Oct 1, 2009

Hellcatvintage Giveaway + Interview



Cindy from hellcatvintage was kind enough to offer one of my lucky readers a chance to win this beautiful lavender dress! The belt at the waist makes for a beautiful silhouette, and the long sleeves are perfect as the weather begins to chill. This dress could easily be styled in many different ways depending on the accessories paired with it.
Not your size? Christmas is right around the corner.

Bust: 36"
Waist: 32"
Hips: 42"
Sleeves: 22.5"
Length: 38"

Tell us the fundamental facts about you- Name, where you reside, your history, etc
My name is Cindy Aiton. I live in Johnson City, Tennessee with my boyfriend, Scott. I have lived in Tennessee my entire life, but I hope to someday pack up my belongings and travel the world. I don't want to stop until I've seen it all!

What started your love for vintage?
Going to garage sales with my aunt. She collected vintage cookie jars, so we would get up every weekend and hunt for a new one to add to her collection. I think she has around 400 now. My favorite is the one she keeps the Little Debbie cakes in. ;)

Do you have an absolute favorite piece?
My mother's 8th grade graduation dress. It's a classic 1960's formal gown made from baby blue lace. I also have the charm bracelet she wore as a teenager. It's covered in charms given to her by relatives and friends. She passed away when I was 5, so these items mean the world to me.

Can you describe your process for selecting items for your store?
I don't really have a process. I just buy what catches my eye and what I think others will enjoy.

What is your own personal style like?
My personal style is all over the place! I might wear jeans and a Van Halen tee one day and a 1950's Girl Scout uniform the next. It really depends on my mood and whether or not I'm running late.

Besides running an online store, what else takes up your time?
Right now I am trying to teach myself how to sew. I would love nothing more than to have my own line of clothing. If any of your readers have any sewing advice... I'm all ears.

What styles are you excited to see/sport this fall season?
Leather pants and chain boots. My inner Joan Jett is just dying to get out!


Where do you gather your inspiration?
Magazines, people on the street, other Etsy shops... you name it! I am always finding new inspiration.

Any style advice that you would like to share?
Wear what YOU like.... trends be damned!

Now for your chance to win!



Mandatory entry- Go visit Cindy’s store- hellcatvintage . Then leave a comment with a link to your favorite item, and why it’s your favorite. Easy!

There are lots of extra ways to enter!
For any extra entries, leave an additional comment for each that you do.
1 Entry - Heart hellcatvintage on Etsy and leave your user name.
1 Entry - Heart any item from hellcatvintage on Etsy and leave your user name, with the item title.
1 Entry - Heart LoveCharles on Etsy and leave your user name.
1 Entry - Follow my blog, Lovecharlesvintage, and gain an extra entry.
1 Entry - Follow Cindy’s blog, Hellcatvintage
1 Entry - Follow Cindy on Twitter
1 Entry - Become a fan of LoveCharles on facebook
3 Entries - Blog, tweet, facebook this giveaway OR Hellcatvintage’s shop and leave a link. Getting the word out gets you 3 entires! Go ahead and leave three comments. (You can do this as many times as you want.)

Make sure to leave a valid e-mail address so that you can be contacted, (and feel free to spell it out), this contest is open worldwide and the winner will be chosen by random on October 14th at 11am EST.
No purchase is necessary to win this contest. Hellcatvintage is responsible for the mailing of this item. Contestants must have followed the mandatory entry to be eligible to win.

133 comments:

  1. Fav'd (hearted) Hellcatvintage on Etsy :D

    (sexymamma23)

    corieandnickolas(at)hotmail.com

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  2. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28081780 <-- I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE this dress too it's amazing. I also love the "expecting Mommy" tee!!

    corieandnickolas(at)hotmail.com

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  3. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30792781
    I fav'd (hearted) this dress, I want to heart everything!!!

