Vintage Inspired Fall 2016

Fall into Winter with our newest Lookbook!

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Click here to check out our Lookbook!

Spend the last few months of 2016 feeling #stunningatanysize in our latest collection of vintage inpsired dresses. In these pages, you’ll find new looks for favourites like our Paige & Kate dresses, in addition to a whole slew of new styles, such as The Olivia & Tracy.

From the convertible quality of our new Shimona dress, to the rich and luxurious new fabrics we have to offer for our Tracy & Sabrina styles, we have a style that suits everyday and every occasion!

XOX Cherry Velvet

It’s Just A Little Hocus Pocus…(Photoset)

Somewhere in East Vancouver…a virgin’s lit a dark candle and awakened three very special sisters…

The Sanderson Sisters consult their Book Of Spells and see how different the dark season is now…

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“SISTAS! All Hallow’s Eve has become a night of frolic, where adults wear costumes and run amok!”

“Amok amok amok!”

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Winifred, Mary & Sarah are spellbinding in their witchy wardrobe and they’re off in search of stunning ladies to join them for a wicked party…

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Come little beauties, I’ll pair thee away
With lovely frocks of enchantment
Come little beauties, the time’s come to play
Here in my garden of magic…

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We hope you enjoyed our little homage to the classic 90’s Halloween favourite, “Hocus Pocus”!

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We had so much fun with last year’s ethereal, graveyard photoset but this year we wanted to try something a little different in studio!

Everyone here at Cherry Velvet had a scream, scaring up all this ghostly fun. 🙂

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See the full-size images at our Photoset Page!

Diane is wearing our Olivia Dress in Violet Ribbons, paired with our Vintage Chiffon Spearmint & Grape Knee Length crinolines.

Dawn is wearing our Paige Dress  in Coffee Swizzle, paired with our Vintage Chiffon Grape & Lemon Lime Knee Length crinolines.

Tracy is wearing our Vanessa Dress in Across My Heart, paired with our Cherry Knee Length & Black Lace Chiffon crinolines.

Diane & Dawn’s shoes by Fluevog Shoes.

See these & the rest of our dress collection at Cherry Velvet Dresses!

XOX Cherry Velvet

 

 

Subdued & Stunning!

Like most retailers, we appreciate our customers’ opinion. We love social media engagement and it’s always such a great feeling to know that we have so many fans and customers who regularly follow us, love our dresses, as well as engage us directly with DMs and PMs and comments. (oh my!)

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Recently, we’ve received some feedback from our regular customers that they would like to have more subtle, subdued prints. Now, if there’s one thing we can boast about here at Cherry Velvet, it’s that we’ve always prided ourselves on Retro-inspired unique, eye-catching prints. What’s a designer to do, when their customers are asking for the opposite?

Well, give them what they want, of course! But with a Cherry Velvet twist <3

This season, we’re proving that subtle can still mean sensational with new prints that have “un peu” pizzazz (that’s French for “a little bit”!). These looks reflect a softer, more low-key vibe that gives you more opportunity…

…More opportunity to accessorize and wear as often as possible!

The Tracy

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With the unique notched V-neckline & heavier weight fabric, this style is splendid with boots and a cardigan to stay chic in the chill or with statement jewelry for a night out!

 

 

 

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Our Heirloom Tapestry print is a grey toned look, featuring a sophisticated damask pattern of black & burgundy.

 

 

 

 

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Our Eclipse Dot print is a modern take on the polka dot, with little off-white “half moons” instead of a full dot against versatile black.

 

 

 

 

 

The Paige

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The lapel collar and darling short sleeves makes this a lovely choice for the office. Throw on some sexy heels & a cute purse and you’re ready for drinks after 5!

 

 

 

 

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Coffee is the new black! Our Coffee Swizzle Print features a faint, creamy “squiggle” pin-stripe pattern against an Espresso-toned brown.

 

 

 

 

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The Pyramid Scheme print features flattering, low-key tiles of “3D” pyramids in blue tones.

