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BackInStyle and Pantone on Vintage Fashion

Did you know your very own Back In Style made an appearance in Pantone on Fashion? That’s right! One of the dresses featured in the book was from Back in Style!

Pantone on Fashion A Century of Color in Design

Pantone on Fashion
A Century of Color in Design

The dress was designed by Mollie Parnis, who happened to also have dressed four First Ladies during her career. In “Life” magazine, Parnis said, “I’m not interested in designing for the average housewife. I don’t even know her.” This feeling is clear in her 1970s Lavender Fog Ultrasuede Dress. The unique color and daring fabric make it a prime example of 1970s style.

Lavender Fog Ultrasuede Shirt Dress

Lavender Fog Ultrasuede Shirt Dress

This dusty shade of lavender still feels very contemporary. The Pantone article lists other designers who have used similar colors in their modern work. What a great spotlight on a fantastic piece of vintage clothing from your very own Back in Style!

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Back In Style’s Fashion Segment on Television!

In Late April, we were on the AmericaTeVeCanal, a Spanish channel.  We were featured in their Iconos de la moda (fashion icons) segment.  During this segment, they took Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and Jackie Kennedy’s style and picked out outfits that would fit their style from Any items you find from the video that you like, and want can be found below.

Iconos de Moda

How I Wore It: Vintage Nightgown

This super cute 1950s floaty nightgown from Back In Style was featured on fashion blog Madalynne.  Read on…

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Other than vacuuming while wearing a wedding dress and drinking wine (like I admitted to doing), do you ever play dress up? I use the word play loosely because it’s not so much about playing, it’s more about just feeling good about yourself. Life sometimes gets in the way of looking pretty during the week and on the weekends, all  you want to do it paint your nails, blow dry your hair, and just put on a damn good outfit. Me too! I’ll be the first one to admit that vintage can be hard to wear without looking like you’re straight out of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, and that’s why I reserved this outfit to the confines of my apartment – Chateau Madalynne. These pieces, a vintage nightgown and a lace body suit, are from my favorite sponsors this month – Back In Style and Ines Perpina. Back In Style is a vintage store based out of South Florida and they have loaned clothes to me for some of my photo shoots. They have an online shop full of awesome vintage pieces for very reasonable prices. Ines Perpina is an Etsy shop based out of The Netherlands with handmade bras, undies, and bodysuits. Bodysuits have been on Amy and my mind recently so when I found Ines and her shop while browsing Etsy, I had to introduce myself and see if we could collaborate in some way. She even has a velvet bra!

So one Saturday, when I had a particular rough week, I blow dried my hair, did my nails, and spent the afternoon dilly-dallying around my apartment wearing this. It was ridiculous but just what I needed. Oona might say that the only thing missing is a drink in my hand, preferably wine, but I think the only thing missing is a duster and kitten heels (with little pom poms too!). Oooh, how French – how absurd!


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Vintage in Vogue A New Appointment-Only Designer Showroom Opens in Little Havana, Selling Vintage Fashion

Thank you to Corinna Moebius and the Little Havana Guide for such a great article on Back In Style!

By Corinna Moebius
May 2012

Sheffield MacIntyre, of Back In Style in her new Little Havana showroom

When Sheffield MacIntyre moved away from Miami, she figured she would never return. As a college student in the Northeast, she thought: “I’m never going back to Miami, I hate it, it’s superficial, it’s materialistic, it’s difficult to get anywhere.”

But when she returned home after college, she rediscovered Little Havana and the neighboring residential neighborhood of Shenandoah, which she had visited as a child.

“I love Little Havana!” she exclaims. She noticed that this area of Miami “has a lot of really interesting houses, and a lot of cultural things to offer that the rest of Miami did’t have and that the rest of the country didn’t have.”

She ended up buying an apartment building in Little Havana, which filled up quickly with tenants. Her positive experience as a property owner convinced her to move to Little Havana herself. She was excited by the opening of Azucar, a shop selling homemade ice cream, “and the cigar shops and the wine bars and the art galleries and all these kind of up and coming, budding new businesses,” she says. “It’s like a new neighborhood now, a new cultural center.”

It makes sense that she would recognize the value of Little Havana, as Sheffield is a talented professional treasure hunter.

