Livin’ La Vida Cherry

We’re getting stoked for next month, preparing a new blog series; Livin’ La Vida Cherry. A 3 part series where we’ll spotlight different aspects behind the scenes here at the Cherry Velvet Tree.

We’ll cover our patterns

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Our Team

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And finally, Cherry Velvet’s designer, Diane, offers some insight into the CV design process in an exclusive interview.

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Lots of fun blogs coming in October. We can’t wait to share!

XOX Cherry Velvet

 

Taking Centre Stage With…Rita

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This week we’re continuing to take a closer look at Cherry Velvet’s newest girls. Today, we’re setting aside some time to go for a lovely walk with Rita!

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Inspired by the old Hollywood flair of Rita Hayworth, our Rita is bold and beautiful with a fitted (but comfy!) bodice and demure 3/4 length sleeves to offset our Retro take on the keyhole detail.

We think that people will definitely be stopping to smell the roses with this delicate little number. Pair it with a crinoline for added pizazz!

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With Autumn here, crisp mornings and cooler temperatures overall mean arm coverage is certainly appreciated. Might as well cover up in style!

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Between the sleeves and Peek-A-Bow (see what we did there?) neckline, we can’t decide what our favourite detail is…but we think it’s got to be every girl’s best friend (next to diamonds, of course!):

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…Pockets! A girl can never have deep enough ones. And there’s lots of room with Rita! Such a boon with the increasing size of smartphones these days.

Even though the prints are bright and bold, Rita looks lovely in the chilly Autumn sun.

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Worn simply on its own sans crinoline, it’s a statement dress that will make you a stand out; a rose among the thorns.

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XOX Cherry Velvet

 

#stunningatanysize – Video Premiere!

A few months ago, Cherry Velvet decided to make a declaration of Body Positivity. We wanted to challenge and bring down mainstream perceptions of beauty. We decided to create #stunningatanysize to proliferate a message that has always been the core values of Cherry Velvet:

Beauty cannot and should not be measured by anything but who you are. Everyone should have the opportunity to slip into something that makes them feel feminine, sexy and most importantly, confident.

Over the summer, we took the opportunity to compile a handful inspiring videos full of gorgeous women telling us what body positivity means to them.

We’re proud to premiere the teaser for a series of little videos dedicated to reminding you that you are #stunningatanysize

Taking The Centre Stage With…Adaline

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We’re mixing things up in the Cherry Velvet Blog, and are excited to start a new series called, “Taking Centre Stage With…”, where we take a closer peek at one of our dresses and give some insight into how we come up with our designs.

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This week, meet Adaline!

 

Here at Cherry Velvet, we’re all huge film geeks.

Quelle surprise, we absolutely adored The Age Of Adaline and decided to name our newest design after it.

 

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Look at that gorgeous costume design! Inspired by the daring keyhole neckline on this gown, we took it a step further and included cut-out slits along the scooped neckline, giving Adaline a bit more intrigue.

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To balance out the saucy décolleté and fitted bodice, we “cap” everything off with darling little sleeves.

But, unlike the limited places a cinematically lush gown could go, our Adaline can go anywhere! And with our classic full skirt, she’s just as ageless.

We love how swank our Navy Damask & Turquoise Palace looks…

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…but then we tawt we taw a puddy tat!

With three bold patterns to choose from, we’re pleased with how easily we can go from day to night, minimal accessorizing needed! If you’re so inclined, we suggest nothing more than a simple belt and, of course, shoes to polish off the look!

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We personally love these Mary Janes from Miz Mooz.

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What do y’all think of Adaline? Meet her, and a whole slew of new designs at our Open Studio event on Friday, September 10th, from 2pm-8pm!

XOX Cherry Velvet