s vintage clothing. Little girl’s crinoline petticoat dresses are completely adorable, and can even be purchased with a matching dress in an adult size!

Accessories include shoes, gloves, purses, and even retro lingerie. For men’s accessories, check out their dashing suspenders, neckties and handkerchiefs. There is even a page of traditional German pin up dresses perfect for Oktoberfest!

So whether you’re looking for your dream rockabilly wedding gown, a cute vintage dress for the little girl in your life, or some rocking retro accessories, you’ll find the complete 1950’s look at Charlott Atelier.

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Stop Staring Clothing

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Stop Staring Clothing

Stop Staring Clothing is a Los Angeles-based, American online retro chic Pin Up clothing store featuring show stopping rockabilly, pin up and 1930s through 1960s-inspired original fashions by founder Alicia Estrada.




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Each piece is appropriate for day or night, work or play and is designed to fit like a dream. Selling everything from cocktail and prom dresses to plus size, vintage-style bathing suits, Stop Staring Clothing is very affordable, with full outfits averaging $150 apiece.




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As one of 10 children of Mexican immigrants, Alicia started sewing her own clothes at age 16 to save cash. She turned her hand me downs into original outfits, and dressed up differently every day, striving to stand apart from the cookie-cutter punk rock scene she was surrounded by.




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She got tons of attention, negative and positive, so she one day wrote the words ’Stop Staring!’ in black marker on the back of a skirt made out of a shower curtain and her brand name was formed. As a student at CalState Fullerton Alicia was a big part of the music scene, hanging out with No Doubt and Sublime in their early days.




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When she heard The Cramps were playing at the Hootenanny Rockabilly Festival, she set up a booth to sell her dresses and was an instant hit. Soon her fun sewing ‘hobby’ had turned into such a profitable business that her accounting teachers encouraged her to drop out of school to pursue fashion design full time, which she did with relish. As her business expanded, so did her figure, which is why Stop Staring!




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Clothing’s sizes go all the way up to 26. As she became more voluptuous, Alicia honed her skills in custom-tailoring clothes to show off feminine curves, flatten bellies and flatter all sizes. She works hard to make sure that all her designs have classic fit, timeless style and flawless construction so anyone who wears them will feel confident and empowered.




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Stop Staring! Clothing accepts returns on an exchange basis only, and only on non-custom orders. They ship Mondays through Fridays all over the world via UPS; the customer decides how fast they want their order. They accept credit cards, checks, money orders or PayPal. Payment can be faxed or processed online.

 

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Get Go Retro

Get Go Retro

Fashionistas who adore silver screen icons like Rita Hayworth, Pin Up Queens like Bettie Page or down-home girls like Debbie Reynolds will find everything they need at Get Go Retro, a family-owned American online rockabilly, new 1950s, retro-style clothing boutique based in Savage, MD.



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Founded in 2007 by mother and daughter team Cathy and Caitlin Lynn, all of their retro dresses are hand- selected to accentuate the curves of the female figure and cater to each customers unique fashion sense without sacrificing timeless and classic style. These gals only pick fashions to sell that they themselves would wear.



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 Started originally as a project to help pay for Caitlin’s college education, Get Go Retro quickly blossomed into a thriving boutique. Born of the love both mother and daughter share for old Hollywood glamour styles and 1950s pinup fashion they carry not only well-known brands like Lolita, Stop Staring and Leg Avenue but also lesser-known designers like Too Fast, Vanity Exposed and Little Lily to both support cottage industry and offer the wide selection their that allows customers find everything they need to complete their look.



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They even link to other vendors to help satisfy their customer’s cravings for the ideal garment for each and every occasion. Get Go Retro’s mission is to provide their customers with clothing to boost their confidence aid their attitude and help create their personal style.



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They carry apparel from petite to plus sizes that is both attention-grabbing and flattering to all kinds of feminine curves. From classic 1950s swing dresses to nautical-style pencil skirt and sweater outfits, coats, sweaters, T-shirts, retro aprons and even cosmetics are available at Get Go Retro.



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They offer everything from essential little black dresses and bridal gowns, to bowling shirts, sweaters, jewelry and shoes for every post-punk pin up girl and retro gal. Get Go Retro accepts only PayPal and money orders and ship nationally or internationally via USPS. Domestic orders will take up to two weeks to arrive; anything out of stock may take longer.



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Returns or exchanges received by the shop within 14 days of the shipping date on the packing slip are accepted on all unworn items except custom apparel, swimwear and bridal gowns.

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Nicole Katherine

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Nicole Katherine

Cheeky cheesecakes and rockabilly hot-rod honeys make room in your boudoir’s armoire for Nicole Katherine Designs, the vintage-inspired retro, rockabilly and pin up clothing line from the same designer who first brought us the campy country western Betty Buccaneer Clothing.




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Nicole Katherine’s original dresses and separates all embody her stylistic evolution toward more classic vintage silhouettes yet each piece retains her distinct and sassy mark, from the stunning and sophisticated gray suit dress ‘Elizabeth’ and the retro flamenco-style, circle-skirted ‘Bella Muerta’ dress with matching bolero, to the nautical ‘Armada Belle’ blouse with matching side-button pants, the ‘Lauren’ pencil skirt in gray (with or without contrast pocket flaps) and the classic 1940’s ‘Lindy Blouse’ (available in fabrics from solid rust to plaid).




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A mother and passionate Sagittarius with fiery red hair, Nicole infuses each design with pure heart and soul and while she cannot personally hand-sew every garment, nothing she offers is mass produced.




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Fashion-conscious from a young age, while growing up in Montana Nicole was appalled by the apparel available in stores. Dismayed that the rockabilly and punk styles she loved were nowhere to be found, she enlisted her grandmother to teach her to sew and by age 13 was regularly adapting dress patterns and tweaking thrift store finds to fabricate her own custom wardrobe.

A former psychology writer, Nicole Katherine became truly enthusiastic about original clothes design after creating her costumes for Irish Dance competitions.




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She learned advanced sewing and pattern drafting during a short stint at the Art Institute of Seattle then interned under Annamarie Von Foley of Revamp Vintage and is currently finishing a degree at the Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing in Los Angeles.




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Nicole Katherine now splits her time between California and her hometown of Missoula, Montana, where she runs her studio out of her family’s aircraft maintenance hangar.




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Nicole Katherine Designs are available online at her website, nicolekatherine.com and at selected sites like www.getgoretro.com, www.catslikeus.com and more. Prices for these handmade delights range from $45 to $175 and custom tailoring is a mere additional $10. International and wholesale orders are welcome, and clothing can be returned for store credit or exchange. For upcoming news and designs, follow her on Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to her blog.

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