Upcoming Photo Shoot at Amendment 18

 Hey Viv ! has been asked to bring some our most charming fashions to a photo shoot at Amendment 18, Staten Island’s newest Speakeasy Bar.

At the shoot, Photographer Jeff Mason will capture the beautiful Leanne Surace and Nancy Corrigan, both singers at the club, posed in the period ambiance of Amendment 18. Think smoky back room, a fitted pencil dress and veiled hats.

Watch our social media for the pictures as Hey Viv ! Retro goes to Amendment 18 !

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Behind the Scenes at Hub 17 Photo Shoot


Rachel, Katrina, and Viv

“Clash of the Decades” Photo Shoot by Hey Viv ! at Hub 17

We recently invited Hey Viv customers to a spontaneous photo shoot fashion show at Hub 17 Gallery with photographer Ken Graham of Kenneth Paul Media. We put out racks of Hey Viv ! clothing from the 50’s to the 90’s and encouraged everyone to have fun creating their own look.  We’ve been posting the pictures on our HeyVivRetro instagram account so check them out.

And here’s the behind the scenes team that helped pull it off.  Rachel (in the picture above, on the left) was in charge of coordinating the clothing and props and making sure it all ran smoothly. She worked the racks and helped people pick out what they wanted to wear.   Katrina (in the middle) brought her fun and funky spirit and cool shoe collection. Katrina was good at adding just the right accessory to the right person.   She made sure everyone felt welcome and tried on something new.   And Viv (on the right) was the ‘in house’ cheerleader for the posing and picture taking part.  It’s not easy to get in front of the camera when you’re not used to it so Viv made everyone laugh and relax so they all showed “their good side” to the photographer.



Ken and Katrina

Here’s our patient and creative photographer, Ken Graham of Kenneth Paul Media  He put everyone at ease and made the Photo Shoot fun and relaxing.  We love working with him !


Erin Kelli

And lest we forget – who was that wacky spirit that helped this idea grow and come to fruition ?  Yes, it’s Erin Kelli – artist, producer, free spirit and all around ‘get it done’ gal.  Erin was in charge of graphics and promotion.  She also brought lots of friends to the shoot and got everyone psyched !  Thanks Erin – you look great in everything !


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Hey Viv ! Staff Picks

Viv's Staff Picks !

Lately it seems that online shopping has dominated the fashion industry. Who has time to go to crowded malls? And who wants to go on a hunt for the perfect item when you can just do a quick Google search from home? However, the down side to buying clothing online is never knowing what you are going to get. Don’t  you wish you had a personal online shopper to help you pick out an item you found online?

Well, now you do! Viv of Hey Viv ! has created “Viv’s Staff Picks ! “ The Staff of Hey Viv is here to help when you are indecisive on a item you are willing to buy. The great thing about Viv’s Staff Picks is they have made it easier to pick out your must have retro styles with comments on what they love about their favorite items. Not only do you buy our retro for customers, we buy it wear it ourselves!


As a busy fashion forward woman, Viv attends many 50’s themed and vintage inspired events. Her go to dress is the Red Rockabilly Swing Cocktail Dress. Here is what she had to say about it:

“I wanted something that was an easy and comfortable vintage look. I really like the sweetheart neckline on this dress because it looks good with a pretty necklace. I feel special in this dress but also at ease because I can wear it with flats or with heels. The cut is very full, I’ve worn it with and without the belt.  It’s versatile and any time I wear it I get a lot of compliments. ”

Sound convincing? Doesn’t everyone want that perfect comfortable dress that they will receive many compliments on? Hey Viv ! Inc is adding more and more Staff Picks on the website at www.heyviv.com. Staff Picks are marked and have a brief description by a Hey Viv ! Staff member on why they love a particular item. It will sure help when you are picking out the right retro item for yourself. It’s like having your very on Hey Viv ! personal shopper!

It’s Summer with Jackie O’Sassness and her 1962 Ford !

Hanging out with Jackie O’Sassness and her 1962 Chevy Galaxy Convertible –  ready for the Fourth of July.  Let’s hear it for red, white and blue and a classy dame !

Jackie O'Sassness and her 1955 Chevy Galaxy Convertible


Jackie likes to coordinate her outfits with the dashing red car interior. color coordinating her cotton print dress with Red heart earrings, necklace  both from Hey Viv !


Don’t miss Jackie’s sweet ride.  She’s ready to put the top down and go for a spin.


Summer is here and its time to check out Hot Rods at Classic Car Shows.  Car shows are a perfect event to get yourself up and out during the summer!

Summer car shows are also a great time to dress full throttle in a retro outfit. Dress up in a cute rockabilly polka dot dress just like Jackie O’Sassness.  Or Slap on a pair of high waisted shorts with a retro halter top with a red bandanna for a “Roise the Riveter” inspired look.   Add cute accessories like a Hey Dollface Heart Pendant and Earrings, featured on the beautiful Jackie. Cherry accessories are also a great staple of the retro and rockabilly style.

Dressing up is just part of the fun at a summer car show. It adds to the experience. Check out summer car shows in your area. Cruise around to find your dream car and don’t forget to take a snapshot! Follow @heyvivinc on Instagram and share your summer car shows pictures with #heyvivinc and #heyvivretro !

Pin Up Jackie O’Sassness Mad Hatter Tea Party

Jackie O'Sassness and Hey VivLook who wore her “Miss Happy Camper Dress” to a fun tea party ?   Jackie O’ Sassness knows how to put the sweetness into any look with a mix of sassy retro and classic pin up style.

Don’t you love Jackie’s vintage hair style !  I think she looks  regal with the rhinestone tiara setting off the curved bangs and pouf on top.   What’s your favorite pin up hair style ?