Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Company Magazine, July 2009

It's been a pretty constant year for us with the press, and this entry into Company Magazine's travel city spy guide is great especially as it has are very own Karen Orme in it to! (see pics) Nice

Recycled Scarves!! summer 2009

Once again we have the pleasure of a new placement design student in our studio. Her name is Suzi and things are going well so far and we are pleased to welcome her into the Godiva team. Her brief so far was recycling vintage scarves into accessories and check out these hairpins and brooches! Selling at £9.50 these creation will brighten up and add some individuality to any outfit.

Monday, 8 June 2009

OPPS! have done it again!

OPPS have done it again! Independent designer Emily Bosence has not had time to draw breathe since exploding onto the scene since last year. Her mixing and mash up of traditional tweeds and jersey with bright African prints and vintage fabrics have been huge success in Godiva so far and her new summer range of easy to wear short and long jumpsuits are a real treat and great for that summer festival, along with silk kaftan style cowel cape  and mini reversible jackets. This stunning new collection has just been hung out on our rails and I can't imagine them hanging around for long! 

Friday, 5 June 2009


When it comes to quirky offbeat recycling I thought I had seen it all until this morning when in walks Hao Chen. Stating she creates her pieces just for the love of it and uses things she finds on her travels. From rocking horses, spaceships, to glass slippers, I don't think there is anything this new designer won't use. You can be guaranteed that each pieces has been hand made with creative love and is a one off original!!! This range is truely unique, fun and it's definitely cheered up my Friday.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Back in the early days Godiva we concentrated on this kind of recycling of vintage clothing before progressing onto the independent designer labels it's a joy to be reminded of what a little stitch, tuc and embellishment here and there can breathe new life into old clothes. This new designer to the scene, appropriately called "Love me Again", does just that, putting her creative skills and love into recycling and reworking vintage garments into genius, wearable and inexpensive clothing. Now is store for the summer.