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
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 on your own luck and visit Margate’s wonderful Dreamland. With the site being used for entertainment since 1874, it seemed the perfect place for a 1950s Fun Park. ... Read More
Valentine’s Day is always a great excuse to dress up. There are always plenty of parties to go to- all you have to decide is if you see yourself as a Sweetheart or a Heartbreaker…or maybe a bit of both. Whatever you decide you can be sure to find a great outfit on our website. Nothing says Sweetheart better than our Sweetheart Dresses or you can sizzle while breaking hearts in something a bit more risqué like a Red Halterneck Pencil Dress or even a Duchess Grace Circle Dress. Whatever... Read More
Ok, so everyone keeps asking me what I wear to a party. I always used to be about the Vintage when it came to special occasions, but now I can easily say it’s the Grace Dress. I just love wearing the Grace Dress either with heels or little ankle boots. A cute Beret always finishes the outfit off nicely. For Accessories, I usually go with Pearls as they’re... Read More
Well, it seems like only yesterday that I saw this beautiful young lady sing for the first time. I was in a little basement bar in Soho run by my friend Jake Vegas. There would always be plenty of jamming going on and special guest singers. The talent there was always high. When I heard Paloma sing then, and still now, it made the hairs on my arms stand up. Her voice is so amazing... Read More
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 get cheeky and tie them for a real summer look!
I don’t know why it took me so long to bring out this great little top. It is a staple for any girls wardrobe and you ladies certainly agree as it has sold out 4 times already. So easy to wear our little Beat girl slash neck top is flattering and sexy. Slit from shoulder to shoulder with that extra hint of sex appeal while caressing those curves for a sexy silhouette. One in every colour for me with more to come for Summer! A great wash and wear item! ... Read More
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 florals will be in the sateen fabrics which I know you ladies love as it has a very slight amount of elastane in it for a more comfortable fit. So... Read More
Well we know how much you love our 1940s style trousers so we try to keep the new fabrics coming. The neatly fitted waist and the flowing legs on these pants are completely reminiscent of the glamour of the 1940s. Such a classic shape but also comfortable and perfect for work rest or play. Smart for the office comfy for downtime and classy enough for going out in the evening. We have taken influence from our favourite movie Queens Katherine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth and Doris Day.
Well ladies I do believe Spring is here at last. We have been working hard here to make sure you have lots of pretty new prints in all your favourite styles. We started the year by adding these lovely new contrast Grace dresses to flatter your glorious curves. Something for every occasion! All our love, Vivien of Holloway x