Friday, 30 April 2010

Red Mutha Sweats

wit2woo wit2oo, woop woop, yo yo yo! Is the only way to describe Red Mutha's latest additions to there vast punk/rave eclectic range. These sweatshirts came in the other day and are flying out the door. At £30 for the printed range and £44 for the owls these sweats are definite value for money so get your rave on and get these while you can!

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Truely genius work from 'reworked workshop '- I am in love.

I thought I had seen it all when it comes to recycling bit and bobs to create one-off unique jewelery until 'reworked workshop' came through Godiva's door. Creator Amanda Stanford certainly has an eye for unwanted charms and bits that time forgot and skillfully placing them together to create pieces of art. I am amazed I have not seen something this genius before. It is now an absolute pleasure to stock and admire her work on sale now in the shop. Using bits of broken typwriter, old watches and various charms from silver birds, cats, to aeroplanes, trains and ever wonderful pieces of bric a brac you discovered at that parisian flea market and wondered what do to with it or thought one day you would. There is no need to bother now as 'reworked workshop' already have and to a very high standard.
Each piece is brilliantly crafted. From hairpins to badges, braclets and necklaces there is something for everyone. These photos really do not do this work justice so please pop in and check it out for yourself soon. xx

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Vintage Scarves with a Screenprint twist..........

There is no bounds to the talents of Miss Rowanjoy and here is another example of her hard work and creativity lately. These screen printed vintage scarves are a great accessory to Rowanjoy's latest screenprinted tees. The perfect gift and injection of individual style to any outfit! £10 each get the while you can. xx

Monday, 26 April 2010

The joy's of Rowanjoy new Spring/Summer collection now in store!

Check out the latest fantastic shoot that Rowanjoy has just completed with photographer Paul Marr. All these designs are now available in store! Perfect for that 2010 wedding. The Apollo skirt design is also now available as part of the Made to Measure range! what you waiting for.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Some good lookin' newcomers.........

Had a lovely surprise at the end of what can only be described as a typical dreich Scottish day! Hand made in Edinburgh these gorgeous liberty fabric bears are simply wonderful and have cheered me up no end. Give one of these bears a home today! Each one is made with love and in a one-off. Have a good weekend!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

New in store from Stolen Thunder

Look no further for that new accessory for this spring summer. Stolen Thunder Jewellery is hand crafted in England and has appeared in Look, Cosmopolitan,Bliss and Star. These wooden treats are the perfect gift. The collection has just come in today and after selling out in February I doubt these pieces will be in long. Here are a few pictures of the new wood brooches, necklaces and earrings.............
We plan to sell these also on the online store but you are welcome to order over the phone for now. Call Godiva on 01312219212.
Prices start at £12.50 upwards.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Reworking vintage ...........

One of my favourite things about Godiva is always the reworked vintage. I love recycling and it's where it all began for us here many years ago now. Susie in the studio has been working hard re-inventing some vintage dresses and here is what she did today......I think it's a great example of what we do here and how you can transform clothing. I especially like the bow detail on the belt of the skirt. Both on sale now in store for £30. x

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Some more Sublime show shots

being a bit of a cheat with the blog today and filling it with more photos from the Sublime show where we showcased Rowanjoy summer collection and some Laura Lees! Also wanted to add these as you can see Leslie's who owns Sublime Salon in the Grassmarket is a last minute panic! The show was the celebrate the birthday of the Salon. He is a fantastic hairdresser and highly recommend a visit to Sublime.

Friday, 9 April 2010


So we took part in the Sublime Fashion show last night. It went really well and had a great response, I was backstage dressing the girls, as were Totty Rocks who got involved in a bit of last minute hairdressing. Rowan took some shoots of the catwalk. The evening was a success but am regretting that last glass of champagne as my head hurts today! So here are some photos!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Sneak preview of Rowanjoy summer tees!

Lately the studio has been working overtime, especially designer Rowanjoy who has been non-stop on the machine in preparation for Alternative Fashion Week in London were she will be showcasing and selling her work. Godiva will also be reaping the benefits of stocking this work which come in the form of the summer tee. Here is a sneak preview of what is too come. Screen printed with her own design then embellished with vintage lace, swarovksi crystals and vintage fabrics each one as always is a unique design.
Perfect with jeans, cut of shorts or my personal favourite Rowan's new Apollo pencil skirt of which I already have one and plan for another as soon as she finds time to come out of the studio for air!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

ChouChou Couture

A couple of weeks ago we launched a whole room full of new designers in the front showroom of the shop and we now a fantastic range of great quality design and tailoring. One of these designers is Chouchou Couture. I met the designer Silvia a month or so ago about potential stocking of her label in Godiva and was instantly impressed by her enthusiasm and love for fashion and drive for her own label and its certainly shows in her work. We definitely share the same philosophy when it comes to fashion. It's refreshing to met her at this stage, when the recession has hit the country and peoples enthusiasm and drive are somewhat deflated.
Her great construction and use of high quality fabrics is definitely worth investment.
Her is what she says about her label:
"Chouchou Couture is an emerging, Glasgow based designer label. We create bespoke and limited release garments and accessories inspired by the same city girls that choose and layer our pieces. The S/S 2010 Collection has been created mixing elements of vintage Italian tailoring and the lifestyle of the U.S. West Coast. All garments and accessories have been handmade ethically in Rome using local cottons, silks and leathers".