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Friday, 15 December 2017

Try This Trend! Drop Waist Dresses

The Drop Waist Dress

Whether you're looking for something casual or classy the drop waist dress will always create the impression of effortless elegance and attitude. It first appeared on the fashion scene in the glamorous 1920s era, when flapper dresses were all the rage! As a rebellion against the restrictive clothing that came before it, the flapper dress embodied utter freedom with its contrasting loose-fit and daring  embellished detailing. 

Not only does the drop waist silhouette create the illusion of height, it also elongates the torso! Attention is naturally drawn to the neckline, so flapper girls would often make the most of this and show off lavish layers of beaded pendants and strings of pearl necklaces to emphasise the lengthy look! 

Get the look and check out our awesome art deco jewellery!

No wonder some many celebrities are dropping it like it's hot! 

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Friday, 3 November 2017

Guide To Surviving The Party Season In Style

 It might seem a little early but we think it helps to be a little prepared. Whatever your plans are this party season, we've got a few tips to help you steal the spotlight this year...

Plan A Killer Party Look

It's seriously time to throw out that tired LBD and plan a killer party outfit that'll knock the socks off everyone you know.  Preferably miles in advance so you're not struggling and rushing around that crucial week before the festivities begin...

Awesome Accessorising

Strapped for cash but want to make a statement? Easy, simply pop on a striking art deco accessory like this stylish sunburst necklace to add a dash of dazzle to your look.

Send Your Invites Out On Time

An essential part of planning any party is remembering to invite your guests, so our advice is don't leave it until the last minute. Being vintage enthusiasts we recommend going the whole hog and writing them out by hand.  A facebook group simply won't cut it in our book. 

Create The Ultimate Playlist

 Nothing gets you in the party mood, quite like a banging tune! Crank up the volume and put on all the cheesy classics to help pre-plan a showstopper. 

Have A Backup

When the moment comes, there's nothing worse than realising you've got the dress code of the evening totally wrong - after all who the heck knows what smart casual REALLY means! So we'd be prepared and cover both options. Don't worry there's plenty of smart, yet sassy styles on sale at RMV to save the day.  

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Friday, 22 September 2017

How to re-create Emma Stone's Oscar winning look!

We adore this modern take on the 1920s trend by the fabulous Emma Stone and want to embody it immediately this Autumn! Getting dolled up full on Gatsby style is not for everyone so if you love the vintage look but are too afraid to go the whole hog we think that this is a sleek alternative.  
Midi dresses are marvellous for this time of year too as they look uber glam and you can play the sophisticate  as well as remain cutely covered when the weather gets chilly. Emma has gone for a loose fitting black number with chic cut out detailing. Steal her style and bag our black crochet midi dress for a similar sassy vibe.  Next simply smooth your hair into gentle waves and don a retro ruby lip to channel your inner silver screen siren. 

Monday, 11 September 2017

Lights Camera Action!

With the new season set in full swing , we thought we'd share with you a behind the scenes snippet of our latest photo shoot to give you an inside scoop of what goes on behind closed doors at RMV! There is a lot of  dedication, time and downright fun that goes into our images, so gather round for a closer look. 

We were incredibly lucky to have access to the stunning Crescent Theatre in Birmingham which provided the perfect backdrop to showcase our fabulous new flapper dresses. 

And action!

There is no end to some of the absurd things we ask our models to recreate! We are lucky Charlotte is such a good sport. 

Strike a pose Paul :)

 Never leave props lying around Charlotte :D!

It's amazing the hidden treasures and locations you can find in a theatre. 

Working mum!

 Here's a sneaky peak at the new styles we have coming in soon ;) ...


Friday, 18 August 2017

New Season Styles

Most of us are mourning the loss of the hot weather as the Summer comes to a close but here at RMV we are well and truly looking forward to next season! From vibrant colours and sequins to bold stripes there will be no shortage of style this Autumn/Winter.
Fancy injecting some class into your closet? Style a statement midi dress  with some killer heels for a strong statement look. After all there is no better style staple than the midi dress to keep you cutely covered when the temperature drops. We'd pair with bold accessories to add a pop of colour to the ensemble and team with glitzy metallic jewellery to keep things fresh. 


Friday, 11 August 2017

Gatsby Glamour

The ultra-glamorous roaring twenties trend is having a revival and seeing its way onto the red carpet. After all, nothing screams glamour quite like the Great Gatsby! From striking, art deco designs to overstated bejewelled ball gowns this glitzy trend is certainly a firm fashion favourite.

Channel this lavish look and invest in a fabulous flapper or striking embellished dress such as our Silver Gatsby Dress or our 1930s Beaded Maxi Dress. When our day to day life can seem so dressed down, it 's refreshing to really doll up for a special occasion and go to town with sparkles, sequins and glitter! Elegant yet extravagant this trend will certainly get you noticed. 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Road-Tested Summer Styles!

Our glamorous bloggers have road-tested our retro favourites to help you get Summer style sussed! From pop art prints  to elegant evening dresses these girls certainly know how to put an awesome outfit together. We're loving how an art deco accessory or simple pop of jewellery can totally change the tone of an dress.  Goldy Loxx has gone in for  full-on pinup girl perfection in her parrot prom dress, straw hat and statement flower headpiece, whilst Abby from Abbyeautiful blog has gone for a more modern approach and styled with lusciously large locks and a slick of lippy. Emma from Fashion Mummy blog shows us how to pair pastels without going overboard whilst blogger Laura from Five Little Doves dons this playful printed dress for a family day trip out. Like what you see? 

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