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  • Party-Perfect Looks

    Published Dec 13 2018 in Holidays, Party Dress, Shrug

    We’ve created a fabulously festive collection that comes in both regular and plus sizes, so you can sashay your way through the season with style and sass!

    Shrugs Two Ways

    Did you know that our shrugs can be worn two ways? Make a sweet bow in front, or, if you want to show off a fabulous necklace, tie it behind the neck to create a keyhole at the back.


    Norma’s Ready to Party

    One of our customers’ favourite styles is the Norma – the vintage inspired cut is so very flattering! It slims your waistline, highlights your assets, and of course, has pockets.

    Our Silver Filigree has all the glitter a girl could ask for, in an ornate yet timeless pattern. This show-stopper has a black background, so your favourite black heels are all you need for a cocktail-ready outfit.


    For show-stopping style, 24K Gold is a sure bet. The gleaming gold fabric is incredibly striking, and is accented by black flecks that coordinate this dazzler with that fancy black purse you save for special nights out.


    Sometimes, you want to be that splash of colour in the room of full of black dresses. The Norma in Garnet Shantung is the ideal choice when you’re looking for a jewel-toned stunner to make you feel festive.


    Classic Styles with Shimmer

    Our Lana dress also comes in several party-ready fabrics. If you’re looking for that classic little black dress with just a little something extra, the Lana in Black Shimmer has a dusting of fairy-like sparkle. Keep it subtle with simple accessories, or pair it with colourful shoes and a fabulous necklace to create a look that’s uniquely your own.


    Our Dita dress can also help you create the outfit of choice for your night out. The stars shine in pure white and gleaming gold on this whimsical pattern. Originally inspired by a dress worn by Dita Von Teese herself, this pinup style features unique seaming details and a full skirt with front box pleat.


    Whatever your party look, we’ve love to see you all dolled up! Tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter so we can see how gorgeous we helped you look.

    XOX Cherry Velvet

  • The Spiced Cherry Sizzle - Cocktail Recipe

    Published Dec 11 2018 in Cocktail, Drinks, Holidays, Recipe

    A couple Christmases ago, our office mixologist, Logan, created this delightful cocktail and we just had to share it with you all again. We think it's the perfect holiday drink with all the sass & class that everyone expects from Cherry Velvet.

    The Spiced Cherry Sizzle - 1

    Ingredients:

    • 1oz Vodka 1/3oz Fireball (Cinnamon Whisky)
    • 1oz Cherry Brandy
    • 1/3oz Maraschino Cherry Syrup
    • 2oz Club Soda
    • 1x Maraschino Cherry (as garnish)

    The Spiced Cherry Sizzle - 2

    Required glassware/tools:

    • Champagne Saucer (sub for martini glass)
    • Cocktail Shaker with Strainer Shot Glass (for measuring)
    • Metal Garnish Skewer (mini sword)
    • Crushed Ice

    The Spiced Cherry Sizzle - 3

    Directions:

    1. Combine Vodka, Fireball and Crushed Ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake until cold (5-8 seconds).
    2. Strain mixture into glass.
    3. Combine Cherry Brandy and Maraschino Cherry Syrup into the shaker (no ice). Swirl to combine (5-8 seconds).
    4. Pour mixture (slowly) into a glass.
    5. Top with Club Soda.
    6. Garnish with a skewered Maraschino Cherry.

    The Spiced Cherry Sizzle - 4

    We hope you enjoy it...we sure did! 

    XOX Cherry Velvet

  • New Dresses - Meet Stacy and Minerva

    Published Dec 05 2018 in New Arrivals, New Dress

    It’s always exciting when we introduce a new style to the Cherry Velvet collection, and we’ve got some lovely additions that we’re eager to share!

    First, meet Stacy. You asked for dresses the cover your arms and we listened; this office-ready dress has three-quarter sleeves. The chevron design at the waist draws attention to your narrowest part, and the neckline is an elongating V, making Stacy extremely flattering and versatile. Like all our Cherry Velvet favourites, Stacy has pockets, and her full skirt has excellent twirl-ability. She’s making her grand entrance in a stunning scarlet and regal purple.


    We’re also added Minerva to the collection. If you love the Norma, the Minerva will also win your heart. The tucked bodice and a-line skirt are very similar, but we’ve added a sweet pointed collar and cap sleeves.

    The Minerva was designed to accommodate large prints that we fell in love with, but that might not work on an entire dress. Fantastic Beasts is a perfect example – these magnificent unicorns, with their gold accents, are well-balanced on the skirt, while the bodice of this design is basic black. We love the two-piece look with one-piece convenience. And we’ve got unicorns! We have a feeling that this one will sell quickly, so don’t wait to order this magical style.


