Vivien Of Holloway

02/03/2018
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Pink Label

Over the years there has been a lot of discussion about the variation in price for the same item. We have added the Deluxe Pink Label to our range so you know what you are getting will be even more special than usual. Some of the items will only be available with a pink label whereas other items will be available in either range. The pink Label with has a more luxurious fabric. This was something many of you ladies had been asking for and I am greatly looking forward... Read More

27/02/2018
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Katharine Trousers

Our Katharine trousers named after Katharine Hepburn as she made the look her own are about as authentic looking as you can get. I have been making these much-copied trousers for over 20 years now.   Although the look is authentic the cut has been updated to suit a modern figure. We have some gorgeous flannels including pinstripe for winter with candy coloured crepe for summer.   They have a high waist, low crouch, wide legs with a turn-up and side buttons. The buttons vary as we quite often use... Read More

18/01/2018
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Jenny Cardigan

The Jenny Cardigans have proved to be even more popular than we could have imagined. With a carefully chosen selection of colours, they should mix easily into your wardrobe. This cropped cardigan clings to your waist for a flattering fit and can be worn with anything in our range. To make life even easier I had some gorgeous jersey dyed up to match them so we could make matching Slash neck and Mandarin tops. These tops match easily with any of our separates for a comfy and flattering look. You’ll... Read More

16/01/2018
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Winter Chills

Winter chills Well, you may have noticed that we have been really busy this winter. We managed to bring back a lot of your favourite styles in winter fabrics.       There are beautiful autumnal prints in the Kittys as well as taffetas for the evening. The Nazare made a short return visit. The Laura proved to be very popular again so we may try and make a summer version. Teamed with a raglan blouse or a Slash neck top it’s perfect for day or evening. We made the... Read More

13/10/2017
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High Rockabilly 2017

The girls and I decided to take a long weekend off and head to the beach for some Rockabilly fun. I had a last minute distress call from Deke Dickenson to say his luggage had been lost and could I bring him some shirts so I stopped off at the shop and picked up a few to see him through the weekend. We arrived in Barcelona and took the tour bus to see the sights and a lunch stop in the food market before taking the train out to Calafell.... Read More

24/05/2017
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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 say ladies as we aren’t doing one for the Boys yet.  The party take place in the shop, depending in the theme we have between 8 and 20 guests. You... Read More

08/12/2016
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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 paid off. I know it is sad when you miss out on one of the special prints but if we don’t keep it short and sweet we wouldn’t be able... Read More

26/09/2016
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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 styles to make. It is classy and timeless. Our Tea Dress has a loose fit button front bodice with padded shoulders and piping accentuating light gathers. She has an a-line... Read More

Hawaiian Prints from Vivien of Holloway 09/08/2016
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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 prints from Hawaiian which will soon be Halteneck Circle dresses and Sarong. So if the weather doesn’t get temperatures rising you will in these fabulous prints. I have long been... Read More

PeggyLee day dress 09/08/2016
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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 of cute novelty prints. The long requested Ladybird print, and the cute Teacup that was so popular in the Kitty dress. I had managed to loose the patterns somewhere along... Read More