Channeling Femme Fashion Icons of the Yesteryear (using exclusively Queen of Hearts clothing)

Today is International Women’s Day, a day to honor our femme friends, loved ones, mentors, and trailblazers!

Generally speaking, I try my best to pay homage to inspirational women every day, in every way. I carry this out in ways including but not limited to: passing along words of advice from my wise Italian Grandmother, getting the word out on other local woman-run businesses/femme musicians & artists, belting out my favorite Kate Bush song at karaoke, and proudly displaying my Golden Girls bobbleheads front-and-center on my mantle.

This year, however, I decided to do something that I never have before – construct a series of looks inspired by my favorite fashion queens of the past! All of the following articles of clothing are available in-store at Queen of Hearts and Modern Love, and some (linked) are also available online!

ICON #1: Donna Summer

(Featuring The Love Bug Dress)


One of the premier Disco Babies of the world. Queen of the jukebox, the dance floor, and my heart.


ICON #2: Marlene Dietrich

(Featuring The Oversize Blazer & The Barrel Snap Cap)

Show-stopping, business-minded, earth-shatteringly dramatic, and unapologetically bisexual – Marlene Dietrich was more emblematic of strength than any other 1930s starlet.


ICON #3: Barbarella

(Featuring Repeat Bodysuit & The Cryptids Legging)

Jane Fonda’s fictional onscreen portrayal of Barbarella is bound to make everyone want to take over the galaxy with good looks.


ICON #4: Grace Jones

(Featuring the Take Me Out Jumpsuit)

Grace Jones is a true renaissance woman – artist, musician, record producer, movie star, supermodel, etc. etc. The list never ends. She truly can do it all.


ICON #5: Mama Cass (with a tinge of Elizabeth Taylor?!)

(Dress Available in-store)

Mama Cass has the voice of an angel, and wears some of the boldest and most beautiful florals I ever have seen (this dress is a bit of a stretch from Mama’s large-and-in-charge caftans silhouette-wise, but the pattern is SPOT ON.)


Fab Femme Friends, have a happy day, continue being beautiful, and never apologize for being YOU!

<3 Alex


About Queen of Hearts and Modern Love

Queen of Hearts est. 2006, a fashion boutique featuring cool, covetable jewelry, amazingly adorable dresses, and uniquely perfect accessories. Queen of Hearts also has a large lifestyle, gift and bath & body section. Located in the heart of the arts district in downtown Providence, RI. We have a little sister! Her name is Modern Love est. 2010. She’s a sleek, modern lifestyle store with a gorgeous selection of jewelry and accessories for you and your home. Carrying lines such as Herschel, Brixton, Fjall Raven, Orla Kiely, Paddywax, Crow Canyon and more. Not only do we pride ourselves on our top-notch customer service but, also provide complimentary gift wrapping for all your holiday gifts and treasures. We are also a dog-friendly shopping destination, year-round! We welcome you to step into our cozy, uniquely curated boutique where everyone is welcome. We are open every day!We love to see your beautiful face in person, but if you can't make it visit our new online shop at! Hours: Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Wednesday 11 AM - 6 PM Thursday - Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM
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