Shop Lock In: New Spring 17 Collection

Oh my goodness so long since my last blog. So what have we been up to. We have had a fun packed year with shop parties and gorgeous limited edition fabrics so where do I start. Lets talk about the fun shop ‘Lock In’s’. This is a fun evening for any of you ladies to pop along to. Yes I … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming

Christmas is one of my favourite times of year. I started making our Christmas dresses early this year so we had a great selection of Novelty Prints and Satin. Some of the Christmas Kitties still hadn’t arrived at the time of writing this so we can still look forward to seeing them. I worked really hard and it has certainly … Continue reading

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Pretty for day time

When I was a child my Mum was a big influence on me style wise. I used to love all the photos from when she was young. What a glamorous time. One of the looks that stuck with me was her in a simple tea dress with her hair swept up. This was a heavy influence on me when choosing … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Prints

It has been an exciting beginning to the Summer here at Vivien of Holloway. The weather may have been unpredictable but we haven’t bringing you a non stop selection of gorgeous dresses, and novelty prints. There has been lots of new fabrics so far this year and it doesn’t stop here. We have taken delivery of lots of wonderful Tropical … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Prints from Vivien of Holloway

The Peggy Lee are back

It has been a few years since we last made the Peggy Lee dress but every now and again someone posts a picture of themselves in theirs and the requests come flying in. So here she is back by demand….see we do listen! We have been making Peggy Lee for over 20 years now, this time I decided on lots … Continue reading

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PeggyLee day dress

Nazare Dress

Our beautiful Nazare has arrived. Made from a crisp cotton linen she is such a classic 40’s beauty. Where do I start. the neckline is modest so she can be worn at work or out in the evening. With an elasticated gather across the shoulder and bust it softens the lines between these gorgeous puff sleeves and the fitted yoke … Continue reading

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1940s Nazare Dress from Viven of Holloway

Jojo’s Blouse

Summer has been a bit slow coming this year so we have been bringing a little fun to the office by making novelty prints. We have had Teacup Kittys and Scooter Tea Dresses and you loved them all, they flew off the rails. Next we made you Lobster Raglan blouses and now we have more Scooter prints in our Jojo … Continue reading

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Vivien of Holloway 1940s Blouse

All the fun of the fair at Dreamland, Margate

When I was a kid one of the most exciting things to happen was the fair coming to town. The rides would always have Rock ‘n’ Roll playing, and Teddy Boys with slicked back hair and creepers would tend them.     Today, you might be lucky and a vintage fairground may come to your town, or you can bring … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Weekender in Spain

  Trying to avoid the cold weather after being in Australia, it wasn’t hard to tempt me over to Spain for a Rockabilly Weekender. Especially since so many of my friends were playing. So after I organised for the new Kitty Dresses to be made I headed for City Airport. We got a really good deal on our trip and … Continue reading

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The Shooting Stars

Travels Down Under

  Well, as you ladies may have noticed, I’ve been off on my travels. Come January when things are a little quiet I pop over to Australia. For those of you that may not know, my sister Christine has a shop in Melbourne selling our range. So I spent my time helping get the shop in line with the London … Continue reading

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Vivien of Holloway on her Travels Down Under