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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

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

1940s Nazare Dress from Viven of Holloway 27/07/2016
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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 on the front. The tie at the back allows you to pull the yoke tight for an even more flattering look. You will feel every bit the movie starlet when... Read More

Vivien of Holloway 1940s Blouse 27/07/2016
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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 Blouse. The Jojo Blouse came about when my friend was running the legendary Madame Jojo’s bar in Soho. They were having a lot of 1940’s style events and wanted something... Read More

Vivien of Holloway does Tiki on The Thames 19/10/2015

Tiki on The Thames

For those of you not aware, this week was London Rum Experience Week  from 12-18 October. Nothing says Rum quite like a Tiki Party, so last Thursday we went along to a Tiki Boat party hosted by Ian Burrell, the Global Rum Ambassador, and Cheeky Tiki. These guys are responsible for designing and fitting out all the wonderful Tiki and Themed Bars you see popping up around the world.           I woke up Thursday morning wondering how I was going to get all my work done... Read More

50s Jeans from Vivien of Holloway 27/07/2015
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50s Jeans

Well, I’ve been making these jeans since I was 17. Great fit… yes your bum looks great in these! I have made many variation over the years but always with the same great fit. Now we make them with a little stretch for comfort, so make sure they are nice and tight when you try them as they loosen up with wear. You can also buy a size up and belt them in for a cute loose look. I modelled them myself for Just 17 magazine with my friend Barry... Read More

17/07/2015

Our Pedal Pushers are back

Here we go gals our Pedal Pushers are back. These make a great staple to any girls wardrobe. Great for any time of year. We have them in your favourite Black, Red and Navy to match with you favourite tops. Our high waisted pedal pushers are such a great classic shape. I designed these when I was 15 years old and they were the first thing I ever sold. I had barely left school. I made 10 pairs and took them with me to a Rock n Roll Festival they... Read More