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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


Everything’s coming up Rosy!

  One of Vivien of Holloway’s favourite ladies, Miss Rosy Apples, has been showing off her skills in our Grace dress in White Duchess Satin with a fluffy white petticoat. Doesn’t she look incredible in this classic bridal ensemble?   For those of you who don’t know her, Rosy Apples is a burlesque artiste with a whole host of incredible talents to entertain and amaze. A particular skill of Rosy’s involves one of the most dangerous elements – fire!! That’s right, this petite beauty specialises in fire breathing!   Mixing... 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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Visit our Holloway Road shop!

Have you visited our gorgeous shop yet? Nestled in the heart of North London on the Holloway Road, our flagship store is a must visit for all Vivien of Holloway fans. A one stop shop for all your vintage inspired outfit needs, the Vivien of Holloway boutique is a treasure trove full of our range of dresses and separates and more including Miss L Fire shoes and striking Hair Flowers. Vivien of Holloway’s very first shop was based in Camden, above a motorcycle workshop. It had a certain charm, and lots... 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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New additions to our Classic Gypsy Top range!

Our latest Gypsy Tops have arrived just in time for summer! These versatile and stylish tops are based on a late 1940’s to early 1950’s style and feature an elasticated neck and puffed sleeves to create a beautiful peasant style top. The cap sleeve and scooped neckline mean that this top can worn on or off the shoulder for two different looks. A clever elasticated waist ensures all gathering is even, whether you are wearing your gypsy top tucked into your High Waisted Shorts or untucked with your favourite Jeans.... Read More

TwinwoodFestival 30/04/2014

Who’s off to Twinwood this year?

The Twinwood Festival is the perfect place to show off your fabulous Vivien of Holloway outfits! Taking place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of August and now in its thirteen year Twinwood is ‘the original and the best vintage 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s music and dance festival.’ The festival takes place over three days with over sixty bands, eleven stages and over one hundred traders. And guess who one of the main sponsors are? That’s right, Vivien of Holloway are proud to sponsor this great festival. The Twinwood Festival is... Read More

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Summer Style with Viven of Holloway

Here at Vivien of Holloway, we’re always looking forward to warmer months and as summer is fast approaching we thought a bit of wardrobe inspiration was in order! With the arrival of our latest sundress and a whole host of beautiful accessories to co-ordinate your outfits, be sure to stand out amongst the crowds this summer whether it’s by the seaside or a glamorous day at the races!   For those balmy summer days we’re so hoping for, our new Anna dress is effortlessly stylish and cool. Team your Anna... Read More

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Pssst! There’s a sale on!

Have you heard the news? We’re having a sale! At Vivien of Holloway, we love a bargain and we know you all feel the same. So, we have decided to reduce lots of stock that we won’t be remaking to create room for lots of exciting new things. With an amazing selection to choose from in the sale, it’s very hard to pick just one item. Such bargains to be had with all of our Satin Halterneck Circle Dresses available for just £55 and a selection of Luxury Halterneck Circle... Read More

Red Denim 1950's Jeans 15/04/2014
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Silver Screen style with our 1950’s Jeans.

We have so many stunning dresses to choose from here at Vivien of Holloway, but let’s not neglect our stunning separates including these amazing 1950s Jeans. The search for a perfectly fitting and infinitely flattering pair of jeans can now stop with these beauties! Inspired by Western movie star style of the 1940s and 1950s, it’s easy to picture Silver Screen sirens such as Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in these denims. Ideal for casual but glamorous pin-up style, Vivien of Holloway’s 1950s Jeans feature a figure hugging high waist... Read More