Monday, March 31, 2014

2 Retro 50's Looks We Created - You Can Too!

Stunning and authentic 50's costumes do not need to be fully vintage, or expensive! In fact, most of the items you will need to finish off your look can be found in your closet, your local variety store, or at Heyviv.com. The 50's have been immortalized in many movies,TV shows, and productions, so you probably have a good idea of how to set the scene. Here are a few ideas to dress for a 50's production.

Rydell HS Cheerleader Costume
If you are looking for a flirty 50's look for a Grease production, start with a poodle skirt paired with a peter pan blouse or a simple button down shirt. Larger casts may prefer circle skirts for their chorus. Add a crinoline with the skirt for extra flow and volume. Cardigans with a poodle applique, pin, or sweater guards add an authentic touch. Cat eye glasses, poodle bobby socks, and scarves in a high ponytail are perfect accessories to polish off this look.

Edgy Pink Ladies Outfit

For a greaser look, dress up in a sexy pencil skirt with a halter top. A rockabilly polka dot dress or a little black dress create an edgy "rebel without a cause" 50's feel. Don't forget a cinch belt is an essential part of your 50's costume. It will define the waist to create the famous 50's bell shape.Wear simple cardigan over the halter and use a sweater guard achieve a retro style.  Also, add a cherry head scarf for some 50's sass.

Swing on over to Heyviv.com to find outfits and costumes for your 50's production! Make sure to check out the Costume Help page for help with sizing, costuming, and any questions you may have. Viv is here to help. 
Happy Costuming!



2 Retro 50's Looks We Created - You Can Too!

Stunning and authentic 50's costumes do not need to be fully vintage, or expensive! In fact, most of the items you will need to finish off your look can be found in your closet, your local variety store, or at Heyviv.com. The 50's have been immortalized in many movies,TV shows, and productions, so you probably have a good idea of how to set the scene. Here are a few ideas to dress for a 50's production.

Rydell HS Cheerleader Costume
If you are looking for a flirty 50's look for a Grease production, start with a poodle skirt paired with a peter pan blouse or a simple button down shirt. Larger casts may prefer circle skirts for their chorus. Add a crinoline with the skirt for extra flow and volume. Cardigans with a poodle applique, pin, or sweater guards add an authentic touch. Cat eye glasses, poodle bobby socks, and scarves in a high ponytail are perfect accessories to polish off this look.

Edgy Pink Ladies Outfit

For a greaser look, dress up in a sexy pencil skirt with a halter top. A rockabilly polka dot dress or a little black dress create an edgy "rebel without a cause" 50's feel. Don't forget a cinch belt is an essential part of your 50's costume. It will define the waist to create the famous 50's bell shape.Wear simple cardigan over the halter and use a sweater guard achieve a retro style.  Also, add a cherry head scarf for some 50's sass.

Swing on over to Heyviv.com to find outfits and costumes for your 50's production! Make sure to check out the Costume Help page for help with sizing, costuming, and any questions you may have. Viv is here to help. 
Happy Costuming!



Friday, March 14, 2014

Hey, Dollface ! What’s New ?

Cute new retro inspired jewelry from Hey Dollface  now at Hey Viv !  

    I met Jen, the owner of  Hey Dollface, at an artisan market and was immediately taken with her jewelry designs and her bubbly charm.  She mixes vintage pieces with modern fittings and creates colorful accessories that "inspire whimsy and femininity."  As soon as I saw her jewelry I knew that the Hey Dollface line would be a great fit at Hey Viv.  And now we carry my favorite, the "Love Drop Heart Pendant."   It's made with a vibrant red vintage West German charm that Jen sourced just for Hey Viv ! There’s even a matching pair of "Love Drop Heart Earrings".  xoxoxxo

 Jen came to our recent fashion shoot at Deep Tanks Studio to show off new Dollface designs.   Her retro style shows from her clothes to her toes.   “I'm a twenty something New Yorker with a serious love for vintage fashion, sewing and accessorizing.”  

That's me showing off Dollface Daisy Earrings while Jen's got the world falling in love with "Love Drop Heart Pendant and Earrings"


Jen’s talent and energy really drive Hey  Dollface ! And she knows where her heart is: “There is nothing better than the feeling I get from creating something from start to finish and watching it work its way into another’s heart and wardrobe. “  Find out more about Hey, Dollface and the story behind the cute business name. And see what we're up to at Hey Viv !