    (sexymamma23) - etsy username

    corieandnickolas(at)hotmail.com

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  4. Fav'd(hearted) LoveCharles On Etsy :D

    (sexymamma23)

    corieandnickolas(at)hotmail.com

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  5. Follower of Hellcatvintage via google friend connect :)
    (sexymamma23)

    corieandnickolas(at)hotmail.com

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  6. Following Cindy-Hellcatvintage on Twitter! :D

    (sexymamma23)

    corieandnickolas(at)hotmail.com

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  7. Fan of Love Charles Vintage on Facebook!!
    :D

    (Corie R)

    corieandnickolas(at)hotmail.com

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  8. http://twitter.com/sexymamma23/status/4530890190

    Tweeted :) #1

    corieandnickolas(at)hotmail.com

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  9. http://twitter.com/sexymamma23/status/4530890190

    Tweeted :) #2
    corieandnickolas(at)hotmail.com

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  10. http://twitter.com/sexymamma23/status/4530890190

    Tweeted :) #3

    corieandnickolas(at)hotmail.com

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  11. whoo hoo! This dress and its 'reserved for giveaway' note have been taunting me for the past week!

    the incredibly-priced men's Frye boots have got to be my fave right now (unfortunately The Boy refuses to wear anything but Chucks).

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30834569

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  12. I just hearted Cindy's shop! (Can't believe it wasn't already a favorite.)

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  13. I love the HUBBA BUBBA Kitten Heels (although they are not in my size) because every girl needs a pair of red heels, right?!

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  14. I love the Vintage 80's Mint Tea Faux Wrap Mini Dress!http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28486320

    i love it because it's blue, blue is one of my favorite colors and i love wrap dresses but i don't own a single one! This dress is so beautiful!


    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  15. I hearted hellcatvintage on Etsy, my etsy username is daer0n [with a zero]

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  16. I hearted the Vintage 70's 80's huge wood bead necklace.

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  17. I hearted LoveCharles on Etsy, my etsy user name is daer0n [with a zero].

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  18. I follow your blog.

    nury77 at live dot ca

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  19. I follow Cindy on twitter.

    nury77 at live dot ca

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  20. I am a fan of lovecharles on facebook.

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  21. I blogged:
    http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/10/hellcatvintage-giveaway.html

    Nury77 at live dot ca
    #1

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  22. I blogged:
    http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/10/hellcatvintage-giveaway.html

    Nury77 at live dot ca
    #2

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  23. I blogged:
    http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/10/hellcatvintage-giveaway.html

    Nury77 at live dot ca
    #3

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  24. My favorite is the Vintage 80s Purple Capezio Dress in S!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I love hellvintage. I love the Vintage 70s Steampunk Aviator Boots with Buckles 6

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30174015

    Ive always been partial to boots with attitude such as these :)

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  26. I adore the Vintage 50s 60s Opti-Ray Tortoise Shell Sunglasses. They remind me of a pair my mother used to wear.

    link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30253938

    email: urchiken at gmail dot com

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  27. i love lilac and red.so wish i can win this dress and then buy these amazing shoes
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29725244

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  29. I hearted Hellcatvintage as Usersubmit<333

    sisavate@hotmail.com

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  30. I'm also following Hellcatvintage on Twitter as Thisnametakn

    sisavate@hotmail.com

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  31. I tweeted at http://twitter.com/Thisnametakn :)

    sisavate@hotmail.com

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  32. As much as I love the boots, my fave item is the squiggles and squares dress: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30773431

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  33. Fav'd (hearted) Hellcatvintage on Etsy

    (nightchild80)

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  34. Fav'd (hearted) the squiggle and squares dress

    (nightchild80)

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  35. Fav'd (hearted) LoveCharles on Etsy

    (nightchild80)

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  36. Love the eggplant halter beach dress mainly because its made of terry cloth since i hardly get to see dresses made of terry cloth. It fits u even when u tend to gain a little weight. so thats a great plus point!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28081780

    itzme(dot)insi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Following hellcatvintage's blog.

    itzme(dot)insi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Following Cindy on twitter @Insaneety

    itzme(dot)insi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I love the Vintage 60s MUSTARD YELLOW Embroidered Kelly Bag. The color is simply fantastic. It's that yellow that teeters on the edge of ugly, and I love it!!

    abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

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  40. My favorite is the denim dress. I love the ruffles! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29246285

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  41. This vintage sunglasses is my favorite, a cheaper alternative to those expensive Ray-Bans!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30253938

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  42. Hearted hellcatvintage (ninahearttoby)

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  43. Hearted Vintage 50s 60s Opti-Ray Tortoise Shell Sunglasses
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30253938
    (ninahearttoby)

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  44. Hearted Lovecharlesvintage

    (ninahearttoby)

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  45. I follow your blog.

