Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl

Just 2 weeks away is an uber cool insider event that happens annually in our fair city. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a walking tour of many hidden studio and creative spaces that inhabit the east side of Vancouver…


We’re excited to open our studio for the 17th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl -Vancouver’s 3-day visual arts, design and crafts festival (between Main Street and Victoria Drive, north of 1st Avenue).

During the festival visitors tour the studios of talented painters, jewelers, sculptors, furniture makers, weavers, potters, printmakers, photographers, glassblowers…and, again this year, our studio -where we design all our dresses too.

We will be open that whole weekend for shopping. Please feel free to come browse, meet our designer and check out how we create our dresses right here in Vancouver!


Hope to see you here!



XOX Cherry Velvet



New Cherry Velvet Video & Contest!

Take a peak at Cherry Velvet‘s newest Summer 2013 dresses! Shot in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia at Pin-up Perfection Photography’s new studio location. Featuring the gorgeous plus size model Elly Mayday in our fun and flirty Brigitte and Marilyn dresses (available in sizes XS to 3X).

If you haven’t already liked us on Facebook…you definitely should!  Right now we are doing our very first contest….


Check out our Facebook page (Cherry Velvet Plus) for details.  Winner will be chosen at random once we reach 150 shares or on the first day of summer, June 21st … which ever comes first.

Good luck!

xox Cherry Velvet


Spring is just around the corner…

I’ve never been good with surprises.  That’s probably why I am having such a hard time keeping our Cherry Velvet Spring collection under wraps!  Last night we had a fabulous photo shoot and I am dying to talk about.



We had the super talented Chevvy Piston and Stevie Lix at our design studio transforming our already stunning models into sexy pin up princesses.  They sculpted our models’ hair into masterpieces and the make-up was to die for.  I’ve always been a sucker for big red lips and fake eye lashes!

Chevvy Piston working her magic.
Chevvy Piston working her magic.
The talented Stevie Lix in her element.
The talented Stevie Lix.










Pin up models Ruby Roxx, Elly Mayday, Miss Lucky Dee and Genesis Hiles all looked super glamorous in our Cherry Velvet designs.  We couldn’t be happier with how lovely and professional these ladies were.

[left-right] Miss Lucky Dee, Ruby Roxx, Elly Mayday & Genesis Hiles
MUAH – Chevvy Piston & Stevie Lix
Pin-up Perfection Photography
If you’re a dedicated Cherry Velvet follower, you may recognize model Genesis Hiles who is our very own pattern maker and Miss Lucky Dee (aka Danielle Keil) who is now our Sales & Marketing Coordinator.

Genesis Hiles – pattern maker and model extraordinaire!
Genesis Hiles – pattern maker and model extraordinaire!

As usual, gifted photographer Shimona Henry from Pin-up Perfection Photography made magic happen.  We love working with her because she is so committed to her work and highly detail oriented.  She simply never disappoints!

Lastly, I want to give a big shout out to Save on Meats!  This location had the perfect amount of fifties nostalgia and the burgers & shakes were delicious.


I can barely wait to share our Cherry Velvet Spring collection with all of you!  You’re going to love it!!

Check our blog next week to learn more about Ruby Roxx, Elly Mayday, Miss Lucky Dee and Genesis Hiles. 

Are you dying to ask these ladies a question?  Comment below and I’ll be sure to include it in my interview questions.

xox Cherry Velvet   

Psst! Did you get the Newsflash?

Spring has officially arrived, and what better way to celebrate than with a sale! This weekend we’re opening our doors and welcoming YOU into our Railtown studio.  Come  visit us for a shopping party where you can take advantage of a great sale on all NEW SPRING 2012 DIANE KENNEDY and select CHERRY VELVET styles, as well as additional discounts on all Diane Kennedy sale items. Drop by to peruse the collections, meet the designer,  and pick up a little something special for Spring! (And by the way, twirling around in our dresses and crinolines is highly encouraged!!)
Can’t make it to our studio? No problem, we’ve included you too! We are also offering the same great discount off of everything (Diane Kennedy and Cherry Velvet) on the online store
Be sure to save the dates!
IN OUR STUDIO (#301-343 Railway Street, Vancouver BC, V6A 1A4)
Friday, April 13: 2:00pm to 7:00pm
to Saturday, April 14: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, April 13: 12:00am PST
to Thursday, April 20: 11:59pm PST


This is an exclusive sale, for full details on all discounts, and to access the coupon code for our online store, please send us a message on facebook, or contact us by email ( We hope to see you in the studio, or in the virtual world!

xx Cherry Velvet