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  • Happy Holidays!

    Published Dec 21 2018 in Dress, Holidays

    Here at Cherry Velvet, we’re really proud of what we do.

    It’s so rewarding to see a customer’s face when the fit is just right, and the colour and pattern help create a new favourite look. We love seeing pictures on social media and hearing stories about how gorgeous we helped you look and feel. There’s also a lot of satisfaction that comes from knowing that we’re supporting the local economy by having our dresses sewn here in Vancouver, and from purchasing accessories and bath products from other BC small businesses.

    We couldn’t do it without you, our wonderful, unique, beautiful customers. Your support and business means the world to us. We want to thank all of you who tell the world much you love Cherry Velvet; every tag on Facebook or Instagram, every forwarded email, and every business card you pull out of your handy dress pockets is extremely appreciated.

    Whichever holiday you celebrate, we hope this season brings you much joy and laughter. May your December days be filled with friends, family, and fun – and we wish you all the best for 2019 and beyond!

    XOX Cherry Velvet

  • 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