Wednesday, 25 May 2011

S/S11 Stolen Thunder

One of the best things about running Godiva sometimes is opening deliveries to discover wonderful workmanship and imagination that brings a smile!
British label Stolen Thunder have once again excelled themselves with their latest collection. There is definitely something for eveyone! Fans of Owls will not be let down by this adorable large pendant. Seafarers should not be at sea without one of these anchor brooches! also very this season with this year 'nautical' trend. The vintage inspired engraved roses are just delightful and full of Old English Rose glamour. And finally the tiny birdcage is a different cute version of the large Bridcage laret of last year 's collection.
I love Stolen Thunder and I know you will too and what is even better is thatnow all their wooden products are handemade from Bamboo, which makes them super eco-friendly! what more could you ask for.
All these can now be bought on the online store here and of course at the shop!
Treat yourself today! xx

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Charity Fashion show for The Sick Kids Foundation

This Thursday 26th May at The Green Room Hawke & Hunter, Godiva alongside some of the best independent shops in town will be showcasing latest collections at a Charity Fashion Show organised by Brightside Models . It's all in aid to raise money for a very good cause, The Sick Kids Friends Foundation. So get you tickets here or call the number on the flyer above and come down to for some fashion fun and support the sick kids foundations that help over 10,000 kids a year.
The clever people at the Brightside company has also created this promo teaser video,
check it out HERE

Do buy and ticket and come along it really is for a great cause!
Fleur xx

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Some of my favourite things..........

As you know Godiva prides itself on being an eclectic mix of independent designer talent. The showroom is currently experiencing a high turnover of different stock both vintage & designer, keeping the shop the freshest fashion spot in town. I decided to take some pics of some of my favourite things in store right now and to show the variety of pieces we have on offer.

Pic one: Rowanjoy's 'Tennis' Dress. This dress is part of her latest summer collection. A masterpiece and ever so pretty.
Pic two: Johari Mani Necklace. This necklace made from polished brass, is actually designed & created by the Kenyan women and community that the Johari foundation support. I love it, I love what Johari stand for and thi has been a top seller. You currently can not buy the necklace anywhere else.
Pic three: Rework'd Workshop Charm necklace. After the success of last year & Christmas this label took a wee break and is now back in action and creating not only necklaces, bracelets, cufflinks & earrings but a new ring design too.
Pic four: Vintage 'Faux' Croc bag. We have had a great selection of these faux animal bags and some real ones too. This is especially great not only because of its good condition but the strap is adjustable.
Pic five: Panther Brooch. Again we have had some really great vintage jewellery finds lately. It's really satisfying having a good source nowadays. We have a big eccentric range in store from animals, fruits, cameos, pearls to name but a few.

See you in the shop soon,
Fleur x

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Fashion Fundraiser! 25th May

It's been a while since I blogged! I have been very busy renovating a flat across the road from Godiva which I hope to be renting out to tourist who want some stylish city centre accomodation with castle views. Watch this space for some more news on that. So with this I have neglected my blog but have been meaning to give you the heads up on an event happening next Friday 25th May.
It's a fashion fundraiser involving pop up shops of independent boutique, high street shops, food, drink and a fashion show finale. This promises to be a fantastic fashion experience all in aid of raising money for St Mary's Primary & Nursery School.
This event has been created under the Art direction and production of the talented Model, Producer, creative Director and Mother Anna Freemantle. Godiva will be there hosting a boutique stalls. So do pop down for a different kind of Friday of Fashion fun.

Tickets can be purchased from the St Mary's Charity website

Doors open 3pm

Show starts at 6:30pm.

Fleur x

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Sunny & good times at the Grassmarket Festival

This bank holiday just past designer Rowanjoy and I decided to share a stall at the first ever Grassmarket festival. The day turned out to be really great and those who missed out on the 3 day event really did miss a lovely wee local treat. There was a small selection of stall though i think next year after the success this year there will be more.
We only did the Saturday and the sun shone all day making it very pleasant as we sipped our white wine spritzers and people watched. The Grassmarket was bustling with all sorts of folk it made for some excellent people watching! Reworkd Workshop and Little Sister Lucy, (pictured), two of the designers in the Godiva showroom also had their own stalls too.
The day was also made easy not only from the cheeky wines, some great customers and being in close proximity to Godiva, but also the stage in the middle of the all the stalls hosted a variety of performances. The Dancebase started things off by some ballroom dancing, the Tango in particular was really great. Then Avalanche Records store, a newcomer business to the Grassmarket traders has organised some local new and established Scottish bands to entertain the crowds for the rest of the day. Some of the younger bands I wasn't that into as they enthusiastically screamed into the microphone, sorry guys but am sure somebody appreciated it. However the day ended with a brilliant performance for a band I had heard of, but never actually listened to, called Burnt Island, (featured in last photo). Highly recommend giving these guys a listen.
I could not resist purchasing a wonderful polkadot shower cap from one of the stall, The Night Owl. I was absolutely delighted with it! I have in fact been on a long hunt for such a showercap for quite some time!
After the success of Saturday I wished I has signed up for Sunday. Well done to the organisers and I hope it becomes and permanent feature in the annual calender and more such like festivals are being planned in The Grassmarket....
Thanks to everyone who came to this one and got involved in making it a great day. x