    We also made the Minerva in an all-over pattern. In a classic red tartan, this pretty dress is a perfect choice for Christmas, but has year-round potential. It’s completely work-appropriate, and you can add a cardigan and boots for a more casual look.


    We want to find fabrics and styles that our customers will get excited about, and that you’ll love wearing – let us know what you think of our newest additions, and what you’d like to see in future collections!

    XOX Cherry Velvet

  • Giving Great Gifts

    Published Nov 22 2018 in gift

    ‘Tis the season... to stress about finding that certain something for every special someone! Fear not, because Cherry Velvet is here to help.

    Gift Certificates – Always a Fit

    Very few can resist the joy of shopping! Cherry Velvet would be delighted to create a voucher in whatever denomination works for your budget. That way, your daughter can pick out exactly what she wants either online or at our studio, and you don’t have to worry about sizing or returns.

    Barefoot Venus – Bath and Body Bliss

    We’ve recently added Barefoot Venus to the Cherry Velvet family. These deliciously-scented skin care products are made by three beautiful BC sisters, and their gorgeous package design makes them extremely gift-worthy. Say thanks to a teacher or coach, or keep a set on hand for when you get that unexpected dinner invite – any hostess would be delighted with a treat from Barefoot Venus!

    Retro Jewelry – Bling for the Win

    When you see our dresses via our website, on social media, or in an email, you’ll notice that our models are often wearing lovely necklaces and earrings. We love the retro-style pieces made right here in Vancouver by Mirror Mirror Bijoux, and we think they’re a perfect match for Cherry Velvet’s vintage-inspired look. That’s why we sell this jewelry on our website. Choose a special piece for your mom and watch her eyes sparkle when she opens the box!

    Erstwilder Brooches – Unique and Sweet

    Brooches add wonderful whimsy to plain cardigans and jackets, and Erstwilder makes delightful designs in bright resin. The charm and personality of these pieces makes each one a wonderful gift, and they come boxed with custom stories. Whether your sister loves cowboy boots, fairies, or cherry blossoms, an Erstwilder brooch could be the present with just the right personal touch.

    Men's Shirts – Style for Your Guy

    Don't forget that Cherry Velvet has an exclusive collection of men's wear. Funky fabrics in a classic fit make these button-ups anything but ordinary. Tell your husband to prepare for compliments when he wears one of these great garments!

    Dresses... as Gifts?

    Buying clothing as a present can be a bit of a gamble, but if you have a devoted Cherry Velvet fan in your life, you might be able to limit the risk factor. We stock favourite styles in many fabulous fabrics, and we’re happy to look into a customer’s ordering history to help you with a surprise. For example, if we can figure out that your bestie has a Norma dress in 0X, and you know that she loves red roses, then buying her the Norma in Midnight Beauty could be the best gift ever!

    Shipping and Wrapping – Finishing Touches

    Let us know if you’re purchasing an item as a gift and you’d like it sent directly to the recipient. We’ll exclude the invoice from the packaging, and do what we can to make the packaging special.

    We hope everyone’s holiday season is off to a sensational start. As always, get in touch with us via email or social media if we can help with any order!

    XOX Cherry Velvet

  • Barefoot Venus Bath & Body Joins the Cherry Velvet Line-up

    Published Nov 09 2018 in Barefoot Venus, bath & body, gift

    We’re excited to bring Canadian-made skin care to our website and showroom: please join us in welcoming Barefoot Venus to the Cherry Velvet world!

    If you’ve been to our Studio Shop, you may have used the divine-smelling hand soap in our washroom or noticed its gorgeous vintage-themed packaging. Well, it’s made by Barefoot Venus, and we loved their products and philosophy so much that we wanted to give our customers the opportunity to discover and enjoy it.

    Barefoot Venus crafts bath and body indulgences in Kelowna, BC, Canada. There’s a lot to appreciate about this company. First of all, as proud Canadians, we look for ways to support others who make their products in our home and native land. We’re all about women supporting women, and Barefoot Venus is run by three lovely sisters. We also are very aware of what we put on our skin, and this skin care uses natural ingredients – no paraben, propylene glycol, or synthetic colours. These soaps and lotions smell and feel wonderful, and are beautifully packaged with colourful graphics that speak to our retro-inspired souls.

    We’ll be selling a variety of gift sets on our website, with other delights available in our studio. With scents like Maple Blondie, Coconut Kiss, and Ruby Red, these treats are perfect holiday presents and stocking stuffers. Keep one on hand this December, just in case you suddenly need a hostess gift! Of course, we all need to practice a little self-care around Christmas, so why not indulge yourself with some Canadian-made bath and body bliss?

    XOX Cherry Velvet