She has recently opened Back in Style, an appointment-only showroom selling everything from unique, affordable $10 items to high-end brand new $1000 Matthew Williamson gowns. The store’s specialty is 1960s designer jersey dresses in bright retro prints. “We have a Bob Mackie dress that was designed for Cher,” adds Sheffield,”and our shop has one of the largest collections of vintage Emilio Pucci in the world, with over 100 pieces!”

Back in Style is not open regular hours. Sheffield wants it to be a destination — a place people go to because they know about it and are looking for something unique. Indeed, it’s easy to miss: the showroom is located in what looks like a residential house on the border of Little Havana and Shenandoah, at 2209 SW 10th Street.

Sheffield wants to give her clients totally personalized service: after attentively listening their needs, understanding their tastes and knowing their sizes, she says she can help them find exactly what they are looking for, whether a set of vampy long red gloves, a psychedlic print 60s dress or a delicate embroidered vintage shawl.

She especially enjoys helping her clients try something different than what they might otherwise pick for themselves. “I find that when I’m shopping I always buy the same things over and over again,” she explained.

The shopping experience can be social, too: she encourages clients to bring friends. “It’s like playing dress-up when you were a kid,” says Sheffield. She plans to do happy hours and social gatherings for bridesmaids and other groups of friends who want a special day or evening out.

Celebrities and fashion houses are certainly excited about what Sheffield has to offer. “I’ve sold a vintage Yves Saint Laurent dress to Julia Roberts that she wore on the red carpet at the 2010 Golden Globes,” mentioned Sheffield. “And I found a 1960s Gucci handbag with a bamboo handle that was so popular Gucci has re-issued them.”

Back in Style also has a large collection of vintage Lilly Pulitzer; five of the dresses are on display at the Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion History for their ‘Love of Lily’ exhibit.

Sheffield credits her family with helping her learn how to spot objects with enduring (and growing) value. “My mother collects art and jewelry and my father collects silver, so I grew up going to auctions and estate sales, hunting and sifting through stuff for treasures,” she said. “And I love fashion, so I combined those two things and started this business 12 years ago in 2000.”

When she started her online business, Miamians did not own a lot of vintage clothes or have much interest in vintage, she says. “When I first started everyone was like, ‘Why buy old clothes when you can buy new clothes?'” So, her brother built her first website, and she started her business online. It took off!

Still, she longed for personal contact with her customers, which is why she decided to open up her showroom.

Miami has changed, says Sheffield. “I think as vintage has become more mainstream and everyone a little more socially conscious and environmentally conscious. Vintage has really become a fashion brand of its own. It’s good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet: there are lots of benefits.”

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866-642-6426 featured on THE Fashion Ache

THE Fashion Ache is something every 21st Century woman experiences. It isn’t an old age thing or an ache caused by some kind of disastrous hoovering incident; it’s an ache that can only be cured by one thing: FASHION. There’s no handy pill to pop, no herbal tea to down, no natural remedy for this complaint, only pure, 100% fashion (and the odd purchase here and there, of course). For advice on how to deal with this condition, continue reading, this blog has everything you need to know on a ‘when’ and ‘find it where’ basis. From trend-tracking, to must-have jewelery and shoe-devotion, it’s got everything to sooth THE Fashion Ache.

Its Back In STYLE…

Yesterday, I showed you the fabulous unique jewellery and charms from Storm in a Teacup’s online boutique. Today, I can inform you about the exquisite vintage finds from, the site for Vintage and Designer Clothing and Accessories, so you’ll be able to find an outfit or accessory to match that vintage charm! shows us how Vintage can be truly accessible with todays’ trends. You’ll find a mixture of designers on the website, with anything from Carolina Herrera to Celine, Chanel to Balenciaga, Givenchy to Cavalli. In fact, after you’ve read this post, it’ll be pretty hard not to clink on their link below! And I’ve chosen a few key pieces to dissect that you’ll be able to work into this season’s trends.
Click here to read the full post: works with Jane Eyre and Jane Eyre are working together with vintage clothing and period costumes.

What’s in it for you: Free tickets to see the movie!

Michael Fassbender (left, with Wasikowska) is Jane's employer and eventual lover, Rochester.

Stop by the Back In Style showroom anytime between now and March 24th to pick up free tickets for you and a guest to see a private showing of Jane Eyre on March 24th at the South Beach Cinema.  We have moved, so please to call ahead for directions. 305-519-4955

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