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Rockabilly Vintage

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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Burlesque Uncategorized Vintage

Vintage Suits by Mary

Vintage Suits by Mary

Vintage suits by Mary is a fabulous U.S.-based online source for high quality, custom fitting swimsuits and playsuits that are a must-have item in any modern pin up girl or rockabilly gal’s wardrobe, and what they deliver is well worth the price.

With fun-in-the-sun play suits like the Army Romper, the Shaheen Style Sarong Set, the Milk Maid Play Suit and the Gingham Farmer’s Daughter Two-piece Play Set, plus swimsuits like the Aqua Hawaiian Sarong Suit, the Flame Sheath and the Orange Blossom Sarong One-Piece Suit for hula girls, Vintage Suits by Mary sells 35 varieties of form-fitting, curved-hugging, period-perfect works of wearable pin up art. They even offer a Cabana Boy set for men living the retro Tiki lifestyle.

As the mother of an athletic diver, Mary began custom-designing and sewing her daughter’s swimsuits instead of buying expensive and unattractive new swimwear for her every few months. Her suits were an instant hit and before too long she was sewing for the whole team so after decades working in the garment industry in swimwear she started Suits by Mary in 1998 and soon expanded it to include her Vintage line.

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With a degree in design and patternmaking Mary knows very well how to create proper fit and form in her swimwear, and at Vintage Suits by Mary one can find more than just curvaceous swimsuits and playsuits: customers can cook and clean fashionably while wearing one of her vintage style aprons, while in the Vintage Deluxe a section Mary will work with you to custom-embellish a vintage or vintage-style suit you already own or to design an original burlesque costume exclusively for you. For glamour girls with $1500 to burn there is a smoking-hot Rhinestone Corset with over 40,000 Swarovski Crystals hand-sewn to cover every inch.

Most Vintage by Mary suits cost from $85 to $100 and are custom made-to-order and take approximately one month to arrive, but some vintage suits are in-stock and will ship immediately. Returns are not accepted, so it is important to carefully check the sizing chart before placing any order. Payment can be made through most major credit cards and PayPal; for international orders customers may contact Vintage Suits by Mary for sizing and shipping options.

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