Thursday, 29 October 2009

When Godiva met Biba

Last night us Godiva Girls went to a screening of the Independent film called Beyond Biba which can only be described as spending an hour in the company of of Barbara Hulanicki, the founder of one of the most iconic shops ever and one of my personal boutique icons. The film was more about here life after Biba that was cruelly ended in the 70's. Barbara now follows a passion for interior design, after the interior triumph that put Biba on the map, and works full time in Miami. It shows what ever you put your hand to you can do with great style and flare. The highlight of the night was that Barbara was actually there for a Q & A session afterwards and we had the pleasure of actually meeting and her and I spoke to her personally about running an independent store!! This has to be one of the highlights of of my life and I am still smiling. She was such a down to earth and beautiful lady and I was so pleased to get the chance to met her and to introduce her to Godiva. After I got a signature on one of the Godiva flyers I gave her one and she did insist she would be looking up the website soon. So I will keep you posted!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


still thinking of how to stand out from the Christmas crowd party season? with 3 new dress designs added to our already established and successful Made to Measure collection you will not fail to find that something special.
You know how it works; choose a design, choose a fabric, work with designer, add some quirks and have a dress made to fit just for you. Affordable couture has never been so cool and easy.
Here is a preview invite of the Made to Measure showcase we are hosting next Thursday 5th November.
Come along from 6pm and enjoy a drink with us!
Also showcasing Rowanjoy's new A/W collection as seen at the Noir fashion show earlier this month and new winter vintage in store, fashion lovers will be fashion fouls to miss this night.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Nostalgic nod to Melanie Griffith Working Girl

These now tea dresses were Maxi's but the clever sewers in the studio have been chopping, hemming and customising to create some top quality and edgy recycled vintage designs. Additionally this year I have brought in the late 80's early 90's pencil skirt! used to despise these hip hugger skirts but this year I am in love and they are flying out the door. Teamed with ankle boots and an 80's tee it's works and somewhat of a nostalgic nod to the look of Melanie Griffith in Working girl.

New A/W Vintage!!

Hello vintage lovers I bring good news!
I have spent the last day in vintage heaven as my new stock arrived from Europe and now the back room is bursting with the 70's & 80's!! Leather jackets, leather skinny ties, raincoats, leather boots, tea dresses, pencils skirts, 80's tees! I love vintage!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Lady Jukes- jack sparrow meets damien hirst?

Every few days like a child at Christmas I get excited when the postman, like Santa, delivers parcels full of design treats. Today was no exception when I opened up the latest instalment. Continuing on from the forever popular and brilliant Jukes & Proops label, I would like to introduce Lady Jukes, one half of the successful duo, who has branched off into her own tee designing. These are no ordinary tees. Skull pirates I've called them, a kind of Jack Sparrow meets Damien Hirst. With leather fringing, pearl, button and dimonte embellishments each tee has it's own unique character. 
A triumph for the new Lady Jukes I think. The would look great with pair of forever faithful skinny jeans or the still in fashion leggings from the summer. 

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


Back in May we did a really fun vintage shoot with models James and Abby from Edinburgh's Stolen Agency. Meghan Gibion the photographer, who I have loved doing the majority of my photoshoots with this year, has finally dropped off the the images. I am pleased with the results and in good time as we can advertise the half price vintage sale right now which is running until the end of this week only! So come grab an autumn/winter bargain while you can!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Student Press stuff

The new Autumn/Winter term has started for of those students out there. Godiva always gets a wee mention int he shopping guides so here is the latest press installment from The List. Once again the photo is the work of Meghan Gibion whom Godiva has done some great vintage photoshoots and this photo seems to be used over and over again. Well done Meghan!
Additionally there is a new independent art magazine from Edinburgh University, named Yeller Zine who have kindly featured Godiva as well, so I thought to give it a wee mention in the blog today. This is generally been all I have been able to achieved today - it's been one of those Mondays! left mobile at home, locked myself out of shop this afternoon! looking forward to Tuesday.x

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


Last year a lovely lady called Teressa Dowd came to me with a collection of jumpers that she had cleverly and creatively reworked from different wools, cashmere, silk prints. Her unique work sold out and I am very please to announced the returned of her now established label - CUT IT.
Here are a few preview photos of the new additions to the showroom. The one I am wearing in the photo I feel in love with instantly and just bought!