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  46. I follow Hellcat Vintage's blog.

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  47. I follow Hellcatvintage on twitter as nina0205.

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  48. I'm a facebook fan (Niña Sagarbarria)

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  49. Tweet #1

    http://twitter.com/nina0205/statuses/4551780442

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  50. Tweet #2

    http://twitter.com/nina0205/statuses/4551780442

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  51. Tweet #3

    http://twitter.com/nina0205/statuses/4551780442

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  52. ahhh! the Vintage 80s DEADSTOCK Cherry Red Boat Shoes 10 are the BEST!!!

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  53. I heart Hellcat Vintage and Love Charles on Etsy! Both really great shops!
    I heart the Mint Tea Wrap Dress - adorable!
    I follow Love Charles and Hellcat Vintage blogs!
    I will blog about this giveaway on my blog: spoilsofwear.blogspot.com
    Love the style of the giveaway dress. I'd wear it with a belt and boots. jill.erickson@us.lawson.com

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  54. My fave items are the Vintage 80s HUBBA BUBBA Kitten Heels 6 because they are so vibrant red and really stand out.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29725244

    Caroline
    design4less@yahoo.com

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  55. love this vintage http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30243589
    my grandma has this :)

    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  56. i follow Cindy blog :0

    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  57. My favorite item is the Vintage 50s 60s Opti-Ray Tortoise Shell Sunglasses:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30253938

    KikiZoe86(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I now follow Cindy on Twitter! I'm @breakfastatsaks :)

    KikiZoe86(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. I love the Vintage 70s Open Knit Cream Bombshell Dress M.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  60. Hearted hellcatvintage on Etsy.
    (bloomingblossom)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  61. Hearted LoveCharles on Etsy
    (bloomingblossom)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  62. I hearted the Vintage 70s Open Knit Cream Bombshell Dress M from hellcatvintage on Etsy.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  63. I’m a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  64. Following Cindy’s blog, Hellcatvintage.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  65. Following Cindy on Twitter @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  66. I'm a fan of LoveCharles on facebook. (Aik Chien)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  67. I blogged.

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  68. I blogged.

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  69. I blogged.

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  70. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/4576246002

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  71. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/4576246002

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  72. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/4576246002

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  73. I like the Vintage 70s Steampunk Aviator Boots with Buckles, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30174015

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  74. I hearted Hellcatvintage
    (sdebourcy)

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  75. I hearted the Vintage 50s 60s Opti-Ray Tortoise Shell Sunglasses, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30253938

    username: sdebourcy

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  76. I hearted LoveCharles

    sdebourcy

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  77. I follow the LoveCharles blog.

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  78. I follow the Hellcat Vintage blog.

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  79. I follow Cindy on Twitter (@sd9302)

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  80. Oh, Yes. I have hearted Hellcat vintage for a long time. I especially love Cindy's purses:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30414926
    -my new favorite.
    I am a facebook fan and tweeted.
    THanks for such a fabulous giveaway!
    Love your blog!

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  81. so simple and pretty: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30792781

    sarah.e.madsen [@] gmail.com

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  82. i love the http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29248259 it looks great for any occasion

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  83. I am loving the Vintage 80s DEADSTOCK Cherry Red Boat Shoes 10 M - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31596223

    If only they were a size smaller! I love them because they look comfy and are so vibrant!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  84. I hearted hellcatvintage - bowsnbuttons
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  85. I heart-ed this item: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29510591
    (bowsnbuttons)
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  86. Hearted Love Charles - bowsnbuttons
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  87. I follow your blog!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  88. I am following Cindy's blog.
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  89. Following cindy on twitter - @ktkatherine
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  90. Became a fan on facebook!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  91. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/4581555666
    kkondek at gmail.com
    #1