 

 

 

 

 

The Olivia

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With the wide, yet modest scoop neck, this demure yet dazzling style includes sweet cap sleeves, for those who want a little more on the shoulders, but not a full short sleeve.

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This classic print featuring yards of vertically descending, violet ribbon. The pattern is so delicate it almost looks like it was embroidered!

If you’re able, check out all these all lovely dresses (as well as every other dress we have!) up close by booking a personal shopping experience at our Showroom in East Vancouver.

We are available Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm (by appointment only). If a weekday visit isn’t in your cards, we also have a block of upcoming Studio Shop dates in November from the 17th to the 20th. More details to come but definitely save those date(s)!

See these dresses & rest of our collection here!

XOX Cherry Velvet

It’s About Time – Plus This!

Did you know that 67% of American women are size 14 and up? Odd, considering how many articles there are out there about the lack of size inclusivity. We all know that this has caused significant dissonance between the Fashion industry and its consumers. Only within the last ten years have we seen noticeable representation for a community that encompasses a good portion of the population.

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With the Fashion industry finally recognizing this market, it’s about time body positivity made its mark in media. Plus Fashion bloggers like Margot Meanie & publications like FabUPlus are spearheading this movement, but a new program on Zinna.TV is aiming to kick it up a notch with an Entertainment talk show geared towards Plus Sizes, hosted by 2 curvaceous ladies.

Introducing…Plus This!

This summer, we had the pleasure of having the opportunity to provide hosts & body activists, Kathy Deitch & Eva Tingley with some Cherry Velvet style for their show.

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Kathy is wearing Shimona in Mod Plaid & Eva is wearing Kate in Floral Noire

Plus This! features pop-culture and fashion, in addition to more hard hitting topics such as the moral dilemmas regarding food, health & self-image, in addition to addressing the fierce negativity that surrounds a severely under-served majority of women. Guests include notable celebrities, media influences, YouTube sensations and many other fascinating, relevant personalities.

A bit about Kathy Deich

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Kathy is wearing Shimona in Mod Plaid & Aurora in Guitar Picks

 

Kathy made her Broadway debut in the original cast of FOOTLOOSE and later created the role of Shen Shen in the smash Broadway hit WICKED. She made her LA acting debut at the Hollywood Bowl in RENT directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Other credits include: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL (LA Weekly Award), AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW , the thriller LOFT, opposite Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet and MAGIC MIKE XXL. Her blog COOL GIRL IS DEAD has been presented as a solo-performance reading on both coasts and her epic 20 minute Worst Audition Ever storytelling performance can be found on her Vimeo channel. Kathy lives in Los Angeles.

Twitter: @KathyDeitch |  Instagram: @LaDeitche

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Kathy is wearing Aurora in Rosy Dots & Lisa in Pool Party

 

A bit about Eva Tingley

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Eva is wearing Kate in Floral Noire & Brooke in Tangerine Stardust

Born to deaf parents, Eva and her sisters felt as if they had their own secret language and were the first “famous family” in their neighborhood because everyone was fascinated at how they talked with their hands. Eva has enjoyed working on FOX’s RAKE with Annie Mumolo and Greg Kinnear, ABC’s SCANDAL with Kerry Washington and NBC’s COMMUNITY with Joel McHale and Chevy Chase.  Eva lives with in Los Angeles with her husband, Peter, and cat, Monkey. http://www.evatingley.com/

Twitter and Instagram: @EvaTingley

Eva is wearing Betsy in Glow Azure & Sally in Navy Border

We’re loving how Eva & Kathy are bringing their rapport, wit, and hilarity to this weekly show and we think they look absolutely fabulous decked out in our dresses! They say the sweetest things about them, too. They even went above and beyond to put together this cute little video of their Cherry Velvet looks for their October 7th episode:

We absolutely love it! Thank you, ladies! <3

You can watch Plus This! every week on Zinna.TV or directly at Plus This! Show

XOX Cherry Velvet