The Too Cute Sale!

28 Jan


In case you didn’t hear, we’re opening up our showroom on Friday (Jan 29, 2pm-7pm) & Saturday (Jan. 30, 11am-5pm) this week! And if you can’t make it down, we’re also holding an online sale from Jan 29-Jan 31 :)

We’ve got some adorable deals…just for you! <3



XOX Cherry Velvet

Very Cherry Updates!

22 Jan

We’re well into 2016 and we’ve hit the ground running here at Cherry Velvet HQ. We wanted to give a quick update on what’s going on in the coming weeks!


It’s the first open Showroom Shop of the year! While we’re usually open by appointment only, we periodically like to open our showroom to those who are unable to make an appointment during our usual Monday-Friday (10am-4pm) office hours.

We are pleased to be opening up our showroom at the end of January! Feel free to drop in for a visit on:

Friday, January 29: 2pm-7pm
Saturday, January 30: 11am-5pm

For those unable to visit our showroom, don’t fret! We’ll be offering some specials online, just for you :) Stay tuned and keep updated by liking our Facebook page.


The last couple of years, Cherry Velvet has had a delightful time participating in the WWIN Show and are excited to be participating in our 5th show. Held at The Rio in Las Vegas, this is a week- long show for buyers to have access to a full selection of Womenswear collections from retailers all over Canada & the US. It’s an amazing event and we’ve met some fantastic stores who love carrying our dresses. Our designer, Diane, will be busy as a bee unveiling some early pieces from our Spring Collection. We’re excited to introduce our dresses to a whole new audience!

Cherry Velvet Spring 2016

For Spring, we’re releasing some of our favourite dresses in a variety of smashing prints.  Look forward to dresses like Brooke & Doris (with more to come!) in charming animal designs like Aqua Cat faces and Deer Butterfly along with some fetchingly bold geometric prints like Tangerine Stardust and Silly String. We’ve also found a beautiful floral border print in two gorgeous colours.

Cherry Velvet

Wait ’til you see these prints on our dresses!

New Crinolines available!

If you missed our announcement, we recently stocked our Crinoline section with new Chiffon crinolines in Black as well as a sugar rush of colours!


We are currently offering these new deluxe crinolines at an introductory price of $99.
Due to limited quantities currently, we will also be offering pre-orders at the same price until the end of January! Have a peek, let us know what you think! :)

XOX Cherry Velvet

What The Fluff! A Crinoline Primer

19 Jan

Have you ever wondered how Cherry Velvet makes our skirts so fabulous & full? The answer is….crinolines!



What is a crinoline?

Popular throughout the 19th century, crinolines are a stiffened or structured petticoat (aka “underskirt”) designed to add volume under a woman’s skirt, highlighting & emphasizing a woman’s waist. During the late 1940’s, crinolines saw a huge revival, thanks to fashion trends such as full circle skirts. Some argue that the the crinoline revival is one of the first examples of Postmodernism in the Fashion industry.


What are crinolines to Cherry Velvet?

To us, crinolines go with our dresses like Cherry goes with Velvet! Many, if not most of our dresses are designed with the crinoline in mind. While our dresses make a gorgeous statement on their own…


…Nothing says Va-Va-Voom, like a crinoline in bloom!


While we’ve always carried the netted crinoline:


We are pleased to offer our girls a new crinoline! Made of  35 yards of luxuriously soft chiffon (pictured here in “Cinnamon Heart” & “Blue Rasberry”.)


While both the netted & chiffon crinoline provide great volume under our skirts, our brand new chiffon crinolines are 3″ longer and includes an impressive 100 yard ruched ruffle trim. That’s almost as long as a football field!

Can you see the difference between the two?


Check out all the colours we have available now! We are currently offering our new chiffon crinolines at an introductory price of $99. While we currently have limited quantities, we will be allowing pre-orders (at $99) until the end of January.

Bring some pouf to your Cherry Velvet dress today!