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  92. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/4581555666
    kkondek at gmail.com
    #2

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  93. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/4581555666
    kkondek at gmail.com
    #3

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  94. I hearted Hellcatvintage

    jane.joss@yahoo.com
    http://www.janejoss.etsy.com

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  95. I hearted the 80's beach sundress

    jane.joss@yahoo.com
    http://www.janejoss.etsy.com

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  96. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30792781
    this is my favorite
    theres something about a white dress that i think is so clean and gorgeous

    (PS: following hell cat on twitter-CC
    and following you now)
    xo

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  97. sorry, inspiredbyinstyle@yahoo.com

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  98. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28486320

    Love this dress! It's the perfect color for anything.

    knotbygranma (at) gmail (dot) com

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  99. Here's my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30243589

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  100. I love the Vintage 70s Shimmery FLORAL Lurex Wrap Dress, the cut in the shoulder makes it sexy and i love the print on the chiffon.


    yuri.kristi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. I hearted heellcatvintage (id.2thousandthings)


    yuri.kristi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31596223

    red shoes = fabulousness

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  103. hearted hellcatvintage on etsy - username is 'teganamy'

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  104. hearted 'lovecharles vintage' on etsy - userid 'teganamy'

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  105. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30174015

    Love the steampunk boots!! Perfect for fall!

    mbpeik@aol.com

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  106. hearted Hellcat under tictacdough!

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  107. Great giveaway! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30834569

    I love these vintage Frye boots!

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  108. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30253938

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  109. I'm digging the Vintage 50s Black and White Seersucker!
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  110. I fav'd Hellcatvintage on Etsy StarrEvolution
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  111. I hearted a dress
    StarrEvolution
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  112. I like this .. super cute

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30792781

    huggie0109@yahoo.com

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  113. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29248259
    I hearted this dress, a trully classic vintage dress that suitable to go to afternoon tea with girl mates. keiracorner@yahoo.com

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  114. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30253938

    These tortoise shell sunglasses are frickin sweet. Just like my mom's old ones.

    faved (hearted) Hellcatvintage on Etsy

    Fan of lovecharles Vintage on Facebook

    (lavendermilk on etsy)

    bellamydwyer@gmail.com

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  115. i love the Olde Towne sweater: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31970684 i think it'll be fun to wear it this Fall with some bell bottoms.

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  116. Added hell cat vintage to favorite store. My etsy user name is shiningviv.

    shining_viv@yahoo.com.sg

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  117. Added the olde towne sweater to favorite item on etsy. My username is shiningviv

    shining_viv@yahoo.com.sg

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  118. Hearted LoveCharles Vintage. Etsy's username shiningviv

    shining_viv@yahoo.com.sg

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  119. i tweeted it http://twitter.com/PurpleDuckling/status/4730779723.

    shining_viv@yahoo.com.sg

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  120. Hearted hellcatvintage shop:

    greenworks
    maurac7@hotmail.com

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  121. Hearted a few things but these are my favorite!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28548899

    greenworks
    maurac7@hotmail.com

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  122. Hearted Love Charles

    greenworks
    maurac7@hotmail.com

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  123. Such a gorgeous dress!

    ajd12494@aol.com

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  124. I follow Hellcat Vintage's blog!

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  125. And I follow hellcatvintage on Twitter

    My username: anniediamond

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  126. Love the mini gogo dress - it's my boppy style :<)

    amievoltaire.etsy.com

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  127. I hearted Hellcat vintage

    amievoltaire.etsy.com

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  128. added hellcat vintage to faves on etsy.

    (SarahPalisi)

    love a lot of the clothes (great sense for compostion and stylings by the way)
    but my fave item right now would definitely be the earring holder!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=28491426

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  129. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30834569

    I really love these boots

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  130. I Like Vintage 70s Open Knit Cream Bombshell Dress.

    petette
    petette-decor@hotmail.com

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  131. Hearted Hellcatvintage!

    (rossirossi)

    xx
    Rossi
    youmey0u@yahoo.com

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