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Christmas Gift Guide!

Are you looking for that special something for your partner? Or perhaps a vintage filled secret santa present? Well, there is still plenty of time to make some wonderful purchases, either from our Shop in Holloway road or online! If you’re looking for a classic vintage gift, take a look through our accessories. Accessories are essential to completing the perfect outfit or adding a classic touch. You shall find a lovely selection of pearl sets, quirky brooches, our statement flowers and much more! How about some new winter wardrobe items? Something... Read More

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Ghastly and Gruesome Halloween Inspiration!

We’re getting increasingly excited about Halloween here at Vivien of Holloway head quarters! We love seeing your entries to our Ghoulish Giveaway and we’re getting ideas for our own outfits! In fact, we recently had a photo shoot and just couldn’t resist putting together some Halloween inspired outfits to summon the ghouls of inspiration! Why not make the most of our creepy selection of Halloween Accesssories including Devil Horn Hair Clips and creepy Skull Necklace Be pretty in pink but glamorously ghastly with our Donegal Pink Pencil Skirt and! You’re sure... Read More

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Accessories from Vivien of Holloway

It’s a mantra we at Vivien of Holloway live by. Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend! What better way to complete that Hollywood starlet look than with a gorgeous set of sparkles? And with the party season just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning that outfit. Perfectly emulate the captivatingly beautiful Marilyn Monroe in a delicious Raspberry Duchess Satin   Halterneck Circle Dress worn with our statement Emperess Diamante Set. And for the finishing touch, add a pair of stunning Satin Gloves in an array of complimentary... Read More

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Vintage Style with Vivien of Holloway

Here at Vivien of Holloway, we are always striving to recreate the perfect silhouettes of the 1940’s and 1950’s. One of the most popular shapes of the 50’s has to be the full circle skirt, with a nipped in waist and delicate blouse, worn by the iconic Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. But how do I get that look?! We hear you cry! Well, look no further than Vivien of Holloway. The Perfect Skirt – our Circle Skirts are a riot of fabric and drape in just the right way... Read More

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Prom Perfection with Vivien of Holloway!

At Vivien of Holloway, we have a wide variety of customers. Over the past few years we have seen a big increase in the amount of shoppers looking for an outfit for Prom. This pleases us greatly because we have an amazing selection of dresses just perfect for such a special occasion! The American tradition of Prom has become increasingly popular in the UK. It wasn’t until the 1950’s, as America was enjoying the luxury of the post-war economy, that Proms became more elaborate and expensive events. And this included... Read More

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Our Grace Dress is proving very popular!

You may have seen the stunning Miss Victory Violet wearing our Grace dress in Wild Rose Purple with our Purple Petticoat. And doesn’t she look lovely? Miss Victory Violet is a New Zealand based pin-up model who wore our dress to win the Miss Pin-Up New Zealand 2014 competition proving that there are Vivien of Holloway fans all over the world! The Grace Wrap Circle Dress is perfect for aspiring pin-ups. Inspired by Hollywood starlet Grace Kelly, the Grace dress features a wrap top and a little capped sleeve which... Read More

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The Bombshell: Back by popular demand!

Back by popular demand, the Bombshell Dress is guaranteed to put a wiggle in your walk! The incredible dress features our signature boned and fitted bodice to create the perfect 1950’s silhouette with a nipped in waist and structured sweetheart bust line. The skirt is a fitted pencil style with a cheeky split at the back for the perfect pin-up strut!   The straps are a slinky shoestring to really show off your décolletage. But fear not, if you prefer to have a little cover up, the Bombshell Dress comes with... Read More

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Vivien of Holloway in The Sunday Times!

Who spotted Vivien of Holloway in The Sunday Times this week? Our dress was featured on the cover of the Travel section! The lovely Katy is seen wearing our Halterneck Circle Dress in White Duchess Satin in the feature written by her now husband Jamie Lafferty all about their wedding in Las Vegas. The beautiful bride has accessorised her dress with our red elasticated belt and red flower clip. Worn with a red bandana and matching red sneakers, we just love her relaxed Vegas style! A picture of Americana pin-up... Read More

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We can do it!

Protect your pin curls and rollers or create a true rockabilly 50’s look with our wide range of Bandanas! Create a 40’s land girl look,50’s pin up or transform into Rosie the Riveter herself with our fabulous head squares! 22inch x22inch Available in a wide range of colours and prints! Mix and match with your favorite outfits! Team your bandana with our 40’s swing trousers and jeans and one a plain or floral blouse and you are ready to rock the 40’s look!

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My Vintage Wardrobe

Mixing vintage gems with her own figure-flaunting repro creations, Vivien Wilson (the woman behind the much-loved Vivien of Holloway label) knows her vintage – and has the wardrobe to prove it. She gives Jen Barton a lesson in retro-meets-repro styling… Read more…