20% Happy Easter discount

Happy Easter from V&V! Celebrate with a 20% discount from Good Friday – Easter Monday. Email vandvpress@btinternet.com with your requests (including sizes) and I will process your order, with discount applied.easter

Sixties influences on Spring 2013

Tom Ford’s Spring collection references ’60’s fashion in a less Edie/bohemian way and a more sophisticated, Hitchcock sense: styled, taut and cool. With recent cinematic interest in the director in the form of “Hitchcock”, released last month, and “The Girl” in December, small wonder style pundits and designers alike have taken inspiration from the Hitchcock blondes, with their glacial beauty and immaculate dress sense. Get the look with our Cymbelline blouse: its dainty peter pan collar and butter-wouldn’t -melt sheer soft lilac scream femme fatale like nothing else! Platinum hair optional, of course.vpua0LWAmHiJRtROVqzunjMoHGnmsoZy35TF_pVf374

Swinging Sixties, 21st Century style.

In celebration of the release of our very Twiggy-like “Cymbelline” dress and blouse, we are turning to the 1960’s and creating a glorious technicoloured spring 2013.
Hints of ’60’s past can be revisited in myriad ways: bright pop pieces with bold colouring (more of that next week!) a la Moschino; graphic and op-art prints in monochromic contrast worn mod style – thank you Michael Kors – and Marc Jacobs’ tone setting Edie Sedgwick inspired spring collection with a black and white t-shirt worn over hotpants with a platinum bob.
A-line mini’s are also relevant this spring and continue the vibe into summer. Our Cymbelline dress (pictured) is key to the ’60’s trend, being both A-line and short in design.9tjmz-tW3Wxz7feYzawJtpUpLWP6AoF_nleDwe_wQWk

A Flash of Neon – latest V&V Newsletter

 

A Flash of NeonNeon tends to conjure up garish flashes of Eighties past. The decade was, after all, best known for its all out colour, specifically head to toe neon. Fast forward three decades to Spring 2013, where we now offset nineties minimalism with subtle rays of neon. Perfect for adding a frisson of colour to the current monochrome trend: striking black and white counterbalanced with a happy flash of youth. Pastels fare just as well and will happily sit with a hint of neon. The point is to create a subtle glow of colour against a muted background, and can be found in virtually any fashion medium. Neon necklaces (ours was an H&M Brixton version), rings, earings, bags will all create the same effect. If you reference early ’90’s Corinne Day laced with Bananarama you’re on the right track.

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