Category Archives: 1950’s glamour

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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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

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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The New Laura Dress- Winter Wear from Daytime to Night

I’m sure by now you ladies are well aware that rather than design a range, I make what I would like to be wearing.                     Summer is no problem as we have Dresses for every occasion in warm weather. This transfers well into evening too, but for daytime winter wear there … Continue reading

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The new Laura Dress from Vivien of Holloway

New Gypsy Tops

Our cute new Gypsy Tops have arrived. For Autumn I thought it would be a great time try out some Chiffon and Lace fabrics. I was very excited to find these wonderful faux lace effect fabrics as it made me think of Marilyn in Bus Stop. Just a shame we didn’t have time to make the skirt she was wearing … Continue reading

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Vivien of Holloway New Gypsy Tops

For that special day

I don’t know about you ladies but I think the 1950s typify the ultimate style for a bride. I was 19 when I ran off to Niagara Falls to get married – I’ve always been impetuous. I was living in Toronto at the time and the Mister sold his ’59 Cadillac and we hopped onto a Greyhound bus to Niagara. … Continue reading

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Wedding ideas from Vivien of Holloway

Summer Raglan Blouses!

With the summer comes lovely spring colours. Our Raglan Blouse is the latest arrival. We have the usual must have block colours but, as usual, have found some gorgeous prints to run along side them. These blouses are just perfect with our 40s trousers, circle or pencil skirts and great with shorts too. You can wear them tucked in or out. For  warmer days … Continue reading

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Raglan Blouses by Vivien of Holloway

Fresh New Florals!

I’m sure you ladies have seen all our lovely new florals this season. Since I know many of you just can’t get enough of these dresses we have decided that most of the prints will be limited edition. This means we will probably only do one run rather than carry the fabric for a whole season. Most of the new … Continue reading

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Fresh New Florals Limited Edition

Prepare for party season with Vivien of Holloway!

As the days are getting colder and the nights longer, thoughts turn to the soon to arrive festive season and all the celebrations along with it. It’s certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Vivien of Holloway and what better excuse than to don that favourite frock to show off for festive cocktails or fancy dinner parties! … Continue reading

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Swirling Circle Skirts!

We have your autumn and winter wardrobe sorted here at Vivien of Holloway! Our Circle Skirts have arrived in a selection of stunning fabrics and are just perfect for colder months. These versatile and stylish skirts are a riot of gorgeous autumnal tones and work so well with so many things! Our 1950’s Circle Skirts are based on an authentic … Continue reading

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