XOX Cherry Velvet

We’re All In This Together – A Facebook Page Merge!

8 Jan

No doubt anyone who’s searched for us on Facebook has noticed that we used to maintain two FB pages, Cherry Velvet & Cherry Velvet Plus. When we started them way back when, we initially thought it would be the easiest way to show off our fantastic range of sizes.

Now that we’re into the New Year, we took some time to reassess that decision. With the launch of our #stunningatanysize project last year, we wanted to take that mission statement to the next level in 2016. We have some very exciting plans for Cherry Velvet, including more #stunningatanysize & #cherrysamaritan projects and we wanted to start representing a more all-inclusive vibe.


The first step to prepare for all these neat things is to bring our two pages together and really exemplify a Body Positive community when we interact with you on Facebook.


To that end, on January 6th, visitors will have noticed that we have merged our pages and are simply going by Cherry Velvet. Our aim is to be a space on the web that celebrates the beauty of your curves, whether it’s to tempt you with one of our dresses, inspire you with a thought provoking article or simply to remind you that you’re gorgeous.

We hope this simple change better illustrates our values here at Cherry Velvet and are excited to spread the love in the coming months.

Stay tuned, stay sassy!

XOX Cherry Velvet

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

18 Dec

From all of us at Cherry Velvet HQ!
Wishing you and yours a safe and Happy Holidays. <3

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” Performed by Vanessa Klein for Cherry Velvet.

XOX Cherry Velvet

Cherry Velvet Presents The Spiced Cherry Sizzle (Cocktail Recipe)

11 Dec

Our office mixologist, Logan created this delightful cocktail and we just had to share it with you all. We think it’s the perfect holiday drink with all the sass & class that everyone expects from Cherry Velvet.

The Spiced Cherry Sizzle



1oz Vodka
1/3oz Fireball (Cinnamon Whisky)
1oz Cherry Brandy
1/3oz Maraschino Cherry Syrup
2oz Club Soda
1x Maraschino Cherry (as garnish)
Champagne Saucer (sub for martini glass)
Cocktail Shaker with Strainer
Shot Glass (for measuring)
Metal Garnish Skewer (mini sword)
Crushed Ice



1) Combine Vodka, Fireball and Crushed Ice into shaker. Shake until cold (5 – 8 seconds)

2) Strain mixture into glass.

3) Combine Cherry Brandy and Maraschino Cherry Syrup into shaker (No Ice). Swirl to combine (5-8 seconds)

4) Pour mixture (slowly) into glass.

5) Top with Club Soda

6) Garnish with a skewered Maraschino Cherry.


We hope you enjoy it…we sure did! 

XOX Cherry Velvet


Be A Very #CherrySamaritan & Win A Free Dress!

7 Dec

We’re giving you a chance to deck your halls with this dress!


How to play:

  1. Follow us on Instagram @cherry_velvety on Instagram and/or Like us on Facebook 
  2. Post a picture of yourself doing a good deed & use the hashtag #CherrySamaritan, so we can find your entry! Don’t have instagram? Like us on Facebook & post a picture on our timeline!

The winner will be announced Tuesday, Dec 15th & receive one of our Holiday Aurora dresses! 

+ Every unique deed posted will be counted as an entry! The more deeds you post, the better your chances :)

+ If you show us some repost love on Instagram or Facebook, we’ll also count that as an entry!

Need some inspiration? Check out a couple of our latest entries!

@macdonaldmarissa posted:

2015 12 07 macdonaldmarissa IG entry

Her good deed?

The other day, I asked an older gentleman who was picking cigarette-butts off the ground if he would mind taking my picture in front of SFU, Vancouver. He hesitantly agreed and put down the multicolored plastic bags he had been clumsily carrying over his shoulder.  In return, he asked if I could spare a few minutes to chat. He asked me for nothing more.  I couldn’t help notice his tattered clothing, the accumulation of dirt under his finger nails, and finally the tear in his eye as he thanked me for trusting him with my camera.”It’s been over 35. No, 40 years since I’ve taken a photo. I used to enjoy it so much. I even had my own dark room. Then I made some poor choices and here I am. But, you’ve made my day, Marissa.” “No, Lawrence, you’ve made mine.” We talked for, probably, half an hour about his passion for photography and I encouraged him to consider taking it up again.

