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.


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.

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

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

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


A bit about Eva Tingley

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.

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

Kim Paints Her Kitchen in Cherry Velvet!

Here at Cherry Velvet, it’s our mission to design showstopping dresses. What better way for our dresses to be seen than on the host of a national talk show! Starting Monday, February 15, 2016, Cherry Velvet is pleased to announce that we will be providing the Season 3 wardrobe for the host of Kim’s Kitchen, Kim Hayden. “Kim’s Kitchen” is a Calgary-based half hour television show focused on real women talking about current events, food and much more.


As a TV personality and a community spirit, as well as a successful Real Estate Professional (and accredited home stager!), Kim exemplifies the ambition and moxie of a Cherry Velvet Girl. With a flair for retro-inspired fashion and already very familiar with our dresses, it was such a pleasure to be approached by her about collaborating on her show’s wardrobe.

We are absolutely delighted with how our dresses look on her in this recent photoshoot, a promotion for her upcoming season:

KimsKitchen_CherryVelvet_0018Kim is wearing The Doris & The Kate Dress

Kim is wearing The Chrissy & The Sabrina Dress
Kim & her crew have been busy as bees since Mid-January filming their 3rd season and we’re thrilled by the behind the scenes pictures they’ve been sharing.

Kim is wearing The Shelly in Jade Houndstooth

Kim is wearing The Aurora in Royal Blue Shantung

Kim is wearing The Sabrina in Black Dahlia

You can catch Kim’s Kitchen on Shaw Direct, Live Stream or YoutubeClick here for more information on air dates & rerun schedule.

Check out their season 3 promo below!

Be sure to check out Kim’s Kitchen on Monday, February 15!

XOX Cherry Velvet


Pin-up Beauty Secrets! (part 3)

Part 3 – Starring Stela Licina and Elly Mayday
Part 3 – Starring Stela Licina and Elly Mayday

Pin-Up Models Stela Licina & Elly Mayday are back to share more of their trade secrets.

Stela demonstrates how to properly apply and blend eye shadow and how create picture perfect brows:

Pin-up Beauty Secrets! (Part 3 – Eyes and Brows)

Some of the beauty products Stela mentions in Pin-up Beauty Secrets! (part 3)
Some of the beauty products Stela mentions in Pin-up Beauty Secrets! (part 3)
Stela Licina - model and artist
Stela Licina – model and artist










xox Cherry Velvet







Pin-up Beauty Secrets! (part 1)

Part 1 - Starring Stela Licina and Elly Mayday
Part 1 – Starring Stela Licina and Elly Mayday

Our talented Pin-Up Models Stela Licina and Elly Mayday share some trade secrets of their artistry.

Watch the beautiful duo, along with us, and learn some new tips:

Pin-up Beauty Secrets! (Part 1 – Hair and Make-Up)


Elly Mayday & Stela Licina wearing Cherry Velvet (style: 'Trudy', color: 'Chat Room')
Elly Mayday & Stela Licina wearing Cherry Velvet (style: ‘Trudy’, color: ‘Chat Room’)
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


Behind the Scenes with Elly Mayday!

We are so excited to debut our first ever video!  Take a behind the scenes look of Cherry Velvet’s latest Spring 2013 photo shoot. Shot in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia at Pin-up Perfection Photography’s new studio location. Featuring our fun, flirty dresses worn by the gorgeous plus size model Elly Mayday.

Click on the image below to be directed to our YouTube channel!  Enjoy!


Let us know what you think!

xox Cherry Velvet