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." Swami Sivananda

Hey, Dollface ! What’s New ?

Cute new retro inspired jewelry from Hey Dollface  now at Hey Viv !  

    I met Jen, the owner of  Hey Dollface, at an artisan market and was immediately taken with her jewelry designs and her bubbly charm.  She mixes vintage pieces with modern fittings and creates colorful accessories that "inspire whimsy and femininity."  As soon as I saw her jewelry I knew that the Hey Dollface line would be a great fit at Hey Viv.  And now we carry my favorite, the "Love Drop Heart Pendant."   It's made with a vibrant red vintage West German charm that Jen sourced just for Hey Viv ! There’s even a matching pair of "Love Drop Heart Earrings".  xoxoxxo

 Jen came to our recent fashion shoot at Deep Tanks Studio to show off new Dollface designs.   Her retro style shows from her clothes to her toes.   “I'm a twenty something New Yorker with a serious love for vintage fashion, sewing and accessorizing.”  

That's me showing off Dollface Daisy Earrings while Jen's got the world falling in love with "Love Drop Heart Pendant and Earrings"


Jen’s talent and energy really drive Hey  Dollface ! And she knows where her heart is: “There is nothing better than the feeling I get from creating something from start to finish and watching it work its way into another’s heart and wardrobe. “  Find out more about Hey, Dollface and the story behind the cute business name. And see what we're up to at Hey Viv !

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." Swami Sivananda

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Meet the Crew - Behind the Scenes at a Hey Viv ! Photo Shoot

It's time for a photo shoot at Deep Tanks Studio with Kristopher Johnson.  The schedule includes pictures of our crinolines, child poodle skirts, pink check skirt and more.   We got the job done thanks to Rachel's ability to coordinate and style outfits and Julie's patient hard work and attention to details.  Of course, there's the models !  They make it all look beautiful and easy.

   Here's a peek behind the scenes.  Enjoy !




Meet the Crew - Behind the Scenes at a Hey Viv ! Photo Shoot

It's time for a photo shoot at Deep Tanks Studio with Kristopher Johnson.  The schedule includes pictures of our crinolines, child poodle skirts, pink check skirt and more.   We got the job done thanks to Rachel's ability to coordinate and style outfits and Julie's patient hard work and attention to details.  Of course, there's the models !  They make it all look beautiful and easy.

   Here's a peek behind the scenes.  Enjoy !




Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Meet Jackie O'Sassness


"I'm a vintage girl living in a modern world!"   Jackie O'Sassness - you're my kind of gal !    I  recently met Jackie when she set up a Harlow House pin up photo shoot featuring Hey Viv ! dresses and accessories. We hit it off right away and found we both share a love of dressing up.
Jackie O'Sassness in Hey Viv ! Sweetie Pie Dress
Ready for dancin'
 Jackie O'Sassness in our Sweetie Pie Dress 




Jackie O'Sassness modeling for Hey Viv !
Showing off her sweet side in Bubble Beads,
White Silk Flower and White Net Gloves





 I was curious about how Jackie, became a pin up model and how she gets her inspiration.
She was kind enough to answer a few questions:







How did you start modeling?
   My everyday look has always had a touch of pin up style. I'm in love with the 50's era, from the clothing to music and of course the cars.  The first photo shoot I did happened on a whim while attending a local car show. From that moment on I was hooked!


What inspires you at a shoot or when you are designing an outfit ?
Confidence! It is every woman's best feature and the perfect accessory for every outfit.
No matter what shape or size you may be, there is nothing more beautiful than a captivating confident woman.  Pin up is more than a name. It's an attitude.


How would you describe yourself when you are dressed up as "Jackie O'Sassness"
A little Sassy, But Ooh so Classy!  Jackie O'Sassness is a glamorous, vivacious vixen with a penchant for mischief!   There's a little bit of her in every gal.

How did you find Hey Viv and what do you like about the clothes and the style?
My search for the perfect circle skirt led me to Hey Viv! 50's Retro Clothing Website. The variety and selection of 50's styles is exactly what I was looking for.  The clothing and accessories are quality made and sensibly priced.   Any questions I had were personally answered by Viv! Now that's customer service!





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