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Roma at Midnight


In keeping with my black & blue theme this week, I'm adding this beauty to my shop! Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo of Valentino Haute Couture featured the most romantic pieces for their Fall/Winter 2012-2013 runway in midnight blue and black. I love this blue, so dark you could almost mistake it for black, but then that rich blue just has a way of catching your attention. It is truly a color of romance. It was love at first sight when I saw this 1960's dress from Rome.

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Black & Blue


This fall, black and blue is making its presence known. My drool-worthy black and blue moment came from Preen, one of my favorites! (This collection is worth checking out if you haven't had the chance to yet.) Without even realizing it I pulled some looks together that happened to incorporate this trend, so I went with it. I had this amazingly cool bomber type jacket from H&M that I wanted to share with the world. This jacket is made up of my fashion heaven of houndstooth and sheer material - it can make a simple t-shirt and jeans look amazing, it's just that cool!

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Forest Folk


 I wanted to style a Bridal look for this week's post (after all we are in wedding season). Perhaps it's due to my recent fix of Etsy & Pinterest browsing, filled with so many adorable ideas for a vintage-feel outdoor wedding that has left me inspired. Whatever the reason, I knew I wanted to shoot my laid back bride in the woods for a rustic, romantic feel; so I grabbed my sister/photographer, my model with her mandolin in tow and away we went.

Jessica is one part of local SF Folk band Shopping in Finland

Dress: Thistlepearl Idyll Dress Urbanoutfitters

This dress is shown with the front in the back. For a look at the seller’s image click the link from the image above.


This Forest would not be complete without some whimsical creatures. Check out Jessica's whismical paintings here:

Cowboy Boots: Vintage (80's)

All Photos above by: Linda Manyisha ("Photograps by Linda M.")

Hello Loves!



Welcome! The Urban Doll is a personal style/beauty blog and vintage retailer based out of the San Francisco Bay area. I will be showcasing my favorite looks from my closet along withe beautiful, one of a kind vintage dresses. This blog is a way for me to share my style and vintage finds with the world along with practicing my photography skills. Styling and location managing is done by me unless otherwise stated and all photography without credits is also be done by me. I am most excited to share all of my passions with all of you.