Retro Romance…

The fashion world has gone head over heels for retro, with nods to the 50’s and 60’s cropping up in many a designer’s Spring 2012 collections.  From nipped waists and full skirts to “wiggle” dresses and peplums, retro styles are making a comeback.  It really is the return of the ‘lady.’  For day, think prim pastels worn with poise, grace, and a dash of authority a la Jackie Kennedy, or demure and perfectly coiffed work looks from the girls of Mad Men.

Night time is all about feminine sex appeal, whether you’re showcasing a stunning décolletage in an off the shoulder number, or killer curves in a form-fitting cocktail dress. This is the time to channel your inner Marilyn Monroe, bat your eyes, and always have a witty remark on the tip of your tongue! (It is 2012 after all; we can’t let the men have all the fun!)

While today’s rockabilly and pin-up sets have always enjoyed the dress-to-impress glam world of the mid-late 50’s, the rest of fashion is currently having a little catch up moment.  In our opinion, retro styles are always in season, and offer an unbeatable combination of class and sass. You can’t help but feel like a bombshell in these femme frocks, and since there’s no better inspiration than the real deal, we’re going right to the source to bring you these stunning vintage styles…

Now, the most important question; are you a Jackie or a Marilyn?

x0x Cherry Velvet (PS. Check out our Pinterest boards for the above images and more retro beauties!)

Seven Deadly Sins: A Dinner of Decadence with Diamond Minx

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the most fabulous dinner party hosted by an even more fabulous woman: burlesque queen Diamond Minx.  If her name and profession are any indication, the party—her very own birthday celebration—was destined to be an indulgent and luxurious event… with a twist of course.

 The menu, based on the 7 Deadly Sins, was a mouthwatering seven course meal featuring the most decadent of culinary delights.  From the foie gras to the oyster duo, and the raspberry granite to the rack of lamb, and finally to chocolate terrine and blood orange reduction, each dish was expertly (and beautifully) prepared to seduce the senses. Delightful smells, appearances, tastes, and textures—none were left wanting.

With fanciful attire, seductive food, and spirited entertainment, Miss Diamond Minx’s birthday affair could easily rival one of Marie Antoinette’s famously lavish, late-night parties.

This was a night to remember…

xox Cherry Velvet

Cherrylicious Valentine’s Treats Just For You

In anticipation of tomorrow, Happy Valentine’s Day to all you Cherry Velvet gals out there!  Whether you’re single or attached, we hope you all have a wonderful day full of love.  Most importantly, we hope you take a moment to celebrate and love yourself, because you are FAHbulous DAHling! 

And because no celebration is complete without something sweet (did you see that rhyming genious just there?), we’ve rounded up some of the most adorable, decadent, and delicious cherry inspired treats…

Find more goodies and the recipes & sources of the above here on our new Pinterest account!

With undying love (and a serious sweet tooth),

xxx Cherry Velvet