Down The Rabbit Hole with Alice

Curiouser and curiouser…Everything’s turvy topsy at Cherry Velvet and the muchness of it is hard to ignore. We have a new arrival to the Cherry Velvet Tree, featuring splendiferously florid prints created by Tula Pinkan illustrator-cum-fabric designer from the sunny land of California.

Introducing Alice, our latest and most darling yet. By happenstance, on a very un-ordinary day, we caught Alice as she was falling down a rabbit hole (as she oftentimes did). We jumped at the chance to send her spinning in our direction and with great haste, she wasted no time in filling our wondrous world with brightly coloured foxes and chipmunks and parrots (goodness gracious!)

Now it’s your turn to see through Alice’s looking glass and into the realm of chimerical charm…


Alice sees everything polychromously; On several occasions in a day, she will find herself in a world of her own, all pink and floral, looking up at a turquoise sky. Matriculating with cheery chimpunks, all fuchsia-flushed.

3_DownTheRabbitHole_Alice_PinkChipperVeronica is wearing Alice in Pink Chipper

But in the blink of an eye, grayer becomes the sky! And Alice’s eyes spy shades of jade, changing the scenery to greenery!

5_DownTheRabbitHole_JadeChipperRuby is wearing Alice in Jade Chipper

And while most are working hard, spending their days with responsibility and chores, our little Alice spends her time laying in an aqua grove daydreaming. Today, she envisions napping foxes in sunset hues, among dainty blossoms nestled in between creeping branches of playful vines…

Alice_2_Fox_Front_MG_6047_2Ruby is wearing Alice in Fox Floral

…And she imagines regal games of croquet, while a sneaky Cheshire cat observes.



We hope you enjoyed this whimsical look at Alice; find her and many more magical, vintage & retro-inspired looks at Cherry Velvet.

And even though Alice often believes in as many as six impossible things by breakfast, she doesn’t believe in size exclusivity. And neither do we! Our line is all-inclusive and we carry all sizes from XS-3X!

View all the full size pics in this photoset here!

XOX Cherry Velvet

Look What Blue Into Town

Spring is here! And with the blue birds singing and the honey bees buzzing, life is blooming everywhere! Our friend, Laura, came into the studio recently and brought with her a new little bundle of joy; special delivery from the stork! With her & Sailor Mae’s beautiful blue eyes, we couldn’t resist putting her in some of our newest & bluest hues!


Our Chrissy is a fantastic choice for the busy missy (or mum!) because of its versatile look. With all the fixins’ of a classic Cherry Velvet dress (our famous pockets & full skirt, for example), The Chrissy’s mock wrap bodice is universally flattering and the V-neckline (with just a little peek of décolletage) is a happy medium between business sass & casual class.

For this Spring, we released Chrissy in 2 lovely blue-based prints, Navy Waves and Blue Roses.


Express your artistic side with our gorgeous Navy Waves Print, featuring a delicate pattern of light blue waves against a sea of Navy. It’s very reminiscent of Traditional Japanese Wave art.


Or freshen up your closet with a bouquet of delicate roses, against a picturesque blue sky. Such a lovely dress for a garden party!


With the approaching heat, we wanted to crank it up even more with our Robin in Blue Net. The straps are light but wide enough to cover those pesky bra straps. Coupled with the plunging neckline (and gathered front band), your decollete becomes the center of a darling bow. <3

Sun rays won’t be the only thing you’ll be catching, in this darling fishnet print! It’s the perfect sundress!


And as always, our dresses have accompanying crinolines! We suggest our Knee-length crinoline or our new deluxe Vintage Chiffon Crinoline (featuring 100 yards of ruched ruffle!) in Blueberry Ice Cream.

Blueberry Ice Cream Crins

It’s certainly hard to feel blue, when we’re surrounded by such lovely dresses!
We hope the puns didn’t make you blue in the face, either! 😉

XOX Cherry Velvet

Edgy Angelina

The Angelina Dress Blog

 Inspired by the sultry, Legs-For-Days actress, Angelina Jolie, The Angelina is designed with the average to taller frame in mind. Check out these  new edgy prints!

Angelina SkullsNRoses Group 2

Angelina Dear Butterfly

Featuring a twisted racer back and more natural waistline, this dress is ideal for those looking to flatter their average length or longer torso and / or taller stature. Many of our taller models have given us great feedback on the fit of this style. (Our model, Jennifer in Navy Ladybugs is 6 feet tall)

Angelina Dress Back

For the Spring, we’re bringing The Angelina back and we wanted to highlight 4 of our freshest new prints:

Angelina Dresses LineUp

Just like her namesake, this season’s Angelina can be a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll! Looking for something that evokes the rustic beauty of Spring? See it flourish on our new “Dear Butterfly” print. The sophisticated Stag sketches are offset by a lovely fluttering of pastel butterflies in blue, orange, pink and yellow.

We recommend our Blueberry Ice Cream Chiffon Crinoline or Knee-Length Marshmallow Crinoline to match the Dear Butterfly print. We don’t suggest a brighter coloured crinoline, as they may show under the white fabric.

Angelina Dear Butterfly Swatch

Or shake things up with our most edgy pattern yet. Tune into your inner Axl with this heavy metal print, aptly named “Skulls ‘n Roses“. The blue & violet roses add a touch of elegance against this overall bold look.

We recommend our Vintage Chiffon Blue Rasberry Crinoline for the Skulls ‘n Roses print.

Angelina Swatch SkullsNRoses

Need some luck? Find it in the optical illusion of our Mint Eden Angelina. Depending on your view, amidst this luxuriously intricate pattern you’ll find an exotic bird. Or by the fortune of Ganesh, you’ll find the head of this Indian Deity hidden like a charm. So unique!

We recommend our Knee-Length Mint Crinoline for The Mint Eden print.

Angelina Swatch Mint Eden

Last but certainly not least, step out like a lady in this cute as a bug print.  Featuring adorably retro ladybugs in a lovely mid-blue hue on a classic navy background. Finish it with the Blueberry Ice Cream Crinoline!

Angelina Swatch LadyBugs

Whether you pair them with a crinoline or wear them on their own, they are definitely a sight to behold.
We hope you’re as excited about them as we are!

XOX Cherry Velvet