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The seasons have changed. If you're in the northern hemisphere like us, the breeze has just started getting cooler, and the smell of pumpkin spice permeates the air. Even if this is not your favourite time of year, there is a special type of joy in seasonal wear that really shines when Fall begins!
Whether you express your spooky style year-round, or you wait until now to let your inner ghoul out... We have the perfect looks for you to make the most out of Halloween! From the most subtle to the most fun, here's our spooky selection for you:
Walk through the eerie gates of a haunted house in our elegant Norma in "Haunted Manor" (only size L left)
Featuring sugar skulls in a subtle pattern, the Elizabeth in "Graceful Dead" is perfect for the Halloween season all the way to Dia De Los Muertos! (only L and 1X sizes left)
This classic print is based on an actual vintage fabric, and with its pink roses and delicate spiderwebs is just the perfect style for a bombshell Halloween look! Try the Chrissy in "Spinderella"
Dinosaur skeletons are still skeletons! These super special fossilized bones will be the star of any Halloween party when they glow in the dark on your Marie in "Dino Might"
Or you may prefer a romantic, gothic style straight from the crypts? Rock & roll with the skulls from the Marie in "Roses Are Dead"
Take a walk through a haunted forest where you just feel like you're being watched... Because you are! Dozens of cute (but spooky) owls have their golden eyes on you on the Marie in "Hoot's Watching"
In need of a perfect dress for casting spells? Feel the magic fly right off the shimmering, starry fabric of our Dita in "Golden Galaxy"!
Colour is key! For a very subtle Halloween look or a simple base for your best accessories, get our super flattering dress with 3/4 sleeves, the Stacy in "Deep Purple". Or, for a glamorous, brilliant black base that will perfectly accent any horror and special effects make-up looks or pointy hats, try the Lana in "Black Shimmer"
And last but most definitely not least, layer this most magical, ethereal, flowy cape-shrug hybrid over your dress, and you will have additional warmth and flair with the Claire Capelet!
Fashion has the power of bringing joy to our everyday experiences. We hope we've inspired you to have fun with fashion this Halloween season, and given you many outfit ideas with our dresses!
Please share your spooky outfits with us! Send them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on your posts @cherry_velvety #cherryvelvet. We love seeing and sharing your photos!
XOX Cherry Velvet
On October 4th and 5th this year, we hosted an event at our Vancouver studio, called "Halloween is Brewing".
Although it was quite a bit earlier in the month than these celebrations would usually be, we figured it would be a fun opportunity to get in the spirit of the season and shop for themed outfits. After all, for those who wait for this holiday all year, it's never too early to spook things up!
We decorated our whole studio with bats, spiders, monsters, and all things ghastly. Our dress forms were beheaded and bloody just for the occasion. Upon arrival, we had a special spot for all our flying guests to park their brooms. Diane's inspiration truly came through on our (perhaps intoxicated from too much of that "brew") witch splattered in a corner.
And so many hilarious captions were made for this by some of you!
We also had Kelly, the Booze Witch with her flavour enhancers for sampling. These interesting elixirs and shrubs are made with vinegar and unique flavours such as Elderflower and Strawberry Black Pepper. Just a few drops of these delicious concoctions will add amazing flavour to beverages, seasonings, and of course, cocktails!
Logan, our photographer, set up an eerie scene with a moonlit path and gate backdrop. He expertly positioned a light from the back, so the glow was as ethereal as it was actually real.
We were also equipped with a smoke machine, for that extra freaky foggy effect that made you feel lost in the woods on a cold October night - just like Halloween should be!
Standing in front of this set, it seemed anyone would be inspired to give out a cackle or two...
As seen on the left, some may have really, really enjoyed the smoke.
It was so much fun to see our customers come and have a great time at our ghastly studio, taking photos in our Halloween dresses and props. I think we can say we successfully stepped right into the spirit(s).
Please enjoy these pictures, and if you still need your freaky frock for the spooky season - pay us a visit this week. Our studio is still decorated (although no photo area anymore, unfortunately) and we have a selection of Halloween dresses on sale - also available online!
Thank you all who joined and hope to see you at our next Studio Shop this weekend!
Friday, October 18th - 2pm to 7pm
Saturday, October 19th - 11am to 5pm
1635 Powell St. Vancouver, BC (Free parking by the Flag Shop or right out front)🚗
XOX Cherry Velvet