I didn’t have instagram until yesterday. I felt I owed it to this beautiful man, who trusted me with his story and his art…to share

What a beautiful story…!

And on our Facebook page, Carolyn Breen posted:


Today, when I was in the Tim Hortons drive through buying my husband a coffee , I bought the order of the person in line behind me.

Perfect example of a Good Deed!

…Even our Art Director, Logan, has gotten into the mood here:


We’re looking forward to seeing more entries!

Best of luck!

XOX Cherry Velvet

Taking Centre Stage With…Tatyana

28 Nov


We have a ferocious new addition to the Cherry Velvet collection. Introducing Tatyana!


Named after our pattern maker, Tatyana, this dress is definitely an ambitious style; combining our signature retro-look with modern fashion trends.


While our signature full skirt and sweetheart neckline still evoke that nostalgic appeal, this is our least retro-inspired style yet! We also added a bit of length to the hem, making it an even more unique Cherry Velvet dress.

Lately, we’ve been loving the cut-out trends that we’ve seen on the runways and added our own cut-outs with daring straps above the already alluring sweetheart bust. We upped the fierce factor a bit more with the addition of a cold shoulder detail, as well.

Here at CV HQ, our dresses are as much about the prints as it is about our exceptional fit. We simply couldn’t have designed such an edgy dress without appropriately distinct prints. You can’t imagine how many different prints we pored over, before settling on these whimsical animal prints. We love them and we hope you do, too!


It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the dress…


XOX Cherry Velvet


Plugs A-Plenty! Happenings At Cherry Velvet HQ

21 Nov

A few fun things are happening up at CV HQ! Here’s the down low.

Warehouse sale!

Cherry Velvet Warehouse Sale

In participation of the East Van Culture Crawl,  we’ve discounted dresses, subtracted separates and so much more!

Join us for our special 4-day Warehouse Sale, continuing tonight, Nov 20th @ 5pm!

Interview with CBC Radio One

Our ever-busy designer, Diane, took some time to chat with CBC Radio One this week!

Cherry Velvet Interview

Sheryl Mackay sat down and interviewed her for an artist profile which will be featured on her weekly radio show, North By Northwest. Tune in on November 21 between 8-8:30am  on 88.1 FM in Vancouver. Or online!

Cherry Velvet on TV!

Kim's Kitchen Banner

We were recently contacted by Kim Hayden, host of Kim’s Kitchen, A Calgary-based talk show, Kim’s Kitchen is focused on real women talking about current events, food and more. Kim is the perfect Cherry Velvet girl and we’re so excited to be providing Kim’s wardrobe for 7 episodes of her 3rd season on Shaw contest!

A Cherry Samaritan Instagram Contest

Cherry Velvet Good Samaritan

This Holiday season, we want to give you a chance to deck your halls with deeds a-plenty with this fun little Instagram challenge. From December 1 to December 14, post a picture of yourself doing a good deed and use the hashtag #CherrySamaritan. Make sure to follow us (@cherry_velvety), too!

Every unique deed will be counted as an entry. The more good deeds you do, the more chances you have of winning…


…this Aurora dress!
Give us a little repost love and we’ll count that as another entry, too!

Best of luck!

XOX Cherry Velvet

New Pin-Up Paper Dolls!

16 Nov


We’ve been busy in our design studio making a special delivery, just for you!  Just wanted to let you know that we’ve added a couple more paper dolls for you to play with. Featuring Ruby Roxx & Kaleigh Almond!



Love the dresses? Want one of your own?
Find our Angelina, Kate, Adaline, Aurora, Chrissy & Judith on our online shop!

Be creative & have fun!

XOX Cherry Velvet