We had so much fun putting outfits together with our retro dresses, we did it again! This time we wanted to show you classic vintage styling plus a few more alternative looks. Barb, our Client Relations Specialist, was the model; great job, Barb! That’s what style is all about, taking an outfit and really injecting your own personality into it.
We choose an Olivia Dress in Harvest Bloom; so appropriate to the season. It was such a beautiful autumn day, we went to a park in full fall foliage called Momiji Gardens. Why stay indoors when you can work outside?
Every day is a Retro day!
Barb loves to wear boots and tights with her dresses. How about these amazing vintage plaid Doc Marten Boots?! Take chances—plaids and florals can look amazing together. Erstwilder Red Poodle Brooch, Lands End Cardigan
Classic Retro Evening
Add a pop of colour like this beautiful Vintage Chiffon Crinoline in Cinnamon Hearts and lil’ sparkle from some retro jewelry and voila! You’re ready for a dinner date. Cotton tights (from Cherry Velvet, coming soon to our online shop) Miz Mooz Shoes.
Maybe you’re the lead singer of a band (like Barb) or going to a funky event like a burlesque show… What to wear? Layering a corset over your dress is a great way to add alternate style to your dress. Barb’s wearing her own hat, shrug and boots with a Lace Embrace Corset and a Vintage Chiffon Crinoline in Black Licorice.
Every Spring season, a flurry of new makeup collections launch alongside the Designer collections at the Ready-to-Wear Fashion Runway Shows. After the dark and muted colours that dominate most Holiday and Winter Collections, Spring is the perfect time for brighter hues to emerge. This season’s makeup trends seem to have one thing in common: a cool feminine Pinky-Lavender hue, strategically placed on one facial feature that will really make you shine.
Lipstick and colour trends seem to go hand in hand. One of the most popular Spring beauty colours that have popped up everywhere is lavender. Colours like very blue-toned pinks or a light lavender, like the Studded Kiss Lipstick Collection by Kat Von D at Sephora, are a bold statement yet can be combined perfectly with a simple winged-eyeliner look. Purple and pinky eye shadows, and their tints and shades, were also all over the Spring 2015 runway shows. Either a simple shadow-y plum/purple hue on the lid or an all-over lavender mauve shade all around the eye.
Brighter shades of pinks are also popping up in eyeshadow palettes. Pink eye shadow gives a fresh look to the eyes and can be warm and youthful looking. If pink feels too bold, try layering pink eye shadow with a more lavender shade. When using a more bold shadow look on the eye, keep the lips more neutral by using a clear lip gloss or a nude-coloured lipstick.
While baby pink nails are always in style, this summer why not try lavender or bold purple nails for a bit of fun? It’s all about being feminine without being too showy. Nails done in Essie’s Nice is Nice offer a pretty alternative to a pink neutral and pair perfectly with Cherry Velvet new release dresses Brooke in Turquoise Medallion orRobin in Lime Dot. Add a perfectly winged cat-eye and a lavender lipstick for a fresh Spring look.
As much as we adore classic red, plums and coral shades, lavender makeup hues are a way to try something new! Which makeup looks are you going to try this Spring?
Many of us get our personal style cues from a variety of sources. Sometimes we are really aware of them and other times they are more subliminal. It can be as simple as liking an outfit from a scene in a movie, like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Or the style of a model or actress from years gone by; Katy Perry wore a look to the 2013 Grammy Awards that was heavily influenced by the style of Priscilla Presley in her Elvis days. It is fun to play with style influences. Sometimes our inspirations are more straightforward like a certain decade of influence, or other times more subtle, like wearing a lipstick colour that is out of our comfort zone. I find that many women have a certain style that they gravitate towards, however most of us don’t necessarily identify solely with one particular style.
Cherry Velvet designs are influenced by retro and vintage dresses but given a modern twist. While some Cherry Velvet customers are into pin-up styling, many are regular girls that don’t want to fuss with victory roll hairstyles and penciled brows. At times, you may dress that way as part of your personal style, but you probably dress other ways too. You don’t have to define your style as Pin-up to wear Cherry Velvet. Our dresses are meant to be worn in different ways for many occasions.
No matter what your personal style is, Cherry Velvet dresses are cut to accentuate your assets, and bring out a little bit of sexiness, in a gorgeous, fun, and elegant way. These dresses shouldn’t be sitting in your closet waiting for a special occasion or one-time wear! Our Spring Collection is perfect for any occasion that requires a pretty dress; you can throw a little cardigan over our Brigitte dress or a cute blazer over the Viola dress and wear them to the office. The Brooke dress is perfect for a romantic evening out for dinner or just heading out on the town with friends. The great thing about using style influences to create your own personal style story, is that you can pick and choose different looks and re-interpret them in a way that suits YOU!